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You Are The Sun- Solar System Necklace

You Are The Sun- Solar System Necklace

If you grew up thinking there were nine planets and were shocked when Pluto was demoted five years ago, get ready for another surprise. There may be nine after all, and Jupiter may not be the largest. The hunt is on for a gas giant up to four times the mass of Jupiter thought to be lurking in the outer Oort Cloud, the most remote region of the solar system. The orbit of Tyche (pronounced ty-kee), would be 15,000 times farther from the Sun than the Earth’s, and 375 times farther than Pluto’s, which is why it hasn’t been seen so far.

Hi everyone, I apologize for the lack of updates over the past couple months, I’ve been really busy. I start classes at southwest minnesota state university monday, so I still probably will be too busy to post all the time. if you’d like to be post just email me at dear.hannahh@gmail.com and I will be more than happy to invite you. We also accept submissions, there’s a link on the page. All I ask is that everything is linked to it’s original source in some way, and has a description of what it is (just the name is fine obviously)

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A picture of our home taken from Mercury’s orbit

A picture of our home taken from Mercury’s orbit

How Big Are You? - Star Size Comparison

trekkim:

immrburns:

Today, in 1984 Svetlana Savitskaya, the second woman in space, became the first woman to walk in space. The first woman in space, soviet Valentina Tereshkova, implemented multiple tests on her body in order to collect data on the female body an its reaction to space flight. 

trekkim:

immrburns:

Today, in 1984 Svetlana Savitskaya, the second woman in space, became the first woman to walk in space. 

The first woman in space, soviet Valentina Tereshkova, implemented multiple tests on her body in order to collect data on the female body an its reaction to space flight. 

macmankev:

meredithshizzle:

flytags:

I ran into this image over on the Wikipedia entry for Terraforming of Mars. This is an artistic conceptualization of what Mars might look like over time if we were to attempt terraformation of it’s surface. Pretty darn cool.

macmankev:

meredithshizzle:

flytags:

I ran into this image over on the Wikipedia entry for Terraforming of Mars. This is an artistic conceptualization of what Mars might look like over time if we were to attempt terraformation of it’s surface. Pretty darn cool.

jipc:

crashinglybeautiful:

This black and white image is  the first photo ever taken from the surface of a planet   beyond the  Moon. It was taken by the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit one hour before sunrise on the 63rd Martian day, or sol, of its mission.   (March  8, 2004)
The image is actually a mosaic of photos taken by the  rover’s navigation  camera showing a broad view of the sky and an image  taken by the  rover’s panoramic camera of Earth. The contrast in the  panoramic camera  image was increased two times to make Earth easier to  see. The inset  shows a combination of four panoramic camera images zoomed  in on Earth.  The arrow points to Earth. Earth was too faint to be  detected in  images taken with the panoramic camera’s color filters.
Photo Credit: ©  NASA/JPL/Cornell/Texas A&M
[from: liquidnight via Accidental Mysteries]

jipc:

crashinglybeautiful:

This black and white image is the first photo ever taken from the surface of a planet beyond the Moon. It was taken by the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit one hour before sunrise on the 63rd Martian day, or sol, of its mission. (March 8, 2004)

The image is actually a mosaic of photos taken by the rover’s navigation camera showing a broad view of the sky and an image taken by the rover’s panoramic camera of Earth. The contrast in the panoramic camera image was increased two times to make Earth easier to see. The inset shows a combination of four panoramic camera images zoomed in on Earth. The arrow points to Earth. Earth was too faint to be detected in images taken with the panoramic camera’s color filters.

Photo Credit: © NASA/JPL/Cornell/Texas A&M

[from: liquidnight via Accidental Mysteries]

invaderxan:

Internal structure of a red giant star. Increased radiation pressure from that shell around the star’s core is what’s thought to make stars expand into red giants. Red giants have hotter cores which power higher rates of fusion, causing red giants to have hundreds to thousands of times the luminosity they had as main sequence stars.

invaderxan:

Internal structure of a red giant star. Increased radiation pressure from that shell around the star’s core is what’s thought to make stars expand into red giants. Red giants have hotter cores which power higher rates of fusion, causing red giants to have hundreds to thousands of times the luminosity they had as main sequence stars.

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SuitSat, one of the strangest satellites                      in the history of the space age, was a retired Russian Orlan spacesuit with a radio transmitter payload mounted on its helmet.

It was ejected from the International Space Station on February 3, 2006. It carried an amateur radio beacon that was activated in the two meter band. Using a simple police scanner or ham radio, you could listen                      to a disembodied spacesuit circling Earth. On September 7, 2006, at 16:00 GMT, Suitsat re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere over the Southern Ocean at 110.4° East latitude and 46.3° South longitude.

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invaderxan:crookedindifference:

SuitSat, one of the strangest satellites in the history of the space age, was a retired Russian Orlan spacesuit with a radio transmitter payload mounted on its helmet.

It was ejected from the International Space Station on February 3, 2006. It carried an amateur radio beacon that was activated in the two meter band. Using a simple police scanner or ham radio, you could listen to a disembodied spacesuit circling Earth. On September 7, 2006, at 16:00 GMT, Suitsat re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere over the Southern Ocean at 110.4° East latitude and 46.3° South longitude.

Photo source