Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (独立行政法人宇宙航空研究開発機構, Dokuritsu-gyōsei-hōjin Uchū Kōkū Kenkyū Kaihatsu Kikō?, literally "Independent Administrative Institution on Aerospace Research and Development "), or JAXA, is Japan's national aerospace agency. Through the merger of three previously independent organizations, JAXA was formed on 1 October 2003. JAXA is responsible for research, technology development and the launch of satellites into orbit, and is involved in many more advanced missions, such as asteroid exploration and possible manned exploration of the Moon. Its motto is One JAXA and its corporate slogan is Explore to Realize (formerly Reaching for the skies, exploring space). History
WikiProject Haiti/Press info - OpenStreetMap Press release from the OpenStreetMap Foundation • 24th January 2010 Haiti OpenStreetMap Press Release This is just a first draft for a page that informs members of the press as well as other media about the ongoing efforts in mapping haiti. Feel free to amend. About the project European Homepage In April of this year, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope will be celebrating 24 years of observing. To celebrate this milestone, the observatory is releasing a brand new image of part of NGC 2174, otherwise known as the Monkey Head nebula. This new Hubblecast episode showcases this beautiful image, which views a colourful region filled with young stars embedded within bright wisps of cosmic gas and dust. Welcome to the Hubblecast! Hubblecast features news and Images from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The Hubblecasts are offered for download in several formats: standard (.mov, .mpeg, .mp4, .m4v), HD (High Definition) and Full HD.
Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) Current Significant Tropical Weather Advisories ABPW10 (Western/South Pacific Ocean) Issued at 17/0600Z - ABPW10 Text - Satellite Image ABIO10 (Indian Ocean) Issued at 16/1800Z - ABIO10 Text - Satellite Image Products on this website are intended for use by U.S. government agencies. Please consult your national meteorological agency or the appropriate World Meteorological Organization Regional Specialized Meteorological Center for tropical cyclone products pertinent to your country, region and/or local area.
La Silla La Silla, in the southern part of the Atacama desert, 600 km north of Santiago de Chile and at an altitude of 2400 metres is the home of ESO's original observing site. Here ESO operates two major telescopes: the 3.6m telescope, and the New Technology Telescope (NTT). They are equipped with state of the art instruments either built completely by ESO or by external consortia, with substantial contribution by ESO. La Silla Observatory is hosting regularly Visitor Instruments that are attached to a telescope, for the duration of a run of observation and then is removed from the telescope. La Silla also hosts national telescopes, such as the 2.2-m Max-Planck telescope, 1.2-m Swiss Telescope and the 1.5-m Danish Telescope.
ESRI Geo-tagged Tweets It seems the ever evolving Geo Viewer from ESRI (recall the Flex viewer that ESRI has been building on all week) now incorporates the ability to search and display Geo Tagged Tweets. Using the app, select the Tools icon (cube), then select the Twitter Option. This reveals a Twitter results box in the lower right region. Then select the "Draw Search Area" option (purple circle) and click on an area on the map dragging the mouse to create a radial search region. Resulting tweets that are geo tagged within the area will be displayed.
VLT <div class="box3"><b>Did you know?</b> The smallest detail distinguishable with the VLT's adaptive optics system is smaller than the size of a DVD on the International Space Station, as seen from the ground (about 50 milliarcseconds).</div> Did you know?The smallest detail distinguishable with the VLT's adaptive optics system is smaller than the size of a DVD on the International Space Station, as seen from the ground (about 50 milliarcseconds). Did you know?
Digital Typhoon: Typhoon Images and Information - National Institute of Informatics This site has the comprehensive archive of meteorological satellite "Himawari" images since 1978, and offers a typhoon database of about 200,000 typhoon images since 1979 and typhoon best tracks since 1951 to search by date, name, location, cloud patterns, and so on. Recently this site started to provide typhoon forecast information, but the latest typhoon information, weather forecast, advisories and warnings should be obtained from reliable sources such as "Japan Meteorological Agency: Typhoon Information" and other sites. Updates may be delayed due to the status of network between data sources. Images of past typhoons from 1979 to this year are archived. In the informatics community, there is a growing interest in discovering relevant information from the huge amount of data that is overwhelming even in our everyday life. The canonical URL of this Web site is but is also accessible for the moment.
List of space agencies Russian Space StationMir, back-dropped against the Earth, taken from the NASA's Space Shuttle Atlantis following undocking from the station at the end of STS-71 on the 4th of July, 1995. On the 29th of June, 1995, STS-71 became the first Shuttle mission ever to dock with the station. This is a list of government agencies engaged in activities related to outer space and space exploration. The name given is the English version, with the native language version below. The acronym given is the most common acronym: this can either be the acronym of the English version (e.g.