Wednesday, August 17, 2005

"Its like Pandroa's Box, But I can use it!"

Borrowing from amateur astronomers, German researchers have developed a folding space telescope that collapses into the size of a large suitcase during launch but which unpacks to its full length once in orbit.

By collapsing that space, the team was able to reduce the DST’s volume during launch by 70% and its weight by 50% compared to other space telescopes with similar apertures.

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Milky Way central nougat seen better now...

An artist's rendering of the Milky Way and its central bar structure, with the Sun's position noted. NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (SSC/Caltech)

A new infrared survey that claims to be the most comprehensive structural analysis of our galaxy confirms previous evidence for a central bar of stars.

The bar is embedded in the center of the galaxy's spiral arms and cuts across the heart of it all where a supermassive black hole resides. The survey found that the bar is longer than thought and sits at a sharp angle to the galaxy's main plane.

"This is the best evidence ever for this long central bar in our galaxy," said Ed Churchwell, a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of astronomy.

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Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (SSC/Caltech)

Whats the Use?

Really, Whats the point... 1.60 ghz pc.. with 64mb memory.. Why?

Hmm... Im baffled by this one...

Taken at Dana Point, Ca

Sweet 2d Holograms...