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 [...]
Astronomers have a massive breakthrough as they discover a weird and very bright extraordinary object in the far reaches of our solar system. Is it a planet? Is it a block of ice? Whatever it is, it’s bigger than Pluto. Fascinating science video from BBC Horizon show ‘Bye Bye Planet Pluto.’
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.
Artist’s impression: five planets orbit the star Tau Ceti, which is just 11.9 light-years from Earth. (J Pinfield/RoPACS network/University of Hertfordshire) Astronomers have discovered that the closest Sun-like star, Tau Ceti, is orbited by five planets, one of which is in the “habitable range”. If its existence is confirmed, the planet could be the closest [...]
This artist’s impression shows the newfound potentially habitable alien planet HD40307g in the foreground. (Image from space.com by J. Pinfield, for the RoPACS network at the University of Hertfordshire) Astronomers have discovered another potentially habitable planet – and it’s at least seven times the mass of Earth. Dwarf star HD 40307g hosts a system of [...]
20 August 2012 — The first evidence of a planet’s destruction by its aging star has been discovered by an international team of astronomers. The evidence indicates that the missing planet was devoured as the star began expanding into a “red giant” — the stellar equivalent of advanced age. “A similar fate may await the [...]
This is the “Golden Record” which is attached to both Voyager 1 & 2. It is a time capsule of sorts, intended to communicate the story of our species and our home planet to extraterrestrials. A similar plaque was attached to Voyagers predecessors; Pioneer 10 and 11, but the golden record contains a much more [...]