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nevver:

NASA’s Gravity

colchrishadfield:

Some selfies are more thought-provoking than others. Amazing what you can see in the reflection.

selfie trump card.

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colchrishadfield:

Some selfies are more thought-provoking than others. Amazing what you can see in the reflection.

selfie trump card.

colchrishadfield:

Moonset, one of 16 per day on ISS, all marvelous to see.

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colchrishadfield:

Moonset, one of 16 per day on ISS, all marvelous to see.

colchrishadfield:

Aurora dances above a ribbon of dawn. 

so glad i follow this guy now.

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colchrishadfield:

Aurora dances above a ribbon of dawn.

so glad i follow this guy now.

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lafix:

This is fantastic. A year of NASA from the space station. and if you aren’t already following Col. Chris Hadfield’s awesome tumblr, now would be a good time to get on that.

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sagansense:

We Petition The Obama Administration To:
Repeal The Sequester’s Cuts On NASA’s Spending In Public Outreach And Its STEM Programs

The Sequester’s recent cuts on NASA’s spending in public outreach and its STEM programs must not be allowed. These cuts would end the many programs NASA has for educating the children of our society, as well as many other forms of public outreach held by NASA.

In an internal memo issued on the evening of Friday, March 22, the Administration notes that “effective immediately, all education and public outreach activities should be suspended, pending further review. In terms of scope, this includes all public engagement and outreach events, programs, activities, and products developed and implemented by Headquarters, Mission Directorates, and Centers across the Agency, including all education and public outreach efforts conducted by programs and projects.”

Created: Mar 22, 2013

Signatures needed by April 21, 2013 to reach goal of 100,000

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jtotheizzoe:

The number of places in our solar system that could have ever supported life now stands at 2!

The first, of course, is Earth, because … well, us. According to an awesomely exciting announcement today by NASA and JPL, we can add Gale Crater to that list! 

What they found: Curiosity’s rock drill recently uncovered clay-like minerals below Gale Crater’s rusty red surface. These muddy minerals, pictured above, hint at a “Gray Mars” era, when Gale Crater and the ancient stream bed it holds could have been home to intermittent lakes. When the onboard instruments scanned the chemical makeup of the clay, it found carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, phosphorous and sulfur compounds, a group of elements known as “CHONPS” that have to exist in order to create life as we know it. Most importantly, the minerals were pretty neutral in pH and were found in forms that point to a possible chemical energy system (another key ingredient for life).

What remains unknown: This does NOT mean that anything ever actually lived there. But it is the first time that the ingredients for the evolution of microbial life, and the correct conditions to support it, have been found beyond Earth. Mars still has water frozen at its poles, and once had quite a bit of water above and below the surface. The rover will poke around this site, called Yellowknife Bay, for a while longer before heading toward the mountainous center of Gale Crater. There, it will study the multiple layers of rock present on the hillside in order to piece together an even clearer picture of Gale Crater’s muddy, moist, maybe microbial Martian past.

MaybeJust want to emphasize that part.

isn’t it amazing what science can accomplish?

nevver:

Off the shoulder of Orion

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nevver:

Off the shoulder of Orion

photojojo:

NASA has released a new photograph based on the “Blue Marble” image that captivated us all in 1972. This is has been taken at night, and has been aptly named the “Black Marble.” 
It’s available in ridiculously high resolution on Flickr, making this a perfect poster.
NASA Releases Night Versions of Famous Blue Marble Photographs
via Pop Photo

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photojojo:

NASA has released a new photograph based on the “Blue Marble” image that captivated us all in 1972. This is has been taken at night, and has been aptly named the “Black Marble.” 

It’s available in ridiculously high resolution on Flickr, making this a perfect poster.

NASA Releases Night Versions of Famous Blue Marble Photographs

via Pop Photo

Hurricane Sandy, pictured at (10:40 a.m. Eastern) on October 29, 2012 by NASA’s GOES satellite. (via Hurricane Sandy in Photos - In Focus - The Atlantic)

Hurricane Sandy, pictured at (10:40 a.m. Eastern) on October 29, 2012 by NASA’s GOES satellite. (via Hurricane Sandy in Photos - In Focus - The Atlantic)

nevver:

360° Panorama, Curiousity

unreal.

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nevver:

360° Panorama, Curiousity

unreal.

wnycradiolab:

Blue Dunes of Mars

as a geology nerd, seeing formations like this get me excited.

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wnycradiolab:

Blue Dunes of Mars

as a geology nerd, seeing formations like this get me excited.