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  • IceBridge P-3 on the Sea Ice Runway

    IceBridge P-3 on the Sea Ice Runway

    After 18 months of planning, finally IceBridge P-3 on the Sea Ice Runway has achieved the first landing on November 14, 2013. With the successful landing of the NASA P-3 aircraft on McMurdo Station’s seasonal sea ice runway, Operation IceBridge is opening the door to a whole new suite of remote science targets in Antarctica. Enjoy and share….

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  • The End Of Comet ISON

    The End Of Comet ISON

    After a year long wait for Comet ISON to approach the Sun, it all fizzled in a few seconds. From the images in this short video it seems that ISON did not survive the encounter with the Sun. These images from NASA’s Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory and the ESA/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory show Comet ISON growing dim as it made the journey around the sun. The comet was not visible at all in NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. The comet […]

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  • Animation of a Gamma-ray Burst

    Animation of a Gamma-ray Burst

    This animation shows an event that scientists only expect to see once or twice in a century.We are very lucky that all the appropriate collection of sensitive space space telescopes happened to be in the right place at the right time. Gamma-ray bursts are the most luminous explosions in the cosmos, thought to be triggered when the core of a massive star runs out of nuclear fuel, collapses under its own weight, and forms a black hole. The black hole […]

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  • Historic Demonstration Proves Laser Communication Possible

    Historic Demonstration Proves Laser Communication Possible

    On Oct. 18, 2013, the Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration (LLCD) made history, transmitting data from lunar orbit to Earth at a record-breaking rateof 622 Megabits per second. That download rate is more than six times faster than any other system ever sent to the Moon. LLCD is being flown aboard the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer satellite known as LADEE, currently orbiting the moon. LADEE is a 100-day robotic mission designed, built, tested and operated by a team from […]

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  • Roger Rovekamp

    Roger Rovekamp

    Meet a Game Changer: Roger Rovekamp Today’s video has nothing to do with Astronomy. On our planet Earth there are accidents happening every second of every day.I and millions of others are in one way or another touched by these accidents that leave people bound to a wheel chair. Meet the man who hopefully will help many of these people became mobile again. Roger Rovekamp is a Robotics Engineer in Dexterous Robotics Laboratory at NASA Johnson Space Center. NASA Johnson […]

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  • Cook a Comet?

    Cook a Comet?

    How to Cook a Comet With the upcoming event of comet ISON, a lot of information about comets is being published all over the internet and the print media. Here we have a short video by NASA Goddard outlining the process of a comet’s journey through the solar system. This journey is perilous and violent. Before a comet reaches Mars, at some 230 million miles away from the sun, the radiation of the sun begins to cook off the frozen […]

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  • Landsat-Maps- Falling Trees

    Landsat-Maps- Falling Trees

    When Trees Fall, Landsat Maps Them The narrator in this video may not be the most lively ever seen, but is is the subject that grabs the attention. Maybe that was his goal? Since 1972, the Landsat program has played a critical role in monitoring, understanding and managing the resources needed to sustain human life such as food, water and forests. Landsat 8 launched Feb. 11, 2013, and is jointly managed by NASA and USGS to continue the 40-plus years […]

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  • Let There Be Lightning

    Let There Be Lightning

    Firefly Mission to Study Lightning This satellite is the size of a loaf of bread,its called Firefly.Al weatherwax of Siena College explains what its all about and the role plyed by students. Somewhere on Earth, there’s always a lightning flash. The globe experiences lightning some 50 times a second, yet the details of what initiates this common occurrence and what effects it has on the atmosphere – lightning may be linked to incredibly powerful and energetic bursts called terrestrial gamma […]

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  • The Evolution of Mars

    The Evolution of Mars

    4 Billions of years ago when the Red Planet was young, it appears to have had a thick atmosphere that was warm enough to support oceans of liquid water, a critical ingredient for life. This animation shows how the surface of Mars might have appeared during this ancient clement period, beginning with a flyover of a Martian lake. The artist’s concept is based on evidence that Mars was once very different. Rapidly moving clouds suggest the passage of time, and […]

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  • Path to Mount Sharp

    Path to Mount Sharp

    Curiosity’s Path to Mount Sharp This short video explains Curiosity’s mission to Mars in detail. John Grotzinger, Curiosity’s project scientist, narrates an aerial tour of the rover’s past, present and future traverses on the Red Planet Enjoy and share…..

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