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Four Lasers over Mauna Kea

<b>Four Lasers over Mauna Kea</b><br>Image Credit & Copyright: Jason Chu (IfA Manoa)<br>http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140623.html<p>Are lasers from giant telescopes being used to attack the Galactic center? No. Lasers shot from telescopes are now commonly used to help increase the accuracy of astronomical observations. In some sky locations, Earth atmosphere-induced fluctuations in starlight can indicate how the air mass over a telescope is changing, but many times no bright star exists in the direction where …

Titan's Building Blocks Might Pre-date Saturn: A study has found firm evidence that nitrogen in the atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan originated in conditions similar to the cold birthplace of the most ancient comets from the Oort cloud. More: http://go.nasa.gov/1m772tZ

New view of Saturn! Here’s a natural-color image of Saturn from space, the first in which Saturn, its moons and rings, and Earth, Venus and Mars, all are visible. The new panoramic mosaic of the majestic Saturn system taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which shows the view as it would be seen by human eyes. More information at: http://go.nasa.gov/1aRs6oK Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI #saturn #planets #solarsystem #cassini #telescope #saturnrings #planet #nasa #space #waveatsaturn

Antares Rocket Launch

The sky looks dark in this scene from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) at NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia. Captured on Wednesday, September 18, an Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket is leaving launch pad-0A with the Cygnus cargo spacecraft aboard. Though it looks like night, the photograph was taken at 10:58am EDT, under bright, clear morning skies, with a digital camera modified to record infrared images. The Sun itself is above and left of the picture frame, creating …

"Honor, greets, and blessings to you, conquerers of the Moon! We are close to you with our good wishes and prayers" http://t.co/c94JxePBoc

Leaving Earth

What it would look like to leave planet Earth? Such an event was recorded visually in great detail by the MESSENGER spacecraft as it swung back past the Earth, eight years ago, on its way in toward the planet Mercury. Earth can be seen rotating in this time-lapse video, as it recedes into the distance. The sunlit half of Earth is so bright that background stars are not visible. The robotic MESSENGER spacecraft is now in orbit around Mercury and has recently concluded the first complete map of …

NGC 3370: A Sharper View

<b>NGC 3370: A Sharper View</b><br>Image Credit: +NASA, +European Space Agency, ESA, Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA); Acknowledgement: A. Reiss et al. (JHU)<br>http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130808.html<p>Similar in size and grand design to our own Milky Way, spiral galaxy NGC 3370 lies about 100 million light-years away toward the constellation Leo. Recorded here in exquisite detail by the Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys, the big, beautiful face-on spiral does steal the show, but the sharp image …

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 …

Star Forming Region NGC 3582

<b>Star Forming Region NGC 3582</b><br>Image Credit & Copyright: Desert Hollow Observatory<br>http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130611.html<p>What's happening in the NGC 3582 nebula? Bright stars and interesting molecules are forming. The complex nebula resides in the star forming region called RCW 57. Visible in this image are dense knots of dark interstellar dust, bright stars that have formed in the past few million years, fields of glowing hydrogen gas ionized by these stars, and great loops of gas expelled by …

A Hidden Population of Exotic Neutron Stars

Data from Chandra and other satellites shows that exotic magnetars may be more diverse, and common, than previously thought.

Population

The Joint US-Russian One-Year Mission: Establishing International Partnerships and Innovative Collaboration

[image-62]<p>[image-96]<p>Scientists, engineers, educators, physicians and space explorers from around the world are convening this month at Rice …

Space Science

Nasa Ladee mission: Solving a Moon mystery

Nasa's Ladee mission is part of a resurgence of interest in the Moon and it is all down to the fact that we barely understand our cosmic neighbour.<p>You would be forgiven for thinking that America lost interest in the Moon forty years ago, in December 1972, when Apollo 17 astronaut Gene Cernan left …

Astronomy