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Sensing Lightning from ISS

Sensing Lightning from ISS 2

Across the atmosphere of Earth, lightning flashes about 50 times per second. That’s 4.3 million times a day and roughly 1.5 billion times a year. Using a new instrument on the International Space Station (ISS), scientists are trying to observe and dissect at least a few of those lightning bolts every day.    Image © Astronaut photograph ISS038-E-16781

By |March 24, 2014|Natural phenomena, Space|

The Koreas at Night

The Koreas at Night (2)

Did you noticed something peculiar in this image? North Korea is almost completely dark compared to neighboring South Korea and China. The darkened land appears as if it were a patch of water joining the Yellow Sea to the Sea of Japan!

By |February 25, 2014|Green Energy|

Starting Fire in Water

Starting Fire in Water

Astronauts on the ISS are experimenting with a form of water that has a strange property: it can help start fire.   Take a look at the video to find out how and the benefits…

By |January 9, 2014|Space|

Reflections on Planet Earth

Reflections on Planet Earth

This reflective view, taken by astronaut Michael Fossum, 250 miles above planet Earth from International Space Station.    Image ©  Michael Fossum, STS-121 Mission, NASA

By |January 2, 2014|Space|

The World outside my window

The World outside my window 1

A beautiful time lapse of Earth from the ISS by David Peterson, assembled from photographs taken by astronauts aboard the Space Station, during Expedition 31.    Take a look at the video…

By |December 12, 2013|Space|

15 Years of the International Space Station- infographic

15 Years of the International Space Station- infographic (3)

International Space Station—the largest cooperative science project ever—is celebrating its 15h birthday.   Take a look at NASA’s infographic…

By |November 21, 2013|Space|

Watching Earth’s ocean winds

Watching Earth's ocean winds

Built with spare parts and without a moment to spare, the ISS-RapidScat (Rapid Scatterometer) isn’t your average NASA Earth science mission. It will monitor ocean winds from the vantage point of the Space station.    Image © NASA/JPL-Caltech

By |October 31, 2013|Space|

Dream Chaser program to move forward with Flight tests

Dream Chaser program to move forward with Flight tests 1

The privately built Dream Chaser ‘space taxi’ had a successful first ever free-flight glide test on Saturday, Oct 26. Image © Sierra Nevada Corp.   Take a look at the video…

By |October 30, 2013|Space|

Astronauts in formation

Astronauts in formation

NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, Expedition 37 flight engineer, poses for a photo in the Kibo laboratory of the International Space Station, along with Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin (center), commander and European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano, flight engineer.      NASA

By |October 25, 2013|Space|

If the Moon were at the same distance as the ISS

If the Moon were at the same distance as the ISS 1

If the Moon were at the same distance as the Space station (ISS), an interesting video by Yetipc1. He placed the moon at the distance of 270 miles (435 km), instead of the 238,855 miles it actually is.    Have a look at the video…

By |October 13, 2013|Astronomy|
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