tooraloora:

rrrick:

astrodidact:

Three years ago, researchers fired whisky to the International Space Station as part of an experiment to see how the conditions in space change flavours. Next month, the whisky will return to Earth.
 http://www.sciencealert.com.au/news/20143108-26097-2.html 

Scotland’s contribution to space research. Good job.





















































That’s why Scotland is voting to break away from The United Kingdom. They don’t want to share the space whisky. They maybe onto something here…

tooraloora:

rrrick:

astrodidact:

Three years ago, researchers fired whisky to the International Space Station as part of an experiment to see how the conditions in space change flavours. Next month, the whisky will return to Earth.

Scotland’s contribution to space research. Good job.

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That’s why Scotland is voting to break away from The United Kingdom. They don’t want to share the space whisky. They maybe onto something here…

thedragoninmygarage:

Cydonia (region of Mars)

Cydonia (/sɨˈdoʊniə/, /saɪˈdoʊniə/) is a region on the planet Mars that has attracted both scientific and popular interest. The name originally referred to the albedo feature (distinctively coloured area) that was visible from Earthbound telescopes. The area borders plains of Acidalia Planitia and the Arabia Terra highlands. The area includes the regions: “Cydonia Mensae”, an area of flat-topped mesa-like features, “Cydonia Colles”, a region of small hills or knobs, and “Cydonia Labyrinthus”, a complex of intersecting valleys. As with other albedo features on Mars, the name Cydonia was drawn from classical antiquity, in this case from Kydonia, a historic polis (or “city-state”) on the island of Crete. Cydonia contains the “Face on Mars” feature—located about half-way between Arandas Crater and Bamberg Crater.

More than 20 years after the Viking 1 images were taken, a succession of spacecraft visited Mars and made new observations of the Cydonia region. These spacecraft have included NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor (1997–2006) and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (2006-), and the European Space Agency’s Mars Express probe (2003-). In contrast to the relatively low resolution of the Viking images of Cydonia, these new platforms afford much improved resolution. For instance, the Mars Express images are at a resolution of 14 m/pixel (46 ft/pixel) or better. By combining data from the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on the Mars Express probe and the Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) on board NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor it has been possible to create a three-dimensional representation of the “Face on Mars”.

Since it was originally first imaged, the “face” has been near-universally accepted as an optical illusion, an example of the psychological phenomenon of pareidolia. After analysis of the higher resolution Mars Global Surveyor data NASA stated that “a detailed analysis of multiple images of this feature reveals a natural looking Martian hill whose illusory face-like appearance depends on the viewing angle and angle of illumination”. Similar optical illusions can be found in the geology of Earth; examples include the Old Man of the Mountain, the Pedra da Gávea, the Old Man of Hoy, Stac Levenish and the Badlands Guardian.

Credit: NASA, Wikipedia, Cracked.com

thedragoninmygarage:

Cydonia (region of Mars)

Cydonia (/sɨˈdoʊniə/, /saɪˈdoʊniə/) is a region on the planet Mars that has attracted both scientific and popular interest. The name originally referred to the albedo feature (distinctively coloured area) that was visible from Earthbound telescopes. The area borders plains of Acidalia Planitia and the Arabia Terra highlands. The area includes the regions: “Cydonia Mensae”, an area of flat-topped mesa-like features, “Cydonia Colles”, a region of small hills or knobs, and “Cydonia Labyrinthus”, a complex of intersecting valleys. As with other albedo features on Mars, the name Cydonia was drawn from classical antiquity, in this case from Kydonia, a historic polis (or “city-state”) on the island of Crete. Cydonia contains the “Face on Mars” feature—located about half-way between Arandas Crater and Bamberg Crater.

More than 20 years after the Viking 1 images were taken, a succession of spacecraft visited Mars and made new observations of the Cydonia region. These spacecraft have included NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor (1997–2006) and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (2006-), and the European Space Agency’s Mars Express probe (2003-). In contrast to the relatively low resolution of the Viking images of Cydonia, these new platforms afford much improved resolution. For instance, the Mars Express images are at a resolution of 14 m/pixel (46 ft/pixel) or better. By combining data from the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on the Mars Express probe and the Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) on board NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor it has been possible to create a three-dimensional representation of the “Face on Mars”.

Since it was originally first imaged, the “face” has been near-universally accepted as an optical illusion, an example of the psychological phenomenon of pareidolia. After analysis of the higher resolution Mars Global Surveyor data NASA stated that “a detailed analysis of multiple images of this feature reveals a natural looking Martian hill whose illusory face-like appearance depends on the viewing angle and angle of illumination”. Similar optical illusions can be found in the geology of Earth; examples include the Old Man of the Mountain, the Pedra da Gávea, the Old Man of Hoy, Stac Levenish and the Badlands Guardian.

Credit: NASA, Wikipedia, Cracked.com

foxadhd:

NASA Says We Will Find Habitable Worlds Within 20 Years…and Maybe Even Alien Life
srsfunny:

Be Responsible, Keep The Planet Cleanhttp://srsfunny.tumblr.com/

srsfunny:

Be Responsible, Keep The Planet Clean
http://srsfunny.tumblr.com/

Well, as expected, Creationists are complaining about Neil deGrasse Tyson and Cosmos. They are accusing NDT & the show of being scientifically “unbalanced” because it doesn’t represent their religious beliefs. [Read More Here] In an exclusive interview with ihatepeacocks, the Universe Responded to these complaints.

Well, as expected, Creationists are complaining about Neil deGrasse Tyson and Cosmos. They are accusing NDT & the show of being scientifically “unbalanced” because it doesn’t represent their religious beliefs. [Read More Here]

In an exclusive interview with ihatepeacocks, the Universe Responded to these complaints.

phroyd:

My All Time Favorite Photo of Mercury
NASA
Phroyd

phroyd:

My All Time Favorite Photo of Mercury

NASA

Phroyd

srsfunny:

Our planet debt…http://srsfunny.tumblr.com/

One year ago today, on February 15th 2013, a meteor exploded over the skies of Chelyabinsk Russia. [X]

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY. We made our own set of Interplanetary Valetines for all to enjoy.

proud-atheist:

How hot can it behttp://proud-atheist.tumblr.com

museumuesum:

Erik Olson

I Fucking Love Space, 2011
oil on panel, 48 x 36 inches

Mercury, 2011
oil on panel, 48 x 36 inches

Venus, 2011
oil on panel, 48 x 36 inches

Earth, 2011
oil on canvas, 72 x 84 inches

Mars, Fear & Dread, 2011
oil on panel, 48 x 36 inches

Jupiter, 2011
oil on panel, 48 x 36 inches

Saturn, 2011
oil on panel, 48 x 36 inches

Uranus, 2011
oil on panel, 48 x 36 inches

Neptune, 2011
oil on panel, 48 x 36 inches

The Gateway (Hubble Deep Field), 2011
oil on canvas, 72 x 84 inches

srsfunny:

Venus transits across the sun…http://srsfunny.tumblr.com/

srsfunny:

Venus transits across the sun…
http://srsfunny.tumblr.com/

magicexpandedmultiverse:

Just a few nightscapes and gorgeous demonstrations of space to satisfy those Nyxian urges for of all you.