Tag: NASA

Jun 20, 2013

Picture of the Day: Australian Sunset from Space

Picture of the Day: Australian Sunset from Space

AUSTRALIAN SUNSET FROM SPACE Photograph by NASA The sun is about to set in this scene showing parts of southwestern Australia, which was photographed by one of the Expedition 35 crew members aboard the International Space Station on April 1, 2013. Several of the orbital outpost’s solar array panels are seen in…

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Jun 12, 2013

ISS Cupola: The Window to the World

ISS Cupola: The Window to the World

The Cupola is an ESA-built observatory module of the International Space Station (ISS). Its seven windows are used to conduct experiments, dockings and observations of Earth. It was launched aboard Space Shuttle mission STS-130 on 8 February 2010 and attached to the Tranquility (Node 3) module. The Cupola’s 80 cm (31 in) window is…

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May 31, 2013

Picture of the Day: Cat’s Eye Nebula

Picture of the Day: Cat’s Eye Nebula

CAT’S EYE NEBULA Photograph by ESA, NASA, HEIC and The Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA) From spacetelescope.org: In this detailed view from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, the so-called Cat’s Eye Nebula looks like the penetrating eye of the disembodied sorcerer Sauron from the film adaptation of “Lord of the Rings.” The…

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May 22, 2013

Picture of the Day: Sunrise from Space

Picture of the Day: Sunrise from Space

SUNRISE FROM SPACE Photograph by NASA In this beautiful capture, the sun is about to come up over the South Pacific Ocean. The colorful scene was photographed by one of the Expedition 35 crew members aboard the Earth-orbiting International Space Station between 4 and 5 a.m. local time, May 5, 2013. The…

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May 2, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Sun – One Year, One Image

Picture of the Day: The Sun – One Year, One Image

THE SUN – ONE YEAR, ONE IMAGE Photograph by NASA/GSFC/SDO In the three years since it first provided images of the sun in the spring of 2010, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory has had virtually unbroken coverage of the sun’s rise toward solar maximum, the peak of solar activity in its regular 11-year…

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Apr 30, 2013

Saturn’s 2000 km Wide Hurricane Eye

Saturn’s 2000 km Wide Hurricane Eye

Photograph by NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has provided scientists the first close-up, visible-light views of a behemoth hurricane swirling around Saturn’s north pole. Scientists say the hurricane’s eye is about 1,250 miles (2,000 kilometers) wide, 20 times larger than the average hurricane eye on Earth. Thin, bright clouds at the outer edge of the…

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Apr 16, 2013

Picture of the Day: Atop Earth’s Atmosphere

Picture of the Day: Atop Earth’s Atmosphere

ATOP EARTH’S ATMOSPHERE Photograph by NASA Earth Observatory In this breathtaking photograph we see the crescent moon through the top of Earth’s atmosphere. The image was taken above 21.5°N, 113.3°E by International Space Station crew Expedition 13 on July 20, 2006 over the South China Sea, just south of Macau. The atmosphere…

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