Tag: NASA

Apr 22, 2015

NASA Celebrates Earth Day with 26 Jaw-Dropping Images of Our Planet

NASA Celebrates Earth Day with 26 Jaw-Dropping Images of Our Planet

In celebration of Earth Day, NASA released a breathtaking gallery of some of the most incredible images of our planet ever taken. The images were captured from a variety of sources including satellites, research modules and astronauts onboard the International Space Station. Below you will find highlights from the jaw-dropping 76-image gallery. To see…

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Apr 13, 2015

Astronaut Takes a GoPro for a Spacewalk

Astronaut Takes a GoPro for a Spacewalk

This HD footage was taken by U.S. astronaut Terry Virts during two spacewalks (EVAs) on the International Space Station on February 25, 2015 and March 1, 2015. On EVA #30 (seen above), Virts and fellow astronaut Barry “Butch” Wilmore routed a series of cables in preparation for the arrival of two International Docking Adapters…

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Apr 1, 2015

Astronauts Capture Terrifying Photos of Super Typhoon Maysak from Space

Astronauts Capture Terrifying Photos of Super Typhoon Maysak from Space

After ravaging Micronesia a few days ago, Maysak has intensified into a super typhoon and is expected to threaten the Philippines this weekend. Earlier this week Super Typhoon Maysak intensified into the equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane with sustained winds of 160 mph (257 km/h). According to Weather.com, Maysak has killed at least…

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Mar 26, 2015

Rover Completes First Ever “Mars Marathon” with Time of 11 Years, 2 Months

Rover Completes First Ever “Mars Marathon” with Time of 11 Years, 2 Months

[NASA JPL] NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, working on Mars since January 2004, passed marathon distance in total driving on March 24, 2015, during the mission’s 3,968th Martian day, or sol. A drive of 153 feet (46.5 meters) on Sol 3968 brought Opportunity’s total odometry to 26.221 miles (42.198 kilometers). Olympic marathon distance is…

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Mar 18, 2015

Picture of the Day: Earth from Mars and Mars from Earth

Picture of the Day: Earth from Mars and Mars from Earth

Left Photo NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/TAMU | Right Photo Bill Dunford In this fascinating comparison photo we see a view of Earth from Mars (as seen by NASA’s Curiosity rover) and Mars from Earth as captured by Bill Dunford. Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second smallest planet in the Solar System after…

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Mar 17, 2015

18 Stunning Green Auroras for St Paddy’s Day

18 Stunning Green Auroras for St Paddy’s Day

In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, here are 18 stunning green auroras as seen from Earth and outer space (aboard the International Space Station). For those unfamiliar, Saint Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious celebration held on the 17th of March each year. It signifies the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c.…

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Mar 17, 2015

Picture of the Day: Buzz Aldrin’s Message to the Cosmos

Picture of the Day: Buzz Aldrin’s Message to the Cosmos

Photograph by James O. Davies via Buzz Aldrin on Twitter While visiting Stonehenge, astronaut Buzz Aldrin sent a “message” to the Cosmos, urging NASA to “get their ass to Mars”. Aldrin was the Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 11 and became the second person to ever walk on the moon at 03:15:16 (UTC) on…

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