- The Eclipse 2017 Umbra Viewed from Space
As millions of people across the United States experienced a total eclipse as the umbra, or moon’s shadow passed over them, only six people witnessed the umbra from space. The space station crossed the path of the eclipse three times as it orbited above the continental United States at an altitude of 250 miles.
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The last particle (at least for now) of the standard model has been found! Fermilab has a good, easy to read description of what the standard model is. Sadly it wasn’t at Fermilab. Neil deGrasse Tyson‘s tweets yesterday say it all … Continue reading
Wednesday is the day for particle physicists and those who like thinking about the very very small in the universe. Cern is the world’s biggest particle collider located in France and Switzerland. Deep inside the 17 mile tunnel that crosses … Continue reading