This is so cool:
50 years old!!! My car should look so good . . .
That video mentions Goldstone, Madrid, and Canberra. Those are the complexes of NASA’s Deep Space Network. It’s cool to check in from time to time and see who is talking to whom: DSN Now
That is interesting.
That’s so cool! Now what we need is a couple thousand telescopes in orbit at various distances from the sun.
Researchers used small samples of dust collected during the 1969-1972 Apollo missions to grow a type of cress.
Now we need to get some Martian soil back, and see how it is at growing potatoes.
my favorite headline about this was at iO9, maybe, but it basically said, “moon soil was used to grow plants, and they hate it.” lol
“Every plant - whether in a lunar sample or in a control - looked the same up until about day six.”
After that, differences emerged. The plants grown in moon soil started to show stress, developed more slowly and ended up stunted.
So after 6 days the seed’s food reserves were exhausted and they began to starve in the dead moon dust.
Too much gravitational lensing. Take it back to the shop!
Man, that comparison with the same field from Hubble. It may or may not be a leap in aquity, but at least we have another scope up. Hope they’re working on the next one, maybe a really big optical interferometer.
Your Eyes got my wife’s prescription wrong, too.
I remember watching the Apollo-Soyuz hook-up; I even have the stamp.
I don’t understand why we don’t use some kind of helium mix on the ground and let the astronauts decompress before docking at the ISS. Sure they’d have to put a de-squeaker filter on coms, but the raw audio would be hilarious.
One missed opportunity for the Apple show.