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Canadian Space Agency: Photo

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) coordinates all civil, space-related policies and programs on behalf of the Government of Canada. This Tumblr is …

Spaceflight History; #SaturnV 1st stage being raised in the VAB in preparation for #Apollo10. NASA Photo http://t.co/2s8qou851w

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China Will Launch Its 1st Moon Rover, 'Jade Rabbit,' On Sunday

China is counting down to the launch of its first moon landing mission, a mission poised to blast off Sunday (Dec. 1) to send the country's first …

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Comet ISON reappears in new NASA images, scientists say nucleus 'may still be intact'

Despite earlier evidence that comet ISON had burned up and disintegrated during a close encounter with the sun, NASA now believes the comet may have survived the heat. New imagery captured last night shows material from the comet heading up and away from the sun, and scientists believe a small …

ISON and the sun on This Week @NASA

Latest Image of Comet ISON from SOHO (after passing the Sun) Credit: SOHO, NASA Video: http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/hotshots/index.html/

Russian resupply ship makes holiday arrival at space station

Comet Ison: a viewer's guide

Ison has survived its encounter with the sun – or at least part of it has. This means that it could still brighten sufficiently to be visible to the unaided eye in December's night skies. Estimates of what we will be able to see will improve over the next few days as astronomers track the comet's …

Comet Ison appears to vanish from space - video

A comet seemingly disappears as it journeys around the sun 730,000 miles from the surface. Astronomers have used a fleet of telescopes to locate Ison, but to no avail. Karl Battams, an astrophysicist with the Naval Research Laboratory, says Ison has been unpredictable since they started observing …

Comet Ison appears to survive close encounter with the sun

Solar visit threatened to vaporise the comet but the remnant may be visible from Earth in December<p>Comet Ison appears to have survived a close encounter with the sun that had threatened to vaporise it. The remnant could now go on to be visible from Earth in December, but astronomers do not know how …

One-Way Mirrors explained in ten seconds

APOD: Surprising Comet ISON (2013 Nov 30) Image Credit: NASA, ESA, SOHO Video Editing: Babak Tafreshi (TWAN) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131130.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=361Nq0VIqo8 http://vimeo.com/80568171 Explanation: After failing to appear for Sun staring spacecraft at perihelion, its harrowing closest approach to the Sun, sungrazing Comet ISON was presumed lost. But ISON surprised observers yesterday as material still traveling along the comet's trajectory became visible and even developed an extensive fan-shaped dust tail. Edited and processed to HD format, this video (vimeo, youtube) is composed of frames from the SOHO spacecraft's coronographs. It follows the comet in view of the wide (blue tint) and narrow (red tint) field cameras in the hours both before and after perihelion passage. In both fields, overwhelming sunlight is blocked by a central occulting disk. A white circle indicates the Sun's positon and scale. With questions to be answered and the tantalizing possibility that a small cometary nucleus has survived in whole or part, surprising comet ISON will be rising before dawn in planet Earth's skies in the coming days. http://twanight.org/tafreshi Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=131130 #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 …