1. The world during the last ice age 2. If Great Lakes were in Europe 3. Light pollution in USA 4. All countries with only one neighbour 5. Antarctica time zones 6. All the landlocked countries 7. If the Earth was flat 8. A different perspective 9. Population [...]
Upon glancing at this image. what do you think it is? If you guessed it is an image of the desert or a sandstorm, you would be wrong. This isn’t even a representation of anything worldly, but other-worldly — This is an incredible artist rendering of Olympus Mons on Mars, which is the largest volcano [...]
OVERVIEW from Planetary Collective on Vimeo. On the 40th anniversary of the famous ‘Blue Marble’ photograph taken of Earth from space, Planetary Collective presents a short film documenting astronauts’ life-changing stories of seeing the Earth from the outside – a perspective-altering experience often described as the Overview Effect. The Overview Effect, first described by author [...]
On Earth, scientists can observe weather patterns, and more importantly can predict them, through the use of tens of thousands of weather observatories scattered around the globe. Up in the space surrounding Earth — a space that seethes with its own space weather made of speeding charged particles and constantly changing magnetic fields that can impact satellites – there are only a handful of spacecraft to watch for solar and magnetic storms. The number of observatories has been growing over the last six years, however. Today these spacecraft have begun to provide the first multipoint measurements to better understand space weather events as they move through space, something impossible to track with a single spacecraft.
When the Hubble Space Telescope celebrated its twentieth anniversary of scouring the stars, this image was released to celebrate the millions of observations Hubble has made. These images provided us with a plethora of information that wasn’t available beforehand. Hubble has literally revolutionized many aspects of astronomy and physics; however, one thing it cannot do [...]
Esther Inglis-Arkell Pretty much anything could, in theory, become a black hole if it were squeezed down small enough. At what point would the Earth become a (very unimpressive) black hole in space? We’re going to figure it out, and tell the tale of the Schwarzschild Radius. Karl Schwarzschild is one of those people [...]
The sun.. you know, that big, painfully bright yellowish-white dot that’s visible in the sky for a few hours each day.. Yes.. THAT thing. If it didn’t exist, neither would we and furthermore, if we were located much closer or much farther away, our planet would potentially be radically different than it is now. [...]
It is true that by that time we are going to be dead, but it does not stop scientists from worrying about what will happen in thousands, millions and billions of years. Today observations let us put quite interesting theories.
Station Spinal Ultrasounds Seeking Why Astronauts Grow Taller in Space 01.02.13 Did you ever wish you could be just a teensy bit taller? Well, if you spend a few months in space, you could get your wish — temporarily. It is a commonly known fact that astronauts living aboard the International Space Station grow up to 3 [...]
We may never have our flying cars, but the future is here. From creating fully functioning artificial leaves to hacking the human brain, science made a lot of breakthroughs this year.
This past year has been a busy one for the International Space Station. With a variety of new investigations, facilities, researchers, data and results, the space station Program Science Office has had much to share. These investigations benefit life on Earth, inform future space exploration and advance fundamental scientific understanding. “This has been an amazing [...]