The rumors of Comet ISON’s demise may be greatly exaggerated, well maybe not greatly, but I couldn’t resist the pun. Shown above are a series of still frames from NASA’s SOHO (Solar and Heliospheric Observatory) Mission.
Reports from earlier in the evening, as well as many images from SOHO showed what looked to be the demise of comet ISON. Follow the “read more” link to see additional images and video.
Fifteen years ago, in November of 1998, the Russian Zarya module, was launched – making it the first module of the International Space Station.
Over the past 15 years, the space station has been added to, and now occupies nearly the same area as a football field.
NASA is celebrating the occasion with an infographic showcasing some interesting facts. Click the “read more” link to see the full infographic.(Credit: NASA/Gary Daines)
To learn more about the International Space Station – humanity’s home away from Earth, visit www.nasa.gov/station. You can also learn how to spot the ISS as it flies over your location by visiting http://spotthestation.nasa.gov.
Here is a rover’s eye view of driving, scooping and drilling during Curiosity’s first year on Mars, August 2012 through July 2013. Courtesy of NASA/JPL
First official teaser for “In Saturn’s Rings”, a giant screen space film for IMAX®, giant screen and fulldome theaters distributed by BIG & Digital, coming spring 2014.
The film is 100% created using only flat 2D photographs (often hundreds or thousands per frame) stitched together for massive hundred megapixel+ resolutions that are scaled and zoomed using techniques developed by the filmmaker, based on Ken Burns and 2.5D photo animation processes.
Learn more about “In Saturn’s Rings” at: http://www.insaturnsrings.com/
Don’t get Neil started on the subject of the Super Moon. Or better yet, get him started and then get out of the way! Watch what happens when Star Talk Radio co-host Chuck Nice asks astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson about the Supermoon.