Environment, Food, Space

Space Farming: The Final Frontier

NASA looks to grow fresh veggies, 230 miles above the Earth By Jesse Hirsch on September 10, 2013 Photographs by Stephen Allen Last year, an astronaut named Don Pettit began an unusual writing project on NASA’s website. Called “Diary of a Space Zucchini,” the blog took the perspective of an actual zucchini plant on the… Continue reading Space Farming: The Final Frontier

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NASA: Asteroid Apophis Won’t Collide With Earth In 2036

NASA: Asteroid Apophis Won't Collide With Earth In 2036 http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2013-01/nasa-asteroid-apophis-wont-collide-earth-2036?src=twitter

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NASA – Hubble’s Close Encounter with the Tarantula

Turning its eye to the Tarantula Nebula, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has taken this close-up of the outskirts of the main cloud of the Nebula. The bright wispy structures are the signature of an environment rich in ionized hydrogen gas, called H II by astronomers. In reality these appear red, but the choice of… Continue reading NASA – Hubble’s Close Encounter with the Tarantula

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Mars Science Laboratory: NASA’s Curiosity Rover Caught in the Act Landing

An image from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance orbiter captured the Curiosity rover still connected to its 51-foot-wide (almost 16 meter) parachute as it descended towards its landing site at Gale Crater. "If HiRISE took the image one second before or one second after, we probably would be… Continue reading Mars Science Laboratory: NASA’s Curiosity Rover Caught in the Act Landing