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Eyes on the Solar System

Eyes on the Solar System

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2012 - 10 - Meet ESA, the space agency for Europe Meet ESA, the space agency for Europe 4.88 /5 ( 57 votes cast) Rate this Video Orbiting Earth 101: What You’d See / What You’d Do “I saw for the first time the earth’s shape. I could easily see the shores of continents, islands, great rivers, folds of the terrain, large bodies of water. The horizon is dark blue, smoothly turning to black. . . the feelings which filled me I can express with one word–joy.” -Yuri Gagarin

Boeing X-37 The Boeing X-37, also known as the X-37 Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV), is an American reusable unmanned spacecraft. It is boosted into space by a rocket, then re-enters Earth's atmosphere and lands as a spaceplane. The X-37 is operated by the United States Air Force for orbital spaceflight missions intended to demonstrate reusable space technologies.[3] It is a 120%-scaled derivative of the earlier Boeing X-40.[4] As of 2013[update] it holds the world record for being the smallest robotic, unmanned space plane.[5] The X-37 began as a NASA project in 1999, before being transferred to the U.S.

Picture Album: Entire Collection Search all of HubbleSite Search Picture Album Picture Album: Entire Collection Results per page: View inShowcase NASA Supermassive-Black-Hole Gravity Discovery: "Confirms Einstein's Theory of Space-Time" Two X-ray space observatories, NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) and the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton , have teamed up to measure definitively, for the first time, the spin rate of a black hole with a mass 2 million times that of our sun that lies at the dust- and gas-filled heart of a galaxy called NGC 1365 (image above). Measuring the spin of a supermassive black hole is fundamental to understanding its past history and that of its host galaxy. The observations are a powerful test of Einstein's theory of general relativity, which says gravity can bend space-time, the fabric that shapes our universe, and the light that travels through it.

5 things about Friday's space events By Elizabeth Landau, CNN About 1,000 people have been injured in Russia as the result of a meteor exploding in the air. The energy of the detonation appears to be equivalent to about 300 kilotons of TNT, said Margaret Campbell-Brown of the department of physics and astronomy at the University of Western Ontario. Meanwhile, an asteroid approached Earth but did not hit it Friday, coming closest at about 2:25 p.m. ET. You probably have some questions about both of those events, so here's a brief overview:

projects / Monad projection-mapped installation 7' x 7' x 8", wood, fabric Java/Processing, Ableton Live, Max/MSP a one dimensional visualization of the universe represented as varying length of vibration and time cycles. concentric rings representing lengths of time oscillate between the age of the universe, planck time, and the current moment. monad Calendario Espacial 2014 [ Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec ] 2015 [ Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr ] Welcome to the Space Calendar! The Space Calendar covers space-related activities and anniversaries for the coming year. Included are over 4,000 links to related home pages.

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