According to astronomer Lyman Spitzer’s 1946 paper “Astronomical advantages of an extraterrestrial observatory”, there were two main advantages that a space-based observatory would have over ground-based telescopes. The first advantage was that “the angular resolution (smallest separation at which objects can be clearly distinguished) would be limited only by diffraction, rather than by the turbulence in the atmosphere, which causesRead more
VITO Technology, developers of Windows Mobile software titles such as AstroNavigtor (Universe in your pocket!) and SMS Chat (Enjoy threaded SMS messaging on Windows Mobile!), has just announced that they have updated all of their software titles to support the popular Samsung Omnia.
In case you’re wondering why a Windows Mobile software manufacturer would need to upgrade their
Want to watch $100,000 of US taxpayer money in orbit? This YouTube video allegedly shows the tool bag that slipped out of Astronaut Heidi Stefanyshyn-Piper’s mitts. There’s even an (un)official name for this orbiting bag – ISS Toobag. According to a post on Space.com, Edward Light spotted the orbitting tool bag using 10 x 50 binoculars from his backyardRead more
Sure we’ve all seen laser pointers; they are a favorite for playing tricks on people, playing with your pets at home and even for pointing out details during a presentation. However, not all laser pointers are created as equals, and I am here to say that Wicked Lasers have NO parallel in the laser pointer arena. Wicked Lasers are hugeRead more