GRIMT3CH Technology, Geekery, & General Nerdiness

30Oct/090

Absolutely Amazing Milky Way Portrait

Credit: Axel Mellinger

Credit: Axel Mellinger

The internet is an amazing place.  Space.com just posted an amazing image of the Milky Way. And it turns out the professor that created the image is a faculty member of Central Michigan University, Axel Mellinger, just a few miles north of Shepherd.  It is an amazing combination of over 3,000 images.  Check out the high resolution image here.

Image credit: Axel Mellinger, A Color All-Sky Panorama Image of the Milky Way, Publ. Astron. Soc. Pacific 121, 1180-1187 (2009).

[Via Space.com]

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28Oct/090

Ares I-X First Test Launch Successful!


Ares I-X First Test Launch Successful

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27Oct/090

Holy Hannah, a laboratory created BLACK HOLE!

blackholeHold onto everything!!!

Not really, but it looks like a pseudo black hole has been created in a lab don't worry the world isn't in danger yet.  The Large Hardon Collider is still off line right, right??

From the lead scientist, this is a "Electromagnetic black hole [that] can only trap and absorb the incoming electromagnetic waves," Cui wrote in an e-mail. "It cannot trap and absorb other matters as the real black hole."  But hey who else can say, I just created a black hole and we're all still here.

[Via Space.com]

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27Oct/090

NASA Moves Forward with Ares I-X Launch

aresHopefully everything goes well and NASA will begin a new chapter of space exploration.

"The rocket is Ares I-X — a suborbital prototype for the Ares I rocket NASA plans to use to launch its shuttle successor, the Orion spacecraft. Currently the world's tallest booster in service, the Ares I-X rolled out to the launch pad early Tuesday and is slated to blast off Oct. 27 at 8 a.m. EDT (1200 GMT) on a short demonstration flight."

[Via Space.com]

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