xysciences:

Tilt Shift filters applied to Hubble Space Telescope photos.

Tilt Shift filters make the foreground and background of images more blurred, changing the depth of field of these images. 

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tupacabra:

i don’t need a personal trainer i need a personal kanye

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asphyxion:

some of the people on my dash i just assume are their icons bc i’ve never seen their pics so it’s like “oh look gandalf is up late bloggin again” 

crookedindifference:

Read the Apollo 11 Flight Plan in Its 353-Page Entirety

Exactly 45 years ago today, after months of preparation, Apollo 11 embarked on its now-legendary mission to the moon. But what exactly does it take to send three men into the great, vacuous unknown? See for yourself.

This 353-page document is the entire Apollo 11 flight plan in all its scientific glory. And if it gets a little confusing it’s because this is one of those rare cases where, yes, it actually is rocket science.

Thankfully, the National Archives does provide a small amount of decoding of the highly technical literature. This acronym key should be of some help:

  • CSM = Command Service Module
  • CMP = Command Module Pilot (Mike Collins)
  • LM = Lunar Module
  • CDR = Commander of the Mission (Neil Armstrong)
  • LMP = Lunar Module Pilot (Buzz Aldrin)
  • MCC-H = Mission Control Center-Houston.
  • LLM = Lunar Landing Mision
  • S/C = Spacecraft

And as an added bonus, NASA has also kindly made available the entire Apollo 11 onboard voice transcription. Yep—you get to be privy to every last word uttered between our three space heroes as they were making history happen.

compoundchem:

Following on from yesterday’s post on gunpowder, here’s an updated version of one of the earliest posts on the site, looking at the cause of the colours in fireworks: http://wp.me/p4aPLT-1t

compoundchem:

Following on from yesterday’s post on gunpowder, here’s an updated version of one of the earliest posts on the site, looking at the cause of the colours in fireworks: http://wp.me/p4aPLT-1t

spaceexp:

Apollo 17 Command/Service Module in orbit around the moon

spaceexp:

Apollo 17 Command/Service Module in orbit around the moon

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thedemon-hauntedworld:

The Andromeda Galaxy in Ultraviolet Light
Credit: NASA

projecthabu:

     All of the NASA Astronauts since the Gemini Program have trained in Building 9 at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility.

     In the first two photos, you see Crew Compartment Trainer II (CCT-II), representing a continuous cycle of old being replaced with new. CCT-II could be tilted 180 degrees, into various nose-up or nose-down configurations, to simulate different phases of a shuttle flight. This is one of three orbiter mockups that used to be in the facility, two of which have been moved to museum duty. Another piece of old hardware is shown in the third photo, a Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU) trainer, which hasn’t been used since 1984. The fourth photo displays the Space Station Robotic Arm, which is now retired. 

     The rest of the photos show items that are currently being used. Our fifth photo shows the Low-Fidelity Orion Mockup, and sixth shows the Medium-Fidelity Orion Mockup. Crews are currently training in these, preparing for the first manned SLS launch scheduled for 2021.

     Photos seven, eight and nine show the manned, pressurized rover vehicles NASA is experimenting with. These could be used, first, on the surface of the moon. These photos also show two of the air bearing floors, that simulate a frictionless environment, used for microgravity training. The Six Degree of Freedom Dynamic Test System, shown in the final photo, simulates the mechanics of two spacecraft meeting and docking in space.

canadian-space-agency:

ESA Astronaut Alexander Gerst aboard the ISS: “I can trick myself to see clouds over the ocean in this photo. In reality it is the blackness of space at the bottom”
Credit: Alexander Gerst/ESA 

canadian-space-agency:

ESA Astronaut Alexander Gerst aboard the ISS: “I can trick myself to see clouds over the ocean in this photo. In reality it is the blackness of space at the bottom”

Credit: Alexander Gerst/ESA 

(Source: twitter.com)

for-all-mankind:


The space shuttle Endeavour is featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 22 crew member on the International Space Station soon after the shuttle and station began their post-undocking relative separation. Undocking of the two spacecraft occurred at 7:54 p.m. (EST) on Feb. 19, 2010. Also pictured are the newly-installed Tranquility node and Cupola; along with a Russian Soyuz spacecraft docked with the station. Earth’s horizon and the blackness of space provide the backdrop for the scene.
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Two beautiful vehicles.

for-all-mankind:

The space shuttle Endeavour is featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 22 crew member on the International Space Station soon after the shuttle and station began their post-undocking relative separation. Undocking of the two spacecraft occurred at 7:54 p.m. (EST) on Feb. 19, 2010. Also pictured are the newly-installed Tranquility node and Cupola; along with a Russian Soyuz spacecraft docked with the station. Earth’s horizon and the blackness of space provide the backdrop for the scene.

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Two beautiful vehicles.

(Source: fuckyeahspaceshuttle)

colchrishadfield:

Bouncing space lasers - 3D laser imaging allows cargo ships to safely approach Space Station.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/cygnus-spacecraft-takes-ottawa-firm-neptec-s-tridar-into-space-1.2701426

colchrishadfield:

Bouncing space lasers - 3D laser imaging allows cargo ships to safely approach Space Station.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/cygnus-spacecraft-takes-ottawa-firm-neptec-s-tridar-into-space-1.2701426

smilesandvials:


I feel this so hard.We watched some clips of CSI in Advanced Analytical Chemistry.Cause.Hah.

smilesandvials:

I feel this so hard.
We watched some clips of CSI in Advanced Analytical Chemistry.
Cause.
Hah.

weaknudes:

waking up cold: alright I need more blankies

waking up hot: covers thrown everywhere. sweat behind the kneecaps. 3 dead. the pillow is the sun. critical condition.

(Source: thiccthot)