Archive for the ‘Space’ Category

A Dying Star is a Beautiful Thing.

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Recently NASA released a photo of a star as it is dying and it’s remains are floating into space.  This is by far one of the most beautiful photos I’ve seen.

This is not an image that you normally see as it’s not something that happens fairly often. With how nice this photo is you would think that it is digitally rendered. However, it is an actual photo taken from the Hubble telescope. It has been put through an infrared filter to bring out the colors and different gases which gives it this amazing look.

One day our sun will too explode into an awesome site such is this. Unfortunately, It is a shame that due to budget cuts these kind of programs are no longer as big as they once were.  These sort of sites are all around our universe and it’s stuff like this that we want to know more about as we explore.

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Nasa Confirms large amount of water on moon

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Remember when it was widely accepted that the earth was flat?
Or that everything revolved around the earth?
Well now we can add a new item to that list, Remember when it was widely believed the moon was dead and dry?

Today Nasa released information on the LCROSS results that show scientific evidence that there is in fact water on the moon in some form and a lot more than ever expected.

There is still a whole lot more data left to be analyzed but right now one thing is for sure is that there is water on something that we believed was dead and dry.

A quote from the original article here:

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Permanently shadowed regions could hold a key to the history and evolution of the solar system, much as an ice core sample taken on Earth reveals ancient data. In addition, water, and other compounds represent potential resources that could sustain future lunar exploration.

Many questions are still left to be asked, for instance does the finding of water on an object in space so close to our home give us more hopes that it is more common in space that originally thought? That just increased the chances of there being life outside elsewhere drastically.

I feel that this comment on digg sums up my feelings the best.

Dear NASA,
Thanks for being awesome.
Love,
Everyone who likes science.

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