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New Interactive Image Gallery by NASA

New Interactive Image Gallery by NASA

NASA has just launched a beautiful new interactive image gallery, in honor of Earth Month 2013, with spectacular images and visualizations to help understand the latest of Earth science and our changing planet.    Image © NASA/Kathryn Hansen     source NASA

Space architects and NASA plan 3D-printed Lunar Base

Space architects and NASA plan 3D-printed Lunar Base (7)

Architectural modular structure proposal of SinterHab moon base, could be built by NASA spider robots by using microwaves, solar energy and lunar dust.

By |March 14, 2013|Space|

Studying Contrails for More Eco-Friendly Flights

Studying Contrails for More Eco-Friendly Flights

Researchers at NASA have just begun a series of flights using the agency’s DC-8 to study the effects of alternate biofuel on engine performance, emissions and aircraft-generated contrails at altitude. Puffy white exhaust contrails stream from the engines of NASA’s DC-8 flying laboratory, in this image taken from an HU-25 Falcon flying about 300 feet behind. Image © NASA/Eddie Winstead

NASA loves Tardigrade

Tardigrade- waterbears

NASA and the European Space Agency are in love with tardigrades that looks like an alien. That’s because they are known to be able to live for decades without food or water, to survive temperatures from near absolute zero to well above the boiling point of water, to survive pressures from near zero to well above that on ocean floors, and to direct exposure to dangerous radiations.   Image © Nicole Ottawa & Oliver Meckes / Eye of Science / Science Source Images

By |March 6, 2013|Animals|

Venus seen From Saturn

Venus Seen From Saturn

Peering over the shoulder of giant Saturn, through its rings and across interplanetary space, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft spies the bright (white dot), cloudy terrestrial planet, Venus. This is a true-color picture of Saturn and Venus. NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

Third Radiation Belt found Around Earth

Third Radiation Belt found Around Earth

NASA’s Van Allen Probes show a new radiation belt around Earth. A previously unknown third radiation belt in the Van Allen Radiation Belts that encircle Earth.    The radiation is shown here in yellow, with green representing the spaces between the belts.    Image © NASA/Van Allen Probes/Goddard Space Flight Center.

Fermi’s Celestial Spirograph

Fermi's Celestial Spirograph

This image compresses eight individual frames, from a video (after the jump) showing 51 months of position and exposure data by Fermi’s Large Area Telescope (LAT), into a single snapshot.   Check out the video…   Image © NASA/DOE/Fermi LAT Collaboration

By |March 1, 2013|Space|

Supermassive Black Hole spins nearly at the speed of light

Supermassive Black Hole spins nearly at the speed of light

This supermassive black hole, with millions to billions times the mass of our sun, lies at the heart of a galaxy called NGC 1365 and it is spinning almost as fast as Einstein’s theory of gravity will allow, nearly at the speed of light.   Image © NASA/JPL-Caltech

By |February 28, 2013|Astronomy|

Surface of the Sun as you’ve Never Seen It

Surface of the Sun

This extraordinary 3 min video looks back on the 3rd year of operation of NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. Since its launch in 2010, SDO’s data and imagery have exceeded everyone’s hopes and expectations, providing stunningly detailed views of the sun.   Watch the stunning video…

By |February 21, 2013|Astronomy|

Asteroid vs. Meteor

asteroid 2012 DA14 that passed Earth

NASA has confirmed, that the meteor that yesterday broke through the atmosphere in Russia, creating a shock wave that shattered windows, injuring upwards of 1,000 people, is not related to the asteroid 2012 DA14 that passed Earth at the same day.   Have a look at the video…

By |February 16, 2013|Astronomy, Natural phenomena|
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