NASA's Curiosity Rover Finds Essential Ingredients... →
by Ryan Grenoble, Huffington Post This, of course, is a developing story.
The asteroid packed a huge punch, the power of 20 Hiroshima bombs. It was a...– Michio Kaku - Asteroid Apocalypse? Why Scientists Worry About 2036’s ‘Planet Buster’ I was unaware of the fact that it was so large and that it would have been such a problem if it would have struck ground. Fascinating. (via therecipe)
It was an amazing spectacle, a rapid succession of giant asteroids blazing...– Michio Kaku - Asteroid Apocalypse? Why Scientists Worry About 2036’s ‘Planet Buster’
Updates on Russian Meteor Shower
thepoliticalfreakshow: At least 400 people have been injured after a meteor shower over central Russia blew out windows, interior ministry sources say. Brightly burning rocks could be seen for hundreds of kilometres as they crashed into the Ural region - BBC News As many as 950 people seek medical assistance after meteorite fragments fall in central Russia - @ria_novosti Russian Emergency...
Mars Curiosity Rover Panorama!
kikkacat asked: is that photo ohl of our galaxy to scale? because the size of the sun left me flabbergasted! i had always imagined the sun as waaaaay bigger than all the planets.
How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean.– Arthur C. Clarke, author
I know that last post about a possible habitable planet isn’t solar system related but you know, amazing news such as the higgs boson being detected, Curiosity landing on Mars (in bad ass fashion!), and any news about H20 or possible life, is a MUST BLOG. Hope you don’t mind. - Keep looking up.
What do you guys think Curiosity might have found?
Not only are we in the universe, the universe is in us. I don’t know of any...– Neil deGrasse Tyson (via jackthestripperfairieswearboots)
Michio Kaku, the theoretical physicist, made an atom smasher in his garage when he was in high school. Man, what in the heck was I doing in high school? Not this. Certainly not this. I barely knew what an atom was, that’s for sure. “I asked my mother for permission to build a 2.3-million electron volt particle accelerator in the garage. She was a bit startled but gave me the...
jtotheizzoe: That’s the official distance from the Earth to the Sun, as recently announced by the International Astronomical Union. Why pick a specific value when the Earth revolves in an elliptical path and the Sun is losing mass over time? Because scientific calculations from relativity to orbital predictions rely on having an accepted constant. The last time the number was revised was 1976,...
Remember, we are here thanks to supernovas!
If you are feeling down today, this simple fact will surely cheer you up: Except for hydrogen and helium, all the atoms in our bodies, our planet, and our solar system were created more than 5 billion years ago in exploding stars. - Keep looking up.
NASA - Curiosity Rover Lands on Mars →
rhamphotheca: Latest Mission updates and real time footage Its approximately 352 million mile (567 million kilometer), 36-week journey from Earth nearly complete, NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft and its Curiosity rover are “all systems go” for touchdown in Mars’… GO NOW GO NOW GO NOW!!! http://NASA.gov/Mars
Ships & Dodecahedrons: Does anyone ever stop to... →
thescienceofreality: bouncingdodecahedrons: I mean… We engineered this incredible piece of technology to great precision, with state-of-the-art robotics and scientific instruments. We put the thing, unmanned, on top of a giant tube of highly combustible fuel, which itself is a marvel of engineering and power, and shot it out of the atmosphere and toward a tiny point of light millions of...
Curious Where To Watch Curiosity? →
jtotheizzoe: Check out NASA TV’s online coverage starting a little later this evening (8:30 PM Pacific). They’ll have briefings and up-to-the minute coverage Phil Plait (the Bad Astronomer) will be doing a live Google+ Hangout with a few other space folks starting at 8:00 PM Pacific. Always smart stuff from Phil. The Radiolab guys will have their own Google+ Hangout going on too starting about...
Where will we find life first?
Where do you think alien life is most probable in our solar system? Remember, everywhere we look on Earth - we find life. Mars? Enceladus? Titan? Io? Europa? All of the above? Somewhere else entirely? Reblog, reply or submit your answer. I’ll make a post commenting and responding to all of the replies when I have a sufficient amount.
yourfellowclassmate asked: Will you be posting anything about the Perseid shower that's coming up?
Have any solar system questions?
Have any questions regarding the universe in general? Have any recommendations? Off topic questions? Any and all inquiry is wanted and appreciated.