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I want to travel to space

Unfortunately if you want to travel to space today, it will cost you $200,000 USD per person. I guess I’ll have to wait for the price to go down, I just hope it doesn’t take very long.

Meanwhile I can almost see what it’s like to be there with the help of these sites with downloadable applications:

GOOGLE EARTH: http://earth.google.com/Google Earth

With Google Earth you can fly to any part of the Earth to see satelite images, maps, buildings in 3D… from galaxies in space to explore Mars in 3D.

CELESTIA: http://www.shatters.net/celestia/Celestia

It is a free space simulation that lets you explore our universe in three dimensions. You can travel throughout the Solar System, to more than 100,000 stars or even beyond our galaxy.

Did you know that astronauts that have been living in space…

  1. suffer from space sickness, nausea, headaches and difficulty to locate their own limbs? This is space travelcaused by the confusing information that gets to their inner ear where balance is controlled.
  2. snore less when they sleep in outer space than when they slept on Earth?
  3. they season their food with liquid salt and pepper? To prevent the grains reach their nose and obstruct their vents.
  4. when they get back to Earth they report difficulty to move their arms and legs? This is another reason why they call it the “second birth”.
  5. they claim they can’t get used to falling objects when they drop them? Ha.
  6. 18 people have died in space missions, but never in space, it has always been leaving the Earth or returning back.

Raise your hand if you want to eat powder food every day and sleep “standing up” inside a sleeping bag… anyone?, another reason why we should thank the astronauts.

These astronauts weren’t taught that they shouldn’t play with their food, I think that adults become kids again in space Ü.

GOOGLE EARTH: http://earth.google.com/Google Earth

Google Earth te permite volar a cualquier parte de la Tierra para ver imágenes de satélite, mapas, relieves, edificios en 3D… desde galaxias del espacio exterior hasta explorar Marte en 3D. Podrás explorar un rico contenido geográfico, guardar los lugares que visites y compartirlos con otras personas.

CELESTIA: http://www.shatters.net/celestia/

Simulación espacial que te permite explorar el universo en tres dimensiones. Puedes viajar a través Celestiadel Sistema Solar, a cualquiera de más de 100,ooo estrellas o incluso más allá de nuestra galaxia.

Para obtener más detalles de estas aplicaciones, puedes acceder a este número de la revista virtual Piensa Indigo.

Complementando lo anterior, ¿sabías que los astronautas que viven en el espacio…

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How Naive I Was

Question:

How much time  do you think it took me to make this banner?

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and this one?

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what about this one?

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and?

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Answer:

The four of them: 23 seconds.

Everytime I saw one of this banners I thought about how dedicated, patient and full of spare time had the people who made them. How naive… I discovered this site which makes all the hard work. You can choose between more than 200 typographies, enter the text and voilá the work is done.

If you want to impress somebody, you now know.

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Online Planetarium

Going through pages and pages in Stumble Upon (most of them are worth it) I found this wonder:

Neave Planetarium

The Neave Planetarium is an online planetarium with which we can know more about the stars, planets and constellations that are found in the sky at any given moment and which we can see with the naked eye.

It’s as simple as choosing our location and the time in the application, and going out to see the stars.

When you want to know something about a given star or planet, locate it on the online planetarium and click it so that information can be displayed about it like its name, its constellation (if it is a star), its brilliance (magnitude) and its distance from Earth.

An excellent tool for those who love to look up and admire what’s in the sky.

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Visual Help

I consider myself a visual person, it is easier for me to understand and analyze information and data through graphs or drawings. This is one of the reasons I like this site so much: MANYEYES.

The site contains relevant information presented with visualizations such as bubbles, graphs, maps, linear graphs, just to mention some examples. You can also create your own visualizations with any type of data and share it with others online.

I recommend it for deep research of a specific topic where you can find valuable visual information to support your analysis and facilitate your understanding.

Below are two types of visualizations you can find on the web page:

Usuarios de Internet por País

Internet users by country

Principales 20 Países Receptores de Turismo

Top tourist-generating countries

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