Posts Tagged 'astronomy'

LunarClock.org Gives The Time And Date On The Moon

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LunarClock.org have devised a clock and calendar for the moon. Apparently, this was necessary because of the moon’s rotation and length of day is different than the Earth’s (or something like that). Anyway, the site’s FAQ gives some explanation.

1. What is the Lunar Calendar and why do I need one?

The Lunar Calendar is designed to be used by colonists of the Moon, and it differs from the one we use here on Earth. Unless you live on the Moon, you don’t really need one, but you can support the idea anyway. Who, knows? Perhaps you will live on the Moon in the future, or your children might. You can read the details on how this calendar works.

Visit LunarClock.org and check current lunar time.

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Meteorites – Rocks That Survived Fiery Plunge To Earth

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A quick overview from LiveScience –

Most space rocks burn up in the Earth’s atmosphere, creating shooting stars. But some larger, denser extraterrestrial rocks crash onto our planet and become meteorites. Below are meteorites from all over the world that experts have found and studied.

Continue reading HERE.

First Person Killed By Meteorite Under Investigation

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LiveScience reports –

For the first time in recorded history, a meteorite is reported to have killed a person. The incident happened Saturday (Feb. 6) when an object, thought to be a meteorite, hit a college campus in Tamil Nadu, a state in southern India …

Continue reading HERE.

 

New Photos From The Moon’s Surface

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Gizmodo reports –

In 2013, China became the third country to land a vehicle on the moon. Now, a trove of photos from Chang’e-3’s historic expedition—35 Gigabytes in all—are easily searchable on the web. These are our first fresh images taken from the surface of Earth’s nearest neighbor in forty years.

Continue reading HERE.

Direct links to the photos HERE and HERE

 

Space Junk Will Crash To Earth Nov.13

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Gizmodo reported –

A rogue chunk of debris that orbited Earth far beyond the Moon is making a homecoming on November 13th, astronomers have concluded. WT1190F is one to two meters in length and probably hollow, but beyond that, we have no idea WTF the aptly-named piece of space garbage is.

Continue reading HERE.

 

Need Something New To Worry About? Here Is The Timeline Of The Far Future

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The Timeline Of The Far Future contains events that scientists believe  may occur sometime in the far future. Projections start in the year 10,663 and continue until the END. On the bright side, the END is much farther away than you may think.

Check out The Timeline Of The Far Future HERE.


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