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Posts tagged Galileo

December 12, 2017

 

From the source: "The image was taken on Oct. 24, 2017 at 11:11 a.m. PDT (2:11 p.m. EDT), as Juno performed its ninth close flyby of Jupiter. At the time the image was taken, the spacecraft was 20,577 miles (33,115 kilometers) from the tops of the clouds of the planet at a latitude of minus 52.96 degrees. The spatial scale in this image is 13.86 miles/pixel (22.3 kilometers/pixel)."

Galileo’s Job Application

Galileo knew the right ways to flatter the right people.

August 11, 2017

 

From the artist: " I took the solar disk photos in every 15 minutes from sunrise to sunset with the help of a Baader AstroSolar filter. The 360 degrees foreground was captured on the first minute of the totality."

A Brief History of Solar Eclipses

From thieving firedogs to mathematical calculations, peoples' understanding of solar eclipses has evolved.

July 19, 2017

 

This image was created by taking a picture of a moving flashlight. It shows that light takes time to travel.

Light Takes Time

Learn how Roemer learned that light does take time to travel.

January 1, 2014

 

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Beyond The Scientific Method

Contrary to what you've learned in school, there's more to science than the "scientific method."

February 4, 2011

 

And… It’s Good! The Science Of NFL Punting

When a kicker kicks the football down field, what is he calculating?

December 8, 2010

 

Eagles Have Eyes That Produce A Telephoto Effect

Eagle's have very different vision compared to humans.

April 5, 2010

 

From Galileo To Modern Times, What Do We Know About Sunspots?

Have you ever seen pictures of the sun and wondered what those dark spots were? They're sunspots!

December 20, 2005

 

Faster Than a Speeding Moon

How fast does light travel? What could you do to find out? One natural thing to try is to have someone send some light your way and see how long it takes to reach you. How about if you got a friend to shine a flashlight at you from a distant hill, exactly at midnight? With your stopwatch you start counting the seconds until you see the light. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

November 27, 2005

 

Bowling Down

Drop two objects of different mass, say a bowling ball and a golf ball, from a high building. Which hits the ground first? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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