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The Tadpoles of IC 410jtintledeep space

Thu, 09 Jan 2014 08:24:20 +0000

Image Credit & Copyright:  Martin Pugh Explanation:  This telescopic close-up shows off the otherwise faint emission nebula IC 410 in striking false-colors. It also features two remarkable inhabitants of the cosmic pond of gas and dust below and right of center, the tadpoles of IC 410. The picture is a composite of images taken through narrow band filters. The narrow band […]

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PIA17662: Antonia in BluejtintlePIA17662_modest

Fri, 20 Dec 2013 16:25:13 +0000

This colorized composite image from NASA’s Dawn mission shows the crater Antonia, which lies in the enormous Rheasilvia basin in the southern hemisphere of the giant asteroid Vesta. The area lies around 58 degrees south latitude. Antonia has a diameter of 11 miles (17 kilometers). The image was taken by Dawn’s framing camera from September […]

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Mars Exploration Family PortraitjtintleFile:Mars-exploration-family-portrait-version3.jpg

Wed, 06 Feb 2013 01:54:58 +0000

Additional Images: Size of this preview: 800 × 578 pixels. Other resolutions: 320 × 231 pixels | 640 × 462 pixels | 1,024 × 739 pixels | 1,280 × 924 pixels. Full resolution ‎(4,000 × 2,888 pixels, file size: 3.13 MB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Credit: Jason Davis,

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Barnstorming Linne Craterjtintle

Wed, 06 Feb 2013 01:02:49 +0000

Description: This flyover was generated from 3D model of Linne Crater with the image draped on top. The 3D model uses the DTM derived from LROC NAC stereo images. Credit: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University

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Dragon Tail Filament Eruptsjtintle

Fri, 01 Feb 2013 21:09:02 +0000

Description: A long and complex strand of plasma hanging above the Sun’s surface erupted (Jan. 31, 2013) as a long loop that stretched and broke apart as it burst into space. Much of the material actually fell back into Sun unable to break free of the Sun’s gravity. The images from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory […]

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Roger! We Have a Liftoff!jtintle

Tue, 29 Jan 2013 01:30:29 +0000

Description: A solar prominence arched up and then erupted out from near the Sun’s surface (Jan. 23, 2013). SDO observed the event, also associated with a coronal mass ejection, in extreme ultraviolet light as it evolved over seven hours. The strand of solar plasma appeared to perform a somersault as it expanded and disappeared into […]

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From Night to Day to Night Againjtintle

Sat, 26 Jan 2013 19:36:31 +0000

Description: This video was taken by the crew of Expedition 34 on board the International Space Station. The sequence of shots was taken on January 3, 2013 from 11:43:46 to 15:49:31 GMT, on a pass from northwestern Australia, making two complete orbits to eastern Quebec, near the Gulf of St. Lawrence. This fast-paced video features […]

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CosmoQuest: Taking Citizen Science to the Next LeveljtintleCommunity.png

Fri, 27 Jan 2012 23:38:27 +0000

This is a great step forward for science. Here is the Google Plus post where I found out about this great initiative: Ray Sanders  –  5:27 PM  –  Public Citizen Science junkies: Check out this Universe Today article about a new citizen science portal, led by +Pamela Gay. Also involved are +Philip Plait ( Bad […]

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The Seven Sistersjtintle

Fri, 27 Jan 2012 01:47:47 +0000

Description: In astronomy, the Pleiades, or Seven Sisters (Messier object 45 or M45), is an open star cluster containing middle-aged hot B-type stars located in the constellation of Taurus. It is among the nearest star clusters to Earth and is the cluster most obvious to the naked eye in the night sky. Pleiades has several […]

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NASA Day of Remembrance Wreath Laying CeremonyjtintleNASA Day of Remembrance Wreath Laying Ceremony

Fri, 27 Jan 2012 01:39:16 +0000

Description: NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, NASA personnel, and others, participate in a wreath laying ceremony as part of NASA’s Day of Remembrance, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at Arlington National Cemetery. Wreathes were laid in memory of those men and women who lost their lives in the quest for space exploration. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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