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Curiosity Rover Says Goodbye to Its Home of a Year With Superb Panoramic

The twisting terrain of Vera Rubin Ridge on Mars has been home to NASA’s Curiosity for over a year, but it’s time for the rover to move on. As a final gesture before trekking toward a nearby region rich in clay, the probe captured a stunning 360-degree panorama of its final worksite at the ridge.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Space Exploration, Mars, Curiosity Rover, Planetary Science


Turns Out One-Way Trips to Mars Not Exactly Great Business Plan

Remember Mars One, that company we all knew was a scam but still kinda hoped was real because of how much we liked the movie The Martian? Yeah, it went bankrupt. Read more...
Tags: Startups, Astronomy, Science, Space Exploration, Mars One, Mars, Human Spaceflight, Human Space Exploration


This is what the Earth looks like from the dark side of the Moon

I believe we’ve all seen the famous Earthrise photo taken by the Apollo 8 crew 50 years ago. But thanks to a Chinese satellite that’s currently in lunar orbit, we get to see the Erath and the Moon from a totally different and rare perspective. On 3 February current year, the satellite captured an image […] The post This is what the Earth looks like from the dark side of the Moon appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Space, News, China, Earth, Moon, Satellite, Space Exploration, Satellite Imagery, Erath


NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Is Once Again Heading Toward the Sun

It’s been a while since we last heard from the Parker Solar Probe, the NASA spacecraft voted most likely to end up as a blistered chunk of molten metal. An update from the space agency suggests it’s now all systems go for the Sun-bound probe, which recently began its second of 24 planned stellar orbits.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Sun, Space Exploration, Probes, Parker Solar Probe


Good News From Mars: The InSight Lander Is on Track to Start Collecting Data Next Month

The U.S. government may be in partial shutdown mode, but operations to configure instruments critical to NASA’s InSight mission on Mars are right on schedule—and things are going swimmingly, as the latest mission update attests.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Insight, Space Exploration, Mars, Planetary Science, Insight Lander


This stunning photo shows two stars fighting to death

Did you know that stars can fight with each other out there in space? Thanks to this magnificent image captured by European Southern Observatory (ESO), we can see what it looks like. Located 650 light-years from Earth, these two stars were captured by ESO’s Very Large Telescope in a dramatic cosmic fight. The image shows […] The post This stunning photo shows two stars fighting to death appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Europe, Photography, Space, Inspiration, Earth, Stars, Space Exploration, European, Telescope, Eso, Stars Wars, European Southern Observatory ESO, European Southern Observatory


China shares the first photo from the far side of the Moon

On 3 January 2019, a Chinese spacecraft Chang’e 4 became the first to land on the far side of the Moon. After the successful landing, the rover will explore the Von Kármán crater that has never been explored before. And for us back on Earth, the lander’s cameras captured the first image of the “dark […] The post appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Space, China, Inspiration, Moon, Space Exploration, Chang, Von Karman, Moon Photography


China’s lunar probe makes history by successfully soft-landing on the far side of the moon

It’s not Lunar New Year yet, but there is something new on the moon. In a major milestone for space exploration, China announced that its lunar program has successfully soft-landed a probe on the far side of the moon, making it the first one to do so. The historic landing was reported by Xinhua, China’s official news agency, earlier today. According to the China National Space Administration, the probe, consisting of a lander and rover, touched down at about 10:26AM Beijing time. This is the fir...
Tags: TC, Space, China, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Beijing, Moon, Space Exploration, Luna, Sichuan, Soviet Union, Chang, Xinhua China, South China Morning Post, Xichang Satellite Launch Center


All the Incredible Stuff Happening in Space in 2019

The past year saw tremendous advancements in humanity’s capacity to explore space, and 2019 promises to be no different. From mysterious Kuiper Belt objects and Martian probes to historic rocket launches and daring efforts to touch the Sun, here’s what the next 12 months have in store.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Nasa, Esa, Space Exploration, ISRO, Mars Exploration, JAXA, Lunar Rovers


This “winter wonderland” photo was captured on Mars

I don’t know if you’ll have a white Christmas in your area. But if there’s life on Mars – they certainly will. In this stunning photo recently released by the European Space Agency (ESA), you can see a crater full of “snow.” It’s actually the ice-filled Korolev crater, and it was recently sent to Earth […] The post This “winter wonderland” photo was captured on Mars appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Earth, European Space Agency, Space Exploration, Mars, European Space Agency ESA, Korolev


This is how NASA’s iconic Earthrise photo was shot 50 years ago

50 years ago, the crew of Apollo 8 took the iconic Earthrise photo. In this video published by Nostalghia, you can see how exactly the famous photo was taken. It contains a visualization of the entire process, with real voices of the Apollo 8 crew as the Earth appeared behind the Moon’s surface. On 24 […] The post This is how NASA’s iconic Earthrise photo was shot 50 years ago appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Space, Inspiration, Nasa, Earth, Moon, Space Exploration, Astronaut, Astronauts, Apollo, Apollo 8, Moon Mission


Hell Yes, NASA’s New Horizons Will Buzz Right Past Ultima Thule on New Year's Day

Today was the last possible day for mission controllers to adjust the trajectory of the New Horizons spacecraft as it approaches Ultima Thule, a distant Kuiper Belt object. With no detectable dangers in sight, NASA has given the green light for the spacecraft to remain along its optimal path—a trajectory that will…Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Nasa, Space Exploration, New Horizons, Kuiper Belt, Ultima Thule


NASA’s InSight Lander Strikes a Confident Pose for Its First Martian Selfie

In the very first selfie taken by InSight, the NASA probe looks ready and rarin’ to go. Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Insight, Space Exploration, Mars, Mars Insight, Planetary Science, Nasa Insight, So Far So Good


The Fastest Spacecraft Ever, NASA’s Parker Space Probe

The fastest manmade object ever, NASA’s Parker Space Probe, hurtled toward our Sun at 700,000 kilometers per hour. Its mission: to learn about particle and solar wind acceleration in the Sun’s corona, its shifting outer layer of plasma. It was launched in August 2018 and had to overcome many obstacles even before takeoff—including weight, size, and preparation for radiation and acute variation in temperature. Watch the “Science …
Tags: Videos, Science, Design, Tech, Nasa, Speed, Space Exploration, Spaceships, Spacecraft, Linkaboutit, Cosmos, Parker Space Probe


New Images from Mars Show NASA’s InSight Landed on an Absolutely Glorious Spot

It’s been 11 days since InSight made its picture-perfect landing on Mars. Vivid new photos taken from the landing site are finally giving mission controllers a sense of the landscape around the stationary probe—and the early signs are very positive.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Insight, Space Exploration, Mars, Mars Insight, Planetary Science


Curiosity Rover Just Spotted This Super-Shiny Object on Mars

An unusually smooth and reflective Martian rock has caught the attention of NASA scientists, prompting an investigation by the Curiosity rover.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Space Exploration, Mars, Curiosity Rover, Curiosity, Planetary Science, Doubloons


This is what a rocket launch looks like from space

We’ve seen many awe-inspiring timelapses, photos, and videos of rocket launches shot from the Earth. But have you ever wondered what does it look like from space? In this timelapse captured from the International Space Station (ISS), you can see a rocket launch from an entirely new perspective. The video above shows Russian Soyuz-FG carrying […] The post This is what a rocket launch looks like from space appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Space, Inspiration, International Space Station, Space Exploration, Rocket, Iss, Rocket Launch


Watch NASA Land the InSight Probe on Mars Live Right Here

Today, NASA will attempt to land its InSight probe on Mars at around 3:00 pm ET (12:00 pm PT), and you can watch it live right here.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Insight, Space Exploration, Mars, Mars Insight, Planetary Science, Mars Probe


Watch NASA Land the InSight Probe on Mars Live Right Here [Updating]

Today, NASA will attempt to land its InSight probe on Mars at around 3:00 pm ET (12:00 pm PT), and you can watch it live right here.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Insight, Space Exploration, Mars, Mars Insight, Planetary Science, Mars Probe


The longest timelapse from space shows two whole trips around the Earth

To celebrate the 20th anniversary, the European Space Agency (ESA) has published the longest timelapse video ever recorded in space. Starting from Tunisia, the timelapse takes you to two whole trips around our home planet, and it took more than 21,000 photos to create it. The timelapse was created by Alexander Gerst, a German astronaut […] The post The longest timelapse from space shows two whole trips around the Earth appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Space, Inspiration, Earth, World, Esa, Timelapse, European Space Agency, Space Exploration, Tunisia, European Space Agency ESA, Alexander Gerst


Elon Musk Denies That SpaceX's Mars Colony Will Be a Ticket Out for the Rich

As Mars colonization inches ever closer to becoming a reality, some have argued that the ability to afford a ticket to the Red Planet is a luxury afforded only to the wealthiest members of society. Billionaire Elon Musk has said it’ll run potential Mars inhabitants traveling with his company SpaceX hundreds of…Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Space Exploration, Mars, Red Planet, Billionaire Elon Musk, Axios


Virgin Orbit Plane Completes Test Flight With Attached Rocket

A Virgin Orbit plane took off with a rocket under its wing on Sunday, marking a successful test flight for the company that hopes to provide satellite-launching services.Read more...
Tags: Science, Satellites, Space Exploration, Virgin Group, Richard Branson, Rockets, Virgin Orbit, Space Infrastructure, Smallsats, Air Launch


NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Will Land in Jezero Crater

NASA has announced the landing location of its upcoming Mars 2020 rover: Jezero Crater.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Space Exploration, Mars, Life on Mars, ExoMars, Red Planet, Mars rovers, Jezero Crater, Mars2020


Human Space Travel as a Platform to Accelerate Biomedical Innovation

A manned mission to Mars is slated for as early as 2024, but there are serious health risks that must be mitigated in order for such a mission to be successful. The most pressing risk identified by NASA is radiation exposure. Instead of stunting our spirit of exploration, there is an urgent need to develop effective radioprotection strategies to send humans to Mars on the order of decades, and not centuries. The health risks associated with deep space travel stem from fairly fundamental biology ...
Tags: Startups, Space, Trends, Research, Nasa, Healthcare, Innovation, Space Exploration, National, Mars, Aerospace, Life Sciences, Regenerative Medicine, Boston Xcon, Boulder/Denver Xcon, Detroit Xcon


NASA releases the first 8K video from space

We’ve already seen some stunning footage and photos from the International Space Station (ISS). But now, NASA’s had the science “scaled up” and has published a UHD video from the International Space Station. This is the first ever 8K video from the ISS and it gives you an insight into what it’s like to be […] The post NASA releases the first 8K video from space appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Space, Inspiration, Nasa, International Space Station, Space Exploration, Iss, 8k Video, 8K


This video zooms into the black hole at the center of our galaxy

Scientists have recently confirmed that there’s a massive black hole at the center of our galaxy, named Sagittarius A*. European Southern Observatory (ESO) has released a stunning video that zooms in all the way to the black hole. And while it’s kinda scary to watch it – it’s also hard to stop. ESO used the […] The post This video zooms into the black hole at the center of our galaxy appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Space, Inspiration, Space Exploration, Milky Way, Black Hole, Galaxy, Eso, European Southern Observatory ESO


Farewell to NASA’s Kepler Telescope

Kepler—the beloved NASA telescope responsible for discovering 70% of the 3,800 confirmed “alien worlds” to date—officially met its end yesterday. After nearly a decade of exploration, the telescope ran out of fuel and can no longer transmit data or focus on transient objects in space. During its time in flight the Kepler was able to study nearly 150,000 stars simultaneously and could determine exactly which ones …
Tags: Space, Design, Tech, Nasa, Space Exploration, Kepler, Linkaboutit, Telescopes, Kepler Telescope


Vans’ NASA-Inspired Space Voyager Collection

Original spacesuit design informs eight footwear iterations, three jackets and numerous accessories For the last six decades, NASA‘s been an inspiration the world over. During five of those six decades, Vans has been equipping individuals at the crux of cultural shifts with their iconic footwear, clothing and accessories. To honor the former, Vans has just revealed their Space Voyager Collection and it pays tribute to the …
Tags: Accessories, Design, Style, Clothing, Shoes, Nasa, Bags, Backpacks, Space Exploration, Clothes, Apparel, Footwear, Shoe Design, Vans


After Soyuz Failure, Space Is Now Weirdly Inaccessible to Astronauts

All crewed launches have been suspended by Russia’s space agency following yesterday’s Soyuz rocket failure. That’s a problem, because much of the world relies on Russian rockets to get both cargo and people into space. Consequently, we’re now facing the very real possibility of having an uncrewed International Space…Read more...
Tags: Science, Russia, Nasa, International Space Station, Space Exploration, Rockets, Iss, Grounded, Soyuz, Roscosmos, Soyuz Rockets, Rocket Crashes


Why you’ll never find a camera that’s been to the Moon on eBay

NASA’s Apollo Program was an audacious mission to send astronauts to the moon – a national goal set by President John F. Kennedy’s in a bold speech in 1961 that was an ongoing part of the Cold War. NASA’s use of photography aboard spacecraft originated during the Mercury Program when John Glenn carried two cameras […] The post Why you’ll never find a camera that’s been to the Moon on eBay appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Space, Ebay, Nasa, Gear, Moon, Space Exploration, John F Kennedy, Astronaut, Astronauts, Hasselblad, John Glenn, Moon Photography