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NASA have added some lovely 40th Anniversary Voyager posters to their download page.
Today is Earth Day, an annual event celebrated on the 22nd April. It was first celebrated in 1970 and promotes support for environmental protection issues around the world. Events are promoted globally in more than 190 countries.
NASA / JPL have commissioned an amazing set of posters to commemorate the achievements of NASA’s Voyager mission and the possibilities of space exploration. “NASA’s Voyager mission took advantage of a once-every-175-year alignment of the outer planets for a grand tour of the solar system. The twin spacecraft revealed details about Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and […]
One Hundred years after Albert Einstein predicted the existence of Gravitational Waves, the announcement that they had been discovered finally came. The two detectors of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) simultaneously observed a transient gravitational-wave signal last year on September 14th. From the Introduction in the Physical Review Letters paper: “In 1916, the year […]
I originally tried to read this stunning book back in 2011 when I received it as a present, but struggled from the outset. I have always been fascinated by Quantum Mechanics but found its abstract nature and sheer weirdness overwhelming when compared to classical mechanics. I have recently given the book another go but this […]
Nasa have just released an Apollo photo archive into the public domain via flickr. The Nasa archive contains most of the Apollo images that were shot on Hasselblad cameras by the astronauts.
Take a look at these images of the Eclipse of 20th March 2015. My son and I built a pin hole camera, but I was surprised at how good my smart phone captured the event.