NASA’s NuSTAR Scans the Sun with X-ray Vision

The west limb of the Sun imaged by NuSTAR and SDO shows areas of high-energy x-rays above particularly active regions (NASA/JPL-Caltech/GSFC)

The west limb of the Sun imaged by NuSTAR and SDO reveals areas of high-energy x-rays above particularly active regions (NASA/JPL-Caltech/GSFC)

What if you had x-ray vision like Superman? Or if those funny-looking glasses they advertised in comic books in the 60s actually worked?* Then with those our Sun might look something like this, lighting up with brilliant flares of high-energy x-rays as seen by NASA’s super-sensitive NuSTAR Space Telescope (and with a little help from SDO.)

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NASA Video Shows Astronauts-Eye View of ‘Trial by Fire’ from Inside Orion EFT-1 on First Test Flight

Video Caption: New video recorded during NASA’s Orion return through Earth’s atmosphere provides viewers a taste of what the vehicle endured as it returned through Earth’s atmosphere during its Dec. 5 flight test. Credit: NASA

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Newly released NASA footage recorded during the first test flight of NASA’s Orion crew capsule gives an astronauts-eye view of what it would have been like for a crew riding along on the ‘Trial by Fire’ as the vehicle began the fiery reentry through the Earth’s atmosphere and suffered scorching temperatures during the approximately ten minute plummet homewards and parachute assisted splashdown.(…)
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SES: Astra 2G ready for december 28 proton launch

Luxembourg (SPX) Dec 22, 2014

SES S.A. is pleased to announce that the ASTRA 2G satellite is ready for its scheduled launch on board an ILS Proton booster from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on December 28 at 03:37:49 Baikonur Time (December 27 at 22:37:49 CET and 16:37:49 EST).

Designed and manufactured by Airbus Defence and Space, ASTRA 2G is based on the highly reliable Eurostar E3000 platform. It will have a —> Read More Here

NASA, Hot Air and Venus

Sydney, Australia (SPX) Dec 22, 2014

Draft NASA plans for a human mission to Venus have spread virally though the mainstream media, and caused journalists in distant lands to contact this analyst for clarification. It’s no wonder. NASA spits out plans for some grand scheme every few months.

Nothing much seems to happen. The ideas get steadily weirder. Nobody knows what NASA is doing, and the spaceflight community is becoming —> Read More Here

NASA’s IMAGE and Cluster Missions Reveal Origin of Theta Auroras

Greenbelt MD (SPX) Dec 23, 2014

Auroras are the most visible manifestation of the sun’s effect on Earth, but many aspects of these spectacular displays are still poorly understood. Thanks to the joint European Space Agency and NASA’s Cluster mission combined with data from a past NASA mission called the Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration, or IMAGE, a particular type of very high-latitude aurora has now been e —> Read More Here

NASA’s Chandra Weighs Most Massive Galaxy Cluster in Distant Universe

Huntsville AL (SPX) Dec 23, 2014

A composite image shows the distant and massive galaxy cluster that is officially known as XDCP J0044.0-2033. Researchers, however, have nicknamed it “Gioiello”, which is Italian for “jewel”. They chose this name because an image of the cluster contains many sparkling colors from the hot, X-ray emitting gas and various star-forming galaxies within the cluster.

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