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Top Ten Astronomy Pictures of 2007
Topic: Science 10:47 am EST, Dec 21, 2007

There are so many incredible astronomical photographs released every year that picking ten as the most beautiful is a substantial task. But it becomes easier when you consider the science behind the image as well. Does this image tell us more than that one? Was the scientific result drawn from an image surprising, or did it firm up a previously considered hypothesis?

Still, there’s something to be said for a simple, drop dead gorgeous picture.

So here I present my Top Ten Astronomy Pictures for 2007.

Top Ten Astronomy Pictures of 2007

RE: Shuttle Landing from the HUD (WMV)
Topic: Science 2:28 pm EST, Nov 29, 2007

possibly noteworthy wrote:
Is the linked video anything like this one from 2006:

The linked video was similar but less edited and the landing was during the day. Your video is also quite cool though...

RE: Shuttle Landing from the HUD (WMV)

Shuttle Landing from the HUD (WMV)
Topic: Science 11:30 am EST, Nov 28, 2007

This lo-res 8.5MB (6min 45sec) video looks through the HUD (Heads Up Display) on the flight deck. You hear the flight deck audio of the three astronauts interacting.

The video starts at about FL830 (83,000 ft),

260 Kts, Mach 2.5 velocity and 1.1 Gs.

You'll hear the term HAC (Heading Alignment Cylinder) used a lot.

It is the shuttle's version of a traffic pattern to line up with the runway
centerline. It is a circular instead of rectangular pattern.

Shuttle Landing from the HUD (WMV)

BBC NEWS | Health | Skin transformed into stem cells
Topic: Science 4:37 pm EST, Nov 20, 2007

Human skin cells have been reprogrammed by two groups of scientists to mimic embryonic stem cells with the potential to become any tissue in the body.

The breakthrough promises a plentiful new source of cells for use in research into new treatments for many diseases.

BBC NEWS | Health | Skin transformed into stem cells

Surfer dude stuns physicists with theory of everything - Telegraph
Topic: Science 9:38 pm EST, Nov 16, 2007

While most of this is over my head. Is it possible that this could become the Grand Unified Theory we are all looking forward to?

Even if it isn't the pdf is very interesting.

Surfer dude stuns physicists with theory of everything - Telegraph

Kaguya (Selene) Images of Earth-Rise Over the Moon | SpaceRef
Topic: Science 9:40 am EST, Nov 14, 2007

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) have successfully performed the world's first high-definition image taking of an Earth-rise* by the lunar explorer "KAGUYA" (SELENE,) which was injected into a lunar orbit at an altitude of about 100 km on October 18, 2007 (Japan Standard Time. Following times and dates are all JST.)

Don't miss the pictures and video.

Kaguya (Selene) Images of Earth-Rise Over the Moon | SpaceRef

Parallel Universes Exist
Topic: Science 11:17 am EDT, Sep 26, 2007

Parallel universes really do exist, according to a mathematical discovery by Oxford scientists described by one expert as "one of the most important developments in the history of science".

The parallel universe theory, first proposed in 1950 by the US physicist Hugh Everett, helps explain mysteries of quantum mechanics that have baffled scientists for decades, it is claimed.

In Everett's "many worlds" universe, every time a new physical possibility is explored, the universe splits. Given a number of possible alternative outcomes, each one is played out - in its own universe.

A motorist who has a near miss, for instance, might feel relieved at his lucky escape. But in a parallel universe, another version of the same driver will have been killed. Yet another universe will see the motorist recover after treatment in hospital. The number of alternative scenarios is endless.

It is a bizarre idea which has been dismissed as fanciful by many experts. But the new research from Oxford shows that it offers a mathematical answer to quantum conundrums that cannot be dismissed lightly - and suggests that Dr Everett, who was a Phd student at Princeton University when he came up with the theory, was on the right track."

Parallel Universes Exist

NASA World Wind
Topic: Science 1:48 pm EDT, Aug 22, 2007

This looks WAY more cool than Google Earth.

Combining LandSat 7 imagery with Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) Data, World Wind can display a dramatic view of the Earth at eye level. Users will literally be able to fly across the world in any direction.


Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) has produced a set of visually intense animations that demonstrate a variety of subjects such as hurricane dynamics and seasonal changes across the globe.

World Wind can take these animations and play them directly on the world. Anyone can immediately grasp where the event is taking place as World Wind rotates automatically into view.


Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS produces a set of time relevant data that's updated every day. MODIS catalogs fires, floods, dust, smoke, storms and even volcanic activity.

GLOBE sample - maximum temperature demonstrated GLOBE

World Wind is capable of browsing through and displaying GLOBE data based on any time the user wants. For example, a user can download today's (or any previous day's) temperature across the world.

NASA World Wind

Is There Anything Good About Men? And Other Tricky Questions
Topic: Science 10:29 am EDT, Aug 22, 2007

For women, the optimal thing to do is go along with the crowd, be nice, play it safe. The odds are good that men will come along and offer sex and you’ll be able to have babies

Is There Anything Good About Men? And Other Tricky Questions

In Google Earth, a Service for Scanning the Heavens - New York Times
Topic: Science 10:06 am EDT, Aug 22, 2007

Google is unveiling within Google Earth today a new service called Sky that will allow users to view the skies as seen from Earth. Like Google Earth, Sky will let users fly around and zoom in, exposing increasingly detailed imagery of some 100 million stars and 200 million galaxies.

In Google Earth, a Service for Scanning the Heavens - New York Times

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