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"Originally designed for a 21-month mission, Pioneer 10 lasted more than 30 years. It was a workhorse that far exceeded its warranty, and I guess you could say we got our money's worth." - Pioneer 10 Project Manager, Dr. Larry Lasher.

On March 2nd, 1972, NASA launched Pioneer 10 on a mission towards Jupiter to obtain imagery and data regarding the intense radiation stemming from the planet. During the journey to Jupiter, Pioneer 10 became the first man-made object to enter the asteroid belt, a dangerous location in our solar system consisting of material with top speeds of 45,000 mph. Upon reaching Jupiter, Pioneer 10 took measurements of the planet's magnetosphere, radiation belts, magnetic field, and atmosphere -- confirming that Jupiter is predominantly a liquid planet.

Capable of reaching speeds of 82,000 mph, Pioneer 10 continued on a trajectory to the edge of our solar system, eventually reaching the orbit of Pluto in 1983. For twenty more years, Pioneer 10 would continue to study solar wind and cosmic rays until its science mission ended on March 31st, 1997. For nearly six more years, Pioneer would transmit data back home until its final signal was received by NASA on January 22nd, 2003.

According to NASA's mission archives, Pioneer 10 was also outfitted with a special message to any intelligent life who may come across it:

"Pioneer 10, Earth’s first emissary into space, is carrying a gold plaque that describes what we look like, where we are and the date the mission began. Pioneer 10 will continue to coast silently as a ghost ship through deep space into interstellar space, heading generally for the red star Aldebaran, which forms the eye of the constellation Taurus (The Bull). Aldebaran is about 68 light years away. It will take Pioneer 10 more than 2 million years to reach it." 

The Pioneer 10 Mission Archives can be viewed here:
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/missions/archive/pioneer10-11.html

#NASA   #Penny4NASA   #Pioneer10   #Space   #SpaceExploration  
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I was really pleased my 9 yo came home today from school genuinely excited about π (he'd been calculating circumferences and areas of circles).  I felt it was sad though he'd just been told to believe it is 3.14... So I took the opportunity to show him something I was shown when I was his age that helped sparked my interest in mathematics.  It was kind of special sitting down with my eldest and recalling all those years ago being shown the same.  It simply involved cutting up the circle into thin wedges (triangles) and rearranging them to form a rectangle.  Then we were able to write down the expressions of the area of both the circle and rectangle, measure the length of the rectangle and hence estimate pi.  We did the same for different size circles to see if we got the same value approximately.  He thought this was pretty neat.  We talked about if the slices we thinner and how this would effect the estimate.  Then I showed him some neat related animated GIFs here on G+ especially those in the mathematics community.  He especially liked http://goo.gl/l52T8I but I feel we need a little more time to explain this one!

#mathematics  
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Double Slit. Nothing new there.
 
Quantom physics may sound like just hypothesis but there is at least one simple experiment that'll blow your mind. That's the Double Slit Experiment.

Outside of this video explaining clearly, here is a more through page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double-slit_experiment

> The [...] wave behavior can be restored by erasing or otherwise making permanently unavailable the "which path" information.

The observer kills the cat, but this experiment also gives you hints about parallel universes, past and present, and how you could make a quantum computer among other things.

Does anyone know what is the threshold point at which a photon is deciding it's observed or not? If it's not observed, there should be some kind of butterfly effect which should allow us to know through which hole it went, no? If we observe and save on some tape and burn the tape it's not going to be wave light is it? What if you don't observe both slit separately but together as one so that you can just count the photos but not know where it went? But then what's the boundary and is it a black or white boundary?

I'm going to do that experiment at home.
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Could the mathematics of quantum mechanics represents the physics of 'time' as a physical process?  We have an Arrow of Time for each object or life form within each reference frame. The future is coming into existence relative to our own energy and momentum or actions with each new photon electron coupling or dipole moment. We have an interactive Universe. The wave-particle duality of light is acting like the bits or zeros and ones of a computer. This forms a blank canvas for life to form its own future relative to its position and the energy and momentum of its own actions. 
The Progression of Time
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I love my wife. My wife is dead.

In June of 1945, Arline Feynman — high-school sweetheart and wife of the hugely influential physicist, Richard Feynman — passed away after succumbing to tuberculosis. She was 25-years-old. 16 months later, in October of 1946, Richard wrote his late wife the following love letter and sealed it in an envelope. It remained unopened until after his death in 1988. 
Fascinating letters. Interesting correspondence.
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Here are some features of Just BASIC:

It's free, of course!

Full tutorial and many example programs

Large online community

Syntax coloring editor

Easy source level debugging
Graphics including sprites and printing

Create standalone programs royalty free
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Does anyone know of a linux distro that's extremely light and doesn't use a gui, all I really want is Vim and a C/C++ compiler.  in a very small file system.
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Thanks everyone for all your help, I'm going to try Slackware, Gentoo and and Arch and see where that gets me.

Again, thanks for all the support!
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In 2003 an asteroid almost collided with Earth. Here is a visualization of exactly what happened.
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Scientists achieve levitation via sound waves

A group of researchers at the University of Tokyo make stuff levitate. The idea itself is not entirely novel. What’s new here, though, is the ability to move those materials in three dimensions.


Read more:
http://www.wired.com/design/2014/01/whoa-watch-scientists-control-levitating-beads-with-sound-waves/

Watch the video: Three-Dimensional Mid-Air Acoustic Manipulation [Acoustic Levitation] (2013,2014-)

Further reading:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levitation
http://www.null-hypothesis.co.uk/science/news/item/levitation_magic_nanotechnology_particles_research

#physics #levitation #acustic #waves #science #sciencesunday
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Amazing. Incredible. Wow.
 
An ultra-precise new galaxy map is shedding light on the properties of dark energy, the mysterious force thought to be responsible for the universe's accelerating expansion.

This team of researchers has determined the distances to galaxies more than 6 billion light-years away to within 1 percent accuracy — an unprecedented measurement. http://buff.ly/1ewKK2U
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