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Earth Australia

What's next? Opining the lack of type 1 people in public leadership? Federal Election. Climate change anyone? Looking back to look forward. In 1916, the year my father was born, we only knew of our own galaxy. Think about that for a moment... We did not think there were any other galaxies. Consider that in just over one lifetime, we…

EarthRise

Seems like yesterday. The far side. 69 hours, 8 minutes and 16 seconds after launch, the crew reached the far side of the Moon. They burned their engines for a lunar orbit insertion (LOI), which lasted four minutes. The burn slowed the spacecraft down so it could be captured by the Moon’s gravitational pull, making it the first ever manned…

SpaceX Roadster - Perth

Quite simply, because he can. WATCH: Highlights from SpaceX's successful launch of the Falcon Heavy from Florida. See the full launch and rocket landing here: https://t.co/0OsiG8TFbB pic.twitter.com/RFiikvOR0L— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) February 7, 2018 In an age of "likes", "friends", virtual business, "disruption" and automation, it appears there is still room for the genuine steel-bending industrialist with a bold vision,…

Hubble Var1

Consider the pursuit and acquisition of knowledge. Ninety-four years ago today, the modern universe "appeared" When my father was born in 1916, the world still maintained a Copernican understanding of our galaxy. In essence, the conventional wisdom was that the universe was made up of just one galaxy - our own Milky Way galaxy. By 1923, [virtually overnight, our entire…

Black Hole Collision Simulation

It's two years since Einstein was once again proven to earn the moniker of 'genius'. Consider his theorems are now over a century old and they are still being tested and confirmed to remarkable precision. At 5:51am [EST ] on the 14th of September 2015, the twin Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) detectors , located in Livingston, Louisiana, and Hanford,…

70 years ago #today in 1946, White Sands Missile Range scientists launched V-2 No. 13 & took the 1st pictures of Earth from space, 105 km up pic.twitter.com/a1hvMchR2x — NASA History Office (@NASAhistory) October 24, 2016

Yes. Genuinely EPIC. I learnt about Lagrange Points at school, never imagined I could see what the earth looked like from one of them. Is this not truly awe-inspiring? On July 20, 2015, NASA released to the world the first image of the sunlit side of Earth captured by the space agency's EPIC camera on NOAA's DSCOVR satellite. The camera…

Albert Einstein 1921

Hearing the Universe We have detected gravitational waves. We did it. - David Reitze, executive director of LIGO At a time when reason and evidence appear under siege, and "belief" and "opinion" have a seeming privileged status in civil discourse unknown since the enlightenment, I am reminded of the words of the 17th Century Dutch Philosopher, Spinoza:  The highest activity…

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