Archive for the ‘Space’ Category

Two interesting articles I have come across:

An Orbital Tour

“One of my favorite orbit tracks starts over the equator southwest of Hawaii. At this point, looking down you will just see water and clouds. The Pacific Ocean is a deep bright blue color…” (Earth Observatory – NASA)

Eight New Human Genome Projects Offer Large-scale Picture Of Genetic Difference

“A nationwide consortium led by the University of Washington in Seattle has completed the first sequence-based map of structural variations in the human genome, giving scientists an overall picture of the large-scale differences in DNA between individuals. The project gives researchers a guide for further research into these structural differences, which are believed to play an important role in human health and disease. The results appear in the May 1 issue of the journal Nature.” (Science Daily)