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  • 5 hours ago by NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Start your morning with a rocket launch! Tomorrow, a 44-foot tall suborbital sounding rocket carrying student experiments will launch from our Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Find out how you can watch live coverage of the mission starting at 5:15 a.m. ET: https://go.nasa.gov/2B87Q6n
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    5 hours ago 3
    #fake
    5 hours ago 15
    Please provide documentation for your statement. Otherwise, it's like the three-year-old who says "No" without realizing just what they're saying.
    5 hours ago 5
    show me a picture of flattardia
    5 hours ago 1
    Robert McGann SFN is a three-year-old just saying “no”. Incapable of providing evidence or any argument. Not worth anyone’s time.
    5 hours ago 1
    Liar
    5 hours ago
    🤬🤥🤐
    5 hours ago
    Which is why, Edward, you felt it necessary to respond but it is your time to waste, I suppose.
    3 hours ago
    Robert McGann He's... on your side. Why so antagonistic?
    2 hours ago
    Just typical of a flatdiot come in running smack some one on his head and run away  Now try again to proof your claim
    3 hours ago
    And your point and prove is ?
    5 hours ago 2
    YEET
    5 hours ago 1
    Still recovering from Parker scub night and launch night, so probably not, but thanks for the invitation
    2 hours ago 1
    I had an Estes rocket that looked very similar 😉
    2 hours ago 1
    You too?☺
    2 hours ago
    Flew model rockets quite often for a decade or so, buying Estes and Centuri kits, and designing a few of my own. Bought some off-brand engines once, and blew up my tallest rocket! Stopped as houses encroached my launch area 🙁
    3 hours ago 1
    5 hours ago
    excellent
    1 hour ago
    Where is it going?
    3 hours ago
    I’ll try my best thats too early for me Lol
    3 hours ago
    God's Rod를 연상하게 하는 이 로켓의 활동 내용이 궁금합니다. 惡에는 몽둥이로, 善에는 멋진 지원 로켓으로! ^^ <3
    3 hours ago
  • 6 hours ago by NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    In case you missed it, yesterday we launched our mission to “touch” the Sun! Throughout its seven-year mission, our Parker #SolarProbe spacecraft will swoop through the Sun’s atmosphere 24 times, getting closer than any spacecraft has gone before. Learn more about this mission to fly directly through the Sun’s corona: http://www.nasa.gov/parker
    Parker Solar Probe Mission Launches to Touch the Sun
    6 hours ago 8
    Launch was awesome, but ULA should learn how to attach little video cameras to portions of the spacecraft to give us real-time views. That's one thing the -X competition does really well.  ...and if you can learn to land the first stages as well...! 😎
    5 hours ago
    ya one of these days they might get to send somthing alive uo. space x sucks the big one. blocked
    5 hours ago 6
    Lucky it was sent at night when the sun is cold! Lol
    4 hours ago 5
    I’m pretty sure he was joking.
    2 hours ago
    there's no night for the sun.
    5 hours ago
    dumb a-- block
    2 hours ago
    Old joke.😒
    2 hours ago
    Not very original
    6 hours ago 6
    It's very smart of them to send it at night!
    5 hours ago 1
    blocked
    5 hours ago 4
    And how many of us are on this ride?! I had a “ticket”. 😀
    2 hours ago
    Same.
    2 hours ago
    Same here.
    3 hours ago
    Nasa say more than 1.1 million. I have a ticket too 🙂
    4 hours ago
    Me too.
    3 hours ago
    Me
    4 hours ago
    I hv also
    3 hours ago 4
    7 years WTH I’ll be 55 but then and god knows if I’m going to still be here why they cold not send one that will get there in one year 🤨
    2 hours ago 2
    I am 82 and I will probably be dead in 7 years. But, I hope I go to heaven and my spirit will be playing among the stars and rooting for Parker Solar. Go NASA.
    2 hours ago 1
    The very first perihelion will be about 25 million miles from the Sun (and will occur later this year), and the last about 4 million. Can't find a hard number to the extent of the corona (the part of the Sun's atmosphere that the probe will pass through), so I'm not sure in which perihelia it will actually be in the Sun's atmosphere, but I do know that the corona is quite variable, and the first pass may indeed be within the corona. In any case, Jordan is much more correct than Ryan.
    3 hours ago 1
    It’s a 7 year mission, throughout those 7 years it will travel through the suns atmosphere 24 times, collecting data and sending it back to us.
    3 hours ago
    Same, 7 years = 55, I have to be here! Front of my laptop.... 😀
    3 hours ago
    Chad Bizeau 🤦🏻‍♂️
    3 hours ago
    Chad Bizeau it'll take 7 years to position it close enough to where they want near the sun
    3 hours ago
    Chad Bizeau 🤦🏻‍♂️
    3 hours ago
    Bit depressing lol. I am 52 and didn't even cross my mind that I may not be here 😀
    6 hours ago 3
    Great job! NASA did u send enough suncream with it?
    2 hours ago
    Yes factor 5000
    4 hours ago 2
    Should’ve named it Icarus 🤓😎
    2 hours ago 1
    No wings.
    4 hours ago 2
    No one has said what the price tag is ?
    4 hours ago 3
    That's unimportant
    3 hours ago 2
    Less than Trump's ego parade
    3 hours ago 2
    Jon, you must be a Republican...it's always about the price, forget the enormous knowledge gain to humanity
    3 hours ago 2
    Also less than what our glorious president claims as personal wealth. Now, what is crazier. A $1.5B dollar probe that will enhance the knowledge of all mankind, or a single man hoarding that kind of wealth.
    3 hours ago 1
    Way less than the nearly $700 BILLION defense spending just passed by congress.
    3 hours ago 1
    If not apparent, I am being sarcastic about the 'glorious' part...
    3 hours ago 1
    $1.5 billions
    3 hours ago
    No, I'm a voting Dem. Brother.
    Just concern about the homeless and the starving people that will always live on this planet.
    3 hours ago
    Munazza Amjad Jalal crazy amount of money.
    3 hours ago
    Louis Johnson. Complete waste of money, and smells like embezzlement.
    6 hours ago 2
    Care if I get freaky? At a lateral trajectory approaching 430k mph, depending on solar plane tilt angle, the probe could feasibly disappear from our realm by throwing itself into the 4th dimension organically. Just food for thought.🤔
    6 hours ago 3
    Organics is a Whole Foods problem....that's Jeff Bezos and Amazon....he does Blue Origins, not NASA or JPL. 😀
    4 hours ago 2
    Real sad ....
    4 hours ago 1
    Wayne, take your meds.
    4 hours ago 1
    This isn't Star Trek IV dude. We're already in the fourth dimension.
    5 hours ago 1
    Probably not as clever as you hoped
    4 hours ago
    Yes sir a shot of dunning, with a Kruger chaser, I will try to do better, next time around.☹️
    6 hours ago
    Very nice
    4 hours ago 1
    Zion Nieva ohhhhh ikaw sigeg hisgut ug mga linog ug bagyo ug end of the world dha ..Pero tan awa ang mga scientist nang send nag mga spacecraft sa Sun kay para ma studyhan nila more ug mas masabtan ang Universe heehheehe
  • 7 hours ago by NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    The largest fire in California's history, the Mendocino Complex, is still spewing clouds of smoke across the state. This natural-color satellite image captured Aug. 12 provides a glimpse of smoke billowing from the fire. Take a closer look: https://go.nasa.gov/2P19pWK
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    7 hours ago 5
    I feel like the planet is on fire. We are reaching the point of an existential crisis. This is not normal.
    6 hours ago 1
    Yep, people need to learn to stop throwing their cigarette butts out of their car windows.
    5 hours ago 1
    The planet is on fire so bring the rain
    4 hours ago 1
    MO Alby no freaking way... last year I tried to communicate how to solve all of Africa's problems to all the leaders of Africa but they were not disappointed I think they did not respond because I'm not African or because I'm North American! 🤔 is that frickin frackin trippy weird or what...
    5 hours ago 1
    Duke Callaway one of the fires was caused by a tire blowout, but you do have a point about the cigarette butts
    5 hours ago
    Was it really though say how you really feel don't bite your tongue 🙅🙅🙅🙅
    2 hours ago
    MO Alby where do we find your useful information?
    1 hour ago
    Kyle Yeretsian that's a bit xenophobic.
    6 hours ago
    Forest fires are very difficult and two years ago I worked on an idea to solve the forest fire problem I tried to communicate with the governor of California last year but they were not disappointed I think they did not respond because I'm not an American or because I'm a North African! 🤔
    7 hours ago 2
    A good reason why trimmed bush isn’t enough.
    7 hours ago 1
    😑
    5 hours ago
    They use to allow ranchers to graze their cattle to eat the fuel, the environmentalists put that to a stop...let er burn!
    6 hours ago 1
    intelligence job but nasa should stop ask public question but they should manitor public voice before any action. from : adekolurejo adewale stephen
    7 hours ago 1
    and just think if they follow floridas example and clear the under brush and retaining ponds every where these fires would be controllable and contained like we have been able to do....
    6 hours ago
    This stable genius clearly gets his "news" from a certain orange someones twitter feed.
    7 hours ago
    Jaime Cormier because you are not born and raided here and we do not whine about them... but yes we have had them for longer then ive been alive and i was born in the early 70s....
    7 hours ago
    Florida has fires? Never seen or heard of that.
    7 hours ago
    Craig Haus yes but the solution is the same.. but your liberal laws get in the way... we are just as dry as you guys... but we fixed it by a thing called irrigation... you guys should try it... instead of pumping that water back into the ocean maybe pump it back into the state and put it in retaining ponds...
    7 hours ago
    California has very different terrain than Florida. I think the answer to this problem is a little more complex.
    7 hours ago
    Más asustan la gente diciendo tanta cosa solo Dios sabe lo q baapasar de Jen de inventar tanto q más alarman las personas
    2 hours ago
    Jay Jagannath
    2 hours ago
    I come across I-80 from Oakland to Denver every week the last 3 weeks have been horrible with the air and the smoke you could barely see off the freeway at quarter mile I came across tonight and I have to tell you for the first time I've see blue skies clean air I guess that's a good sign I know they're still burning as bad as the air was in the Sacramento Valley it was far worse in Nevada coming across at 5000 feet where the smoked socked in everything
    7 hours ago
    BASURAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA HUMANA CTM TE ODIO VAS A DESAPARECER BASURAAAAAAAAAAAAA MALDITAAAAAAAAAA
    3 hours ago
    Any idea how much carbon was released?
    3 hours ago
  • 8 hours ago by NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Saturn’s signature rings are perhaps the most recognized feature of any world in our solar system. Before its graceful farewell, our Cassini spacecraft spent more than a decade exploring the icy ring system more closely than any spacecraft before it. Details: https://go.nasa.gov/2KU0EdM
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    8 hours ago 6
    Fakery
    6 hours ago 6
    It's almost amusing that you think you are the enlightened one that knows something most everyone does not. Was math and science just too hard for you? Do you know what a sextant is? It's this nifty navigational tool that's been around for a really long time. If you have one and some trigonometry you can figure out all kinds of stuff, like the distance to the moon, then the distance to Venus, and with that a really accurate distance to the sun, as well as Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. Given enough time you can even figure out the orbit of of all the visible planetary bodies, as well as Earth's circumference. It's all verifiable, anyone can do it, it's not expensive, but you have to care enough to try.....
    7 hours ago 1
    yore phunny and Trix are for kids!
    7 hours ago
    💣💥🌍🌎🌎🌍🚀🌕
    7 hours ago
    Your face looks fake
    4 hours ago
    You can see the rings with binoculars.
    1 hour ago
    Whan will you proof your claims or isnt your vocabulairety not bigger than fake fals not treu
    6 hours ago
    Fake lol I just this minute put the telescope away.. saw Saturn with 4kmm beautiful
    6 hours ago
    Derp Shaun!!! You never learn
    8 hours ago 3
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    🖖🖖🖖🖖🖖🖖🌅🌍🌍💥
    8 hours ago 3
    7 hours ago
    🚀🌕🌅🌍
    5 hours ago
    what's the go with chocolate swirls?
    7 hours ago
    Ha! So pathetic you had to 'love' your own post.
    6 hours ago
    A picture of Rick's brain.
    8 hours ago 3
    6 hours ago
    🚴‍♀️
    6 hours ago
    7 hours ago 2
    Its kinda awsome how gravity spins & flings things around almost like nature is whipping
    up a batch of cotton candy 💕
    6 hours ago 1
    The rings around Uranus just leave skid marks in your underwear. It's not always pretty.
    5 hours ago
    Adam Andersen what a compleat total dumb a--. grow up little boy.
    8 hours ago 2
    And god said, let there be a protector for my nursery in my temporary absence.
    7 hours ago 8
    The rings actually don’t serve any purpose what so ever. They’re what was once a moon, or what was never made into a moon, scientists aren’t too sure.
    The only real purpose they have is that it makes an otherwise awesome planet into something even more spectacular.
    8 hours ago 6
    God is not real
    5 hours ago 2
    Wayne, please take you meds. Also, mythology is off topic here.
    7 hours ago 1
    haha Brainwashed much?? What exactly is the point of your comment as it relates to this post from NASA?
    7 hours ago 1
    Wayne Shaw and what is that purpose?
    3 hours ago 1
    God doesnt exist
    7 hours ago
    The rings have a purpose, far greater than you or I.
    2 hours ago
    It's hypothesised that mars once had rings and the eventually formed Diemos & Phobos. If you want to be a simplton and call that their "purpose", go ahead, but that's a half-baked assesment only available in retrospect.
    1 hour ago
    God is dead science and logic killed him
    8 hours ago 2
    7 hours ago 1
    COGRATULATION NASA FOR HIS PANEL SOLAR. GREAT.
    6 hours ago 3
    It seems that Google translate doesn't work well.
    5 hours ago 1
    Adekolurejo Adewale Stephen, you words don't make sense in English. Maybe get someone to help you translate.
    5 hours ago
    another dumb a-- from ca blocked
    6 hours ago
    Warn : NASA Organisation should stop ask question from public & anybody against me . stop asking public question around pls against my heart care .
    4 hours ago
    围绕谢氏兄弟(谢金祥 谢燕祥)恶势行径数不胜数,并且长达数年一起接一起,起起都能以神经病,材料做假脱身,却永远只是客,以养成习惯,如此万恶之人有保护伞,就可以肆无忌惮,违所欲为,前段时间又磨刀(管制刀)说要杀了谁,谢氏凭免死金牌已经到了无法无天的地步维持数年之久,起起都能谈笑风声做个客,就压下去了!
    洪湖市龙口镇王家庙6组
    8 hours ago
    saturn
    8 hours ago 1
    Really?
    7 hours ago
    yes
    2 hours ago
    Gee, you can read.
  • 10 hours ago by NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    This globular cluster – a tightly bound group of stars – features a ruby-red spot that is actually a carbon star. Carbon stars are almost always cool red giants, with atmospheres containing more carbon that oxygen, which is the opposite of our Sun. Take a closer look at this image captured by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope: https://go.nasa.gov/2B9MrtC
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    10 hours ago 7
    How powerful is my Lord.
    9 hours ago 3
    I know that it was my Lord, the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
    9 hours ago 3
    I don't know. It depends. Which lord is your lord?
    7 hours ago 2
    Gods do not exist. "Your Lord" is a lie.
    9 hours ago 1
    Who ever creat them is my Lord.
    9 hours ago
    power level over 10000!
    9 hours ago
    Wonder which nebula that was then?
    3 hours ago
    Was that a question? Because you used a period.
    4 hours ago
    Mark it since like I tell you that you do not exist. I don't know if these sentences make sense to you.
    2 hours ago
    Abubakarra Samorie Kamara we can prove Mark exists. You can't prove a god exists.
    2 hours ago
    Abubakarra Samorie Kamara , gravity is your lord.
    8 hours ago 3
    Wonderful Picture God made it.
    8 hours ago 3
    nope. god is a fairy tale
    3 hours ago 2
    No he didn’t, and it’s literally delusional to think so. And stop cramming your untestable opinions down people’s throats. You’re no better than the drug pushers on the street corner.
    2 hours ago 1
    Provide evidence that your gods exist before you make claims for it.
    10 hours ago 2
    Where are the Infinity Stones??
    10 hours ago 1
    Something they made up in the movies.
    10 hours ago
    Unfortunately, Thanos got them all. He used them to disintegrate all of the Avengers. I’m pretty bummed out, myself.
    10 hours ago
    Ricardo Shillyshally thank you. I light hearted answer. Much appreciated.
    10 hours ago
    It was a joke....
    4 hours ago
    I took the Infinity stone from Thanos last week, But am planning on how to use it. I need a guide
    2 hours ago
    Amazing how all the Infinity Stones ended up in one galaxy.
    9 hours ago 2
    So so special what's out there and here on Earth, it's very strange how people take all this for granted.
    8 hours ago 2
    Any idea where is earth ?
    8 hours ago 3
    in this case, behind the camera
    2 hours ago
    😂 😂 😂 couldn’t guess !!
    2 hours ago
    Look down.
    9 hours ago 1
    É muito bonita ver as estrelas, mais linda do universo, eu amo as estrelas,🌟
    Deus abençoe a NASA.
    4 hours ago
    Very good we seen those carbon star what of oxygen star
    2 hours ago
    Spell check.. or at least proof read it. come on @NASA that.. it should be than!
    10 hours ago
    I have a question : Are Blue , Red and white Suns aable to provide to what we would think life could grow from nearby planets?
    9 hours ago
    The blue stars are intense ultraviolet emitters and don’t live more than ten million years or so.
    Any planetary life there would perish in the supernova at the end of the star’s life.
    10 hours ago
    Its more like depending on the distance to those stars I guess.
    10 hours ago
    Google “Goldilocks zone”.
    8 hours ago
    AWESOME UNIVERSE AWESOME TECHICOLOR!!
    6 hours ago 1
    The color is added by man
    3 hours ago
    David Melvin IF YOU SAY SO!!
  • 12 hours ago by NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Our Space Launch System will be the most powerful rocket we’ve ever built, with the capability to carry our astronauts deeper into the solar system than ever before. Ever wonder how we move parts of a rocket this big and powerful? Take 60 seconds to find out: https://youtu.be/YefGK-Oyi_M
    A Ride on NASA's Barge Pegasus with Alan Murphy and Terry Fitzgerald
    11 hours ago 6
    My hubby is working on the software for the SLS with Boeing & NASA... it will be a very powerful rocket to get the heavy launch missions to deep space off when it gets completely built.🚀
    9 hours ago 3
    I am doing analysis on Orion code. Hope to get a peek at SLS code!
    10 hours ago
    convencida kkkkkk - brincadeira - parabéns 😄🇧🇷️
    11 hours ago 4
    VeryveryVERY cool!
    Thanks for the peek NASA!
    9 hours ago
    Yaassss ❤️
    11 hours ago 4
    I dont really care.This to me, is misuse of valuable equipment that could be retrofitted to turn it into an acceptably sized space-cargo carrying vehicle. One can make a moon shuttle that does not depend on such a humungous booster, either. NASA in my opinion has really blown it on this one.
    11 hours ago 3
    Re read it. Its to go very, very, very, very, very, very far away...not the moon.
    7 hours ago 2
    Maybe they should have asked you first: you're obviously smarter than the people at NASA........🤣🤣🤣
    11 hours ago 1
    What's the use of going to the moon when they haven't figured out a way to stay there.
    11 hours ago 1
    SLS booster or core rocket gets jettisoned and dumped back to Earth. They can reuse that.
    7 hours ago
    Steven Larsen ... Minerals
    11 hours ago
    Moon shuttle? What’s on the moon?
    10 hours ago
    I don't know how you would make a moon vehicle that doesn't require a large booster unless you have on-orbit assets to help. Then you have to synchronize to those assets when there are already timing constraints.
    9 hours ago
    David Carvell Exactly and this has been known for years.
    11 hours ago
    Cindy Bachicha I don't mind them going to the moon, even in favor of that. But the way NASA's regarding people's level of smarts is like the general public is critically dumb all of the time. They are able not to construct a large moon taxi that would take people from the Earth to the moon, by breaking orbit. The size of this program for the moon, is so horrendously large, it's like using a 55 gallon drum, to store one pea. The SLS center core section, can after it has lifted its payload into orbit, can be boosted to a higher orbit, cleaned out and retrofitted to make a worthy large spacecraft. The amount of waste shown here by NASA is similar to equipment waste during the SEA War in the 60s and 70s.
    10 hours ago
    Cheese, Gromit.
    11 hours ago 2
    NASA is the only space force we need
    12 hours ago 1
    my first systems boss came from marshall test flight center 68'
    12 hours ago 1
    cool another morton torcol special test horizontally and the orings never fail????sig
    10 hours ago 5
    Do you even English?
    11 hours ago 1
    Go NASA ! Are they gonna make you wear lycra in the new space force 🤔
    10 hours ago 2
    No connection between NASA and Space Farce.
    11 hours ago
    Todas a terra está acabando, com minerais fabrica de ferro, você vai ver um dia antes que a terra vai acabar!
    9 hours ago
    Seems strange that rockets are moved around with diesel burning barges! I guess I’ve watched too much Star Trek.
    12 hours ago
    SPACE FORCE!!!
    11 hours ago 5
    No.
    9 hours ago
    Yeeeessss!!!
    11 hours ago
  • 13 hours ago by NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    is celebrating 15 years since its launch on August, 25, 2003. This remarkable spacecraft has made discoveries its designers never even imagined, including some of the seven Earth-sized planets of TRAPPIST-1. Here are 10 things you should know about the Spitzer mission: https://nasa.tumblr....-space-telescope
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    13 hours ago 4
    Fascinating stuff, I was basically unaware of this satellite's existence. I was aware of some of the results it has given, but not where they had come from. Incredible little machine......
    12 hours ago
    أين وجهك
    12 hours ago 1
    Spitzer did a great job. cool.👍
    12 hours ago 1
    Good work
    12 hours ago 1
    An awesome 15 years. Well done NASA.
    12 hours ago 1
    17 years since Bob and Jesus alive died who cares just going be happy lieing food . Good luck
    11 hours ago 2
    I think you need a better translation tool than what you are using. This makes no sense in English.
    11 hours ago 1
    You have lost me.
    11 hours ago 1
    Whaaaat?
    10 hours ago
    What you got evil Jesus parsite I your guy's DNA ,,go talk preacher and sweet dreams good luck food .
    9 hours ago
    Spam. Blocked.
    10 hours ago
    Greg Kehoe and you did it again. Your statement makes no sense.
    9 hours ago
    Greg Kehoe and once again your comment is just a bunch of garbage. Sounds like you are trying to be insulting. So sad that you don't have a good translator.
    11 hours ago
    Dude, don't know what your smoking!
    10 hours ago
    Check Columbia mission fail the evil Jew boy with parsites in dna going to space with nave war doctors trying to replace there gods good luck look up and think deeper than grade two pedifial Jesus rat you get that daaaaaaaaaa sick planet of childmolesting jess fish .
    10 hours ago
    Because your brain washed dumb people with Jesus pedifial parsites in your DNA go see preacher good luck food .
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    13 hours ago
    Thank,s nasa
    12 hours ago
    عفواً
    10 hours ago
    Dear nasa I hope your technology of
    Nanotechnology can used for all al lives
    On Mars and other planets
    8 hours ago
    Amazing..
  • 14 hours ago by NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    During our past 60 years of existence, we’ve advanced our understanding of NASA Solar System Exploration and beyond by continually asking “What’s out there?”. Learn more about our story of exploration, innovation and discovery: https://youtu.be/0are7UM5kMU. #NASA60th
    NASA 60th: What’s Out There
    13 hours ago 14
    I am so glad to have been a part of NASA.
    12 hours ago 1
    Can I join NASA some way or the other? I'd love to put my ideas to work and for the benefit of the research for technology that advances the progression in humans.
    13 hours ago
    Thank you Emily,
    3 hours ago
    Me too.
    9 hours ago
    Great place to work!
    1 hour ago
    Dhaval Shukla, you need to be born American.
    12 hours ago 11
    "Man" explores the universe? Awww c'mon, this is 2018: drop the sexist language please! Humans explore the universe is an accurate reflection of what is happening.
    12 hours ago 5
    It's OK.......you'll get over it.
    12 hours ago 4
    Not me. It's the implied exclusion of half of the world's population from our collective human endeavour that I object to. Language is important to get right.
    10 hours ago 3
    I'm not responsible for "our" printed media. I'm mearely expressing my objection to the use of the word "man" as an unnecessary and avoidable sexist term. This is 2018, not 1958.
    11 hours ago 2
    Theres always one feminist that ruins everything.
    9 hours ago 2
    I fail to see what is funny about expressing my views.
    9 hours ago 1
    You beat me to it, Phil. It's glaring in this day and age. Those who make light of it do so from their positions of privilege, which confers on them unearned status that they can use as if they earned it. It's one of the more pernicious effects of privilege, that it makes the insecure and those with few accomplishments comfortable and defensive. As the meme says, "God, grant me the confidence of a mediocre white man."
    10 hours ago 1
    Phil Copleston … Bless your heart honey.
    7 hours ago
    The word huMAN looks sexist to me. LOL.
    10 hours ago
    Phil Copleston You need to begin with our printed media and some of the so called news agency's, the females that participate know the drill and get plenty of satisfaction knowing the historical president of this mission....yea kinda get over it.
    8 hours ago
    Nope, humahnoids would be accurate and not sexist.
    Especially after we have self exterminated our species and leave shoddy android faux people behind
    14 hours ago 7
    Just started following NASA from curiosity landing on Mars. And every mission amazing. Love it 😊🤩👍
    12 hours ago 6
    Thank NASA for your job. I’m not a part of NASA, but I’m a part of Universe. And NASA is a part of Universe...In addition, very good that NASA is a home to various talented researchers from all over the world.
    11 hours ago 4
    It is imperative that NASA continues to be funded so that exploration and scientific inquiry can continue. I just hope that the "Space Force" proposed by certain people doesn't take any funding away from NASA.
    14 hours ago 3
    Congrats, The Heaven protect you NASA. From: BRONX, NEW YORK CITY...
    12 hours ago
    God is not real
    7 hours ago 1
    Happy 60th Anversary of the NASA
    Team and congratulations to the NASA team.
    3 hours ago 1
    For such a long time we have seen the USA as being the vanguard of progress. Just by nature. They still are, but with this anniversary the question keeps gnawing at your mind: How long will that still be the case, with a leadership that simply does not believe some of the most important information and knowledge that NASA scientists come up with? It is hard to grasp: science still making unbelievable progress, but people less and less believing in it. Because they have the luxury of disbelief. And that luxury they owe to science.
    10 hours ago 1
    Congratulations NASA, the people, their skills and knowledge they have gained and shared whilst working for your organisation deserve the highest acknowledgement and recognition. Long may the adventure continue.
    2 hours ago
    فمن السوءال ...ما هو هناك ؟..... جاءت المعرفة بالكون ( الفضاء) .....من خلال ناسا ... ونحب نعرف قصصهم خلال الاكتشافات .... وشكرا على تعريفنا بكل شىء ....
    تحيا مصر بفخامه الرئيس السيسي فى عزه وكرامه ومجد وتقدم وامان واستقرار وسلام ( بدون الاٍرهاب الذى شوه الدين الإسلامى الجميل الرافض للعنف والدم ومحب السلام ) ... واللهم صلوا وسلموا على حبيبنا المصطفى وسلموا تسليما كثيرا ...ايمان محمد على محمود العربي ... من اسيوط وفى القاهرة الان ...🇪🇬🇪🇬🇪🇬🇪🇬🇪🇬🇪🇬🇪🇬🕊🕊🕊🌺🌺🌺
  • 16 hours ago by NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Exploration to the Moon and Mars will expose astronauts to five known hazards of spaceflight, including isolation and confinement. Learn a bit about what we're doing to protect humans in space by exploring this hazard with us: https://go.nasa.gov/2B7g1Qx.
    Hazards of Spaceflight: Isolation and Confinement
    15 hours ago 4
    I did my associate research thesis on confined isolation and 3rd quarter phenomenon. Really interesting stuff.
    15 hours ago 1
    Such a relevant topic to discuss!!
    15 hours ago
    they tried hooking me up with a hash dealer, who asked for rolling a cigarrette from my tobacco... ebay has got the american spirit tobacco i like too, so i just buy from ebay now. it´s not normal that people ask for can i roll a cigarrette from your tobacco here and the news did warn about kids from IS families...
    14 hours ago
    the brown guy in the gas-station was trying to smell something on me before...
    14 hours ago
    he just smelled not washed for a while...
    15 hours ago
    the influenza too, they weaken us with the inflluenza so that we don´t grow stronger. now the IS is having our gas-station surely hypnotizing people and wanting to sell drugs and they also have two used car dealers here...
    14 hours ago
    with the lever not moving, the door stays shut.
    14 hours ago
    there´s also a steel pin blocking the terrace door and entrance door. i had to get an electric drill for that, they didn´t borrow me a drill...
    14 hours ago
    some jute cord, glue tape, two steel rings and a strap.
    14 hours ago
    memory loss is an instinct, because of bad peoples be-have-your. when they ask you to be-have and for-get a give-up...
    14 hours ago
    just the steel pin for the terrace door wasn´t enough, the upper side of the door could be opened wide enough to use something cylindrical to open the window next to the terrace door in less then two minutes.
    14 hours ago
    i think it´s been in sixteen or fifteen maybe that the bbc was reporting about real life vampires, shortly after we had pictures in the news from a goth festival where the people dressed up like vampires. v empire, fifth emporium romanum... when i tried watching a movie or a series on amazon, i always saw many pictures of vampires too. amazon is selling everything needed for blood cannibalism too, butterflies, syringes and canulas, cupping glasses and lancettes, vampire paraphernalia.
    14 hours ago
    i guess it was the meat that helped me finding out. the meat is, if you eat it you can hardly be defeated! gives strong arms!
    14 hours ago
    from the terrace door lever to the pipe of the heater...
    14 hours ago
    for the terrace door...
    14 hours ago
    and fourtyfications... i had to fix a terrace door that was open for everyone who knew it was broken. knocking three times against the frame and the door was open. jay-zos was of good help!
    15 hours ago
    i´m pretty sure the printing press was "invented" in mainz am rhein in rhineland palatinate because some people from outsides the abrahamist world came down the rhine from the north sea. the engine, crt, fridge probably came down the rhine too and these did cause some hecking war problem, patents, power and money.
    15 hours ago
    When is the next moon operation and how come it is so long since last trip to the moon ? Conspiricy is going hot about this matter .. Aliens on the far side of the moon ...
    14 hours ago 5
    Conspiracy? Only if you’re listening to complete morons.
    12 hours ago 2
    It's politics, Riku. Congress determines where the US money is spent. Even though more lunar missions would cost a very small percentage of the US budget (right now, NASA spends about one half of one percent of the total US budget), congress (the GOP, for the most part) would rather spend that money on an already bloated military budget and subsidies for highly profitable corporations. Those two things are where most of our tax money goes. By far. No aliens; hundreds, or more, of pics of the far side were taken by the lunar missions (by the CMP in the orbiting CSM); no evidence of aliens. No conspiracies...just politics.
    14 hours ago
    You're simply not interested in anything contradicting your fanciful conjecture. The Apollo program was very expensive and in large part politically motivated in order to beat the Soviets there after missing out on a number of space firsts. This obviously is far too prosaic for your paranoid disposition, but these pesky things are called facts, and can't be dismissed. They're not my opinions by the way either.
    14 hours ago
    Ok and thank you for your opinion 🙂
    2 hours ago
    Nothing there, why bother?!
    12 hours ago
    Hello. Did you know: Neil Armstrong was the first person to land on the moon. `Neil A.` backwards is "Alien". - Boom*
    14 hours ago
    They found something on Mars. ... structure tube.... .. what is it ?
    8 hours ago
    You'll have to be more specific.
    2 hours ago
    There’s nothing there but rocks and ice so far.
    10 hours ago
    Then choose me. I am impervious to everything. If musk needs colonisers and at least a maintenance engineer. I’m in.
    9 hours ago 1
    Yeah for god sake someone take this bloke! Please take him to Mars!!! 😁😁😁
    3 hours ago 1
    Scottie, he's ready to beam up.
    3 hours ago 1
    It would be awesome. You could literally be the first person to go anywhere on mars.
    7 hours ago
    That Twilight Zone episode where a man wanders through an empty town becoming more and more desperate for company finally waking in a test chamber where he was training for deep space flight comes to mind.🤔
    14 hours ago
    Need to out in a Holodeck 🤔
  • 17 hours ago by NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    We just launched our first-ever mission to “touch” the Sun. As NASA Sun Science's Parker #SolarProbe journeys through space to our closest star, listen to this episode of our Gravity Assist Podcast to hear about this historic mission from Project Scientist Nicky Fox. Download it here: https://go.nasa.gov/2P5KnWA
    Timeline Photos
    17 hours ago 17
    PLEASE CALL IT ICARUS!
    15 hours ago 5
    Too late, the name was decided on months ago. Why would you want to name it after a failure anyway?
    15 hours ago 3
    Wow! Good point ... but then, Icarus failed, so ...
    15 hours ago 3
    IT'S CALLED PARKER!!!
    16 hours ago 2
    Stop screaming, silly.
    14 hours ago
    dumn a-- block
    14 hours ago
    Loved that film... lol
    16 hours ago 16
    If they’re going to touch it, I hope they land at night when the sun’s cooler. 😜
    16 hours ago 4
    Nope ive just seen it a trillion times at each nasa post. Its just an observation.
    16 hours ago 3
    Ruben Uiterwaal everyone’s gotta be a critic I guess, huh?
    16 hours ago 3
    Not very original.
    14 hours ago 3
    It's a break from the Uranus jokes, I suppose.
    15 hours ago 2
    Yep i know thats why its not very original.
    13 hours ago 2
    Ruben Uiterwaal okay, I promise. No Uranus jokes. 😜
    15 hours ago 1
    Ruben Uiterwaal so you’ve seen it a trillion times in each NASA post? Wow! That’s a lot.
    13 hours ago 1
    James Nelson that on the otherhand is a plus haha
    13 hours ago 1
    Haha thats coowl.
    13 hours ago
    dumb a-- block
    14 hours ago 5
    my question is ……...Why?......those millions spent could build geared to income housing
    13 hours ago 13
    My question is why do you choose to be so ignorant? For one that's not NASA's job, there are other agencies whose job is to see to the needs of the poor. For another those agencies see their budgets slashed to give TRILLION dollar tax breaks to the wealthy or pad hundreds of billions of dollars worth of pork into the military budget. Thirdly NASA generates a PROFIT, the technologies developed for it have been of massive benefit for everyone in a variety of fields including those in need. Only an ignorant fool would complain about the paltry billions spent on NASA in the face of all of that when they should be demanding its budget be increased.
    14 hours ago 5
    You, madam, cannot spell.
    14 hours ago 4
    You want NASA to build homes? You know the point of NASA, right?
    14 hours ago 4
    Why...? To annoy hippie people like you who cant seem to understand that housing isnt nasa's job nor is it feeding people. If homeless people make you feel so sad maybe you should take in a few.
    12 hours ago 2
    It shouldn't be either/or.
    14 hours ago 1
    who supplies nasa with the money ……..tax payers.....
    13 hours ago 1
    "who supplies nasa with the money ……..tax payers....."
    And who provided the knowledge for your phone, nivigation, mammogram and the list goes on and on. Without nasa or astronomy in general we would not have all these things. How can we protect the power grid from solar wind if we would not even know it exists.
    Educate yourself before you spew nonsense.
    If you want to complain about a waste of tax money go to the site of the militairy more tax money, more destruction.
    13 hours ago
    she's from canada and complaining that taxs are paying for this. Not your money. canada does what? dumb a-- from canada blocked
    14 hours ago
    Your point?
    14 hours ago
    Ruben Uiterwaal you sir are asanine
    17 hours ago 3
    Don't forget to land a probe on Europa before my life expires
    16 hours ago 2
    It would be easier to land on Enceladus (Saturn’s cryovolcanic moon) and drill since it actively vents water into space.  I want to see both, but Enceladus would be first if I was a decision-maker at NASA.
    13 hours ago 1
    have your country do it.
    15 hours ago 1
    Why not make two probes and send them together. One stops at europa and one continues to enceladus.
    7 hours ago 1
    Ruben Uiterwaal .. Make it three and throw in a Titan rover ...
    16 hours ago 1
    "Attempt no landing there."
    16 hours ago
    More importantly drill through its ice caps
    17 hours ago 1
    let us pray for all module works according the drawing table. amen
    9 hours ago 1
    actually testing the modules would be much more effective. praying doesn't actually do anything
    7 hours ago
    Praying is as useless as a non-existent god.
    14 hours ago 1
    I think it would be better to go at night,...
    16 hours ago 1
    I have a basic familiarity with the laminate heat shield, but how are we protecting it from the massive amounts of varied radiation?
    12 hours ago 2
    Charlotte Louise thanks.
    10 hours ago 1
    Will Crowther the fact that neutrinos pass through the Earth, and pretty well anything else, without interacting means they are not a threat to anything.
    11 hours ago 1
    Valentine M Davis I said list them as a way of encouraging you to dig further and find out more. "That's what the heat shield is for" was a concise answer. You have to understand that the engineers who designed and built this thing know all of this, and more, and have taken the relevant steps.
    11 hours ago 1
    There are neutrinos that go right through the earth. You can't stop all radiation. We live in a radiation-filled universe. But the shield is calculated to stop enough.
    15 hours ago 1
    That is what the shield is for.
    12 hours ago 1
    Ian Pearse it’s mostly light, I understand. I had an inflated idea of the amounts of gamma and X-ray. Electromagnetic was also in my general wondering. Also, “That’s what the heat shield is for.” While concise and technically correct did not provide the information I was trying to find. “List them” is not an answer to a question either, it is a means to make someone else sound or look uninformed, which they are by the nature of being someone asking a question. Perhaps view Charlottes reply as an example of how to answer a question without condescension. I asked because I didn’t know, not because I wanted to make sure everyone else had the answer I already knew.
    12 hours ago
    Valentine M Davis what forms of radiation are put out by the Sun. List them.
    14 hours ago
    Ian Pearse so the heat shield is also a blocker for radiation? That doesn’t sound right. There are forms that would go right through.
    17 hours ago
    Zion Nieva oh diba ang mga scientist busy sa pag study sa atong universe human kamo puros ra linog ug bagyo hisgutan Hehehehe...Akong pangutana kanang naga Marijuana mo kay murag high mo permi uy ?
    11 hours ago
    It was a tragedy for NASA and all those responsible for its funding to launch a campaign to rid the atmosphere of the Earth of global warming, which studies confirm that it caused imbalances in different environmental systems and even threatened the survival of some of them instead of launching the task to touch the sun or touch the hands of spacemen
    11 hours ago 1
    Global warming? they are just collecting data. they are not doing anything at all with earth atmosphere.
    9 hours ago 1
    Bot much?
    10 hours ago
    You did not understand my question. I have heard about companies developing the jets to sue harmful emissions in the atmosphere. Why do not NASA go to this field?
    13 hours ago
    Good luck...don't do anything bad...our sun is pressius
    12 hours ago 1
    The probe would be like a needle touching Jupiter. It will have no effect on it. At all.
    12 hours ago
    Sure thing...thank's for your consirn...
  • 19 hours ago by NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Thin, red veins of energized gas mark the location of the supernova remnant HBH3 in this image from our Spitzer Space Telescope. The puffy, white feature in the image is a portion of the star forming regions W3, W4 and W5. Infrared wavelengths of 3.6 microns have been mapped to blue, and 4.5 microns to red. The white color of the star-forming region is a combination of both wavelengths, while the HBH3 filaments radiate only at the longer 4.5 micron wavelength.
    Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/IPAC
    's cover photo
    18 hours ago 6
    It's almost beautiful to think about our beginnings, nothing but an extremely massive singularity and the laws of space and time as we know them did not exist yet. The universe is such a strange thing.
    17 hours ago 4
    That big red star in the upper right hand corner looks pretty interesting. I bet thats something neat.
    18 hours ago 2
    It looks like the nervous system. Awesome.
    18 hours ago 1
    Science is very beautiful
    18 hours ago
    hồi xưa em học lý 12 thấy khác với thực tế của nasa quá ak, cảm ơn nha, có thêm kiến thức mới !!!
    18 hours ago
    how is our sun babt probe? where she is?
    18 hours ago
    by the way when the probe get there is it make a orbit like the do in the planets? or is different !! im so curious about this !!
    16 hours ago 2
    No! Nothing to orbit. Need a physical object with gravity to go in a circle. The planets gravity is what causes the turning force to orbit. It will just keep moving in a straight (mostly) line.
    15 hours ago 1
    thank you 🙂 now i understand it
    17 hours ago 1
    This has nothing to do with Parker solar probe.
    18 hours ago 1
    Reading is fundamental
    15 hours ago
    thank you raymond
    15 hours ago
    Raymond Côté so like it gonna straight and then get back to earth or go straigh and smash with the sun? i mean if the sun is in the center she could pass and return back i think
    13 hours ago
    Looks Like i have found a new wallpaper, thanks
    16 hours ago
    I'm not a scientist, I'm an dilettante. But recently, when I was staring into the sky, I thought that our universe is a plasma substance. And this means probably that all the dwellers of the universe are interdependent.
    18 hours ago
    But, why?
    Why do some parts radiate at only certain frequencies?
    18 hours ago 2
    The radiation wavelength will depend on the molecule concerned and the nature of the energy it is receiving.
    18 hours ago 2
    One possibility is that infrared radiation for materials such as those in the filaments is the result of the vibrational and rotational motions of the atoms within the molecules. This means that for a given molecule, there's going to be a limited number of movements resulting in radiation being released. Another possibility is that the researchers selected the frequency ranges to highlight specific molecules to bring out the structures.
    13 hours ago 1
    Also note the original post indicated that specific infrared frequencies were color-coded to bring out structure and information. In real life, you wouldn't see these colors.
    2 hours ago
    frequencies shifted by doppler effect as well.
    18 hours ago
    That was my guess as well. But, which molecules? Why the particular discussion? Or, is it something else?
    16 hours ago
    Ian, which ones create which colors and why the dispersion pattern were see?
    17 hours ago
    Gene Boecker They are the molecules formed in the cloud and/or by the supernova itself. The supernova throws into space around it the elements that have been formed in the star.
  • 1 day ago by NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    The Perseid meteor shower is here! With a clear sky, you will be able to see up to 60 meteors per hour during its peak, which continues until the early hours of Monday, Aug. 13. Learn more: https://youtu.be/3sIEVwF5O8g
    NASA ScienceCasts: Nature’s Fireworks Show in August
    1 day ago 14
    20 in one hour outside of Duluth, MN. Many satellites and the Milky Way, plus Mars, Saturn and Jupiter.
    20 hours ago
    how do you identify saturn and jupiter? i only know Mars but i once saw a bright star with a little tiny ring surrounding it i wonder what it is
    15 hours ago
    Ontêê Mexico that is what I was going to tell you. I use SkyWeek and it gives you daily info to look at and then views of the time of day (night) you are looking. Once you get accustomed to it, you will notice that the planets are pretty bright, and don’t “twinkle” like stars! Good luck!
    15 hours ago
    Ontêê Mexico you can download a skymap app on your phone 👍
    1 day ago 13
    Clear skies in southern spain last night, venus, mars, saturn and jupiter visible and the first meteor shower ive ever seen, the orange coloured ones were amazing! 💥🧡
    1 day ago 3
    Sounds lovely
    7 hours ago 1
    Tonight Venus! Mars! Saturn! Jupiter! So exciting
    1 day ago 6
    Cloudy as per usual here in South Devon. But at 2.30am there was a break ... 8 Persiads 4 Satellites and 1 Iridium flare... I saw all this in a 10 minute period before the cloud built again. I'm pretty happy with making the effort in getting up and outside just at the right time.....
    1 day ago 6
    As usual...Haven't had rain in months...Today rainy and cloudy.
    Life in the PNW seriously stinks for meteor watching....😖
    1 day ago 3
    I’m in Everett, WA and I saw 4! My first 4 ever!
    5 hours ago
    Same here in the south. Summer thunderstorms every day hand not a lot of clear skies at night.
    1 day ago 3
    Well here in Missouri we only get about 3 an hour, I went out there a little bit before midnight didn't come back until 1.... started to fall asleep so I had to come in, seems I can't stay up as late as I used to.
    1 day ago
    I sae a few here n nw ar..but gonna try a little later on
    1 day ago 3
    Too much fire smoke in southern Colorado. Too bad cause we are at a very high elevation with amazing views of the stars.
    1 day ago 2
    I didn't see any shooting star ....my kid is waiting for shooting stars ....is it specific place somewhere.... or ... ..in India we can see it ...we waited 12 night...didn't find anything ....it was cloudy too here ...can we see it .. tonight
    18 hours ago 1
    I onlu saw about three. Say one the onther night bounce of the atmosphere. That was cool looking.
    1 day ago
    🤔😑sky is all over on my head ....I was not looking inside Earth core .... Now how my buddy will get shooting star to get his wish
    1 day ago
    Maybe you where looking to the opposite direction 😂😂
    1 day ago 1
    With my birthday at the end of August, I have always enjoyed the Perseids Shower as a special treat.... This year the crazy weather has made the night sky the last four day All overcast.... I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it is Clear before it’s gone....🤞🤞🤞☄️💫✨
    11 hours ago 1
    We had a lot of smoke from wildfires but I was still able to view streaks of light across the sky and 3 fireballs! Had to lay on a lounger because I get dizzy looking up at night. It's almost like I can feel the earth's rotation!?
    1 day ago 1
    Just spent the last 4 hours out in the middle of nowhere with my camera. 300 photos so I hope I caught a couple. Seemed like they were everywhere my camera wasn't pointed... fingers crossed
  • 1 day ago by NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    LIVE NOW: NASA Meteor Watch broadcasts the Perseid meteor shower that peaks tonight across the night sky. 💫The Perseid meteor shower is often considered to be one of the best meteor showers of the year due to its high rates and pleasant late-summer temperatures. Tune in!
    NASA Meteor Watch
    1 day ago 23
    I’m in California and can’t see a single star because there’s too much smoke from all the Left-wing nut jobs starting fires out here.
    1 day ago 10
    Lay off the Kool Aid
    1 day ago 7
    Not every nut is left wing. There are several on the right wing too.
    1 day ago 4
    Wow....
    1 day ago 4
    It’s not even dark enough to see stars yet
    1 day ago 2
    That escalated quickly and unnecessarily 🤷🏻‍♀️
    1 day ago 2
    Bryan Breese, best comment! 😂😂
    1 day ago 1
    1 day ago
    That’s hysterical because the guy that started the fire was a trump supporter 🤷🏽‍♀️
    1 day ago
    Margaret Harry Heuberger you’re a real catch.
    1 day ago
    I'm sure the light pollution from the cities doesn't help either...
    1 day ago 10
    Not enough meteors and music loop drove me clinically insane. 3.5 stars, will view again once I am released from prison.
    1 day ago 3
    #FreeAndrew
    1 day ago
    You have Facebook in prison???
    1 day ago
    He must've ended up trying to make his own meteors out of desperation and got locked up by HS. #fakemeteornews
    1 day ago 8
    Lying on the path wrapped in a blanket -counted 30 meteors in the last hour - spectacular!!!
    1 day ago
    You could’ve invited me!!
    1 day ago
    Port Byron NY
    1 day ago
    Milky Way
    1 day ago
    Jessica Netti - lol
    1 day ago
    Cool! Where are you?
    1 day ago 6
    I saw a shooting star last night around 9:30 pm or so in Sanborn NY (near Niagara Falls) right about the spot where this would be happening.
    1 day ago NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration 17
    Perseid meteors, caused by debris left behind by the Comet Swift-Tuttle, began streaking across the skies in late July, with the the nights for viewing being tonight and early tomorrow morning.
    1 day ago 3
    Wow they replied to you!!!! 🤯
    1 day ago 2
    Venus is super bright tonight too. Must be the moon being so slim and down so fast.
    1 day ago 2
    Tina Mellott it was probably one. They peak tonight, but you can see them for weeks before or after, just not nearly as many.
    1 day ago 2
    I saw one too last night!!!
    1 day ago 1
    You can see them all the time. Obviously not as often as an event like this, but they’re there.
    1 day ago 1
    In wheatfield N.Y., only saw 4 tonight 😩
    1 day ago 1
    Best time to view, few hours before dawn btw. (Used to drive out to the desert to watch them)
    1 day ago
    NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration so what I saw last night was just ??
    1 day ago
    Dan Knowles I told my husband to watch for them tomorrow morning on his way to work (he’s usually driving around then).
    1 day ago 5
    looks hazy or overcast from my perspective - clear here in northwest Tennessee - from midnight to sunrise - i'm gona have to set an alarm ha ha xoxoxo happy viewing stargazers 😀
    1 day ago
    Two more hours here. So you're not in Reykjavik?
    1 day ago 3
    nothing there just gray and music lol
    1 day ago NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration 16
    The stream is passive, meaning we don’t have commentary, but have a camera set-up at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL of the nighttime sky for those wanting to catch a glimpse of a Perseid (weather permitting).
    1 day ago 1
    NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration We are just seeing a garbled screen with music for sound.
    1 day ago
    The same for me
    1 day ago
    Cloudy as heck here in Tampa area but great heat lightning show.
    1 day ago 2
    Tried to look here in Ky but didn't see any! We sit out for about 30 minutes before the bugs carried us away!! 😂😂😂
    And moths!! Don't know about meteors but moths are well seen this time of year in Ky.
    1 day ago 1
    I am from Louisville area and don't see anything as well 🙁
    19 hours ago
    Emily C McMahon bet you were😯
    19 hours ago
    Elizabeth Murphy 😂😂
    1 day ago
    Down here in Pulaski County. Saw four in about a half hour....had to go in.....couldn't stand the skeeters...
    20 hours ago
    Amber Sorenson I am in western ky and it was very clear but no light show. I was throughly disappointed
    1 day ago 2
    How many beers should I budget for tonight.
    1 day ago 1
    its an all nighter! lol
    1 day ago 1
    All of them..
    1 day ago 2
    Dear I have a blueprint to reduce the effects of the lack of gravity in the spacecraft is to develop metal floor and placed in the sole of the astronaut magnets boots this will make the cosmonauts can get their feet to the metal floor to reduce the effects of poor blood circulation in astronauts if you want more details send me an e-mail thanks.
    1 day ago 7
    The circulation problems are more due to the lack of gravity pulling blood down, not because their feet arnt planted solidly on a surface
    1 day ago 1
    That would never work because gravity still doesn't exist and won't pull the blood down. Redesign an office chair to spin really fast, that should help em!
    1 day ago 1
    Not a scientist are you?
    1 day ago 1
    Sooo, am I the only one who just saw a flying disk cruising by...?
    1 day ago
    that was Me! didn't you see me wave?? 😀
    1 day ago
    I just Saw something that was not a regular plane in the night sky. 2 lights pretty wide apart - almost as if 2 planes were flying one in front of the other.
  • 1 day ago by NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    A new satellite data map shows ground deformation on the island of Lombok, Indonesia following a deadly 6.9-magnitude earthquake on August 5. The false-color map can aid with response to the quake and shows the amount of permanent surface movement that occurred. Details: https://go.nasa.gov/2vEFag9
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    I get tired of reading the inane comments on here from people accusing NASA of "wasting money that could be used here on Earth".
    This is precisely the kind of thing they say NASA doesn't do and they seem to be blind to it.
    The data on the map shows the places that saw the greatest changes in elevation from the tectonic event, using that data you can work out where the most damage will have occurred and the need for rescue and aid will be most urgent.
    1 day ago 8
    Richard Morgan so, you have personally been to Lombok and done all the required surveying, and produced a land deformation map that is different to this, have you? Thought not. You're just someone who has insufficient education to understand what is going on.
    1 day ago 3
    OK, two people to block.
    1 day ago 3
    I see one person laughed...guess I found someone to proactively block.
    1 day ago 1
    Fake all right and these people are indoctrinated by it ...wake up Nasa are just liars
    18 hours ago
    Richard Morgan conspiriturd alert.
    If you know that nasa are liars then surely you must have some answers that occure in nature.
    Like day and night.
    Tectonic plates.
    Planets.
    And the list goes on and on.
    And no "fake" isnt an answer.
    1 day ago
    No evolution just fake missions
    22 hours ago 2
    Does anyone else think the left side of the map looks like Santa wearing an eyepatch?
    18 hours ago 1
    I see the abominable snowman from the old Rudolph show.
    17 hours ago
    You need to put more tobacco...
    1 day ago 2
    10 hours ago
    Spam. reported.
    18 hours ago
    Slimmer~~
    1 day ago 2
    10 hours ago
    Spam. reported.
    9 hours ago
    Eric Simpson hh u will hurt yourself not me
    1 day ago 1
    21 hours ago
    Top-notch graphics there NASA. #satellitesareplanes
    15 hours ago 2
    it's a fracking data map. what do you expect? some unicorns?
    11 hours ago 1
    The graphics are as good as they need to be for the job the data is meant to do. Are you not able to realise that, or are you just ignoring the fact?
    16 hours ago 1
    #PlanesArentReal
    18 hours ago
    There is no proof of satellites I’m afraid Tabitha.
    16 hours ago
    Rehys Busteed I’ve been in a plane mate haha, don’t be silly!
    19 hours ago
    Proof?
    11 hours ago
    Paul Astles there is plenty of proof, you are just avoiding it as it would upset you.
    15 hours ago
    Kuba Kuriš Hahaha! Yes, I have come to expect a high standard of CGI from NASA!
    10 hours ago
    Ian, you know better than to try to talk sensibly with these F-ing FETs.
    10 hours ago
    Eric Simpson... You can block me but you can’t block the truth.
    1 day ago
    Rick Stevens bye-bye
    1 day ago 1
    OMG! He's *still* trolling here? I blocked Rick months (years?) ago.
    19 hours ago
    Don't block...
    #Engage! 🙂
    1 day ago
    Minta Fhoto Fhoto BULAN Di Negara Anda Secara PETIR.... Coba Search Di Negara Negara Lain... Mumpung aku Masih Hidup... Broo...
    1 day ago
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    Coward
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  • 1 day ago by NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Taking photographs of a meteor shower can be an exercise in patience…but hopefully these 10 tips will help you capture a stunning shot! Your next opportunity to put these tips to the test comes during the peak of the Perseid meteors tonight: https://nasa.tumblr....-a-meteor-shower
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    1 day ago 2
    Saw a couple of good ones last night..around midnight.
    Right under the W of Cassiopeia and to the left.
    Really nice ones too...nice and bright.
    1 day ago 1
    How do they look like? i hvnt seen em before
    1 day ago
    Me too!
    1 day ago 1
    impressive!!
    1 day ago 1
    niceeee
    1 day ago 1
    Laurence Oko
    Paul Wonah
    Randy Wonah
    Emmyzy Wonah
    Yashu Adhikari
    21 hours ago 1
    Arnel Montaña Carmelo wow....😮😮😮
    1 day ago 1
    What Beautiful ours world
    1 day ago 1
    Who??
    1 day ago 1
    Where are u located?
    1 day ago 1
    London
    1 day ago 1
    Are you working on that new motorway ?
    1 day ago 1
    - So have u seen any of falling stars or..?
    1 day ago 1
    Those are Angels😍😍
    15 hours ago 1
    I've seen 4 💫 yesterday in Naples Italy. So beautiful
    1 day ago
    Seen three within half hour MN USA
    1 day ago
    Plus a satellite
    1 day ago
    Omg omg! Beautiful !! Thanks Jehovah God for everything . The Universe is fantastic <3
    1 day ago
    Can't see anything in Johannesburg, south Africa.
    1 day ago 1
    Its clear and there is nothing
    1 day ago
    What gonna be seen actually???
    1 day ago
    Oii
    1 day ago
    I live in Limpopo. But ii haven't saw anything.
    1 day ago
    But o saw something here.
    Says all that gonna happen after midnight
    1 day ago
    But who has a camera any longer?! Smart phones rule! 😀 Must adjust the tips to fit the times... 😀 Actually, I still have a camera, a nice one. But I have not touched it for almost a decade now. I just remembered now that I still have it. I did away with it when I got my first Samsung Tablet - yeah, that was my first smart phone. 🙂
    1 day ago 10
    Who still has a camera? Actual photographers - hobbyists and pros alike - who actually like taking quality photos with quality, interchangable lenses made from actual photographic quality glass, along with a full range of exposure settings - including manual bulb shutter release. One couldn't take a proper photo of a meteor shower with a cellphone if their mother's life depended upon it.
    1 day ago 2
    I use my phone, BUT a camera is the only way. I would like to set up and do long exposures and see if I can get tracer effects.
    1 day ago 2
    Good god can you ramble or what
    1 day ago
    A single use/purpose device will not last for long. 🙂
    1 day ago
    Bending Energy Photography thought you might enjoy these tips, although I did love the picture you took.
    1 day ago
    Thank you!!
  • 1 day ago by NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    The sunny side of 'ultrahot Jupiter' worlds outside our solar system always has the same weather: scorching temps, relentless sun and zero chance of rain. But why does water vapor appear to be missing from their atmospheres when it is abundant in similar but slightly cooler planets? A new theoretical study that may have solved this mystery: https://go.nasa.gov/2B3XaG6
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    1 day ago 3
    "Theoretical"
    1 day ago 8
    You don't have to be in space to measure things remotely. And you really should google "scientific theory" because it doesn't mean guess.
    1 day ago 4
    Space is all around you. Second you dont have to actually been to outer space to know some things about it. By your analogy only astronaughts would know things about space.
    Haha.
    I suggest that you start to read some books or watch some docu's about astronomy wich are based on actual data, maybe it will start to make some more sense bit by bit.
    1 day ago 4
    Cherrypicking
    1 day ago 3
    And you cant grasp anything
    1 day ago 2
    Your tiny brain just cant proces it.
    1 day ago 2
    I learned the same things you guys did. You do know NASA is DOD right?
    1 day ago 1
    They sure do make some cool cartoons tho...
    1 day ago 1
    Oh is that it? Lol You guys will believe anything...
    1 day ago
    This whole post is trash.
    1 day ago
    Grasp what? Have you been in space?
    1 day ago 2
    hi.. how can i work in nasa?
    1 day ago 3
    Apply for the job. Get the job.
    1 day ago 1
    I’ll let you work for nasa
    1 day ago
    Just turn up Monday morning and ask for Mr Bridenstein.
    1 day ago 1
    I had an idea for making a machine that accelerates spaceships along a track, instead of having to put all the initial boosters/propulsion on the spaceship itself and lift it. The trick to having a powered track that launches a spaceship or rocket is to put it on the moon. You could make a really long track, anchored to the moon, that would accelerate rockets to a really high velocity and then separate from the track and go, without having to worry about air friction that would make the track useless on Earth since it would melt the rocket. Conclusion: Build a space port on the moon. There's also less gravity! Bonus points: The moon has consistent orientation relative to Earth for flinging stuff out of Earth's gravity well.
    1 day ago
    You can't do that on Earth because of atmospheric friction.
    1 day ago
    The trick would be using a catapult launcher, not necessarily an EM one, in that you could use any acceleration method to fire the rocket at potentially any velocity, without having to push off spent fuel like if you use a rocket motor, you'd push off the moon, along a track, and the propulsion would be built into the moon/track, instead of into the rocket. With a decently long track that could push at like 8 or more gs of acceleration over a long enough distance, you could get an initial velocity perhaps fast enough to get to Mars in 2 weeks, without even needing much of an engine or fuel supply on the spacecraft itself, unless it wants to return.
    1 day ago
    Already worked on. Check Heinlein's The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. Electromagnetic launchers have been considered for at least four decades. They're also working on railgun technology for moving cargo to LEO. But new ideas are always welcome
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    لماذا العلماٱ لا يخبرون الناس توجد كأئناة على كواكب أخرى ربما شكلها أكبر من ملعب كرة قدم وأننا هامشيين بالنسبه لها ولا تهتم لوجودنا او ربما هي تحتفض بنا لوقت آخر لكي تتناولنا او تجعلنا كائن زينه تتفرج عليه
    1 day ago
    les blocs de glace fondent sur Terre...partageons et expédions sur la planète qui accepte notre cadeau qui est celui de l'univers.....
    1 day ago
    Update on the sun
    1 day ago 1
    Landed on the ocean as usual
    1 day ago
    Its hot
    1 day ago
    It just left so its not thag far
    1 day ago
    How far is parker right now?
    22 hours ago
    Fake mission. The sun is not the distance they say it is. Liars
    1 day ago
    Check back in 7 years
    19 hours ago
    @compra Let me guess the sun is floating just under the dome and just 30km wide You know That nucliar fusion will only start with a minimum diameter of 250000 miles
    So no dome and no small sun
    3 hours ago
    God didn't create the same atmospheres as earth because He created Earth for people to live.
    1 day ago
    Ce sont des mystères que les générations futures résoudront, comme cette génération en a fait avec quelques uns et comme celle d'avant en a fait avec d'autres. Rien ne reste obscure que le cerveau des hommes
  • 1 day ago by NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Tonight is the night! The #Perseids meteor shower, caused by debris left behind by the Comet Swift-Tuttle, peaks overnight tonight! Get outside to watch with your own eyes or tune into our Facebook Live stream starting at 9 p.m. EDT: https://go.nasa.gov/2OW9fQB
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    So after weeks of clear skies, we have cloud over the UK!
    1 day ago 2
    yep tipical huh. just like the blood moon the other day.
    1 day ago 2
    Muthana Al-jubouri you don't like clouds if you're into astronomy..................
    1 day ago 1
    Here in Alberta too!
    1 day ago
    Well, at least it's only one.
    1 day ago
    Same in Connecticut
    1 day ago
    Mathias Perry Egsgaard Maybe because I'm not an amateur astronomer
    1 day ago
    I'm just talking about hot weather reached 50 centigrade at that time you will hope if you're in Russia or somewhere very cold 😒
    1 day ago
    I like clouds here is only hot weather and clear sky 😪
    1 day ago
    Can this be seen if you are living in Jamaica Jamaica
    1 day ago
    Balin Zrar , any suggestions?
    1 day ago 28
    I saw the beginning of it on last night's redeye KLAX-KBOS at 33,000 feet above the clouds through my windscreen. Awesome.
    1 day ago 1
    That's so awesome!!!
    16 hours ago
    Cool 😎 😍
    1 day ago 17
    When I was a child my grandfather had a ritual of me sitting on his lap on the front porch.
    We lived in a small town without street lights. Every August, we would see the night sky with the fabulous light show of many comets.
    1 day ago 12
    I just saw at least 10 shooting stars within a half hour to an hour in Germany. 4 of them left me with a 'wow😮'. What a night! 😍👌🌠
    1 day ago 8
    Camera batteries on charge, tripod already set up in its spot, remote attached to camera, lense set to infinity, now just need the sky to stay clear and to stay awake until it's dark here in Portugal hahaha..... Also hope the dam clouds move out before it goes dark!!!
    1 day ago
    No No เสียใจ ดูเฉยๆเมญ่า
    1 day ago 6
    With the smoke from the California fires I don't think we'll see much in Kansas tonight - haven't had much luck last few night either due to the smoke high up in the atmosphere. Reddist morning sun I've ever seen this morning due to the smoke!
    1 day ago 1
    We saw a few last night but the smoke haze was cramping our style.
    1 day ago
    The smoke has spread all the way to New York.
    1 day ago
    The red sun is from the fires in Cali?? Wow!! Had no idea
    1 day ago
    Not just California... Here in Utah we have had a straight week of unhealthy air and smoke from fires burning here as well.
    1 day ago 5
    I saw two or three last night. Tonight's cloudy where I live in France. I was cold, but laying in an empty field and just staring at the starry sky is something I enjoyed very much and that I should do more often. I love space x).
    1 day ago 4
    After a deluge of somber Sunday morning news shows, am so looking forward to lifting my spirits and my sights watching this stellar spectacle tonight.
    1 day ago
    Well, that explains a lot ... sat in the backyard with my kids at 3am and only saw ONE meteor! Oops! Jonathan SiegelJonathan ... gotta try again tonite! Julia SiegelJulia ... left for UF a little while ago. No worries, I can call you at 3a to remind you!
    1 day ago
    woo!!
    1 day ago
    I knew you'd be fired up about it!
    1 day ago
    Sat in my yard last two niggts and didnt seen any ! It was at 1am, michigan with clear skies, oh well i was highly disappointed
    1 day ago
    Same in Missouri
    7 hours ago
    Same for me. I heard a report this morning that the past few nights were not good. Maybe tonight or tomorrow?
  • 1 day ago by NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    It’s official - we’re headed to “touch” the Sun! ☀️ Our #ParkerSolarProbe spacecraft lifted off at 3:31 a.m. EDT aboard a United Launch Alliance #DeltaIV Heavy rocket for its journey to our closest star. Throughout its seven-year mission, our the spacecraft will swoop through the Sun’s atmosphere 24 times, getting closer than any spacecraft has gone before. Details:
    https://www.nasa.gov...ey-to-touch-sun/
    Photos from NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration's post
    1 day ago 344
    Using the same metal McDonald's use to check the temperature inside their apple pies
    1 day ago 11
    Pro tip. They do not check the temp of the pies.
    1 day ago 5
    Good one Louise, I'm still laughing.
    1 day ago 1
    Nor do they wash their hands after a long struggled bout of the defecation.
    1 day ago 1
    Levi Hand
    1 day ago
    hehehe
    1 day ago
    The old school fried ones!!!
    1 day ago
    John Collver cannot stress that enough. I would roast my coworkers when that happened
    1 day ago
    Its the same inept people that lick the french fry grease off their fingers... " momma told me not to come ".
    1 day ago
    I just realized I havent had a McDs apple pie in like.. 10 years 😂
    1 day ago
    Hugh Bennett the custard tart bye
    1 day ago 244
    Got my name on the microchip on the probe 🙂
    1 day ago 8
    yall gonna suffocate and get fried
    1 day ago 3
    Thats how aliens get their names for the probing program.
    1 day ago 3
    My whole family is in there.
    1 day ago 2
    Same here!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼
    1 day ago 2
    Ontêê Mexico be ok if you go at night lol x
    1 day ago 1
    Me too.
    1 day ago 1
    Me too!
    1 day ago 1
    Me too
    1 day ago 1
    Me and the family is in there too 😁
    1 day ago
    Hope so
    1 day ago 128
    Just leave the sun alone, doing it’s job and stop interfering!! Use the money on something more useful, like clearing up some of the other messes made by interfering!! There so much stuff going on here on earth that the money could be used for!!!
    1 day ago 41
    How do you 'interfere' with the most massive object in the solar system, just by looking?
    1 day ago 33
    Please stop. Let the adults have an intelligent discussion without your childish interference.
    1 day ago 31
    Theyre sending this to the sun to better understand solar winds and how it can affect us on earth. Along with whatever other research to understand how stars works.
    The reason we need to understand solar winds better is because if the sun shoots out a very powerful solar wind, when it reaches earth it will affect almost every electrial device thats here.
    And i agree that there is a lot of stuff that needs work on here on earth, but this will benefit the future of us and generations after Edit:
    Also a tiny probe isnt going to affect the sun at all. If we wanted to affect it in any way we would make a Dyson Sphere to harness the energy the sun emits, but we do not have the tech or the funds to make something that huge.
    1 day ago 8
    Tricia Fife I agree, we should use the money to delete your comment 😀
    1 day ago 7
    The sun will not be bothered, child. Calm down.
    1 day ago 3
    Hey everyone's entitled to an opinion.so stop your snidy remarks.you say what you wish Tricia.
    1 day ago 1
    Harry Lister and people are entitled to their opinions on her opinion. That's how opinions work.
    1 day ago
    Well not sure that you would know an intelligent discussion if it hit you in the face Harry, but obviously discussing the PSP and the science behind it is more than you or this girl can handle. You should probably stick with your ban the Burka posts.
    1 day ago
    RK Wehmeyer "child" what are yo 90?
    1 day ago
    Aaron Tracy not by trying to belittle her.. I'd rather ban small minded people like you !
    1 day ago 107
    I viewed the 2nd stage venting of the rocket tonight I’m in Sydney Australia 🇦🇺 I didn’t know what this light was I saw and contacted a local observatory which advised of what I saw so exciting to infinity and beyond 😁
    1 day ago 3
    It's IFO. Identified flying object.
    22 hours ago 1
    Michelle Prasad I was just taking the bins out and saw it pure luck lol yeah going really good hope all is well with you 😁
    1 day ago
    they lied to you, its ufo
    1 day ago
    When did you see it Sandy?
    1 day ago
    Very cool
    1 day ago
    Sandy Awesome! Wish i knew to look up! Hope youre well 🙂
    1 day ago
    Michelle Prasad last night about 6:30 pm lasted for about 5 min
    22 hours ago
    Haha nice one! Yeah all good on this end x
    1 day ago 102
    Should have called it Icarus!
    1 day ago 11
    that feels more like a bad omen than a proper name though
    1 day ago 3
    Seen the movie "Sunshine"?
    1 day ago 2
    for sure! just a bitta tongue in cheek there bud! 🙂
    1 day ago 2
    Well it's not gonna make it back here what so ever so it should of been called icarus, it is indeed going to fly to close to the sun
    1 day ago
    Maybe but it's a planned route no maze
    1 day ago
    Lol
    1 day ago
    I like the movie very much
    1 day ago
    God that is *such* a missed pun
    1 day ago
    Copernicus..open....
    1 day ago
    Balázs Farkas-Jenser kappa?
    1 day ago 81
    Did it bring marshmallows?
    1 day ago 1
    SPF 300,000,000
    1 day ago
    now that’s funny 😆
    20 hours ago
    Smores yum
    1 day ago
    Smores
    1 day ago
    Richard Bowley those were left back here on earth
    1 day ago
    Not just marshmallows, but also weenies.
    20 hours ago
    Nope Hotdogs
    1 day ago
    Made my day
    1 day ago
    I can't believe NASA missed that chance
    1 day ago
    Don’t forget sunblock
    1 day ago 76
    Seven years!?! My attention span is like seven minutes
    1 day ago 7
    The seven years is for the final approach with Venus to drop the probe's closest point to the Sun (4 million miles). The only way something like that could be accomplished in a shorter period of time would be to use the Saturn V or the Block II SLS – both using Centaur upper stages as "kick motors", but the former was discontinued in 1970 and the latter is still under development. Even the West German-built Helios 2 (launched on the same Titan III-Centaur as the Vikings and Voyagers) only got as close as 0.29 Astronomical Units (~27 million miles) during its closest approach to the Sun.
    1 day ago 5
    I know! it's equivalent to 120 years on Trumpworld.
    1 day ago 4
    Don't worry.... When the mission is almost ending all the social media platforms will talk about it.... 👍👍
    1 day ago 2
    Or fifteen centuries on that water world in Interstellar. I've actually forgotten what we're talking about
    1 day ago 2
    It'll arrive at the sun in November....not in 7 years.
    1 day ago
    but we only left with 2 Months to November! where is 7 years coming from?
    1 day ago
    Who said that ?
    1 day ago
    Seconds.
    1 day ago
    Richard Bowley Thank you for taking the time to explain that dude 👍
    1 day ago
    Oh. I guess I should probably read articles 😁
    1 day ago 40
    I think they should have gone to moon instead. It deserves some recognition because it gives us some light at night. The sun only ever shines in the daytime when it's light anyway. 😉
    1 day ago 6
    Richard Bowley I think you may have missed the 'tongue in cheek' manner of my post. 😉
    1 day ago 2
    Nathaniel Wolff Never! I won't believe it.
    1 day ago 2
    If going to the Sun would help predict solar flares and coronal mass ejections (CMEs), I would be all for it. An astronaut on the Moon's surface has only minutes to get to "hard shelter" if something like this was to occur, otherwise he or she could risk dying of acute raditation poisoning in a manner similar to the "Liquidators" at Chernobyl.
    1 day ago 1
    We are going back to the moon in like 2023. The Orion spacecraft
    1 day ago 1
    John Gabriel Well, yeah. I don't think everyone got the joke though. 🙂
    1 day ago 1
    1 day ago
    Richard was also meaning to mention the moon doesn’t actually generate light - it’s reflected sunlight. 😂
    1 day ago
    Ok... Now I get. U were joking of course. LoL😁
    1 day ago
    John Gabriel you've clearly never been to the UK.
    1 day ago
    Are U serious....the sun shines continuosly.
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    "My knowledge about space is like the old joke about the official announcing a new program. He says, 'We're going to go where no one has ever been. We're going to land on... the sun!' Reporter says, 'But, sir, the sun's a burning mass of fire.' The official replies, 'Ah! Thought of
    that. That's why we're going to go at night'.
    - the immortal Josh Lyman.
    20 hours ago
    So I thought, how is that going at night going to reduce the massive heat energy radiating from the sun or is there some contingency plan to reduce the heat at night!? I'm just curious!!!
    1 day ago 10
    "The probe's mission will end many years from now 2024/2025, after it runs out of the propellant it needs to keep its heat shield pointed at the sun. When that happens, the star's blistering heat will burn up "90% of the spacecraft,".
    I would like to know what happens to the rest 10% of the spacecraft?
    1 day ago 10
    It was stated during the pre-launch meetings that the heat shield will be the only thing left and will continue to orbit the sun for hundreds of thousands of years.
    1 day ago 3
    The heat shield will be the only piece left and will orbit the sun for many year
    1 day ago 3
    That's illegal, who gave authorization?
    1 day ago 2
    Jose Serra space force?
    1 day ago 2
    It will smelt into liquid form
    1 day ago 1
    Matt Rakebrandt, if you can share the orbit made after burning 90% of the spacecraft, please, provide us a link:
    "On its first orbit of the sun in November 2018, the probe will be some 15.4 million miles from the sun. About 21 orbits later, in December 2024, it will sneak within 4 million miles of the sun, traveling at a speed of nearly 430,000 mph relative to the star."
    1 day ago 1
    Jose Serra, which will give the probe (and its eventual remnants) an 88 to 90-day orbital period (same as Mercury). Its speed would also exceed the current speed of Voyager 1 (which got gravity boosts from Jupiter, Saturn, and Saturn's moon Titan).
    1 day ago 1
    Eternal lawless (i.e. no math, no physics) of artificial interference of anything with anykind of space orbit, should be interpreted as disturbance of natural laws, so must be considered illegal.
    1 day ago
    Richard Bowley, if possible, please provide us with a website link.
    1 day ago
    Luis Robles and was approved by law?
  • 2 days ago by NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    "Why won’t the spacecraft melt?” is a perfectly reasonable question to ask about this morning's launch to "touch" the Sun. We installed a cutting-edge heat shield made of carbon-composite that will keep our #ParkerSolarProbe spacecraft and its instruments at a relatively comfortable temperature of about 85 degrees Fahrenheit. See for yourself as our engineers take a blowtorch to the shield material 🔥🔥🔥:
    Blowtorch vs Heat Shield
    2 days ago 25
    Plus you are launching at night!! Going when the sun is not hot yeah😆
    1 day ago 1
    🎖️
    1 day ago 1
    A solar eclipse in winter. Martin Gagné you will go far! 🤣🤣
    1 day ago
    🤣😁🖐🖐
    1 day ago
    i suggest during solar eclipse so moon will be blocking. hahaha. maybe this works too.. 🤔🤔🤔🤔
    1 day ago
    We should start our own space program. With these ideas we can fuel a rocket with candle wax for first stage and second to third stage we fuel it with Bio-fuel, everyone will have to provide a ton load of material to generate the Bio-fuel. Bravo!!
    1 day ago
    Umm its gonna take awhile to get there... wont be there tell november
    1 day ago
    Lol omg this comment Paige Powell
    1 day ago
    It won’t get to the sun until November. Read next article
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    Carbon melts at over 6,000 deg.C in vacuum,so it'll withstand the solar heat in the space vacuum, but it oxidizes easily by the atmosphere's Oxygen and burns out at about 550 deg.C, which will happen for sure when the ship exits and reenters into the atmosphere back. I would try with Zirconia - ZrO2 . It can withstand temperature of 2,500 deg.C doesn't oxidize at all, and is the best thermal insulator on the Earth.
    2 days ago 9
    it will never enter a atmosphere
    1 day ago 7
    plus they are nasa, I’m sure they have picked the best material for the job and know what they are doing
    1 day ago 5
    Окси-Водородни Газ-Генератори it'll be covered in the fairings on its way up, so it'll never build up heat during the ascent.
    1 day ago 1
    Окси-Водородни Газ-Генератори it won't get anyway near that hot during launch, it will be the payload of a larger multistage rocket.
    1 day ago 1
    ok, so, question - what’s the binder holding the block of carbon foam together, if any, which I’m guessing not? how do they reconstitute the blocks of carbon with no binder to be pure and so heat resistant all the way through? is it pressure? it’s not as if they’re growing a massive carbon crystal
    1 day ago
    That's what I supposed, there is another shield over the carbon. OK, this way it'll work, (if no air under the fairing).
    2 days ago
    Stephen Fazackerley Wrong. It will pass through the Earth's atmosphere on the way to the Sun and back. Maybe they'll put ANOTHER shield over the carbon one, protecting it from the oxy-impact.
    1 day ago
    But sun has our own atmosphere in future can be send any prove or robots to read what's actually have in sun I have known as sun that a door outside in sun and aatma entered and exciting by door if in future next generation discovered any materials in our solar system not only earth
    1 day ago
    Are you actually telling NASA what the best materials to use are? Ummm I’m sure they’ve had a couple of people look at the PROTECTION FOR THE MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR SPACECRAFT!  But I’m sure they appreciate your input...
    1 day ago
    A NASA passou exaustivamente anos testando o melhor mecanismo para aguentar o calor, o escudo é revestido de carbono e zircônio e titânio, e uma liga de tundistenio revestido o material mais resistente que existe. O tundistenio aguenta temperatura de 6 mil graus. E a sonda vai sofrer temperatura de 1.300 a 1.400 graus. Os equipamentos estão bem protegidos em temperatura ambiente de até 30 graus. Sabendo que 6 milhões de quilômetros do sol, na coroa solar qualquer erro seria fatal para os equipamentos. Então boa Sorte a sonda e a Nasa!!!!!
    1 day ago 5
    A few seconds of a blowtorch is one thing. A heat shield to protect a capsule returning to Earth for a few minutes is another. Aren't years of close proximity to the Sun something quite different? Also how are you keeping the instruments and antennas from getting damaged? We tend to think of the heat of the Sun as a primary danger but that might be the least of your worries -- what about magnetic fields, ionized particles, gravity, and even light?
    1 day ago 7
    OMG! I can't believe those PhDs didn't think of those things! Thank God we have you! We almost lost everything!
    1 day ago 1
    Shae Guy No it's not. It's making numerous orbits between the Sun and Venus. Or didn't you see that?
    1 day ago 1
    It's not spending years close to the Sun... 😩
    1 day ago
    Stuart Halliday yes it is...
    1 day ago 3
    To be extra cautious the spacecraft will get closest to the Sun at nighttime when it will be a lot, lot cooler. Bigly.
    1 day ago
    🎖️
    1 day ago
    This joke is getting REALLY old now!
    1 day ago 1
    just thinking of Icarus
    1 day ago
    where were you thousands years ago to call icarus a Mythical character? stop behaving like a Alien but i don't blame you i blame your poor lessoning skills
    1 day ago
    A mythical character from thousands of years ago? What's the relevance today?
    2 days ago 1
    You will be surprised power of the Sun!!
    2 days ago 13
    I don't think they will
    1 day ago 1
    DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF RA! Or Apollo, if you’re Ancient Greek rather than Egyptian.
    1 day ago
    one would hope so, that’s why they’re going, eh?
    1 day ago
    They did
    1 day ago 1
    Why should it melt while keeping a distance of 4000000 miles from the surface of the sun. Thought this solar-probe thing is not bubble gum 😂😂😂😂😂
    1 day ago
    It's atmosphere is hotter than the surface.
    1 day ago 1
    Then how r u going to sense/take readings of the sun with all instruments hidden behind that shield?
    1 day ago 1
    It's taking reading of the atmosphere and had probes sticking out.
    1 day ago
    his is the only possible way i think. However from looking to the shape of the speace craft itself i belive that there is much more details about this point plus to my understanding the shield will protect it from the direct heat from the sun and must always be oriented toward the sun for that purpose which in other words will leave all instruments subjected to the atmosphere their. I think thier is much more detail to how this craft will actully work and perform
    1 day ago 1
    I do not understand that the most studied star of all history, not only by NASA, but by other agencies like the Vatican, have to invest a fortune to analyze parameters that are already known in depth and that do not contribute anything to any research in relation to the solar radiation plasma and so on, and so on,....having the probes SOHO, STEREO, HELIO ... etc, and the SDO laboratory .... will not it be that in the sun strange situations are occurring as those reported in the internet? .... and therefore .... NASA is American agency that is not a mundial agency ... will not dare to produce a shadow to the earth to reduce its temperature, ... I am worried because history tells us that every agency It is manipulable. In short, they will make us what they want .......ANNUNAKY😡😡😡😡....please sorry for my bad english....
    1 day ago 4
    Sorry. But you're being dumb.
    1 day ago 1
    Dumb on the level of “Heir to the throne of the Kingdom of Dumb.”
    1 day ago
    Why do you insult me Rob? ... maybe I insulted you ... I only ask you respect as I have had with you ... human being is that human being ... and among humans there are fools who are intelligent and smart and smart who are the dumbest .... I only ask you respect Rob .... Annunaky.😉😉😉🤙🤙🤙🍀🍀🍀
    22 hours ago
    Stuart Halliday Why do you insult me Stuard? ... maybe I insulted you ... I only ask you respect as I have had with you ... human being is that human being ... and among humans there are fools who are intelligent and smart and smart who are the dumbest .... I only ask you respect Rob ....fool is the one who does and says nonsense..... Annunaky.😉😉😉🤙🤙🤙🍀🍀🍀
    1 day ago
    Well then wrap it around a lander and put another group on the moon
    1 day ago
    They're already planning a moon mission. Where have you been?
    1 day ago
    ... why? Moon is a rock.
  • 2 days ago by NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Launch Alert! Our second attempt to launch our Parker #SolarProbe spacecraft to the Sun will happen #SunDay, Aug. 12 at 3:31 a.m. EDT. Launching aboard a United Launch Alliance #DeltaIV Heavy rocket, the spacecraft will fly directly into the Sun's atmosphere where, from a distance of – at the closest approach -- approximately 4 million miles from its surface, the spacecraft will trace how energy and heat move through the Sun’s atmosphere. Tune in!
    Launching to the Sun!
    2 days ago 254
    How do they expect to hit the Sun if they launch at night? (I'm joking)
    2 days ago 18
    It's the best time! When the sun is not hot hahahaha
    2 days ago 5
    You launch over your shoulder for good luck.
    2 days ago 5
    2 days ago 3
    Obviously it takes all night to reach the sun, duh.
    2 days ago 2
    Jennifer Fatzinger Technically, but it's still dark at 3:30 a.m.
    2 days ago 2
    Early morning only on time and not in physical status 🙂
    2 days ago 1
    Sean Good this comedian lol
    2 days ago 1
    2 days ago
    They are launching early in the morning. Not at night.
    2 days ago
    That's a very good point 🤔
    2 days ago 53
    Watching from Cropwell, Alabama, USA
    My Dad worked on all the Apollo Missions...
    27 years with NASA...
    Wish he could see this!
    1 day ago 7
    I spent 40 years at NASA. My first mission was an early Project Mercury unmanned launch. My last was a Shuttle mission. I am very proud of NASA’’s accomplishments, which include a lot more than manned missions.
    1 day ago
    i’m sure he is watching
    2 days ago 50
    But did the sun give consent to be probed? 🤷‍♀️😂😉 I’m kidding.
    2 days ago 6
    Better the sun than Uranis, right?
    1 day ago 1
    Katerina Anastasiou Depth is for conversation not humor. Sorry you didn’t enjoy the joke but I really do hope you enjoy your day. Take care. 😘👋
    1 day ago 1
    Great one I was half expecting a snowflake to whine about this venture but your comment nearly choked me on my Rice Krispies lol
    2 days ago 1
    Deep humor... Not
    1 day ago
    How do they expect to do that won’t the sun just burn it up
    1 day ago
    Another very good joke.... 👍👍👍
    2 days ago 40
    What a wonderful birthday gift. Isnt it a coincidence that August is a solar sign. Leo proud. Could you people wish me a happy birthday? It will be the greatest thing
    2 days ago 1
    No.
    2 days ago 1
    Happy birthday! My husband is a Leo , too !!!
    2 days ago 1
    Happy birthday 😉
    2 days ago 1
    Happy birthday
    2 days ago 1
    Happy Birthday
    2 days ago 1
    Feliz cumpleaños!! A disfrutarlos joven!!🤗🤗
    2 days ago
    U shouldn't be talking on a forum related to science 😂
    2 days ago
    Never.
    2 days ago
    My birthday was yesterday August 11❤️❤️
    2 days ago
    Happy birthday!!
    2 days ago 21
    Good thing NASA launched at night when the Sun isn't so hot! They're real good at that sciencey stuff!
    1 day ago 2
    You have to make sure to put in parentheses (sarcasm) or you may get roasted alive by all the literal a holes.
    1 day ago 1
    Zach Walker that's amazing and I can certainly identify myself, literally being a liberal...
    1 day ago 1
    Zach Walker I read “liberal a holes” initially, reread it, and then laughed, because, coming to think of it, they’d be exactly the same thing! Both are super into showing off their science knowledge, while chomping at the bit to highlight anyone else’s shortcomings in their knowledge about science.
    2 days ago
    That’s funny
    2 days ago
    Made me 😂
    1 day ago
    I am considered "liberal".
    2 days ago 18
    I watched launch from back yard until I could no longer see the flames from the boosters. Love living in Florida! Then 5 mins later you can hear the rumble from the take off. Awesome power!
    1 day ago
    I saw it from Pompano for quite a while.
    2 days ago 17
    Why don't they have cameras on the probe so we can watch live footage. Get me so flustered when we have to watch CGI. Can anyone tell me the reason for this....
    Beautiful launch though, go NASA. 😁
    1 day ago 10
    Science doesn't need selfies.
    1 day ago 2
    Darren gale, There are legal reasons having to do with surveillance that they do not allow any image sensor data to be broadcasted on most commercial launch vehicles. SpaceX actually got in pretty big trouble for this. That is why you see them eventually shut the Cameras off and switch to cgi. It isn't cause they can't continue sending a video stream. They simply aren't allowed to. Military and specific scientific satellites are sent up with Cameras all over them for obvious reasons.
    1 day ago 1
    That would be the best experience. I’m certain they do but only for NASA’s eyes.
    1 day ago 1
    Keith Starsmeare no but the public/me would love a live feed for as long as possible.
    1 day ago
    😃😄
    2 days ago
    You read my mind.
    1 day ago
    They should have put someone in it to take selfies
    1 day ago
    Probably has something to do with wave interference with earths own atmosphere, especially as it gets farther away and closer to the sun
    1 day ago
    David Meyer but the other satellites are not bigger enough to be spotted and it's moving away from the earth. So how wicked would it be to see the earth get smaller and smaller as it moves away. Now I'd watch that, wouldn't you??
    1 day ago
    360 cameras ftw
    2 days ago 15
    Jim Blair it actually is solar powered. The solar panels retract when it is close to the sun to protect it, but as it swings out by Venus they extend to power the probe.
    2 days ago 3
    Scotty Rotty Distance from the sun only
    2 days ago 2
    Think of silcone cells like a balloon, and the heat from light particles is like air. The closer one gets to the sun, the more intense it becomes (similar to that of a large breath) eventually if too much is put into it (nearly impossible for this to happen at such a vast distance as earth) it will do damage.
    2 days ago 1
    Its about heat. The closer to the sun the hotter it gets, increasing chance of damage. Scotty Rotty didnt you go to school?
    2 days ago
    Do the solar panels get energy from direct sun light? If so, what about Venus makes the light less damaging to the crafts solar panels?
    2 days ago 11
    Lori Zide it will actually reach the sun in a few months, it will take 7 years of passes by Venus to slow it down enough to reach it's final stable orbit.
    2 days ago
    Estranho há algo que não nos querem informar está acontecendo alguma coisa próximo ao sol só os bocos não percebem isso eu já sei e espero que tudo acabe de verdade
    2 days ago 8
    I have never been able to see it travel for so long like I did tonight! It usually disappears after a while! My house is shaking here in Melbourne!
    6 hours ago
    probably extended vibration from Lombok earthquake ?
    1 day ago
    Likely due to no moon. 🤔