Friday, May 26, 2017

Close-up View of Neutron Star Mission's X-Ray Concentrator Optics


A new NASA mission, the Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER), is headed for the International Space Station to observe one of the strangest observable objects in the universe. In this photo, NICER’s X-ray concentrator optics are inspected for dust and foreign object debris that could impair functionality once in space. via NASA http://ift.tt/2qjUVZp

Anti-Drone Eagles

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Sequence of Juno Spacecraft's Close Approach to Jupiter


This sequence of enhanced-color images shows how quickly the viewing geometry changes for NASA’s Juno spacecraft as it swoops by Jupiter. The images were obtained by JunoCam. via NASA http://ift.tt/2rVdhNy

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

May 24, 1962 - Scott Carpenter on the Way to Mercury-Atlas 7 Launch Site


Astronaut Scott Carpenter walks to the launch site to begin the Mercury-Atlas 7 (MA-7) mission on May 24, 1962. Carpenter's Aurora 7 capsule lifted off aboard an Atlas rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 7:45 a.m. EST, May 24. Carpenter was the fourth American in space and second American to orbit Earth. via NASA http://ift.tt/2qQ7tq9

Who?

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover Artist’s Concept


This illustration depicts NASA's Mars 2020 rover on the surface of Mars. The mission, targeted for launch in July/August 2020, takes the next step by not only seeking signs of habitable conditions on Mars in the ancient past, but also searching for signs of past microbial life itself. via NASA http://ift.tt/2q7Qktb

Monday, May 22, 2017

Genetic Testing Results

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Slim Crescent of Ice


The low angle of sunlight along the slim crescent of Saturn's moon Enceladus. via NASA http://ift.tt/2rL511T

Friday, May 19, 2017

CubeSats Deployed Outside Station's Kibo Lab Module


A pair of CubeSats, with the Earth's limb in the background, moments after being ejected from a small satellite deployer outside of the International Space Station's Kibo laboratory module on Wednesday, May 16, 2017. Over a dozen CubeSats were ejected into Earth orbit this week to study Earth and space phenomena for the next one to two years. via NASA http://ift.tt/2qBi60p

Doctor Visit

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

May 18, 1969 - Apollo 10 View of the Earth


A view of Earth from 36,000 nautical miles away as photographed from the Apollo 10 spacecraft during its trans-lunar journey toward the moon. While the Yucatan Peninsula is obscured by clouds, nearly all of Mexico north of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec can be clearly delineated. via NASA http://ift.tt/2rv852x

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

NASA's IceBridge Wraps Up 2017 Arctic Campaign With Southern Greenland Flight


A fjord in southern Greenland, as seen during Operation IceBridge's last flight of the 2017 Arctic campaign, on May 12, 2017. This final full science flight, ICESat-2 South, was designed along the ground tracks of NASA’s upcoming ICESat-2, to fill in a gap in altimetry coverage of central southern Greenland. via NASA http://ift.tt/2qRUipN

Machine Learning

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

James Webb Space Telescope Primary Mirror Prepared for Testing at Johnson Space Center


The towering primary mirror of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope stands inside a cleanroom at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, where it will undergo its last cryogenic test before it is launched into space in 2018. In preparation for testing, the “wings” of the mirror (which consist of the three segments on each side) were spread open. via NASA http://ift.tt/2qNH25o

Monday, May 15, 2017

Short Shadow


The projection of Saturn's shadow on the rings grows shorter as Saturn’s season advances toward northern summer. via NASA http://ift.tt/2r8XD3z

Rental Car

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