Moon Race

July 23, 2017 / 0 comments

“In a beach of Roca Blanca, Oaxaca, the artist Samuel Boutruche create an oniric race on the moon. As part of his residency at Casa Wabi Foundation, Samuel Boutruche carried out a performance with the local communities. With the aid of 40 students from the small town of Rio Grande, the artist reconstituted the lunar…

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Gaia 3D Star Map

May 14, 2017 / 0 comments

Gaia is an ambitious mission to chart a three-dimensional map of our Galaxy, the Milky Way, in the process revealing the composition, formation and evolution of the Galaxy. Gaia will provide unprecedented positional and radial velocity measurements with the accuracies needed to produce a stereoscopic and kinematic census of about one billion stars in our…

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A New Era in Astronomy: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

May 12, 2017 / 0 comments

“The Hubble Space Telescope has completely revolutionized our understanding of the universe, and has become a beloved icon of popular culture. As revolutionary as Hubble has been, we have pushed it to its scientific limits in many ways. Hubble’s successor, the James Webb Space Telescope, has been in the works for almost two decades and…

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The Kepler Orrery V

May 11, 2017 / 0 comments

  All of the Kepler multi-planet systems (1705 planets in 685 systems as of 24 November 2015) on the same scale as the Solar System (the dashed lines). The size of the orbits are all to scale, but the size of the planets are not. For example, Jupiter is actually 11x larger than Earth, but…

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The Sound of Saturn

May 10, 2017 / 0 comments

The Cassini spacecraft has been detecting intense radio emissions from the planet Saturn. They come from the planet’s aurorae, where magnetic field lines thread the polar regions. These signals have been shifted into the range of human hearing and compressed in time. For more information about how NASA produced this track, go to…

PLANETARY MAPS: COLOURFUL IMAGES OFOUR SOLAR SYSTEM

February 5, 2016 / 0 comments

The images in this gallery could be Damien Hirst spin paintings or examples of pop art, but they are actually maps of the planets, moons and asteroids in our solar system created from information gleaned by spacecraft and telescopes. This is a geologic map of the far side of the moon based on data from…

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OSMO: CONSTRUCTING THE COSMOS

February 5, 2016 / 0 comments

Inflated below the A13, visitors could crawl into Osmo thanks to a zip-up entrance, then sit beneath the stars—which were projected onto the 29-foot-high surface using lasers. Is it accurate? Loop.pH’s Mathias Gmachl told me that the projections are actually based on the actual night sky. The design team used this map from In the…

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THE PLEASURE OF FINDING THINGS OUT, RICHARD FEYNMAN INTERVIEW (1981)

February 4, 2016 / 0 comments

Fifty minutes of PURE Feynman! This is the original Horizon Nova interview – essential for any Feynman fan… and for everyone else too!”I’m an explorer, OK I like to find out!” Richard Feynman, physicist and adventurer extraordinary…THE PLEASURE OF FINDING THINGS OUT was filmed in 1981 and will delight and inspire anyone who would like…

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THE SECRET LIFE OF CHAOS

February 4, 2016 / 0 comments

THE SECRET LIFE OF CHAOS FULL DOCUMENTARY Chaos theory has a bad name, conjuring up images of unpredictable weather, economic crashes and science gone wrong. But there is a fascinating and hidden side to Chaos, one that scientists are only now beginning to understand. It turns out that chaos theory answers a question that mankind has…

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MESSAGE FROM THE FUTURE

February 3, 2016 / 0 comments