Category: Science

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Veiny ‘Garden City’ Site and Surroundings on Mount Sharp, Mars

This March 27, 2015, view from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover shows a site with a network of prominent mineral veins below a cap rock ridge on lower Mount Sharp. via NASA http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/jpl/pia19921/veiny-garden-city-site-and-surroundings-on-mount-sharp-mars

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Coronal Hole Front and Center

The dark area across the top of the sun in this image is a coronal hole, a region on the sun where the magnetic field is open to interplanetary space. via NASA http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/goddard/coronal-hole-front-and-center

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Oct. 5, 1984, Launch of History-Making STS-41G Mission

The Space Shuttle Challenger launches from Florida at dawn. On this mission, Kathryn Sullivan became the first U.S. woman to perform a spacewalk and Marc Garneau became the first Canadian in space. The crew of seven was the largest to fly on a spacecraft at that time, and STS-41G was the first flight to include two female astronauts. via NASA http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/oct-5-1984-launch-of-history-making-sts-41g-mission

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Hurricane Joaquin From the International Space Station

NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly captured this photo on Oct. 2, 2015, from the International Space Station and wrote on Twitter, “Early morning shot of Hurricane #‎Joaquin‬ from @space_station before reaching ‪#‎Bahamas‬. Hope all is safe. #‎YearInSpace‬.” via NASA http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/hurricane-joaquin-from-the-international-space-station

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Charon in Enhanced Color

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft captured this high-resolution enhanced color view of Charon just before closest approach on July 14, 2015. The image combines blue, red and infrared images taken by the spacecraft’s Ralph/Multispectral Visual Imaging Camera (MVIC); the colors are processed to best highlight the variation of surface properties. via NASA http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/charon-in-enhanced-color

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A Fresh Perspective on an Extraordinary Cluster of Galaxies

Galaxy clusters are often described by superlatives. After all, they are huge conglomerations of galaxies, hot gas, and dark matter and represent the largest structures in the Universe held together by gravity. via NASA http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/chandra/a-fresh-perspective-on-an-extraordinary-cluster-of-galaxies.html

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Clear Skies Over the United States

On Sept. 17, 2015, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly captured images and video from the International Space Station during an early morning flyover of the United States. Sharing with his social media followers, Kelly wrote, “Clear skies over much of the USA today. #GoodMorning from @Space_Station! #YearInSpace.” via NASA http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/clear-skies-over-the-united-states

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With all the bad weather we have had, it appears things look pretty good the farther away we get from the problem. Some times we need to look at the bigger picture and trust that God is in control.

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Plutos Majestic Mountains

Just 15 minutes after its closest approach to Pluto on July 14, 2015, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft looked back toward the sun and captured this near-sunset view of the rugged, icy mountains and flat ice plains extending to Pluto’s horizon. via NASA http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/pluto-s-majestic-mountains-frozen-plains-and-foggy-hazes

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First Weld of Orion Exploration Mission-1 Crew Module

Lockheed Martin engineers at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, Louisiana, perform the first weld on the Orion spacecraft pressure vessel for Exploration Mission-1 on Sept. 5, 2015. This is the third pressure Orion pressure vessel built. via NASA http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/first-weld-of-orion-exploration-mission-1-crew-module

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About Orion

NASA’s Orion spacecraft is built to take humans farther than they’ve ever gone before. Orion will serve as the exploration vehicle that will carry the crew to space, provide emergency abort capability, sustain the crew during the space travel, and provide safe re-entry from deep space return velocities. Orion will launch on NASA’s new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System.

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