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This Chandra X-ray video shows the elements distribution in supernova remnant Cas A. The distributions of sulfur, silicon, magnesium and neon are similar. Oxygen, which according to theoretical models is the most abundant element in the remnant, is difficult to detect because the X-ray emission characteristic of oxygen ions is strongly absorbed by gas in along the line of sight to Cas A, and because almost all the oxygen ions have had all their electrons stripped away. (NASA/CXC/A. Hobart)
Topics: Marshall Space Flight Center, Chandra X-ray, supernova, Cassiopeia A, Cas A
Source: http://youtu.be/zXtTZK3sOfo
Ames Research Center, MIT and Johnson Space Center have two new robotics projects aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Robonaut 2, a two-armed humanoid robot with astronaut-like dexterity, is currently undergoing onboard testing. The second is the SPHERES satellite, which recently got a smartphone upgrade that gives it eyes, ears and a sensor array. These robots could assume mundane, sometimes dangerous tasks: monitoring radiation, filter change-outs, some extravehicular activities
Topics: International Space Station, Robonaut 2, SPHERES, Ames Research Center, MIT, Johnson Space Center,...
Source: http://youtu.be/0eDWZ9jkRQo
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Asteroid 433 Eros made a close approach to Earth the morning of January 31st coming within 0.17 AU (15 million miles) of our planet. In this set of images taken that morning, the bright moving dot near the center of the field is the 21 mile long Eros.
Topics: What -- Earth, Marshall Space Flight Center, Meteoroid Environment Office, Asteroid 433 Eros,...
Source: http://youtu.be/Crhoe7X_lK8
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NASA conducted a 260-second J-2X engine test at the Stennis Space Center in southern Mississippi on June 13 marking another step in developing the Space Launch System, the next-generation rocket that will carry humans deeper into space than ever before. (NASA/SSC)
Topics: Where -- Mississippi, Marshall Space Flight Center, J2-X rocket engine, Space Launch System, beyond...
Source: http://youtu.be/UuysXdb0TvU
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It was three-two-one to brilliant fire as NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center tested a small solid rocket motor designed to mimic NASA's Space Launch System booster. The Mar. 14 test provides a quick, affordable and effective way to evaluate a new nozzle insulation material for the SLS solid rocket booster. (NASA/MSFC)
Topics: Marshall Space Flight Center, Space Launch System, solid rocket booster, long duration space...
Source: http://youtu.be/jGp0f2KSAU8
The X-ray Telescope on the Japanese/NASA mission Hinode has been observing the full Sun for an extended period. In this movie significant small-scale dynamic events can be observed as well as the slow maturation of many active regions now visible on the solar disk. Hinode is joint JAXA/NASA mission to study the connections of the Sun's surface magnetism, primarily in and around sunspots.
Topics: What -- Sun, What -- Hinode, Hinode, solar system, sun, JAXA, NASA, sunspots
Source: http://youtu.be/YdAbwGpS66U
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On June 5, 2012, Hinode captured these stunning views of the transit of Venus -- the last instance of this rare phenomenon until 2117. Hinode is a joint JAXA/NASA mission to study the connections of the sun's surface magnetism, primarily in and around sunspots. NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., manages Hinode science operations and oversaw development of the scientific instrumentation provided for the mission by NASA, and industry. The Smithsonian Astrophysical...
Topics: Where -- Venus, What -- Hinode, Marshall Space Flight Center, Venus transit, solar eclipse, Hinode,...
Source: http://youtu.be/gGYRMVU4blA
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Editor's note: This is a repost due to a video change. Thanks for all your previous comments. Featuring NASA Marshall's Foundations of Influence, Relationships, Success & Teamwork (FIRST) employees and student interns, 'Future Frontier' discusses the new Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift launch vehicle and its importance to furthering NASA's exploration mission. NASA FIRST is the Agency's leadership program for promising young professionals. (NASA/MSFC)
Topics: Marshall Space Flight Center, FIRST, Foundations of Influence, Relationships, Success &...
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Spectacular images from the Hinode spacecraft show the solar eclipse, which darkened the sky in parts of the Western United States and Southeast Asia yesterday.
Topics: What -- Hinode, Hinode, solar eclipse, astronomy, ring of fire, NASA
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NASA recently performed a trial run on a rocket sled test fixture, powered by rockets, to replicate the forces a supersonic spacecraft would experience prior to landing. The sled tests will allow the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project, or LDSD, to test inflatable and parachute decelerators to slow spacecraft prior to landing and allow NASA to increase landed payload masses, improve landing accuracy and increase the altitude of safe landing-sites. (NASA)
Topics: Marshall Space Flight Center, space exploration, supersonic spacecraft, rocket sled
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The shake, rattle and roar lasted just seven seconds, but the short J-2X test conducted May 16 at NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center moved the space agency closer to a return to deep space. NASA operators tested the next-generation J-2X engine on the A-2 Test Stand at Stennis to collect early data on performance of the engine and test stand with the new nozzle extension and clamshell configuration. The test also provided data on startup and shutdown processes. (NASA/SSC)
Topics: J-2X rocket engine, Marshall Space Flight Center, Stennis Space Center, space exploration
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Testing of the next-generation J-2X rocket engine continues to set standards. Last fall, the engine attained 100 percent power in just its fourth test and became the fastest U.S. rocket engine to achieve a full-flight duration test, hitting that 500-second mark in its eighth test. On, May 25, NASA recorded another first during a 40-second test of the engine on the A-2 Test Stand at John C. Stennis Space Center. For the first time, test conductors fired the J-2X in both the secondary and primary...
Topics: J-2X rocket engine, Marshall Space Flight Center, Stennis Space Center, space exploration, beyond...
Source: http://youtu.be/gZZh1GcWN5g
One of the most uncommon celestial phenomena, a solar transit by the planet Venus, will occur Tuesday evening. The Marshall Center will help build excitement for the rare event with a Lunch & Learn at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 4, in Morris Auditorium in Building 4200. Marshall scientist, Dr. Jim Spann will host the informative session. Participants will learn more about the phenomenon, which occurs in a pattern repeated every 243 years, with pairs of transits eight years apart. Similar to a...
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Topics: What -- Sun, Where -- Venus, What -- Earth, Marshall Space Flight Center, Venus in Transit, James...
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Time-lapse video of the installation of J-2X engine 10001 in the A-2 test-stand at Stennis, complete with clamshell assembly and nozzle extension. With these enhancements test engineers will measure the flight-configured engine performance at flight-like conditions. This video covers three months of activity to prepare for hot-fire testing
Topics: Marshall Space Flight Center, J2-X rocket engine, Stennis Space Center, hot fire testing, space...
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Using a piece of transparent plastic and some tape, STS-126 Mission Specialist Don Pettit builds a coffee cup that works in a weightless environment.
Topics: What -- STS-126, Marshall Space Flight Center, International Space Center, education, science,...
Source: http://youtu.be/JPy7RAGmxIk
In a brief but dazzling display, a 1.86-second burst of flame emerges from the A-1 test stand at Stennis Space Center as NASA kicks off the first in a series of J-2X powerpack tests the evening of Feb. 15. (NASA/SSC)
Topics: Marshall Space Flight Center, J-2X rocket engine, Powerpack, Stennis Space Center, space...
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On June 5, 2012, Hinode captured these stunning views of the transit of Venus -- the last instance of this rare phenomenon until 2117. Hinode is a joint JAXA/NASA mission to study the connections of the sun's surface magnetism, primarily in and around sunspots. NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., manages Hinode science operations and oversaw development of the scientific instrumentation provided for the mission by NASA, and industry. The Smithsonian Astrophysical...
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Topics: Where -- Venus, What -- Hinode, Marshall Space Flight Center, Hinode, Venus transit, solar eclipse,...
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A camera in Cartersville, Ga., captured this view of a bright fireball over Georgia on the night of Mar. 7, 2012, at approx. 10:19:11 EST. The meteor was first recorded at an altitude of 51.5 miles (89.2 km) southeast of Tunnel Hill, Ga., moving slightly south of west at approximately 15 km/s (33,500 mph). It was last seen 16.9 miles (27.2 km) above State Road 95, southeast of Rock Springs, Ga. (NASA/MSFC/Meteoroid Environment Office)
Topics: Where -- Georgia, Marshall Space Flight Center, Bill Cooke, Meteoroid Environment Office, fireball,...
Source: http://youtu.be/HuCAFHEJGV8
During a record-breaking June 8 test, engineers throttled the J-2X powerpack up and down several times to explore numerous operating points required for the fuel and oxidizer turbopumps. The results of this test will be useful for determining performance and hardware life for the J-2X engine turbopumps. The J-2X engine will power the upper stage of the evolved NASA¹s Space Launch System, an advanced heavy-lift rocket that will provide an entirely new national capability for human exploration...
Topics: Where -- Mississippi, Marshall Space Flight Center, J2-x rocket engine, Space Launch System,...
Source: http://youtu.be/z3SlWWBDKbk
An annular solar eclipse took place in the late hours of May 20th, into the 21st, and was visible from the ground in southern China, Japan, and the western United States. Hinode is in a low-Earth (630km altitude - about 400 miles) sun-synchronous polar orbit that permits nearly continuous observations of the sun and was in position to capture images of the solar eclipse.
Topics: Where -- Japan, What -- Polar, What -- Sun, Where -- China, What -- Hinode, Hinode, Marshall Space...
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On April 21, the 2012 Lyrid meteor shower peaked in the skies over Earth. While NASA allsky cameras were looking up, astronaut Don Pettit aboard the International Space Station trained his video camera on Earth below. Video footage has revealed breathtaking images of meteors ablating -- or burning up -- over Earth at night. This video is a composite of 310 still frames from that evening. (NASA/JSC/Don Pettit)
Topics: What -- Earth, Lyrid meteor shower, Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA allsky camera, Don Pettit,...
Source: http://youtu.be/9UwJFWCLzS4