Super telescopes and ESA heavy-lift rockets – two annotated graphics

Having already celebrated the Pacific total solar eclipse earlier today, now seems like as good a time as any to punt these two space-related graphics out there for all to enjoy. It’s all about looking up in to the sky and getting big stuff up there, eh? For your delectation and edification, we present the new generation of super-telescopes (begging the question as to why everything has to be super these days, whether it’s storms or telescopes) and the European Space Agency’s next-generation heavy-lift rockets. They don’t come cheap, you know. Click on the graphics for an expanded view. Continue reading Super telescopes and ESA heavy-lift rockets – two annotated graphics

Total solar eclipse, Australia to South America – an annotated graphic

Advanced warning for our Antipodean friends in northern Australia not to panic later today when the sky goes dark and the sun seems to disappear: it’s just a total solar eclipse. As it happens, the best view of it will be in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, so anyone bobbing about in a boat east of New Zealand and directly above Antarctica will enjoy the spectacle for the longest time, but lots of people in countries between NZ and South America will get the chance to see at least a partial eclipse. We love an eclipse here at E&T. … Continue reading Total solar eclipse, Australia to South America – an annotated graphic