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Posts tagged NASA

Aug 21 '12

Japanese tin toy: NASA Space Station

Aug 10 '12
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allingator:

londonprophecy:

theresafoxinmyteacup:

seashelllz:

mcgarrsworld:

Earth, Jupiter and Venus from the skyline of Mars!

incredible.

my heart feels like it’s going to explode. oh my god, this is absolutely incredible. 

WOW ;_____;

calm down

This is awesome.

scifisweetheart:

allingator:

londonprophecy:

theresafoxinmyteacup:

seashelllz:

mcgarrsworld:

Earth, Jupiter and Venus from the skyline of Mars!

incredible.

my heart feels like it’s going to explode. oh my god, this is absolutely incredible. 

WOW ;_____;

calm down

This is awesome.

(Source: theweeklyansible)

Aug 11 '11
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First of all, let’s clarify what the NASA budget is. Do you realize that the $850 billion dollar bailout, that sum of money is greater than the entire 50-year running budget of NASA?

And so when someone says, “We don’t have enough money for this space probe,” I’m asking, no, it’s not that you don’t have enough money, it’s that the distribution of money that you’re spending is warped in some way that you are removing the only thing that gives people something to dream about tomorrow.

You remember the 60s and 70s. You didn’t have to go more than a week before there’s an article in Life magazine, “The Home of Tomorrow,” “The City of Tomorrow,” “Transportation of Tomorrow”. All of that ended in the 1970s. After we stopped going to the Moon, it all ended. We stopped dreaming.

And so I worry that the decision that Congress makes doesn’t factor in the consequences of those decisions on tomorrow. Tomorrow’s gone. They’re playing for the quarterly report, they’re playing for the next election cycle, and that is mortgaging the actual future of this nation, and the rest of the world is going to pass us by.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson (via david)

This is brilliant and sad. It’s the end of dreams time.

(via discoverynews)

(Source: kateoplis)

Sep 19 '10
Clouds, Birds, Moon, Venus 
 Credit & Copyright:  Isaac Gutiérrez Pascual (Spain)
NASA’s astronomy picture of the day

Clouds, Birds, Moon, Venus

Credit & Copyright: Isaac Gutiérrez Pascual (Spain)

NASA’s astronomy picture of the day

Sep 11 '10

The striking picture shows what appears to be a thin  spiral pattern of astonishingly regularity winding around the star,  which is itself hidden behind thick dust. The spiral pattern suggests a  regular periodic origin for the nebula’s shape. The material forming the  spiral is moving outwards a speed of about 50 000 km/hour and, by  combining this speed with the distance between layers, astronomers  calculate that the shells are each separated by about 800 years.
The spiral is thought to arise because LL Pegasi is a binary system,  with the star that is losing material and a companion star orbiting each  other. The spacing between layers in the spiral is expected to directly  reflect the orbital period of the binary, which is indeed estimated to  be also about 800 years.

The striking picture shows what appears to be a thin spiral pattern of astonishingly regularity winding around the star, which is itself hidden behind thick dust. The spiral pattern suggests a regular periodic origin for the nebula’s shape. The material forming the spiral is moving outwards a speed of about 50 000 km/hour and, by combining this speed with the distance between layers, astronomers calculate that the shells are each separated by about 800 years.

The spiral is thought to arise because LL Pegasi is a binary system, with the star that is losing material and a companion star orbiting each other. The spacing between layers in the spiral is expected to directly reflect the orbital period of the binary, which is indeed estimated to be also about 800 years.