The Solar System. Image Credit: NASA
Get ready for an intergalactic (ok, maybe intragalactic) adventure! Pop Chart Lab has distilled more than half a century of space travel into a beautiful print. The Chart of Cosmic Exploration features hand-illustrated renderings of every orbiter, lander, rover, flyby, and impactor to ever successfully slip the surly bonds of Earth's orbit. Plus all of our pretty-cool planets in our pretty-great Solar System. Details - Dimensions: 36 x 24 inches (60.96 x 91.44 cm) - Each poster comes packaged in a Pop Chart Lab Test Tube - 100 lb. archival stock certified by The Forest Stewardship Council - Poster is pressed in Long Island City with vegetable-based inks About Pop Chart Lab In 2010, a book editor and a graphic designer joined forces with one modest goal: to render all of human experience in chart form. They went on to amass no small renown (that is, a ton of renown) for their infographical treatments of the varieties of beer, the full array of culinary tools, a taxonomy of hip-hop, and dozens more mappings of cultural touchstones. Now, with a small team of researchers, designers, and soldiers, Pop Chart Lab continues to assemble, sift, cull, and arrange massive amounts of cultural data into meaningful works of art and information.
Click Here The Solar System Digest!
You probably that planets go around the sun in elliptical orbits. But do you know why?
In fact, they’re moving in circles in 4 dimensions. But when these circles are projected down to 3-dimenisons
as seen in the solar system (by no ridiculous coincidence), Earth orbits the Sun 8 times in the same period that Venus orbits the Sun 13 times!
Drawing a line between Earth & Venus every week results in a spectacular FIVE side symmetry!!
Lets bring up those Fibonacci numbers again: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34.. So if we imagine planets with Fibonacci orbits, do they
create Fibonacci symmetries?! You bet!!
Engineers are considering X-ray navigation - similar to GPS in space - for future CubeSat missions to the Moon and human exploration spacecraft. Why X-ray? Find out here:
A montage of some of the "ocean worlds" in our Solar System. From top to bottom, left to right, these include Europa, Enceladus, TItan and Ceres. Credit: NASA/JPL
Artist’s depiction of a watery exoplanet orbiting a distant red dwarf star. Credit: CfA
Artist rendering showing an interior cross-section of the crust of Enceladus, which shows how hydrothermal activity may be causing the plumes of water at the moon’s surface. Credits: NASA-GSFC/SVS, NASA/JPL-Caltech/Southwest Research Institute
Artist’s rendering of possible hydrothermal activity that may be taking place on and under the seafloor of Enceladus. Credit: NASA/JPL
Artist’s concept of a Europa Clipper mission. Credit: NASA/JPL
Uploaded on Feb 10, 2010 NASA Space Sounds - Information about the recordings and sample sounds of the planets,
moons and rings of planets in our Solar System.
[Note: both Song of Earth and Voice of Earth are man made compositions of the original Earth recordings.]
, see:"For live 24hr sound from space Category Science & Technology License Standard YouTube License
The Lords of the Rings among centaurs
Chariklo, the largest known centaur object, orbiting in a region between Saturn and Uranus,
is a very intriguing celestial body that surprised astronomers last year.
This remote minor planet has unveiled the existence of its rings during a stellar occultation,
when it passed in front of a star UCAC4 248-108672.
The discovery was surprising because it had been thought that rings could only be stable around much more massive bodies.
Having in mind Chariklo's relative small mass, the rings should disperse over a period of at most a few million years,
so the scientists conclude that either they are very young, or they are actively contained by shepherd moons with a
mass comparable to that of the rings. Image credit: ESO/L. Calçada/Nick Risinger "Read more
Artist’s impression of rings around the Centaur Chariklo, the first asteroid where rings were discovered.
Credit: ESO/L. Calçada/M. Kornmesser/Nick Risinger
Artist’s impression of Chiron, showing a possible ring system. Credit:
Due to their dual nature, the name Centaur has stuck when referring to objects that act as both comets and asteroids.
Credit: Further Reading:
A planetary mass object the size of Mars would be sufficient to produce the observed perturbations in the distant Kuiper Belt. Credit: (Image: Heather Roper/LPL)
Artist’s impression of the yet-to-be-discovered “planetary mass object”, who’s existence has been theorized based on the orbital plane of distant Kuiper Belt objects. Credit: Heather Roper/LPL
Animated diagram showing the spacing of the Solar Systems planet’s, the unusually closely spaced orbits of six of the most distant KBOs, and the possible “Planet 9”. Credit: Caltech/nagualdesign
Artist’s impression of Planet Nine, blocking out the Milky Way. The Sun is in the distance, with the orbit of Neptune shown as a ring. Credit: ESO/Tomruen/nagualdesign
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Published on May 2, 2017 Fly over the summit of Cerro Pachón in Chile with us and see how quickly LSST is becoming a reality! This video documents the progress of construction so far, dramatically capturing the scale and complexity of the ongoing project. A multimedia team was contracted to document the project via drone film footage, time-lapse sequences, panorama images, and full dome clips. This LSST blog post describes the details of the film crew's March 2017 visit to the construction site: Music licensed from Extreme Music Use policy Category Science & Technology License Standard YouTube License
A new study led by researchers from OU indicates that the outer planets could be why Mars is significantly smaller than Earth. Credit: NASA
MARS’ GROWTH STUNTED BY AN EARLY GIANT PLANET INSTABILITY(PDF)
This video of the Nice Model shows how the orbits of the outer gaseous planets of our solar system might have evolved. It also explains why and how the late heavy bombardement might have taken place. Note that in the first model shown in the film, Neptune's orbit is smaller than Uranus's orbit to begin with. The film is slowed down in places to make the changes more obvious for the viewer. Credit: Hal Levison, Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, Colorado Customized for Sky and Telescope by Shweta Krishnan
Here is a video of a successful simulation from Clement et al. (2018)(PDF) The x axis shows the semi-major axis of the planets (distance from the sun). The y axis shows the orbital eccentricity (the degree to which the orbit is elliptical or non-circular). The size of each dot is proportional to the mass of the object in the simulation, and the color is related to the amount of water and volatiles the object contains. The 5 black dots represent the giant planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and an additional primordial Ice Giant which is ejected. The terrestrial planets form from a disk of 1100 initial objects. The objects exterior to the giant planets are the primordial Kuiper Belt bodies. When the instability ensues, the extra ice giant is ejected, and the outer section of the terrestrial disk is greatly depleted. This limits the mass of the Asteroid Belt, and prevents a planet from forming in the belt. Furthermore, Mars stops accreting other large embryos after the instability, however Earth and Venus continue to grow. This is consistent with the geological ages of Earth and Mars inferred from isotopic dating (Mars is thought to have finished forming within 1-10 million years, which Earth is believed to have taken around 100 million years to fully form). For more info please visit my website!
Size comparison between Earth and Mars. Credit: NASA
Published on Jun 5, 2014 VONA is a space settlement design that tied for Grand Prize in the 2014 NASA-NSS Space Settlement Design Contest. VONA was created by was created by a team of 6 students (grade 10): Aditya P. S., Amareen S., Hatinderpal Singh G., Hetarth C., Karan C., and Prajjwal M.; under the instruction of Mr. Emmanuel R. (Apeejay School), from Jalandhar, Punjab, India. Category Science & Technology License Standard YouTube License
Forget the flying cars and robot maids, we’re just a few precious generations away from ditching this hunk
of space rock called Earth and living among the stars. The dream of off-world living is thanks, in large part,
to a single Princeton physics professor who not only envisioned a new path for humanity but nearly convinced Congress to
go along with it. Piers Biznoy explains just how close we came to building orbital habitats in the 1980s in his new book New Space Frontiers.
Uploaded on Aug 15, 2009 Description: A one-minute/one-revolution fly-through of the Habitat.
Published on May 22, 2014 "A billion years ago there was no life on land. In a phenomenal development, by 400 million years ago, land life was well established. We are at the very beginning of a similar, perhaps even more important, development. Today Earth teems with life, but as far as we know, in the vast reaches of space there are only a handful of astronauts, a few plants and animals, and some bacteria and fungi... mostly on the International Space Station." NASA has designed at least three Space Colonies for Interstellar travel that are capable of sustaining many generations of humanity for the long periods of time it would take to physically transport humans from one star system to another! All pictures are from NASA and are public domain except for: 428px-White_House_position_on_ET which is from the Wikimedia Commons. SUBSCRIBE if you enjoyed! Thanks to all my subscribed Fans! You are keeping FringeBingeTV alive! Category Science & Technology License Standard YouTube License
The ESA recently elaborated its plan to create a Moon base by the 2030s.
Credit: Foster + Partners is part of a consortium set up by the European Space Agency to explore
the possibilities of 3D printing to construct lunar habitations.
Credit: ESA/Foster + Partners
Artist’s concept of a Lockheed Martin-built habitation system with the Orion capsule.
Credit: Lockheed Martin NASA has selected six companies to work on designs for deep space habitat modules that could be used by
astronauts living and working near the moon as technology is developed for eventual flights to Mars, the agency announced Tuesday.(august 9, 2016)
NASA already is developing the Space Launch System heavy-lift booster and the Orion capsule that will carry crews to low-Earth orbit and beyond.
But Orion is far too small to support crews for long stays in so-called cislunar space or multi-year round-trip flights to and from Mars.
Kalpana One tour from Bryan Versteeg Studios Inc. on Vimeo. With a radius of 250m and a depth of 325m, Kalpana One would spin at a rate of 2 revolutions per minute to give the feeling of one earth gravity on the level where everyone will live. This means that people could live long and healthy lives while their bones and muscles would develop as they would on earth. This example layout of the settlement shows all of the luxuries and recreation of a small town.
which reflects sunlight onto the angled ring of secondary mirrors around the hub.
Painting by Donald E. Davis By Donald Davis - NASA Ames Research Centerhttp://settlement.arc.nasa.gov/70sArtHiRes/70sArt/art.htmlDescription and public domain image at artist's web sitehttp://www.donaldedavis.com/PARTS/allyours.html, Public Domain, Link
A RECENT (July, 2017)NASA COMPETITION
Asgardia: a New space nation
Asgardia: Prposed Space Naion in space
THE AURORA STATION WILL BE THE FIRST LUXURY HOTEL IN SPACE
Future Missions to the solar system
READY TO LEAVE LOW EARTH ORBIT? PROTOTYPE CONSTRUCTION BEGINS FOR A DEEP SPACE HABITAT
Alleged asteroid(COMET?? SPACESHIP??) OUMUAMUA
OUMUAMUA ACCELERATED OUT OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM LIKE A COMET
Kalpana One tour from Bryan Versteeg Studios Inc. on Vimeo.
With a radius of 250m and a depth of 325m, Kalpana One would spin at a rate of 2 revolutions per minute to give the feeling of one earth gravity on the level where everyone will live. This means that people could live long and healthy lives while their bones and muscles would develop as they would on earth. This example layout of the settlement shows all of the luxuries and recreation of a small town.