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career: Astronomers Find a New Type of Planet: The "Mega-Earth" 06-05

career: Astronomers Find a New Type of Planet: The "Mega-Earth" 06-05 | Spacetime Curiosities | Scoop.it
#Astronomers Find a New Type of Planet: The "Mega-Earth". #Harvard,#Astrophysics, #MegaEarth,#Astronomy, http://t.co/gwkDiutUjk
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It seems like we’re learning something new every day that sometimes rock the foundation of the very disciplines we study. The founding of the new “Mega Earth” has massive implications on the history of the universe and all the scientific speculation of the origins of life as we know it. 

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Michio Kaku ★ Quantum Physics God And Science Multiverse Theory Quantum Mechanics ♦ Universe

About: Alien BBC Documentary Clip, Quantum Physics, God, Michio Kaku, Multiverse Theory, Universe, Science - YouTube Video A BBC interview with Dr. Michio Ka...
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Perhaps my favourite theoretical astrophysicist alongside Carl Sagan is Michio Kaku. Expanding on an increasingly popular concept/theory of the multiverse in modern day pop science, Dr, Kaku explains how the unhindered expansion might cause us a premature death.  

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Astrophysics - Distance - spectroscopic parallax - (IB Physics, GCSE, A level, AP)

Apparent brightness/luminosity method For free videos and study notes, as well as online revision courses, go to www.studynova.com.
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There are several important yardsticks to the measurement of time and space and the forces working within them. There’s the interplay of light and gravity, and other more obscure forces like dark matter and dark energy. The Spectroscopic Parallax explains how luminosity factors in the calculation of distance over space using the standard measure of light.

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Transiting Exoplanet With Longest Known Year Discovered By Kepler Mission - RedOrbit

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RedOrbit Transiting Exoplanet With Longest Known Year Discovered By Kepler Mission RedOrbit A group of astronomers working at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) has discovered a transiting exoplanet, named Kepler 421b, with the...
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Now we’re all familiar with the Goldilocks rule in planetary circumstellar arrangements; not too hot, not too cold, that’s why we exist. But what if it’s a fantastically frozen winter wonderland that you want to live in, or a simmering sulfuric pool of fine salts and massively heated luxuries, what distance would you want your planet of residence to be at in relation to the sun? 

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Rupert Sheldrake - The Science Delusion BANNED TED TALK

Re-uploaded as TED have decided to censor Rupert and remove this video from the TEDx youtube channel. Follow this link for TED's statement on the matter and ...
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Science is an endless quest of inquiry whose methods of research and theory commonly yield more, if not as many, questions as they do answers. There is a tendency to treat science as a substitute for religion but while we challenge the theological fundamentals of religion we’re becoming increasingly reluctant to subject the tenets of science to the same level of debate and contest when in fact we really should. Rupert Sheldrake puts these precepts to the sword in an interesting, rudimentarily thought provoking, and seemingly highly contentious speech on TED TALKs. 

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The mind of Michio Kaku | Cosmos Magazine

The mind of Michio Kaku | Cosmos Magazine | Spacetime Curiosities | Scoop.it
Michio Kaku / What is a theoretical physicist doing writing a book about the mind? http://t.co/hnS9vt5E0i

#physics #neuroscience #philosop…
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Quantum mechanics is the most philosophical of all sciences and for obvious reasons. Theoretical imaginings of one period is most frequently deemed contemporarily absurd while being retrospectively sound. Quantum physics, with its fascination with physical phenomena and abstract formulations, thread the fine line of rationality and insanity sometimes.    

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Astronauts will become aquanauts in unusual space training - Florida Today

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Astronauts will become aquanauts in unusual space training
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With an eye to exploring outer space, a multi-national crew of four astronauts today will submerge into "inner space," diving to an undersea habitat off the Florida Keys.
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Having astronauts train as aquanauts isn’t as absurd of an idea as it first seems. NASA does it so why not the French and Japanese? Preparing oneself to the harsh realities of realities of space is to critical to survival so why not run practice in the other most uninhabitable place for humans—the ocean’s deep. 

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Cloud Chamber video discusses astrophysics; astronaut AMA - IncGamers.com

Cloud Chamber video discusses astrophysics; astronaut AMA - IncGamers.com | Spacetime Curiosities | Scoop.it
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Two bits of interesting Cloud Chamber news, today: a video, and an AMA with an astronaut. First off, then, the video.
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Some men just want to watch the world learn. Formal pedagogy through the interactive new media of video games—I like that idea. Cloud Chamber fuels the learning of the nature and beginnings of the subatomic particles though communal analysis and debate in deciphering the signals of the universe within it.    

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Chris Lintott: Harnessing Online Help for Science - OZY

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Chris Lintott: Harnessing Online Help for Science
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Zooniverse isn't the only site outsourcing scientific research. MIT uses Eye Wire to map neurons.
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Is the subject matter of astrology too lofty for you? Well don’t be daunted because a little self-motivation instilled with a bit of inspiration from pedagogy can turn amateurs into vital contributors to the field of space science.  Zooniverse is here to prove that crowdsourcing with science can produce stunning results for the discipline. 

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Japanese Bonsai Tree and Flowers Launched into Space in Incredible Journey

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Japanese artist Azuma Makoto has worked with bonsai trees in the past, but his newest botanical art project is out of this world—literally. On July 15, Makoto and his crew ventured to Nevada’s Black Rock Desert to launch two objects into space: "Shiki 1," a 50-year-old white pine bonsai suspended from a metal frame, and an untitled arrangement of orchids, hydrangeas, lilies, irises, and other flowers.
To accomplish the mission, called Exobiotanica, Makoto collaborated with JP Aerospace, a volunteer-based organization that constructs and sends vessels into orbit. Working from the middle of the night until dawn, the team secured the plants to lightweight devices hanging from helium balloons. After attaching tracking devices, still cameras, and GoPro video cameras to record the unique space flight, the bonsai and the floral arrangement were launched into the stratosphere, soaring to the amazing heights of 91,800 ft (27.98 km) and 87,000 ft (26.51 km), respectively. Although the vessels…


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Is there complex organic life waiting for us outside the habitable confines of earth’s atmosphere? There is now, even if it was only for a fleeting moment or two. Artist Azuma Makoto retorts the age old somewhat philosophical question of life outside earth with poetry in motion. Whoever said that art and science were two mutually exclusive fields of interest?  

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