Friday, July 21, 2017

Enhanced Color Panorama Above 'Perseverance Valley' on Mars


Toward the right side of this enhanced-color scene is a broad notch in the crest of the western rim of Endeavour Crater on Mars. Wheel tracks in that area were left by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity as it observed "Perseverance Valley" from above in the spring of 2017. via NASA http://ift.tt/2uhwo7D

Russell's Teapot

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Lunar Module at Tranquility Base


This photograph of the Lunar Module at Tranquility Base was taken by Neil Armstrong during the Apollo 11 mission, from the rim of Little West Crater on the lunar surface. Armstrong's shadow and the shadow of the camera are visible in the foreground. This is the furthest distance from the lunar module traveled by either astronaut while on the moon. via NASA http://ift.tt/2tiLhDM

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

July 14 Solar Flare and a Coronal Mass Ejection


A medium-sized (M2) solar flare and a coronal mass ejection erupted from the same, large active region of the sun on July 14, 2017. The flare lasted almost two hours, quite a long duration. The coils arcing over this active region are particles spiraling along magnetic field lines. via NASA http://ift.tt/2uJ7lf4

Wifi vs Cellular

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

NASA Evaluates How Crew Will Exit Orion Spacecraft


When astronauts return to Earth from destinations beyond the moon in NASA’s Orion spacecraft and splashdown in the Pacific Ocean, they’ll still need to safely get out of the spacecraft and back on dry land. Using the waters off the coast of Galveston, a NASA and Department of Defense team tested Orion exit procedures on July 10-14, 2017. via NASA http://ift.tt/2vefiGn

Monday, July 17, 2017

NASA Langley and the Space Race


Neil Armstrong trained for the Apollo 11 mission at NASA Langley's Lunar Landing Research Facility on equipment that cancelled all but one-sixth of Earth's gravitational force. Armstrong offered perhaps the greatest tribute to the importance of his training when asked what it was like to land on the moon, replying, "Like Langley." via NASA http://ift.tt/2tjeylH

City Nicknames

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Hubble Traps a Lynx Barred Spiral


NGC 2500 is a particular kind of spiral galaxy known as a barred spiral, its wispy arms swirling out from a bright, elongated core. via NASA http://ift.tt/2tU0IDG

Screenshots

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot (Enhanced Color)


This enhanced-color image of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot was created by citizen scientist Gerald Eichst√§dt using data from the JunoCam imager on NASA’s Juno spacecraft. via NASA http://ift.tt/2tQeNll

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Looking Back: Aircraft Engineering Research Conference at Langley's Full Scale Tunnel, 1934


This year, NASA is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the agency’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. In Langley's early years of crafting flight, aviation pioneers flocked to the center for engineering conferences. This photo was taken in Langley's Full Scale Tunnel during the 1934 Aircraft Engineering Research Conference. via NASA http://ift.tt/2sQ4IDO

Particle Properties

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Lakes and Rivers Have Ice, Too


On May 29, 2017, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image of ice covering the Amundsen Gulf, Great Bear Lake, and numerous small lakes in the northern reaches of Canada’s Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Icy lakes and rivers make a significant footprint on the Arctic landscape. via NASA http://ift.tt/2tJZ0om

Monday, July 10, 2017

Quantum

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Dawn’s Early Light


The light of a new day on Saturn illuminates the planet’s wavy cloud patterns and the smooth arcs of the vast rings. via NASA http://ift.tt/2sWYfeq