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NASA Space Apps Pasadena

NASA Space Apps Pasadena
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Figured out how to fly to Mars and back? Sign up for the 2016 NASA Space Apps Challenge. Not only engineers and scientists, but people from all walks of life from all around the world are invited to take the challenge of creating innovative solutions in the categories of aeronautics, the international space station, the solar […]

Other-Worldly Celebration with Bill Nye

Other-Worldly Celebration with Bill Nye

Everyone has heard of Bill Nye “The Science Guy.” But, did you know that he is the first CEO of The Planetary Society? When Bill was a student at Cornell University he was introduced to the wonders of astronomy in a class taught by Carl Sagan, who was a founding member of The Planetary Society. […]

What Does 1.5 Billion Pixels Look Like?

What Does 1.5 Billion Pixels Look Like?

The Andromeda galaxy contains over 100 million stars and “spans more than 40,000” light years. NASA has taken 411 Hubble Space Telescope pictures and created a mosaic of Andromeda, making a 1.5 billion pixel image, which they released on January 5, 2015. It’s the biggest image ever taken of the Andromeda galaxy. Below is a […]

Supermoons & a Perseid Meteor Shower

Supermoons & a Perseid Meteor Shower

More “supermoons” are in our future. They may be observed on Sunday, August 10th and then on Tuesday, September 9th. According to NASA, supermoons can appear 30 percent brighter and 14 percent larger than regular full moons. The August 10th supermoon will be approximately 222,000 miles from Earth (a situation known as perigee) in comparison to […]

It’s a Space Fest

It’s a Space Fest

Some folks may know that Edgar Mitchell was a member of Apollo 14 in 1971 and was the sixth man to walk on the moon. Perhaps not as many know that he also is interested in “human paranormal potential” and “conducted ESP experiments with an earthbound colleague during downtime en route to the moon.” Eileen […]

Cassini’s Snaps a Family Pic

Cassini’s Snaps a Family Pic

It’s going to be a very small picture, but we’re all going to be in it. All trillions of us on Earth (npr.org). On Friday, July 19th, the Cassini probe will be turning its camera toward Earth and snapping a keepsake. Carolyn Porco, team leader of NASA’s Cassini project is hoping to take advantage of Saturn […]

The Rose

The Rose

This comes straight from NASA: The spinning vortex of Saturn’s north polar storm resembles a deep red rose of giant proportions surrounded by green foliage in this false-color image from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. Measurements have sized the eye at a staggering 1,250 miles (2,000 kilometers) across with cloud speeds as fast as 330 miles per […]

Space Shuttle Flyover!

Space Shuttle Flyover!

All of Pasadena was outdoors and looking. At our office, on South Raymond, everyone who could get on a roof was on one. We’re on the second floor, so we had a pretty darn good view of the shuttle coming up to Pasadena from downtown L.A., banking west at the mountains, flying over JPL, and […]

Observe Airborne Snow

Observe Airborne Snow

Well, not literally. In response to the increased demand for water in a time of climate change, drought, and dust deposition—which has led to a severe drop of lake levels on Lake Mead—NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is developing the Airborne Snow Observatory. This observatory and other systems would bring the nation “to a mature monitoring […]

Well Done, Little Rover

Well Done, Little Rover

Every now and then we need to be reminded that mind-blowing history is being made daily, just two to three miles to the northwest. Jet Propulsion Laboratory, truly one of the finest feathers in our cap, has played a part in the nation’s space program since the early 1930s. And it’s right next door! This […]

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