Schlagwort Archiv: NASA

6 years of sun observation in HD

Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) keeps a 24-hour eye on the entire disk of the sun, with a prime view of the graceful dance of solar material coursing through the sun’s atmosphere, the corona. The video shows six years – from Jan. 1, 2015, to Jan. 28, 2016, as one time-lapse sequence. Watch the magnetic fields in HD and get the explanations in the second part of the video – terrific work by the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center!

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Vintage Poster from Space

NASA (man they are good) has published some vintage poster in high-res for you to download showing gravity and exoplanets Kepler 16b/186f, sweet! The private Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) also jumped on the bandwagon with 3 vintage travel poster to make you more interested in real estate on mars.

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Kepler 16b preview Vintage Poster from Space
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credit: NASA/SpaceX

More (real) vintage poster available at National Geographic!

What a reentry into the atmosphere looks like

Fantastic footage, once again from NASA. A 10 minute video of “Orion’s flight test show the plunge through Earth’s atmosphere, when searing plasma so hot it appears purple (upper left) surrounds Orion.A few minutes later you can witness the jettison of the forward bay cover, followed by the release of the drogue chutes and then the main chutes (lower left). It’s all right there before your eyes just as it happened on Orion and how future astronauts will see it when they return from deep space missions and one day coming home from Mars.”

Credit: NASA