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3-D App Gives Public Ability to Experience Robotic Space Travel. Visualization Explorer for the iPad - Home. NASA Goddard Scientific Visualization Studio.


Astronomy. Images. Planets. The Sun. News & Blogs. NASA. Space Engine – Free Universe Simulator. Solar System Scope. Asteroid Watch. Asteroid 2007 VK184 Eliminated as Impact Risk to Earth Recent observations have removed from NASA's asteroid impact hazard list the near-Earth object (NEO) known to pose the most significant risk of Earth impact over the next 100 years. › Read more (April 03, 2014) › More news.

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Home. Heavens-Above. ROSAT Re-entry. ROSAT (short for Röntgensatellit, in German X-rays are called Röntgenstrahlen, in honour of Wilhelm Röntgen) is a defunct German Aerospace Center-led satellite X-ray telescope, with instruments built by Germany, the UK and the US.

ROSAT Re-entry

It was launched on 1 June 1990, on a Delta II rocket from Cape Canaveral, on what was initially designed as an 18 month mission, with provision for up to 5 years of operation. ROSAT actually operated for over 8 years, finally shutting down on 12 February 1999. ROSAT is expected to re-enter the Earth's atmosphere between October 21 and 23 2011. In February 2011, it was reported that the 2,400 kg satellite was unlikely to burn up entirely while re-entering the earth atmosphere due to the large amount of ceramics and glass used in construction.

Chromoscope - View the Universe in different wavelengths. Solar System Visualizer. WFCAM Science Archive. UKIDSS Galactic Plane Survey (GPS) Mosaic - DR7 The main window below displays a 6 billion pixel (1 arcsec pixels) mosaic of the GPS (centre: l=52, b=0 (109 > l > 0 ,360 > l > 355 and -2.5 < b < +2.5). Use the controls in the main window or the mouse (click&drag ) to move around the image and zoom in and out. Click on the small images on the left to move to that point in the mosaic. Unmanned (Powered by Invision Power Board)

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