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Spacewalk - the blue sky below us

Spacewalk - the blue sky below us
Blue BathSTS-116 Mission Specialists Robert L. Curbeam, Jr. (left) and Christer Fuglesang participate in the first of the mission’s three planned sessions of extravehicular activity as construction resumes on the International Space Station. Spacewalks – Blue Sky: 2006 credit: NASA Breathtaking views of Spacewalks with our blue planet below. Facts: Extra-vehicular activity (EVA) is work done by an astronaut away from the Earth, and outside of a spacecraft. Hint: Use “J” and “K” keys to navigate from picture to picture. Hello! Space, Horizon, Endeavour Backdropped by the blackness of space and Earth’s horizon, Space Shuttle Endeavour, docked to the Pressurized Mating Adapter on the International Space Station, is featured in this photograph taken during the mission’s first planned spacewalk. Blue Aurora Borealis Spacewalks – Blue Sky: credit: Unkown Our Blue PlanetSpacewalks – Blue Sky: credit: NASA The southern extremities of GreenlandSpacewalks – Blue Sky: credit: NASA Astronaut Robert L.

Digital Blasphemy 3D Wallpaper: Widescreen, Dual-Screen, Triple-Screen, iPhone4, iPad, Droid, XBox360, PS3, HDTV Backgrounds 46 Fabulous Photos of Endeavour's Last Ever Spacewalk - StumbleUpon May 27th, 2011: the last spacewalk for NASA’s Endeavour astronauts. Here, a fish-eye lens attached to an electronic still camera was used to capture this image of NASA astronaut Michael Fincke (top center) during the mission’s fourth session of extravehicular activity (EVA) as construction and maintenance continued on the International Space Station. Photo #1 by NASA A bright sun, a portion of the International Space Station and Earth’s horizon are featured in this image photographed by a spacewalker during the STS-134 mission. May 27, last day for Endeavour spacewalkers, NASA astronaut Greg Chamitoff continued to work on the International Space Station. May 27: A portion of the International Space Station and the docked space shuttle Endeavour is featured in this image photographed by a spacewalker, using a fish-eye lens attached to an electronic still camera, during the STS-134 mission’s fourth session of extravehicular activity (EVA). Flight Day 5: May 20, 2011. May 21, 2011.

Your Age on Other Worlds Want to melt those years away? Travel to an outer planet! <div class="js-required"><hr> This Page requires a Javascript capable browser <hr></div> Fill in your birthdate below in the space indicated. (Note you must enter the year as a 4-digit number!) The Days (And Years) Of Our Lives Looking at the numbers above, you'll immediately notice that you are different ages on the different planets. The earth is in motion. The top-like rotation of the earth on its axis is how we define the day. The revolution of the earth around the sun is how we define the year. We all learn in grade school that the planets move at differing rates around the sun. Why the huge differences in periods? Johannes Kepler Tycho Brahe Kepler briefly worked with the great Danish observational astronomer, Tycho Brahe. Here you see a planet in a very elliptical orbit. Kepler's third law is the one that interests us the most. Let's just solve for the period by taking the square root of both sides: Isaac Newton

The Worlds of David Darling Beautiful Planet - Oh I so want to go to the ISS! Indian Ocean Maldives “The sunny side of life” is a catchphrase used to attract tourists to the Maldive Islands. Well it certainly looks heavenly from the ISS. Time to order a large drink, you know, one with a lot of fruit and a little umbrella, then stretch out on a hammock and just enjoy life, watching what I can only imagine a marvelous sunset. Image Credit: NASA/ESA, Russian Federal Space Agency, Maxim Suraeva and Oleg Kotov I for one am very pleased that the astronauts on the ISS (heroes in my humble opinion) keep sharing images of our beautiful planet with the rest of us. The real kick is, we’ve seen images like this before, created in special effect studios in Hollywood. [34 pictures] Hint: Use “J” and “K” keys to navigate from picture to picture. Pacific Ocean Hawaii Aloha! Aurora Australis, New Zealand I do not think I have ever seen the Aurora from inside the Aurora itself. Manam Volcano, Papua New Guinea Manam, is just 10 kilometers (6 miles) across. Image credit: NASA/ESA

Olympic National Park: One of the wildest places left in the USA [36 PICS] Maple Glade Trail. It’s supposed to be a humbling experience to stand amidst such giants in the ancient forests of Olympic National Park. Photo #1 by rachel_thecat Maples in Olympic National Park’s Hoh Rain Forest. 95% of this national park is designated as wilderness, a paradise for backpackers and hikers. Photo #5 by KevinM Olympic National Park trees and roots in Hoh Rain Forest. Olympic National Park has a 73-mile long wilderness coast that is a rare treasure in a country where much of the coastline is prime real estate. Maple leaves and sword fern cover the ground. Big Cedar Tree and tiny girl. Lakes and mountains, an adventure lover’s dream. The largest known Western Redcedar, in the world with a wood volume of 500 cubic meters (17650 cu. ft.). Hoh Rain Forest has a mystical appearance with all the moss. The Kalaloch Cedar in the Olympic National Park, with a dbh of 599 (19,6 ft) cm and wood volume of 350 cubic meters (12,270 cu ft). Coast Range Subalpine Fir groves in meadow.

The Most Astounding Images Of Space Astounding Images Of Space: Orion Nebula In 2006, the Hubble Space Telescope captured this incredibly intricate image of the Orion Nebula. This nebula is a celestial wonder just south of Orion’s Belt and holds the title of the most photographed feature of the night sky. Eskimo Nebula The Eskimo Nebula was discovered by British astronomer William Herschel in 1787 and derives its name from its unusual shape: a cute Eskimo’s face. Milky Way Serge Brunier captured this astounding image of our own galaxy at a 5000-meter distance. Best of VIM Tips, gVIM's Key Features zzapper Tips Home Vim Tips Blog (NEW) Cygwin VimTools Buy Vim Book Support VIM Submit to Social Websites

Earth satellite photos turned into fantastic art Earth Art: Islandic Tiger – The Eyjafjorour Fjord, Iceland This stretch of Iceland’s northern coast resembles a tiger’s head complete with stripes of orange, black, and white. The tiger’s mouth is the great Eyjafjorour, a deep fjord that juts into the mainland between steep mountains. The name means “island fjord,” derived from the tiny, tear-shaped Hrisey Island near its mouth. Image taken by Landsat 7 on Oct. 21, 1999 Earth Art Photo: USGS/NASA These images are actual pictures of the Earth, created by printing visible and infrared data in colors visible to the human eye. Hint: Use “J” and “K” keys to navigate from picture to picture. Earth Art: 3D Black Hills, South Dakota, USA While working as a student intern at the Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center, Mark Fersdal created this west-looking perspective of the Black Hills of South Dakota by mosaicking four scenes of the Black Hills. Image taken by ASTER on Feb. 6, 2003 Earth Art Photo: USGS/NASA

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