Archive for the ‘NASA-Pictures’ Category


Freitag, Juni 25th, 2010

Young Achievers

This Planet Smells Funny

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‚Island Universe‘ in the Coma Cluster

A long-exposure Hubble Space Telescope image shows a majestic face-on spiral galaxy located deep within the Coma Cluster of galaxies, which lies 320 million light- years away in the northern constellation Coma Berenices. The galaxy, known as NGC 4911, contains rich lanes of dust and gas near its center. These are silhouetted against glowing newborn star clusters and iridescent pink clouds of hydrogen, the existence of which indicates ongoing star formation. Hubble has also captured the outer spiral arms of NGC 4911, along with thousands of other galaxies of varying sizes. The high resolution of Hubble’s cameras, paired with considerably long exposures, made it possible to observe these faint details.
This natural-color Hubble image, which combines data obtained in 2006, 2007, and 2009 from the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 and the Advanced Camera for Surveys, required 28 hours of exposure time.

Wild 2: If You Were There

On Jan. 2, 2004 NASA’s Stardust spacecraft made a close flyby of comet Wild 2 (pronounced „Vilt-2“). Among the equipment the spacecraft carried on board was a navigation camera.that Comet Wild 2 is about 3.1 miles in diameter.

This artist’s concept depicts a view of Wild 2 that shows the faint jets emanating from the comet.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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This future aircraft design concept for supersonic flight over land comes from the team led by the Lockheed Martin Corporation.

The team’s simulation shows possibility for achieving overland flight by

dramatically lowering the level of sonic booms through the use of an „inverted-V“ engine-under wing configuration. Other revolutionary technologies help achieve range, payload and environmental goals.

This supersonic cruise concept is among the designs presented in April 2010 to the NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate for its NASA Research Announcement-funded studies into advanced aircraft that could enter service in the 2030-2035 timeframe.

Oil Slick Spreads off Gulf Coast

Donnerstag, Mai 20th, 2010



Freitag, Mai 7th, 2010

Eyjafjallajökull Volcano in Infrared

Atlantis Lifts Off


Sonntag, März 21st, 2010


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This new image from the Solar Dynamics Observatory’s Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) shows in great detail a solar prominence taken from a March 30, 2010 eruption. The twisting motion of the material is the most noticeable feature. Launched on Feb. 11, 2010, SDO is the most advanced spacecraft ever designed to study the sun. During its five-year mission, it will examine the sun’s magnetic field and also provide a better understanding of the role the sun plays in Earth’s atmospheric chemistry and climate. Since launch, engineers have been conducting testing and verification of the spacecraft’s components. Now fully operational, SDO will provide images with clarity 10 times better than high-definition television and will return more comprehensive science data faster than any other solar observing spacecraft. Image Credit: NASA/SDO/AIA


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Donnerstag, Dezember 31st, 2009

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Huygens on Titan


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NASA President Speaks to Crew on Space Station

Quake Aftershock Damage Seen by NASA SatelliteThe Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA’s Terra spacecraft captured this false-color image of Haiti on Jan. 21, 2010, nine days after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck the region and caused massive damage and loss of life, and one day after a large 5.9 aftershock caused additional damage.

While ASTER’s 50-foot resolution is not sufficient to see damaged buildings, it can be used to identify other results. Tiny dots of white against the plant-covered landscape (red in this image) are possible landslides, a common occurrence in mountainous terrain after large earthquakes. The possible landslides were identified by carefully comparing the new image with an image acquired one year ago.
Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital, is silver in the false-color image. The rivers are pale blue, while the ocean is dark blue. Exposed soil is white.
Image Credit: NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team


NASA Sponsors Astronomy for Educators


Middle school educators are invited to an astronomy workshop Nov. 3 that will offer hands-on activities to help students understand the importance of astronomical observations



Dienstag, Dezember 29th, 2009

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Image of the Day Gallery

Montag, November 16th, 2009


Within the Realm of a Dying Sun
Spitzer Space Telescope set its infrared eyes upon the dusty remains of shredded asteroids around several dead stars. This artist’s concept illustrates one such dead star, or „white dwarf,“ surrounded by the bits and pieces of a disintegrating asteroid. These observations help astronomers better understand what rocky planets are made of around other stars.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Sun, 29 Nov 2009 23:00:00 -0600

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STS-129: Atlantis Lifts Off 11.16.09 Drucken › View Now


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The Way Home

Seen over the Mediterranean Sea, near the Algerian coast, the space shuttle Atlantis is featured in this image photographed by the Expedition 21 crew on the International Space Station soon after the shuttle and station began their post-undocking separation. Undocking of the two spacecraft occurred at 4:53 a.m. EST on Nov. 25, 2009.



Astronomy Picture of the Day

Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

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The Brightness of the Sun

The bright sun greets the International Space Station in this Nov. 22 image, taken from the Russian section of the orbital outpost and photographed by the STS-129 crew. The 11-day STS-129 mission installed a number of station upgrades and prepared the station for the installation of Node 3, which is slated for another mission.

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George Diller/STS-129 Launch Commentator: T-10… nine… eight… seven… six… five… four… three… two… one… zero… and liftoff of space shuttle Atlantis, on a mission to build, re-supply and to do research on the International Space Station.


Space shuttle Atlantis is seen on Launch Pad 39a of the NASA Kennedy Space Center shortly after the rotating service structure was rolled back, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009, Cape Canaveral, FL. Atlantis is scheduled to launch at 2:28p.m. EST on the STS-129 mission to the International Space Station on Monday, Nov. 16, 2009


Freitag, November 13th, 2009


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Dienstag, November 10th, 2009


The Birth of Stars

Mon, 09 Nov 2009 23:00:00 -0600

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the-birth-of-starsThe spectacular new camera installed on NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope during Servicing Mission 4 in May has delivered the most detailed view of star birth in the graceful, curving arms of the nearby spiral galaxy M83.




Satellites Tune In To Middleweight Black Hole


Posted on: Tuesday, 10 November 2009, 09:35 CST
While astronomers have studied lightweight and heavyweight black holes for decades, the evidence for black holes with intermediate masses has been much harder to come by. Now, astronomers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., find that an X-ray source in galaxy NGC 5408 represents one of the best cases for a middleweight black hole to date.

Water & Water Filtration

Clean water will be a must. Even if you live near a clean river, make sure you have a good filtration device. It doesn’t have to be fancy. Even a hand held camping filter will be good enough for most people. If you don’t have that, make sure you can boil water.

end of the world prediction



Sonntag, August 30th, 2009


Uber drei hudernd Persischer fach Spezialisten bei der NASA

Freitag, Juli 24th, 2009

ایرانیان موفق در جهان



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NASA-Launch Day Arrives for Discovery and Crew

Samstag, März 14th, 2009


Image: A nearly full Moon sets as the space shuttle Discovery sits atop Launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls