34th America’s Cup Finals - Races 1 & 2
New Zealand takes the early lead in these huge, hydrofoiling catamarans that sail, at times, over 50 mph.
posted @ 09:31 AM EDT
about life, the universe, and everything
posted @ 07:12 AM EDT
You might recall the many previous times that this farthest-out spacecraft has been suspected of venturing out into the stars, leading many to wonder if NASA is simply crying wolf again. But an analysis of data from the machine’s plasma wave sensor suggests that Voyager 1 in fact reached interstellar space more than a year ago, in August 2012.
posted @ 05:10 PM EDT
Chris Horner (RadioShack-Leopard) relished his history-making victory at the Vuelta a España Sunday, soaking up the cheers from the crowd as he became the oldest cyclist in history to win a grand tour.
The 41-year-old was all smiles before the start, and crossed the line safely in the bunch in 47th to become the first American to win the Spanish tour.
posted @ 07:13 AM EDT
Physicists have discovered a jewel-like geometric object that dramatically simplifies calculations of particle interactions and challenges the notion that space and time are fundamental components of reality.
posted @ 05:15 PM EDT
Separated by about 14 degrees (28 Full Moons) in planet Earth’s sky, spiral galaxies M31, left, and M33 are both large members of the Local Group, along with our own Milky Way galaxy. This wide-angle, telescopic mosaic captures colorful details of spiral structure in both, while the massive neighboring galaxies seem to be balanced either side of bright Mirach, beta star in the constellation Andromeda. But M31, the Andromeda Galaxy, is really 2.5 million light-years distant and M33, the Triangulum Galaxy, is also about 3 million light years away. Mirach, just 200 light-years from the Sun, lies well within the Milky Way, along with the dim clouds of dust drifting through the frame only a few hundred light-years above the galactic plane. Although they look far apart, M31 and M33 are locked in a mutual gravitational embrace. Radio astronomers have found indications of a bridge of neutral hydrogen gas that could connect the two, evidence of a closer encounter in the past. Based on measurements, gravitational simulations currently predict that the Milky Way, M31, and M33 will all undergo mutual close encounters and potentially mergers, billions of years in the future.
posted @ 07:19 AM EDT