The Great Year (documentary)

Posted on 07/27/2011 02:31:18 AM

The Great Year, is the term that some ancient civilizations use to describe the slow precession of the equinox through the twelve houses of the ancient zodiac, a period that takes about 24,000 years. Different cultures refer to this cycle by different names including: the Platonic year, Perfect year, ...

The Solar Tsunami

Posted on 07/19/2011 04:04:57 AM

Last month, a flash of X-rays have been detected coming from the western edge of the solar disk. The blast at first appeared to be a run-of-the-mill eruption, until researchers looked at the movies. “We’d never seen anything like it,” said Alex Young, a solar physicist at the ...

From a Molecule to a Galaxy (video)

Posted on 07/15/2011 02:19:07 PM

From Create and Share we recommend the following clip.  This amazing video offers an incredible size comparison between a molecule and a galaxy in just two minutes. To illustrate the comparison, the size of the items that appear on screen increases exponentially with every slide: beginning ...

Saturn’s White Storm

Posted on 07/08/2011 02:46:49 PM

  Saturn’s Great White Spot, a recurring storm on that planet that has intrigued scientists since it was first observed in 1876, is a windy, towering cloud of ammonia and water spewing out super jolts of thunder and lightning. Now astronomers and NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, which ...

How old is the Universe?

Posted on 07/01/2011 04:10:53 PM

The Universe is 13.75 billion years old, primordial helium has been spotted for the first time and key evidence for the inflationary period immediately after the Big Bang has been found. But not all the new discoveries by NASA’s Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) appear ...

One Million Galaxies

Posted on 12/27/2010 01:00:49 PM

Are the nearest galaxies distributed randomly? A plot of over one million of the brightest "extended sources" detected by the Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS) shows that they are not. The vast majority of these infrared extended sources are galaxies. Visible above is an incredible tapestry of structure ...

Privatization of the Space Industry

Posted on 05/09/2010 08:20:31 PM

The Obama administration has shut down NASA's programs to continue human expansion. Although this discourages the public and decreases interest in space exploration, this gives us another benefit. All over the world, private industries are looking to the stars; There are scientists looking for new ...

Globalization of the World

Posted on 05/09/2010 08:18:12 PM

Recently, with the eruption of the volcano in Iceland, we have seen an example of globalization. As a whole, the world has communicated with each other the same goal and achieved it. Satellites around the planet help with globalization, connecting everyone via internet and other forms of networking. ...

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