- The Cepheus Model- The Best Yet Model For The Stellar Evolution Theory
Ptolemy's 20 century-old constellation, Cepheus, seems to have been reserved for long hours of star gazing by astronomers with all levels of experience- especially after it was declared the best yet model for studying the star formation process. Its c ...
Article - Venkatram Harish ... - Aug 19 2009 - 10:16am
- What The Mystery Of Teeth Can Tell Us About Future Airplanes
Our teeth can withstand an enormous amount of pressure over a period of decades but tooth enamel is only about as strong as glass. The mystery of teeth may become a solution to future aircraft design concerns, according to a a new study by Prof. Herzl Chai ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 19 2009 - 3:08pm
- What The Apollo 11 Astronauts Almost Forgot To Leave On The Moon
Everyone is thorough about checklists of items they want to take on long trips- fewer people worry about things they are supposed to leave behind. But forty years ago, as the Apollo 11 astronauts were completing their checklist to leave the Moon they disc ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 1 2019 - 11:31am
- Shining A LAMP On The Dark Side Of The Moon
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), launched on June 18th, 2009, will return more data about the Moon than any previous mission. The Lyman-Alpha Mapping Project (LAMP), developed by Southwest Research Institute, uses a novel method to peer i ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 17 2009 - 1:45pm
- How To Design A Detector, Part One
After wrapping up the minutiae of funding, we're finally entering the lab for Project Calliope. Next week, I get to build a model ionosphere and replicate a spinning satellite to test what sort of music to expect. In practice, this means rigging up a ...
Article - Project Calliope - Oct 2 2009 - 3:09pm
- To The Moon, ALICE- And Maybe Make Fuel On Mars, Too
A new type of rocket propellant made from a mixture of water and nanoscale aluminum powder could be manufactured on the moon or Mars or any place remnant ice may exist, say researchers from NASA, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Purdue and Penn ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Oct 7 2009 - 5:13pm
- First Fuel Cell Powered Aircraft Takes Off In Germany- Piloted!
Antares DLR-H2 of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) became, on 7 July 2009, the world's first piloted aircraft to take off on power from fuel cells. The propulsion system of this aircraft was developed at the DLR Institute for Technical Thermodynamic ...
Blog Post - Hatice Cullingford - Oct 19 2009 - 2:59pm
- DIY Clean Rooms
Today, while thrift-shopping, I found an important component for our satellite building. Yes, it's a rolling trunk, and I'll admit it's not the most exciting science prop. But there are four important details that make this an important det ...
Article - Project Calliope - Oct 22 2009 - 3:24pm
- Robot Armada On Titan
Wolfgang Fink, visiting associate in physics at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena (Caltech, to you) says a paradigm shift in planetary exploration is coming- and it involves space robots. Fink and a team at Caltech, the U.S. Geological Su ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 27 2009 - 6:42pm
- Sprit and Opportunity: The U.S's Robot on Mars!!
Sprit and Opportunity: The U.S's Robot on Mars!! You've Had heard about 'Sprit and Opportunity' the twin robots that landed on Mars in 2004 by the Delta-2 Rocket. Sprit and Opportunity helped solve many problems of Mars! Let's wa ...
Blog Post - Anonymous - Nov 1 2009 - 3:30am