Tag: NASA

Oct 13, 2013

Picture of the Day: The First Untethered Free Flight in Space

Picture of the Day: The First Untethered Free Flight in Space

THE FIRST UNTETHERED FREE FLIGHT IN SPACE Photograph by NASA In this mind-blowing photograph, taken 12 February 1984, Mission Specialist Bruce McCandless II, is seen further away from the confines and safety of his ship than any previous astronaut had ever been. This ‘space first’ was made possible by the Manned Maneuvering…

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Sep 13, 2013

Picture of the Day: One Giant Leap

Picture of the Day: One Giant Leap

ONE GIANT LEAP Photograph by NASA Wallops Flight Facility/Chris Perry Last Friday a frog managed to photobomb a NASA spacecraft launch. Posted earlier this week to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Flickr page, NASA explains: “A still camera on a sound trigger captured this intriguing photo of an airborne frog as NASA’s…

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Aug 26, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Eclipse of Venus

Picture of the Day: The Eclipse of Venus

THE ECLIPSE OF VENUS Image Credit: NASA/SDO & the AIA, EVE, and HMI teams Digital Composition by: PETER L. DOVE Selected as NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day on August 20, 2013, is this fascinating digital composition by Peter L. Dove. APOD explains: Usually it is the Earth’s Moon that eclipses the…

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Aug 13, 2013

Picture of the Day: A Rose Made of Galaxies

Picture of the Day: A Rose Made of Galaxies

A ROSE MADE OF GALAXIES Photograph by NASA/ESA/STScI/AURA In celebration of the 21st anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope’s deployment into space, astronomers at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Md., pointed Hubble’s eye to an especially photogenic group of interacting galaxies called Arp 273. The larger of the spiral galaxies,…

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Jul 25, 2013

Picture of the Day: Earth from the Dark Side of Saturn

Picture of the Day: Earth from the Dark Side of Saturn

EARTH FROM THE DARK SIDE OF SATURN Photograph by NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute In this rare image taken on July 19, 2013, the wide-angle camera on NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has captured Saturn’s rings and our planet Earth and its moon in the same frame. The dark side of Saturn, its bright limb, the…

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Jul 16, 2013

15 Volcanic Eruptions Seen from Space

15 Volcanic Eruptions Seen from Space

A volcano is an opening, or rupture, in a planet’s surface or crust, which allows hot magma, volcanic ash and gases to escape from the magma chamber below the surface. They are generally found where tectonic plates are diverging or converging. A mid-oceanic ridge, for example the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, has examples of volcanoes caused…

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Jul 11, 2013

Picture of the Day: Flooding in Thailand – Before and After

Picture of the Day: Flooding in Thailand – Before and After

Flooding in Thailand – Before & After Photograph by NASA Earth Observatory In this true-colour satellite image, we see flooding in Ayutthaya and Pathum Thani Provinces in Central Thailand (right), compared to before the flooding (left). The Chao Phraya River forms at the confluence of smaller rivers in central Thailand, and flows…

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