Monday, May 21, 2018

Jupiter Cloud Animation | NASA Juno



Animation extrapolating the movement of the clouds from JunoCam imagery taken on April 1, 2018. Gerald Eichstädt, a mathematician working as a software professional, has taken two images from JunoCam and reprojected them to the same vantage point to enable a direct comparison between the images and show the subtle motions within the atmosphere. By modelling the movement of individual pixels in the images, he has created an animation that extrapolates the swirling evolution of the vortices in the atmosphere.

Eichstädt explains: “This animation represents a ‘feasibility test’. Building on this initial work, we can add in more variables that will give us a more detailed description and physical understanding of Jupiter’s atmosphere.”

Credit: NASA/JPL/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt
Image Date: May 18, 2018
Duration: 8 seconds

Details: www.europlanet-eu.org/new-views-of-jupiter-showcases-swirling-clouds-on-giant-planet/


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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Flight Through the Orion Nebula—NASA 360 Video

Use a mouse to scroll the view when using a computer. For full immersion, watch using a virtual reality device and a 360 video player.

This visualization explores the Orion Nebula using both visible-light observations from the Hubble Space Telescope and infrared-light observations from the Spitzer Space Telescope. The contrast between visible and infrared views of the nebula is examined using two spatially matched, three-dimensional models. As the camera flies into the star-forming region, the sequence cross-fades back and forth between the visible and infrared views.

The glowing gaseous landscape has been illuminated and carved by the high-energy radiation and strong stellar winds from the massive hot stars in the center of the nebula. The infrared observations generally show cooler gas at a deeper layer of the nebula that extends well beyond the visible image. In addition, the infrared view showcases many faint stars that shine primarily at longer wavelengths. The higher resolution visible observations show finer details including wispy bow shocks and tadpole-shaped protoplanetary disks (or proplyds). In this manner, the video illustrates the contrasting features uncovered by multi-wavelength astronomy.

Credit: NASA, ESA, F. Summers, G. Bacon, Z. Levay, J. DePasquale, L. Hustak, L. Frattare, M. Robberto and M. Gennaro (STScI), R. Hurt (Caltech/IPAC); Acknowledgement: R. Gendler
Music: Dvorak – "Serenade for Strings Op22 in E Major Larghetto", performed by The Advent Chamber Orchestra, CC BY-SA
Duration: 2 minutes, 16 seconds
Release Date: May 16, 2018


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Hubble’s 28th Anniversary | NASA

On April 24, 2018, the Hubble Space Telescope celebrated its 28th year in orbit. Even after all these years, Hubble continues to expand humanity’s knowledge of the universe. These are a few science achievements from Hubble’s latest year in orbit.

Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Emmalee Mauldin
Music Credits: “Hurricanes Wrap my Heart” by Joshua Robert Moore from stockmusic.net
Duration: 3 minutes, 12 seconds
Release Date: May 2, 2018


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ESA Euronews: Gaia’s revolution in astronomy

May 18, 2018: Astronomy is undergoing a revolution with the release of precision data on 1.7 billion stars in our galaxy from the Gaia space telescope. We head to the historic Observatory of Paris and the European Space Agency's ESTEC base in the Netherlands to find out more.

It's fair to say that science has been waiting for centuries, or even millennia for such a detailed survey of the Milky Way, and right now star-gazers are swamped with fresh, high-quality data that they can use to answer every question about the galaxy they ever wanted to ask.

Learn more: http://bit.ly/GaiaRickestStarMap

This video is also available in the following languages:
German: https://youtu.be/I7EHdEnXGi4
French: https://youtu.be/dJRPGaS3VB4
Italian: https://youtu.be/hyOdUHRCDYA
Spanish: https://youtu.be/BCP4xg6sGeY
Portuguese: https://youtu.be/OeBMRQmojXc
Greek: https://youtu.be/Ra0BOhFJ4NU
Hungarian: https://youtu.be/-PYmrCk1iwM

Credit: European Space Agency (ESA)
Duration: 8 minutes, 48 seconds
Release Date: May 18, 2018


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Clear Skies over London | NASA


Happy Wedding Day Prince Harry & Meghan Markle!

Image from space captures clear skies for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding day

NASA’s Terra satellite captured clear skies over London, England, today, Saturday, May 19, 2018, the day of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding day.

This natural-color satellite image was collected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument that flies aboard the Terra satellite. The image shows mostly clear skies over London and allowed MODIS a nearly unobstructed view of the site of the royal wedding.

According to Met Office, the UK's national weather service, an area of high pressure over the North Sea will bring largely dry and mild conditions to the United Kingdom on Saturday, May 19, 2018.

Credit: NASA/Goddard/MODIS/Terra
Release Date: May 19, 2018


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Inside NASA's Kennedy Space Center | Week of May 18, 2018

This week in space news, college students converge on the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex for the 9th annual Robotic Mining Competition, and the Advanced Plant Habitat base is readied for its flight to the International Space Station aboard the Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft.

Credit: NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Duration: 1 minute, 41 seconds
Credit: May 18, 2018


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The Red Lagoon | International Space Station

Anton: "Laguna Colorada, also known as the Red Lagoon, is located in the southwestern part of Bolivia near the border with Chile. The red color of the water is due to sedimentary rocks, as well as the pigmentation of algae growing there. Our planet does not cease to amaze!"

Laguna Colorada (Red Lagoon) is a shallow salt lake in the southwest of the altiplano of Bolivia, within Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve and close to the border with Chile. (Source: Wikipedia)

Anton is a Russian cosmonaut. Former colonel of the Russian Air Force—fighter pilot. Experience: International Space Station Expeditions 29/30 and 42/43, 54/55.

Credit: Cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov
Release Date: May 18, 2018


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Friday, May 18, 2018

Astronauts Working Outside the Space Station | This Week @NASA | May 18, 2018

Our astronauts doing work outside the International Space Station, an agencywide town hall with our new administrator, and old data provide new insight about Jupiter’s moon Europa—a few of the stories to tell you about—This Week at NASA!

Credit: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Duration: 3 minutes, 55 seconds
Release Date: May 18, 2018

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NASA's Space to Ground: Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii

May 18, 2018: NASA's Space to Ground is your weekly update on what's happening aboard the International Space Station.

Credit: NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC)
Duration: 2 minutes, 14 seconds
Release Date: May 18, 2018


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Mont Saint-Michel, France | European Space Agency

In this edition of "Earth from Space", the European Space Agency's Sentinel-2 satellite takes us over the Bay of Mont Saint-Michel in northern France— presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web TV virtual studios.

Credit: European Space Agency (ESA)
Duration: 2 minutes, 32 seconds
Release Date: May 18, 2018


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Mont Saint-Michel, France | European Space Agency

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the Bay of Mont Saint-Michel in northern France. Lying between Brittany to the west and Normandy to the east, this remarkable bay, which is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, sees some of the biggest tides in continental Europe. There can be up to 15 meter difference between low and high water. When spring tides peak, the sea recedes about 15 km from the coast and when it returns it does so very quickly, making it a dangerous place to be. Sentinel-2 captured this image when the tide was out so that the vast area of sand dunes is exposed cut by meandering channels of shallow water. Three rivers empty into the bay: the Couesnon, the Sée and the Sélune.

The famous rocky islet of Mont Saint-Michel, visible as a small dark spot in the south of the bay, is about 1 km from the mouth of the Couesnon. Home to a Benedictine monastery and village, Mont Saint-Michel is also a UNESCO world heritage site and a mecca for tourists.

The bay, however, has been prone to silting up in the last couple of centuries. Actions by man, including farming and the building of a causeway to the island monastery, have added to this problem. A major campaign has ensured that Mont-Saint-Michel preserves its maritime character and remains an island. The main river into the bay, the Couesnon, for example, is being left to flow more freely so that sediments are washed out to sea.

This image, which was captured on June 21, 2017, is also featured on the "Earth from Space" video program.

Credit & Copyright: European Space Agency (ESA) - contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2017), processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO
Released Date: May 18, 2018


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Jupiter Rotation: Visualization | NASA Juno Mission

Jupiter's Great Red Spot (GRS)

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI/SwRI/MSSS/ASI/INAF/JIRAM/Björn Jónsson/Seán Doran
Duration: 2 minutes, 35 seconds
Release Date: May 17, 2018


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Canadian Forces Snowbirds | NASA Kennedy

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds fly in Concorde formation over Launch Complex 39B and the Space Coast shoreline at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Snowbirds, Canada’s air demonstration team, carried out a practice flight over Kennedy and nearby Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, between their scheduled U.S. air shows.

The Snowbirds of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) fly CT-114 Tutors.

Learn more about the Canadian Forces Snowbirds:
www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/en/snowbirds/index.page

Credit: NASA's Kennedy Space Center
Release Date: May 8, 2018


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Earth Clouds | International Space Station

Original timelapse by Riccardo Rossi (ISAA) - Attribution-Non-Commercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License -

Music: "Snowflake" by Borrtex - Attribution-Non-Commercial International License -
www.jamendo.com/artist/500128/borrtex

Timelapse HD 1080p video
Credit: AstronautiCAST/JSC
Capture Date: January 6, 2018
Duration: 3 minutes, 50 seconds
Release Date: January 31, 2018


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International Space Station Crew Spacewalk to Change Cooling Components | NASA

May 16, 2018: Outside the International Space Station, Expedition 55 NASA Flight Engineers Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold conducted a spacewalk May 16 to swap out a failed cooling system component called a pump flow control subassembly (PFCS) for a spare. The PFCS is one of several on the truss structure of the station designed to regulate the flow of ammonia coolant through the cooling loops on the station to maintain the proper temperature for critical systems. It was the 210th spacewalk in support of space station assembly, maintenance and upgrades, the eighth in Feustel’s career and the fourth for Arnold.

Credit: NASA/JSC
Duration: 7 minutes, 54 seconds
Release Date: May 16, 2018


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