Archive for ‘Science’

April 6, 2011

Gorgeous pictures from this Soyuz/ISS hatch opening

This evening’s Soyuz / International Space Station hatch opening gave some gorgeous views of our beautiful planet from space. The event was carried live in NASA TV.

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All shots grabbed from NASA TV’s live coverage .

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March 17, 2011

The Arrow of Time – Wonders of the Universe – BBC Two

I will return to my normal blogging schedule shortly – busy absorbing world news, working and getting used to my new Samsung Galaxy Tab. In the meantime enjoy some excerpts from the best science series I have seen in years.

 

February 27, 2011

Our remarkable universe – solar flare video

Via Russia Today.

“NASA’s Solar Dynamic Observatory filmed images of a large solar flare on February 24 2011. The (M3.6 rating) event is not the strongest solar flare ever recorded but was still big enough to kick up a huge tendril of plasma, known as a solar prominence. The entire eruption lasted for about 90 minutes. Thursday’s flare was the latest in a recent series of of sun storm emissions, but its blast was directed away from the Earth and is not expected to pose any disruption to satellites or other electronic systems. Scientists use a three tier system to classify solar flares; Class X are the largest and most powerful, Class M are medium but still considered very large, while Class C are the weakest..””