Endeavour looks incredible flying over Los Angeles en route to LAX. It was the last flight for this space shuttle, as it completed its tour of California skies and landed, atop NASA‘s Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), a modified 747 jetliner, for the last time. Image credit: Stephen Confer. http://astroimages.photoshelter.com/
The first two of the 18 primary mirrors to fly aboard NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope arrived at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. Technicians and scientists check out one of those mirrors in the clean room. Image credit: NASA/Mike McClare
The Great Pyramids at Giza from the International Space Station, are the last of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and perhaps the most famous of the ancient monuments in the Nile River Delta of Egypt. They are also a favorite subject of photography from orbit—particularly when high-resolution imagery can be obtained. Image was taken by the Expedition 32 crew/ISS – Digital Camera
We are limited by traveling at less than light speed and even if we managed that extreme speed, we would still need years, or centuries to go from one star to another. A ring-shaped warp device could transport a football-shape starship (center) to effective speeds faster than light. Image credit: NASA
The powerful primary mirrors of the James Webb Space Telescope, that will be more powerful than Hubble Space Telescope, will be able to detect the light from distant galaxies. The manufacturer of those mirrors, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. of Boulder, Colo., recently celebrated their successful efforts as mirror segments were packed up in special shipping canisters (cans) for transferring them to NASA. Image Credit: Ball Aerospace
Space shuttle Endeavour is seen atop NASA’s Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), a modified 747 Jumbo jetliner, at the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012 in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
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An audio of the phenomenon known as “chorus” radio waves within Earth’s magnetosphere that are audible to the human ear, was recorded by RBSP’s Electric and Magnetic Field Instrument Suite and Integrated Science (EMFISIS). Visualization built by Greg Shirah and Tom Bridgman, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio. Caption by Mike Carlowicz -Watch the video after the jump
The Dark Energy Camera is a 570-Megapixel digital camera (built at Fermilab) at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile. Image credit Fermilab.
Watch one of the first images from the world’s most powerful digital camera, after the jump, which is set to capture images from eight billion years ago.
This is the calibration target for the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) aboard NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity. Includes a metric bar graphic, color references, a Lincoln penny as a size reference and a stair-step pattern for depth calibration. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems
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