Archives for December 5, 2011

Voyager 1 Is In the Stagnation Zone

… and probably has been there for months, but new research is confirming the nature of this very interesting phenomenon. It is the outer edge of our solar system, where fast moving stuff heading away from the sun has slowed down because it’s movement is stifled by gravity, but some extra-energetic particles are still leaking…

Class M Planet Discovered

Maybe. Well, not really. But it could be …. NASA’s Kepler mission has confirmed its first planet in the “habitable zone,” the region around a star where liquid water could exist on a planet’s surface. Kepler also has discovered more than 1,000 new planet candidates, nearly doubling its previously known count. Ten of these candidates…

You can now graph things on Google

Just go to a google search bar and type in a function. For instance, cos(pi*x/5) You’ll get a graph that has some interactive features. Separate multiple functions with commas. Details here.

I want my flying robots