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Casual Friday — Fiery looping rain on the Sun

Courtesy of NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, here’s a mesmerizing 4 minutes of video… Continue reading

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Casual Friday — will it blend?

The shape of the (aircraft) future…

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The scientific tourist #91 — the Viking lander

This week’s image is a scan of an old photograph I took at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (i.e., JPL) in Pasadena, California back in the late 1980’s — its an image of an engineering model of the Viking landers…

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The scientific tourist #68 — the way out

This week, you get a pair of images from the aerospace wing of the California ScienCenter in Los Angeles…

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The scientific tourist #22 — Phoenix on Mars!

On Tuesdays I normally post a picture that I’ve taken myself — but in this case, it’s pretty obvious that the pictures I’ve taken just can’t compete. Here’s a small piece of one of the first images sent home from the recently arrived Phoenix lander, now hard at work in the martian arctic…

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Casual Friday — "Apollo on Steroids"

Things may or may not play out this way, and it remains to be seen if political backing will stay in place, but the following video shows how the U.S.’s return to the moon is currently planned to work…

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Casual Friday — MSL has a snack

In the fall of 2009, NASA will launch the next generation of rover to Mars. This beast, the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) is the size of a Mini Cooper, will draw its energy from a nuclear power pack, and will carry a science package that will set whole new standards in sophistication…

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