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California’s drought is visible at Folsom Lake

California's drought is visible at Folsom Lake

The severity of California’s drought is visible at Folsom Lake, near Sacramento. NASA and California are collaborating to use NASA Earth observation assets to manage and respond to the drought.      Image © California Department of Water Resources

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By |February 28, 2014|Categories: Natural phenomena|Tags: , |

The Space Station compared to Football field

The Space Station compared to Football field

The International Space Station is about the same size to football field, which is 360 by 160 foot, in this graphic from NASA.  Image © NASA

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By |February 2, 2014|Categories: Space|Tags: , |

Solar eclipse from space

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On Jan. 30, 2014, beginning at 8:31 a.m EST, the moon moved between NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, and the sun, giving the observatory a view of a partial solar eclipse from space.   Take a look at the video…

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By |January 31, 2014|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , , |

NASA’s 3D Printed Pizza

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A prototype 3D food printer that can make pizza, would be able to lay out all the proteins, fats, smell of the real one. It took about 70 seconds to prepare the pizza.

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By |January 29, 2014|Categories: Space, Technology news|Tags: , |

Six Decades of Global Warming in 15 seconds

Six Decades of Global Warming in 15 seconds

The visualization shows how global temperatures have risen from 1950 through 2013, in only 15 seconds.   Watch the video…

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By |January 22, 2014|Categories: Natural phenomena, Technology news|Tags: , , , |

Sun’s Rainbow of Wavelengths

Sun's Rainbow of Wavelengths

A new image taken from a NASA movie of the sun based on data from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, showing the wide range of wavelengths – invisible to the naked eye – that the telescope can view.    Watch the video…

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By |December 19, 2013|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , , , |

Spotlight on Webb Telescope test

Spotlight on Webb Telescope Test

NASA photographer Desiree Stover, dressed in a clean room suit, shines a light on the Space Environment Simulator’s Integration Frame, inside the thermal vacuum chamber at NASA‘s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. Image © NASA

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By |December 17, 2013|Categories: Space|Tags: , , , , , , |

Valkyrie- NASA’s Space Robot

 

Valkyrie- NASA's Space Robot

Meet Valkyrie humanoid robot. NASA’s Space robot, built to take on dangerous tasks that would normally require a human presence.     Watch the video…

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By |December 13, 2013|Categories: Space|Tags: , |

Amazing High-Res animation of Saturn’s mysterious Hexagon

Amazing High-Res animation of Saturn’s mysterious Hexagon (1)

Animation of Saturn’s mysterious Hexagon, from NASA’s Cassini mission. Is the highest-resolution view of the unique six-sided jet stream at Saturn’s north pole known as “the hexagon.”     Image © NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI/Hampton

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By |December 6, 2013|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , |

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…

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By |November 21, 2013|Categories: Space|Tags: , , , |