The interior of the cupola on the International Space Station

The interior of the cupola on the International Space Station

2016-01-08 07:49:15 by Sasi

Thats not a pebble on top of a Thats the opposite side of the Moon with the entire Earth in the background  a photo from NASA offering an extremely rare view of all of

That’s not a pebble on top of a photo. That’s the opposite side of the Moon, with the entire Earth in the background — a photo from NASA offering an extremely rare view of all of humanity.

2016-01-08 07:42:12 by Sasi

Eta Carinae A space system that looks so Pic credit NASA

Eta Carinae, A space system that looks so beautiful.. Pic credit NASA

2016-01-07 09:43:55 by Zhang Wei
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GoodNight from Space Station  Scott Kelly

GoodNight from Space Station - Scott Kelly

2016-01-06 10:05:52 by Irene Fatima

Breathtaking pics of the Alps from Space Station caputred on 27 2015  shared by NASA via Twitter

Breathtaking pics of the Alps from Space Station caputred on Dec. 27 2015 - shared by NASA via Twitter

2015-12-31 10:27:07 by Sharon

Saturns moon Dione shows off beautiful wispy terrain alongside of Saturns elegant rings NASA

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2015-12-29 10:26:35 by Thomas Oliver
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ISS International Space Station Wishes everyone peace and a Happy Holiday season on Christmas Day

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2015-12-25 12:54:03 by Irene Fatima
Chinese Rover Discovers New Type of Volcanic Rock on Moon's Surface

Chinese Rover Discovers New Type of Volcanic Rock on Moon's Surface ndtv.com

A Chinese rover that landed on the Moon's surface two years ago has found tantalising clues to the period of lunar volcanism in 40 years while discovering a new moon rock.

2015-12-23 17:24:12 by Sharon

Scientists at a Japanese research institution are working on an idea that would involvemounting a laser cannon on the International Space Station ISS to help the spacecraft clear its pathway in times of Even though its the most heavily shielded spacecraft ever launched the ISS still has tochange course about once a year to avoid passing too close to large pieces of space laser wouldnt destroy each floating particle instead it would vaporize a tiny piece off its surface creating just enough thrust to move the piece down toward the atmosphere encouraging an eventual fiery variation of this approach uses tiny puffs of gas to nudge objects out of the way with as little as a few days justintime collision avoidance could compliment active debris removal systems and be much less expensive explained McKnight who developed the a tradeoff between shortterm risk and longterm risk he is the key term whenever you talk about dealing with tumbling space junk he said since every unsuccessful attempt has the potential to create even more debris

Scientists at a Japanese research institution are working on an idea that would involve
mounting a laser cannon on the International Space Station (ISS) to help the spacecraft clear its pathway in times of need. Even though it’s the most heavily shielded spacecraft ever launched, the ISS still has to
change course about once a year to avoid passing too close to large pieces of space junk.
The laser wouldn’t destroy each floating particle; instead, it would vaporize a tiny piece off its surface, creating just enough thrust to move the piece down toward the atmosphere, encouraging an eventual fiery death.
A variation of this approach uses tiny puffs of gas to nudge objects out of the way with as little as a few days’ warning.
This “just-in-time” collision avoidance could compliment active debris removal systems and be much less expensive, explained McKnight, who developed the idea.
“It’s a tradeoff between short-term risk and long-term risk,” he said.
Risk is the key term whenever you talk about dealing with tumbling space junk, he said, since every unsuccessful attempt has the potential to create even more debris particles.

2015-12-23 15:55:30 by sundu

The aurora borealis or northern lights seen from

The aurora borealis, or northern lights, seen from space.

2015-12-19 19:43:11 by Sasi
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