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Image and Video Library. ‘First protest in space’ targets Trump with an astronaut’s famous words. On Wednesday, 56 years to the day after Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space, a Phoenix-based collective called the Autonomous Space Agency Network launched a weather balloon to about 90,000 feet.

‘First protest in space’ targets Trump with an astronaut’s famous words

The balloon, Aphrodite 1, weighed a little over a pound and was inflated with 120 cubic feet of helium. Telescope Reveals Record-Breaking Exoplanet Discovery. This illustration shows the possible surface of TRAPPIST-1f, one of the newly discovered planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system.

Telescope Reveals Record-Breaking Exoplanet Discovery

Scientists using the Spitzer Space Telescope and ground-based telescopes have discovered that there are seven Earth-size planets in the system. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water. The discovery sets a new record for greatest number of habitable-zone planets found around a single star outside our solar system. Project apollo archive. Computational High-Energy Astrophysics Group of Stephan Rosswog. NASA Makes Dozens of Patents Available in Public Domain to Benefit U.S. Industry.

WASHINGTON, May 5, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has released 56 formerly-patented agency technologies into the public domain, making its government-developed technologies freely available for unrestricted commercial use.

NASA Makes Dozens of Patents Available in Public Domain to Benefit U.S. Industry

In addition to the release of these technologies, a searchable database now is available that catalogues thousands of expired NASA patents already in the public domain. These technologies were developed to advance NASA missions but may have non-aerospace applications and be used by commercial space ventures and other companies free of charge, eliminating the time, expense and paperwork often associated with licensing intellectual property. The technologies include advanced manufacturing processes, sensors, propulsion methods, rocket nozzles, thrusters, aircraft wing designs and improved rocket safety and performance concepts.

SpaceX's Landing Drone Ship Is Just As Complicated As The Rocket. MSL Curiosity. The Rich Color Variations of Pluto. NASA scientist Nikolaos Paschalidis, who recreated five instrument-enabling microchips for one of the instruments flying on the New Horizons mission, has waited nearly 10 years for the mission to reach its destination.

The Rich Color Variations of Pluto

Credits: NASA Goddard/Bill Hrybyk Artist’s concept of the New Horizons spacecraft as it approaches Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, in July 2015. The craft's miniature cameras, radio science experiment, ultraviolet and infrared spectrometers and space plasma experiments will characterize the global geology and geomorphology of Pluto and Charon, map their surface compositions and temperatures, and examine Pluto's atmosphere in detail. Margaret Hamilton, the Engineer Who Took the Apollo to the Moon. Margaret Hamilton, the Engineer Who Took the Apollo to the Moon We interviewed this computer science pioneer after her photo with the Apollo 11 mission code conquered Twitter JD (@nevesytrof) tweeted this photo of Margaret Hamilton a couple of weeks ago with great success among his followers.

Margaret Hamilton, the Engineer Who Took the Apollo to the Moon

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Space map. Rosetta - philae. ISS HD Earth Viewing Experiment on USTREAM: ***QUICK NOTES ABOUT HDEV VIDEO*** Black Image = International Space Station (ISS) is on the night side of the. The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth. The High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) experiment aboard the ISS was activated April 30, 2014.

The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth

It is mounted on the External Payload Facility of the European Space Agency’s Columbus module. This experiment includes several commercial HD video cameras aimed at the Earth which are enclosed in a pressurized and temperature controlled housing. Découverte de la première exoplanète de la taille de la Terre en zone habitable d'une étoile.

Dans un contexte de nombreuses découvertes d’exoplanètes, plus de 1400 à ce jour, une collaboration internationale impliquant des chercheurs du Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Bordeaux (Observatoire Aquitain des Sciences de l’Univers/CNRS/Université de Bordeaux) a découvert un système planétaire fascinant.

Découverte de la première exoplanète de la taille de la Terre en zone habitable d'une étoile

Ce système situé à 400 années lumières, dans notre galaxie, possède au moins 5 planètes, toutes de la taille de la Terre. L’une d’elles, au centre de cette étude, reçoit de son étoile un flux de chaleur compatible avec l’existence d’eau liquide à sa surface, si toutefois de l’eau se trouve sur cette planète. Ces résultats ont été publiés le 18 avril dans la revue Science. Ce n’est pas la première fois que des Astronomes découvrent une planète située - par rapport à son étoile - dans une zone favorable à la présence d’eau liquide en surface, mais ce qui rend la découverte passionnante est que la planète en question nommée Kepler 186 f possède une taille très proche de celle de la Terre.

Shuttle Launch from Space. NASA TV. Beyond 2012: Why the World Won't End. Detecting the ‘Bang’ from the Big Bang. BICEP2 2014 Results Release. First Direct Evidence of Cosmic Inflation. Almost 14 billion years ago, the universe we inhabit burst into existence in an extraordinary event that initiated the Big Bang.

First Direct Evidence of Cosmic Inflation

New Hubble space telescope image peers 13 billion years back in time. Men Walk On Moon <p/> New Station Flight Control Room. New Station Flight Control Room + High resolution photo (1.5 Mb) + Low resolution photo (59 Kb) JSC2006-E-43842 (6 Oct. 2006)--- Astronaut Julie Payette, spacecraft communicator (CAPCOM), and John McCullough, flight director, support the Expedition 14 mission.

New Station Flight Control Room

International Space Station flight controllers have this area as their new home with increased technical capabilities, more workspace and a long, distinguished history. Typhoon Haiyan as seen from space: The best images from the web. Devastating, powerful and deadly, typhoons can cause unimaginable destruction. For those of us lucky enough to be outside their path, they are also one of mother nature’s most magnificent spectacles, often best viewed from above. Here are our favourite satellite images of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), the biggest typhoon ever recorded, from our news sources and around the web.

If you want to catch up on the latest Typhoon Haiyan developments you can find our latest report here. Pic: AP.