Category Archive: News

Apr 18

Planets and Stars in Scale

Planets and Stars in Scale I nice little video!

Apr 11

Our Sun

Cascades of spiraling magnetic loops observed in extreme ultraviolet light by Solar Dynamics Observatory danced and twisted above an active region on the Sun recently (April 3-5, 2011). These loops are charged particles spinning along the magnetic field lines. The bright active region was fairly strong and the activity persistent, though not explosive. At one …

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Mar 31

Ariane 5 Rocket Abort

Can you say OOPS! This video starts with an exciting countdown and quickly goes to a dramatic — if not confusing — set of circumstances yesterday where an Ariane 5 rocket’s main engine ignited, but the boosters did not. Officials say the aborted launch on March 30, 2011 from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, …

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Mar 18

KSC Employees Assemble for Historic Photo

Now this is very cool to watch! Employees at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Fla., took a few moments to assemble for a historic aerial photo Friday outside Kennedy’s Vehicle Assembly Building. Thousands of workers stood side-by-side to form an outline of a space shuttle. The event was organized in honor of the Space Shuttle Program’s …

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Mar 01

Hubble's Universe Unfiltered

In order to observe the most distant objects in the universe, one needs two things: very fine resolution and very long exposures. As a space telescope, Hubble provides the detailed view. However, getting several days worth of exposure for a single observation on this valuable resource is an extremely tall order, since there are many …

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