Category Archives: Jodrell Bank

2012 – That was the year that was

938,900,000 km at 30km/s. It’s quite a ride when you think about it. Throw in 366 rotations at an equatorial speed of 1,674.4 km/h and the whole thing sounds pretty hair raising. 2012. It’s almost over and another arbitrarily set … Continue reading

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A Legend Dies

He was 98. Born the year before the Great War tore Europe apart. 40 years later he would re-use weaponry of that conflict to further our knowledge of the Universe at Jodrell Bank. He was one of the first to study Cosmic rays … Continue reading

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Battleships, Dark Matter and Jodrell

HMS Revenge served at the water boiling inferno that was the Battle of Jutland in 1916 and went on to serve in World War II. HMS Royal Sovereign missed Jutland but served in World War II and even saw time … Continue reading

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