Astronomy, People, Space

Great Space Quotes list of The Space Monitor

Very interesting blog about space The Space Monitor brings list of Great Space Quotes. So logic, so meaningfull but would it be true.

Some of my favourites :

“The earth is the cradle of humankind, but one cannot live in the cradle forever.”
—Konstantin Tsiolkovsky

“The dinosaurs became extinct because they didn’t have a space program. And if we become extinct because we don’t have a space program, it’ll serve us right!”
— Larry Nevin

“It [the rocket] will free man from his remaining chains, the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet. It will open to him the gates of heaven.”
— Wernher von Braun

“The regret on our side is, they used to say years ago, we are reading about you in science class. Now they say, we are reading about you in history class.”
— Neil Armstrong, July 1999

read full list at The Space Monitor

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Astronomy, Science, Space, Video

NASA : Sun stripped Comet’s trail [video]

From Nasa site : “On
April 20, 2007, the comet had just dipped inside the orbit
of Mercury, perilously close to the sun, when a solar eruption
struck and literally tore the comet’s tail off. This surely
has happened to comets before, but for the first time in history
a spacecraft was watching. NASA’s STEREO-A probe recorded
a fantastic movie of the collision.”

This looks amazing but not unbeliavable :)
Check out the article
AVI Movie (7MB)
Animated GIF (4MB)

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Astronomy, People, Photography, Space

Rope Trick Effect

From Wikipedia: Rope trick is the term given by physicist John Malik to the curious lines and spikes which emanate from the fireball of certain nuclear explosions just after detonation.

Amazing photo shows this effect. Those damned nuclear explosions look pretty much interesting… Something magical can be found in this forms in space, but after seconds destruction is obvious so Earth experiments are very bad.

More about Rapatronic Camera, that recorded this photo can be found on simplethinking.com

check out previous post about Atomic Explosion Photos

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Art, Flash, Flash Sites, People, Science, Space, Tech

Amazed by Flash : Kubrick2001 – The Space Oddysey explained

I love Flash, everybody knows that. There is great reason for that. I love internet, I love cyberspace and Flash improved internet capability of displaying ideas and information. Kubrick2001 is unbeliavably good experience made in Flash. Almost whole Space Oddysey 2001 story was made in 4 chapters of Flash animations explaining the idea behind Clarke masterpice and Kubrick filming. You will surely enjoy, visit Kubrick2001.

btw Kubrick is one of my favourite directors / especially because one of the best movies of all tme Dr. Strangelove – if you never watched (???) then you must asap

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