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Photo of the Day – 2/12/13 (“Sochi Olympic Park at Night, from Space”)

Daily Photo — “Sochi Olympic Park at Night, from Space”

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This beautiful photo was taken from the International Space Station and shows the Sochi Olympic Park as it appears at night.

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Posted by on February 12, 2014 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 9/17/13 (Interstellar On-Ramp)

Daily Photo — “Interstellar On-Ramp”

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Posted by on September 17, 2013 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 6/7/13 (Pre-PowerPoint NASA, c.1960s)

Daily Photo — “Pre-PowerPoint NASA, c.1960s”

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(Source: Life Magazine)
 
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Posted by on June 7, 2013 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 6/5/13 (Krakatoa)

Daily Photo — “Krakatoa”

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(Source: NASA)
 
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Posted by on June 5, 2013 in Daily Photo

 

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Sunstorms — Infographic

Sunstorms!

I’ve heard a lot about solar flares and sunstorms lately and their ability to wreak havoc on the world’s electronics and computer networks.  I have always been amazed about the power of nature, both here on Earth and in space.  Today’s infographic helps to break down the different types of activity we can observe on the sun and what it might mean to us in the future. [VIA]

 
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Posted by on April 8, 2013 in Infographics

 

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Photo of the Day – 4/4/13 (NYC from the ISS, 3/23/13)

Daily Photo — “NYC from the ISS, 3/23/13”

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Photograph of New York City illuminated at night from the International Space Station.  Taken March 23, 2013.

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Posted by on April 4, 2013 in Daily Photo

 

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Curiosity Touchdown — Infographic

7 Minutes of Terror

On August 6, 2012 NASA scientists held their collective breaths while a one-ton projectile hit the thin atmosphere of planet Mars carrying a scientific rover that while launched only that past November, had been the focus of their professional lives since 2004.  They would not know for approximately 7 excruciating minutes if those years of dedication, hard work, and testing had been for naught.  We now know that with a collective cheer, they realized their apprehension and fear was unwarranted as the Curiosity rover has been exploring the surface of Mars since that day and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.

Via futurity.org, this is the journey the rover took on those harrowing 7 minutes from first descent to touchdown on Mars:

 
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Posted by on January 10, 2013 in Infographics

 

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