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Sonic Boom Meets Sun Dog

Solar Dynamics Observatory Launch, Feb 11, 2010 HD SHORT VERSION WITH SLOW MOTION A sun dog is a prismatic bright spot in the sky caused by sun shining through ice crystals. The Atlas V rocket exceeded the speed of sound in this layer of ice crystals, making the shock wave visible from the ground. The […]

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Little Black Spot on the Sun Today

My favorite crazy photo of the past week is by French photographer Thierry Legault, who captured the space shuttle Endeavor docked to the International Space Station as the pair flew in orbit with the Sun in the background. Thanks to Wired Science for the heads-up via Twitter.For more of Mr. Legault’s photograph go to Astrophotography. […]

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Launch of LCROSS/LRO

Didn’t drive out to the cape for this launch (two prior shuttle launches had been cancelled in the past two weeks). Co-worker quipped, “I’m really glad that you’re not into this NASA stuff.” Ha! Hello, this launch is one of the first steps to our return to the moon. Been a space-cadet my whole life. […]

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Streaming NASA.TV

I love this stuff. I wanted to put a streaming viewer of the ongoing Endeavor mission on my blog and remembered that a video podcaster was doing this via Ustream. I’d used this source last Spring when I watched the landing of the Mars Phoenix lander. Funny that there was nothing available directly from NASA […]

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