Category Archives: astronomy

Hubble Uses Gravitational Lens to Capture Disk Galaxy

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By combining the power of a “natural lens” in space with the capability of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers made a surprising discovery—the first example of a compact yet massive, fast-spinning, disk-shaped galaxy that stopped making stars only a few billion years after the big bang. via NASA http://ift.tt/2t2PLCd

The White Cliffs of ‘Rover’

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This image was acquired by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on April 18, 2017, at 14:04 local Mars time. It reminded the HiRISE team of the rugged and open terrain of a stark shore-line, perhaps of the British Isles. via NASA http://ift.tt/2rGyUke

Visualization of the August 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

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On August 21, 2017, the Earth will cross the shadow of the moon, creating a total solar eclipse. Eclipses happen about every six months, but this one is special. For the first time in almost 40 years, the path of the moon’s shadow passes through the continental United States. via NASA http://ift.tt/2rRirhl

Deployment of the Space Station’s Roll Out Solar Array Experiment

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Over the weekend of June 17-18, engineers on the ground remotely operated the International Space Station’s Canadarm2 to extract the Roll Out Solar Array experiment from the SpaceX Dragon resupply ship. The experiment will remain attached to the Canadarm2 over seven days to test this advanced, flexible array that rolls out like a tape measure. via NASA http://ift.tt/2tp28oW

Webb Telescope Set for Testing in Space Simulation Chamber

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NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope sits in front of the door to Chamber A, a giant thermal vacuum chamber located at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. The telescope will soon be moved into the chamber, where it will spend a hot Houston summer undergoing tests at sub-freezing cryogenic temperatures. via NASA http://ift.tt/2sKRZWE

Jupiter’s Clouds of Many Colors

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NASA’s Juno spacecraft was racing away from Jupiter following its seventh close pass of the planet when JunoCam snapped this image on May 19, 2017, from about 29,100 miles (46,900 kilometers) above the cloud tops. via NASA http://ift.tt/2s9872E

Northern Summer on Titan

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NASA’s Cassini spacecraft sees bright methane clouds drifting in the summer skies of Saturn’s moon Titan, along with dark hydrocarbon lakes and seas clustered around the north pole. via NASA http://ift.tt/2sw5OYV