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Category: Space

View from the ISS at Night

Every frame in this video is a photograph taken from the International Space Station.   Image Courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center, The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth More information: http://www.eol.jsc.nasa.gov

NASA: Countdown to Curiosity landing on Mars

The most advanced robot ever sent to another world is nearing its destination, and NASA scientists and managers at a Headquarters news briefing called the Curiosity Rover mission the hardest one attempted in the history of robotic planetary exploration. Curiosity is scheduled to land on Mars in the early morning hours of August 6, Eastern. …

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ISS Tour – Welcome To The International Space Station!

Welcome to the international space station. A tour to the ISS in high definition can be really cool.

Jon Nguyen: Tour the solar system from home

TED presents Jon Nguyen who asks the question, do you want to navigate the solar system without having to buy that expensive spacecraft? Nguyen demos NASAJPL’s “Eyes on the Solar System” — free-to-use software for exploring the planets, moons, asteroids, and spacecraft that rotate around our sun in real-time. (Filmed at TEDxSanDiego.)

Curiosity’s Seven Minutes of Terror

As we have previously written  on August the fifth this year, NASA’s Curiosity will land (or crash) on Mars. This very possibility of crashing is what motivated the creation of the below clip. In this film; “Curiosity’s Seven Minutes of Terror”, NASA along with a production team dramatize what will happen once the rover is about …

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Burt Rutan: The future of space

In this passionate talk, legendary spacecraft designer Burt Rutan lambasts the US government-funded space program for stagnating and asks entrepreneurs to pick up where NASA has left off. In 2004, the legendary spacecraft designer Burt Rutan won the $10M Ansari X-Prize for SpaceShipOne, the first privately funded craft to enter space twice in a two-week …

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Carolyn Porco: flies us to Saturn

Planetary scientist Carolyn Porco shows images from the Cassini voyage to Saturn, focusing on its largest moon, Titan, and on frozen Enceladus, which seems to shoot jets of ice. As the leader of the Imaging Team on the Cassini mission to Saturn, Carolyn Porco interprets and shares the pictures coming back from this fascinating planet, …

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NASA: The NuStar telescope was launched today

The Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, NuSTAR, will launch on a Pegasus rocket into Earth orbit where it will detect high-energy X-rays to uncover hidden black holes, exploded stars and other features of the universe. Scientists explain how NASA’s newest mission of exploration will gather important data about one of the Universe’s most interesting and perplexing …

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Asteroid Discovery From 1980 – 2010

Video Created by Scott Manley, this is a view of the solar system showing the locations of all the asteroids starting in 1980, as asteroids are discovered they are added to the map and highlighted white so you can pick out the new ones. The final color of an asteroids indicates how closely it comes to …

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Seth Shostak: ET is probably out there — get ready

SETI researcher Seth Shostak bets that we will find extraterrestrial life in the next twenty-four years, or he’ll buy you a cup of coffee. At TEDxSanJoseCA, he explains why new technologies and the laws of probability make the breakthrough so likely — and forecasts how the discovery of civilizations far more advanced than ours might …

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The Venus Transit

As seen by the SDO, The NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory. The SDO is a sun-pointing semi-autonomous spacecraft that will allow nearly continuous observations of the Sun with a continuous science data downlink The next time Venus will pass by the Sun is about a 100 years from now. _________________ http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/ __________________________________

AMNH: The known universe

The Known Universe takes viewers from the Himalayas through our atmosphere and the inky black of space to the afterglow of the Big Bang. Every star, planet, and quasar seen in the film is possible because of the world’s most complete four-dimensional map of the universe, the Digital Universe Atlas that is maintained and updated …

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Neil deGrasse Tyson: “The Most Astounding Fact”

Astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson was asked by a reader of TIME magazine, “What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?” This is his answer  

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