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Geodynamics

Mean Gravity Field Image credit: Unless otherwise noted, images are provided by University of Texas Center for Space Research and NASA ¬†On planet Earth, we tend to think of the gravitational effect as being the same no matter where we … Continue reading

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How to Find Black holes with Lasers

In February 2013 I was invited by the Institute of Physics to give a lecture in the famous lecture theatre of the Royal Institution of Great Britainas part of their Physics in Perspective series. I was to expect about 400 … Continue reading

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It’s Final Endgame for GRAIL’s Twin Spacecraft

The mountain where the two spacecraft will make contact is located near a crater named Goldschmidt. Both spacecraft have been flying in formation around the moon since Jan. 1, 2012. They were named by elementary school students in Bozeman, Mont., … Continue reading

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GRAIL’s Gravity Tour of the Moon

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/videos/grail/20121205/GRAILtour20121205-640.swfEmbedded video from NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of Technology This movie shows the variations in the lunar gravity field as measured by NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) during the primary mapping mission from March to May … Continue reading

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Astrophysical Signals for Quantum Gravity Signals

Logo for the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. Credit: NASA/Sonoma State University/Aurore Simonnet NASA’s newest observatory, the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope, or GLAST, has begun its mission of exploring the universe in high-energy gamma rays. The spacecraft and its revolutionary … Continue reading

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Grail At the Moon

 Grail Recovery and Interior Labratory NASA’s Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)-A spacecraft successfully completed its planned main engine burn at 2 p.m. PST (5 p.m. EST) today. As of 3 p.m. PST (6 p.m. EST), GRAIL-A is in a … Continue reading

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Sphere and Sound Waves

Don demonstrates water oscillations on a speaker in microgravity, and ZZ Top rocks the boat 250 miles above Earth.Science off the Sphere: Space Soundwaves So of course I might wonder about cymatics in space. It ‘s more the idea that … Continue reading

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Trying to Explain an Anomaly

What and how are we communicating? I draw comparisons from what we see as early universe formations in our own data sets as to show that we can see the world in different ways. I draw comparison between the emotive … Continue reading

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Grail: Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory

GRAIL Spacecraft Logo NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory, or GRAIL, spacecraft logo is emblazoned on the first stage of a United Launch Alliance Delta II launch vehicle, now secured in the gantry at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space … Continue reading

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