"Space," it says, "is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mindbogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space, listen..." - Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams One of the things that has long … Continue reading Space is big. Really big.
THE BALLAD OF VACUUM SCIENCE We don’t look at Dyson hoovers (they’re just short of atmosphere) We are several orders magnitude Down in pressure round here. We study right across the scales- Low, high to UHV- In the depths of space Is the best that you can see! But pressures low as that Are hard … Continue reading The Ballad of Vacuum Science