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A peanut in the middle of our galaxy


It turns out that the center of our galaxy resembles the shape of a peanut according to new research.  UCLA’s R. Michael Rich is looking to map this dense inner region of the Milky Way. It can be thought of as a big metropolitan area with “stellar suburbs” of stars at the edges that can be anywhere from a few million years old to some 12 billion years old.

The way he plans to do this is to use images taken from a 500 megapixel camera - To put that in another way, an image taken from this camera would need 250 computer screens to view. So a supercomputer will then parse through that data and reduce the images for viewing.

Rich hopes to use this study to better understand how our galaxy has formed and evolved over time.

Read more about the project 

(Source: space.com)

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Panorama of the Moon taken by Apollo 15 astronauts.

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Panorama of the Moon taken by Apollo 15 astronauts.

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Meet the CSA’s RADARSAT-2

Capable of scanning the Earth at all times, RADARSAT 2 has typically acquired more than 30,000 images a year since its launch in 2007. The information provided is used for a vast array of applications like increasing our agriculture’s sustainability and helping coordinate rescue teams following a natural disaster.

To learn more about RADARSAT-2 : http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/satellites/radarsat2/default.asp

Credit : Canadian Space Agency

(Source: youtube.com)

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Docking the last Automated Transfer Vehicle

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The inscription above the entrance to Space Camp

I always wanted to go to space camp. They should have an adult version.

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The inscription above the entrance to Space Camp

I always wanted to go to space camp. They should have an adult version.

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Dr. Robert H. Goddard stands next to the worlds first liquid propelled rocket in 1935

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Dr. Robert H. Goddard stands next to the worlds first liquid propelled rocket in 1935