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Spectacular Landsat 8 flyover stretches from Sweden to British Columbia

February 11 marked the two-year anniversary of the launch of NASA’s Landsat 8 satellite, an event that signaled the continuation of an Earth observation project that began in the early 1970s. To celebrate the occasion, the team has released a vast composite image that stretches unbroken from Sweden to British Columbia... Show More Summary

NASA delays spacewalk to analyze spacesuit problem

last weekNews : The Raw Story

The start of a series of spacewalks to carry out major work at the International Space Station will be delayed by a day to Saturday so NASA can investigate a spacesuits problem. “Space station managers decided Thursday to move the first two spacewalks by NASA’s Expedition 42 commander...

These Vintage NASA Photos Show the Golden Age of Space Travel

A selection of prints from a previously unseen private collection of vintage NASA photos will be auctioned in London

Dragon Skull Found On Mars, UFO Watcher Claims

UFO watchers have regularly uncovered a variety of “objects” in photos captured on Mars, and now a popular blog is asserting that NASA’s rovers have stumbled upon several items that resemble the skulls of dragons or dinosaurs. ScottShow More Summary

Today in Media History: Space beat reporters describe John Glenn’s ’62 flight

On February 20, 1962, the media reported on astronaut John Glenn‘s launch and orbital space flight in NASA’s Friendship 7 Mercury capsule. Page one news from Frederic, Maryland’s “The News”: The Washington Post remembered the historic...Show More Summary

Mars exploration: NASA's MAVEN spacecraft completes first deep dip campaign

NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution has completed the first of five deep-dip maneuvers designed to gather measurements closer to the lower end of the Martian upper atmosphere.

Scientists identify mineral that destroys organic compounds, with implications for Mars Curiosity Mission

Scientists have discovered that the mineral jarosite breaks down organic compounds when it is flash-heated, with implications for Mars research. Jarosite is an iron sulphate and it is one of several minerals that NASA’s Curiosity Mission is searching for, as its presence could indicate ancient habitable environments, which may have once hosted life on the red planet.

Watch Pluto's moons go: New Horizons captures Nix and Hydra in action

Well hey there, little moons! In the home stretch of a 9.5-year journey, NASA’s New Horizons mission has caught two of Pluto’s lunar companions on camera as they circle around the dwarf planet. The images, made into a video, offer the first good view of Pluto’s small moons...

Three spacewalks to kick off big year aboard the ISS

NASA astronauts will exit the space station three times to prepare it for visits from new space ferries carrying new crews

Take Me There: NASA Releases Beautiful Timelapse Of The Sun In Different Wavelengths

last weekHumor : Geekologie

This is a timelapse released from NASA of the sun shot in various wavelengths to celebrate the five year anniversary of the Solar Dynamics Observatory being in space (and taking all the pictures used for the videos). What's your favorite...Show More Summary

NASA's Dawn spacecraft captures sharpest image yet of dwarf planet Ceres

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has captured the sharpest image yet of the dwarf planet Ceres. The picture was snapped at a distance of 52,000 miles (83,000 km), as the probe readies itself for orbital insertion slated for March 6... Continue...Show More Summary

MIT scientists analyze harmful electron-producing solar shockwave

Back in October 2013, two NASA probes were in the perfect position to observe a solar wave as it hit Earth’s magnetic field, gathering data on the event. That data has now been analyzed by teams of scientists at MIT’s Haystack Observatory...Show More Summary

Rare Early Space Photographs Including the First-Ever Taken From Space Up for Auction

A series of rare early space photographs are part of a collection titled “From the Earth to the Moon: Vintage NASA Photographs of the First Voyages Beyond Our Home Planet” being auctioned off by Mallett Antiques. The collection includes the first-ever photo taken from space by a V-2 rocket in 1946. Other photos show astronauts […]

How black hole winds blow

last weekHumor : Boing Boing

Supermassive black holes at the cores of galaxies blast radiation and ultra-fast winds outward, as illustrated in this artist's conception from NASA/JPL-Caltech. Read the rest

Galaxy merger caught by Hubble telescope

A spiral galaxy gets twisted out of shape after coming too close to a cosmic neighbor in a gorgeous photo captured by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The spiral galaxy, known as NGC 7714, lies about 100 million light-years from Earth....Show More Summary

Spacesuit troubles haunt NASA ahead of crucial spacewalks

last weekNews : The Raw Story

With three complicated spacewalks planned in the coming days, NASA is rushing to resolve a spacesuit problem linked to a 2013 emergency when water dangerously flooded a European astronaut’s helmet. The spacesuits that will be worn by astronauts Barry Wilmore and Terry Virts on their ventures...

This Is the Clearest View Yet of Pluto's Two Tiny Moons

NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft was launched to give us the first close-up view of Pluto, and it's delivering. This footage shows the best-ever view of two of its tiny moons—one of which never been seen before. Read more...

Meteor sizzles over Pittsburgh suburbs to fiery end: NASA

A speeding meteor burned across the Pennsylvania sky, flaring brighter than the moon before coming to a fiery end on Tuesday.

Russia: Maybe the blizzards can put out the wildfires

The Aqua satellite captured this image on Feb. 17, 2015 of multiple hot spots scattered throughout the Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia landscape. Credit: NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team. Caption: NASA/Goddard,...Show More Summary

A 500-Pound Meteor Generates a Very Bright Fireball Over the Eastern United States As It Crashes to Earth

NASA reports that early Tuesday morning a meteor illuminated the sky over New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania with a very bright fireball as it came crashing to earth. The meteor, with an estimated diameter of 2 feet wide and weight of 500 pounds, was traveling at about 45,000 miles per hour. During its descent, which […]

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