Thursday, December 01, 2022

What's Up for December 2022 | Skywatching Tips from NASA

What's Up for December 2022 | Skywatching Tips from NASA

What are some skywatching highlights in December 2022?

The Moon sweeps past Jupiter twice this month, and actually covers Mars completely, in an event called an occultation, on Dec. 7. The event is visible across the U.S., except for the Southeast and East Coast, where the Moon will graze closely past Mars. And throughout the month, you can find Pegasus, the winged stallion, high overhead in the south.

0:00 Intro

0:11 Moon & planet highlights

0:38 Occultation: Mars disappears

1:54 The constellation Pegasus

3:12 December Moon phases


Credit: NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

Duration: 3 minutes, 33 seconds

Release Date: December 1, 2022

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Tonight's Sky: December 2022 (Northern Hemisphere)

Tonight's Sky: December 2022 (Northern Hemisphere)

Step outside on a cold December night when the stars shine bright to find the Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, and Cepheus. They will help you locate a binary star system, a fan-shaped open star cluster, and a variable star. Stay tuned for space-based views of a ragged spiral galaxy, an open star cluster, and an edge-on galaxy. 


“Tonight’s Sky” is a monthly video of constellations you can observe in the night sky. The series is produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute, home of science operations for the Hubble Space Telescope, in partnership with NASA’s Universe of Learning.


Credit: Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) 

Duration: 4 minutes, 39 seconds

Release Date: November 29, 2022


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Globular Clusters: Stellar Pockets | Hubble Space Telescope

Globular Clusters: Stellar Pockets | Hubble Space Telescope

When the Hubble Space Telescope launched, one of its main goals was to learn more about our incredible universe. Using Hubble, astronomers have learned more about globular clusters. Globular clusters are stable, tightly gravitationally bound clusters of tens of thousands to millions of stars found in a wide variety of galaxies. The intense gravitational attraction between the closely packed stars gives globular clusters a regular, spherical shape.

In this video, Dr. Ken Carpenter explains just how amazing these objects are.

For more information, visit https://nasa.gov/hubble


Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center 

Producer & Director: James Leigh

Editor: Lucy Lund

Director of Photography: James Ball

Additional Editing & Photography: Matthew Duncan

Executive Producers: James Leigh & Matthew Duncan

Production & Post: Origin Films 

Video Credits:

Hubble Space Telescope Animation

Credit: M. Kornmesser (ESA/Hubble)

Artist’s Impression of the Black Hole Concentration in NGC 6397 Credit: ESA/Hubble, N. Bartmann

Duration: 3 minutes

Release Date: December 1, 2022


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Data Sonification of Star Cluster Pismis 24 | Hubble Space Telescope

Data Sonification of Star Cluster Pismis 24 | Hubble Space Telescope

Pismis 24 is a stunning star cluster that lies within the nebula NGC 6357, which resides about 8,000 light-years away. In this sonification of the Hubble image, a top-down scan maps brightness to volume and pitch for both the stars and nebula.  

The stars are assigned to musical pitches played on a classical guitar (brighter stars are louder and higher pitched), and the nebula uses a continuous range of frequencies (brighter regions are louder and higher pitched). Red, green, and blue channels are mapped to low, medium, and high frequency ranges respectively.

The star cluster Pismis 24 lies in the core of the large emission nebula NGC 6357 that extends one degree on the sky in the direction of the Scorpius constellation. Part of the nebula is ionized by the youngest (bluest) heavy stars in Pismis 24. The intense ultraviolet radiation from the blazing stars heats the gas surrounding the cluster and creates a bubble in NGC 6357. The presence of these surrounding gas clouds makes probing into the region even harder.

Recent NASA/European Space Agency Hubble measurements of the star have resolved Pismis 24-1 into two separate stars, and, in doing so, have "halved" its mass to around 100 solar masses.


Credits: 

Image: NASA, European Space Agency and Jesús Maíz Apellániz (Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, Spain); Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin (ESA/Hubble)

Sonification: SYSTEM Sounds (M. Russo, A. Santaguida)

Duration: 41 seconds

Release Date: November 29, 2022


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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Merging Galaxy Pair II ZW 96 | James Webb Space Telescope

Merging Galaxy Pair II ZW 96 | James Webb Space Telescope

This video features the chaotic merging galaxies II ZW 96, which have been examined in two distinct wavelengths by the NASA/European Space Agency Hubble Space Telescope and the NASA/European Space Agency/Canadian Space Agency James Webb Space Telescope.

The image shown first was taken by Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys and gives a view over the visible-light spectrum of this merger, clearly showing the starburst systems that have formed between the two galactic cores with their older stars. 

This view transitions to the new Webb image from the Near-InfraRed Camera instrument, which shines particularly brightly in infrared light. The star-forming regions which have been activated by the galactic tumult are particularly luminous in the infrared, which placed ZW II 96 as one of Webb’s first targets. 


Credit: ESA/Webb, NASA, CSA, L. Armus, A. Evans, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration, N. Bartmann (ESA/Webb)

Duration: 30 seconds

Release Date: Nov. 30, 2022


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Zoom into Merging Galaxy Pair II ZW 96 | James Webb Space Telescope

Zoom into Merging Galaxy Pair II ZW 96 | James Webb Space Telescope

This video takes the viewer to space to finish at Webb’s view of the galaxy merger II ZW 96. This pair of galaxies is roughly 500 million light-years from Earth and lies in the constellation Delphinus, close to the celestial equator. As well as the wild swirl of the merging galaxies, a menagerie of background galaxies are dotted throughout the image. 


Credit: European Space Agency (ESA)/Webb, NASA, Canadian Space Agency (CSA), L. Armus, A. Evans, SDSS, E. Slawik, N. Risinger, M. Zamani (ESA/Webb), N. Bartmann (ESA/Webb)

Duration: 1 minute

Release Date: Nov. 30, 2022


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Pan of Merging Galaxy Pair II ZW 96 | James Webb Space Telescope

Pan of Merging Galaxy Pair II ZW 96 | James Webb Space Telescope

A merging galaxy pair cavort in this image captured by the NASA/European Space Agency/Canadian Space Agency James Webb Space Telescope. This pair of galaxies, known to astronomers as II ZW 96, is roughly 500 million light-years from Earth and lies in the constellation Delphinus, close to the celestial equator. As well as the wild swirl of the merging galaxies, a menagerie of background galaxies are dotted throughout the image. 

Image Description: A galaxy merger lies in the center of this image. The cores of the galaxies, colored blue, are below-center. They are surrounded by red star-forming regions which stretch up through and above the center. Faint yellow diffraction spikes appear in the middle. The lower galaxy is a mostly regular spiral shape, while the upper galaxy has been distorted heavily. The background is black, and covered with many tiny galaxies throughout the scene.


Credit: European Space Agency (ESA)/Webb, NASA, Canadian Space Agency (CSA), L. Armus, A. Evans, N. Bartmann (ESA/Webb)  

Duration: 30 seconds

Release Date: Nov. 30, 2022


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Merging Galaxy Pair II ZW 96 | James Webb Space Telescope

Merging Galaxy Pair II ZW 96 | James Webb Space Telescope

A merging galaxy pair cavort in this image captured by the NASA/European Space Agency/Canadian Space Agency James Webb Space Telescope. This pair of galaxies, known to astronomers as II ZW 96, is roughly 500 million light-years from Earth and lies in the constellation Delphinus, close to the celestial equator. As well as the wild swirl of the merging galaxies, a menagerie of background galaxies are dotted throughout the image.

Image Description: A galaxy merger lies in the center of this image. The cores of the galaxies, colored blue, are below-center. They are surrounded by red star-forming regions which stretch up through and above the center. Faint yellow diffraction spikes appear in the middle. The lower galaxy is a mostly regular spiral shape, while the upper galaxy has been distorted heavily. The background is black, and covered with many tiny galaxies throughout the scene.

The two galaxies are in the process of merging and as a result have a chaotic, disturbed shape. The bright cores of the two galaxies are connected by bright tendrils of star-forming regions, and the spiral arms of the lower galaxy have been twisted out of shape by the gravitational perturbation of the galaxy merger. It is these star-forming regions that made II ZW 96 such a tempting target for Webb; the galaxy pair is particularly bright at infrared wavelengths thanks to the presence of the star formation.

This observation is from a collection of Webb measurements delving into the details of galactic evolution, in particular in nearby Luminous Infrared Galaxies such as II ZW 96. These galaxies, as the name suggests, are particularly bright at infrared wavelengths, with luminosities more than 100 billion times that of the Sun. An international team of astronomers proposed a study of complex galactic ecosystems—including the merging galaxies in II ZW 96—to put Webb through its paces soon after the telescope was commissioned. Their chosen targets have already been observed with ground-based telescopes and the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, which will provide astronomers with insights into Webb’s ability to unravel the details of complex galactic environments.

Webb captured this merging galaxy pair with a pair of its cutting-edge instruments; NIRCam—the Near-InfraRed Camera—and MIRI, the Mid-InfraRed Instrument. If you are interested in exploring the differences between Hubble and Webb’s observations of II ZW 96, you can do so here.

MIRI was contributed by ESA and NASA, with the instrument designed and built by a consortium of nationally funded European Institutes (The MIRI European Consortium) in partnership with JPL and the University of Arizona. The University of Arizona also provided the NIRCam instrument.


Credit: European Space Agency (ESA)/Webb, NASA & CSA, L. Armus, A. Evans

Release Date: Nov. 30, 2022


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Is There Water on the Moon? We Asked a NASA Scientist

Is There Water on the Moon? We Asked a NASA Scientist

Is there water on the Moon? Yes! But you won’t find pools of liquid H2O on the lunar surface— water on the Moon is mostly in the form of ice. 

Harvesting this water is a critical component of future human deep space exploration, which is why our golf cart-sized VIPER, or the Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover, will be traveling to the Moon’s South Pole to search for ice and other potential resources to determine where they came from. 

Explore more about this first-of-its-kind rover: https://www.nasa.gov/viper

 

Credit: NASA

Producers: Jessica Wilde, Scott Bednar

Editor: Seth Robinson 

Duration: 1 minute, 39 seconds

Release Date: Nov. 30, 2022


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Launch Camera Footage | NASA's Artemis I Moon Rocket

Launch Camera Footage | NASA's Artemis I Moon Rocket

Experience the Artemis I rocket launch from engine ignition to Orion's separation on its journey to the Moon. NASA’s Space Launch System rocket carrying the Orion spacecraft launched on the Artemis I flight test, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, from Launch Complex 39B at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA’s Artemis I mission is the first integrated flight test of the agency’s deep space exploration systems: the Orion spacecraft, Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, and ground systems. 

The first in a series of increasingly complex missions, Artemis I is an uncrewed flight test that will provide a foundation for human deep space exploration. It will demonstrate NASA's commitment and capability to extend human existence to the Moon and beyond. Orion is completing a 25-day test of all key systems. It will travel 280,000 miles from Earth, thousands of miles beyond the Moon. Orion will stay in space longer than any ship for astronauts has done without docking to a space station and return home faster and hotter than ever before.

On the Artemis III Mission, NASA will land the first woman and the first person of color on the surface of the Moon, paving the way for a long-term lunar presence and serving as a steppingstone on the way to Mars. 

Learn more about Artemis I at:

Credit: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Duration: 1 minute, 42 seconds

Release Date: Nov. 29, 2022


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Leaving Earth: Upper Stage Separation Burn | NASA's Artemis I Orion Spacecraft

Leaving Earth: Upper Stage Separation Burn | NASA's Artemis I Orion Spacecraft

Shortly after separating from the Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage (ICPS) less than two hours into the Artemis I mission on Nov. 16, 2022, the thrusters on Orion’s service module conducted the upper stage separation burn, distancing the spacecraft from the expended ICPS.

The first in a series of increasingly complex missions, Artemis I is an uncrewed flight test that will provide a foundation for human deep space exploration. It will demonstrate NASA's commitment and capability to extend human existence to the Moon and beyond. Orion is completing a 25-day test of all key systems. It will travel 280,000 miles from Earth, thousands of miles beyond the Moon. Orion will stay in space longer than any ship for astronauts has done without docking to a space station and return home faster and hotter than ever before.


On the Artemis III Mission, NASA will land the first woman and the first person of color on the surface of the Moon, paving the way for a long-term lunar presence and serving as a steppingstone on the way to Mars. 


Learn more about Artemis I at:

https://www.nasa.gov/specials/artemis

https://www.nasa.gov/artemis-1


Credit: NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC)

Duration: 6 minutes

Capture Date: Nov. 16, 2022


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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

A Family Portrait: The Earth, The Moon & Orion | NASA's Artemis I Mission

A Family Portrait: The Earth, The Moon & Orion | NASA's Artemis I Mission


NASA's Artemis I Orion spacecraft looks back at the Earth and the Moon on Nov. 28, 2022, after surpassing the maximum distance of any other spacecraft built for humans. Orion is continuing to orbit the Moon in a distant retrograde orbit and will splash down in the Pacific Ocean on December 11, 2022.

The first in a series of increasingly complex missions, Artemis I is an uncrewed flight test that will provide a foundation for human deep space exploration. It will demonstrate NASA's commitment and capability to extend human existence to the Moon and beyond. Orion is completing a 25-day test of all key systems. It will travel 280,000 miles from Earth, thousands of miles beyond the Moon. Orion will stay in space longer than any ship for astronauts has done without docking to a space station and return home faster and hotter than ever before.

On the Artemis III Mission, NASA will land the first woman and the first person of color on the surface of the Moon, paving the way for a long-term lunar presence and serving as a steppingstone on the way to Mars. 

Learn more about Artemis I at:

Credit: NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC)/Thomas Appéré
Thomas' Flickr Page: http://bit.ly/3AQuRaD 
Capture Date: Nov. 28, 2022

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Viewing The Moon & Earth | NASA's Artemis I Orion Spacecraft

Viewing The Moon & Earth | NASA's Artemis I Orion Spacecraft


In this video taken on flight day 14 of the 25.5 day Artemis I mission, Orion looks back at the Earth and the Moon after surpassing the maximum distance of any other spacecraft built for humans. Orion is continuing to orbit the Moon in a distant retrograde orbit and will splash down in the Pacific Ocean on December 11, 2022.

The first in a series of increasingly complex missions, Artemis I is an uncrewed flight test that will provide a foundation for human deep space exploration. It will demonstrate NASA's commitment and capability to extend human existence to the Moon and beyond. Orion is completing a 25-day test of all key systems. It will travel 280,000 miles from Earth, thousands of miles beyond the Moon. Orion will stay in space longer than any ship for astronauts has done without docking to a space station and return home faster and hotter than ever before.

On the Artemis III Mission, NASA will land the first woman and the first person of color on the surface of the Moon, paving the way for a long-term lunar presence and serving as a steppingstone on the way to Mars. 

Learn more about Artemis I at:

https://www.nasa.gov/specials/artemis

https://www.nasa.gov/artemis-1


Credit: NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC)

Duration: 5 minutes, 39 seconds

Capture Date: Nov. 28, 2022


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What would NASA's Artemis I Scientists take with them to Space?

What would NASA's Artemis I Scientists take with them to Space?

Under the Biological Experiment-01 (BioExpt-01) investigation aboard Artemis I, NASA’s Biological & Physical Sciences Division is studying the effects of deep space stressors on four organisms: yeast cells, plant seeds, algae, and fungi. In this video, the Principal Investigators for each of these studies describe what they would take with them to space!


Credit: ScienceAtNASA

Duration: 2 minutes, 13 seconds

Release Date: Nov. 28, 2022


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The Earth and The Moon | NASA's Artemis I Orion Spacecraft

The Earth and The Moon | NASA's Artemis I Orion Spacecraft





On flight day 13, Nov. 28, 2022, Orion continues to distance itself from Earth and the Moon, looking back on our home planet and lunar neighbor as the Moon prepares to eclipse the Earth as seen from Orion.

NASA’s uncrewed Orion spacecraft reached the farthest distance from Earth it will travel during the Artemis I mission—268,563 miles from our home planet—just after 3 p.m. CST. The spacecraft also captured imagery of Earth and the Moon together throughout the day, including of the Moon appearing to eclipse Earth. 

Reaching the halfway point of the mission on Flight Day 13 of a 25.5 day mission, the spacecraft remains in healthy condition as it continues its journey in distant retrograde orbit, an approximately six-day leg of its larger mission thousands of miles beyond the Moon.  

The first in a series of increasingly complex missions, Artemis I is an uncrewed flight test that will provide a foundation for human deep space exploration. It will demonstrate NASA's commitment and capability to extend human existence to the Moon and beyond. Orion is completing a 25-day test of all key systems. It will travel 280,000 miles from Earth, thousands of miles beyond the Moon. Orion will stay in space longer than any ship for astronauts has done without docking to a space station and return home faster and hotter than ever before.


On the Artemis III Mission, NASA will land the first woman and the first person of color on the surface of the Moon, paving the way for a long-term lunar presence and serving as a steppingstone on the way to Mars. 


Learn more about Artemis I at:

https://www.nasa.gov/specials/artemis

https://www.nasa.gov/artemis-1


Credit: NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC)

Capture Date: Nov. 28, 2022


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Panning across the Unusual Galaxy Merger Arp-Madore 417-391 | Hubble

Panning across the Unusual Galaxy Merger Arp-Madore 417-391 | Hubble

The galaxy merger Arp-Madore 417-391 steals the spotlight in this image from the NASA/European Space Agency Hubble Space Telescope. The Arp-Madore catalog is a collection of particularly peculiar galaxies spread throughout the southern sky, and includes a collection of subtly interacting galaxies as well as more spectacular colliding galaxies. Arp-Madore 417-391, which lies around 670 million light-years away in the constellation Eridanus in the southern celestial hemisphere, is one such galactic collision. The two galaxies have been distorted by gravity and twisted into a colossal ring, leaving the cores of the two galaxies nestled side by side.

Image Description: Two galaxies right of center form a ring shape. The ring is narrow and blue, and the cores of the two galaxies form a bulge on the ring’s side. A bright, orange star lies above the ring. Two smaller spiral galaxies appear left of center, as well as a few stars. The background is black and speckled with very small stars and galaxies.

Hubble used its Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) to capture this scene—the instrument is optimized to hunt for galaxies and galaxy clusters in the ancient Universe. Hubble’s ACS has been contributing to scientific discovery for 20 years, and throughout its lifetime it has been involved in everything from mapping the distribution of dark matter to studying the evolution of galaxy clusters.

This image comes from a selection of Hubble observations designed to create a list of intriguing targets for follow-up observations with the NASA/European Space Agency/Canadian Space Agency James Webb Space Telescope, as well as other ground-based telescopes. Astronomers chose a list of previously unobserved galaxies for Hubble to inspect between other scheduled observations. Over time, this lets astronomers build up a menagerie of interesting galaxies while using Hubble’s limited observing time as fully as possible.


Credit: European Space Agency (ESA)/Hubble & NASA, Dark Energy Survey/DOE/FNAL/DECam/CTIO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA, J. Dalcanton

Duration: 30 seconds

Release Date: Nov. 26, 2022


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Monday, November 28, 2022

Panning across a Celestial Fireworks Display: DEM L 190 | Hubble

Panning across a Celestial Fireworks Display: DEM L 190 | Hubble


Shreds of the luridly colored supernova remnant DEM L 190 seem to billow across the screen in this image from the NASA/European Space Agency Hubble Space Telescope. The delicate sheets and intricate filaments are debris from the cataclysmic death of a massive star that once lived in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small satellite galaxy of the Milky Way. DEM L 190—also known as LMC N49 — is the brightest supernova remnant in the Large Magellanic Cloud and lies approximately 160,000 light-years away from Earth in the constellation Dorado.

Image Description: A supernova remnant, in the shape of a flame, occupies the center and top. It is made of many long strands and thin layers of gas, that brightly glow orange and blue. Faint gas clouds outline its edges. It is surrounded by several scattered blue and red stars, and the background is black and filled with small red stars.

This striking image was created with data from two different astronomical investigations, using one of Hubble’s retired instruments, the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2). This instrument has since been replaced by the more powerful Wide Field Camera 3, but during its operational lifetime it contributed to cutting-edge science and produced a series of stunning public outreach images. The first of the two WFPC2 investigations used DEM L 190 as a natural laboratory in which to study the interaction of supernova remnants and the interstellar medium, the tenuous mixture of gas and dust that lies between stars. In the second project, astronomers turned to Hubble to pinpoint the origin of a Soft Gamma-ray Repeater, an enigmatic object lurking in DEM L 190 which repeatedly emits high-energy bursts of gamma rays. 

This is not the first image of DEM L 190 to be released to the public—a previous Hubble portrait of this supernova remnant was published in 2003. This new image incorporates additional data and improved image processing techniques, making this spectacular celestial fireworks display even more striking!


Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, S. Kulkarni, Y. Chu  

Duraton: 30 seconds

Release Date: November 28, 2022


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'Passengers' aboard NASA’s Artemis I Orion Spacecraft

'Passengers' aboard NASA’s Artemis I Orion Spacecraft

There may not be any humans traveling on Artemis I but that does not mean there are no travelers aboard NASA’s Orion Spacecraft! Meet the three "passengers" that are collecting data to help us keep future NASA astronauts safe and understand what they will be experiencing on upcoming Artemis missions to the Moon. 

Learn more: https://go.nasa.gov/3TDjPx5

The Artemis I mission consists of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket that is sending the uncrewed Orion spacecraft around the Moon and back to Earth to check out spacecraft systems before crew fly aboard on Artemis II. The Artemis I mission is one more step toward taking the next giant leap: sending the first astronauts to Mars. 

Keep up with this historic mission: https://nasa.gov/specials/artemis-i


Credits: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Producers: Jessica Wilde, Sami Aziz, Scott Bednar

Duration: 3 minutes, 43 seconds

Release Date: Nov. 28, 2022


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Watch Eclipse of The Moon & Earth: Part 2 | NASA's Artemis I Orion Spacecraft

Watch Eclipse of The Moon & Earth: Part 2 | NASA's Artemis I Orion Spacecraft

On flight day 13, Nov. 28, 2022, Orion continues to distance itself from Earth and the Moon, looking back on our home planet and lunar neighbor as the two begin to eclipse in this video taken at 10:41 a.m. CST. On this date, Orion reached its maximum distance from earth—approximately 270,000 miles!

The first in a series of increasingly complex missions, Artemis I is an uncrewed flight test that will provide a foundation for human deep space exploration. It will demonstrate NASA's commitment and capability to extend human existence to the Moon and beyond. Orion is completing a 25-day test of all key systems. It will travel 280,000 miles from Earth, thousands of miles beyond the Moon. Orion will stay in space longer than any ship for astronauts has done without docking to a space station and return home faster and hotter than ever before.

On the Artemis III Mission, NASA will land the first woman and the first person of color on the surface of the Moon, paving the way for a long-term lunar presence and serving as a steppingstone on the way to Mars. 


Learn more about Artemis I at:

https://www.nasa.gov/specials/artemis

https://www.nasa.gov/artemis-1


Credit: NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC)

Duration: 30 seconds

Capture Date: Nov. 28, 2022


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Watch Eclipse of The Moon & Earth: Part 1 | NASA's Artemis I Orion Spacecraft

Watch Eclipse of The Moon & Earth: Part 1 | NASA's Artemis I Orion Spacecraft


On flight day 13, Nov. 28, 2022, Orion continues to distance itself from Earth and the Moon, looking back on our home planet and lunar neighbor as the two begin to eclipse in this video taken at 10:34 a.m. CST. On this date, Orion reached its maximum distance from earthapproximately 270,000 miles!

The first in a series of increasingly complex missions, Artemis I is an uncrewed flight test that will provide a foundation for human deep space exploration. It will demonstrate NASA's commitment and capability to extend human existence to the Moon and beyond. Orion is completing a 25-day test of all key systems. It will travel 280,000 miles from Earth, thousands of miles beyond the Moon. Orion will stay in space longer than any ship for astronauts has done without docking to a space station and return home faster and hotter than ever before.

On the Artemis III Mission, NASA will land the first woman and the first person of color on the surface of the Moon, paving the way for a long-term lunar presence and serving as a steppingstone on the way to Mars. 

Learn more about Artemis I at:

https://www.nasa.gov/specials/artemis

https://www.nasa.gov/artemis-1


Credit: NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC)

Duration: 2 minutes

Capture Date: Nov. 28, 2022


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The Earth and The Moon | NASA's Artemis I Orion Spacecraft

The Earth and The Moon | NASA's Artemis I Orion Spacecraft

On flight day 13, Nov. 28, 2022, Orion continues to distance itself from Earth and the Moon, looking back on our home planet and lunar neighbor as the Moon prepares to eclipse the Earth as seen from Orion.

The first in a series of increasingly complex missions, Artemis I is an uncrewed flight test that will provide a foundation for human deep space exploration. It will demonstrate NASA's commitment and capability to extend human existence to the Moon and beyond. Orion is completing a 25-day test of all key systems. It will travel 280,000 miles from Earth, thousands of miles beyond the Moon. Orion will stay in space longer than any ship for astronauts has done without docking to a space station and return home faster and hotter than ever before.

On the Artemis III Mission, NASA will land the first woman and the first person of color on the surface of the Moon, paving the way for a long-term lunar presence and serving as a steppingstone on the way to Mars. 

Learn more about Artemis I at:

https://www.nasa.gov/specials/artemis

https://www.nasa.gov/artemis-1


Credit: NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC)

Duration: 1 minute, 14 seconds

Capture Date: Nov. 28, 2022


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NASA's Artemis I Orion Spacecraft: Earth, Moon & Interior Cabin Views


NASA's Artemis I Orion Spacecraft: Earth, Moon & Interior Cabin Views






Images 1-4: On flight day 12, Nov. 27, 2022, of the 25.5-day Artemis I mission, a camera on the tip of one of Orion’s solar arrays captured the Earth and Moon as Orion travels in a distant retrograde orbit around the Moon. 

Images 5-6: On flight day 9, Nov. 24, 2022, the inside of Orion shows the display of the Callisto payload. Callisto is Lockheed Martin’s technology demonstration in collaboration with Amazon and Cisco, testing voice-activated and video technology that may assist future astronauts on deep space missions.

The first in a series of increasingly complex missions, Artemis I is an uncrewed flight test that will provide a foundation for human deep space exploration. It will demonstrate NASA's commitment and capability to extend human existence to the Moon and beyond. Orion is completing a 25-day test of all key systems. It will travel 280,000 miles from Earth, thousands of miles beyond the Moon. Orion will stay in space longer than any ship for astronauts has done without docking to a space station and return home faster and hotter than ever before.

On the Artemis III Mission, NASA will land the first woman and the first person of color on the surface of the Moon, paving the way for a long-term lunar presence and serving as a steppingstone on the way to Mars. 

Learn more about Artemis I at:

Credit: NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC)
Image Dates: Nov. 24-27, 2022

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Revisiting a Celestial Fireworks Display: DEM L 190 | Hubble

Revisiting a Celestial Fireworks Display: DEM L 190 | Hubble


Shreds of the luridly colored supernova remnant DEM L 190 seem to billow across the screen in this image from the NASA/European Space Agency Hubble Space Telescope. The delicate sheets and intricate filaments are debris from the cataclysmic death of a massive star that once lived in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small satellite galaxy of the Milky Way. DEM L 190—also known as LMC N49 — is the brightest supernova remnant in the Large Magellanic Cloud and lies approximately 160,000 light-years away from Earth in the constellation Dorado.

Image Description: A supernova remnant, in the shape of a flame, occupies the center and top. It is made of many long strands and thin layers of gas, that brightly glow orange and blue. Faint gas clouds outline its edges. It is surrounded by several scattered blue and red stars, and the background is black and filled with small red stars.

This striking image was created with data from two different astronomical investigations, using one of Hubble’s retired instruments, the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2). This instrument has since been replaced by the more powerful Wide Field Camera 3, but during its operational lifetime it contributed to cutting-edge science and produced a series of stunning public outreach images. The first of the two WFPC2 investigations used DEM L 190 as a natural laboratory in which to study the interaction of supernova remnants and the interstellar medium, the tenuous mixture of gas and dust that lies between stars. In the second project, astronomers turned to Hubble to pinpoint the origin of a Soft Gamma-ray Repeater, an enigmatic object lurking in DEM L 190 which repeatedly emits high-energy bursts of gamma rays. 

This is not the first image of DEM L 190 to be released to the public—a previous Hubble portrait of this supernova remnant was published in 2003. This new image incorporates additional data and improved image processing techniques, making this spectacular celestial fireworks display even more striking!


Credit: European Space Agency (ESA)/Hubble & NASA, S. Kulkarni, Y. Chu

Release Date: November 28, 2022


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Sunday, November 27, 2022

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch for NASA | International Space Station

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch for NASA | International Space Station








NASA and SpaceX successfully launched the 26th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station. Launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket took place from Kennedy Space Center Launch Pad 39A at 2:20 p.m. EST on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. 

While the International Space Station was traveling over the Pacific Ocean, the CRS26 SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft autonomously docked to the space-facing port of the station’s Harmony module at 7:39 a.m. EST, Nov. 27, 2022, with NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada monitoring operations from the station.

The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft is carrying more than 7,700 pounds of research, hardware, and supplies to the International Space Station. After Dragon spends about one month attached to the space station, the spacecraft will return to Earth with cargo and research.

An international partnership of space agencies provides and operates the elements of the International Space Station (ISS). The principals are the space agencies of the United States, Russia, Europe, Japan, and Canada. The ISS has been the most politically complex space exploration program ever undertaken.


Credit: NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC)

Capture Date: Nov. 26, 2022


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SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch for NASA | International Space Station

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch for NASA | International Space Station

NASA and SpaceX successfully launched the 26th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station. Launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket took place from Kennedy Space Center Launch Pad 39A at 2:20 p.m. EST on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. 

While the International Space Station was traveling over the Pacific Ocean, the CRS26 SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft autonomously docked to the space-facing port of the station’s Harmony module at 7:39 a.m. EST, Nov. 27, 2022, with NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada monitoring operations from the station.

The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft is carrying more than 7,700 pounds of research, hardware, and supplies to the International Space Station. After Dragon spends about one month attached to the space station, the spacecraft will return to Earth with cargo and research.

An international partnership of space agencies provides and operates the elements of the International Space Station (ISS). The principals are the space agencies of the United States, Russia, Europe, Japan, and Canada. The ISS has been the most politically complex space exploration program ever undertaken.


Credit: NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC)

Duration: 1 minute, 24 seconds

Capture Date: Nov. 26, 2022


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NASA's Artemis I Orion Spacecraft Looks to Earth

NASA's Artemis I Orion Spacecraft Looks to Earth



Flight Day 11: NASA’S Artemis I Orion spacecraft captured imagery looking back at the Earth from a camera mounted on one of its solar arrays. The spacecraft is currently in a distant retrograde orbit around the Moon. On flight day 11, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022, at 8:42 a.m EST (13:42 UTC), the Artemis I Orion spacecraft broke the record for farthest distance traveled by a spacecraft designed to carry humans to deep space and to safely return them to Earth. This distance record was previously held by the Apollo 13 spacecraft. 

The first in a series of increasingly complex missions, Artemis I is an uncrewed flight test that will provide a foundation for human deep space exploration. It will demonstrate NASA's commitment and capability to extend human existence to the Moon and beyond. Orion is completing a 25-day test of all key systems. It will travel 280,000 miles from Earth, thousands of miles beyond the Moon. Orion will stay in space longer than any ship for astronauts has done without docking to a space station and return home faster and hotter than ever before.

On the Artemis III Mission, NASA will land the first woman and the first person of color on the surface of the Moon, paving the way for a long-term lunar presence and serving as a steppingstone on the way to Mars. 

Learn more about Artemis I at:

https://www.nasa.gov/specials/artemis

https://www.nasa.gov/artemis-1


Credit: NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC)

Image Date: Nov. 26, 2022


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NASA's Artemis I Orion Spacecraft Approaches Moon's Far Side

NASA's Artemis I Orion Spacecraft Approaches Moon's Far Side

On flight day 6, NASA's Artemis I Orion spacecraft approached the far side of the Moon for the outbound powered flyby, when it would pass just 81 miles above the lunar surface.

On flight day 11. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022, at 8:42 a.m EST (13:42 UTC), the Artemis I Orion spacecraft broke the record for farthest distance traveled by a spacecraft designed to carry humans to deep space and safely return them to Earth. This distance record was previously held by the Apollo 13 spacecraft. 

The first in a series of increasingly complex missions, Artemis I is an uncrewed flight test that will provide a foundation for human deep space exploration. It will demonstrate NASA's commitment and capability to extend human existence to the Moon and beyond. Orion is completing a 25-day test of all key systems. It will travel 280,000 miles from Earth, thousands of miles beyond the Moon. Orion will stay in space longer than any ship for astronauts has done without docking to a space station and return home faster and hotter than ever before.

On the Artemis III Mission, NASA will land the first woman and the first person of color on the surface of the Moon, paving the way for a long-term lunar presence and serving as a steppingstone on the way to Mars. 

Learn more about Artemis I at:


Credit: NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC)/Thomas Appéré
Source: Thomas Appéré on Flickr: http://bit.ly/3UdNg7U
Capture Date: Nov. 21, 2022


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Saturday, November 26, 2022

NASA's Artemis I Orion Spacecraft Approaches The Moon [Video]

NASA's Artemis I Orion Spacecraft Approaches The Moon [Video]

On flight day 6, NASA's Artemis I Orion spacecraft approached the Moon for the outbound powered flyby, when it would pass just 81 miles above the lunar surface.

On flight day 11. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022, at 8:42 a.m EST (13:42 UTC), the Artemis I Orion spacecraft broke the record for farthest distance traveled by a spacecraft designed to carry humans to deep space and safely return them to Earth. This distance record was previously held by the Apollo 13 spacecraft. 

The first in a series of increasingly complex missions, Artemis I is an uncrewed flight test that will provide a foundation for human deep space exploration. It will demonstrate NASA's commitment and capability to extend human existence to the Moon and beyond. Orion is completing a 25-day test of all key systems. It will travel 280,000 miles from Earth, thousands of miles beyond the Moon. Orion will stay in space longer than any ship for astronauts has done without docking to a space station and return home faster and hotter than ever before.

On the Artemis III Mission, NASA will land the first woman and the first person of color on the surface of the Moon, paving the way for a long-term lunar presence and serving as a steppingstone on the way to Mars. 

Learn more about Artemis I at:

https://www.nasa.gov/specials/artemis

https://www.nasa.gov/artemis-1


Credit: NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC)

Duration: 9 minutes, 23 seconds

Capture Date: Nov. 21, 2022


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NASA's Artemis I Orion Spacecraft: Moon Views (Nov. 22-25, 2022)

NASA's Artemis I Orion Spacecraft: Moon Views (Nov. 22-25, 2022)

Flight Day 9: Orion Looks Back at Moon
Flight Day 9: Orion Looks Back at Moon
Flight Day 9: Orion Looks Back at Moon
Flight Day 7: Orion's NAVCAM Captures the Moon
Flight Day 7: Orion's NAVCAM Captures the Moon
Flight Day 10: Orion Sees Moon From Distant Retrograde Orbit
Flight Day 9: Orion Captures Moon
Flight Day 9: Orion Captures Moon

Lunar images captured by NASA’s Orion spacecraft from flight days 7 (Nov. 22), 9 (Nov. 24), and 10 (Nov. 25). On flight day 11. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022, at 8:42 a.m EST (13:42 UTC), the Artemis I Orion spacecraft broke the record for farthest distance traveled by a spacecraft designed to carry humans to deep space and safely return them to Earth. This distance was previously held by the Apollo 13 spacecraft. 

On flight day 10, NASA’s Orion spacecraft captured imagery of the Moon while in a distant retrograde orbit. Orion uses its optical navigation camera to capture imagery of the Earth and the Moon at different phases and distances, providing an enhanced body of data to certify its effectiveness under different lighting conditions as a way to help orient the spacecraft on future missions with crew.

The first in a series of increasingly complex missions, Artemis I is an uncrewed flight test that will provide a foundation for human deep space exploration. It will demonstrate NASA's commitment and capability to extend human existence to the Moon and beyond. Orion is completing a 25-day test of all key systems. It will travel 280,000 miles from Earth, thousands of miles beyond the Moon. Orion will stay in space longer than any ship for astronauts has done without docking to a space station and return home faster and hotter than ever before.

On the Artemis III Mission, NASA will land the first woman and the first person of color on the surface of the Moon, paving the way for a long-term lunar presence and serving as a steppingstone on the way to Mars. 

Learn more about Artemis I at:

https://www.nasa.gov/specials/artemis

https://www.nasa.gov/artemis-1


Credit: NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC)

Image Dates: Nov. 22-25, 2022 


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