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Wanderlust

I am a 22 year old space and science enthusiast. Terrestrial tectonics, exoplanets, stars, interstellar voids, spacecraft, you name it. I love it.

Posts tagged Space

Mar 13 '13
Jan 22 '13

Deep Space Industries

Dec 24 '12

SPACEX!!

Dec 23 '12
SpaceX 

SpaceX 

Dec 23 '12

Upsilon Andromadae 

Constellation: Andromeda

Distance: 44.25 Lightyears

Absolute Magnitude: 3.44 VS 4.83 Sol

Apparent Magnitude: 4.09 VS -26 Sol

Spectral Class: F8V

Mass: 127% VS 100% Sol 

Radius: 140% Sol VS 100% Sol

Luminosity: 52% Sol

Habitable Zone: Inner 0.52AU to Center 0.74 AU to Outer 1.15 AU

Temperature: 6,074 K vs 5,778 Sol

Rotation: 7 Days VS 25 Sol

Radial Velocity: -28 km/s, approaching earth

Galactic Eccentricity: 20.6% VS 16.0% for Sol

Closest Approach: Upsilon Andromedae will make its closest approach to the sun in 245,000 years at 30 light-years.

Age: 2.6 billion years VS Sol’s 4.5 Gy

Projected Lifespan: 6.5 billion years, 40% of lifetime used VS 45% for sun

Known Planets:

Upsilon Andromedae b:

Distance: 0.05 AU

Mass: 0.62 Jupiter

Orbital Period: 4.6 days 

Upsilon Andromedae c:

Distance: 0.83 AU

Mass: 1.8 Jupiters

Orbital Period: 241 days

Upsilon Andromedae d:

Distance: 2.53 AU

Mass: 3.75 Jupiters

Orbital Period: 1276 Days

Upsilon Andromedae e:

Distance: 5.24 AU

Mass: 0.96 Jupiters

Orbital Period: 3848 Days

Dec 20 '12
The Tau Ceti System

The Tau Ceti System

Dec 18 '12
A New Home by ~SMPritchard
After a decades long journey, this antimatter-catalyzed fusion rocket approaches its destination. Illuminated by the light of an alien sun, the ship begins to fall towards the inner region of the star’s planetary system, where an Earth-sized exoplanet orbits in the habitable zone.

A New Home by ~SMPritchard

After a decades long journey, this antimatter-catalyzed fusion rocket approaches its destination. Illuminated by the light of an alien sun, the ship begins to fall towards the inner region of the star’s planetary system, where an Earth-sized exoplanet orbits in the habitable zone.

Nov 23 '12
Noms

Noms

Nov 10 '12
The recently revised planetary system of HD 40307 used to only be 6 lightyears away from our solar system 413,000 years ago, one of our nearest stars. The individual movements of stars in their orbit around our galaxy cause each star to drift toward and away from each other. Their set of neighbors is in constant change. So, the closest star system to us Alpha Centauri, is only so for a relativity brief amount of time. A hundred million years from now it may be on the other side of the galaxy. 

The recently revised planetary system of HD 40307 used to only be 6 lightyears away from our solar system 413,000 years ago, one of our nearest stars. The individual movements of stars in their orbit around our galaxy cause each star to drift toward and away from each other. Their set of neighbors is in constant change. So, the closest star system to us Alpha Centauri, is only so for a relativity brief amount of time. A hundred million years from now it may be on the other side of the galaxy. 

Nov 1 '12
This is what Venus would really look like without clouds!

This is what Venus would really look like without clouds!