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crookedindifference:

Teddy Bears in Space!

Four teddy bears voyaged to the edge of space in an experiment run by Cambridge University Spaceflight, with the SPARKS science club at Parkside Community College and Coleridge Community College. The bears were lifted to 30,085 metres above sea level on a latex high altitude balloon filled with helium. The aim of the experiment was to determine which materials provided the best insulation against the -53° C temperatures experienced during the journey. Each of the bears wore a different space suit designed by the 11-13 year olds from SPARKS.


Freakin’ 11-13 year olds. KIDS. Kids are AMAZING. They are testing space suits in SPACE. This is truly an exciting time for science :)

itsfullofstars:

crookedindifference:

Teddy Bears in Space!

Four teddy bears voyaged to the edge of space in an experiment run by Cambridge University Spaceflight, with the SPARKS science club at Parkside Community College and Coleridge Community College. The bears were lifted to 30,085 metres above sea level on a latex high altitude balloon filled with helium. The aim of the experiment was to determine which materials provided the best insulation against the -53° C temperatures experienced during the journey. Each of the bears wore a different space suit designed by the 11-13 year olds from SPARKS.

Freakin’ 11-13 year olds. KIDS. Kids are AMAZING. They are testing space suits in SPACE. This is truly an exciting time for science :)

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fuckyeahspace:

This awesome photo of Jupiter was snapped by an amateur astronomer in Australia on 30 Aug, 2010. [via]

fuckyeahspace:

This awesome photo of Jupiter was snapped by an amateur astronomer in Australia on 30 Aug, 2010. [via]

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“We’re at the dawn of a new era, in which computation between humans and machines is being mixed.”
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Lunar solar power plant concept:
6.8k miles of solar panels around Moon’s equator, power sent to Earth via microwave/lasers.

Lunar solar power plant concept:

6.8k miles of solar panels around Moon’s equator, power sent to Earth via microwave/lasers.

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Space Exploration Unconference



(Photo by Halans)

SpaceUp is the first space unconference open to all, where participants decide the topics, schedule, and structure of the event. Unconferences have been held about technology, science, transit, and even cupcakes, but this is the first one focused on space exploration.

Everyone who attends SpaceUp is encouraged to give a talk, moderate a panel, or start a discussion. Sessions are proposed and scheduled on the day they’re given, which means the usual “hallway conversations” turn into full-fledged topics.

SpaceUp will take place on February 27-28 at the San Diego Air & Space Museum.

To learn more and register to participate, visit: http://spaceup.org/

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Introducing astrotags

The Royal Observatory in Greenwish (which we had the pleasure of being invited to for the Citizen Science Alliance workshop last month), has put together a gorgeous animated video introducing astrotags:

Astrotags are a new way to label your astronomy photos with their celestial subject and its location. This short film, made by Jim Le Fevre and Mike Paterson for the Royal Observatory’s Astronomy Photographer of the Year exhibition, shows you how. So have a watch, then astrotag your pictures at the Astronomy Photographer of the Year group on Flickr. If everyone joins in we can make a beautiful and accurate map of the night sky… so pass the word on.

To learn more about the technology and data driving astrotagging, read up on this great interview of Astrometry.net by Flickr about how anyone can make contributions to astronomical science.

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