Suzanna. In love with a schnauzer named Mimzy. Instagram

thedemon-hauntedworld:

NGC 5806
Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA

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scienceyoucanlove:

Possibly the youngest galaxy ever seen, an irregular dwarf galaxy about 45 million light-years away is seen in this image from NASA. Credits: NASA/ESA/A
text from Neurons Want food

wittle baby

scienceyoucanlove:

Possibly the youngest galaxy ever seen, an irregular dwarf galaxy about 45 million light-years away is seen in this image from NASA. 

Credits: NASA/ESA/A

text from Neurons Want food

wittle baby

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gunsandposes-history:

The planet Saturn, observed by the Cassini space probe in 2013. (NASA)

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spaceplasma:

Apollo 17 Site - 2D Zoom-In

Starting from a full moon image made from Apollo imagery then a zoom diving deep into the Taurus-Littrow Valley the landing site of Apollo 17. Pushing deeper into the animation reveals the Hubble Advanced Camera for Surveys data of the Apollo 17 Camelot crater.

Credit: NASA, ESA and G. Bacon (STScI)

spaceplasma:

Apollo 17 Site - 2D Zoom-In

Starting from a full moon image made from Apollo imagery then a zoom diving deep into the Taurus-Littrow Valley the landing site of Apollo 17. Pushing deeper into the animation reveals the Hubble Advanced Camera for Surveys data of the Apollo 17 Camelot crater.

Credit: NASA, ESA and G. Bacon (STScI)

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isn’t that fucking amazing?

isn’t that fucking amazing?

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usagov:

Image description: This is an animation of the Aurora Australis (Southern Lights), eight days after a record-setting solar flare sent a shower of charged particles towards Earth. From Earth, this glowing ring would appear as a curtain of light shimmering across the night sky. Image captured by NASA IMAGE satellite courtesy of NASA Space Place.

usagov:

Image description: This is an animation of the Aurora Australis (Southern Lights), eight days after a record-setting solar flare sent a shower of charged particles towards Earth. From Earth, this glowing ring would appear as a curtain of light shimmering across the night sky.

Image captured by NASA IMAGE satellite courtesy of NASA Space Place.

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Behold, the hundreds of free e-books about space history contained on this webpage.

From old favorites like The Difficult Road to Mars: A Brief History of Mars Exploration in the Soviet Union and Wind Tunnels of NASA to experimental work like Aerospace Food Technology and Life in the Universe: Proceedings of a conference held at NASA Ames Research Center Moffet Field, California, June 19-20, 1979, this is one of the best collections of space arcana you’re likely to find.

Who could resist Exploring Space With a Camera? Or Rockets and People, the autobiography of rocket designer Boris Chertok and a key history of the Soviet space program?

These books were placed online over the last decade, so some of the formatting leaves something to be desired. Many of the works have been broken up into tiny pieces, forcing one to click through page after page. But this is a singular information repository, a storehouse for our fascination with flight.

What these works also show is how central the space program made and found itself during the 20th century. NASA could convene PIllsbury and the chefs on nuclear submarines to talk about food. Computing and solar energy were both pushed along by NASA’s interest. The Space Race was a proxy skirmish in the Cold War. And, of course, all sorts of ideas from the era leaked into the way NASA thought about things: freedom and America and gender and aesthetics and the future.

Oh, and don’t miss a personal favorite, We Freeze to Please: A History of NASA’s Icing Research Tunnel and the Quest for Safety. A page turner.

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jtotheizzoe:

Looking in the mirror from 898,410,414 miles away…
NASA has just released a raw edition of Friday’s photo of Earth and the moon, as seen from the Cassini spacecraft currently orbiting Saturn.
From out there, we look like stars. 
Just a tip, NASA: We’re gonna have to give it a better name than “N00213959.jpg”. Maybe “Pale Blue Sparkle”?
(hi-res at NASA website, a more processed version is sure to come… stay tuned)

jtotheizzoe:

Looking in the mirror from 898,410,414 miles away…

NASA has just released a raw edition of Friday’s photo of Earth and the moon, as seen from the Cassini spacecraft currently orbiting Saturn.

From out there, we look like stars. 

Just a tip, NASA: We’re gonna have to give it a better name than “N00213959.jpg”. Maybe “Pale Blue Sparkle”?

(hi-res at NASA website, a more processed version is sure to come… stay tuned)

#nasa   #earth   #science   #cassini   #saturn   #spaecraft   #astronomy  

theedgeofscience:

Earth: Our Green Home

Launched on October 28, 2011, satellite Suomi NPP was flung into a sun-synchronous orbit around earth by a Delta II rocket and has since gathered large amounts of highly detailed data about the amount of vegetation on Earth’s surface. NPP is a mission partnered by both NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and has been gathering data on the amount of vegetation on Earth through images in visible and near-infrared light. The satellite was able to incorporate the data into the Normalized Difference Vegetational Index (NDVI) which is used to measure the photosynthetic potential of vegetation across the world, as well as plant growth, and biomass production. Some quarter of the Earth is covered in vegetation, while the rest is blue ocean.

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mothernaturenetwork:

Naked continent? See Antarctica without iceNASA’s new map combined radar, sound waves, and electromagnetic instruments to peer beneath Antarctica’s ice.

pretty mountainous

mothernaturenetwork:

Naked continent? See Antarctica without ice
NASA’s new map combined radar, sound waves, and electromagnetic instruments to peer beneath Antarctica’s ice.

pretty mountainous

#antactica   #continent   #ice   #nasa   #science   #queue  

Consider that you can see less than 1% of the electromagnetic spectrum and hear less than 1% of the acoustic spectrum. As you read this, you are traveling at 220 km/sec across the galaxy. 90% of the cells in your body carry their own microbial DNA and are not ‘you’. The atoms in your body are 99.9999999999999999% empty space and none of them are the ones you were born with, but they all originated in the belly of a star. Human beings have 46 chromosomes, 2 less than the common potato.

The existence of the rainbow depends on the conical photoreceptors in your eyes; to animals without cones, the rainbow does not exist. So you don’t just look at a rainbow, you create it. This is pretty amazing, especially considering that all the beautiful colors you see represent less than 1% of the electromagnetic spectrum.

NASA Lunar Science Institute, We Originated in the Belly of a Star (2012)

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the-science-llama:

Himalayas from Space(Hi-res)

the-science-llama:

Himalayas from Space
(Hi-res)

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jtotheizzoe:

You guys like Saturn, right? Here’s a whole gallery of Saturn GIFs, from rings to moons, captured by the Cassini spacecraft. They’re part modern art and part science.

Next to the Voyager twins, I think Cassini might be the best satellite NASA ever launched. Certainly takes the best pictures. Tumblr’s own staceythinx  has an iPad app called Cassini HD that features even more photos, plus color, plus science.

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