Tag Archives: solar system

Pioneer 10: darkness at the edge of town

The Pioneer anomaly, a long-discussed discrepancy between the expected and actual speeds of the Pioneer spacecraft, has tantalized researchers with the possibility of an exotic new physics. A solution may be close at handand even if it supports the standard model, it's pretty amazing.

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Cassini Approaches Enceladus and Other Incredible Recent Images from Space

Today’s The Big Picture subject is our Solar System. They’ve chronicled a beautiful collection of photos from outer space taken within the last month or so. Above is a 30-frame sequence of Cassini’s approach towards the icy plumes of Enceladus, the sixth-largest moon of Saturn. After the jump you’ll see an actual Aurora Australis as seen from space, a few ...

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Gaining Prospective Through Science

We’re so small. So insignifigant. If anybody needs me I’ll be shooting myself in the face the rest of the day. At least I can rest assured, knowing that Gearfuse is readable on 6 of the 8 planets in our solar system. We’re huge on Uranus. Link

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Astronomers Capture Images Outside Our Solar System

Outer space is filled with things we’ll never know about. Beautiful objects swirling around in the fiery cosmos. How poetic. Luckily, we have half-decent scientists here in America (and some OK ones from Britain) who used the Gemini North and Keck telescopes at the Mauna Kea observatory in Hawaii to explore outside our solar system. After a little digging, they ...

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