Posts Tagged ‘universe’

Logarithmic maps of the universe

March 12, 2010

The title sounds dull but check these out to see how small they can make you feel:

http://www.astro.princeton.edu/universe/

How to feel small and insignificant….

January 28, 2010

Have you ever wonder what it would be like to travel across the known Universe? Check out the amazing video below and prepare to feel like a very small cog in an enormous wheel.

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap100120.html

(Thanks to CL for this suggestion)

How Old Are You?

November 29, 2009

How old are you? Twenty-one again? Some of us (ahem) have been twenty-one twice over, with a few years added on…

Would it sound any better if I told you that I am 16,544 days old? Or 22,823,360 minutes, perhaps? While I’m not sure that I feel any better, if you would like to see how old you are in days or minutes, click the link below:

http://www.timeanddate.com/date/duration.html

And here’s a website that I DO like – it tells you how old you would be in days and years if you lived on any of the given planets in the Universe… If I lived on Mars for example, I would be a mere twenty-four years old – and if I lived on Jupiter I’d have just turned three! All I have to do now is get there. TARDIS, anyone?

http://www.solarviews.com/eng/edu/age.htm

Across the Universe

February 4, 2009

It is the first anniversary of NASA broadcasting the Beatles song ‘Across the Universe’ towards the Polaris star. Here’s NASA’s report on the event:

http://www.nasa.gov/topics/universe/features/across_universe.html

On a more sober note today is World Cancer Day to promote awarness of cancer in the hope of finding more effective treatments and a cure.

http://www.worldcancercampaign.org/

Worldwide Telescope

September 23, 2008

TOTD has always had a secret desire to own a telescope. Unfortunately cost has always prevented it. Now, however, you can have a virtual telescope on your computer.

Microsoft’s Worldwide Telescope uses imagery from the best ground and space-based telescopes to allow you to seemlessly explore the universe.

This truly is a fascinating application, it’s easy to get lost in time and space.

http://www.worldwidetelescope.org/