Category Archives: astronomy

At Tranquility Base

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Forty-nine years ago on July 20, 1969, humanity stepped foot on another celestial body and into history. via NASA https://ift.tt/2mu3EUm

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Testing Satellite Servicing Technologies

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NASA’s satellite servicing technologies are opening up a new world where space robots diagnose, maintain and extend a spacecraft’s life. via NASA https://ift.tt/2Ltngmy

Orion Parachutes Chalk Up Another Test Success in Arizona

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The parachute system for Orion, America’s spacecraft that will carry humans to deep space, deployed as planned after being dropped from an altitude of 6.6 miles on July 12, at the U.S. Army Proving Ground in Yuma, Arizona. via NASA https://ift.tt/2Nr9KQX

Gemini X Time Lapse

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This time exposure photograph is of the Gemini X spacecraft, which launched from Complex 19 on July 18, 1966 with astronauts John Young and Michael Collins on board. via NASA https://ift.tt/2uxzfZR

Churning in the Chukchi Sea

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Regardless of the amount of winter ice cover, the waters off of the Alaskan coast usually come alive each spring with blooms of phytoplankton. via NASA https://ift.tt/2NWw1XS

A Merger of Stars

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Launched 15 years ago, the Spitzer Space Telescope has made many discoveries, including this detection of the merger of two neutron stars. via NASA https://ift.tt/2Ngz5gv

Jamming with the ‘Spiders’ from Mars

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This image from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, acquired May 13, 2018 during winter at the South Pole of Mars, shows a carbon dioxide ice cap covering the region and as the sun returns in the spring, “spiders” begin to emerge from the landscape. via NASA https://ift.tt/2LgTC42