Monthly Archives: November 2023

The Beginnings of a Sunrise

The sun’s first rays begin illuminating Earth’s atmosphere in this photograph from the International Space Station as it orbited 260 miles above the central United States. At far left, the city lights of Chicago, Illinois, are outlined by Lake Michigan. At far right, the city lights of the Dallas/Fort Worth …

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Mariner-C Spacecraft Model – NASA

A model of the Mariner-C spacecraft at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Lewis Research Center for a June 1964 Conference on New Technology. Mariner-C and Mariner-D were identical spacecraft designed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to flyby Mars and photograph the Martian surface. Mariner-C was launched on November …

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Festive Northern Lights – NASA

The spectacular aurora borealis, or the “northern lights,” over Canada is sighted from the space station near the highest point of its orbital path. The station’s main solar arrays are seen in the left foreground. Image Credit: NASA https://www.nasa.gov/image-detail/iss053e023965orig/Copy URL to clipboard> DownloadShare Source link

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A Black Hole Gobbles Up a Star

A disk of hot gas swirls around a black hole in this illustration from Dec. 20, 2022. A long stream of hot gas on the right, coming from a star that was pulled apart by the black hole, feeds into the disk. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Read More https://www.nasa.gov/image-detail/pia25440-orig-iotd/Copy URL to …

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A Space Station Thanksgiving – NASA

NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins (left) and Rick Mastracchio, both Expedition 38 flight engineers, pose for a photo with a Thanksgiving meal in the Unity node of the International Space Station. Image Credit: NASA / Mike Hopkins Read More https://www.nasa.gov/image-detail/iss038e009306orig/Copy URL to clipboard> DownloadShare Source link

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Astronaut Nicole Mann Prepares for Spacewalk

NASA astronaut and Expedition 68 flight engineer Nicole Mann is pictured during a fit check of her spacesuit ahead of a planned spacewalk to upgrade the International Space Station’s power generation system. Image Credit: JAXA / Koichi Wakata Read More https://www.nasa.gov/image-detail/iss068e040060/Copy URL to clipboard> DownloadShare Source link

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Seeing Sagittarius C in a New Light

The NIRCam (Near-Infrared Camera) instrument on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope’s reveals a portion of the Milky Way’s dense core in a new light. An estimated 500,000 stars shine in this image of the Sagittarius C (Sgr C) region, along with some as-yet unidentified features. A large region of ionized …

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Celebrating Astronaut Alan Shepard’s 100th Birthday

Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr., attired in his Mercury pressure suit, poses for a photo on May 5, 1961, prior to his launch in a Mercury-Redstone 3 spacecraft from Cape Canaveral on a suborbital mission – the first U.S. manned spaceflight. Image Credit: NASA Read More https://www.nasa.gov/image-detail/s63-02082orig/Copy URL to clipboard> …

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On This Day: Artemis I Liftoff

NASA’s Space Launch System carrying the Orion spacecraft lifts off the pad at Launch Complex 39B at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 1:47 a.m. EST on Nov. 16, 2022. Image Credit: NASA / Kevin Davis and Chris Coleman Read More https://www.nasa.gov/image-detail/afs-8-101-446/Copy URL to clipboard> DownloadShare Source link

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