Thursday, October 17, 2013

Anatomy of Curiosity: Infographic

A detailed Infographic showing the anatomy of Mars rover Curiosity and a comparison of how much it and the the four previously launched rovers travels on the Marian ground. Infographic:

Mars One Roadmap: Infographic

Few years separates humanity from stepping on the red soil of Mars, it all started years ago when the idea of space colonization became important not only for the sake of science, but even for our own survival.
It will start this year of 2013 when scientists select 40 astronauts to start their "life simulation" on Mars-Like environment base under severe and continuous observations. Infographic:

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Waste and Debris in Space: Infographic

Waste in Space, currently, a thick band of hovering space junk composed mainly of broken sattelite parts and discarded rocket boosters orbiting around Earth. Two ir three times a day, a satellite circling our planet narrowly misses a torrent of the orbital debris. This issue jeopardized not only current space travelers, but future mission as well. And threats to other satellites that might smash with it. Infographic:

International Space Station Timeline: Infographic

More than twelve years in the making, the international space station is finally complete and ready to reach it's research potentials. Infographic Below:

International Space Station: Infographic

ISS, Which is as big as a football field and coast around $60B so far, houses six astronauts at the moment. The space station, whose weight is 350 tons, might as well be in operation until the 2020's. After the retirement of American space shuttles it will basically depends on Russian spaceships. Infographic below

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Scarab Beetle of Ancient Egypt, mystery and use in spells

For the ancient Egyptians the common scarab beetle, Scarabaeus sacer, was a daily reminder of KHEPRI, the manifestation of the sun god RE in the early morning. Khepri's job was to help the rising Sun journey across the sky each day, and he is often portrayed as a beetle rolling the Sun in front of him. The Egyptians noticed that the scarab beetles rolled balls of dung along the ground, and they saw this as an analogy for the Sun moving across the sky.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Refractor or Reflector, for Deep Sky Photography

If you target for faint deep sky imaging, then you will need a very good quality optics, and these come in two main designs, refractors and reflectors. Refractors are the ones with the main objective lens at the front, reflectors counts on a big light-collecting mirror and come in several different configurations. So here's your first big decision, refractor or reflector, and what size?

Friday, February 8, 2013

Sir Isaac Newton, The big idea

Sir Isaac Newton, an English physicist who created the foundations of modern-day classical mechanics. The core of this was his representation of universal gravitation and explains the existing three laws of motion, which he brought together under a single theory system.

Discovery reveals dwarf planet with no atmosphere

A lately discovered dwarf planet located 4 billion miles from Earth, has been revealed to have no atmosphere,,