Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Saturn-lit Tethys


Cassini gazes across the icy rings of Saturn toward the icy moon Tethys, whose night side is illuminated by Saturnshine, or sunlight reflected by the planet. via NASA http://ift.tt/2w11uQk

Monday, August 21, 2017

Glory of the Heavens


This composite image shows the progression of a partial solar eclipse over Ross Lake, in Northern Cascades National Park, Washington on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. via NASA http://ift.tt/2v8Z9Bi

Eclipse Birds

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Atlas V Rocket and TDRS-M


As the Sun rises at Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket vents liquid oxygen propellant vapors during fueling for the lift off of NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite, TDRS-M. via NASA http://ift.tt/2uPitaN

Earth Orbital Diagram

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Jupiter: A New Point of View


This striking Jovian vista was created by citizen scientists Gerald Eichstädt and Seán Doran using data from the JunoCam imager on NASA’s Juno spacecraft. via NASA http://ift.tt/2vLOn5u

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Space Station Flight Over the Bahamas


One of the most recognizable points on the Earth for astronauts to photograph is the Bahamas. Randy Bresnik of NASA shared this Aug. 13 photo from the International Space Station, saying, "The stunning Bahamas were a real treat for us. The vivid turquoise of the water over the reef was absolutely captivating." via NASA http://ift.tt/2x4Sg4W

Eclipse Science

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Spiraling Cloud Patterns Over Guadalupe Island


On May 24, 2017, the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite captured a natural-color image of long, spiraling cloud patterns, or "von Kármán vortices," on the lee side of Guadalupe Island. The volcanic island rises from the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Baja California, Mexico. via NASA http://ift.tt/2wbhbGA

Monday, August 14, 2017

SpaceX CRS-12 Cargo Mission Launch


The two-stage Falcon 9 launch vehicle lifts off Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kenney Space Center carrying the Dragon resupply spacecraft to the International Space Station. via NASA http://ift.tt/2uDQFGd

Eclipse Searches

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Highlighting Titan's Hazes


NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward the night side of Saturn's moon Titan in a view that highlights the extended, hazy nature of the moon's atmosphere. via NASA http://ift.tt/2w6cbDc

Friday, August 11, 2017

Hubble Displays a Dwarf Spiral Galaxy


Dwarf galaxy NGC 5949 sits at a distance of around 44 million light-years from us, placing it within the Milky Way’s cosmic neighborhood. via NASA http://ift.tt/2vVzjFb

Computers vs Humans

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

A Starburst with the Prospect of Gravitational Waves


More than a hundred years after Swift’s discovery of the "starburst" galaxy IC 10, astronomers are studying IC 10 with the most powerful telescopes of the 21st century. via NASA http://ift.tt/2wxOwt0

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Solar Evaporation Ponds Near Moab, Utah


An astronaut aboard the International Space Station took this photograph of solar evaporation ponds outside the city of Moab, Utah. There are 23 colorful ponds spread across 400 acres. They are part of a large operation to mine potassium chloride—more commonly referred to as muriate of potash (MOP)—from ore buried underground. via NASA http://ift.tt/2uGPbGk

Geologic Faults

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