24 May 2011Last updated at 23:32 GMT By Frances Cronin BBC News The infrared image on the right reveals the ancient city streets of Tanis near modern-day San El Hagar Seventeen lost pyramids are among the buildings identified in a new satellite survey of Egypt. More than 1,000 tombs and 3,000 ancient settlements were also revealed by looking at infra-red images which show up underground buildings. Initial excavations have already confirmed some of the findings, including two suspected pyramids.
Layer 8: NASA satellite snaps rare cloud-free emerald Ireland NASA's Aqua satellite recently snapped a cloud-free shot of Ireland. The cloud-free view is extremely rare as the country is almost entirely cloud covered 50% of the time according to the Irish Meteorological Service, Met Éireann. There are more clouds during the day than at night, and fog is common. More on space: Gigantic changes keep space technology hot According to NASA, Ireland owes its greenness to moderate temperatures and moist air.
Thierry Legault - Satellite tracking telescope On the left, the C14 EdgeHD (356mm) in use since Sept 2011. On the right, the Meade ACF 10" (254mm) in use earlier. In mid-2009 I have decided to adapt my Takahashi EM400 for motorized satellite tracking (ISS, space shuttle etc.), in order to take complete video sequences of nighttime passages.
Any use of one of these images other than strictly private must be subject to prior authorization from firstname.lastname@example.org FEBRUARY 28 : an astronaut in spacewalk in 3D video This is the first image ever taken from the ground, of an astronaut in extravehicular activity (EVA1). Thierry Legault - International Space Station and Discovery before docking
NASA's star-gazing space telescope continues to find amazing proof that there are tons of potentially habitable planets in space and we have only scratched the surface of what's out there. The space agency said today its Kepler space telescope spotted what it called its first Earth-size planet candidates and its first candidates in what it considers to be the habitable zone, a region where liquid water could exist on a planet's surface. Kepler also found six confirmed planets orbiting a sun-like star, Kepler-11. This is the largest group of transiting planets orbiting a single star yet discovered outside our solar system. By the numbers: 20 projects that kept NASA hopping in 2010 The discoveries are part of several hundred new planet candidates identified by Kepler mission science data this week. Layer 8: NASA Kepler finds family of habitable, Earth-size planets | Network World
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SpaceX launches commercial space flight @Makezine.com blog Founded by Elon Musk of PayPal and Tesla Motors fame, SpaceX has become the first company to successfully build and launch a spacecraft into low Earth orbit and have it return safely. Launched from Cape Canaveral, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 lifted its Dragon cargo capsule into orbit, performed extensive test maneuvers across two orbits, and splashed down just after 11 a.m. PST on December 8, 2010. BY Adam Flaherty I make cool stuff and write about other people making cool stuff on makezine.com.
Grand Tour of Closet-Sized Crew Quarters in Space
Steve Eves' Saturn V ROCKED Maryland's Eastern Shore After testing the winds with a 'tiny' Nike Smoke on a J350, Steve Eves' Saturn was launched into the beautiful Maryland skies at around 1PM local. The central 'P' and eight 'N' motors (that's 'R' impulse, baby - yeaaah) lifted it majestically to around 3-4K feet. At apogee, the rocket was nominally over the crowd so there was a slight pucker factor until its 4 'chutes opened. It looked like one was slightly snagged but, nevertheless, the Saturn drifted slowly into an adjacent field.
— A new planet that's the right size and location for life has been discovered 20 light-years away. — The newly discovered world exists in a solar system very similar to our own but much smaller. — Current technologies won't allow scientists to study the planet's atmosphere for chemical signs of life. Earth-Like Planet Can Sustain Life
Take a Personal Tour of the ISS | Universe Today Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter Astronauts Michael Fincke (left), Expedition 18 commander; Sandra Magnus and cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov, both flight engineers. Credit: NASA
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