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New Pod/Vidcasts from NASA December 29, 2007

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NASA TV’s This Week @NASARSS Icon

Week Ending Dec. 28 – A Space Shuttle update, resupply of the International Space Station, flight testing of the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, Exploration Development Laboratory was dedicated, Global Hawks transferred, photo by NASA photographer Bill Ingalls honored.

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Jet Propulsion Lab Audio and VideoRSS Icon

Explorer 1 — JPL and the Beginnings of the Space Age – JPL designed and built — and, in cooperation with the Army, launched — Explorer 1, the first U.S. satellite and the first spacecraft ever to return scientific data from space.

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2007: An Out-of-This-World Year – 2007 was a year of scientific surprises and major milestones for JPL missions studying Earth, our solar system and distant galaxies.

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Science @ NASA Feature Stories PodcastRSS Icon

SERVIR: NASA lends a hand in Central America – SERVIR’s supercomputer at the Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean (CATHALAC) in Panama City integrates data from a variety of sources and displays a real-time map of crisis points.

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The Hidden Universe of the Spitzer Space TelescopeRSS Icon

Showcase: The X-Planets – These two extreme planets have set the records for the hottest and windiest known worlds anywhere.
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How to Observe the Quadrantids Meteor Shower – Describes ways to watch the Quadrantids Meteor Shower.

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This Weeks Space Related Vidcasts December 22, 2007

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Well I am going to try to add this feature every week. So here is a list of vidcast episodes updated this week.

NASA Glen Research Facilitiesxml podcast icon
Space Power Facility
– View an in-depth video about the world’s largest space simulation chamber (8 min.)

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10′x10′ Supersonic Wind Tunnel - View an in-depth video about the capabilities of this premier research wind tunnel (6 min.)

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Research Combustion Laboratory – View an in-depth video about the propulsion research capabilities of the RCL (10 min.)

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Electric Propulsion Laboratory – View an in-depth video about the space research capabilities of the EPL (8 min.)

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New Phenomena on the Sun – Video podcast of the NASA TV broadcast of the event on March 21, 2007. This video shows the latest footage we have captured of the suns magnetic field.

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What is a Planet? – This is the final version of the “What Is A Planet?” animation which visually describes the definition of a planet as outlined by the IAU ruling in August, 2006.

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NASA TV’s This Week @NASA, Week Ending Dec. 21 – A review of all the happenings at NASA this Week.

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Beyond the Light: Dark Matter – The cosmic ocean twinkles and transforms with the birth of stars and their explosive demise into supernovas.

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How to Observe the Ursids Meteor Shower – A meteor shower occurs when small pieces of comet dust collide with the Earth’s atmosphere.

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Long Time, No Post October 5, 2007

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Sorry about the extreme length between posts. I will try to do better from now on, I know, I know you all have heard this before but I’m going to try it again. Everyone cross your fingers and toes and any other lucky body parts, that I get the time to add posts. I want to thank all of you who have left your comments and visited. Thanks alot..I’ve gotten got 324,000 hits on this site and its all due to you, my readers. Thanks very much.

John

quick update June 1, 2007

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sorry i haven’t been posting in a while, but I am trying to wheen myself off the internet so I only check email. But hopefully soon I will get over it and start posting again. Thanks for stopping by

My Apologies! August 16, 2006

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I am sorry about not being able to post for what I think is about a month. Just to let you all know I got a new job, which is 6 days a week and 10 hour days, so I was kind of being lazy. I will try to get more posts up, also if someone wants to help out just contact me, and we will talk. ;)

The Antennae June 30, 2006

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Daniel Verschatse (Antilhue Observatory)

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Some 60 million light-years away in the southerly constellation Corvus, two large galaxies have collided. But stars in the two galaxies – NGC 4038 and NGC 4039 – don’t collide in the course of the ponderous, billion year or so long event. Instead, their large clouds of molecular gas and dust do, triggering furious episodes of star formation. Spanning about 500 thousand light-years, this stunning view reveals new star clusters and matter flung far from the scene of the accident by gravitational tidal forces. Of course, the visual appearance of the far-flung arcing structures gives the galaxy pair their popular name – The Antennae. Recorded in this deep image of the region at the tip of the upper arc is a tidal dwarf galaxy NGC 4028S, formed in the cosmic debris.

Old Moon and Sister Stars June 29, 2006

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 Vincent Jacques

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An old crescent Moon shares the eastern sky over Menton, France with the sister stars of the Pleiades cluster in this early morning skyscape recorded just last Friday, June 23rd. (Bright Venus was also near the eastern horizon, but is not pictured here.) Astronomical images of the well-known Pleiades often show the cluster’s alluring blue reflection nebulae, but they are washed out here by the bright moonlight. Still, while the crescent Moon is overexposed, surface features can be seen on the dim lunar night side illuminated by earthshine – light from sunlit planet Earth. Of course, you can spot a young crescent Moon in the early evening sky tonight. Having left the Pleiades behind, a lovely lunar crescent now appears in the west, lining up with planets Mars, Saturn, and Mercury along the solar system’s ecliptic plane.

East of Antares June 28, 2006

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Panther Observatory)

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East of Antares, dark markings seem to sprawl through the crowded star fields toward the center of our Milky Way Galaxy. Cataloged in the early 20th century by astronomer E. E. Barnard, the obscuring interstellar dust clouds include B72, B77, B78, and B59, seen in silhouette against the starry background. Here, their combined shape suggests smoke rising from a pipe, and so the dark nebula’s popular name is the Pipe Nebula. This gorgeous and expansive view was recorded in very dark skies over Hakos, Namibia. It covers a full 10 by 7 degree field in the pronounceable constellation Ophiuchus.

The Cat’s Paw Nebula June 28, 2006

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Robert Gendler &
Martin Pugh

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Nebulae are perhaps as famous for being identified with familiar shapes as perhaps

cats are for getting into trouble. Still, no known cat could have created the vast Cat’s Paw Nebula visible in Scorpius. At 5,500 light years distant, Cat’s Paw is an emission nebula with a red color that originates from an abundance of ionized hydrogen atoms. Alternatively known as the Bear Claw Nebula or NGC 6334, stars nearly ten times the mass of our Sun have been born there in only the past few million years. Pictured above, a deep wide-field image of the Cat’s Paw nebula was photographed from New South Wales, Australia.

Site of Carthage, Tunisia June 28, 2006

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Site of Carthage, Tunisia

 

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NASA/JSC Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth, NASA, ISS

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The city-state of Carthage in North Africa was founded by Phoenician settlers in 814 BC, and it subsequently became the seat of a trade empire that controlled much of the western Mediterranean region (including most of the former Phoenician lands). Carthage was completely destroyed by the Roman Republic during the Third (and final) Punic War (149-146 BC). The end of Carthage has been made notorious by the story that the Romans allegedly sowed the city with salt to ensure that no further rivals to their power would arise there. However, given the great value of salt at the time and the strategic importance of the city’s location, scholars dispute whether the event actually occurred. Following the destruction of Carthage, Roman dominance of the Mediterranean continued until the fall of the Western Empire in AD 476.

The favorable location of the ancient city of Carthage is clear in this astronaut photograph. Bays along the coastline provide ready access to the Gulf of Tunis, which leads to the Mediterranean Sea. Docks along the coastline (lower right) support the shipping industry. Modern Carthage is a wealthy suburb of the Tunis metropolitan area (the center of which is located to the southwest of the image). Dense concentrations of white rooftops are obvious in the residential subdivisions to the north and south of the ancient city location. Large tracts of new developments appear to be in progress along the curving, light-colored roadways to the west of the historical city (lower image center). The green, shallow waters of an evaporating salty lake are visible at image left. Several such lakes are present in Tunisia and are centers for bird-watching tourism.

Astronaut photograph

ISS013-E-34753 was acquired June 8, 2006, with a Kodak 760C digital camera using an 800 mm lens, and is provided by the ISS Crew Earth Observations experiment and the Image Science & Analysis Group, Johnson Space Center. The image in this article has been cropped and enhanced to improve contrast. Lens artifacts have been removed. The International Space Station Program supports the laboratory to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet.
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