Posts Tagged 'atmosphere'

Watch A Blue Sunset On Mars [animated GIF]

“The colors come from the fact that the very fine dust is the right size so that blue light penetrates the atmosphere slightly more efficiently,” Lemmon said in the statement. “When the blue light scatters off the dust, it stays closer to the direction of the sun than light of other colors does. The rest of the sky is yellow to orange, as yellow and red light scatter all over the sky instead of being absorbed or staying close to the sun.”

Read more about it at USA Today.

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10 Common Misconceptions About Space

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From Geek.com –

Space is a difficult concept to represent on film, and not just because of floating hair and upside-down camera angles. The concept of space, a low- or no-gravity environment with no atmosphere and all sorts of foreign dangers, is difficult to portray accurately and still complete an engaging story. Still, some of cinema’s most beloved “facts” have wormed their way into the popular understanding of space. This must be brought to a swift and merciless end.

Continue to the article HERE.

 

Skydiver Plans 23 Mile Jump

According to MailOnLine –

On Monday (March 12, 2012) , Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner will climb into an eight-foot-capsule that looks more like a spaceship than a basket for a helium balloon – and ready himself for a record-breaking jump from 23 miles up. Monday’s test jump, from a mere 60,000 feet, is prelude to a leap which will see the spacesuited skydiver become the first person to break the speed of sound outside a vehicle. He plans to dive 120,000ft – nearly 23 miles – from the adapted weather balloon full of helium. The journey will take just ten minutes.

Continue reading HERE

The current skydiving record is 19 miles and it occurred over 50 years ago.

 


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