Pluto - 14.07.2015
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This is so cool! Hello Pluto!#GiantLeap #Repost @nasa with @repostapp. Gorgeous Pluto! The dwarf planet has sent a love note back to Earth via our New Horizons spacecraft which has traveled more than 9 years and 3 billion miles. This is the last and most detailed image of Pluto sent to Earth before the moment of closest approach which was at 7:49 a.m. EDT Tuesday - about 7750 miles above the surface roughly the same distance from New York to Mumbai India - making it the first-ever space mission to explore a world so far from Earth. This stunning image of the dwarf planet was captured from New Horizons at about 4 p.m. EDT on July 13 about 16 hours before the moment of closest approach. The spacecraft was 476000 miles (766000 kilometers) from the surface. Images from closest approach are expected to be released on Wednesday July 15. Image Credit: NASA #nasa #pluto #plutoflyby #newhorizons#solarsystem #nasabeyond #science by gerryalcantara http://ift.tt/1MtJKOg
NASA (July 14, 2015) ~ Pluto photo via the New Horizons spacecraft, which has traveled more than 9 years and 3+ billion miles. This is the last and most detailed image of Pluto sent to Earth before the moment of closest approach - 7:49 a.m. EDT today July 14, 2015. This photo was captured from New Horizons at about 4 p.m. EDT on July 13, about 16 hours before the moment of closest approach. The spacecraft was 476,000 miles (766,000 kilometers) from the surface.
Gorgeous Pluto! The dwarf planet has sent a love note back to Earth via our New Horizons spacecraft, which has traveled more than 9 years and 3+ billion miles. This is the last and most detailed image of Pluto sent to Earth before the moment of closest approach, which was at 7:49 a.m. EDT Tuesday, July 14, 2015 -- about 7,750 miles above the surface -- roughly the same distance from NY to Mumbai, India - making it the first-ever space mission to explore a world so far from Earth. Image by: NASA
Orion - 2014
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The United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket with NASA’s Orion spacecraft mounted atop lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 37 at 7:05 a.m. EST on Dec. 5, 2014 in Florida. The Orion spacecraft will orbit Earth twice, reaching an altitude of approximately 3,600 miles above Earth before landing in the Pacific Ocean. No one is aboard Orion for this flight test, but the spacecraft is designed to allow us to journey to destinations never before visited by ...
One of the brightest galaxies in planet Earth’s sky is similar in size to our Milky Way Galaxy: big, beautiful M81
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Astronomy Picture of the Day (APoD) originally shared: Bright Spiral Galaxy M81 Image Credit: Subaru Telescope (NAOJ), Hubble Space Telescope;
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Bright Spiral Galaxy M81 ¤ Image Credit: Subaru Telescope (NAOJ), Hubble Space Telescope; Processing & Copyright: Roberto Colombari & Robert Gendler ¤ One of the brightest galaxies in planet Earth's sky is similar in size to our Milky Way Galaxy: big, beautiful M81. This grand spiral galaxy can be found toward the northern constellation of the Great Bear (Ursa Major). This superbly detailed view reveals M81's bright yellow nucleus, blue spiral arms, and sweeping cosmic dust lanes with a scale...
The Mir Space StationTaken by Atlantis (STS-71) in July 1995
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Surprisingly enough for a space junkie like me, I've never seen this image of the MIR—the Soviet space station that was destroyed on reentry on 2001 after 5,519 days in orbit. The photo was taken from the space shuttle Atlantis on the mission STS-71, docked in the photo below.
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Mir from the view of Atlantis
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Russian Space Station Mir, backdropped against Earth, taken from the Space Shuttle Atlantis following undocking from the station at the end of STS-71 on the 4th of July, 1995./NASA
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Saturn and Titan
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Gemini North infrared image of Saturn and Titan (at about 6 o'clock position). At the edges of Saturn's ring, the F-ring is faintly visible. - Image: Gemini Observatory/ AURA/ Henry Roe, Lowell Observatory/ Emily Schaller, Insitute for Astronomy, U of Hawaii
Mars / Marte
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View of Valles Marineris, Mars - in my next lifetime I want to come back as a terraformer, to settle an entire new world, that'd make you feel like a pilgrim! There is something so hauntingly beautiful & vast about space!
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Overhead of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, floating above our glowing blue sphere.
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Chris Hadfield @Cmdr_Hadfield Tonights Finale: Overhead of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, floating above our glowing blue sphere.
Amazing pic from the ISS
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I have this incredible dream that I could one day see the Earth from outer space. One day...
The Space Shuttle Discovery soars skyward from Launch Pad 39B on Mission STS-64 at 6:22:35 p.m. EDT, September 9, 1994.
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Distant Galaxies Behind a Runaway Galaxy Image credit: NASA, the ACS Science Team
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An optical image of the "Tadpole" galaxy, an interacting galaxy, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. Material stripped from the galaxy during its collision with a smaller galaxy (seen in the upper left corner of the larger interaction partner) forms a long tidal tail. Young blue stars, star clusters and tidal dwarf galaxies are born in these tidal debris. These objects move in a common direction within a plane defined by the orientation and motion of their tidal tail. A similar galaxy ...
Arp 188 and the Tadpole's Tidal Tail Explanation: Why does this galaxy have such a long tail? In this stunning vista recorded with the Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys, distant galaxies form a dramatic backdrop for disrupted spiral galaxy Arp 188, the Tadpole Galaxy. The cosmic tadpole is a mere 420 million light-years distant toward the northern constellation Draco. Its eye-catching tail is about 280 thousand light-years long and features massive, bright blue star clusters. One story goes that a more compact intruder galaxy crossed in front of Arp 188 - from left to right in this view - and was slung around behind the Tadpole by their gravitational attraction. During the close encounter, tidal forces drew out the spiral galaxy's stars, gas, and dust forming the spectacular tail. The intruder galaxy itself, estimated to lie about 300 thousand light-years behind the Tadpole, can be seen through foreground spiral arms at the lower left. Following its terrestrial namesake, the Tadpole Galaxy will likely lose its tail as it grows older, the tail's star clusters forming smaller satellites of the large spiral galaxy.Arp 188 and the Tadpole's Tidal Tail Credit: H. Ford (JHU), M. Clampin (STScI), G. Hartig (STScI), G. Illingworth (UCO/Lick), ACS Science Team, ESA, NASA http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap100926.html
A colliding galaxy dubbed the "Tadpole" (catalog name UGC10214) is set against a rich tapestry of 6,000 galaxies. The Tadpole, with its long tail of stars, looks like a runaway pinwheel firework, unlike the textbook images of stately spiral galaxies. Its distorted shape was caused by a small interloper, a very blue, compact galaxy visible near the more massive Tadpole. The Tadpole resides about 420 million light-years away in the constellation Draco.
UGC 10214, the Tadpole Galaxy, is a disrupted spiral galaxy 400 million light years away in the constellation of Draco. It's tidal tail of star clusters streams for 280,000 light years.
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First Test Launch of a Saturn V Rocket - The giant Saturn V rocket for the Apollo 4 mission at the Kennedy Space Center's launch complex 39A stands at the dawn of November 8, 1967, during the pre-launch alert.
Big Dipper and Magic Telescope Stars of the constellation Ursa Major (the Big bear) form the familiar dipper-like asterism in the northern sky as photographed from the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on the Canary island of La Palma. The starry night sky is reflected from one of a pair of 17 meter diameter, multi-mirrored MAGIC telescopes. The MAGIC (Major Atmospheric Gamma Imaging Cherenkov) telescope is intended to observe gamma rays indirectly by detecting brief flashes of optical
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Cost of the Mars Curiosity Rover - $800 million Cost of a team to operate the Mars Rover - $1 billion Total Cost of the Mars Science Laboratory mission - $2.5 billion Accidentally drawing a penis on the surface of another planet - Priceless
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NASA Rover Draws Giant Penis on Mars in Search of Optimal Path to ... - Latinos Post - http://allthelatestnewsonline.com/nasa-rover-draws-giant-penis-on-mars-in-search-of-optimal-path-to-latinos-post/
"Curiosity", Nasa Mars Rover, draws penis on red planet.
NASA Viking Lander I, First Color Photo Taken on Mars, 1976 (July 21)
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View of the earth as seen from the SR-71 Blackbird at approximately 73,000 feet (22,000 m).
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All of these photos don't quite do justice to the experience of being in an SR-71 Blackbird. According to pilot Richard Graham, "First of all, it is extremely quiet in the cockpit. You could hear a pin drop. The view is spectacular, being able to see the curvature of the Earth and the black space above filled with stars."
Possibly the best self-portrait ever! Here's Brian Shul in full flight suit gear inside the cockpit of the SR-71 Blackbird, the fastest and highest flying aircraft ever built. If I had to wear an astronaut's suit to work, I'd also want to capture the moment!
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Wide-field image of Andromeda Galaxy (M31) Image credit: 2002 R. Gendler, Photo by R. Gendler
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The Andromeda Galaxy photographed with a 12.5-inch telescope by amateur astronomer Robert Gendler. To learn more about galaxies, check out Astronomy Is Awesome - http://astronomyisawesome.com/galaxies/whats-the-closest-galaxy-to-us/
The Andromeda Galaxy photographed with a 12.5-inch telescope by amateur astronomer Robert Gendler. #space #cosmos
Mysterious Stars Surround Andromedas Black Hole Andromeda Galaxy photographed with a 12.5-inch telescope by amateur astronomer Robert Gendler. #planet #science #nature #milkyway #amazing #photography #nasa #motherearth
Alpha Centauri - Photos like this make us yearn to see more and more of our great universe of Light! Also known as Rigel Kent, this is the brightest star in the southern constellation of Centaurus.
Footprints and tire tracks left behind by astronauts on the moon will stay there forever as there is no wind to blow them away. Credit: NASA
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I only took a few photos on the moon and this one was to show how the lunar dust was like talcum powder. #Apollo11
On July 20, 1969, NeilArmstrong's footprint on the moon, taken by Buzz Aldrin.
The iconic photo is not of Neil Armstrongs very first step on the moon. It's not even his footprint. It was made by Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. The photo wasn't taken for future posters, T-shirts, mouse pads etc., but for a strictly scientific purpose: to study how the moon soil (regolith) would behave when compressed by the boot, and thus learn something about it's geological properties. That's why Aldrin also took a photo of the surface before he made the footprint.
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin's footprint on the moon. A symbol of mankind’s giant leap, this photo of man’s small step—astronaut Buzz Aldrin’s—shows one of the first human prints left on the surface of the moon. Aldrin took this photo of his own footprint during NASA’s 1969 Apollo 11 mission.
Light Echoes from V838 Mon Image Credit: NASA, ESA, H. E. Bond (STScI)
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"Starry Night," Vincent van Gogh's famous painting, is renowned for its bold whorls of light sweeping across a raging night sky. Although this image of the heavens came only from the artist's restless imagination, a new picture from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope bears remarkable similarities to the van Gogh work, complete with never-before-seen spirals of dust swirling across trillions of miles of interstellar space. This image, obtained with the Advanced Camera for Surveys on February 8, 2004, is Hubble's latest view of an expanding halo of light around a distant star, named V838 Monocerotis (V838 Mon). The illumination of interstellar dust comes from the red supergiant star at the middle of the image, which gave off a flashbulb-like pulse of light two years ago. V838 Mon is located about 20,000 light-years away from Earth in the direction of the constellation Monoceros, placing the star at the outer edge of our Milky Way galaxy. Called a light echo, the expanding illumination of a dusty cloud around the star has been revealing remarkable structures ever since the star suddenly brightened for several weeks in early 2002. Though Hubble has followed the light echo in several snapshots, this new image shows swirls or eddies in the dusty cloud for the first time. These eddies are probably caused by turbulence in the dust and gas around the star as they slowly expand away. The dust and gas were likely ejected from the star in a previous explosion, similar to the 2002 event, which occurred some tens of thousands of years ago. The surrounding dust remained invisible and unsuspected until suddenly illuminated by the brilliant explosion of the central star two years ago. The Hubble telescope has imaged V838 Mon and its light echo several times since the star's outburst in January 2002, in order to follow the constantly changing appearance of the dust as the pulse of illumination continues to expand away from the star at the spe
The number of places in our solar system that could have ever supported life now stands at 2! The first, of course, is Earth, because … well, us. According to an awesomely exciting announcement today by NASA and JPL, we can add Gale Crater to that list! What they found: Curiosity’s rock drill recently uncovered clay-like minerals below Gale Crater’s rusty red surface. These muddy minerals, pictured above, hint at a “Gray Mars” era, when Gale Crater and the ancient stream
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NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has relayed new images that confirm it has successfully obtained the first sample ever collected from the interior of a rock on another planet. (via NASA; photo via NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)
It's official: Primitive life could have lived on ancient Mars, NASA says. A sample of Mars drilled from a rock by NASA's Curiosity rover and then studied by onboard instruments "shows ancient Mars could have supported living microbes," NASA officials announced today (March 12) in a statement and press conference. The discovery comes just seven months after the Curiosity rover landed on Mars to spend at least two years determining if the planet could have ever supported primitive life.
Curiosity collects first ever drilling sample. This image from NASA’s Curiosity rover shows the first sample of powdered rock extracted by the rover’s drill. The achievement is significant as it is the first sample ever collected from the interior of a rock on another planet - no rover has ever drilled into a rock beyond Earth and collected a sample from its interior.
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Space Shuttle Atlantis - ready to launch - photo from thezooom
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Top view of the Space Shuttle. #spaceshuttle #nasa
Space Shuttle Atlantis. Of course, when I first saw this picture I thought it was a Giant Robotic Teddy Bear...
Atlantis begins the slow journey to Launch Pad 39A from the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) in preparation for the launch of STS-79 in 16 September 1996. This dramatic view looking directly down onto the shuttle stack atop the Mobile Launcher Platform (MLP) and crawler-transporter was taken from the VAB roof approximately 525 feet (160 meters) above the ground. In view are the Orbiter, orange External Tank and twin white Solid Rocket Boosters. Credit: NASA
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Courtesy of Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station.
Chris Hadfield~ Spaceships and Earth - foreground is the Soyuz we’ll pilot home in May. Unmanned Progress vehicle in the background.