Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Lunar Eclipse 15-16 June 2011 (Simulated)

I present a simulated Eclipse view which I designed out of my curiosity.

Lunar Eclipse 15-16 Jun-2011 over Thiruvananthapuram
simulated using the free software 'Stellarium'
Close up view

Animation-1: Time series of Zoomed view of Eclipse.
(recommended view: click and view full screen) 


distant view
Animation-2: Time series view of sky from a fixed point on ground.
Moon is marked with 'red' dashes around.
It moves from top-left corner to bottom-right corner.
As time progress, the eclipse darkening can be observed.
(recommended view: Full Screen) 

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Edge of the Solar System ....... bubbles.....!!!!


Artist's concept shows NASA's two Voyager spacecraft exploring a turbulent region of space known as the heliosheath


Old and new views of the heliosheath. Red and blue spirals are the gracefully curving magnetic field lines of orthodox models. New data from Voyager add a magnetic froth to the mix.

A Big Surprise from the Edge of the Solar System
.....   it's BUBBLY .....!!!!
says NASA scientists...!!!



Watch this video and follow the links for detailed text.


http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/voyager/heliosphere-surprise.html

courtesy: NASA
 http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/voyager/index.html

Thursday, June 9, 2011

La Niña to Neutral Phase

Pacific Transitions from La Niña to Neutral Phase



NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory - Pacific Transitions from La Niña to Neutral Phase


Referral: ENSO Index from NOAA Climate Prediction Center
Copyright: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Electron is surprisingly round !

Scientists have made the most accurate measurement yet of the shape of the  electron. 

They confirm that it is almost a perfect sphere, in a study published in the journal Nature.

you can read more here: 

http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-05-electron-surprisingly-scientists-year.html 

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v473/n7348/full/nature10104.html

 doi:10.1038/nature10104