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Discussion in 'Tech, Science, and Space' started by Robby, Jan 4, 2016.

  1. Robby

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    Looking Back: Aircraft Engineering Research Conference at Langley's Full Scale Tunnel, 1934

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    This year, NASA is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the agency’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. In Langley's early years of crafting flight, aviation pioneers flocked to the center for engineering conferences. This photo was taken in Langley's Full Scale Tunnel during the 1934 Aircraft Engineering Research Conference. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
     
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    Jupiter’s Great Red Spot (Enhanced Color)

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    This enhanced-color image of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot was created by citizen scientist Gerald Eichstädt using data from the JunoCam imager on NASA’s Juno spacecraft. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
     
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    Hubble Spots a Barred Lynx Spiral

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    NGC 2500 is a particular kind of spiral galaxy known as a barred spiral, its wispy arms swirling out from a bright, elongated core. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
     
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    NASA Langley and the Space Race

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    Neil Armstrong trained for the Apollo 11 mission at NASA Langley's Lunar Landing Research Facility on equipment that cancelled all but one-sixth of Earth's gravitational force. Armstrong offered perhaps the greatest tribute to the importance of his training when asked what it was like to land on the moon, replying, "Like Langley." (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
     
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    NASA Evaluates How Crew Will Exit Orion Spacecraft

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    When astronauts return to Earth from destinations beyond the moon in NASA’s Orion spacecraft and splashdown in the Pacific Ocean, they’ll still need to safely get out of the spacecraft and back on dry land. Using the waters off the coast of Galveston, a NASA and Department of Defense team tested Orion exit procedures on July 10-14, 2017. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
     
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    July 14 Solar Flare and a Coronal Mass Ejection

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    A medium-sized (M2) solar flare and a coronal mass ejection erupted from the same, large active region of the sun on July 14, 2017. The flare lasted almost two hours, quite a long duration. The coils arcing over this active region are particles spiraling along magnetic field lines. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
     
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    Lunar Module at Tranquility Base

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    This photograph of the Lunar Module at Tranquility Base was taken by Neil Armstrong during the Apollo 11 mission, from the rim of Little West Crater on the lunar surface. Armstrong's shadow and the shadow of the camera are visible in the foreground. This is the furthest distance from the lunar module traveled by either astronaut while on the moon. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
     
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    Enhanced Color Panorama Above 'Perseverance Valley' on Mars

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    Toward the right side of this enhanced-color scene is a broad notch in the crest of the western rim of Endeavour Crater on Mars. Wheel tracks in that area were left by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity as it observed "Perseverance Valley" from above in the spring of 2017. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
     

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