Fruit Flies on the International Space Station

Genetically speaking, these bug-eyed insects have a lot in common with human beings, and so…this new species is about to join astronauts on the International Space Station: Drosophila melanogaster, also known as the “fruit fly” is poised to teach researchers a great deal about voyaging into deep space.

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Comets, Meteors, and Asteroids
Comets, Meteors, and Asteroids
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Webb’s Fully Integrated Heart Lowered

Another step has been reached towards the final goal. The James Webb space telescope’s completion and launch.
Engineers move the heart of the Webb Telescope holding all four science instruments out of the clean room at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and into the huge Space Environment Simulator for several months of testing at temperatures reaching 20 Kelvin or -425 Fahrenheit.
This major milestone was reached on schedule, but before the thermal vacuum chamber can be put into use ISIM’s cooling system must be checked out. This cooling system relies on using helium says team member Marc Sansebastian of NASA Goddard who is carefully checking for any leaks.

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Celestron 127EQ PowerSeeker Telescope
Celestron 127EQ PowerSeeker Telescope
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The Two Sides of the Moon

The Mystery Of The Moon Finally Solved?
Trace in his unique way is here to tell you all about the Moon.
For 55 years, scientists have not fully understood how the moon was formed, and why the far side and the near side look drastically different. Now, they believe they finally have solved this mystery.

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Celestron 127EQ PowerSeeker Telescope
Celestron 127EQ PowerSeeker Telescope
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STEREO Solar Conjunction

Since February 2011, the two spacecraft of NASA’s the Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory or STEREO mission have been providing scientists with unprecedented views of the far side of the sun.
The spacecraft travel at different speeds. This means that over time, the satellites become increasingly out of sync, appearing from Earth’s perspective to drift farther apart, able to observe first the sides and eventually the far side of the sun. Now they are nearing each other once again, this time on the other side of the sun. During this period when the sun blocks Earth’s view, a geometrical position known in astronomy as a superior conjunction. Radio receivers on Earth will not be able to distinguish STEREO’s signal from the sun’s radiation. Communication with the spacecraft will cease and the satellites will both go into safe mode without collecting data for a time. This will happen for STEREO-Ahead from March 24 to July 7, 2015.
To read more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A61m9SAzV5o&feature=em-uploademail

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Celestron 127EQ PowerSeeker Telescope
Celestron 127EQ PowerSeeker Telescope
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