Mobile devices, Planets and the Human Condition


ESA calling for voluteers for Mission to Mars

The European Space Agency is looking for volunteers for a simulated mission to mars!

The short story, The ESA want some people who will undergo similar conditions that they expect a crew to undergo throughout a 500 day voyage to mars and b (read the entire post)...



Bizarre hexagon shape on saturn.

check out these images from nasa, very cool.





bizarre, yet cool.

This nighttime view of Saturn's north pole by the visual and infrared mapping spectrometer onboard NASA's Cassini orbiter clearly sh (read the entire post)...



INSAT-4B Launched Successfully

SRO's latest satellite, INSAT-4B, was successfully launched early this morning (March 12, 2007) by the European Ariane-5 ECA launch vehicle of Arianespace. The 3,025 kg INSAT-4B is the second satellite in the INSAT-4 series. An identical satellit (read the entire post)...



what is intelligent life anyway?

How can we hope to find intelligent life the originates from outside earth if we don't decide on precisely what intelligence is.

at the base of it all, we are a collection of atoms, however these atoms are structure in such a way that (read the entire post)...



Why we havent discovered / been discovered by Aliens.

according to a lot of people we already have been visited by aliens,
and there are those that are prepared to publicly and unwaveringly claim they have been visited,

however I'm not so sure, but at the same time I don't know (read the entire post)...



Britain to go to the Moon, or at least thats the Plan.

There is quite a lot of quiet news occurring in the world of science and tech, far away from the glitz and glamour of the CES and MacWorld,

Britain reviews a proposal to send missions to moon with the eventual goal of manned bases.
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"It's a Star!" Infant Stars observed by Hubble in Nearby Galaxy.

Hubble has observed Infant stars within N90, one of the Star-Forming regions in the Large Magellanic Cloud.

and its a busy place, with a diverse population of infant stars - meaning that astronomers will be able to observe and study star f (read the entire post)...



Dark Matter Distribution Mapped in 3D across 3 Billion years

using a technique known as gravitational lensing scientists have been able to create a 3D map of the distribution of dark matter, providing great insight into how the bizarre matter has evolved since the beginning of the universe.


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Conclusive Evidence of Lakes on Titan, finally.

There has been predictions for years about there being lakes on Titan,

however as is often the case with these things they have had a hard time proving this.

Recently however the European Cassini space craft has been preforming (read the entire post)...



Experience space exploration from home thanks to Google and NASA

One day soon you'll be able to wander through the martian wilderness, check out whether there really is any water and truly experience what its like to be on Mars.

Sooner though you'll be able to explore mars in 3D in a much more c (read the entire post)...



Water on Mars!? all signs point to Yes.

In a statement released on December 6, nasa has provided a number of "before" and "after" photos of a gully in Mars that is strongly pointing towards the conclusion that not only does Mars have water, but that it has flowed on mars in recent times.read the entire post)...



Object that Brought down Pluto now named after Goddess of discord!

UB313 the planet that had been nicknamed Xena, has been officially named "Eris" after the greek goddess of discord.

I think this is a fantastic decision due to Eris being slightly larger than Pluto, and thus causing the debate about what (read the entire post)...



Pluto no longer a planet... but is now a dwarf planet

and the debate now comes to a close,

pluto will now be regarded as a dwarf planet. along with a whole lot of others out there.

I see the sense in the decision, but I still liked the idea of having 27 "Planets" in the solar syste (read the entire post)...



Pluto to be demoted 8 planets left?

As many of you will be aware, the last week has been a tumultuous one in the realm of astronomy,

this week looks to be no less crazy, the next vote is planned for Thursday 24th August,

and this is what they are voting on
< (read the entire post)...



Now the Moon is lining up to become a planet as well...

thats right, give it a bit longer and the moon will qualify as a planet...

well maybe "a bit longer" is a bit of an exaggeration,

now things are starting to get a bit silly, yet I guess still intriguing,

according t (read the entire post)...



The debate on the planets rages on...

Currently the new proposal is the hot topic of debate within
astronomy circles, with views ranging from adamant objection to fanatical support
to those who feel its not even scientific and completely a non issue.the biggest issue that a lot (read the entire post)...



Solar System to have 12 planets.

the current resolution is to have any object with a gravitational force strong enough to create a sphere that orbits a star a planet.

by this definition our solar system is now


Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Ceres, Jupiter, (read the entire post)...



Pluto Update, the debate on the Planets rages on.

There has been no announcement from the 2006 IAU conference yet as to the definition of a planet.

However there is more information to be taken into account.

First of all, how many of you remember looking at the planets while st (read the entire post)...



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I'm a professional Geek, and also in my own time, I am likely to write about all manner of things on this blog.
Of late I haven't updated this place much, but I need to do some revamping and dust off the cobwebs a bit. so thats what I'll do. going to aim for a minimum of three times a week updated here to begin, then perhaps head towards every day!


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