Posts Tagged ‘NASA’
Eugene Cernan, the last astronaut to walk on the moon, has died. That leaves only six more living who have strolled on the moon.
NASA has released a photo of the sun with active spots and plasma which look like a smile. There’s a scientific explanation for all the features, but a smile will suffice for me.
Double eclipses are rare, and one of NASA’s satellites has captured one on camera for your viewing astonishment. The event occurs when both the earth and the moon cross into the path of the sun.
This is not the first crisis the Kepler spacecraft has suffered since its launch in 2009, but because it is now 75 million miles from Earth, this may be its worst. Distance matters when you’re trying to identify the problem which caused this planet hunter to go into emergency mode, not to mention the eighteen minutes it will take for any commands to reach the plucky pioneer.
One hopes NASA engineers can pull another rabbit out of the hat so Kepler can continue on and perhaps find another 5,000 planets.
You need not be a former NASA engineer to turn a leaf blower into a snowball gun, but it certainly doesn’t hurt.
Well, it’s just one, but this is the first flower to bloom in space.