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Ice Water Found on Mercury!

NASA announced today that its Messenger spacecraft has discovered “compelling” evidence of frozen water and possible organic materials on Mercury’s north pole (shown left in red), confirming the decades of suspicion in the scientific community.
“The neutron data indicate that Mercury’s radar-bright polar deposits contain, on average, a hydrogen-rich layer more than tens of centimeters thick beneath a surficial layer 10 to 20 centimeters thick that is less rich in hydrogen,” according to David Lawrence, a Johns Hopkins University physics scientist working on the Messenger project.

thedailywhat:

Ice Water Found on Mercury!

NASA announced today that its Messenger spacecraft has discovered “compelling” evidence of frozen water and possible organic materials on Mercury’s north pole (shown left in red), confirming the decades of suspicion in the scientific community.

“The neutron data indicate that Mercury’s radar-bright polar deposits contain, on average, a hydrogen-rich layer more than tens of centimeters thick beneath a surficial layer 10 to 20 centimeters thick that is less rich in hydrogen,” according to David Lawrence, a Johns Hopkins University physics scientist working on the Messenger project.

oldblueeyes:

Neil Armstrong: A giant among men. (x)

faded-forests:

Sunday, August 5, 2012 - NASA’s 

I thought I’d go ahead and highlight this amazing moment. It almost brought me to tears.

infinity-imagined:

Artists impressions of ancient Mars.

Credits: Kees Veenenbos, Ittiz, Spacepioneer

ikenbot:

NASA to Broadcast Mars Rover Landing From NYC’s Times Square Sunday Night
Side note: Who wants to be my date this Sunday? Cause I am there
NASA’s biggest Mars rover landing yet is about to hit Broadway.
New Yorkers hoping to see the Aug. 5/6 landing of NASA’s huge Mars rover Curiosity alongside like-minded space fans can head to Times Square here on Sunday night (Aug. 5) to catch the rover’s touchdown on the Red Planet live on a giant LED television screen.
NASA Television’s coverage of the agency’s $2.5 billion Mars Science Laboratory mission landing will be broadcast live on the Toshiba Vision screen that hangs below the iconic New Year’s Eve ball in Times Square, space agency officials say.

ikenbot:

NASA to Broadcast Mars Rover Landing From NYC’s Times Square Sunday Night

Side note: Who wants to be my date this Sunday? Cause I am there

NASA’s biggest Mars rover landing yet is about to hit Broadway.

New Yorkers hoping to see the Aug. 5/6 landing of NASA’s huge Mars rover Curiosity alongside like-minded space fans can head to Times Square here on Sunday night (Aug. 5) to catch the rover’s touchdown on the Red Planet live on a giant LED television screen.

NASA Television’s coverage of the agency’s $2.5 billion Mars Science Laboratory mission landing will be broadcast live on the Toshiba Vision screen that hangs below the iconic New Year’s Eve ball in Times Square, space agency officials say.

(Source: kenobi-wan-obi)

scinerds:

blackholecosmos:

Deal with it.

everything about this is great

wolframalpha:

There are enough galaxies in the universe for each person to own 24 of them.

Even crazier:

There would still be plenty of galaxies left over even if every person who has ever lived owned one.

moderation:

30 Years of the Space Shuttle
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Great interactive timeline of all the shuttles.  Really cool!
(via New York Times)

moderation:

30 Years of the Space Shuttle

Great interactive timeline of all the shuttles.  Really cool!

(via New York Times)