Thursday, September 16

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Taken 30 Years Ago, NASA Shows Earth Photos in Space
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Taken 30 Years Ago, NASA Shows Earth Photos in Space

Taken 30 Years Ago, NASA Shows Earth Photos in Space Pictures of "Pale Blue Dot" or real photographs of Earth taken from a distance of about four billion miles have been re-imaged and released by NASA to commemorate its existence for 30 years. The picture might indeed not be very visible. However, one pale blue pixel seen in the famous photo is Earth in the vastness of space. The Pale Blue Dot image is one of the last photos ever taken by NASA Voyager's vehicle before the camera is turned off forever to save power. Voyager has completed a tour of the planets and is set to head to interstellar space. However, two imaging scientists Carl Sagan and Carolyn Porco feel compelled to take the last photo of the solar system. Many other planets have not changed in the l...
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope (Mission Overview)
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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope (Mission Overview)

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope (Mission Overview) After 16 years of unveiling the infrared universe, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has left a singular legacy. As one of NASA’s four Great Observatories -- a series of powerful telescopes including Hubble, Chandra and Compton that can observe the cosmos in different parts of the electromagnetic spectrum --Spitzer quickly became a pioneer in the exploration of the worlds beyond our human vision. From stars being born to planets beyond our solar system (like the seven Earth-size planets around the star TRAPPIST-1), Spitzer's science discoveries will continue to inspire the world for many years to come. For more information about the Spitzer Space Telescope, visit https://nasa.gov/spitzer and http://www.spitzer....
Curiosity Mars Rover Snaps 1.8 Billion-Pixel Panorama (narrated video)
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Curiosity Mars Rover Snaps 1.8 Billion-Pixel Panorama (narrated video)

Curiosity Mars Rover Snaps 1.8 Billion-Pixel Panorama (narrated video) NASA Curiosity Project Scientist Ashwin Vasavada guides this tour of the rover's view of the Martian surface. This panorama showcases "Glen Torridon," a region on the side of Mount Sharp that Curiosity is exploring. The panorama was taken between Nov. 24 and Dec. 1, 2019, when the Curiosity team was out for the Thanksgiving holiday. Since the rover would be sitting still with few other tasks to do while it waited for the team to return and provide its next commands, the rover had a rare chance to image its surroundings several days in a row without moving. Composed of more than 1,000 images and carefully assembled over the ensuing months, the larger version of this composite contains nearly 1...
Solving Space:  15th Anniversary of New Horizons Launch for Pluto
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Solving Space: 15th Anniversary of New Horizons Launch for Pluto

Solving Space: 15th Anniversary of New Horizons Launch for Pluto On Jan. 19, 2006 New Horizons launched! It was the first mission to the Pluto System and the Kuiper Belt. Learn More About the Launch In this image: From among four lightning masts surrounding the launch pad, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft lifted off the launch pad aboard an Atlas V rocket spewing flames and smoke. Liftoff was on time at 2 p.m. EST from Complex 41 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The compact, 1,050-pound piano-sized probe got a boost from a kick-stage solid propellant motor for its journey to Pluto. New Horizons was at the time the fastest spacecraft ever launched, reaching lunar orbit distance in just nine hours and passing Jupiter 13 months later. The New Horizons science payload included...
NASA’s 2024 Artemis Moon Landing Mission Explained
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NASA’s 2024 Artemis Moon Landing Mission Explained

NASA’s 2024 Artemis Moon Landing Mission Explained Fifty years ago, Neil Armstrong took the first steps on the moon. With the announcement of the long awaited Artemis mission, NASA plans to send the first man and woman to the Moon's south pole by 2024. How NASA Plans to Return to the Moon | Apollo https://youtu.be/Zm8BVVeWBNg Read More: What is Artemis? https://www.nasa.gov/feature/what-is-artemis/ "As a result of Artemis, NASA will be able to establish a sustainable human presence on the Moon by 2028 to uncover new scientific discoveries, demonstrate new technological advancements, and lay the foundation for private companies to build a lunar economy." One Giant Leap Celebration | Apollo 11 Moon Landing 50 Years Later https://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/launc...