“On August 5, NASA’s Curiosity rover will have to go from the top of the atmosphere to the surface of Mars in just seven minutes. Team members describe the insane complexity behind landing on the Red Planet.”

Very dramatic.

Now I think NASA is just showing off.

Like I could take a picture of Enceladus or Lutetia that good.

In honor of the 28th anniversary of Landsat 5‘s launch on March 1, NASA has posted a video depicting Las Vegas’s urban sprawl over the past four decades through the use of “false-color, multispectral imagery,” according to MSNBC. Want to see how your own town or city has changed between 1975 and 2000? Check out this “ChangeMatters” viewer from ESRI.

I’d like to jump around on the moon. Sigh.

ianbrooks:

The Moon
Whenever you’re down in the dumps and need a quick pickmeup, just remember that at one point in the long protracted expanse of history and the Universe, dudes were jumping around on the Moon. And it never happened again.
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I’d like to jump around on the moon. Sigh.

ianbrooks:

The Moon

Whenever you’re down in the dumps and need a quick pickmeup, just remember that at one point in the long protracted expanse of history and the Universe, dudes were jumping around on the Moon. And it never happened again.

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Very cool.

crookedindifference:

The Sagan Series - End of an Era: The Final Shuttle Launch (by damewse)

“I got frustrated with NASA and made this video. NASA is the most fascinating, adventurous, epic institution ever devised by human beings, and their media sucks. Seriously. None of their brilliant scientists appear to know how to connect with the social media crowd, which is now more important than ever. In fact, NASA is an institution whose funding directly depends on how the public views them.”

See the rest at The Sagan Series.

Incredible. The next best thing to being there.

wnyc:

photojojo:

This film is entirely made of photos taken by NASA. No CGI here!
Gorgeous photographic fly-through of Saturn

Beam me up, Scotty! - A.P.
Incredible. The next best thing to being there.

wnyc:

photojojo:

This film is entirely made of photos taken by NASA. No CGI here!

Gorgeous photographic fly-through of Saturn

Beam me up, Scotty! - A.P.

(via thatandycohen)

This is not the first time I’ve made a space image into an Asia album cover. And it won’t be the last.

via crookedindifference

This is not the first time I’ve made a space image into an Asia album cover. And it won’t be the last.

via crookedindifference

Cool.

thedailywhat:

Meanwhile, On Mars of the Day: Courtesy of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, incredible footage of the Martian sunset, as captured by Mars Exploration Rover - B (AKA Opportunity).

io9 explains the Red Planet’s blue sunset:

The red dust in the atmosphere scatters red light, so when anyone looking around would see a reddish sky. Meanwhile, the red wavelengths are filtered out of the direct path of light from the sun, leaving light towards the bluish end of the color spectrum. Those looking at the sun will see it as blue. And very seasonal.

[geekosystem.]

I’m ready for that NASA announcement.

I’m ready for that NASA announcement.

What will it be? Alien life?

WASHINGTON — NASA will hold a news conference at 2 p.m. EST on Thursday, Dec. 2, to discuss an astrobiology finding that will impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life. Astrobiology is the study of the origin, evolution, distribution and future of life in the universe.

What will it be? Alien life?

WASHINGTON — NASA will hold a news conference at 2 p.m. EST on Thursday, Dec. 2, to discuss an astrobiology finding that will impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life. Astrobiology is the study of the origin, evolution, distribution and future of life in the universe.