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Panorama view of Apollo 12 lunar surface photos Panorama view of Apollo 12 lunar surface photos with lunar module pilot Alan L. Bean and the TV taken from just inside the rim of Surveyor Crater on the first moonwalk of the mission. The panoramas were built by combining Apollo 12 images starting with frame AS12-46-6777 thru end frame AS12-46-6780. The panoramic images received minimal retouching by NASA imagery specialists, including the removal of lens flares that were problematic in stitching together the individual frames and blacking out the sky to the lunar horizon. These adjustments were made based on observations of the Moon walkers who reported that there are no stars visible in the sky due to the bright lunar surface reflection of the Sun.

NASA released the stunning panorama of Apollo landing sites for the 50th anniversary

NASA imagery experts at NASA’s Johnson Space Center have “stitched together” images from the Apollo landing sites on the Moon for a 50th-anniversary reminder of what the 12 humans who walked on its surface experience visually.
These galaxies are selected from a Hubble Space Telescope program to measure the expansion rate of the universe, called the Hubble constant. The value is calculated by comparing the galaxies' distances to the apparent rate of recession away from Earth (due to the relativistic effects of expanding space). By comparing the apparent brightnesses of the galaxies' red giant stars with nearby red giants, whose distances were measured with other methods, astronomers are able to determine how far away each of the host galaxies are. This is possible because red giants are reliable milepost markers because they all reach the same peak brightness in their late evolution. And, this can be used as a "standard candle" to calculate distance. Hubble's exquisite sharpness and sensitivity allowed for red giants to be found in the stellar halos of the host galaxies. The red giants were searched for in the halos of the galaxies. The center row shows Hubble's full field of view. The bottom row zooms even tighter into the Hubble fields. The red giants are identified by yellow circles. Credit: NASA, ESA, W. Freedman (University of Chicago), ESO, and the Digitized Sky Survey

New Hubble constant measurement adds to mystery of universe’s expansion rate

In a new study, scientists announced a new measurement of the Hubble constant using a kind of star known as a red giant and indicated that the expansion rate for the nearby universe is just under 70 kilometers per second per megaparsec (km/sec/Mpc).

NASA to broadcast next space station resupply launch, prelaunch activities

Under NASA's commercial resupply services contract, SpaceX is set for next space station resupply launch of Dragon spacecraft on 7:35 p.m. EDT Sunday, July 21.
At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 60 crew members Drew Morgan of NASA, Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos and Luca Parmitano of ESA (European Space Agency) pose for pictures July 5, 2019, in front of their Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft during prelaunch preparations. They will launch July 20, 2019 from Baikonur for their mission on the International Space Station. Credits: Roscosmos/Andrey Shelepin

NASA to provide live coverage of Crew’s Launch and Arrival at International Space Station

NASA to host live coverage of Crew’s launch and arrival at International Space Station which includes NASA’s astronaut Andrew Morgan on its Television and agency’s website on 20th July.
An animated map that shows where in the night sky more than 4,000 extrasolar planets are. Matt Russo and Andrew Santaguida/SYSTEM Sounds (via YouTube)

NASA just released stunning video map of all 4,000 exoplanets

Exoplanets are a subject of interest for astronomers since they orbit various stars, but because they can potentially harbor life. A few exoplanets found...
This Hubble Space Telescope image of the giant, petulant star Eta Carinae is yielding new surprises./ Image: NASA

Hubble snapped a stunning image of cosmic fireworks at Eta Carinae

The Hubble Space Telescope recently captured a spectacular image of the galaxy’s largest ongoing stellar “fireworks” which reveals new details of a cosmic explosion....
NASA detected asteroid just before it hit the Earth, exploded in the sky

NASA detected asteroid just before it hit the Earth, exploded in the sky

Spotting and tracking large asteroids is easy, but scientists have a weak spot when it comes to detecting smaller asteroids. On June 22, a lightning...
Peaks within the moon's Tycho Crater. (Credit: NASA Goddard/Arizona State University)

An infrared close up of the moon

NASA has selected the first-of-its-kind camera called the Lunar Compact Infrared Imaging System (L-CIRiS) for payload integration and operations, launching from Earth and landing...
Telescopes, including Hubble, have monitored the Eta Carinae star system for more than two decades. It has been prone to violent outbursts, including an episode in the 1840s during which ejected material formed the bipolar bubbles seen here. Now, using Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 to probe the nebula in ultraviolet light, astronomers have uncovered the glow of magnesium embedded in warm gas (shown in blue) in places they had not seen it before. The luminous magnesium resides in the space between the dusty bipolar bubbles and the outer shock-heated nitrogen-rich filaments (shown in red). The streaks visible in the blue region outside the lower-left lobe are a striking feature of the image. These streaks are created when the star’s light rays poke through the dust clumps scattered along the bubble’s surface. Wherever the ultraviolet light strikes the dense dust, it leaves a long, thin shadow that extends beyond the lobe into the surrounding gas. Eta Carinae resides 7500 light-years away. Credit: NASA, ESA, N. Smith (University of Arizona, Tucson), and J. Morse (BoldlyGo Institute, New York)

Hubble Captures Cosmic Fireworks in Ultraviolet

Hubble offers a special view of the double star system Eta Carinae’s expanding gases glowing in red, white, and blue. This is the highest...