the-wolf-and-moon:

Boliva, Where You Can Walk on the Sky

I have a continuing need to go to Bolivia.

This is a recreation of what the big bang sounded like, using data from the ESA’s Planck Satellite Mission. The sound is actually such a low frequency that the creator had to boost the signal 100 septillion times just for it to be in the range of human hearing.

“As the early universe expanded, sound waves propogated through the dense medium that closed back on itself, so that the hypersphere of the universe rang like a bell.” - John Cramer, physics professor at the University of Washington.

More information: www.technewsdaily.com/17750-sound-of-big-bang.html

Source: http://www.reddit.com/r/Astronomy/comments/1g6vrg/the_big_bang_sound_in_51_seconds/

The largest galaxy ever discovered: IC 1101.

Cosmic Gate - Exploration of Space


I really want to go to a midnight beach rave where they play this. Perhaps with a special someone? Who knows haha

proofmathisbeautiful:

wolframalpha:

Avogadro’s number is about twice the number of stars in the observable universe.

:O

I love coincidences like this.

proofmathisbeautiful:

wolframalpha:

Avogadro’s number is about twice the number of stars in the observable universe.

:O

I love coincidences like this.

Cosmic Gate - Exploration of Space

factsandchicks:

You need to be shorter than 6’3’’ to get a job as an astronaut.
source

Well at least I meet the height requirements :P

factsandchicks:

You need to be shorter than 6’3’’ to get a job as an astronaut.

source

Well at least I meet the height requirements :P

All the space shuttles in one launch

Our universe. 

I’ve probably posted this before but it deserves re-posting every time. 

Search the sky like you would with your eyes, binoculars, or a telescope!

It’s ridiculously dynamic, you can see the constellations, the constellation’s art, different star cultures, you can see the major satellites around the Earth, nebulas, and more!

It starts with a “basic” set of stars to view, but going in to the configuration menu (by pressing F2), under the Tools tab you can download new catalogs and new stars to look at.

This is literally the best thing I’ve ever downloaded :D I recommend this to everybody. Go get it. Right now.

There’s an Einstein Cross out there somewhere, I just hope it’s in this software and I can find it :d

Other good programs include Celestia, and Space Engine. Both are available on their respective websites, or on SourceForge.