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Space Place Newsletter. Announcement of Mars 160 Mission - Mars 160 Mission. The Mars Society is pleased to announce a new mission, Mars 160, using both of the organization’s analog research stations. This program will involve the same seven person crew doing similar science operations for the same period of time – 80 days – initially at the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) in southern Utah in the fall of 2016 and then continuing at the Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station (FMARS) in northern Canada in the summer of 2017.

The multi-national crew will include: Dr. Alexandre Mangeot, Commander & Engineer (France) Yusuke Murakami, Executive Officer (Japan) Anastasiya Stepanova, Journalist (Russia) Claude-Michel Laroche, Engineer (Canada) Dr. Jonathan Clarke, Geologist (Australia) Annalea Beattie, HSO (Australia) Anushree Srivastava, Biologist (India and United Kingdom) Paul Knightly, Geologist (MA 80) (U.S.A.) Ms. International Space Station panoramic tour / Highlights / International Space Station / Human Spaceflight / Our Activities / ESA mobile. Click here to explore in full screen Just before ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti left the International Space Station after 199 days, she took up to 15 pictures inside each module.

Now, the images have been stitched together to create this interactive panorama. These panoramas offer a snapshot of the International Space Station as it was in June 2015, after moving the Leonardo storage module to a new location Explore the modules and zoom in to see more detail. Use the map or the arrow icons by the module hatches to go to another section. You can explore every part of the Space Station and click on the play icons to watch an astronaut explain or demonstrate an item, and click on the text icons for web articles. We recommend exploring in a full screen to do justice to this immersive interactive panorama. The tour was improved with the assistance of Thomas Rauscher in Vienna, Austria, who helped to stitch the images together for some modules. ARES - A Proposed Mars Scout Mission. NASA. DSN Now. Watch Live Broadcasts Through Our Telescopes | SloohSlooh. First Light Magazine, the International Astronomy Magazine.

Disk Detective. NIGHTSCAPE – Craft & Vision. David Kingham expertly explains every aspect of this style of photography as he covers topics like: stars, constellations, meteors, moon phases, galaxies, scouting, gear, field work, shooting technique and post-processing. Nightscape is an in-depth resource full of detailed descriptions, charts, maps, and step-by-step actions, practical insights and beautiful photographs that will inspire you to get outside. BONUS: Also included within this eBook (on Page 88) is a download link to 22 Lightroom presets. It's important to note that we recommend Adobe Acrobat for PDF viewing and for selecting Resource hyperlinks; applications such as Mac Preview don't always play nice.

This digital PDF eBook is 120 pages long and it is packed with great photographs and excellent education from someone who really knows his stuff, and tons of resources, too. Home. Satellites. Year In Space Wall Calendar. Terry Hancock Astrophotography - Home. The beginning of the universe, for beginners - Tom Whyntie. Stellarium. Star Walk - Interactive Astronomy Guide. Stargazing guide Enjoy Stars Day or Night Now on Apple Watch! Star Walk is an interactive astronomy guide that shows celestial objects in the exact positions on the sky above you, providing detailed information about them. It helps anyone even remotely interested in astronomy find their way across the sky, determine where to look for any object, rewind or fast-forward time to see how celestial bodies move. It inspires curiosity about the Universe and helps users understand amazing cosmic phenomena.

"For the record, the chairman's favorite iPhone app is Vito Technology's Star Walk a simple astronomy application that harnesses the iPhone's GPS capabilities to present an on-screen view of what stars and constellations should be visible on a clear night from your current location. " "With the Star Walk app, if you hold your iPod up towards the sky, you can see all the stars and constellations. Spot over 200,000 stars, planets, constellations, and satellites in the night sky. El día más largo de mi vida | Un año en el polo Sur a la caza de neutrinos. 15 Octubre 2012. La pista de aterrizaje preparada y las señalizaciones colocadas para recibir los primeros aviones de la temporada pasada. Welcome to “The Longest Day in my Life”, a blog about the experience of spending a full year at the South Pole hunting for neutrinos.

If you are interested in Antarctica, life at South Pole, the polar night, neutrinos or Astroparticle Physics in general, come have a look, feel at home… If you know spanish and find untranslated content, feel free to help with translation. Neutrino the penguin and me at the Geographic South Pole. Official Source of Cassini images of Saturn, its rings & moons. Captain's Log November 12, 2013 Four months ago, our cameras on Cassini were commanded to execute a routine imaging sequence during an event that was anything but routine.

On July 19, an array of overlapping images framing Saturn, its entire ring system and a host of its moons was acquired while Cassini was deep in the shadow created by the planet's eclipse of the Sun. This arrangement of Sun, Saturn, and machine made for a rare opportunity to image from the outer solar system the planets in close to our star. The intent: To catch a precious glimpse of our own planet ... tiny, remote, alone ... as it would be seen from a billion miles away. Images of this nature had been taken before. And contemplate, appreciate, marvel and rejoice they did! From Pennsylvania: 'What a great way to feel connected to the universe, the planet, and every single person on it. From England: 'What a privilege to be part of such an event with so many people world-wide.' After much work, Now, look one more time. Science and Technology. W. M. Keck Observatory.

In-situ Probing of Radiation-induced Processing of Organics in Astrophysical Ice Analogs—Novel Laser Desorption Laser Ionization Time-of-flight Mass Spectroscopic Studies - Abstract - The Astrophysical Journal Letters. Understanding the evolution of organic molecules in ice grains in the interstellar medium (ISM) under cosmic rays, stellar radiation, and local electrons and ions is critical to our understanding of the connection between ISM and solar systems. Our study is aimed at reaching this goal of looking directly into radiation-induced processing in these ice grains. We developed a two-color laser-desorption laser-ionization time-of-flight mass spectroscopic method (2C-MALDI-TOF), similar to matrix-assisted laser desorption and ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectroscopy. Results presented here with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) probe molecules embedded in water-ice at 5 K show for the first time that hydrogenation and oxygenation are the primary chemical reactions that occur in astrophysical ice analogs when subjected to Lyα radiation.

We found that hydrogenation can occur over several unsaturated bonds and the product distribution corresponds to their stabilities. Mars Science Laboratory. Space, Stars, Mars, Earth, Planets and More. NASA CONNECT. Click "View Video" to start the video. To view captioning, this feature must be turned on using Windows Media Player's view menu. If you have questions, email the webmaster. To see a full listing of the programs, click here. NASA CONNECT™ is an inquiry-based and standards-based, Emmy® award-winning series of mathematics-focused, instructional programs for students in grades 6 - 8. The series includes a 30-minute instructional broadcast, a companion lesson guide, and an interactive web-based application. Programs in the series establish a connection between the mathematics, science, and technology concepts taught in the classroom to those used everyday by NASA researchers.

The lesson guide, containing a hands-on activity and the web-based application reinforce and extend the objectives presented in the program. NASA CONNECT™ airs nationally on Cable Access, ITV, and PBS-member stations. Mapping The Universe. A new map of our complex universe is out. We’ll look at our “chunky” cosmos. We look up at the night sky and marvel at its depth and beauty. Its constellations and its stupendous scale. And then on a curious night we wonder, what is all that? What shape, what age, what stuff? And where are we in it? It turns out this is a very good moment to ask. We know more than we have ever known.

–Tom Ashbrook Guests Charles Lawrence, lead U.S. scientist for Planck mission at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and co-chair of the Planck editorial board Sean Carroll, theoretical physicist at the California Institute of Technology, writer for Discover’s Cosmic Variance blog, and author of “The Particle at the End of the Universe: How the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of the World” (@seanmcarroll) Collected Show Highlights You can listen to all the clips here, or see them individually further below: Individual Show Highlights Well, I think both this question “Is the universe finite or infinite?” Playlist. One-Minute Astronomer - Star Gazing and Basic Astronomy. IceCube Neutrino Observatory. Guide to the Night Sky and Basic Astronomy – One Minute Astronomer. Interested in learning more about stargazing and the night sky? Here you find basic guides and articles to help you learn the night sky and the major stars and constellations.

You discover the amazing range of objects you can see in the night sky, from the Moon and planets to distant galaxies. You also get clear advice on how to choose a telescope and binoculars for backyard astronomy. These articles are available for free, and you can return here anytime to learn more about how to enjoy the night sky. Stargazing Basics Basic stargazing isn’t that hard. What You Can See in the Night Sky In these articles, you discover a little about the amazing range of beautiful objects you can see in the night sky, from the Moon and planets to star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies.

Basic Night Sky Tours These basic sky tours of the northern and southern hemispheres are organized more or less by season: spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Northern Hemisphere Southern Hemisphere. Mars Exploration Rover Mission: Home.

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Multimedia - Video Gallery. Bad Astronomy. Well now, this is an interesting discovery: astronomers have found what looks like a "super-Earth" – a planet more massive than Earth but still smaller than a gas giant – orbiting a nearby star at the right distance to have liquid water on it! Given that, it might – might – be Earthlike.

This is pretty cool news. We’ve found planets like this before, but not very many! And it gets niftier: the planet has at least five siblings, all of which orbit its star closer than it does. Now let me be clear: this is a planet candidate; it has not yet been confirmed. Reading the journal paper (PDF), though, the data look pretty good. The star is called HD 40307, and it’s a bit over 40 light years away (pretty close in galactic standards, but I wouldn’t want to walk there). Massive planets tug on their star harder, so they’re easier to find this way. In this case, HD 40307 was originally observed a little while back by HARPS, and three planets were found. Image credits: ESO/M.

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