Saturday, 29 August 2009

Johnald's Fantastical Daily Link Splurge

Johnald's Fantastical Daily Link Splurge

NGC 7771 Galaxy Group

Posted: 29 Aug 2009 06:06 AM PDT

NGC 7771 Galaxy Group Slide your cursor over the image to identify three members of this intriguing gathering of galaxies. Known as the NGC 7771 Group, they lie almost 200 million light-years away toward the high flying constellation Pegasus. The largest galaxy, barred spiral NGC 7771, is itself about 75,000 light-years across, but will someday find itself part of a larger galaxy still. As the galaxies of the group make repeated close passages, they will finally merge into one very large galaxy. Played out over hundreds of millions of years, the process is understood to be a normal part of the evolution of galaxies, including our own Milky Way.
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Jupiter's Moons to Vanish from View

Posted: 29 Aug 2009 12:50 AM PDT

An unusual celestial vanishing act will take place the night of Sept. 2 when all four of Jupiter's largest moons will be hidden from our view.

10 Most Incredible Images of Magnetic Storms

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 09:20 PM PDT

The Sun is the centre of our universe and most solar activity has an effect on the Earth. Geomagnetic storms are very visible effects of this solar activity that can cause power outages and disrupt satellites. No doubt, solar activity requires more research so that we can better prepare for it.

Get High Now

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 08:43 PM PDT

WorldWideTelescope - 50 Best Websites 2009 - TIME

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 08:39 PM PDT,28804,1918031_1918016_1918007,00.html

Visuwords™ online graphical dictionary and thesaurus

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 08:26 PM PDT

Academic Earth - Video lectures from the world's top scholars

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 08:09 PM PDT

Internet Archive Wayback Machine

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 08:07 PM PDT

NASA Building the Most Sustainable Federal Building in US

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 07:00 PM PDT

NASA has planted its flag on planet Earth (for a change) with the groundbreaking of their "Sustainability Base" this week. The new endeavor is located on their Ames campus in Moffett Field, CA just outside of Silicon Valley and has specs that are pushing green building to new limits.

HubbleSite - Gallery

Posted: 28 Aug 2009 06:46 PM PDT