Friday, April 21, 2017

NASA's Fleet of Satellites Keep an Eye on Earth


NASA's fleet of 18 Earth science missions in space, supported by aircraft, ships and ground observations, measure aspects of the environment that touch the lives of every person around the world. This visualization shows the NASA fleet in 2017. via NASA http://ift.tt/2plZ9yK

Survivorship Bias

I found this interesting:

https://xkcd.com/1827/
via IFTTT

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Expedition 51 Launch to the International Space Station


The Soyuz MS-04 rocket launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 1:13 p.m. Baikonur time carrying NASA astronaut Jack Fischer and cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos into orbit to begin their four and a half month mission on the International Space Station. via NASA http://ift.tt/2oq0hxi

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Arrhythmic Beating of a Black Hole Heart


At the center of the Centaurus galaxy cluster, there is a large elliptical galaxy called NGC 4696. Deeper still, there is a supermassive black hole buried within the core of this galaxy. New data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes has revealed details about this giant black hole. via NASA http://ift.tt/2oOFlkG

Birdwatching

I found this interesting:

https://xkcd.com/1826/
via IFTTT

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Liftoff of Orbital ATK Cargo Mission to International Space Station


The Orbital ATK Cygnus pressurized cargo module is carried atop the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Orbital ATK's seventh commercial resupply services mission will deliver 7,600 pounds of supplies, equipment and scientific research materials to the International Space Station. via NASA http://ift.tt/2oq0waK

Monday, April 17, 2017

Watercolor World


When imaged at infrared wavelengths that pierce the planet’s upper haze layer, the high-speed winds of Saturn's atmosphere produce watercolor-like patterns. via NASA http://ift.tt/2pa9Owi

7 Eleven

I found this interesting:

https://xkcd.com/1825/
via IFTTT

Friday, April 14, 2017

Hubble Sees Starbursts in Virgo


Starburst galaxies contain regions where stars are forming at such a breakneck rate that the galaxy is eating up its gas supply faster than it can be replenished. via NASA http://ift.tt/2oc4cxm

Identification Chart

I found this interesting:

https://xkcd.com/1824/
via IFTTT

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Illustration of Cassini Spacecraft Diving Through Plume of 'Ocean World' Enceladus


This illustration shows NASA's Cassini spacecraft diving through the plume of Saturn's moon Enceladus, in 2015. Two veteran NASA missions are providing new details about icy, ocean-bearing moons of Jupiter and Saturn, further heightening the scientific interest of these and other "ocean worlds" in our solar system and beyond. via NASA http://ift.tt/2pyf5di

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

New Full-hemisphere Views of Earth at Night


NASA scientists are releasing new global maps of Earth at night, providing the clearest yet composite view of the patterns of human settlement across our planet. This composite image, one of three new full-hemisphere views, provides a view of the Americas at night. via NASA http://ift.tt/2o6PerJ

Hottest Editors

I found this interesting:

https://xkcd.com/1823/
via IFTTT

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

New Technique For Designing and Manufacturing Heat Shields Under Study


Through NASA's Space Technology Research Fellowship (NSTRF) program, a fresh approach to designing and manufacturing heat-thwarting thermal protection systems - or heatshields - for spacecraft is being developed and tested, offering the promise of fabricating larger tile sizes while reducing labor, cost and waste. via NASA http://ift.tt/2p2cknX

Monday, April 10, 2017

Expedition 50 Soyuz MS-02 Landing


The Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft is seen as it lands with Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough of NASA and Flight Engineers Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko of Roscosmos near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan on Monday, April 10, 2017 (Kazakh time). via NASA http://ift.tt/2oqwnvB

Existential Bug Reports

I found this interesting:

https://xkcd.com/1822/
via IFTTT