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Total Lunar Eclipse 14-15 April 2014
Total Lunar Eclipse 14-15 April 2014
Look for a total lunar eclipse 14-15 April 2014.Read More...
Planetary Seasons
Planetary Seasons
Planetary seasons are caused by two factors: axial tilt and variable distance from the sun (orbital eccentricity).Read More...
LADEE Launch Visibility
LADEE Launch Visibility
Live on the U.S. East Coast between Charleston and Cape Cod? You may be able to see LADEE launch for the moon on Sept. 6.Read More...
Pale Blue Dot: Distant Spacecraft Photograph Earth
Pale Blue Dot: Distant Spacecraft Photograph Earth
Color and black-and-white images of Earth taken by two NASA interplanetary spacecraft on July 19 show our planet and its moon as bright beacons from millions of miles away in space.Read More...
The First Interplanetary Photobomb
The First Interplanetary Photobomb
Consider it the first interplanetary photobomb. On July 19th, NASA's Cassini spacecraft will photograph Earth through the rings of Saturn--and NASA wants you to jump into the shot.Read More...
Cassini to Photograph Earth From Deep Space
Cassini to Photograph Earth From Deep Space
NASA's Cassini spacecraft will photograph Saturn and its entire ring system during a total eclipse of the sun. Cassini has done this twice before during its previous 9 years in orbit, but this time will be different.Read More...
Noctilucent Clouds, Comets, and Meteor Showers
Noctilucent Clouds, Comets, and Meteor Showers
This summer northern skywatchers may be able to see Noctilucent or "Night Shining" Clouds. Also called PMCs (Polar Mesospheric Clouds), these apparitions are a bit of a puzzle for scientists because it is not entirely clear how they form.Read More...
Bright Explosion on the Moon
Bright Explosion on the Moon
NASA researchers who monitor the Moon for meteoroid impacts have detected an explosion ten times brighter than anything they've seen before.Read More...
Regenerative Fuel Cells, Energy Storage Systems for Space Applications
Regenerative Fuel Cells, Energy Storage Systems for Space Applications
This talk provides an introduction to fuel cells and regenerative fuel cell systems. It also highlights the features of this technology for enabling future NASA missions to the moon, near-Earth asteroids and Mars.Read More...
There and Back Again: The Migration of Robotic Arm Technology from Mars to Earth
There and Back Again: The Migration of Robotic Arm Technology from Mars to Earth
This talk provides an overview of the challenges of the design and use of Curiosity's robotic arm and is followed by a description of those same challenges faced by JPL's RoboSimian robot, which will compete in the Robotic Challenge.Read More...
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Total Lunar Eclipse 14-15 April 2014
Total Lunar Eclipse 14-15 April 2014
Look for a total lunar eclipse 14-15 April 2014.Read More...
Planetary Seasons
Planetary Seasons
Planetary seasons are caused by two factors: axial tilt and variable distance from the sun (orbital eccentricity).Read More...
LADEE Launch Visibility
LADEE Launch Visibility
Live on the U.S. East Coast between Charleston and Cape Cod? You may be able to see LADEE launch for the moon on Sept. 6.Read More...
Pale Blue Dot: Distant Spacecraft Photograph Earth
Pale Blue Dot: Distant Spacecraft Photograph Earth
Color and black-and-white images of Earth taken by two NASA interplanetary spacecraft on July 19 show our planet and its moon as bright beacons from millions of miles away in space.Read More...
The First Interplanetary Photobomb
The First Interplanetary Photobomb
Consider it the first interplanetary photobomb. On July 19th, NASA's Cassini spacecraft will photograph Earth through the rings of Saturn--and NASA wants you to jump into the shot.Read More...
Cassini to Photograph Earth From Deep Space
Cassini to Photograph Earth From Deep Space
NASA's Cassini spacecraft will photograph Saturn and its entire ring system during a total eclipse of the sun. Cassini has done this twice before during its previous 9 years in orbit, but this time will be different.Read More...
Noctilucent Clouds, Comets, and Meteor Showers
Noctilucent Clouds, Comets, and Meteor Showers
This summer northern skywatchers may be able to see Noctilucent or "Night Shining" Clouds. Also called PMCs (Polar Mesospheric Clouds), these apparitions are a bit of a puzzle for scientists because it is not entirely clear how they form.Read More...
Bright Explosion on the Moon
Bright Explosion on the Moon
NASA researchers who monitor the Moon for meteoroid impacts have detected an explosion ten times brighter than anything they've seen before.Read More...
Regenerative Fuel Cells, Energy Storage Systems for Space Applications
Regenerative Fuel Cells, Energy Storage Systems for Space Applications
This talk provides an introduction to fuel cells and regenerative fuel cell systems. It also highlights the features of this technology for enabling future NASA missions to the moon, near-Earth asteroids and Mars.Read More...
There and Back Again: The Migration of Robotic Arm Technology from Mars to Earth
There and Back Again: The Migration of Robotic Arm Technology from Mars to Earth
This talk provides an overview of the challenges of the design and use of Curiosity's robotic arm and is followed by a description of those same challenges faced by JPL's RoboSimian robot, which will compete in the Robotic Challenge.Read More...
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