On Wednesday night, February 20th, the full Moon will turn a delightful shade of red and possibly turquoise, too. It's a total lunar eclipse—the last one until Dec. 2010. Sky watchers in Europe, the Americas, parts of the Middle East and Africa are favored for good views of the two-hour event.
Varun's Blog - At the Speed of Light !
A fact is a simple statement that everyone believes. It is innocent, unless found guilty. A hypothesis is a novel suggestion that no one wants to believe. It is guilty, until found effective. ~Edward Teller
A very warm welcome to my th reader.Why speed of light ? Well, the aim of this blog is to reach the impossible by exploration and scientific fervor. Exploration never ends, knowledge never dies but Speed of Light can be achieved ....
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Sunday, February 03, 2008
The Japanese Space Agency intends to launch a paper aeroplane from orbit, and they expect it to reach the ground intact.
The plane - about 20 cm in length - weighs less than 30 grams and is folded in the shape of a Space Shuttle. While searing re-entry temperatures can burn up large vehicles, Suzuki believes the small paper aircraft is well-suited for the descent.
If it sounds a bit daft; they already tested it at Mach 7!
Locating the plane after reentry could be a bit of a challenge. Read more about it.
Posted by Varun Khetarpal
This is science !
Photos of Comet Mcnaught !
Astro-photographer? Send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org and have them featured on this blog with your name. Comet Mcnaught : Pictures taken with Nikon D100 on 19/1/07 from Manning Point, northern NSW, Australia by Mr. Peter Enright.