Category: NASA

Parker Solar Probe Ready for Launch on Mission…

Parker Solar Probe Ready for Launch on Mission to the Sun : Inside the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket payload fairing on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, the Parker Solar is slated to launch at 3:33 a.m. EDT, Saturday, August 11. (via NASA)

Nick Hague Completes First Spacewalk via NASA …

Nick Hague Completes First Spacewalk via NASA https://ift.tt/2CG0DJf

back-to-the-stars-again: Elliptical Galaxy; NG…

back-to-the-stars-again:

Elliptical Galaxy; NGC 1132.

Credit: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Hertiage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration

Spiral Galaxy NGC 6744 : Beautiful spiral gala…

Spiral Galaxy NGC 6744 : Beautiful spiral galaxy NGC 6744 is nearly 175,000 light-years across, larger than our own Milky Way. It lies some 30 million light-years distant in the southern constellation Pavo and appears as only a faint, extended object in small telescopes. We see the disk of the nearby island universe tilted towards our line of sight. This remarkably detailed galaxy portrait covers an area about the angular size of the full moon. In it, the giant galaxy’s elongated yellowish core is dominated by the light from old, cool stars. Beyond the core, grand spiral arms are filled with young blue star clusters and speckled with pinkish star forming regions. An extended arm sweeps past a smaller satellite galaxy at the upper left. NGC 6744’s galactic companion is reminiscent of the Milky Way’s satellite galaxy the Large Magellanic Cloud. via NASA

Mary Ross: A Hidden Figure : Who was Mary Ross…

Mary Ross: A Hidden Figure : Who was Mary Ross? Another ‘hidden figure,’ a mathematician and engineer. (via NASA)

Red Planet Red Moon and Mars : Mars is also …

Red Planet Red Moon and Mars : Mars is also known as The Red Planet, often seen with a reddish tinge in dark night skies. Mars shines brightly at the upper left of this gorgeous morning twilight view from Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia, but the Moon and planet Earth look redder still. Taken on July 27, the totally eclipsed Moon is setting. It looks reddened because the Earth’s umbral shadow isn’t completely dark. Instead Earth’s shadow is suffused with a faint red light from all the planet’s sunsets and sunrises seen from the perspective of an eclipsed Moon. The sunsets and sunrises are reddened because Earth’s atmosphere scatters blue light more strongly than red, creating the faint bluish twilight sky. Of course, craggy seaside rocks also take on the reddened colors of this Australian sunrise. via NASA

Hubble Captures the Brilliant Heart of a Massi…

Hubble Captures the Brilliant Heart of a Massive Galaxy via NASA https://ift.tt/2HBbd8y

40 Years Ago, Pioneer Venus Multiprobe Launche…

40 Years Ago, Pioneer Venus Multiprobe Launched to Study the Cloud-Shrouded Planet Venus : 40 Years Ago, Pioneer Venus Multiprobe Launched to Study the Cloud-Shrouded Planet Venus (via NASA)

Margaret W. ‘Hap’ Brennecke: Trailblazer via N…

Margaret W. ‘Hap’ Brennecke: Trailblazer via NASA https://ift.tt/2FrvN8V

World of Change: Columbia Glacier, Alaska : Th…

World of Change: Columbia Glacier, Alaska : The Columbia Glacier descends from an ice field 10,000 feet and into a narrow inlet that leads into Prince William Sound in southeastern Alaska. (via NASA)