Visualisation of Asteroid Discoveries from 1980-2010

This animation by the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center shows a beautiful view of the past 30 years of asteroid discoveries. As the years pass by, the numbers grow, and the patterns unfold.

Key:
New Discoveries are briefly highlighted in White
Earth Crossers are Red
Earth Approachers are Yellow
All Others are Green

From 8959 to 530091 in 30 years. Amazing.

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Red Bull Stratos Project

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Red Bull are at it again.

How do you top something like the Project X: Shaun White’s Secret Halfpipe.

You drop a man from the stratosphere in a pressurised suit.

Obviously.

Blurb below:

“The Red Bull Stratos science team has unveiled the first space suit ever to be produced by David Clark Company for a non-governmental space program. The team has also revealed the pressure helmet, which with the suit will serve as Felix Baumgartners sole life-support system when he steps off his capsule at 120,000 feet to attempt a record-breaking freefall from the edge of space.”

Another massive project. Kudos to Red Bull.

http://www.redbullstratos.com/

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