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Watch “The Computer Hack That Saved Apollo 14” on YouTube

September 22nd, 2017 No comments

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Watch “Eclipse 2017: One Nation Under The Sun | NPR” on YouTube

August 27th, 2017 No comments

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Next US Solar Eclipse

August 23rd, 2017 No comments

From Accuweather

Miss 2017’s total solar eclipse? Start planning for the next one in 2024
August 21, 2017; 9:29 AM

Monday’s total solar eclipse was one of the biggest astronomical events of the year, but people that missed it will have the chance to see another in less than a decade.

On April 8, 2024, the shadow of the moon will once again completely block out the sun across the United States, this time from Texas to Maine. Portions of Mexico and eastern Canada will also experience a total solar eclipse. This will provide a second opportunity for people in the U.S. to experience one of nature’s most beautiful displays.

Many major cities will be in the path of the 2024 total solar eclipse, including Dallas; Little Rock, Arkansas; Indianapolis; Cleveland; Buffalo, New York; and Montreal.

Similar to this week’s eclipse, much of the rest of North America will experience a partial solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, with the exception of Alaska and far northwestern Canada.

Some areas in 2017’s total solar eclipse path of totality will once again experience a total solar eclipse in 2024, including Carbondale, Illinois; Cape Girardeau, Missouri; and Paducah, Kentucky.

While the next total solar eclipse in the U.S. will not occur until 2024, it will be preceded by an annular solar eclipse just a few months prior.

During an annular solar eclipse, the moon is farther away from the Earth, so it is not quite large enough to block out all of the light from the sun. Because of this, this type of eclipse has been given the nickname of the ‘Ring of Fire’ eclipse.

This Ring of Fire eclipse will occur on Oct. 14, 2023, and will be visible from California to Texas and across portions of Central America and South America.

An annular solar eclipse is seen in the sky over Yokohama near Tokyo Monday, May 21, 2012. The annular solar eclipse, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, was visible to wide areas across the continent Monday morning. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

People from coast to coast have often called 2017’s eclipse the ‘Great American Eclipse,’ but this name might also be adopted for a solar eclipse later this century.

On Aug. 12, 2045, the shadow of the moon will once again track across the United States, this time from Northern California to Florida.

Some may argue that this eclipse will be more impressive than 2017’s as the moon will completely block out the sun for over 6 minutes, more than twice as long as this week’s eclipse.

This will also be the longest total solar eclipse experienced anywhere in the world until 2114.

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Watch “ECLIPSE 2017” on YouTube

August 22nd, 2017 No comments

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My Eclipse Pics

August 21st, 2017 No comments

I watched the eclipse from Lake Barkley State Park in Kentucky. I am so glad I took the day and traveled to see totality. It was an experience I shall NEVER NEVER EVER forget!

Below are just two of the shots I took…..

To see all my shots….click here

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Lockheed Martin Confirms: SR-72 Plans Will Move Ahead

June 9th, 2017 No comments


Since 2013, Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works crew has been promising the world that it will build a hypersonic jet, but we’ve yet to see progress in the development of the aircraft.

However, the aerospace giant has announced that it has passed a number of technological milestones and believes that it knows how to build a hypersonic SR-72.

In a statement to Aviation Week, Rob Weiss, Lockheed Martin’s executive vice president for Skunk Works said, “We’ve been saying hypersonics is two years away for the last 20 years, but all I can say is the technology is mature and we, along with DARPA and the services, are working hard to get that capability into the hands of our warfighters as soon as possible”.

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Watch “Carl Sagan explains why aliens are not visiting us all the time” on YouTube

May 4th, 2017 No comments

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NASA’s Software Catalog

March 6th, 2017 No comments
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Exoplanet discovery: Five facts you need to know about Nasa’s new solar system | The Independent

February 23rd, 2017 No comments
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‘Liftoff of Orion’ video

December 5th, 2014 No comments

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