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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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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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Note: Every day, NASA collects information vital to food production all over the world. This information is a valuable asset. NASA«ÉÔø__Ôø__Ôø_s mission: to give it away for free. With the data they collect, teams of NASA researchers and their partners at the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service, USAID Famine Early Warning Network (FEWS NET), NOAA, and several major universities including the University of Maryland, work to increase crop yields, ease famine, and keep the global agricultural...
Topics: Agricultural science, Earth Science, HDTV, NDVI, Remote Sensing, Earth Science, Agriculture, Earth...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10491
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by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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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
NASA Images
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
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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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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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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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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
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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
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10125
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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)
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10363
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by NASA
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Helium nuclei were created in the Big Bang and contain two protons and two neutrons each. Helium is the second most abundant element, comprising roughly one quarter of the mass of the Universe. This animation zooms into a standard helium atom, showing its protons (green), neutrons (white), and electrons (blue). Note: This animation zooms into a standard helium atom, showing its protons (green), its neutrons (white), and its electrons (blue). Animator: Dana Berry (Skyworks Digital). Writer:...
Topics: Atmospheric science, Chemistry, HDTV, Earth Science, Atmosphere, Atmospheric Chemistry,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10133
NASA Images
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
NASA Images
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/Dana Berry
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Scientists using NASA's Swift satellite say they have found newborn black holes, just seconds old, in a confused state of existence, sloppily gorging on material falling into them while somehow propelling other material away at great speeds. These black holes are born in massive star explosions. An initial blast obliterates the star. Yet the chaotic black hole activity appears to re-energize the explosion again and again over the course of several minutes. This is a dramatically different view...
Topics: Gamma Ray, Space science, Supernovae, Black Hole, Gamma Ray Burst, Astrophysics, Universe, Space,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10253
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
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Earth's oceans are wide reaching and teeming with life. One microscopic aquatic organism plays a major role in making life on Earth possible: phytoplankton. Under certain conditions, excessive phytoplankton growth can result in an area known as a dead zone. Dead zones form when big blooms of phytoplankton at the surface trigger large quantities of organic matter, which then sink to the bottom. Bacteria break down the organic material, releasing carbon dioxide but absorbing oxygen as they work....
Topics: Earth Science, Ocean, Phytoplankton, Earth Science, Oceans, Marine Biology, Edited Feature,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10331
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center and Frassanito and Associates
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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. LRO will spend one year in a polar orbit collecting this information. LRO's instrument suite will provide the highest resolution and the most comprehensive data set and the most detailed maps ever returned from the moon. It will carry an additional payload called LCROSS. The...
Topics: HDTV, LRO, LOLA, LROC, LEND, LAMP, CRaTER, Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment (DLRE), What --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10334
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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?10458
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
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Note: Still observing the Earth after 25 years--22 beyond its three-year primary mission lifetime--Landsat 5 collects valuable scientific data daily. Some attribute the satellite's longevity to over-engineering. Others say it's a long run of good luck. Whatever the reason, no one who attended the satellite's March 1984 launch could have expected it would still be working today.For complete transcript, click
Topics: HDTV, Landsat, Remote Sensing, Earth Science, Land Surface, Edited Feature, What -- Earth, What --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10401
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
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Three hundred and eighty million miles from Earth, the solar system«ÉÔø__Ôø__Ôø_s largest planet spins like a sizzling top in the night, massive and powerful beyond all comparison short of the sun itself. It«ÉÔø__Ôø__Ôø_s therefore only fitting--and certainly about time--that the fifth planet receive its proper cinematic due, set naturally on the most appropriate cinematic platform. With the movie LARGEST, Jupiter comes to Science On a Sphere. LARGEST examines the gas giant like...
Topics: HDTV, Jupiter, Science On a Sphere, Planets, What -- Earth, What -- Sun, What -- Jupiter, What --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10477
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
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Note: In commemoration of the end of the International Polar Year, Tom Wagner, NASA Cryosphere Program Scientist, appeared on television stations around the country on April 6, 2009. This video highlights his answers to questions about the IPY, climate change, and new data on the extent and thickness of sea ice covering the Arctic Ocean.For complete transcript, click
Topics: Antarctic, Antarctic Ice, Climate, Cryology, HDTV, Earth Science, Cryosphere, Location, Antarctica,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10419
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This animated tour takes us first past a red giant locked in orbit with a black hole and its accretion disk; then through a spiral galaxy much like our own Milky Way; and then flies over a massive black hole with an accretion disk and jets. Note: This animation takes us past a red giant, through a spiral galaxy and flies over a massive black hole. Animator: Walt Feimer (HTSI). Writer: Michael D. McClare (HTSI).
Topic: Galaxy, HDTV, Neutron Star, Black Hole, Astrophysics, Universe
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10134
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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. When a pulsar is created in a supernova, is is born spinning, but slows down over millions of years. However, if the pulsar is in a binary system, the influx of material into its accretion disk may help the pulsar spin up to the millisecond range....
Topic: HDTV, Neutron Star, Astrophysics, Pulsar
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10144
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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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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
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During the scorching summer months an afternoon rainstorm can be a common and refreshing sight. But for residents in the southeastern United States, a recent NASA study has found, these storms are more intense during the work week than on the weekends. This trend, scientists belive, is driven by pollution that also increases during the work week, from sources like businesses, traffic and factories. Note: This video shows how we may be having a greater impact on the weather than we ever knew....
Topics: Pollution, Rainfall, Where -- United States of America
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10289
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Note: Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Mission 4 is the last time humans will visit Hubble. NASA's scientists, engineers and astronauts are working together to make Hubble better than it has been before. See what NASA has planned for this last mission to Hubble; from new science instruments, to two challenging and never-done-before instrument repairs, and numerous upgrades.For complete transcript, click
Topics: HDTV, Spacecraft, Hubble Space Telescope, HST, SM4, Servicing Mission 4, Space Shuttle, Atlantis,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10346
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
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Atlantis and the STS-125 crew lifted off on a mission on May 11, to upgrade the world's most famous telescope.Goddard plays a major role in the Hubble servicing mission. Astronauts trained with sophisticated Hubble models in Goddard facilities, and all of the telescope's components went through extensive testing at the center.Goddard's Space Telescope Operations Control Center staff upload the commands to Hubble that tell it where to point and when, what sensing instruments to use, and when to...
Topics: HDTV, Shuttle, Hubble Space Telescope, SM4, Edited Feature, SLIC, WFC3, ACS, COS, Astronaut, STIS,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10246
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by NASA/DOE/Fermi LAT Collaboration
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This movie shows pulsed gamma rays from the Vela pulsar as constructed from photons detected by Fermi's Large Area Telescope. The Vela pulsar, which spins 11 times a second, is the brightest persistent source of gamma rays in the sky. The movie includes data from August 4 to Sept. 15, 2008. The bluer color in the latter part of the pulse indicates the presence of gamma rays with energies exceeding a billion electron volts (1 GeV). For comparison, visible light has energies between two and three...
Topics: Gamma Ray, HDTV, Astrophysics, Universe, Pulsar, GLAST, Gamma Ray Observatory, Fermi, What -- Vela,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10426
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A new model of oddly shaped debris disks around stars incorporates the drag effect from interstellar gas on the disk's outermost small particles. Far from being empty, the space between stars is filled with patchy clouds of low-density gas. When a star encounters a relatively dense clump of this gas, the resulting flow produces a drag force on orbiting dust particles about one micrometer across, or about the size of particles in smoke. As the dust particles respond to the interstellar wind, a...
Topics: HDTV, Black Hole, What -- Constellation, What -- Puppis
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10470
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by NASA/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?10451
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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 --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10485
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
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Video on Landsat 5's anniversary.
Topic: What -- Landsat 5
Source: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/landsat_bday.html
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This short film created for the IMAX screen features a computer-generated flight through more than 10,000 real galaxies originally imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope as part of the Great Observatory Origins Deep Survey (GOODS) project. Hubble scientists and imaging specialists worked for months to extract individual galaxy images, placing them in a 3D model according to their approximate true distances as determined by ground-based photometric redshift data. Note: This is a computer-generated...
Topics: Galaxy, HDTV, Hubble Space Telescope, HST, Astrophysics, SM4, Universe, What -- Hubble Space...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10138
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by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (COS) will be the most sensitive ultraviolet spectrograph ever flown on Hubble. COS will probe the "cosmic web" - the large-scale structure of the universe whose form is determined by the gravity of dark matter and is traced by galaxies and intergalactic gas. COS will explore how the "cosmic web" evolved from ancient times. COS will also sample the chemical content and physical state of gas in distant galaxy halos, providing important insight into...
Topics: Hubble Space Telescope, HST, SM4, Servicing Mission 4, EVA, COS, COSTAR, Axial Replacement, What --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10232
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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 olf. Encoded in these patterns is much-anticipated information about the fundamental properties of the early Universe. WMAP launched on June 30, 2001. Note: WMAP spins like a top to capture light from every part of the sky....
Topics: HDTV, Astrophysics, Early Universe, Cosmology, Big Bang, WMAP, What -- WMAP
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10121
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by NASA
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This animation attempts to convey the Brane Theory of Multiple Dimensions in which there are multiple universes, the touching of any two causing an event such as the Big Bang. Note: This animation shows a string of other potential universes. When two touch together, they cause a spark, possibly creating another universe. Animator: Dana Berry (Skyworks Digital). Writer: Michael D. McClare (HTSI).
Topic: HDTV, Astrophysics, Early Universe, Cosmology, Big Bang, Universe
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10137
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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
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10139
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
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NASA oceanographer Dr. Gene Carl Feldman is no stranger to the Galapagos Islands, although he has never been there. He has studied these "Enchanted Isles" from the vantage point of space for the last 25 years, but in July 2009 he will set foot on the islands for the first time. 2009 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin as well as the 150th anniversary of the publication of The Origin of Species. In celebration of these two events, the Charles Darwin Foundation is...
Topics: Biology, Earth, Earth Science, El Nino, Galapagos, HDTV, Ocean, Ocean Currents, Earth Science,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10468
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by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
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The Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere (AIM) mission will provide the first detailed exploration of Earth's unique and elusive noctilucent or night shining clouds that are found literally on the "edge of space". Located near the top of the Earth's mesosphere (the region just above the stratosphere), very little is known about how these polar mesospheric clouds form or why they vary. They are being seen at lower latitudes than ever before and have been growing brighter and more...
Topics: Climate, Clouds, Earth Science, Global Warming, HDTV, Noctilucent, Location, Antarctica, Location,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10427
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by Boston University/BU Today/CRaTER Science Team
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Note: Harlan Spence, Principal Investigator for LRO's CRaTER instrument, explains how the mission will prepare the way for long-term human presence in space.For complete transcript, click
Topics: Moon, Radiation, Edited Feature, LRO, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, CRaTER, What -- Crater, What --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10415
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by NASA/Johnson Space Center
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All Apollo footage is part of the media collection at Johnson Space Center in Houston. To obtain more historical footage from manned spaceflight missions, contact JSC's Media Resource Center at (281) 483-4231. Note: This footage give a glimpse of what it's like to set foot on the surface of the moon. Producer: Andrew Freeberg (NASA/GSFC).
Topics: HDTV, Landing Site, Lunar, Moon, Astronaut, Astronauts, Apollo, What -- Moon, Where -- Johnson...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10432
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by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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Planet Earth is an oasis of life, but without the Sun, our home planet would be a drastically different, inhospitable place. The Sun's electromagnetic energy makes life on Earth possible; solar power also generates clouds, cleans our water, and drives ocean currents, thunderstorms, and hurricanes. For three decades, NASA scientists have studied the unique relationship between the Sun and the Earth, and they are particularly interested in the role of the Sun in Earth's energy balance. Note: This...
Topics: Earth Science, Sun-earth Interactions, Earth Science, Atmosphere, Atmospheric Radiation, Solar...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10198
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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 Chere Petty, University of Maryland, Baltimore County NSF grant DBI-0722569
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Potassium is an alkali metal that occurs naturally bound to other elements in seawater and minerals. Mineral aerosols, such as Saharan dust and sea salt, can be the source of water-soluble potassium. Video courtesy of Chere Petty, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; NSF grant DBI-0722569. Note: Microscope video of potassium particles. Animator: Megan Willy (UMBC). Producer: Maria Frostic (UMBC). Scientist: Michael Mischenko (NASA/GISS). Videographer: Chere Petty (UMBC).
Topics: Aerosols, Atmospheric science, Climate, Dust, Earth Science, Global Warming, HDTV, Ocean, Earth...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10391
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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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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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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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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 --...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10229
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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,...
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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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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...
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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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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?10453
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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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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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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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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'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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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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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,...
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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
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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
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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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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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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
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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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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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Note: Over 200 college students come to Goddard each summer to work with scientists on cutting-edge science and technology. The students profiled here represent part of NASA's investment in our future. Editor: Chris Smith (UMBC). Producer: Chris Smith (UMBC).
Topic: Educational theory and practice, Edited Feature, Education, Students
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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
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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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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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Animation showing the release of the Hubble Space telescope after the completion of Servicing Mission 4. Note: Animated sequence depicts the release of the Hubble Space Telescope from space shuttle Atlantis at the end of Servicing Mission 4. Animator: Bob Sauls (Frassanito and Associates). Producer: Michael D. McClare (HTSI).
Topics: Hubble Space Telescope, HST, SM4, Servicing Mission 4, Shuttle Bay, EVA, Deploy, Soft Capture...
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On April 3, 2009, countries from around the world participated in the '100 Hours of Astronomy' webcast to celebrate the International Year of Astronomy. This movie was used to introduce the SOHO/TRACE segment. Alex Young and Dawn Meyers, NASA scientists, describe how both SOHO and TRACE view the sun in their own unique way. Note: SOHO/TRACE Intro with bonus Sun Shots segment.For complete transcript, click
Topics: HDTV, SOHO, Solar Flare, Solar Wind, Sun, Earth Science, Sun-earth Interactions, Solar Activity,...
Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10421
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Employees at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center cheered and applauded as shuttle Atlantis successfully launched at 2:01:56 p.m. ET on May 11. The Atlantis crew embarked on the fifth and final shuttle mission to the Hubble Space Telescope. The work they do will extend Hubble's lifespan by at least five years. Goddard employees had the opportunity to watch the launch in Building 8's auditorium and at the Goddard Visitor Center, where members of the public could enjoy the viewing as well. In the...
Topics: HDTV, Hubble Space Telescope, HST, SM4, Edited Feature, Atlantis, Goddard Space Flight Center,...
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