Tag: satellite

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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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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Feb 25, 2015

21 Satellite Photos of Earth that Will Give you a Fresh Perspective

21 Satellite Photos of Earth that Will Give you a Fresh Perspective

The world looks different when seen from above. During spaceflight, astronauts and cosmonauts have reported a cognitive shift in awareness while viewing the Earth from orbit or from the lunar surface; this is known as the “Overview Effect“. This experience inspired Benjamin Grant to launch Daily Overview, an online project that attempts to, “fully…

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Feb 15, 2015

NASA Celebrates SDO’s 5 Year Anniversary with Jaw-Dropping Compilation of the Sun

NASA Celebrates SDO’s 5 Year Anniversary with Jaw-Dropping Compilation of the Sun

February 11, 2015 marks five years in space for NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which provides incredibly detailed images of the whole sun 24 hours a day. Capturing an image more than once per second, SDO has provided an unprecedentedly clear picture of how massive explosions on the sun grow and erupt ever since its…

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Jan 27, 2015

Picture of the Day: NASA’s SDO Captures its 100 Millionth Image of the Sun

Picture of the Day: NASA’s SDO Captures its 100 Millionth Image of the Sun

Photograph by NASA/Goddard/SDO An instrument on NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) captured its 100 millionth image of the sun. The instrument is the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly, or AIA, which uses four telescopes working parallel to gather eight images of the sun—cycling through 10 different wavelengths—every 12 seconds. This is a processed image of SDO…

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Nov 27, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Star Dunes of Algeria

Picture of the Day: The Star Dunes of Algeria

Photograph by NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team In some areas, winds tend to blow in roughly the same general direction all year. The Grand Erg Oriental, a sprawling sea of sand dunes in the Saharan Desert, is not one of them. The winds in northeastern Algeria tend to be complex and changing.…

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Jul 25, 2014

Happy 15th Birthday Chandra X-Ray Observatory

Happy 15th Birthday Chandra X-Ray Observatory

Fifteen years ago, NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory was launched into space aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia. Since its deployment on July 23, 1999, Chandra has helped revolutionize our understanding of the universe through its unrivaled X-ray vision. Chandra, one of NASA’s current “Great Observatories,” along with the Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope,…

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