I was at the store, picking up some groceries and I had my son with me. That meant we needed to swing by the toy section on our way out to see what Lego kits they had on the shelves. This visit we got our first look at the new Buildable Galaxy sets and it […]
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Fresh from the STS-126 mission space shuttle Endeavour, mounted atop its modified Boeing 747 carrier aircraft, flew over California’s Mojave Desert on its way back to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Dec. 10, 2008. (Click on the image to go to a NASA page where you can see and download larger versions.)
Bit by bit, the new rocket ship that is supposed to blast America into the second Space Age and return astronauts to the moon appears to be coming undone. First was the discovery that it lacked sufficient power to lift astronauts in a state-of-the-art capsule into orbit. Then engineers found out that it might vibrate […]
Via slashdot – a Register article about the LSST (Large Synoptic Survey Telescope) that will be built in Chile and send data to the U.S. How much data? They are thinking it will be around 30 Terabytes a night.What caught my eye and quite frankly surprised me, was the last paragraphThe data reduction pipelines are […]
Something that has only happened a few times before and will in all likelihood never happen again.Via the Orlando Sentinel Clicking on the picture will take you to a page with 6 more nice pictures by Red Huber.
NASA’s Gamma-ray Large Area Telescope successfully launched aboard a Delta II rocket June 11. The spacecraft will study the highest-energy form of light, helping scientists to answer questions about supermassive black hole systems, pulsars and the origin of cosmic rays. GLAST is a powerful space observatory that will explore the most extreme environments in the […]