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...and suggested “this drop is equivalent to the average peak energy needs of a city the size of Brampton.” “More than anything, Earth Hour gives people a chance to think about their energy use,” said Paul Murphy, President and CEO of the IESO. “Ontarians have...
...orbits a star similar to our sun and is located in the constellation Serpens Cauda, at a distance of 1500 light-years from Earth. The European-led discovery involved 60 astronomers worldwide. The team included UCSB postdoctoral fellow Avi Shporer, who also...
...the size of the community - small enough change course with relative speed, yet large enough to matter when those changes are made - makes us poised to lead the charge. For more information, go to www.SBEarthDay.org or follow us on FaceBook & Twitter....
... As with earthquakes, we can make general predictions about the phenomenon in terms of magnitude and recurrence, but the size and timing of each specific event are random, especially when we're asleep. Ecologically, farts are an important part of the cycling...
The Earth's radius is often quoted when describing the size of exoplanets, such as those recently discovered by the Kepler telescope. Why? More astronomy and physics at www.sixtysymbols.com
The waterworld planet GJ1214b is 40 light-years from our Earth
The planet is believed to be too hot to sustain Earth-type life, but could
consist of 75 per cent water.
Evidence suggests it has an atmosphere, and astronomers believe it to
The size of the Earth: how small the Earth is compared to other space objects. It is a very interesting fact that our perception of space only consists of "how it was in the past". The image of the sun we see now is actually "the sun that was 8 minutes ago". And the nearest star we see now is actually that star but "5 years" ago. The immenseness of the Universe is beyond our imagination, and the Greatness of its Creator surpasses everything. A great power, capable of creating these things and keeping them in such perfect balance, can do everything. As the creatures, it is not possible for us to truly understand our Creator. He is beyond our imagination. Nonetheless, as we look around to his works, we can understand that these all can not just happen by random disorder. Such beautiful, artful, great creations have to be created by a wise, powerful creator. The One God is their creator, and He created them beautifully. The things that we see on their creations are the reflections of the Names of God. We see the mercy on mothers, God is the Most Merciful. We see the beauty all around, God is the Most Beautiful. We see the greatness of His creations, God is the Greatest. He has many names, and among them, Allah is the name which contains all the meanings of all His other names. To better understand why everything has to be created by Allah, please read: www.saidnur.com For other languages: www.saidnur.com
This is my second animation. It consists of a size comparison between several familiar (and not so familiar) objects, starting from a single water molecule and ending in the largest known galaxy. Please, have annotations turned on. Objects featured, from smallest to largest: water molecule, antibody, HIV virus, mitochondrion, red blood cell, human egg cell, grain of rice, A4 paper, human being, Statue of Liberty, Burj Dubai (world's tallest building), Manhattan, Sao Paulo, Japan at night, Earth, Jupiter, Sun, Gamma Andromedae, VY Canis Majoris, radius of the solar system (heliopause), Eskimo Nebula, Eagle Nebula, Orion Nebula, NGC 604, Large Magellanic Cloud, NGC 2207/ IC 2163, IC 1101.
European astronomers have found at least 32 new planets, bringing the number of known planets outside our solar system to more than 400. Six of the new planets discovered by the European Southern Observatory are less than 20 times the mass of Earth. The discovery increased the number of known super-Earths by 30 per cent. At the extremes, two of the new planets are about five times the size of Earth, and one is up to five times larger than Jupiter. None of the new planets is in the habitable zone of a star. Astronomer Stéphane Udry of the University of Geneva announced the discovery at a conference Monday in Porto, Portugal. He said it supports the idea that planets are a common feature in the universe. "I'm pretty confident that there are Earth-like planets everywhere," Udry said in a web-based news conference. "Nature doesn't like a vacuum. If there is space to put a planet there, there will be a planet there." The discoveries came from an instrument known as HARPS (High Accuracy Radial Velocity Planet Searcher), a spectrograph for the ESO 3.6-metre telescope in La Silla, Chile. The instrument detects planets indirectly by looking for tiny wobbles in a star's movements. HARPS has found more than 75 planets outside the solar system, or exoplanets, including 24 of the 28 known super-Earths. Most of the super-Earths were found in systems with multiple planets, up to five planets per system. As well, the survey found gas giant planets orbiting low-mass stars called M dwarfs ...
Complexity (Part 1): From Simplicity To Complexity - Why Is The Universe So Complex? --- Subscribe to Science & Reason: • www.youtube.com • www.youtube.com • www.youtube.com --- COMPLEXITY (Introduction) All normal matter in the universe is made from electrons and two other tiny little guys called quarks. Put those three thing together; let them interact, and you get all of the incredible complexity that makes the universe such an interesting place. But how does that happen? How do you go from such simplicity to such incredible complexity? We begin our journey in the world of the small. Basic particles are really really tiny. For a long time, people thought these particles had no size at all. But then along came quantum mechanics which proves it is impossible for anything real to have a size of zero. Today we know that fundamental particles have a real size, called a Planck Length ... named after Hall of Fame physicist, Max Planck. A Planck Length is so small it is hard to imagine, much less to describe. If a Plank length were as large as a grain of sand, then a proton would be the size of the earth. And an atom would be the size of the orbit of Jupiter. And a single grain of sand would be almost as large as the whole Milky Way Galaxy! Look at all these grains of salt ... to the naked eye they all look the same, but under a microscope, you can easily spot the differences. But every electron in the universe is absolutely identical to every other electron. If we could ...
This is an upload of my star size comparison video for the countries in which the original one has been blocked, due to copyrigt issues of the audio track. I was notified that the movie soundracks I used are copyrigt protected, but they left everything like it is, and instead blocked the whole video in some countries around the globe. Unfortunately I live in one of them. So, while some people can still enjoy the original, this one is for the rest of the world. I know the original audio was better, but there is nothing I can do about it. And yes, Uranus, the funniest planet of the Universe, is still missing. I left it out, because it has about the same size as Neptune and the surface looks boring. Later I realized that it is the only one missing, since Pluto lost its plantet-status. I dont want to change the video, sorry about that. And if I did, I am sure some people will complain: "It is rotating in the wrong direction, and the axis should be tilt!" But I promise he will appear in future projects. And to all people finding the name of Uranus hilarious, please search for the clip from Jackass visiting the town Mianus in Conneticut, you will like it. So we are back on air, enjoy the video again if you missed it.
This is a comparison video that compares the size of celestial objects in the Universe!
An artist's view of planet HAT-P-7, detected by the Kepler telescope.
After 20 years of being rejected by NASA, the scientists behind the new $600 million space telescope called Kepler saw redemption last week. The long-shot project, launched in March,
An amateur astronomer in Australia noticed the new mark -- seen through telescopes as a dark spot -- on the planet early Monday and tipped off scientists at nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, who then confirmed it was the result of a new impact, NASA said. It's not clear what the object was that crashed into Jupiter's poisonous atmosphere. Glenn Orton, a JPL scientist, told the magazine New Scientist that it could have been a block of ice from somewhere in Jupiter's neighborhood, or a wandering comet that was too faint for astronomers to have detected before impact. The object created a mark on Jupiter that has the about same diameter as Earth, though the object itself was probably only 50 to 100 miles across, said Anthony Wesley, the amateur astronomer who first noticed the scar. The mystery object was likely moving at speeds of about 50 to 100 kilometers (31 to 62 miles) per second when it struck near Jupiter's south pole, Wesley told CNN. It is only the second time scientists have been able to observe the results of such an impact on Jupiter. The first happened 15 years ago, when comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 broke into 21 pieces and hit the planet's atmosphere.
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The title says all. I know this has been posted before on youtube, but I got bored, and this is the result. Music: No Means No Means No Means Yes by DJ legalizeeverything, DJ spunkbubble, Dr. Sound Blast. (it plays after the video ends, because it's that awesome. and it's not available for download anywhere!!) 0per4t0r.tk twitter.com
CharlotteObserver.comEarth in the balanceCharlotteObserver.com, NCThat includes the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a floating mass of trash – mostly plastic – that is estimated to be twice the size of Texas. For the past 50 years, it's been collecting in two Pacific gyres, vast areas of swirling water. ...
The Associated PressScientists discover a nearly Earth-sized planetThe Associated PressGliese 581 e is only 1.9 times the size of Earth — while previous planets found outside our solar system are closer to the size of massive Jupiter, which NASA says could swallow more than 1000 Earths. Gliese 581 e sits close to the nearest star, ...Lightest exoplanet is discovered BBC NewsScientists discover new planet just outside solar system This is LondonClose to Earth Size Planet Found Outside Our Solar System Novinite.comNewsOXY - TVNZall 502 news articles
Sail WorldToday is Earth Day - sailors for the planet!Sail World, AustraliaThe Arctic ice pack has lost an area about twice the size of France since the mid-1970's. Vehicles in the United States release more CO2 than all the energy sources (such as heating, electricity, vehicles, and factories) in all of India. ...
89.7 WUWM - Milwaukee Public RadioRemaining Eco-Friendly, Even After Death89.7 WUWM - Milwaukee Public Radio, USABy Ann-Elise Henzl Today is Earth Day, so a lot of us are paying extra attention to our impact on the environment. But some people do everything they can daily to recycle and conserve energy. A few want to carry on that idea after they die, ...
...American expert called the discovery of the tiny planet "extraordinary." Gliese 581e is only 1.9 times the size of Earth — while previous planets found outside our solar system are closer to the size of massive Jupiter, which NASA says could swallow more than...
The Star-Ledger - NJ.comEarth Day: Pack lunch smart to conserve environmental and ...The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, NJIf a box is packed using a general guideline of three parts carbohydrates to one part protein and two parts fruits and vegetables, the calories contained are usually relative to the size of the box -- so a 600-milliliter box carries about 600 calories, ...
... An American expert called the discovery of the tiny planet "extraordinary." Gliese 581 e is only 1.9 times the size of Earth -- while previous planets found outside our solar system are closer to the size of massive Jupiter, which NASA says could swallow...
The Connecticut Post
Washington TimesProgress lets us breathe easier this Earth DayWashington Times, DCBy Gabriella Boston (Contact) | Wednesday, April 22, 2009 The polar ice caps are melting, Montana's Glacier National Park barely has any glaciers left, and in the Pacific Ocean, a trash heap the size of Texas is killing marine life. With that in mind, ...
Piggott TimesAmerica in Space-April 2009Piggott Times, ARThis spring, our nation's space program is seeing progress toward a human return to the Moon, a spacecraft to find earth-like planets elsewhere in our galaxy, preparations for the last shuttle flight to the Hubble Space Telescope, a continuation of a ...
New York TimesIt's Earth Day: Shoot the Planet!New York Times, United StatesTo submit images, head to Earth Mosaic's home page and click the Upload button. Photos are limited to 500 kilobytes in size and must be in the JPEG format. The Environmental Protection Agency has its own Earth Day photo project, which is being run on ...
Zoo and Aquarium Visitor NewsJoin the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Making a Difference This Earth DayZoo and Aquarium Visitor News, OHThe aquarium is reviewing an audit of all its activities and exploring ways to improve in as many areas as possible – including energy use, water use, building materials —that might contribute to the size of its ecological footprint. ...
Los Angeles Times BlogsEarly birds will see meteor showers and rare ‘occultation ...Los Angeles Times Blogs, CAAround 5 am, Earth will pass through the tail of Comet Thatcher, causing the peak of the annual meteor shower known as the Lyrids. Stargazers can expect to see up to 20 meteors, or shooting stars, per hour in dark skies (though in past years it has ...
SNY.tvPhysics: Jury still out on new stadiumSNY.tv, NYAdds the esteemed Lawrence Krauss, Director of Origins Initiative and Co-Director of Cosmology Initiative at Arizona State University's School of Earth and Space Exploration, "From 20 homers, one cannot infer anything. The random variation one would ...
...to Stéphane Udry of Geneva University, one of the team members. That planet, 581d, is about seven times as massive as the Earth, Dr. Udry explained, which is too big to be just rock. It probably formed as a combination of ice and rock farther out in the Gliese...
The New York Times
CharlotteObserver.comPack mentalityCharlotteObserver.com, NCIf a box is packed using a general guideline of three parts carbohydrates to one part protein and two parts fruits and vegetables, the calories contained are usually relative to the size of the box. So a 600-milliliter box carries about 600 calories, ...
Daily MailHas the sun gone in? Earth's closest star 'dimmest it's been for a ...Daily Mail, UKAt its peak - a period known as the solar maximum - the sun is covered with dozens of sun spots as it spits out vast flares and balls of superheated gas the size of planets. At the other end of the cycle, during the solar minimum, it is calm with ...
PR Web (press release)Simmons Celebrates Earth Day by Encouraging Consumers To "Sleep Green"PR Web (press release), WAThe promotion offers consumers two free Natural Care® Branch River™ pillows (estimated retail value $79.99 each) with the purchase of a queen or king size Natural Care® mattress or one free pillow with the purchase of a twin or full size Natural Care® ...
PC World12 Money-Saving, Power-Sipping Green Gadgets for Earth DayPC WorldWhen it's in sleep mode, it uses only 5 watts -- about what a child's night light consumes -- or one-third that of the typical display of its size. At $1300, the Vizio unit is about what you'd expect to pay for a display of this size, and it includes ...
The Oregonian - OregonLive.comClimate change: the sacrifices we faceThe Oregonian - OregonLive.com, ORIf that isn't enough the chief scientist for the US State Department and her contemporary in Great Britain note that the Earth has already exceeded it's carrying capacity and limits of sustainability . Exaggeration? Over reaction? ...
Escapist MagazineCan Solar Power Bust Hurricanes?Escapist Magazine, NCRenewable energy developer Solaren is said to be signing a deal with California utility company Pacific Gas and Electric to beam solar energy directly to Earth, not just for "green" energy, but to control hurricanes. Last week, PG&E announced it was ...
...researchers said Tuesday. Scientists attending a conference in England said that the planet was less than twice the size of Earth. Nearly 350 so-called exoplanets have been found outside our solar system but so far nearly every one has been too close or too...
Power Boat - WorldAntarctic subglacial mountain range the size of the Alps mappedPower Boat - World, Australia'Working cooperatively in some of the harshest conditions imaginable, our seven-nation team has produced detailed images of last unexplored mountain range on Earth,' said Michael Studinger, of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University ...
Greenville Daily ReflectorNew crop of Earth Day books inspire, empower kidsGreenville Daily Reflector, NC... a difference on Earth Day. Fear not. With save-the-planet buzz filling up their worlds, kids have a fresh crop of books that break down eco-issues into bite-size vocabulary lessons, simple reuse and recycle projects and easy ways to get inspired. ...
This is LondonTesco's pledge: we will double in sizeThis is London, UKHelen Rimmer of Friends of the Earth said: “As Tesco tills around the country ring with record takings, we need to ask who pays for Tesco's billions? “There is growing evidence that the Tesco takeover is harming farmers, consumers and the environment. ...
International Business TimesBest Save-the-Earth TripsInternational Business Times, NYThe sentiment was echoed by Mireille Cronin Mather, Managing Director at the Foundation for Sustainable Development, who says the organization's programs—which operate in places like the drought-ravaged deserts of Rajasthan—have doubled in size since ...
MoviesOnlineDisneyNatures EARTH InterviewMoviesOnline, CanadaWhen they come across something nice that's the size of a fat seal, they're going to have a go, if you're not very careful. Q: Where do you go from here if this one is Earth? What is on the slate? JFC: I think Earth is a perfect film to start with ...
HispanicBusiness.comEarth Day, Part I: The HistoryHispanicBusiness.com, CAThe size of the damage was massive, and it so fast that the scope of its effect was seen in an instant. The media swarmed to its side, shadowing the destruction of the ocean for the months following, publicizing the deaths of the innocent wildlife now ...
This video shows how small Earth is when placed in order of size with other planets and stars.
Space.comPlanet-Hunting Spacecraft Beams Home First ImagesSpace.comWhile researchers expect to discover a wide range of new planets with Kepler, it's those rocky worlds the size of Earth that they are most eager to find. "Everything about Kepler has been optimized to find Earth-size planets," said James Fanson, ...Kepler Sends Postcards Home: It's Beautiful Out Here Discover MagazineSearching for Other Earths SDSUniverseall 313 news articles
The Future of ThingsCarbon Dioxide…in Space?The Future of ThingsThe new telescope, they say, will “be able to look spectroscopically for biomarkers on a terrestrial planet the size of Earth or a ‘super-Earth' several times our planet's mass. The Webb telescope should be able to make much more sensitive measurements ...
Clavius Moon Crater filmed from Earth for Moon Week UK 2009 by John Lenard walson with a 12" scope. Please Watch In High Quality.Edit and audio
(First draft) ever wondered how small we really are? here's how small we are. Note: The audio got cut off somehow. Will re-upload after edits anyway. This is just a draft. I think.
Comparison of sizes between planets and stars.
If you think the earth is big then think again! We are but a tiny speck in the vastness of space... I think the video speaks for itself. Please rate, comment and sub. Mercury Mars Venus Earth Neptune Saturn Jupiter Sun Sirius Pollux Arcturus Rigel Beteigeuze Antares my Cephei w Cephei