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  • Jellyfish Flame on the ISS

    Jellyfish Flame on the ISS

    Nowhere is this more true than on-board a spaceship. Fire is inanimate, yet anyone staring into a flame could be excused for thinking otherwise,Fire dances and swirls.It reproduces,consumes matter, and produces waste. It adapts to its environment.It needs oxygen to survive.In short, fire is uncannily lifelike.Unlike flames on Earth, which have a tear-drop shape caused by buoyant air rising in a gravitational field, flames in space curl themselves into tiny balls. Untethered by gravity, they flit around as if they […]

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  • Mars Balance Challenge

    Mars Balance Challenge

    The Challenge is to develop ideas for how NASA can turn available entry, descent, and landing balance mass on a future Mars mission into a scientific or technological payload. Proposed concepts should indicate uses for ejectable mass up to 150 kg prior to Mars atmospheric entry and/or another 150 kg during the entry and landing phases of the mission. NASA is seeking concepts that expand scientific knowledge or technological capabilities while exhibiting a high degree of practicality. Enjoy and share….. […]

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  • Sleeping In Space

    Sleeping In Space

    Ever wandered how astronauts sleep in space? Well here is the answer….Chris Hadfield ISS commander will shows you how astronauts catch their Z’s in Space. Enjoy and share….. Celestron 127EQ PowerSeeker Telescope Old Price: $169.95 Price: $129.36

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  • September 2014 X1.6 flare

    September 2014 X1.6 flare

    The sun emitted a significant solar flare, peaking at 1:48 p.m. EDT on Sept. 10, 2014. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured images of the event. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. Harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through Earth’s atmosphere to physically affect humans on the ground. However,when intense enough,they can disturb the atmosphere in the layer where GPS and communications signals travel. Enjoy and share…… Celestron 127EQ PowerSeeker Telescope Old Price: $169.95 Price: $129.36

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  • The Difference Between CMEs and Solar Flares

    The Difference Between CMEs and Solar Flares

    Coronal mass ejections (CMEs) and flares are both solar events, but they are not the same. This video shows the differences between the two by highlighting specific features of each. Enjoy and share….. Celestron 127EQ PowerSeeker Telescope Old Price: $169.95 Price: $129.36

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  • Hubble and the Bermuda Triangle of space

    Hubble and the Bermuda Triangle of space

    Space is a hostile environment.Our planet shields us from the harshness of the cosmos, but space telescopes like Hubble spend their lives beyond Earth’s shielding atmosphere.Such telescopes are carefully engineered to survive the hostility of space,but there is a danger zone, where observations become almost impossible.This Hubblecast tells the story of what happens to Hubble in the mysterious region known as the South Atlantic Anomaly. When satellites pass through this area they are bombarded with swarms of intensely high energy […]

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  • Arctic Sea Ice Reaches 2014 Minimum Extent

    Arctic Sea Ice Reaches 2014 Minimum Extent

    Sea ice acts as an air conditioner for the planet, reflecting energy from the Sun. On September 17, the Arctic sea ice reached its minimum extent for 2014. At 1.94 million square miles (5.02 million square kilometers), it’s the sixth lowest extent of the satellite record. With warmer temperatures and thinner, less resilient ice, the Arctic sea ice is on a downward trend. Enjoy and share…. Celestron 127EQ PowerSeeker Telescope Old Price: $169.95 Price: $129.36

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  • Antennae Galaxies

    Antennae Galaxies

    This is a beautiful video, it is very short but well worth watching Enjoy and share….. Celestron 127EQ PowerSeeker Telescope Old Price: $169.95 Price: $129.36

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  • Long Tracks on Crater Rim Made by Opportunity

    Long Tracks on Crater Rim Made by Opportunity

    The 25 miles long journey From a ridgeline viewpoint, NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity recently recorded a scene looking back over its own tracks made from nearly half-a-mile (more than 700 meters) of southbound driving. The video begins with a view from orbit of the 25-mile journey Opportunity has made since landing in 2004. The view then shifts to ground level showing several hundred yards of the rover’s tracks made along the rim of Endeavour Crater. Opportunity is now exploring […]

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  • Targeting Mars

    Targeting Mars

    Here we have an encapsulated story about MAVEN’s journey to Mars.I thought it would be appropriate to post this today as it is the target day for the much anticipated encounter. NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft is quickly approaching Mars on a mission to study its upper atmosphere. When it arrives on September 21, 2014, MAVEN’s winding journey from Earth will culminate with a dramatic engine burn, pulling the spacecraft into an elliptical orbit. Enjoy and share………

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