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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Visit the NASA/JPL website to view more Astronomy Pictures of the Day Astronomy Photo of the Day Opportunity at Santa Maria Crater Credit: Mars Exploration Rover Mission, NASA, JPL, Cornell; Image Processing: Marco Di Lorenzo, Kenneth Kremer   Explanation: Celebrating 7 years on the surface of the Red Planet, Mars exploration rover Opportunity now stands near the rim of 90 meter wide Santa Maria crater. Remarkably, Opportunity and its fellow rover Spirit were ... Full Story

Astronomy Photo of the Day

Astronomy Photo of the Day

Visit the NASA/JPL website to view more Astronomy Pictures of the Day NanoSail-D Illustration Credit: courtesy NASA Explanation: Featured in this artist's illustration, NASA's NanoSail-D finally unfurled a very thin, 10 square meter reflective sail on January 20th, becoming the first solar sail spacecraft in low Earth orbit. Often considered the stuff of science fiction, sailing through space was suggested 400 years ago by astronomer Johannes Kepler who observed ... Full Story

Astronomy Photo of the Day

Astronomy Photo of the Day

Visit the NASA/JPL website to view more Astronomy Pictures of the Day The Rippled Red Ribbons of SNR 0509 Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA); Acknowledgment: J. Hughes (Rutgers U.) Explanation: What is causing the picturesque ripples of supernova remnant SNR 0509-67.5? The ripples, as well as the greater nebula, were imaged in unprecedented detail by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2006 and again late last year. The red color was recoded by a Hubble ... Full Story

Astronomy Photo of the Day

Astronomy Photo of the Day

Visit the NASA/JPL website to view more Astronomy Pictures of the Day Phobos' South Pole from Mars Express Credit & Copyright: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum) Explanation: Where on this moon would you land? The moon pictured above is not Earth's moon but Phobos, the closest moon to the planet Mars. Phobos is so close to Mars that it is expected to break up and crash into the red planet within the next 100 million years. Earlier just this year, ... Full Story

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