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NASA research scientist Wayne Esaias uses honey bees as tiny data collectors to understand how climate change is affecting pollination. His citizen-scientist project, HoneyBeeNet, compares bee data from across North America to satellite imagery in order to gain a big-picture perspective of how our warming climate is affecting both plants and pollinators. Note: NASA's Wayne Esaias sees honeybees as important data collectors to help us understand our changing climate. For complete transcript,...
Topics: Agricultural science, Earth, HDTV, Earth Science, Agriculture, Earth Science, Climate Indicators,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10481
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This dominant cosmological theory suggests the Universe began nearly 13.7 billion years ago, expanding rapidly from a very dense and incredibly hot state. Eventually, stars ignited and galaxies slowly formed. The Big Bang theory has been imporved and advanced especially through NASA's Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) and WMAP missions. This animation conceptualizes these explosive beginnings of the Universe. Note: This animation begins with a pinpoint of light as the Big Bang, and continues to...
Topics: HDTV, Astrophysics, Early Universe, Cosmology, Big Bang, WMAP, Universe, What -- Explorer, What --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10128
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NASA may be famous for exploring the far reaches of the universe and strange new worlds, but it could be that the most important planet NASA studies is our own. Note: This short film provides a quick take on the awe-inspiring research and imagery coming out of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. See the Earth, as only NASA can. Producer: Stefanie Misztal (UMBC). Scientist: Bob Bindschadler (NASA/GSFC), Waleed Abdalati (NASA/GSFC), Jeff Halverson (JCET UMBC), Jeffrey Morisette...
Topics: Earth, Earth Science, Remote Sensing, Earth Science, What -- Earth, Where -- Goddard Space Flight...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10191
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The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will locate the first galaxies that formed in the early Universe, connecting the Big Bang to our own Milky Way Galaxy. JWST will have a large mirror over 21 feet in diameter and a sunshield the size of a tennis court. The mission will observe primarily in the infrared range of the electromagnetic spectrum and will reside in an orbit about one million miles from the Earth at the second Lagrange point, L2. JWST is scheduled for launch in 2013. Note: This...
Topics: HDTV, Astrophysics, JWST, Universe, What -- Earth, Where -- Milky Way Galaxy
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10124
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It is believed that after the Big Bang, the universe originally decelerated in its expansion, but then 'changed gears' and began to accelerate. The unknown force causing this recent acceleration is dubbed the 'Dark Energy.' This visualization flies through a series of galaxy clusters, the largerst gravitationally-bound objects in the Universe. Note: This animation flies through a series of galaxy clusters. Animator: Dana Berry (Skyworks Digital). Writer: Michael D. McClare (HTSI).
Topic: Galaxy, HDTV, Astrophysics, Early Universe, Cosmology, Big Bang, Universe
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10135
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Note: Dr. Robert H. Goddard is the undisputed father of modern rocketry and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. is named in his honor. This illustrated film tells the story of Dr. Goddard's contributions to science and engineering. Dug from the Goddard Multimedia archives, this short piece is almost as old as the center itself.For complete transcript, click
Topics: HDTV, History and philosophy of science, Goddard Vodcasts, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10431
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A gravitational wave is a theoretical fluctuation in the curvature of spacetime caused by the movement of incredibly massive objects. In this animation, two massive black holes orbit each other, creating gravitational waves. Note: This animation shows two black holes orbiting each other, producing gravity waves. Animator: Dana Berry (Skyworks Digital). Writer: Michael D. McClare (HTSI).
Topic: HDTV, Black Hole, Astrophysics, Gravitational Waves
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10142
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by NASA/NCSA University of Illinois
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This animation flies through the cosmic web of the early universe. At the end, we see the Hubble Space Telescope collecting data points.Launched in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has revolutionized astronomy by providing unprecedented views of the Universe. Hubble's spectral range extends from the ultraviolet, through the visible, and into the near-infrared. NASA will fly a servicing mission in 2008 to bring two new science instruments to Hubble - the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph and the...
Topics: HDTV, Hubble Space Telescope, HST, Astrophysics, SM4, Early Universe, Cosmology, Universe, What --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10118
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A black hole is a massive object whose gravitational field is so intense that no light (electromagnetic radiation) can escape it. When two orbiting black holes merge, a massive amount of energy is released in the form of jets. Meanwhile, the movement of these massive bodies disturbs the fabric of space-time around them, sending ripples of gravitational waves radiating outward. These waves are predicted by Einstein's theory of general relativity, but have yet to be directly detected. Note: A...
Topic: Galaxy, HDTV, Black Hole, Astrophysics, Gravitational Waves
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10140
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A Cepheid is a star that varies in light intensity over regular, measurable periods. The period of pulsation is directly related to a Cepheid's intrinsic brightness making observations of these stars a powerful tool for determining distance. This animation shows a Cepheid variable star varying in brightness in the arm of a spiral galaxy. Note: This animation shows a Cepheid variable star varying in brightness in the arm of a spiral galaxy. Animator: Dana Berry (Skyworks Digital). Writer:...
Topic: Galaxy, HDTV, Astrophysics
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10145
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by NASA/DOE/Fermi LAT Collaboration
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This all-sky movie shows counts of gamma rays with energies greater than 300 million electron volts from August 4 to October 30, 2008, detected by Fermi's Large Area Telescope. Brighter colors indicate brighter gamma-ray sources. The circles show the northern (left) and southern galactic sky. Their edges lie along the plane of our galaxy, the Milky Way. Because this is an unusual view of the sky, the movies first overlay the stars and establish the locations of well- known constellations: Ursa...
Topics: Gamma Ray, HDTV, Gamma Ray Burst, Astrophysics, Universe, Pulsar, GLAST, Constellation, Gamma Ray...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10407
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A pulsar is generally believed to be a rapidly rotating neutron star that emits pulses of radiation (such as x-rays and radio waves) at known regular intervals. A millisecond pulsar is one with a rotational period in the range of 1-10 milliseconds. As the pulsar picks up speed through accretion, it distorts due to subtle changes in the crust. Such slight distortion is enough to produce gravitational waves. Material flowing onto the pulsar surface from its companion star tends to quicken the...
Topic: HDTV, Neutron Star, Astrophysics, Gravitational Waves, Pulsar
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10143
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by NASA/JPL-Caltech/G. Laughlin (UCO/Lick Observatory)
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HD 80606b is a gas giant planet in an eccentric orbit around its star. Every 111 days, the planet passes within 2.8 million miles of the star's surface. During the close approach of Nov. 20, 2007, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope observed the system for 30 hours. Scientists modeled the response of the planet's upper atmosphere to the extreme heating. The animation based on their simulations begins 4.4 days after closest approach, when the hot hemisphere has rotated into view. A massive storm has...
Topics: Gas, HDTV, Universe, Stars, Planets, Spitzer, What -- Spitzer Space Telescope
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10374
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
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Note: Rich Vondrak is the Project Scientist for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission. The following soundbites from Vondrak give information about the LRO mission's objectives and importance. Editor: Andrew Freeberg (NASA/GSFC). Producer: Andrew Freeberg (NASA/GSFC). Scientist: Richard Vondrak (NASA/GSFC). Videographer: Michelle Williams (UMBC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: LRO.
Topics: HDTV, LRO, Interview, What -- Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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Note: John Keller is the Deputy Project Scientist for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission. The following soundbites from Keller give information about the LRO mission's objectives and importance. Editor: Andrew Freeberg (NASA/GSFC). Producer: Andrew Freeberg (NASA/GSFC). Videographer: Erica Drezek (HTSI). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: LRO.
Topics: HDTV, Lunar, LRO, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, Interview, What -- Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10429
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Scientists using NASA's Wilkinson Microwave Anistropy Probe (WMAP) have created the most detailed portrait of the infant Universe. By capturing the afterglow of the Big Bang, called the cosmic microwave background (CMB), we now believe the Universe to be 13.7 billion years old. Encoded in these patterns is much--anticipated information about the fundamental properties of the early Universe. WMAP launched on June 30, 2001. Note: This animation begins with a zoom into the WMAP data. We then see...
Topics: HDTV, Astrophysics, Early Universe, Cosmology, Big Bang, WMAP, Universe, What -- WMAP
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10123
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Note: Celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2009, Goddard Space Flight Center has seen a lot of changes over its first five decades. Yet at the same time, the core values and mission of the center has changed little. This vintage film from 1976 shows a time-capsule glimpse of GSFC's early foundations and how remarkably similar they are to today. For complete transcript, click
Topics: GSFC, Greenbelt, HDTV, History and philosophy of science, Goddard Space Flight Center, Where --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10440
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Images Lab
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The Bermuda High pressure system sits over the Atlantic during summer. Acting as a block that hurricanes cannot penetrate, the size and location of this system can determine where hurricanes go. A normal Bermuda High often leads to hurricanes moving up the east coast and out to sea. During summer 2004 and 2005, the Bermuda High expanded to the south and west, which steered hurricanes into the Gulf of Mexico rather than up the east coast or curving out to sea. Once in the Gulf, most hurricane...
Topics: Atmospheric science, HDTV, Hurricane, Natural hazards, Earth Science, Atmosphere, Atmospheric...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10069
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Meet Little SDO! This animated version of NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory is here to introduce you to all the great new ways we'll be looking at the sun and predicting how it will affect our lives on Earth. Note: Looking Inside the Sun. Little SDO explains both how he can see inside the sun and how he can tell what you ate for lunch today. Animator: Chris Smith (UMBC). Editor: Chris Smith (UMBC). Producer: Rani Gran (NASA/GSFC). Writer: Chris Smith (UMBC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: SDO.
Topics: HDTV, Satellite, Sun, SDO, What -- Solar Dynamics Observatory, What -- Sun, What -- Earth
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The Communication/Navigation Outage Forcasting System (C/NOFS) is designed to detect and forcast scintillations in the Earth's ionosphere which result in decreased satellite to ground communications and to alert users of impending satellite communication outages. Note: CNOFS space craft beauty pass Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI).
Topics: HDTV, What -- C/NOFS, What -- USERS
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10354
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Through a partnership of intergalactic proportions, NASA and Disney/PIxar have teamed up to bring Wall*E into the classroom! Learn how you and your students can meet Wall*E and learn about NASA's return to the moon by visiting dln.nasa.gov. Note: Wall*E comes to your classroom! Editor: Chris Smith (HTSI). Producer: Chris Smith (HTSI). Videographer: Chris Smith (HTSI).
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Topics: Earth, HDTV, Moon, LRO, Education, Students, Disney, Pixar, What -- Moon, What -- Earth, What --...
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Scientists discover what there is, but engineers create that which never was. This special group of folks at Goddard Space Flight Center are creators, like any artist, but instead of working with art they are working wiht scientific, mechanical, or electrical things with fantastic problems to solve. Watch engineers talk about what it is like to be an engineer as they build, assemble, integrate, and test the Solary Dynamics Observatory (SDO) soon to be launched in early 2010. If you have a...
Topics: HDTV, Heliosphere, Spacecraft, Sun, SDO, Integration, Testing, Engineers, Build, What -- Solar...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10471
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The Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) consists of three spacecraft orbiting the sun in a triangular configuration. The LISA mission will study the mergers of supermassive black holes, test Einstein's theory of general relativity, probe the early Universe, and search for gravitational waves. As these passing waves ripple space and time, they will alter the lasers shining between the spacecraft, offering a different perspective on the Universe. LISA is scheduled for launch in 2015. Note:...
Topics: HDTV, Astrophysics, Gravitational Waves, LISA, Universe, What -- Sun
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10127
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Through a partnership of intergalactic proportions, NASA and Disney/PIxar have teamed up to bring Wall*E into the classroom! In this video, students learn about how to find the size of the moon using everyday objects with a little help from Wall*E and Eve. Note: Wall*E learns about proportions!For complete transcript, click
Topics: Earth, HDTV, Moon, LRO, Education, Disney, Pixar, What -- Moon, What -- Earth, What -- Lunar...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10288
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Launched in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) has revolutionized astronomy by providing unprecedented views of the Universe. Hubble's spectral range extends from the ultraviolet, through the visible, and into the near-infrared. NASA will fly a servicing mission in 2008 to bring two new science instruments to Hubble - the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph and the Wide Field Camera 3. New gyros and batteries will extend Hubble's life through 2013. Note: This is an animation of the Hubble...
Topics: HDTV, Hubble Space Telescope, HST, Astrophysics, SM4, What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST), What --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10117
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/Arizona State University
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A starkly beautiful region a few kilometers east of Hell E crater, which is located on the floor of the ancient Imbrian-aged Deslandres impact structure in the lunar highlands south of Mare Nubium. Numerous small, secondary craters can be identified, including several small crater chains. Also identifiable are distinctive lineations made readily apparent by the extreme lighting, representing ejecta from a nearby impact. The NAC image shown here has not been calibrated and the pixel values were...
Topics: HDTV, Lunar, Moon, LRO, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, LROC, What -- Crater, What -- Lunar...
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Note: On September 13, 2008, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center opened its gates to the public for Launchfest, a free open house celebrating a large number of upcoming launches.(no transcript, audio is music-only) Editor: Stefanie Misztal (UMBC). Producer: Andrew Freeberg (NASA/GSFC). Videographer: Chris Smith (UMBC), Jefferson Beck (UMBC), Ryan Fitzgibbons (UMBC).
Topics: HDTV, Goddard Space Flight Center, Launchfest, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10367
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image lab
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SMALL RAINDROP ANIMATION - When a small raindrop falls on the ocean, it produces sound underwater by its impact on the ocean surface and, more importantly, by sound created from a bubble trapped underwater during its splash. Different raindrop sizes produce distinctive sounds. When recorded underwater, small raindrops make a sound like a hiss. The following animation is first simulated as a real-time small raindrop, and then slowed down to demonstrate the distinct sound of impact and the...
Topics: Earth Science, Gonnelli, Precipitation, Rain, Raindrop, What -- Earth
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10052
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One critical new area of aerosol research involves how the varied particles impact clouds. Clouds play an important role in regulating Earth's climate, and without aerosols, clouds could not exist. The introduction of a larger number of aerosols will modify cloud's natural properties, leading to clouds that are bigger, brighter, and longer lasting. Two time lapsed scenes with zooms to particle-level conceptual animations help to illustrate this concept. In a pristine environment, like the ocean...
Topic: Aerosols, Climate, Clouds, Global Warming, HDTV, Ocean, Pollution, Climate Change, Glory
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Particles of matter in classical physics can be considered as objects that have a definite location in space at any given time. However, in quantum theory, particles are given a probability of being located in a particular space at a particular time. In this animation, particles pop into and out of existence in varying spaces and at varying times. Note: In this animation, quantum particles pop into and out of existence in varying spaces and at varying times. Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI)....
Topic: HDTV, Astrophysics, Universe
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10132
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In 2007, science video producer Maria Frostic took a leave of absence from her work at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center to pursue a Fulbright Scholarship in Iceland. But when she got there and launched into a film about Icelandic puffins, she realized NASA science was an important part of the story... Note: Short video about the connection between NASA research and Icelandic puffins. Editor: Jefferson Beck (UMBC). Producer: Jefferson Beck (UMBC). Videographer: Maria Frostic (UMBC),...
Topics: Climate, Earth, Earth Science, Global Warming, HDTV, Ocean, Plankton, Sea Temperature, Edited...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10339
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Some aerosol particles primarily reflect solar radiation and cool the atmosphere, and others can also absorb radiation and warm the surrounding air. When aerosols heat the atmosphere, they create an unstable environment where clouds can't thrive. The suppression of clouds leads to further warming of the atmosphere by solar radiation. Aerosols are a complex but critical piece of the climate puzzle, and researchers are still working to understand the role of these curious particles. Note: Forest...
Topics: Aerosols, Atmospheric science, Climate, Clouds, Earth Science, HDTV, Human geography, Natural...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10389
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Note: Conceptual animation depicting how biological organisms (shown as oval-shaped translucent structures) living beneath the surface of Mars may have produced methane (shown as blue spheres). Animator: Susan Twardy (HTSI). Producer: Chris Smith (UMBC). Scientist: Michael Mumma (NASA/GSFC).
Topics: HDTV, Mars, Methane, Microbes, What -- Mars
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10359
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Note: On February 11, 2008, after months of assembly and testing by engineers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft was cased up and loaded on a truck bound for Kennedy Space Center to be prepared for launch. Editor: Andrew Freeberg (NASA/GSFC). Producer: Andrew Freeberg (NASA/GSFC). Videographer: Andrew Freeberg (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: LRO.
Topics: HDTV, Spacecraft, LRO, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, What -- Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO),...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10410
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Note: To prepare for Servicing Mission 4, Hubble components must endure harsh tests at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. This feature explores test facilities at Goddard like: launch phase simulator centrifuge, the acoustic test chamber, electromagnetic interference testing, vibration tables, static load test facility, and the space environment simulator.For complete transcript, click
Topics: GSFC, HDTV, Spacecraft, Hubble Space Telescope, HST, SM4, Servicing Mission 4, Space Shuttle,...
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Note: An update on instrument, tool and carrier preparations for STS-125: HST Servicing Mission 4 at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. Update as of January 2, 2008. For complete transcript, click
Topics: GSFC, HDTV, Spacecraft, Hubble Space Telescope, HST, SM4, Clean Room, Servicing Mission 4, Space...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10238
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Stock Footage Courtesy of Visionaries, Inc.
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NASA's Swift satellite has acquired the highest-resolution view of the neighboring spiral galaxy M31. Also known as the Andromeda Galaxy, M31 is the largest and closest such galaxy to our own. It's more than 220,000 light-years across and lies 2.5 million light-years away in the constellation Andromeda. Between May 25 and July 26, 2008, Swift's Ultraviolet/Optical Telescope (UVOT) acquired 330 images of M31 at wavelengths of 192.8, 224.6, and 260 nanometers. The images represent a total...
Topics: Galaxy, HDTV, UV, Astrophysics, Universe, Stars, Edited Feature, Swift, What -- Swift, What --...
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Scientists using NASA's Wilkinson Microwave Anistropy Probe (WMAP) have created the most detailed portrait of the infant Universe. By capturing the afterglow of the Big Bang, called the cosmic microwave background (CMB), we now believe the Universe to be 13.7 billion years old. Encoded in these patterns is much-anticipated information about the fundamental properties of the early Universe. WMAP launched on June 30, 2001. Note: This animation shows the WMAP spacecraft spinning, then reveals the...
Topics: HDTV, Astrophysics, Early Universe, Cosmology, Big Bang, WMAP, Universe, What -- WMAP
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NASA's GLAST mission is an astrophysics and particle physics partnership, developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy, along with important contributions from academic institutions and partners in France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Sweden, and the U.S. The GLAST satellite will launch in 2008 from Cape Canaveral Air Station, on Florida's east coast. GLAST will be carried on a Delta II Heavy launch vehicle, with 9 solid rocket boosters. GLAST is the first imaging gamma-ray...
Topics: Gamma Ray, HDTV, Satellite, Spacecraft, Space science, Gamma Ray Burst, Astrophysics, Universe,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10324
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A new NASA spacecraft called the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) will deliver startling images of the sun with ten times more detail than HDTV. The goal of the mission is to help scientists zoom in on solar activity such as sunspots, solar flares and coronal mass ejections, thus improving forcasts of solar storms. The complete script is available
Topics: HDTV, Sun, Earth Science, Sun-earth Interactions, Solar Activity, SDO, Goddard Vodcasts, What --...
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As part of the 50th Anniversary of Goddard Space Flight Center, these videos profile employees who have more than 40 years of service. Their stories reveal a small peek at the changes Goddard has undergone in the previous five decades. Note: Harvey Walden Goddard employee for 46 years Computer Engineer Software Engineering Division Producer: Bill Hrybyk (TRAX International Corp.).
Topics: GSFC, Goddard Space Flight Center, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
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Note: A three-minute video giving a quick overview of Goddard Space Flight Center, 'Putting ideas into space..... bringing knowledge home.'
Topics: HDTV, Goddard Space Flight Center, Welcome, Visitor, Center, Outreach, Where -- Goddard Space...
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Note: Exactly a month ago on June 27 NASA launched a new and improved weather satellite called GOES-O. Now that GOES-O is safely into its orbit, it has been renamed to GOES-14. On July 27, 2009 NOAA and NASA released the first full disk image from GOES-14 showing that the satellite is operating correctly. NASA Goddard Producer Silvia Stoyanova, visits the NOAA Satellite Operations Facility in Suitland, Md. for the release of the first image and talks to NOAA Meteorologist Tom Renkevens about...
Topics: Earth, HDTV, Weather, GOES, NOAA, What -- GOES 1, What -- Earth
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The videos on this page were shot during the week of the LRO/LCROSS launch (June 15-19, 2009) at Kennedy Space Center.For more views of the LRO/LCROSS launch, including footage from inside the Missions Operations Control Room at Goddard and individual camera feeds of the launch from Kennedy, check out
Topics: HDTV, Moon, LRO, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, Launch, Atlas, What -- Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter...
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Antarctica footage provided by Polar-Palooza/Passport to Knowledge
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This past January NASA scientist Robert Bindschadler led an expedition to a previously untouched part of Antarctica that may be one of the best places to gauge how global warming is affecting the continent. Pine Island Glacier Ice Shelf (PIG for short) is believed to be among the most vulnerable spots ot melting on Earth, but it's also among the most remote. While satellite observations provide a wide-angle view of the action on the glacier, boots on the ground with high tech drills and sensors...
Topics: Antarctic, Antarctic Ice, Antarctic Ice Sheet, HDTV, Ice Shelf, Pine Island Glacier, Location,...
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A black hole is a massive object whose gravitational field is so intense that no light (electromagnetic radiation) can escape it. Around many black holes is an accretion disk of material emitting energy as it falls into the black hole. This animation shows a cutaway of the accretion disk. The gap between the accretion disk and the black hole represents the innermost orbit matter can be in before plunging into the black hole. The radius of this innermost orbit depends on whether the black hole...
Topic: HDTV, Black Hole, Astrophysics
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NASA Images
by Chere Petty, University of Maryland, Baltimore County NSF grant DBI-0722569.
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Aerosols are complex particles; they can occur in nature but can also be generated by humans. One source of naturally-occurring aerosols is the ocean-wave activity which propels salt particles into the air. These particles then serve as cloud condensation nuclei and lead to cloud formation. Sea salt still image courtesy of Chere Petty, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; NSF grant DBI-0722569 Note: Microscope video of sea salt. Animator: Megan Willy (UMBC). Producer: Maria Frostic (UMBC)....
Topics: Aerosols, Atmospheric science, Earth Science, Global Warming, HDTV, Ocean, Earth Science,...
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Aerosols are complex particles; they occur in nature and can also be generated by human activity. One important new area of aerosol research involves how aerosols impact clouds. Without aerosols, clouds could not exist. Aerosol particles serve as condensation nuclei for water vapor in the atmosphere. Atmospheric water molecules are drawn to aerosol particles like magnets, forming water droplets and eventually creating a cloud. The introduction of a larger number of aerosols will modify cloud's...
Topics: Aerosols, Atmospheric science, Clouds, HDTV, Ocean, Soot, Earth Science, Atmosphere, Aerosols,...
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NASA Images
by Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics.
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Analyzing the Sun and its affects on climate is complicated by the fact that the amount of radiation arriving from the Sun is not constant. It varies from the average value of the total solar irradiance (TSI)--1,361 W/m2--on a daily basis. Variations in TSI are due to a balance between decreases caused by sunspots and increases caused by faculae, which are the bright areas that surround sunspots. The Sun's energy output varies with time, and Glory's TIM instrument will help measure those...
Topics: HDTV, Solar Cycle, Sun, Earth Science, Sun-earth Interactions, Earth Science, Atmosphere,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10396
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
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Topics: HDTV, Hubble Space Telescope, HST, SM4, Spectograph, EVA, COS, COSTAR, STS-125, What -- Hubble...
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The LRO spacecraft was built by engineers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. The following videos record the complex assembly process of the satellite. Note:
Topics: LRO, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, Spin Test, Star Tracker, Reaction Wheel, Putting It Together,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10326
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
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The Total Irradiance Monitor (TIM) is an electrical substitution radiometer (ESR) that measures total solar irradiance (TSI) with extreme accuracy and precision. It has four identical radiometers to provide redundancy and to detect changes in the instrument performance due to exposure to solar radiation. As illustrated by this animation, the TIM is mounted on a two-axis, gimbaled platform that tracks the Sun independent of spacecraft orientation. The Glory TIM will continue the TSI measurements...
Topics: Climate, Earth Science, Global Warming, HDTV, Instrument, Satellite, Spacecraft, Earth Science,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10384
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Note: The Deputy Project Manager for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) program, Cathy Peddie, expresses her personal and professional thoughts on the upcoming LRO mission.For complete transcript, click
Topics: HDTV, Lunar, Moon, Edited Feature, LRO, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, What -- Lunar Reconnaissance...
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
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Shortly after NASA Administrator Michael Griffin announced that NASA would add a servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble's most prominent camera and most used instrument, died. The incredible engineering challenge to understand the problem, develop a strategy to fix ACS that astronauts could perform, create the tools and new circuit board components in an incredibly short time, could not have been accomplished if the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) hadn't failed a...
Topics: GSFC, HDTV, Hubble Space Telescope, HST, SM4, Servicing Mission 4, Space Shuttle, Atlantis, ACS,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10348
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
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Note: When placed on the Hubble Space Telescope, WFC3 will provide unprecedented capabilities for imaging the cosmos at near-ultraviolet and at near-infrared wavelengths. The Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) will study a diverse range of objects and phenomena, from early and distant galaxy formation to nearby planetary nebulae, and finally our own backyard -- the planets and other bodies of our Solar System. WFC3 extends Hubble's capability not only by seeing deeper into the universe but also by...
Topics: GSFC, HDTV, Spacecraft, Hubble Space Telescope, HST, SM4, Universe, Servicing Mission 4, Space...
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
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Note: Mike Mumma and his team of researchers at Goddard Space Flight Center have made the first definitive observations of methane in the atmosphere of Mars. The evidence of methane plumes only during certain seasons and the chemical processes that could lead to its possible sources both raise intriguing questions for future study.For complete transcript, click
Topics: HDTV, Mars, Methane, What -- Mars, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
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NASA's GLAST mission is an astrophysics and particle physics partnership, developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy, along with important contributions from academic institutions and partners in France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Sweden, and the U.S. This video introduces only a small fraction of the hundreds of U.S. and international GLAST team members. To meet more of the team go to: www.nasa.gov/glast. Interviews with (in order of appearance): Bill Atwood - GLAST Co-Creator,...
Topics: Gamma Ray, HDTV, Satellite, Spacecraft, Space science, Gamma Ray Burst, Astrophysics, Universe,...
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
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NASA's Solar Dyamics Obervatory (SDO) will study the sun in unrecedented detail and its effects on Earth. See SDO rolled through Goddard Space Flight Center's hallways, where it was built and tested, and prepared for transport to KSC in July 2009. SDO will undergo final testing at Astrotech Space Operations, located near Kennedy Space Center, in preparation for its anticipated launch. Note: SDO is Moving On Out Editor: Erica Drezek (HTSI). Producer: Erica Drezek (HTSI). Technical Support: Rich...
Topics: GSFC, HDTV, Transport, SDO, What -- Sun, What -- Earth, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center...
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To commemorate the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11, NASA released partially restored video of a series of 15 memorable moments from the July 20 moonwalk. The source material for the restoration project is the best of the available broadcast-format video. Lowry Digital, Burbank, Calif., is significantly enhancing the video using the company's proprietary software technology and other restoration techniques. The video is part of a larger restoration project that will be completed in September and...
Topics: HDTV, Lunar, Apollo, Apollo 11 40th Anniversary, Manned Space Flight, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10457
NASA Images
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To commemorate the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11, NASA released partially restored video of a series of 15 memorable moments from the July 20 moonwalk. The source material for the restoration project is the best of the available broadcast-format video. Lowry Digital, Burbank, Calif., is significantly enhancing the video using the company's proprietary software technology and other restoration techniques. The video is part of a larger restoration project that will be completed in September and...
Topics: HDTV, Lunar, Apollo, Apollo 11 40th Anniversary, Manned Space Flight, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin,...
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by NASA
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The Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) consists of three spacecraft orbiting the sun in a triangular configuration. The LISA mission will study the mergers of supermassive black holes, test Einstein's theory of general relativity, probe the early universe, and search for gravitational waves. As these passing waves ripple space and time, they will alter the laser beams shining between the spacecraft, offering a different perspective on the universe. LISA is scheduled for launch in 2015....
Topics: HDTV, Astrophysics, Gravitational Waves, LISA, Universe, What -- Sun
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by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) produced many of the most popular and dramatic images from the Hubble Space Telescope over the last few years, but in January 2007 the instrument had a serious power failure which caused the three observing channels, the Wide Field Channel, The Solar Blind Channel and the High Resolution channel, to cease operation. The Solar Blind Channel was returned to service in February 2007. This animation shows how the Servicing Mission 4 astronauts will attempt to...
Topics: Hubble Space Telescope, HST, SM4, Servicing Mission 4, Advance Camera for Surveys, EVA, What --...
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
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The GLAST mission launched on June 11, 2008 and has been returning remarkable and revolutionary discoveries ever since. Recently renamed to the Fermi Space Telescope, after Nobel Prize winner Enrico Fermi, the mission is expected to discover dozens of new pulsars within the first year alone. The telescope is also giving us new insights into gamma-ray bursts and the massive jets that erupt from distant galaxies. Stay tuned -- the mission of NASA's Fermi telescope is just getting started. Note:...
Topics: Gamma Ray, Satellite, Spacecraft, Space science, Black Hole, Gamma Ray Burst, Astrophysics,...
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Glory will launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base onboard a Taurus XL launch vehicle. The Taurus launch service is provided by Orbital Sciences Corporation Launch Systems Group, under contract to the NASA Kennedy Space Center. The Taurus XL will place Glory into a circular, Sun-synchronous injection orbit with an altitude of 640 kilometers and an inclination of 97.9 degrees. Note: Launch and deploy of Glory satellite. Animator: Ryan Zuber (UMBC). Producer: Maria Frostic (UMBC). Scientist:...
Topics: Aerosols, Climate, Earth Science, Global Warming, HDTV, Satellite, Spacecraft, Earth Science,...
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NASA Images
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To commemorate the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11, NASA released partially restored video of a series of 15 memorable moments from the July 20 moonwalk. The source material for the restoration project is the best of the available broadcast-format video. Lowry Digital, Burbank, Calif., is significantly enhancing the video using the company's proprietary software technology and other restoration techniques. The video is part of a larger restoration project that will be completed in September and...
Topics: HDTV, Lunar, Apollo, Apollo 11 40th Anniversary, Manned Space Flight, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10466
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
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Spacebook is a social media tool developed at NASA to help facilitate group collaboration. It includes capabilities for employees to participate in internal NASA groups and user forums and to publish or share information about ongoing NASA projects within the agency. Note: This short video explains the purposes and capabilities of Spacebook.For complete transcript, click
Topic: HDTV, Spacebook, Collaboration Tool
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
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Note: LRO will be launched via an Atlas V 401 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. It will take approximately four days for the satellite to travel to and then enter the moon's orbit. This video is from the launch of the MOR Mission. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter or LRO will give scientists more information about the structure of the Moon's interior; the types of rock found there, events that shaped it, and the conditions that exist at the surface. Editor: Erica Drezek...
Topics: LRO, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, Launch, Atlas, What -- Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), What...
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
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On August 1, 2008 a rare total solar eclipse will appear in the skies over parts of Canada, Greenland, Russia, Mongolia, and China. During this spectacular event, the moon will cross in front of the sun, completely blocking out the sun's disk, and casting a shadow over part of the Earth. While only people in a small area of the world will be able to see the eclipse in person, viewers all accross the globe can view the eclipse as it happens on NASA TV and
Topics: Solar Eclipse, Sun, Earth Science, Sun-earth Interactions, What -- Moon, What -- Sun, What --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10287
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
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A countdown of the top 5 solar discoveries from the Sun-Earth Connection Education Forum. These include the discoveries of sunspots, the solar cycle, the heliosphere, aurora formation, and space weather. Note: Number 4 in the Top 5 Solar Discoveries: The Seasons of the Sun. This talks about the discovery and importance of the 11-year solar cycle. Animator: Chris Smith (HTSI). Editor: Ryan Fitzgibbons (UMBC). Narrator: Troy Cline (Raytheon/GSFC). Producer: Ryan Fitzgibbons (UMBC). Scientist:...
Topics: Aurora, HDTV, Heliosphere, Solar Cycle, Sun, Earth Science, Sun-earth Interactions, Earth Science,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10411
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
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The GLAST LAT (Large Area Telescope) was tested extensively during the summer of 2006 at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC. The NRL also contributed to the GLAST project by managing the construction of the LAT Calorimeter. Note: This footage shows the LAT instrument in the cleanroom at the NRL. Scientist: Steven Ritz (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Fermi/LAT.
Topics: Gamma Ray, HDTV, Satellite, Spacecraft, Space science, Gamma Ray Burst, Astrophysics, Universe,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10165
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
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NASA's GLAST mission is an astrophysics and particle physics partnership, developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy, along with important contributions from academic institutions and partners in France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Sweden, and the U.S. What's the difference between the Swift and GLAST satellites? Both missions look at gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), but in different ways. Swift can rapidly and precisely determine the locations of GRBs and observe their afterglows at...
Topics: Gamma Ray, HDTV, Satellite, Spacecraft, Space science, Gamma Ray Burst, Astrophysics, Universe,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10323
NASA Images
by NASA/Fermi/Cruz deWilde
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A pulsar is a rapidly spinning and highly magnetized neutron star, the crushed core left behind when a massive sun explodes. Most were found through their pulses at radio wavelengths, which are thought to be caused by narrow, lighthouse-like beams emanating from the star's magnetic poles. When it comes to gamma-rays, pulsars are no longer lighthouses. A new class of gamma-ray-only pulsars shows that the gamma rays must form in a broader region than the lighthouse-like radio beam. Astronomers...
Topics: Gamma Ray, HDTV, Gamma Ray Burst, Astrophysics, Universe, Pulsar, GLAST, Gamma Ray Observatory,...
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
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USA Today Education, in collaboration with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, brings the final section of a six-part case study, which explores the human ingenuity, vision, and expertise represented in the still-evoloving story of the Hubble Space Telescope. The interviews that follow are based on the Critical Inquiry section of the case study, which was composed by the subject matter experts at NASA. Note: Astronaut Kathryn Thornton and NASA engineer Russ Werneth look back at the challenges and...
Topics: HDTV, Hubble Space Telescope, HST, SM4, Servicing Mission 4, Astronauts, Engineers, Education, Who...
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NASA Images
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To commemorate the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11, NASA released partially restored video of a series of 15 memorable moments from the July 20 moonwalk. The source material for the restoration project is the best of the available broadcast-format video. Lowry Digital, Burbank, Calif., is significantly enhancing the video using the company's proprietary software technology and other restoration techniques. The video is part of a larger restoration project that will be completed in September and...
Topics: HDTV, Lunar, Apollo, Apollo 11 40th Anniversary, Manned Space Flight, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10467
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
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In the weeks surrounding Halloween in 2003, the sun unleashed a series of spooky storms towards the Earth, storms that ignited lots of ghostly looking auroras, but that also wreaked havoc with power grids, satellites and other electrical equipment. On the fifth anniversary of these unprecedented storms, NASA takes a look back at the Sun during these haunting days. Note: From October 25, 2003, to November 7, 2003, the sun sent a series of solar storms that lit up the sky with ghoulish auroras....
Topics: Coronal Mass Ejection, HDTV, What -- Sun, What -- Earth
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