Tag: NASA

Mar 13, 2014

NASA Celebrates ‘Cosmos’ Reboot with Amazing Set of Space Images

NASA Celebrates ‘Cosmos’ Reboot with Amazing Set of Space Images

This past Sunday (9 March 2014) marked the premier of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. Hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, the new 13-part Cosmos is a 21st-century follow-up to the landmark 1980 series hosted by famed astronomer Carl Sagan, who passed in 1996. The reboot was written by Ann Druyan (Sagn’s widow) and Steven…

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Mar 2, 2014

NASA Toasts Gravity with Amazing Series of Real-Life Images from Space

NASA Toasts Gravity with Amazing Series of Real-Life Images from Space

In advance of tonight’s 86th Annual Academy Awards, NASA toasts Gravity—which has been nominated for 10 Oscars including Best Picture—with an amazing 31 picture gallery of real-life images from space. The album was uploaded this weekend to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Flickr page, which consistently provides some of the most awe-inspiring images you…

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Feb 13, 2014

Picture of the Day: Sochi Winter Olympics from Space

Picture of the Day: Sochi Winter Olympics from Space

THE 2014 SOCHI WINTER OLYMPICS FROM SPACE Photograph by NASA ISS038-E-042992 (10 Feb. 2014) — One of the Expedition 38 crew members aboard the International Space Station downlinked this vertical 600mm night view of Sochi, Russia, which clearly shows the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics while they are just a few…

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Jan 9, 2014

The Vastness of Space, Miniaturized

The Vastness of Space, Miniaturized

Trying to comprehend the expanse of space is a daunting task. Just reading about the distance between Earth and the nearest star/planet/galaxy is enough to boggle most minds. So the thought of miniaturizing something so expansive as the Cosmos is both fascinating and counter-intuitive. Last month reddit user TheScienceLlama used the Tilt-Shift filter in…

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Dec 28, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Space Selfie

Picture of the Day: The Space Selfie

THE SPACE SELFIE Photograph by NASA On Dec. 24, 2013, NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins, Expedition 38 Flight Engineer, participates in the second of two U.S. spacewalks, spread over a four-day period, which were designed to allow the crew to change out a faulty water pump on the exterior of the Earth-orbiting International…

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Dec 11, 2013

This Image Really Puts the Size of Antarctica Into Perspective

This Image Really Puts the Size of Antarctica Into Perspective

Image by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Seen above is a view of the Earth on September 21, 2005 with the full Antarctic region visible. The composite image shows the sea ice on September 21, 2005, the date at which the sea ice was at its minimum extent in the northern hemisphere. The colour of…

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Nov 29, 2013

Picture of the Day: This Star Cluster is 12 Billion Years Old

Picture of the Day: This Star Cluster is 12 Billion Years Old

THIS STAR CLUSTER IS 12 BILLION YEARS OLD Photograph by NASA/ESA [NASA/ESA] – This cluster of stars is known as Messier 15, and is located some 35 000 light-years away in the constellation of Pegasus (The Winged Horse). It is one of the oldest globular clusters known, with an age of around…

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