This image of Neptune was taken by NASA's Voyager 2's wide-angle camera.Source - http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/
Image Credit & Copyright: Jay Ouellet
Image Credit & Copyright: Arno Rottal (Far-Light-Photography)
Image Credit & Copyright: W. Jaeschke
Credit & Copyright: Jason Jennings
Image Credit & Copyright: Big Bear Solar Obs., NJIT, Alan Friedman (Averted Imagination)
Image Credit: ESA/Hubble, NASA
Image Credit: NASA, ESO , NAOJ, Giovanni Paglioli; Assembling and processing: R. Colombari and R. Gendler
Image Credit: Voyager 2, NASA
Image Credit: Voyager Project, NASA
Image Credit & Copyright: Stéphane Vetter (Nuits sacrées)
Image Data: Subaru, NAOJ, NASA/ESA/Hubble, R.W. Olsen - Processing: Federico Pelliccia and Rolf Wahl Olsen
Image Credit: Hubble Legacy Archive, NASA, ESA - Processing & Licence: Judy Schmidt
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Image Credit & Copyright: Oliver Hardy
even longer than the Sun's radius -- over 700,000 kilometers.
A filament is actually hot gas held aloft by the Sun's magnetic field, so that viewed from the side it would appear as a raised prominence. The featured image shows the filament in light emitted by hydrogen and therefore highlights the Sun's chromosphere. Sun-following telescopes including NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) are tracking this unusual feature, with SDO yesterday recording a spiraling magnetic field engulfing it.
Since filaments typically last only from hours to days, parts of this one may collapse or erupt at any time, either returning hot plasma back to the Sun or expelling it into the Solar System. Is the filament still there? You can check by clicking on SDO's current solar image.
Image Source - http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=pia19185
What NASA said - "
This image was taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft of dwarf planet Ceres on Feb. 19 from a distance of nearly 29,000 miles (46,000 kilometers). It shows that the brightest spot on Ceres has a dimmer companion, which apparently lies in the same basin.
Dawn is due to be captured into orbit around Ceres on March 6."
Nasa Source - http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1502/LayeredRocks_curiosity_4006.jpg
What NASA said - "
Image Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech, MSSS
This is NASA said to us.
NASA covers it with two rectangular blurring masks. I made some colour changes to it to know the truth behind it. So that it appears like below
What it does not have is large dark spots called maria. Although "dark" is a misnomer, the side of the Moon humans cannot see is illuminated by the Sun in just the same way as the Earth.
The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has been mapping the Moon since 2009. NASA stitched together hundreds of terabytes of data to create the animation.
In 1959, the Soviet Luna 3 probe sent back the first grainy images of the moon's dark side.
Place of Sighting - Whitehaven, GB
Description of Sighting Report - "Me and my partner were in our local church yard/park and i took a picture on my phone camera of him and the dog, it wasn't till i got home later on and i loaded it on to my computer that i noticed there was something in the sky in the picture, i zoomed in on it and could not identify it as a flying bird or something else and it has puzzled me since so i thought i would contact you to see if you thought it was a UFO or not."
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NASA is inviting the public to step inside a new, immersive exhibit that shows off the sights and sounds of the fiery star.
On permanent exhibition beginning Tuesday at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, the solarium blends the sights and sounds of the sun to create a one-of-a-kind experience -- minus those incinerating temperatures.
Pulling from the resources of NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, the installation has incredible imagery that includes erupting solar flares, the yellow-orange swirls of the solar atmosphere and unexpected explosions of solar matter that can be up to 50 times larger than earth.
Genna Duberstein, lead producer on the project, told ABC News it took four years to bring the idea to life. She said stepping inside has a "time-bending, mind-numbing property to it."
"It kind of makes you have to forget about your phone and your to-do list and you just stop and observe and it really brings you into the moment," she said. "You see flickers of light and dark shapes and you lose all sense of time."
The Solar Dynamics Observatory captures the incredible action of the sun using the ones and zeroes of binary code, according to NASA. The code is then processed into black and white photos, which are later colorized by scientists to provide a more realistic look at the solar activity.
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The real monster black hole is revealed in this image from NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array of colliding galaxies Arp 299. In the center panel, the NuSTAR high-energy X-ray data appear in various colors overlaid on a visible-light image from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The panel on the left shows the NuSTAR data alone, while the visible-light image is on the far right.
Before NuSTAR, astronomers knew that the each of the two galaxies in Arp 299 held a supermassive black hole at its heart, but they weren't sure if one or both were actively chomping on gas in a process called accretion. The new high-energy X-ray data reveal that the supermassive black hole in the galaxy on the right is indeed the hungry one, releasing energetic X-rays as it consumes gas.
In this image, X-rays with energies of 4 to 6 kiloelectron volts are red, energies of 6 to 12 kiloelectron volts are green, and 12 to 25 kiloelectron volts are blue.
NuSTAR is a Small Explorer mission led by the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena and managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, also in Pasadena, for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington. The spacecraft was built by Orbital Sciences Corporation, Dulles, Virginia. Its instrument was built by a consortium including Caltech; JPL; the University of California, Berkeley; Columbia University, New York; NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland; the Danish Technical University in Denmark; Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California; ATK Aerospace Systems, Goleta, California, and with support from the Italian Space Agency (ASI) Science Data Center.
NuSTAR's mission operations center is at UC Berkeley, with the ASI providing its equatorial ground station located at Malindi, Kenya. The mission's outreach program is based at Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California. NASA's Explorer Program is managed by Goddard. JPL is managed by Caltech for NASA.
For more information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/nustar and http://www.nustar.caltech.edu/
Labels: Tale of Two Black Holes
Scientists have been exploring ways of beaming messages from Earth to aliens in the hope of the ultimate callback are even considering Wikipedia to help them understand human life, but the renowned physicist has disapproved the move, saying that it could lead to catastrophe, the Daily Star reported.
Hawking said that "If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn't turn out well for the Native Americans."
The idea, which is the brainchild of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute in California, involves powerful radio telescopes which will send the data to nearby stars and planets.
Seth Shostak of Seti, who was also the science advisor on the film 'Battleship' said that they were planning to pick star systems within 20 light years, of which there were several hundred, so they were near enough to answer in a reasonable time.
However, US scientist and Nasa consultant David Brin has warned that contact with aliens would "transform human destiny, and that the it should only be conducted if the entire world is onboard.
Source and full zoom image - http://www.iau.org/public/images/detail/iau0916a/
Credit: IAU/E. Guinan
Artist's Concept: Earth's Location in the Universe
Artist's Concept: a series of illustrations showing Earth's location in the universe.
For High Resolution Full Zoom Image (16.72 MB) - https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/gallery/Earth%27s_Location_in_the_Universe.jpg