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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: , , , |

Strange new type of Space object discovered

Strange new type of Space object discovered 1

This NASA Hubble Space Telescope set of images reveals a never-before-seen set of six comet-like tails radiating from a body in the asteroid belt, designated P/2013 P5.

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By |November 9, 2013|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , , |

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…

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By |October 30, 2013|Categories: Space|Tags: , , |

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

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By |October 25, 2013|Categories: Space|Tags: , , , |

The Moon and NASA communicate via Lasers

The Moon and NASA communicate via Lasers 1

NASA Laser Communication System sets record with data transmissions to and from Moon, using a pulsed laser beam to send data over the 239,000 miles between the Moon and Earth at a record-breaking download rate of 622 megabits per second (Mbps).

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By |October 25, 2013|Categories: Space|Tags: , , |

High above Saturn

High above Saturn

A very rare portrait looking down on Saturn and its rings, created from images obtained by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft on Oct. 10, 2013.   Image © NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute/G. Ugarkovic

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