Three Potentially Habitable Planets Found Orbiting Gliese 667C - Universe Today
A closer look at the previously-studied nearby star Gliese 667C has revealed a treasure trove of planets – at least six – with three super-Earths in the habitable zone around the star. Gliese 667C is part of a triple star system (Gliese 667) and is just over one third of the mass of our Sun. … Continue reading "Three Potentially Habitable Planets Found Orbiting Gliese 667C"
Spectacular Billion Pixel Panorama from NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover - Universe Today
This is a cropped, reduced version of panorama from NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity with 1.3 billion pixels in the full-resolution version. See full panorama below. It shows Curiosity at the “Rocknest” site where the rover scooped up samples of windblown dust and sand. Curiosity used three cameras to take the component images on several different … Continue reading "Spectacular Billion Pixel Panorama from NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover"
Stack printer concept ditches the tray, eats columns of paper instead | Engadget
Let's face it: even clever 2D printers aren't usually fun to watch. Mugi Yamamoto's Stack concept livens things up a bit, however. Instead of relying on a tray, the printer swallows paper from a column underneath -- like an animal that only eats company reports. The trayless design isn't just for novelty's sake, though. Stack is more portable than its conventional peers, and it's much less of a hassle to reload. Yamamoto has had a working Stack prototype for months, but he now tells Wired…
Curiosity Spies a Martian Annular Eclipse - Universe Today
It’s always interesting to consider the astronomical goings-on that occur under alien skies. On August 17th, Curiosity wowed us once again, catching the above sequence of images of the Martian moon Phobos transiting the Sun. Such phenomena have been captured by the Curiosity, Opportunity and Spirit rovers before, as the twin Martian moons of Deimos … Continue reading "Curiosity Spies a Martian Annular Eclipse"
Ben Harrow - What Makes an Infographic Cool? — Cool Infographics
Guest Post by Ben Harrow Infographics are a visual representation of engaging and enlightening statistics or facts - as Randy puts it, “infographics turn data into information”. Now, a lot of interesting people have said a lot of interesting things about what makes an infographic ‘cool’ -
Planets in Orbit Around Earth! — Cool Infographics
What if we had a planet instead of a Moon? Photographer, space artist, illustrator and former art director for the National Air & Space Museum’s Albert Einstein Planetarium, Ron Miller , created a series of very cool images that visualize how the rest of the planets in our solar