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Two Worlds, One Sun

“How different does sunset appear from Mars than from Earth? For comparison, two images of our common star were taken at sunset, one from Earth and one from Mars. These images were scaled to have same angular width and featured here … Continue reading

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Celebrating Earth’s Beauty

Earth is a truly stunning place to live. A couple of weeks ago, people celebrated Earth Day, and to mark the occasion, NASA released a whole host of phenomenal photographs of the Earth. These images were taken by satellites, research … Continue reading

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Vesta Trek: A Digital Model Of Asteroid Vesta

“You can explore asteroid Vesta. Recently, NASA’s robotic spaceship Dawn visited Vesta, the second largest object in our Solar System’s main asteroid belt, which lies between Mars and Jupiter. During a year-long stopover, Dawn‘s cameras photographed Vesta’s entire surface, documenting … Continue reading

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Solar Eclipse March 20th 2015

No Throwback Thursday this week. Instead, links to lots of useful information about tomorrow morning’s solar eclipse! First up, a complete guide to the March 20th total solar eclipse can be found over at Universe Today. ITV News has a … Continue reading

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Vintage Nasa Photographs

A few days ago, several vintage NASA photographs went up for grabs at auction. These images were some of the first taken in space, and include photographs of the Earth, on the moon, and of the astronauts themselves. The BBC have … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday #7 – Kepler

In last week’s Throwback Thursday, we focused on Darwin and the species on our planet. This week we’re focusing on the Kepler spacecraft and the new planets it has discovered. Back in 2011, Kepler discovered several planets orbiting within the habitable zone … Continue reading

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Curiosity Completes Its First Martian Year

Today, June 24th 2014, marks the day that NASA’s Curiosity rover has been on Mars for one whole Martian year (687 days). The above video talks about the Curiosity mission, the results they’ve achieved, and the challenges they’ve faced. It’s incredibly … Continue reading

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