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The Hubble Telescope has been one of the most important inventions in the astronomy world in a long time. It has allowed scientists to see things that people here on Earth have never seen before. This site is dedicated to this magnificent machine.

The Hubble Telescope is unique from other telescopes because it orbits the Earth rather than being located somewhere on Earth’s surface. This allows the telescope to see further and with less interference because its view is not blocked by the atmosphere. The Hubble Telescope is equipped with special instruments that allow for even more scientific uses. It has five instruments that are currently used: the Wide Field and Planetary Camera (WF/PC), Goddard High Resolution Spectrograph(GHRS), High Speed Photometer(HSP), Faint Object Camera(FOC), and the Faint Object Spectrograph(FOS). These instruments allow the Hubble Telescope to capture images in visible, ultraviolet, and infrared light.

Important Discoveries of The Hubble Telescope:

The Hubble Telescope has made many important discoveries since its launch in 1990. Its impact can been shown through the sheer number of scientific papers that have used the telescope in their findings.
One of the main objectives of the project was to measure the distance to Cepheid variable stars more accurately. This allowed astronomers to better understand the rate at which the universe is expanding. The telescope also discovered that the universe’s expansion is accelerating rather than decelerating as was believed by many scientists.

Hubble observed the collision of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 with Jupiter. Not only were these pictures some of the most clear taken of Jupiter, they also helped scientists to understand the results of such a collision.

Eagle Nebula
Eagle Nebula
Hubble Telescope
Saturn

Hubble Telescope
Hubble Telescope

History of The Hubble Telescope:

Serious discussion of a telescope like the Hubble began with Lyman Spitzer’s paper Astronomical advantages of an extra-terrestrial observatory. Spitzer is credited with being the father of the space telescope. Spitzer later lead a commission to refine the possible advantages and uses of a space telescope. Throughout the and seventies, several space telescopes were launched. These telescopes were of relatively small magnitude. There was a large push from the scientific community for a larger space telescope and many astronomers began lobbying to gain funding for such a project. In 1978, they were finally successful when Congress granted the project 36,000,000. A few years later, the telescope was given the name Hubble. It was named after Edwin Hubble, a very important American astronomer of the twentieth century. By 1986 the telescope was close to being ready to launch, but the crash of the Challengerspace shuttle caused launch to be pushed back.

In 1990 the Hubble Telescope was finally launched. Unfortunately, shorty after launch it was discovered that the lens was made incorrectly. Though the flaw was extremely small, it had a very big impact on the quality of the images. The images were still better than ground telescopes but not nearly as good as expected. At this point the project looked like a disaster. The Hubble Telescope was only marginally better than other telescopes but yet it had cost much much more. NASA scientists began looking for a solution. A new lens was made but NASA decided it would be too expensive to either install in space or to bring the telescope back down. The scientists at NASA came up with a very interesting solution. They decided that instead of fixing the lens they would adjust the other instruments to work with the incorrect lens. On the fist scheduled service mission, the necessary adjustments were made and the telescope was restored to its full capability. There have been four service missions that have improved and lengthened the life of the telescope. Today the Hubble Telescope is still making great astronomical discoveries.

 

Reliance Jio Plans

On September 5th Reliance Jio introduced it’s Reliance Jio Plans of offering a top notch speed 4G internet service and unlimited voice calling offer! Reliance Jio also made announcement about offering services to live TV, music streams, data backup services and movie streams. Reliance Jio Plans are also offering high-speed data download at just 50 bucks per GB, which is not available anywhere from any operator. Company Chairman Mukesh Ambani also spoke about the fiber to home services. Reliance Jio will be soon to offer it’s Reliance Jio broadband plans of up to 1Gbps for home services.

Reliance Jio Plans
Reliance Jio Plans

At the Annual General Meeting held specifically for Reliance Jio Plans, Mukesh Ambani announced that Reliance Jio Plans will be available from September 5th 2016, and they will be free of cost as a part of the ‘Jio welcome offer’!

“Pay for only one service – either voice or data, not both,” Amabani said. “World over, operators charge only for data, voice and messaging are essentially free. All voice calls for Jio customers will be absolutely free.” Despite some rumors, data used on Jio’s apps will count against your balance. Also, on all plans you get unlimited usage of 4G data at night time.

The Reliance Jio plans starts with 300MB at Rs. 149 for the first 28 days, and for Rs. 499 per month you can get upto 4GB of 4G data and unlimited 4G at night. You will also get 8GB of access from Reliance Jio’s JioNet Hotspot. And for Rs. 999 you can get 10GB of 4G data as well as 20GB of Wi-Fi usage with unlimited usage at night.

On the following published article about Reliance Jio Plans on BGR.in By Ritesh Bendre, he mentioned some details about Reliance Jio Fibre plans:

Reliance Jio Fiber plans

While Reliance Jio hasn’t officially disclosed about the charges or launch, reports suggest that there will be three types of plans: Silver, Gold and Platinum. With prices starting at Rs 500 per month, plans will be speed and volume based. Currently, under the Welcome Offer, Reliance Jio is officially offering 100GB data but reportedly it continues working even after exhausting that data limit. Users also get free access to Jio premium apps including JioTV, JioCinema and JioMusic. The Welcome Offer is valid for 90 days after activation. According to details obtained by the publication, there could be speed based tariff plan, volume based tariff plan and special offer tariff plan. Please click here to read more!

The Fiber Broadband service plans by Reliance Jio gives high speed home broadband services with the help of fiber optic technology. So, these Fiber Optic Technology can offer a high speed of 1GB per second. At AGM meeting Ambani said that the reliance jio broadband plans will be offered to home and business subscribers of Reliance Jio.

In the following article by Gadgets.NDTV.com, the author Kunal Dua details about how to Get Reliance Jio SIM Card and Plans:

How to Get SIM Card, Plans, Phones, MNP, Jio Apps, and More

Reliance Jio has opened its doors to everyone, with Jio’s 4G SIM cards now available at retail outlets across India. After a prolonged trial where only select users had access to the Jio network, starting Monday, the services will be free to use for all until December 31.

Reliance Jio has unveiled a bunch of prepaid and postpaid plans that will kick in post the ‘welcome offer’, and the country’s newest telcos has made voice calling and national roaming free for everyone. Customers will need pay only for data on this 4G-only network, with cost per GB a fraction of what other operators are charging at the moment.

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Some Top Thoughts on Apple Watch Series 2

The Apple Watch Series 2 which will be available on September 2016 comes in three different models: The Sports model which costs around $369 approximately; the stainless steel model which is little expensive and costs $549, and a ceramic model, the most expensive one that costs $1,249. The Nike model of Apple Watch Series 2 will also be available around $369. All of the different variations of Apple Watch Series 2 watches have the same internal functions and programs, the only difference are the external materials.

Apple Watch Series 2
Image Credit to CNET.com

In the following article by Nicole Nguyen from BuzzFeed News, she explains her final thoughts on Apple Watch Series 2

Apple’s new watch is faster, more water-resistant, and more fitness-friendly than ever. The Series 2 is definitely an improvement over the original Apple Watch — but, in my opinion, it’s only worth the $369 if you’re an athlete (especially if you’re a swimmer) who’s really going to take advantage of the new features.

And if you live an ~active lifestyle~ you’ve probably considered every tracker under the sun. If you’re looking specifically for fitness gadgetry, consult this guide first.
Having tried a lot of them (except for Fitbit’s upcoming water-friendly Flex 2), I will say that this Apple Watch has the best swim tracking interface I’ve seen — and swimmers, triathletes, and surfers should seriously consider getting this watch.

But it doesn’t have auto-exercise tracking capabilities found on other devices, and routes tracked with the Workout app can’t be synced with third-party apps like Strava and MapMyRun.

And in the end, the Apple Watch Series 2 still has all the pitfalls of being a smartwatch (namely its daylong battery life and bulk, compared to something more lightweight like Fitbit’s Flex or Jawbone’s Up).

Please visit Buzzfeed to read the full article titled “The New Apple Watch Makes Me Not Hate Smartwatches Quite As Much“!

Majority of customers are impressed with this latest upgrade of Apple Watch Series. It is a complete portable fitness tracker and an impressive Smartwatch. It is definitely a lot better than April 2015 version of Apple Watch. The top notch GPS and highly water resistance capacity of this watch makes it an impressive Smartwatch and a Fitness Tracker. It is a very useful accessory to have, especially if you are into fitness. If you are a daily workout or athletic routine person, then this watch will be very useful for you!

This is what author Lauren Goode from the theverge.com in their recent article titled “Apple Watch Series 2 review: work it out” says:

The new Watch looks almost exactly like the old Watch. It’s like the iPhone 7: no one will notice that you’ve got the new model, which shows a confidence in the original design, but may also disappoint you if you like to show off that you have the latest and greatest gadget. It’s the exact opposite approach Fitbit — Apple’s main competitor in the fitness-tracking world — has taken this year. Fitbit has released four new wearables, all different in their design, but with much of the same technology distributed throughout them. Apple has retained its old design, but added new technology.

There are small differences in the new Watch’s appearance. The OLED display on the new Watch is brighter — in fact Apple says it’s the brightest display it has ever made. And if you look closely enough, you can see that the new Watch is just a tad thicker (0.9mm, to be exact). But again, it’s kind of like it just ate a big meal; you might be aware of it, but no one else will notice. Also, imagine that big meal was a bigger battery.

In the article recently published on WSJ.com by JOANNA STERN, she wrote:

Apple Watch Series 2 Review: Still Not a ‘Need,’ Finally a ‘Want’

If you bought an Apple Watch last year, I feel bad for you. Not because you’ll miss out on the new watch’s GPS or waterproofing, but because on the old one, it often feels like it takes less time to play a round of Monopoly than to launch an app. The new dual-core processor combined with the new WatchOS 3 operating system is a huge improvement.

Apps launch quicker and keep running, instead of giving up and crashing. And scrolling through them is swift. WatchOS 3 itself has some speed improvements that enable the original Watch to run faster, but still not fast enough.

At least current Apple Watch owners benefit from the new navigation, which no longer requires a flow chart. Tap on the right button for a carousel of your favorite apps, which Apple has designed to launch quicker. And now, swiping up from the bottom quickly brings up settings. (Too bad Apple won’t kill the polka-dot app screen.)

It all enables me to better use the watch throughout my day, to check weather, see what’s on my schedule and glance at app notifications. Compared with fitness wearables, that all-day-long utility is Apple’s greatest strength. Click here to read the entire article!

Click here to read the entire article!

The following article by Scott Stein of CNET.com mentions some important thoughts about the GPS system on Apple Watch Series 2

GPS onboard

The Apple Watch Series 2 also has something that many activity trackers already pack. GPS tracking for runs happens automatically on Apple Watch, and it starts acquiring position once the iPhone is away from it. This is useful for runners because it means a map of your run can be stored to look at where you went, and how far you ran. And it means you can finally leave your phone at home during the run.

Apple’s GPS function in its included Workouts app stores the data as a map that can be opened in Apple’s on-iPhone Activity app. The map of your run is color-coded to show how fast you were moving.

I tried it on a bunch of walks, and it knew where I was through my whole walk. More impressively, it acquired my position quickly.

GPS isn’t supported in other apps yet, but it will be — including the constellation-locating Night Sky and the hike-tracking app Viewranger.

For runners, the Apple Watch Series 2 will be helpful — but keep in mind that with GPS on, battery life during workouts shrinks down quite a bit. Expect around 5 hours, or less when listening to music. No, that’s not a lot. Apple advises you deactivate heart rate for longer GPS-connected runs, but other GPS heart rate-enabled fitness watches like the Fitbit Surge last longer. Please visit the source to read the entire article about “Apple Watch Series 2 review“!

As far as I know Apple Watch Series 2 is the best Smartwatch available at present, I don’t think that it will have any major competition with other smartwatches in the current market. So, if you are looking for the latest technology of Smartwatch, then the Apple Watch Series 2 is the must buy. This a very impressive and a next level smartwatch!

 

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