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Comment by Doone on November 30, 2011 at 8:01pm

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Comment by Michel on November 28, 2011 at 11:21am

Amazing: this 9-month trip will hang in the crucial last seven minutes of the journey, as it is the time signals take to arrive here from Mars so the landing has to be completely automated. That will be in August 2012.

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NASA Launches Most Capable and Robust Rover to Red Planet, the Mars Science Laboratory

 

NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft, sealed inside its payload fairing atop the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, clears the tower at Space Launch Complex 41 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. (Credit: NASA/Bill White)

 

ScienceDaily (Nov. 26, 2011) — NASA began a historic voyage to Mars with the Nov. 26 launch of the Mars Science Laboratory, which carries a car-sized rover named Curiosity. Liftoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station aboard an Atlas V rocket occurred at 10:02 a.m. EST (7:02 a.m. PST).

"We are very excited about sending the world's most advanced scientific laboratory to Mars," NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said. "MSL will tell us critical things we need to know about Mars, and while it advances science, we'll be working on the capabilities for a human mission to the Red Planet and to other destinations where we've never been."

The mission will pioneer precision landing technology and a sky-crane touchdown to place Curiosity near the foot of a mountain inside Gale Crater on Aug. 6, 2012. During a nearly two-year prime mission after landing, the rover will investigate whether the region has ever offered conditions favorable for microbial life, including the chemical ingredients for life.

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Comment by Doone on November 27, 2011 at 7:59pm

Science Doesn't Ruin Wonder

Robin Ince embraces the idea:

 

Comment by Doone on November 26, 2011 at 5:20pm

See Explanation. Clicking on the picture will download the highest resolution version available.

Pelican Nebula Close-up 
Image Credit & CopyrightMartin Pugh

Explanation: The prominent ridge of emission featured in this vivid skyscape is designated IC 5067. Part of a larger emission nebula with a distinctive shape, popularly called The Pelican Nebula, the ridge spans about 10 light-years and follows the curve of the cosmic pelican's head and neck. The Pelican Nebula close-up was constructed from narrowband data mapping emission from sulfur, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms to red, green, and blue colors. Fantastic, dark shapes inhabiting the view are clouds of cool gas and dust sculpted byenergetic radiation from young, hot, massive stars. But stars are also forming within the dark shapes. In fact, twin jets emerging from the tip of the long, dark tendril below center are the telltale signs of an embedded protostar cataloged as Herbig-Haro 555. The Pelican Nebula itself, also known as IC 5070, is about 2,000 light-years away. To find it, look northeast of bright star Deneb in the high flying constellation Cygnus.

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Comment by Michel on November 18, 2011 at 9:33am

@doone - Great pictures as always.

The Skogarfoss is one of the falls I did not see while I was there =/ Amazing shot. And that big hole on the moon, must have been quite a show from Earth... Probably not a living thing to see it however.

Comment by Doone on November 18, 2011 at 8:16am

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A Colorful Side of the Moon 
NASA / GSFC / DLR / Arizona State Univ. / Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

Explanation: This colorful topographical map of the Moon is centered on the lunar farside, the side not seen from planet Earth. That view is available to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter though, as the spacecraft's wide angle camera images almost the entire lunar surface every month. Stereo overlap of the imaging has allowed the computation of topographical maps with coverage between 80 degrees north and south latitude. The results have about a 300 meter resolution on the lunar surface and 10 to 20 meter elevation accuracy. Data closer to the north and south poles is filled in using the orbiter's laser altimeter. In this map, white, red, green, and purple represent progressively lower elevations. In fact, the large circular splotch tending to purple hues at the bottom is the farside's South Pole-Aitken Basin. About 2500 kilometers in diameter and over 12 kilometers deep, it is one of the largest impact basins in the Solar System.

Comment by Doone on November 18, 2011 at 8:13am

Deep Space Winner - Marco Lorenzi (Italy)

 

I’ve always been inspired by supernova remnants, in particular by their reach and their different compositions. After all, several of the building bricks of life are created during these apocalyptic events.

 
 
 

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