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Survival of the Elements

July 16, 2011

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Survival of the Elements This close-up image shows the ‘Materials on International Space Station Experiment-8.’ Taken during the spacewalk on July 12, 2011, the small circles pictured are test beds for materials and computing elements attached to the outside of the International Space Station. These elements are being evaluated for the effects of atomic oxygen, […]

Through the Astronaut’s Eyes

July 15, 2011

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Through the Astronaut’s Eyes Astronaut Ron Garan took this image during the spacewalk conducted on Tues., July 12, 2011. It shows the International Space Station with Space Shuttle Atlantis docked on the right and a Russian Soyuz on the far left. In the foreground is the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) experiment installed during the STS-134 […]

The Shuttle Era’s Final Spacewalk

July 14, 2011

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The Shuttle Era’s Final Spacewalk Spacewalker Mike Fossum rides on the International Space Station’s robotic arm as he carries the Robotic Refueling Mission experiment. This the final scheduled spacewalk during a shuttle mission. Image Credit: NASA

A Different Perspective

July 12, 2011

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A Different Perspective This is one of a series of images taken by the station crew of space shuttle Atlantis in Earth orbit. Seen at the rear of the cargo bay is the Raffaello multi-purpose logistics module, packed with supplies and spare parts for the orbiting outpost. The shuttle ‘posed’ for photographs and visual surveys […]

Close Up

July 11, 2011

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Close Up Parts of Atlantis’ main engines are visible in this image, which is one of a series of images taken during the back flip or rendezvous pitch maneuver (RPM). Atlantis ‘posed’ for this and other photographs and visual surveys on approach to the International Space Station. The station crew used an 800 millimeter lens […]

Congratulations

July 10, 2011

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NASA Administrator Charles Bolden congratulates Launch Director Michael Leinbach, facing camera, in Firing Room Four of the Launch Control Center shortly after the space shuttle Atlantis launched on Friday, July 8, 2011, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The launch of Atlantis on the STS-135 mission is the final flight of the shuttle program. STS-135 is slated […]

Lift Off!

July 9, 2011

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Lift Off! This image, taken through the window of a Shuttle Training Aircraft, shows the final liftoff of space shuttle Atlantis as it ascended from Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center on the STS-135 mission, Friday, July 8, 2011. This is the final flight of the Space Shuttle Program, during which the STS-135 crew […]

Space shuttle Atlantis in historic final lift-off

July 8, 2011

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By Jonathan Amos BBC science correspondent, Kennedy Space Center Click to play Atlantis launches from Cape Kennedy Continue reading the main story Space shuttle Atlantis shuttle launch How far has the shuttle travelled? Nasa argues for ‘bright future’ Space shuttle timeline The 135th and final space shuttle mission has lifted off from Cape Canaveral in […]

On the Edge

July 7, 2011

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A dragon fly is seen at the edge of the lagoon near Launch Pad 39A on Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Space shuttle Atlantis sits on the pad in the distance, awaiting its July 8, liftoff on the final flight of the shuttle program, a 12-day […]

Bright Are Saturn’s Moons

July 6, 2011

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The Cassini spacecraft observed three of Saturn’s moons set against the darkened night side of the planet in this image from April 2011. Saturn is present on the left this image but is too dark to see. Rhea (1,528 kilometers, or 949 miles across) is closest to Cassini here and appears largest at the center […]

Fears of decline at NASA after shuttle program

July 4, 2011

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As NASA prepares to launch its last space shuttle — ending 30 years in which large teams of creative scientists and engineers sent winged spaceships into orbit — it is facing what may be a bigger challenge: a brain drain that threatens to undermine safety as well as the agency’s future plans. Space experts say […]

A Brief Overview About Our Solar System

July 2, 2011

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Our Solar System Our galaxy – the Milky Way – is a spiral galaxy with arms extending from the center like a pinwheel. Our solar system is in the Orion arm of the Milky Way. Our Sun is one of about 100 billion stars in the Milky Way. And our galaxy is just one of […]

Government sues Apollo 14 astronaut over lunar camera

July 1, 2011

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. government has sued a former NASA astronaut to recover a camera used to explore the moon’s surface during the 1971 Apollo 14 mission after seeing it slated for sale in a New York auction. The lawsuit, filed in Miami federal court on Wednesday, accuses Edgar Mitchell of illegally possessing the camera and attempting […]

Rhea’s Return

July 1, 2011

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Rhea’s Return Rhea emerges … After being occulted by the larger moon Titan. Occultation is a celestial event in which a larger body covers up a distant object. Observations such as this one, in which one moon passes close to or in front of another, help scientists refine their understanding of the orbits of Saturn’s […]

Sunrise on the Moon

July 1, 2011

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Sunrise on the Moon On June 10, 2011, NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter angled its orbit 65° to the west, allowing the spacecraft’s cameras to capture a dramatic sunrise view of the moon’s Tycho crater. A very popular target with amateur astronomers, Tycho is located at 43.37°S, 348.68°E, and is about 51 miles (82 km) in […]

বাংলাদেশের স্যাটেলাইট উৎক্ষেপণ !

July 1, 2011

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বাংলাদেশ আগামী দুই বছরের মধ্যে একটি স্যাটেলাইট পাঠাচ্ছে মহাকাশে। ২০১৩ সাল নাগাদ এর কাজ শেষ হবে। বাংলাদেশ স্পেস রিসার্চ এন্ড রিমোট সেন্সিং অর্গানাইজেশন এর তদারকি করবে। তারা এপস্ক নামের এশিয়ান একটি সংগঠনের সাথে যুক্ত হয়ে কাজ করবে।আসুন এবার দেখে নেয়া যাক এই স্যাটেলাইট আমাদের কি কাজে লাগবে। এর মাধ্যমে মূলত তথ্য সংগ্রহ করা হবে। আমাদের […]

Test Flight

June 18, 2011

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In this image from November 2010, the U.S. Air Force’s ACAT F-16D flew through Sierra Nevada canyons and past peaks during ground collision avoidance test flights. The ACAT, which stands for Automatic Collision Avoidance Technology, aircraft took off from Edwards Air Force Base on a flight originating from NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center. Researchers at […]

গত 15 জুন রাতের চন্দ্র গ্রহন এর কিছু ছবি

June 16, 2011

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গত রাতে চন্দ্র গ্রহন হয়েছিল কেউ কি দেখেছেন ? গুগল সেটা দেখিয়ে ছিল গুগল থেকে কিছু ছবি আপনাদের সাথে শেয়ার করলাম যদি কেউ না দেখে থাকেন তাহলে নিছের ছবি গুলো দেখে নিন [……Read Full Story…..]

A Green Ring Fit for a Superhero

June 16, 2011

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This glowing emerald nebula seen by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope is reminiscent of the glowing ring wielded by the superhero Green Lantern. In the comic books, the diminutive Guardians of the Planet “Oa” forged his power ring, but astronomers believe rings like this are actually sculpted by the powerful light of giant “O” stars, the […]

Through the Looking Glass

June 15, 2011

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The NASA logo on Bldg. 703 at the Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale, Calif., is reflected in the 2.5-meter primary mirror of the SOFIA observatory's telescope. SOFIA–the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy– is an airborne observatory, built to complement the Hubble, Spitzer and Herschel space telescopes, as well as major Earth-based telescopes. [……Read Full […]

কাল ১০০ মিনিটের চন্দ্রগ্রহণ

June 14, 2011

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আগামীকাল বুধবার (১৫ জুন) পূর্ণ চন্দ্রগ্রহণ। বাংলাদেশের সর্বত্রগ্রহণটি দেখা যাবে। রাত ১১টা ২৪ মিনিটে শুরু হবে গ্রহণের উপচ্ছায়া পর্যায়। ১২টা২৩ মিনিটে আংশিক চন্দ্রগ্রহণ শুরু হয়ে তা পূর্ণতা পাবে রাত ২টা ১২ মিনিটে।চন্দ্রগ্রহণটি ১০০ মিনিট স্থায়ী হবে। পূর্ণ গ্রহণ শেষ হবে ভোর ৪টা ২ মিনিটে এবংভোর ৫টায় এর উপচ্ছায়া শেষ হবে।  [……Read Full Story…..]

Aquarius Lifts Off!

June 10, 2011

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NASA Image of the Day The latest NASA “Image of the Day” image. Aquarius Lifts Off!A Delta II rocket launches with the Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft payload from Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. on Friday, June 10, 2011. The joint U.S./Argentinian Aquarius/Satélite de Aplicaciones Científicas (SAC)-D mission, set to launch June 10, […]