Chasing New Horizons

Chasing New Horizons

Chasing New Horizons is the story of the men and women behind this amazing mission: of their decades-long commitment and persistence; of the political fights within and outside of NASA; of the sheer human ingenuity it took to design, build, ...

Author: Alan Stern

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 1250098971

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 780

Called "spellbinding" (Scientific American) and "thrilling...a future classic of popular science" (Publishers Weekly), the up close, inside story of the greatest space exploration project of our time, New Horizons’ mission to Pluto, as shared with David Grinspoon by mission leader Alan Stern and other key players. On July 14, 2015, something amazing happened. More than 3 billion miles from Earth, a small NASA spacecraft called New Horizons screamed past Pluto at more than 32,000 miles per hour, focusing its instruments on the long mysterious icy worlds of the Pluto system, and then, just as quickly, continued on its journey out into the beyond. Nothing like this has occurred in a generation—a raw exploration of new worlds unparalleled since NASA’s Voyager missions to Uranus and Neptune—and nothing quite like it is planned to happen ever again. The photos that New Horizons sent back to Earth graced the front pages of newspapers on all 7 continents, and NASA’s website for the mission received more than 2 billion hits in the days surrounding the flyby. At a time when so many think that our most historic achievements are in the past, the most distant planetary exploration ever attempted not only succeeded in 2015 but made history and captured the world’s imagination. How did this happen? Chasing New Horizons is the story of the men and women behind this amazing mission: of their decades-long commitment and persistence; of the political fights within and outside of NASA; of the sheer human ingenuity it took to design, build, and fly the mission; and of the plans for New Horizons’ next encounter, 1 billion miles past Pluto in 2019. Told from the insider’s perspective of mission leader Dr. Alan Stern and others on New Horizons, and including two stunning 16-page full-color inserts of images, Chasing New Horizons is a riveting account of scientific discovery, and of how much we humans can achieve when people focused on a dream work together toward their incredible goal.
Categories: Science

Darwin in der Stadt Die rasante Evolution der Tiere im Gro stadtdschungel

Darwin in der Stadt Die rasante Evolution der Tiere im Gro  stadtdschungel

Echtzeitevolution: ein neuer Blick auf das geheime Leben der Städte Amseln sind größer, dicker und lauter als ihre Artgenossen draußen im Wald und haben jede Scheu vor Menschen, Hunden und Katzen verloren.

Author: Menno Schilthuizen

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 9783423434454

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 579

Echtzeitevolution: ein neuer Blick auf das geheime Leben der Städte Amseln sind größer, dicker und lauter als ihre Artgenossen draußen im Wald und haben jede Scheu vor Menschen, Hunden und Katzen verloren. Regenwürmer kommen bestens zurecht in verdreckter Innenstadterde. Motten fliegen nicht mehr ins Licht. Gras gedeiht prächtig auf zinkdurchsetztem Boden. Und Kojoten warten an Ampeln. Tiere legen ererbte Verhaltensweisen ab. Man kann Evolution in Echtzeit beobachten, und das mitten in der Stadt. Das ist das große Wunder, das in diesem Buch gewürdigt wird.
Categories: Science

Chasing New Horizons

Chasing New Horizons

Title: Chasing New Horizons: inside the epic first mission tc Pluto / Alan Stern and David Grinspoon. Description: New York: Picador, [2018]| Includes index. Identifiers: LCCN 2017060114| ISBN 9781250098962 (hardcover)| ISBN ...

Author: Alan Stern

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 9781250098986

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 407

Called "spellbinding" (Scientific American) and "thrilling...a future classic of popular science" (PW), the up close, inside story of the greatest space exploration project of our time, New Horizons’ mission to Pluto, as shared with David Grinspoon by mission leader Alan Stern and other key players. On July 14, 2015, something amazing happened. More than 3 billion miles from Earth, a small NASA spacecraft called New Horizons screamed past Pluto at more than 32,000 miles per hour, focusing its instruments on the long mysterious icy worlds of the Pluto system, and then, just as quickly, continued on its journey out into the beyond. Nothing like this has occurred in a generation—a raw exploration of new worlds unparalleled since NASA’s Voyager missions to Uranus and Neptune—and nothing quite like it is planned to happen ever again. The photos that New Horizons sent back to Earth graced the front pages of newspapers on all 7 continents, and NASA’s website for the mission received more than 2 billion hits in the days surrounding the flyby. At a time when so many think that our most historic achievements are in the past, the most distant planetary exploration ever attempted not only succeeded in 2015 but made history and captured the world’s imagination. How did this happen? Chasing New Horizons is the story of the men and women behind this amazing mission: of their decades-long commitment and persistence; of the political fights within and outside of NASA; of the sheer human ingenuity it took to design, build, and fly the mission; and of the plans for New Horizons’ next encounter, 1 billion miles past Pluto in 2019. Told from the insider’s perspective of mission leader Dr. Alan Stern and others on New Horizons, and including two stunning 16-page full-color inserts of images, Chasing New Horizons is a riveting account of scientific discovery, and of how much we humans can achieve when people focused on a dream work together toward their incredible goal.
Categories: Science

The Pluto System After New Horizons

The Pluto System After New Horizons

Stern S. A. and Grinspoon D. (2018) Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto. Picador, London. 320 pp. Stern S. A. and Mitton J. (1998) Pluto and Charon: Ice Worlds on the Ragged Edge of the Solar System.

Author: S. Alan Stern

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816540945

Category: Science

Page: 684

View: 138

Once perceived as distant, cold, dark, and seemingly unknowable, Pluto had long been marked as the farthest and most unreachable frontier for solar system exploration. The Pluto System After New Horizons is the benchmark research compendium for synthesizing our understanding of the Pluto system. This volume reviews the work of researchers who have spent the last five years assimilating the data returned from New Horizons and the first full scientific synthesis of this fascinating system.
Categories: Science

Classifying the Cosmos

Classifying the Cosmos

For example, of the five designated dwarf planets, only Ceres and Pluto have actually been observed to be round. ... 5 Alan Stern and David Grinspoon, Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto (New York, Picador, ...

Author: Steven J. Dick

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030103804

Category: Science

Page: 458

View: 296

Since the invention of the telescope 400 years ago, astronomers have rapidly discovered countless celestial objects. But how does one make sense of it all? Astronomer and former NASA Chief Historian Steven J. Dick brings order to this menagerie by defining 82 classes of astronomical objects, which he places in a beginner-friendly system known as "Astronomy’s Three Kingdoms.” Rather than concentrating on technicalities, this system focuses on the history of each object, the nature of its discovery, and our current knowledge about it. The ensuing book can therefore be read on at least two levels. On one level, it is an illustrated guide to various types of astronomical wonders. On another level, it is considerably more: the first comprehensive classification system to cover all celestial objects in a consistent manner. Accompanying each spread are spectacular historical and modern images. The result is a pedagogical tour-de-force, whereby readers can easily master astronomy’s three realms of planets, stars, and galaxies.
Categories: Science

Space Science and Public Engagement

Space Science and Public Engagement

He lectures widely and is the coauthor of books such as Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto (Stern & Grinspoon, 2018) and Pluto and Charon: Ice Worlds on the Ragged Edge of the Solar System (Stern & Mitton, ...

Author: Amy Paige Kaminski

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780128173916

Category: Science

Page: 298

View: 943

Space Science and Public Engagement: 21st Century Perspectives and Opportunities critically examines the many dimensions of public engagement with space science by exploring case studies that show a spectrum of public engagement formats, ranging from the space science community's efforts to communicate developments to the public, to citizenry attempting to engage with space science issues. It addresses why public engagement is important to space science experts, what approaches they take, how public engagement varies locally, nationally and internationally, and what roles "non-experts" have played in shaping space science. Space scientists, outreach specialists in various scientific disciplines, policymakers and citizens interested in space science will find great insights in this book that will help inform their future engagement strategies. Critically examines how expert organizations and the space science community have sought to bring space science to the public Examines how the public has responded, and in some cases self-organized, to opportunities to contribute to space science Outlines future engagement interests and possibilities
Categories: Science

The Cosmos

The Cosmos

S. Alan Stern and David Grinspoon, Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic Chris Impey, ed., Talking about Life: Conversations on Astrobiology First Mission to Pluto (New York: Picador, 2018). Neil deGrasse Tyson, The Pluto Files: The ...

Author: Jay M. Pasachoff

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108431385

Category: Nature

Page: 733

View: 768

Explains the fundamentals of astronomy together with the hottest current topics in this field, such as exoplanets and gravitational waves.
Categories: Nature

2019 Australasian Sky Guide

2019 Australasian Sky Guide

Alan Stern and David Grinspoon, Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto, Picador, New York, 2018. An authoritative account of the New Horizons mission that provided the first fascinating views of the distant dwarf ...

Author: Nick Lomb

Publisher: Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences Media

ISBN: 9781863172110

Category:

Page: 120

View: 770

Compact and easy to use, this popular guide by well-known astronomer and author Dr Nick Lomb has been providing stargazers with everything they need to know about the southern night sky for over 25 years. The 2018 guide contains monthly astronomy maps, viewing tips and highlights, and details of the year’s exciting celestial events. Wherever you are in Australia or New Zealand, easy calculations allow you to estimate local rise and set times for the Sun, Moon, and planets. The 2019 Australasian Sky Guide also provides information on the solar system, updated with the latest findings from space probes. Published annually, the Australasian Sky Guide continues to be a favourite with photographers, event planners, sports organisers, teachers, students — and anyone who looks up at the stars and wants to know more. Highlights for 2019: Venus near Jupiter in January and November Saturn covered by the Moon in April, August, September and November Partial eclipse of the Moon in July Transit of Mercury in November Partial eclipse of the Sun in December
Categories:

The Handy Science Answer Book

The Handy Science Answer Book

Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto. New York: Picador, 2018. Summers, Michael E., and James Trefil. Exoplanets: Diamond Worlds, Super Earths, Pulsar Planets, and the New Search for Life Beyond Our Solar System.

Author: James Bobick

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 9781578597024

Category: Science

Page:

View: 564

Informative, easy-to-use guide to everyday science questions, concepts and fundamentals celebrates its twenty-fifth year and over one million copies sold! Science is everywhere, and it affects everything! DNA and CRISPR. Artificial sweeteners. Sea level changes caused by melting glaciers. Gravitational waves. Bees in a colony. The human body. Microplastics. The largest active volcano. Designer dog breeds. Molecules. The length of the Grand Canyon. Viruses and retroviruses. The weight of a cloud. Forces, motion, energy, and inertia. It can often seem complex and complicated, but it need not be so difficult to understand. The thoroughly updated and completely revised fifth edition of The Handy Science Answer Book makes science and its impact on the world fun and easy to understand. Clear, concise, and straightforward, this informative primer covers hundreds of intriguing topics, from the basics of math, physics, and chemistry to the discoveries being made about the human body, stars, outer space, rivers, mountains, and our entire planet. It covers plants, animals, computers, planes, trains, and cars. This friendly resource answers more than 1,600 of the most frequently asked, most interesting, and most unusual science questions, including ... When was a symbol for the concept of zero first used? How large is a google? Why do golf balls have dimples? What is a chemical bond? What is a light-year? What was the grand finale of the Cassini mission? How many exoplanets have been discovered? Where is the deepest cave in the United States? How long is the Grand Canyon? What is the difference between weather and climate? What causes a red tide? What is cell cloning and how is it used in scientific research? How did humans evolve? Do pine trees keep their needles forever? What is the most abundant group of organisms? How do insects survive the winter in cold climates? Which animals drink seawater? Why do geese fly in formation? What is FrogWatch? Why do cats’ eyes shine in the dark? Which industries release the most toxic chemicals? What causes most wildfires in the United States? Which woman received the Nobel Prize in two different fields (two different years)? What is the difference between science and technology? For anyone wanting to know how the universe, Earth, plants, animals, and human beings work and fit into our world, this informative book also includes a helpful bibliography, and an extensive index, adding to its usefulness. It will help anyone’s science questions!
Categories: Science

Real World Python

Real World Python

Chasing New Horizons : Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto ( Picador , 2018 ) , by Alan Stern and David Grinspoon , documents the importance — and ubiquity - of simulations in NASA missions . Practice Project : Simulating a Search ...

Author: Lee Vaughan

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 9781718500624

Category: Computers

Page: 361

View: 311

A project-based approach to learning Python programming for beginners. Intriguing projects teach you how to tackle challenging problems with code. You've mastered the basics. Now you're ready to explore some of Python's more powerful tools. Real-World Python will show you how. Through a series of hands-on projects, you'll investigate and solve real-world problems using sophisticated computer vision, machine learning, data analysis, and language processing tools. You'll be introduced to important modules like OpenCV, NumPy, Pandas, NLTK, Bokeh, Beautiful Soup, Requests, HoloViews, Tkinter, turtle, matplotlib, and more. You'll create complete, working programs and think through intriguing projects that show you how to: Save shipwrecked sailors with an algorithm designed to prove the existence of God Detect asteroids and comets moving against a starfield Program a sentry gun to shoot your enemies and spare your friends Select landing sites for a Mars probe using real NASA maps Send unbreakable messages based on a book code Survive a zombie outbreak using data science Discover exoplanets and alien megastructures orbiting distant stars Test the hypothesis that we're all living in a computer simulation And more! If you're tired of learning the bare essentials of Python Programming with isolated snippets of code, you'll relish the relevant and geeky fun of Real-World Python!
Categories: Computers