Innovative way to stabilise and control the spacecraft Kepler 2, needed to monitor distant stars with transiting planets
The largest man-made structure in space ever is celebrating its birthday and looking optimistically in the future. This video shows its wonderful journey thru’ its last 15 years.
The whole project did take long to realise. This infographic shows the history of its construction and development.
Video Source: Space.com
Infographic Source: Space.com
NASA’s Kepler space telescope scanned a very tiny portion of the sky for planets and came out with 3538 known and candidate exoplanets. This beautiful multiple juxtaposition of these candidates are shown to be moving to Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata. Very poetic, yet scientific!
Source: New Scientist
There were many attempts to explore Mars using Space missions. As of July 2007 the success rate was 47%. Interestingly, Soviets were the first to attempt it, but Americans were the most successful ones. In coming centuries, the exploration will look different with China and India coming into play. The following infographics tells the whole story:
- Listen to Carl Sagan’s message to Mars rover Curiosity explorers (deathandtaxesmag.com)
- What Do You Think Of The Exploration Of Space? [We Ask You] (makeuseof.com)
- Mars One – One way mission to Mars for human settlement. (developerblogging.wordpress.com)