December 08, 2010
You might enjoy taking a look at this! Spacelog is taking the original NASA transcripts from early space missions and snazzing them up with a more compelling presentation. Here's the famous moment in the Apollo 13 mission:
Houston, we've had a problem. We've had a MAIN B BUS UNDERVOLT.
Wonderful stuff. Not quite as compelling as the popular that we've all come to know, huh? The site is looking for help with getting more missions transcripts up...go here and scroll down to "Getting involved without technical knowledge".
December 03, 2010
Whew! There's a lot of terrific material floating around the vastness of cyberspace. Choosing what to pay attention to becomes crucial to time management. Chances are this short video (just over three minutes), Finding Joy, has crossed your screen before. I invite you to give yourself a re-treat and view it anyway. "Simple secrets for a happy life." Definitely worth it!
To see Finding Joy, click this glorious winter portrait of The Monroe Institute ...
December 02, 2010
Circular patterns in the universe's pervasive background radiation suggest the Big Bang was only the latest of many.
This mind boggling theory, reported by Ron Cowan in a recent Science News article, may offer the broadest perspective yet on our place in the cosmic scheme of things. From the article:
Most cosmologists trace the birth of the universe to the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago. But a new analysis of the relic radiation generated by that explosive event suggests the universe got its start eons earlier and has cycled through myriad episodes of birth and death, with the Big Bang merely the most recent in a series of starting guns.
That startling notion, proposed by theoretical physicist Roger Penrose of the University of Oxford in England and Vahe Gurzadyan of the Yerevan Physics Institute and Yerevan State University in Armenia, goes against the standard theory of cosmology known as inflation.
The researchers base their findings on circular patterns they discovered in the cosmic microwave background, the ubiquitous microwave glow left over from the Big Bang. The circular features indicate that the cosmos itself circles through epochs of endings and beginnings, Penrose and Gurzadyan assert. The researchers describe their controversial findings in an article posted at arXiv.org on November 17.
http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/66525/title/Cosmic_rebirth" target="_blank">See full source article here.
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