All Posts Tagged With: "NASA"

A Matter of Gravity: Developing Space-Based Experiments

A Matter of Gravity: Developing Space-Based Experiments (via NYTimes) – A full lesson developed to teach students about a new contest seeking student science experiments to be conducted on the International Space Station.

NASA Detects Planet Dancing With a Pair of Stars

NASA Detects Planet Dancing With a Pair of Stars – The first planet, astronomers say, that has been definitely shown to be orbiting two stars at once, circling at a distance of 65 million miles a pair of stars that are themselves circling each other much more closely.

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To The Moon (Time-Life Records)

To The Moon (Time-Life Records) – Original photography scanned from the breathtakingly beautiful ‘To The Moon’ (Time-Life 1969) an audio and visual chronology that documents NASA’s Mercury, Gemini and Apollo projects.

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Hubble Images of ‘Butterfly Nebula’

CNN.com – Amazing images of the Butterfly Nebula from the Hubble Space Telescope.

New Images of Mercury Taken by Spacecraft

When Mariner 10 flew past Mercury three times in 1974 and 1975, the probe imaged less than half the planet. In January, during MESSENGER’s first flyby, its cameras returned images of about 20 percent of the planet’s surface missed by Mariner 10. Yesterday, at 4:40 am EDT, MESSENGER successfully completed its second flyby of Mercury, […]

Have You Ever Dreamt of Going Into Space?

Since the beginning of the Space Age, 50 years ago, students have been told that if they studied math and science, they could grow up to become astronauts and go into space. Unfortunately, that was a false promise. Even at the height of the Shuttle program, a student had a better chance of becoming an […]