April 13th, 2011 § Leave a Comment
Hooray for space stuff! Here are my latest cool space stories:
Space Shuttle Discovery has been retired, and here are some pretty cool pictures of technicians taking it apart for cleaning. It basically looks like it’s made from tinfoil
Hers is a NASA video commemorating the space shuttle, narrated by William Shatner:
Apostolos Christou and David Asher have discovered a pretty neat Asteroid called SO16 that has a similar orbit to the earth. Most asteroids have unstable orbits, but this one is following us around and could stay on the same path for a million years.
An article on the BBC talks about a red giant, seen by the Kepler telescope, that doesn’t emit sound waves like stars usually do. This isn’t what interested me though – what did is that in 2001 the BBC reported on the first sound waves to be measured from a star other than our sun. That’s just ten years ago yet now it’s mentioned off-hand like it’s nothing special at all