Items tagged with: space
Data from the Kepler #space telescope suggest there may be as many as 300 million potentially habitable planets in our galaxy alone.
We may never have evidence proving whether intelligent life is somewhere out there, but - as Carl Sagan once wrote, “If it’s just us, seems like an awful waste of space.”
This dead star is bursting back to life
It would appear that a distant star has sprung back to life after its explosive death, blasting out repeated energetic flares over a period of several months that are like nothing astronomers have seen before.
For decades, astronomers have dreamed of setting up an observatory on the far side of the Moon. I read about it as a kid. Now it's happening!
The LuSEE-Night radio telescope is under construction, and is scheduled to land on the lunar farside in 2025. It's a pathfinder for a much bigger radio telescope that would follow. https://newscenter.lbl.gov/2023/09/26/listening-to-the-radio-on-the-far-side-of-the-moon/ #space #nasa #science
Born in 1928, Vera Rubin set her sights on Princeton, but they wouldn’t accept female grad students in astronomy. So she earned her master’s from Cornell & PhD from Georgetown.
In 1965, Rubin became the 1st woman allowed to observe at the Palomar Observatory. She went on to find evidence for the existence of dark matter.
In 1993, Rubin was awarded the National Medal of Science. But curiously, she was not awarded a Nobel Prize. https://www.themarginalian.org/2016/04/18/vera-rubin-interview-women-in-science/ #HistoryRemix #science #space #history
We are happy to announce that a new thematic programme with 5 focus weeks just got started at
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📅 31st July - 1st September 2023 📅
📌 Schrödinger Lecture Hall 📌
▫️ Programme description ▫️
📚 Subject: #QuantumFieldTheory at the Frontiers of the #StrongInteraction
📓Week 1: Finite-Mass and #Electroweak Effects in #gaugetheories
📕 Week 2: #Singularity Structure of Quantum Field Theory Beyond the Leading Power
📗 Week 3: #Factorization Violation and the #Space of Universal Functions
📘 Week 4: Simulation of the All Order Structure of Scattering Amplitudes
📙 Week 5: Multi-Variable Techniques for All Order Resummations in QFT
(see the motion picture at https://twitter.com/ESIVienna/status/1686002264878530561)
Our sun is big. It’s 864,000 miles or 1,392,000 km in diameter. Or 109x wider than Earth. But it’s also an average sized star.
Some stars are much bigger.
Betelgeuse, in the constellation Orion, is a red supergiant star ~700x the size of the sun.
If we replaced our sun with Betelgeuse, it would stretch past Jupiter's orbit. https://universe.nasa.gov/news/237/what-is-betelgeuse-inside-the-strange-volatile-star/ #space #science
Born in India in 1962, Dr. Kalpana Chawla became the first Indian woman in #space in 1997.
In 2003, she was on the Columbia, when insulation broke off, depressurizing the shuttle. All 7 crew members died.
7 asteroids + 7 hills on Mars were named after them.
https://www.space.com/17056-kalpana-chawla-biography.html #HistoryRemix #science
“When you look at the stars & the galaxy, you feel that you are not just from any particular piece of land, but from the solar system." - Chawla, 1997
Processed cropped MCZ_LEFT, FL: 34mm
Sol: 732, RMC: 36.3294, LMST: 16:13:53
#Perseverance #Mars2020 #Solarocks #Space
At this scale, humans emerged so recently that we could be filed off from a microscopic slice at the very tip of a fingernail.
Infographic by Katie Scott from original article in Nautilus. Details at https://ncse.ngo/deep-time-really-really-deep-man #space #time #science #SharedPlanet
Meanwhile, there are ~70 thousand million, million, million stars in the observable universe - a figure vastly surpassing all of those grains of sand. The universe is immense, breathtaking & beyond imagination ✨
#space #astronomy #planets
Of these, 44 have worked on the International Space Station as long-duration expedition crewmembers, as visitors on space shuttle assembly flights, or as space flight participants on short-duration missions.
Learn more about these inspiring pioneers from around the world: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/womens-history-month-2023-celebrating-women-astronauts #science #history #HistoryRemix
Sally Ride spotted an ad about it in the Stanford school newspaper & applied. She was one of six women chosen.
In 1983, Ride became the first American woman to travel into #space. Her role as a mission specialist was to work a robotic arm to move satellites.
Ride went on to teach at UC San Diego & worked to promote women & girls in STEM. She also wrote children’s books about exploring space. https://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/5-8/features/nasa-knows/who-was-sally-ride-58.html #HistoryRemix
— Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot, 1994 https://www.planetary.org/worlds/pale-blue-dot #science #space
But in 2009, astronaut Leland Melvin snuck his adorable rescue dogs, Jake & Scout, into Johnson #Space Center for his official picture.
In addition to going on 2 space missions, Melvin had been drafted into the NFL. He’s now an advocate for STEAM education & animal welfare. https://www.lelandmelvin.com
Sadly, Jake & Scout passed away, but when Melvin published his 2017 memoir Chasing Space, he chose this wonderful photo for the cover. #HistoryRemix
“Light pollution is drowning the starry night sky faster than thought” https://www.science.org/content/article/light-pollution-drowning-starry-night-sky-faster-thought #space #svience #nature /2
With far too many accomplishments to list, her work was fundamental to marking a turning point in the space race with the Soviet Union. https://www.nasa.gov/content/katherine-johnson-biography
In 2015, President Obama awarded Johnson the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She passed away in 2020 at 101. #history #space #HistoryRemix
As we lose the chance to look up & peer back in time at once vivid stars, we risk forgetting our place as a single species in the magnificent symphony of life. https://education.nationalgeographic.org/resource/light-pollution #space #science #nature #SharedPlanet
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