Tag Archives: Earth

31 (million miles from Earth)

What does Earth look like from 31 million miles away (or 50,000 kilometers or 50,000,000 meters or 5 x 10+7 away like in Powers of Ten)? Below is part of  Astronomy Picture of the Day on 9/3/2008 (with the bonus of seeing the moon orbiting Earth)!! 2008 September 3 “On July 4th, 2005, the Deep [...]

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(Asteroid 2003 QQ) 47

From NASA – September 3, 2003 Asteroid 2003 QQ47′s Potential Earth Impact in 2014 Ruled Out “Newly discovered asteroid 2003 QQ47 has received considerable media attention over the last few days because it had a small chance of colliding with the Earth in the year 2014 and was rated a “1″ on the Torino impact [...]

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(16)75

In 1675, Charles II of England founded the Royal Observatory Greenwich in order to improve global naval navigation (10+7).  Many disasters had occurred at sea because sailors did not know the precise longitude (East/West direction) of where they were when out of sight of land.  “In 1714, Parliament established a panel of experts, the Board [...]

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80 (Beats at Discover Magazine)

80 Beats/Discover Magazine is an online blog of some exciting, unexpected developments in science including observations of wildlife and articles from science journals.  For example, I just learned that some dolphins protect their snouts with sponges when seeking fish in rocky areas.  And in order to stop blood-sucking, disease carrying mosquitoes, one solution being researched [...]

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(Element) 94 (and the future of the Space Age)

11.09.1967 Brazil, Atlantic Ocean, Africa, Sahara and Antarctica seen from Apollo 4 Image from NASA Element 94 on the Periodic Table is Plutonium. (10-12) “The isotope 233Pu was used in the American Apollo lunar missions to power seismic and other equipment on the lunar surface.”  On page 37 of NASA’s Fiscal Year 2010 -Performance and Accountability [...]

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Just how big is our Earth?

This is an exhibition shot from Powers of Ten: A Rough Sketch for a Proposed Exhibition on Scale currently showing at the Eames Office in Santa Monica, California. Near the top of the photo, notice two large square images taken from the film Powers of Ten: the left image (10+11) depicts the inner solar system [...]

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