Tag: solar system

Mar 17, 2015

Picture of the Day: Buzz Aldrin’s Message to the Cosmos

Picture of the Day: Buzz Aldrin’s Message to the Cosmos

Photograph by James O. Davies via Buzz Aldrin on Twitter While visiting Stonehenge, astronaut Buzz Aldrin sent a “message” to the Cosmos, urging NASA to “get their ass to Mars”. Aldrin was the Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 11 and became the second person to ever walk on the moon at 03:15:16 (UTC) on…

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Feb 8, 2015

43 Minute Real Time Journey from the Sun to Jupiter at the Speed of Light

43 Minute Real Time Journey from the Sun to Jupiter at the Speed of Light

Light travels at a speed of 299,792 km per second (186,282 mps). That’s fast. Jupiter is 778,500,000 km (483,737,000 miles) from the Sun. That’s far. To try to convey the vastness of space, Alphonse Swinehart created this animation to illustrate that even at the blistering speed of light, it takes over 43 minutes just…

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Nov 30, 2014

Putting Our Solar System Into Perspective

Putting Our Solar System Into Perspective

This amazing graphic was created by Roberto Ziche and shows our solar system to scale. Roberto explains: “At the Chabot Space and Science Center there were some old, poor quality images, probably downloaded from internet and printed on office paper, showing the Sun and the planets to scale. I found the images content to…

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Oct 30, 2014

Rendezvous with a Comet

Rendezvous with a Comet

AMBITION is a short film starring Aidan Gillen (Littlefinger, GAME OF THRONES) in support of the European Space Agency (ESA)’s Rosetta Mission. Directed by Tomek Bagiński, the “6 minute trailer to a 20 year mission” tells the story of one of the most important space exploration endeavours of this decade. Just as Gillen’s enigmatic…

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