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The RockSat-X student payload was successfully launched on a NASA Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket at 5:30 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 13, from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

The payload flew to an altitude of 94 miles during its suborbital flight. It descended by parachute and landed in the Atlantic Ocean where it was recovered.

More than 100 students from 15 universities and community colleges from across the Unites States participating in RockSat-X were on hand to witness the launch.

The experiments were flown through the RockSat-X program in conjunction with the Colorado Space Grant Consortium. RockSat-X is the most advance of NASA’s three-phase sounding rocket program for students. The RockOn launches are at the entry level then progress to the intermediate level RockSat-C missions, culminating with the advanced RockSat-X.
Credit: NASA/Jamie Adkins #nasagoddard #rocket #space #science

The new GOES-16 satellite reveals the beauty and wonder of Earth from an equatorial view approximately 22,300 miles high.
Credit: NOAA/NASA #earth #nasagoddard

On July 5, 2016, the moon passed between NOAA's DSCOVR satellite and Earth. NASA's EPIC camera aboard DSCOVR snapped these images over a period of about four hours. In this set, the far side of the moon, which is never seen from Earth, passes by. In the backdrop, Earth rotates, starting with the Australia and Pacific and gradually revealing Asia and Africa.

Credits: NASA/NOAA #nasagoddard #earth #moon #photobomb

Here is my baseball version of the total solar eclipse that is happening tomorrow.

ESA and NASA’s Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, or SOHO, saw a bright comet plunge toward the sun on Aug. 3-4, 2016, at nearly 1.3 million miles per hour. Comets are chunks of ice and dust that orbit the sun, usually on highly elliptical orbits that carry them far beyond the orbit of Pluto at their farthest points. This comet, first spotted by SOHO on Aug. 1, is part of the Kreutz family of comets, a group of comets with related orbits that broke off of a huge comet several centuries ago.

This comet didn’t fall into the sun, but rather whipped around it – or at least, it would have if it had survived its journey. Like most sungrazing comets, this comet was torn apart and vaporized by the intense forces near the sun.

The disk of the sun is represented by the white circle in this image.

Credit: NASA/Goddard/SOHO #nasagoddard #sun #comet

The sun emitted a trio of mid-level solar flares on April 2-3, 2017. The first peaked at 4:02 a.m. EDT on April 2, the second peaked at 4:33 p.m. EDT on April 2, and the third peaked at 10:29 a.m. EDT on April 3. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which watches the sun constantly, captured images of the three events. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. Harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through Earth's atmosphere to physically affect humans on the ground, however — when intense enough — they can disturb the atmosphere in the layer where GPS and communications signals travel.

Caption: NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this image of a solar flare peaking at 10:29 a.m. EDT on April 3, 2017, as seen in the bright flash near the sun’s upper right edge. The image shows a subset of extreme ultraviolet light that highlights the extremely hot material in flares and which is typically colorized in teal.

Credits: NASA/SDO #nasagoddard #sun #sdo #flare

Critical extra time that could help protect astronauts from space weather identified by NASA scientist

Our constantly-changing sun sometimes erupts with bursts of light, solar material, or ultra-fast energized particles — collectively, these events contribute to space weather. In a study published Jan. 30, 2017, in Space Weather, scientists from NASA and the National Center for Atmospheric Research, or NCAR, in Boulder, Colorado, have shown that the warning signs of one type of space weather event can be detected tens of minutes earlier than with current forecasting techniques – critical extra time that could help protect astronauts in space.

Earth’s magnetic field and atmosphere protect us on the ground from most of the harmful effects of space weather, but astronauts in low-Earth orbit — or even, one day, in interplanetary space — are more exposed to space weather, including bursts of fast-moving particles called solar energetic particles, or SEPs.

This composite image shows a coronal mass ejection, a type of space weather linked to solar energetic particles, as seen from two space-based solar observatories and one ground-based instrument. The image in gold is from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, the image in blue is from the Manua Loa Solar Observatory’s K-Cor coronagraph, and the image in red is from ESA and NASA’s Solar and Heliospheric Observatory.

Credits: NASA/ESA/SOHO/SDO/Joy Ng and MLSO/K-Cor #nasagoddard #sun #space #science

NASA’s Hubble Sees Martian Moon Orbiting the Red Planet -- While photographing Mars, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captured a cameo appearance of the tiny moon Phobos on its trek around the Red Planet. Discovered in 1877, the diminutive, potato-shaped moon is so small that it appears star-like in the Hubble pictures. Phobos orbits Mars in just 7 hours and 39 minutes, which is faster than Mars rotates. The moon’s orbit is very slowly shrinking, meaning it will eventually shatter under Mars’ gravitational pull, or crash onto the planet. Hubble took 13 separate exposures over 22 minutes to create a time-lapse video showing the moon’s orbital path.

Credit: NASA, ESA, and Z. Levay (STScI) #nasagoddard #Hubble #Mars #space #science

A Cut in the Clouds

Like a ship carving its way through the sea, the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands parted the clouds. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired this natural-color image on February 2, 2017. The ripples in the clouds are known as gravity waves.

NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response #nasagoddard

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Here is my baseball version of the total solar eclipse that is happening tomorrow.

Chequea la GuÍa de la #NASA sobre cómo observar el #eclipse en forma segura! #nasagoddard #nasa #solareclipse Cuida los ojitos de tu hijo y si no tienes lentes evita riesgos.

Who Else is Ready for the Total Eclipse?! This care package was Sent via @dmiranda27 's Mom & @nasagoddard ! Thank You to NASA Goddard, these two science nerds couldn't be more thrilled! Although we'll only be able to view the partial eclipse in NYC, it is Imperative that we use these special glasses to protect our retinas from harmful and intense rays during the event. Who else is excited for this Celestial and Scientific Event?
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This composite image of the Crab Nebula, a supernova remnant, was assembled by combining data from five telescopes spanning nearly the entire breadth of the electromagnetic spectrum: the Very Large Array, the Spitzer Space Telescope, the Hubble Space Telescope, the XMM-Newton Observatory, and the Chandra X-ray Observatory.
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A Whole New Jupiter -- Early science results from NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter portray the largest planet in our solar system as a complex, gigantic, turbulent world, with Earth-sized polar cyclones, plunging storm systems that travel deep into the heart of the gas giant, and a mammoth, lumpy magnetic field that may indicate it was generated closer to the planet’s surface than previously thought.

This image shows Jupiter’s south pole, as seen by NASA’s Juno spacecraft from an altitude of 32,000 miles (52,000 kilometers). The oval features are cyclones, up to 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) in diameter. Multiple images taken with the JunoCam instrument on three separate orbits were combined to show all areas in daylight, enhanced color, and stereographic projection.

Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Betsy Asher Hall/Gervasio Robles #nasagoddard #space #Jupiter #science

NASA 1977'de "Voyager 1" ve "Voyager 2" uzay araçlarını, Güneş Sistemi'yle ilgili araştırma yapması amacıyla uzaya yollamıştı. Bu araçlara Dünya'nın uzayda yerini gösteren haritalar konulmuştu. Öte yandan benzer haritalar, Pioneer 10 ve 11 uzay araçlarına da yerleştirilip fırlatılmıştı. Şimdi uzayın derinliklerinde olan söz konusu araçlar, Dünya'nın uzay ve zaman içerisinde nasıl bulunabileceğini gösteren bir şema içeriyor. Haritaları dizayn eden Dr. Frank Drake yaptığı açıklamada 70'li yıllardaki insanların dünya dışı canlıların davranışı konusunda daha iyimser olduğunu belirtti. Drake, "O zamanlar insanlar iyimserdi, dünya dışı canlıların arkadaş canlısı olduklarını düşünüyordu. Kimse, birkaç saniyeliğine bile olsa, bunun tehlike olabileceğini düşünmedi" dedi. Fakat Drake, şimdi bu kararın felakete yol açabilecek sonuçlar doğurabileceğinden endişeli olduğunu söyledi. Ünlü İngiliz fizikçi Prof. Stephen Hawking de dünya dışı canlılar konusunda uyarıda bulunarak, "İleri düzey bir medeniyetle karşılaşmak, Kızılderililer'in Kristof Kolomb'la karşılaşmasına benzeyebilir.

In 1977, NASA sent "Voyager 1" and "Voyager 2" spacecraft to search for the Solar System. These tools included maps showing the Earth's outer space. On the other hand, similar maps were also deployed and launched on Pioneer 10 and 11 spacecraft. The tools in the depths of space now contain a diagram of how the Earth can be found in space and time. Designing the maps. In his statement Frank Drake stated that people in the '70s were more optimistic about the behavior of extraterrestrials. "People were optimistic at that time," Drake said, "thinking that extraterrestrials are friendly." Nobody thought for a few seconds that it might be dangerous. But Drake said now that he was worried that this decision could lead to consequences that could lead to a catastrophe. The famous British physicist Professor. Stephen Hawking warned of extraterrestrial life, saying, "Encountering an advanced civilization may resemble the encounter of the Indians with Christopher Columbus.
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NASA successfully launched the SubTec-7 payload on a Black Brant IX suborbital sounding rocket at 5:45 a.m. EDT, May 16, from the NASA's Wallops Flight Facility.

The payload flew to an altitude of about 154 miles before descending by parachute and landing in the Atlantic Ocean. SubTec-7 provided a flight test for more than 20 technologies to improve sounding rocket and spacecraft capabilities. Good data was received during the flight. The payload has been recovered.

Credit: NASA/Wallops #nasagoddard #rocket #space #science

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Launch Day overlooking the countdown clock. #ula #AtlasV #TDRSM #TDRS #nasagoddard 8:03 am EDT LIFTOFF

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