Iain Donald

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Atmosphere of the Moon

On the moon, there's no air to breathe, no breezes to make the flags planted there by the Apollo astronauts flutter. However, there is a very, very …

The glowing wisps of nebula NGC 6979 resulted from a #supernova over 5000 years ago. See more stellar photos: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/r9iu

Venera 13 lander sends the 1st color photos from Venus' surface #now in 1982, surviving for 127 minutes: http://t.co/NvMOLTqzVh

Amazing Mars Photos by NASA's Curiosity Rover (Latest Images)

360-Degree Curiosity Rover Video<p>Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS<p>This image shows a screengrab of the 360 degree YouTube video, Curiosity's deck, Namib …

Mars Rover

Curiosity Rover pauses mid-drive and captures Spectacular Martian Mountain Snapshot

Mars rock rows and Spectacular Mount Sharp<br>Martian landscape scene with rows of striated rocks in the foreground and spectacular Mount Sharp on the …

APOD: Martian Sunset (2014 Mar 02) Image Credit: Mars Exploration Rover Mission, Texas A&M, Cornell, JPL, NASA http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140302.html Explanation: What would it be like to see a sunset on Mars? To help find out, the robotic rover Spirit was deployed in 2005 to park and watch the Sun dip serenely below the distant lip of Gusev crater. Colors in the above image have been slightly exaggerated but would likely be apparent to a human explorer's eye. Fine martian dust particles suspended in the thin atmosphere lend the sky a reddish color, but the dust also scatters blue light in the forward direction, creating a bluish sky glow near the setting Sun. Because Mars is farther away, the Sun is less bright and only about two thirds the diameter it appears from Earth. Images like this help atmospheric scientists understand not only the atmosphere of Mars, but atmospheres across the Solar System, including our home Earth. http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/ http://physics.tamu.edu/ http://athena.cornell.edu/ http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140302 #APOD

Stunning Astrophoto Captures Awe Inspiring NASA Rocket Launch Amidst Star Trails

The rotation of the Earth captured in the trails of the stars over Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Jan 23, 2014. NASA’s latest Tracking & Data …

Hear the sound of the Earth moving from the deepest hole on the planet

For billions of years, the Earth has silently traveled through space, spinning around the sun without making a sound. Even here on the planet, there's been little to hear. But now with the right recording equipment and processing, we can get a sense of what it sounds like for the planet to spin and …