Posts tagged with ‘outer space

If the Moon were only 1 pixel…a humbling map of the Solar System

Be prepared for a whole hell of a lot of scrolling. This map is pretty awesome in the sense that it really puts perspective on just how much distance there is between us and basically everything in just our small corner of the Milky Way.

Here’s the map

Saturday morning cartoons: “JohnnyExpress”

The amusing adventures of the laziest guy in outer space.

North Korea’s year old space agency has a new logo. Yes, it’s called NADA, as in “What are the chances of North Korea ever having a real space program?”
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North Korea’s year old space agency has a new logo. Yes, it’s called NADA, as in “What are the chances of North Korea ever having a real space program?”

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This is a photo of the coldest known spot in the universe
The bluish background is what the nebula looks like in visible light. But the red shape, seen by the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) observatory in Chile, is new to astronomers. It’s the cold molecular gas that is expanding from the nebula’s central dying star. And it’s -273C, just one degree above absolute zero.
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This is a photo of the coldest known spot in the universe

The bluish background is what the nebula looks like in visible light. But the red shape, seen by the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) observatory in Chile, is new to astronomers. It’s the cold molecular gas that is expanding from the nebula’s central dying star. And it’s -273C, just one degree above absolute zero.

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Jellyfish born and raised in space have trouble swimming on Earth

All creatures on Earth have developed tiny biological mechanisms particular to life on this planet. For jellyfish, they’ve got tiny crystals in their body that sense gravity to tell them which way is up. Without an “up” in space, these structures don’t develop and when these space-bred jellyfish get back to Earth, they have problems navigating through the water.

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Interstellar gases make impossible chemical reactions possible via quantum tunneling

The deeper we peer into the workings of the universe, the weirder things get. For example, it turns out that chemical reactions in the cold depths of space happen on a regular basis, even with almost detectable energy to cause them to happen. And that’s where quantum tunneling comes into play…

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield shows what it looks like when you wring out a washcloth in space

Proving again that everything in space is a zillion times cooler.

Astronaut Chris Hadfield demonstrates what it looks like when you cry in space

If you’re up in space and the view through the window is just too beautiful for your heart to contain, you may tear up a little. But tearing up on Earth and crying in space are two very different things.

And now, here’s a water balloon exploding in zero gravity
Aren’t you glad we have astronauts like Don Petit? Besides posting some of the most remarkable photos taken from space, he makes videos to explain some of humanity’s most pressing questions.
Including, what actually happens when a balloon bursts in space?
NASA Show’s Us Balloons Bursting in Zero Gravity Conditions
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And now, here’s a water balloon exploding in zero gravity

Aren’t you glad we have astronauts like Don Petit? Besides posting some of the most remarkable photos taken from space, he makes videos to explain some of humanity’s most pressing questions.

Including, what actually happens when a balloon bursts in space?

NASA Show’s Us Balloons Bursting in Zero Gravity Conditions

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield shows how to brush your teeth IN SPAAAAAAAAACE

In space, no one can hear you gargle.









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