Very cool visualization of sea level change from 1992-2014 from NASA!!
Visualization shows total sea level change between 1992 and 2014, based on Earth observing satellite data. amp.twimg.com/v/6cf9919b-2fc…—
(@NASA) March 10, 2016
What holds the moon up? Moonbeams!
There are (so far) 1,800 known planets beyond our solar system, but among all of them, there’s no place like Earth. This Earth Day, April 22, NASA is asking you to share pictures and video of your favorite places on Earth using social media – and tag them #NoPlaceLikeHome.
More info here at NASA.gov.
Ann Druyan, Carl Sagan’s co-author and widow, reflects on the meaning of Voyager’s “pale blue dot” image of Earth. For more information about the iconic photo taken Feb. 14, 1990, visit http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/cata… and http://go.nasa.gov/1vrTaRo .
Valentine’s Day is special for NASA’s Voyager mission. It was on Feb. 14, 1990, that the Voyager 1 spacecraft looked back at our solar system and snapped the first-ever pictures of the planets from its perch at that time beyond Neptune.
Another post, another awesome gif from NASA!! This gif (made by CauseScience) shows the aurora borealis in the sky as the sun rises, ending with the two light sources ‘touching’!! The video this gif was made from was taken from the International Space Station – #sunrise touches #aurora. All we need now are angels singing” #AstroButch[tweet https://twitter.com/NASA_Astronauts/status/563075368945721345]
Update: The gif CauseScience made from the youtube video is not nearly as good as the vine posted by @Space_Station![tweet https://twitter.com/Space_Station/status/563069569078927362]
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory took amazing images of the asteroid that flew past earth Tuesday and discovered it has a ‘moon’! More info here!
The 20 individual images used in the movie were generated from data collected at Goldstone on Jan. 26, 2015. They show the primary body is approximately 1,100 feet (325 meters) across and has a small moon approximately 230 feet (70 meters) across. In the near-Earth population, about 16 percent of asteroids that are about 655 feet (200 meters) or larger are a binary (the primary asteroid with a smaller asteroid moon orbiting it) or even triple systems (two moons). The resolution on the radar images is 13 feet (4 meters) per pixel.