Friday, March 24, 2017

Hubble Spots Two Interacting Galaxies Defying Cosmic Convention


Hubble spots two interacting galaxies some 60 million light-years away in the constellation of Leo. via NASA http://ift.tt/2mzfMG8

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Dr. Ellen Ochoa on the Flight Deck of Shuttle Atlantis


On April 15, 2002, STS-110 Mission Specialist Ellen Ochoa works at the Remote Manipulator System controls on the aft flight deck of space shuttle Atlantis. Dr. Ochoa, a veteran astronaut, is currently the 11th director of Johnson Space Center. She became the first Hispanic woman to go to space when she served on the STS-56 mission. via NASA http://ift.tt/2mUXF97

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Space Station View of Mount Etna Erupting


The Expedition 50 crew aboard the International Space Station had a nighttime view from orbit of Europe's most active volcano, Mount Etna, erupting on March 19, 2017. Astronaut Thomas Pesquet of ESA captured this image, writing, "Mount Etna, in Sicily. The volcano is currently erupting and the molten ava is visible from space, at night!" via NASA http://ift.tt/2nC1nJ4

Color Pattern

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Photographer Carla Thomas on a Supersonic Flight


“Armstrong Flight Research Center chief pilot Nils Larson and I were flying supersonic runs to note the handling qualities between the single seat and two seat F/A-18 aircraft for the Sonic Booms in Atmospheric Turbulence, or SonicBAT program," said Carla Thomas, one of NASA's two female in-flight photographers. via NASA http://ift.tt/2n9LkkA

Monday, March 20, 2017

Vomiting Emoji

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Mackenzie River in Canada's Northwest Territories


This view, acquired on Nov. 7, 2016, by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8, shows a portion of Canada's Mackenzie River Delta and the town of Inuvik, home to more than 3,000 people. A frozen highway -- 194 kilometers (120 miles) long -- runs between the remote outposts of Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk along the river’s East Channel. via NASA http://ift.tt/2n6yXWH

Friday, March 17, 2017

Dublin at Night


Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough of NASA shared this nighttime image of Dublin on March 17, 2017, writing, "Happy #StPatricksDay Spectacular #Dublin, Ireland captured by @thom_astro from @Space_Station. Enjoy the #StPatricksFest Parade down there!" via NASA http://ift.tt/2mXdeAb

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Annie Easley, Computer Scientist and Mathematician


Annie Easley at NASA Glenn Research Center. In 1955, Easley began her career at NASA, then the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), as a human computer performing complex mathematical calculations. via NASA http://ift.tt/2mwYwwB

Annie Easley, Computer Scientist, Mathematician, and Rocket Scientist


Annie Easley at NASA Glenn Research Center. In 1955, Easley began her career at NASA, then the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), as a human computer performing complex mathematical calculations. via NASA http://ift.tt/2mwNirW

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Best-Tasting Colors

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NASA's Webb Telescope Ghostly 'Lights Out' Inspection


The technicians who are inspecting the telescope and its expansive golden mirrors look like ghostly wraiths in this image as they conduct a "lights out inspection" in the Spacecraft Systems Development and Integration Facility (SSDIF) at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. via NASA http://ift.tt/2n006uB

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Traffic-free and Sky-high


The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image of cloud streets over the Barents Sea and Mezhdusharsky Island on March 7, 2017. Such formations occur frequently in the region in late winter. via NASA http://ift.tt/2mJ59z3

Monday, March 13, 2017

Chat Systems

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The Big One


Mimas' gigantic crater Herschel lies near the moon's limb in this Cassini view. via NASA http://ift.tt/2mDR6el