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First Earth-like planet spotted outside solar system likely a volcanic wasteland

January 6, 2010 1 comment

(Space Fellowship) – When scientists confirmed in October that they had detected the first rocky planet outside our solar system, it advanced the longtime quest to find an Earth-like planet hospitable to life.

Rocky planets — Earth, Mercury, Venus and Mars — make up half the planets in our solar system. Rocky planets are considered better environments to support life than planets that are mainly gaseous, like the other half of the planets in our system: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.

via First Earth-like planet spotted outside solar system likely a volcanic wasteland | International Space Fellowship.

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Soyuz TMA-17 docks with the ISS Video

December 23, 2009 Leave a comment

(Space Fellowship) – Russia’s Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft carrying a crew of three has docked with the International Space Station ISS, Mission Control said Wednesday.

The spacecraft docked with the ISS in an automated mode at 1:48 a.m. Moscow time Wednesday [22:48 GMT Tuesday].

via Soyuz TMA-17 docks with the ISS Video | International Space Fellowship.

Saturn’s mysterious hexagon crown moves into the sunlight as 30-year winter ends | Mail Online

December 11, 2009 Leave a comment

(Mail Online) – Stunning images of the intriguing hexagon shape crowning Saturn have been captured by Nasa’s Cassini spacecraft.

Scientists have waited nearly 30 years for the Sun to illuminate the ringed planet’s north pole, which heralds the arrival of spring on Saturn.

It has allowed them to take the most detailed pictures yet of the hexagon phenomenon, which has a diameter wider than two Earths. The images, taken from 475,000 miles away, have revealed concentric circles, curlicues, walls and streamers within the hexagon.

via Saturn’s mysterious hexagon crown moves into the sunlight as 30-year winter ends | Mail Online.

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Liquid Galaxy: Google Earth in Surround Mode

December 7, 2009 1 comment

(Mashable) – Have you heard about Google’s 20 percent time? Google encourages their employees to spend 20% of their work time working on their own projects. Usually, it results in some cool extension to an existing service, such as Google Reader, but it can also turn out to be a very important product, such as Gmail.

via Liquid Galaxy: Google Earth in Surround Mode.

Russian Cosmonaut’s Blog Much Funnier Than NASA | Wired Science | Wired.com

November 18, 2009 Leave a comment

(WIRED Science) – It’s not just NASA that’s hip to the social media game anymore. Now, the Russian space agency Roscosmos has one of its own blogging from the International Space Station.

The blog, as translated by Russia Today, includes pictures from the ISS — and covers a much different array of topics than you usually see in NASA press releases or Twitter feeds. A recent post detailed the “holy symbols” in the Russian area of the station, illustrated by photos of icons and crucifixes floating in zero gravity.

via Russian Cosmonaut’s Blog Much Funnier Than NASA | Wired Science | Wired.com.

SIGNS

November 15, 2007 Leave a comment

Comet Holmes

Genesis 1:14

And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

Luke 21:11

And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.

Acts 2:17-19

17. And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:

18. And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:

19. And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:

Perhaps you catch were I’m going with this post. Comet 17P/Holmes caught my attention back in October when it underwent a huge outburst and increased in size. Over a 36 hour period from October 24-25 it brightened from a magnitude 17 to magnitude 2, a factor of one million! Today it is being reported that Comet Holmes is the largest single object in the solar system. It has a diameter of 1.4 million kilometers and is bigger than the Sun which has a diameter of 1.39 million kilometers. This thing is huge! I don’t think that there could be a more obvious sign in the heavens than this. What exactly does this sign mean? I surely cant say, but it does at least fit with the prophecies that were given to us to indicate the time in which we live. It is just another piece of the puzzle that falls into place with amazing precision.

 

HubbleSite

September 6, 2007 Leave a comment

There is a great photo gallery of all the pictures the Hubble Telescope has taken on this site. The pictures are laid out quite nice and they have lots of links to different file formats. Enjoy!

http://hubblesite.org/gallery/