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LEGO Launching Awesome Spaceport Shuttle Sets in August

LEGO Launching Awesome Spaceport Shuttle Sets in August
Have you ever wanted to build your own space shuttle? Now, thanks to LEGO, you're going to get the chance, years after the end of NASA's shuttle program. LEGO is set to release a new series of sets all based around the idea of flying to space. The four …
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A Love of Science, Math Comes Through Solving Entertaining, Realistic Problems
He started working with robotics in the early 1990s as a specialist in the education division of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, NASA's lead center for the robotic exploration of space. … The LEGO Corp.'s development of its …
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Cubesats to play a role in Mars mission
A standard CubeSat measures ten centimeters cubed, and can be joined together with others like Lego bricks. These Mars-bound satellites will consist of six units each. The principal mission that MarCO is accompanying is … The CubeSats may be able to …
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Nasa's Hubble Space Telescope Could Become a Lego Playset
Remember the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), which is out in space sending back some of the most beautiful photos of galaxies light years away? Well, a keen Lego and space fan has recreated the telescope in great detail, entirely from Lego bricks, and …
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LEGO Launches Mars Curiosity Rover, 5 More Toy Brick Spacecraft Await Liftoff
NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has landed in LEGO's toy catalog and is now available for order. The fifth in a line of fan-created, LEGO-produced building kits, the six-wheeled science laboratory could be followed by the now Pluto-bound New Horizons …
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LEGO mini space shuttle toy soars out of stores in monthly giveaway
The latest of LEGO's free Monthly Mini Model Builds, the shuttle was especially a hit in Houston, home to NASA's former space shuttle program for 30 years. Children ages six to 14, accompanied by their parents, lined up in droves outside the Baybrook …
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Sadly, There won't be a LEGO Hubble Space Telescope
“We reviewed eight amazing projects that reached 10,000 supporters between June and September,” said Signe Lonholdt from the LEGO Ideas team said in a video (below) announcing the winners. The eight sets had each reached 10,000 fan votes, which …
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NASA, littleBits partner to launch Lego-like space kits for kids
LittleBits, working with NASA engineers and scientists, has introduced a Space Kit, a new offering in its line of color-coded modules that includes motors, sensors, displays and buzzers that snap together magnetically, allowing kids to experiment with …
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Los tres niños tlaxcaltecas que conquistaron 'Marte' | El Financiero
… Lego; después iniciamos los clubes de ciencia y fue ahí donde detectamos la necesidad de hacernos llegar materiales más especializados y es cuando recibimos material de la Agencia Espacial de Japón, de la Agencia Espacial Mexicana y de la NASA”, …
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Netherlands – Satellite image – PlanetObserver

Netherlands – Satellite image – PlanetObserver
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Image by PlanetObserver
Netherlands, true colour satellite image with mask, processed from Landsat data

Tropical Storm Dianmu
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Image by NASA Goddard Photo and Video
NASA image acquired August 10, 2010

Tropical Storm Dianmu blew over the East China Sea in early August 2010, traveling slowly toward the Korean Peninsula. On August 10, 2010, the U.S. Navy’s Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) reported that Dianmu had winds of 55 knots (100 kilometers per hour) with gusts up to 70 knots (130 kilometers per hour). JTWC stated that the storm was roughly 270 nautical miles (500 kilometers) south-southwest of Seoul.

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color image on August 10. The storm, which sports a distinct eye, stretches primarily north-south, sending spiral clouds hundreds of kilometers southward over the East China Sea. Storm clouds skirt China’s eastern coast.

NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC. Caption by Michon Scott.

Instrument: Terra – MODIS

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TRMM Satellite Views Irene’s Strong Rains Over Cape Hatteras

TRMM Satellite Views Irene’s Strong Rains Over Cape Hatteras
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Image by NASA Goddard Photo and Video
August 28, 2011

The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite had another very good daytime view of hurricane Irene on August, 27, 2011 1:50 p.m. EDT. The rainfall analysis was derived from TRMM’s Microwave Imager (TMI) and Precipitation Radar (PR) data. It shows that the center of circulation was still well defined and Irene was dropping intense rainfall over Cape Hatteras east of the hurricane’s center.

TRMM rainfall images are false-colored with yellow, green and red areas, which indicate rainfall between 20 and 40 millimeters (.78 to 1.57 inches) per hour. Dark red areas are considered heavy rainfall, as much as 50 mm (2 inches) of rain per hour. The TRMM satellite is managed by both NASA and JAXA.

New York City can expect Irene’s center to come through around 9:30 a.m. EDT, Sunday morning, August 28, 2011. Currently in New York City, heavy rain is falling and northeasterly winds are gusting to 25 mph. There is a Hurricane Warning up, Tornado Watch until 11 a.m. EDT and a flood warning until noon.

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Les Satellites, communication vers Dieu ?
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Image by Marc DUPUY
Les satellites sont-il le moyen de communication préférés des Hommes pour parler à Dieu ?

West Point Balloon Satellite Launch (May 13, 2011)
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Image by West Point – The U.S. Military Academy
The satellite is good to go, and the balloon is moments away from being filled as the team gets ready to launch the West Point Balloon Satellie on May 13 at Sam’s Point Preserve. Photo by Mike Strasser, West Point Public Affairs

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Detailed Satellite Imagery of the Idaho Wildfires

Detailed Satellite Imagery of the Idaho Wildfires
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Image by NASA Goddard Photo and Video
Taken on August 10th, 2013 by the Landsat-8 satellite, this image shows the active fire areas along with burn scars for the Elk and Beaver Creek Complexes. Landsat, a collaboration between the USGS and NASA, provides high resolution 30-meter per pixel imagery using specialized visible and thermal sensors to distinguish between different land surface types. The use of the thermal information in this image allows the hot spots of active fires to be clearly seen as specks (and in some cases, large areas) of yellow and orange. The much narrower swath of Landsat requires 16 days to cover the entire planet – unlike satellites like the Suomi NPP, which have much lower spatial resolution but can provide global coverage in 12 hours.

Landsat data from the USGS.

Credit: NOAA

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Wildfires detected by NOAA satellite in Trinity National Forest, California from July 27 through August 5, 2008
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Image by Candid Photos
Wildfires detected by NOAA satellite in Trinity National Forest, California from July 27 through August 5, 2008. Towns and lodges highlighted in yellow.

Towns & cities on this map:

Big Bar, Burnt Ranch, Del Loma, Forest Glen, Hayfork, Helena, Hyampon, Junction City, Trinity Village

UPDATED 12:15 pm PT August 5, 2008

5 in red circle (highlighted in yellow) – Wildfires detected by NOAA satellites August 5, 2008

4 in red circle – Wildfires detected by NOAA satellites August 4, 2008

3 in red circle – Wildfires detected by NOAA satellites August 3, 2008

2 in red circle – Wildfires detected by NOAA satellites August 2, 2008

1 in red circle – Wildfires detected by NOAA satellites August 1, 2008

30 in red circle – Wildfires detected by NOAA satellites July 30, 2008

31 in red circle – Wildfires detected by NOAA satellites July 31, 2008

30 in red circle – Wildfires detected by NOAA satellites July 30, 2008

29 in red circle – Wildfires detected by NOAA satellites July 29, 2008

28 in red circle – Wildfires detected by NOAA satellites July 28, 2008

27 in red circle – Wildfires detected by NOAA satellites July 27, 2008

Information provided by National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service (NESDIS) – NOAA Satellite Information Service.

Map image produced by Robert G. Karol Copyright © 2008 Some Rights Reserved – Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons

Original image size 1600 x 1196 pixels

Bus Satellite Positioning
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Image by Kecko
Graphical display of the satellite positioning system in a bus of the public transport with on-board computer and ticket-printer ‘ATRON FR touch’. The distance between the bus stops and the remaining distance to the next stop is shown in meters. The DOP-value indicates the quality of the existing satellite constellation. Altstätten, Switzerland, Apr 18, 2010.

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Overview of Region Viewed From Riser, August 29, 2012

Overview of Region Viewed From Riser, August 29, 2012
Radioactive materials

Image by RiverProtection
A second riser was visually inspected last week and additional material was identified in the annulus near this second riser. At this time, it is unknown if the material is radioactive. This area of the tank annulus was previously viewed in 2006, providing historical benchmarking data. The 2006 visual inspection did not show any unknown material in this area of the tank annulus. We are continuing our investigation, including gathering additional information from other tank risers.

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