miércoles, 4 de mayo de 2016

Many Fantastic Colors


The Nili Fossae region, located on the northwest rim of Isidis impact basin, is one of the most colorful regions of Mars. This region is ancient and has had a complicated geologic history, leading to interesting structures like layered bedrock, as well as other compositions. via NASA http://go.nasa.gov/1rUFN1i

martes, 3 de mayo de 2016

Space Station Flyover of Morocco


Expedition 47 Flight Engineer Jeff Williams of NASA captured this detailed photograph from the International Space Station during a daytime flyover of Morocco on May 2, 2016. Williams shared the image to social media and asked, "Reptile scales, or incredible and rugged geology in Morocco?" via NASA http://go.nasa.gov/1WFJ5QN

lunes, 2 de mayo de 2016

The Dew Drop of Saturn


The water-world Enceladus appears here to sit atop Saturn's rings like a drop of dew upon a leaf. Even though it appears like a tiny drop before the might of the giant Saturn, Enceladus reminds us that even small worlds hold mysteries and wonders to be explored. via NASA http://go.nasa.gov/1WCLpYZ

viernes, 29 de abril de 2016

James Webb Space Telescope's Golden Mirror


Inside the clean room at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, the golden James Webb Space Telescope is viewed from overhead with its secondary mirror booms stowed. In the next few months, engineers will install other key elements, and take additional measurements to ensure the telescope is ready for space. via NASA http://go.nasa.gov/1SySfNz

jueves, 28 de abril de 2016

Orion Crew Module for Exploration Mission-1 Lifted to Test Stand


The Orion spacecraft crew module for Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1) is lifted into a test stand for pressure testing in the Neil Armstrong Operations & Checkout Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. The work is an important milestone on Orion’s journey toward EM-1, its mission beyond the moon atop the Space Launch System rocket in 2018. via NASA http://go.nasa.gov/26xvcJe

miércoles, 27 de abril de 2016

Full-Circle Vista from 'Naukluft Plateau' on Mars


This mid-afternoon, 360-degree panorama was acquired by the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover on April 4, 2016, as part of long-term campaign to document the context and details of the geology and landforms along Curiosity's traverse since landing in August 2012. via NASA http://go.nasa.gov/1qUiUKc

martes, 26 de abril de 2016

Light Echoes Used to Study Protoplanetary Disks


This illustration shows a star surrounded by a protoplanetary disk. A new study uses data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and four ground-based telescopes to determine the distance from a star to the inner rim of its surrounding protoplanetary disk. Researchers used a method called "photo-reverberation," also known as "light echoes. via NASA http://go.nasa.gov/1rfwB6T