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If you were in a spacecraft traveling between galaxies, how would you measure your velocity?

Velocity is relative, as is everything in the universe. Relative to Earth? Relative to a nearby galaxy?

In space you are standing still. You are not moving at all. 39 more words

Science

Martian Fluvial Flows, Placid and Catastrophic

Despite the fact that, apart localized dust surfaces in summer, the surface of Mars has had average temperatures that never exceeded about minus 50 degrees C over its lifetime, it also has had some quite unexpected fluid systems. 874 more words

New Zealand's Space Program

This is New Zealand. (At the bottom right).

And this is the main part of the North Island, with the Mahia Peninsula sticking out of the SE coast. 243 more words

Any Old Stuff

Newly discovered type of galaxy creates stars at light speedĀ 

A team of astronomers has discovered a new kind of galaxy which, although extremely old–formed less than a billion years after the Big Bang–creates stars more than a hundred times faster than our own Milky Way. 379 more words

Everyday Science

Spiritual Astronomy

What is spiritual astronomy? It involves looking at the discoveries of astronomy in a novel and more personal way that can lead us to making similar spiritual discoveries about ourselves. 287 more words

May 24, 1962 - Scott Carpenter on the Way to Mercury-Atlas 7 Launch Site

Astronaut Scott Carpenter walks to the launch site to begin the Mercury-Atlas 7 (MA-7) mission on May 24, 1962. Carpenter’s Aurora 7 capsule lifted off aboard an Atlas rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 7:45 a.m. 22 more words

Jonathan Offt

May 24, 1962 - Scott Carpenter on the Way to Mercury-Atlas 7 Launch Site

Astronaut Scott Carpenter walks to the launch site to begin the Mercury-Atlas 7 (MA-7) mission on May 24, 1962. Carpenter’s Aurora 7 capsule lifted off aboard an Atlas rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 7:45 a.m. 22 more words

Jonathan Offt