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Three STS-49 crew members grab the INTELSAT VI on the third try during an EVA in May of 1992. Read more: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/l3wr

Watch this: NASA takes you on a trip to see 'Earthrise' first-hand

"Earthrise," a photograph considered by many to be one of the most important photographs ever taken, has until now been only a photograph. But, for the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 8 mission that yielded the photo, NASA has digitally recreated the moment when astronaut William Anders captured it …

The Week In Numbers: China Lands On The Moon, NASA's Deep-Space Chamber, And More

<b>40 tons</b>: the weight of the door to NASA's Chamber A, a room that recreates the deadly conditions of deep space and, because it can reach 11 Kelvin, is the coldest place on Earth<p><b>4</b>: the number of spiral arms that make up the Milky Way, according to a new study (previous observations give our galaxy …

Astronauts Ready For Marathon Spacewalks

NASA astronauts will be heading out to conduct critical repairs on the International Space Station early Saturday morning. The 6 1/2-hour spacewalk, the first in a series, will replace a faulty piece of cooling equipment.<p>Astronaut Rick Mastracchio is a seasoned veteran, while his partner Mike …

A billion stars here we come! Gaia galaxy surveyor lifts off

Gaia is designed to make accurate measurements of the positions and motions of 1% of the total population of roughly 100 billion Milky Way stars.<p>The …

APOD: A Colorful Moon (2013 Dec 19) Image Credit & Copyright: László Francsics http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131219.html Explanation: The Moon is normally seen in subtle shades of grey or yellow. But small, measurable color differences have been greatly exaggerated to make this telescopic, multicolored, moonscape captured during the Moon's full phase. The different colors are recognized to correspond to real differences in the chemical makeup of the lunar surface. Blue hues reveal titanium rich areas while orange and purple colors show regions relatively poor in titanium and iron. The familiar Sea of Tranquility, or Mare Tranquillitatis, is the blue area in the upper right corner of the frame. White lines radiate across the orange-hued southern lunar highlands from 85 kilometer wide ray crater Tycho at bottom left. Above it, darker rays from crater Copernicus extend into the Sea of Rains (Mare Imbrium) at the upper left. Calibrated by rock samples from the Apollo missions, similar multicolor images from spacecraft have been used to explore the Moon's global surface composition. http://www.ptes.hu/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=32617 #APOD

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

This is one of the first images from NASA's reactivated asteroid-hunter

NASA's "asteroid hunter" spacecraft has returned the first images since it was reactivated this August after more than two years of inactivity. The new images were intended as a test series, to ensure properly functioning equipment, but one shot also shows a previously detected asteroid called …

Gaia space telescope launches on mission to map the Milky Way

The Gaia space telescope blasted off into clear skies over South America on Thursday morning on an ambitious mission to map one billion stars in the Milky Way.<p>Engineers and scientists on the £625m mission celebrated a perfect launch from the European Space Agency's facility in Kourou, French Guiana …

APOD: Titan's Land of Lakes (2013 Dec 20) Image Credit: Cassini Radar Mapper, JPL, USGS, ESA, NASA http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131220.html Explanation: Saturn's large moon Titan would be unique in our solar system, the only world with stable liquid lakes and seas on its surface ... except for planet Earth of course. Centered on the north pole, this colorized map shows Titan's bodies of methane and ethane in blue and black, still liquid at frigid surface temperatures of -180 degrees C (-292 degrees F). The map is based on data from the Cassini spacecraft's radar, taken during flybys between 2004 and 2013. Roughly heart-shaped, the lake above and right of the pole is Ligeia Mare, the second largest known body of liquid on Titan and larger than Lake Superior on Earth. Just below the north pole is Punga Mare. The sprawling sea below and right of Punga is the (hopefully sleeping) Kraken Mare, Titan's largest known sea. Above and left of the pole, the moon's surface is dotted with smaller lakes that range up to 50 kilometers across. http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA17655 http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2013-364 Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=131220 #APOD

New European Satellite Set to Study 1 Billion Stars

A European satellite equipped with two high-powered telescopes was launched into orbit on Thursday in order to carry out an unprecedented survey of …