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What is the resolution of the MAHLI camera from a 3cm distance? 🔍 0.017mm/pixel

That, and more, in the new #Curiosity report:

Did you know what a "soliday" is? 🤔
For the answer:

#MSL #NASA #Solarocks #Space

Stepping on your food appears to be allowed on Mars 🤣

#Perseverance moved about 8m to the west by driving over the rock it had just cored.
Processed, undistorted NAVCAM_RIGHT
Sol: 925, RMC: 45.0086, LMST: 15:15:53
Credit: #NASA/JPL-Caltech/65dBnoise

#Mars2020 #Solarocks #Space

#UMPlus - Sh2-16 by Gary Imm

The image by astronomer Gary Imm shows a visible emission nebula in the Sagittarius Constellation and located at a distance of about 4,890 light years from the Solar System. Called Sh2-16, RCW 137 and Gum 70 among other designations, it is located on the edge of the constellation very close to.....
#astronomy #space #astrophysics #astrophotography

Picture of an obsolete B32Lyz #spaceship arriving from #space in the dawn, taken near the Lacksuss spaceport and very recognizable by its bulky shapes and oversized volume.

#ballpoint #doodle with digital color overlay.

#scifi #scifiart #spaceship #art

Spaceship drawing.
Spaceship drawing.

#UMPlus - Galactic collision at Arp 107

This image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope shows Arp 107, a celestial object comprising two galaxies in the midst of a collision. On the right appears dusty LEDA 32628 and on the left is the brighter galaxy UGC 5984, named in 1966 by Halton Christian Arp in his.....
#astronomy #space #astrophysics #astrophotography

The SatNOGS project - a global, open source network of DIY satellite ground stations pioneered by the Libre Space Foundation - announced the community has reached its eight millionth observation. SatNOGS counts over 240+ fully operational ground stations and 150+ in testing mode:

#foss #space #satnogs #satellites

Survived seven years in #space. Took samples from a surface that was nothing like what they expected. Handled 32g deceleration and temperatures as high as those on the surface of the sun. And made it safely home.

That's a truly epic mission right there -- and it continues, too: after dropping off their priceless sample as casually as I drop off dry cleaning, they're zooming to another asteroid (Apophis) next.

#UMPlus - Hickson 61

Hickson 61 is a compact group of galaxies formed by 4 members that are located in the direction of the Coma Berenices Constellation and are located at a distance of between 55 and 197 million light years from the Milky Way. NGC 4169 is a lenticular Seyfert 2 type galaxy that has.....
#astronomy #space #astrophysics #astrophotography

A capsule containing 2 ounces of rocky material from the "potentially hazardous" asteroid Bennu has landed safely in the Utah desert after a seven-year mission in space. Live Science has more:
#Science #Space #NASA #Bennu #SpaceExploration

#UMPlus - Galaxy LEDA 54493

This image taken by the Advanced Research Camera on board the Hubble Space Telescope shows a beautiful barred spiral galaxy known as PGC 54493 or LEDA 54493, which is located in the direction of the Serpens Constellation. This galaxy is part of a galaxy cluster that has been studied by astronomers exploring an....
#astronomy #space #astrophysics #astrophotography

Apollo 9 astronaut Rusty Schweickart walks in space, March 6, 1969.

#photography #space

Interpolated video of #MarsHelicopter Flight 57. Towards the end of the video the Heli turned to the side to image a science target. Then it autonomously selected a landing spot on a nearby sand ripple.

Ingenuity has a history of landing on sand ripples. Their smooth surface appears safe to the hazard avoidance algorithm. However, this time it also decided to land close to nearby rocks 😬
Credit: #NASA/JPL-Caltech/Simeon Schmauß
#Ingenuity #Mars2020 #Solarocks #Space

NASA panel suggests agency appoint a director of #UAP research and take a lead role in studying the issue of unidentified objects in air & space.

This is pretty big IMO. NASA has assiduously avoided this topic since its founding.

Harder and harder for the science community to wave this issue away as nothing but birds and balloons.

Noted astrophysicist David Spergel led the group that made the recommendations.

#NASA #science #space

interesting research update on Kuiper Belt - a hidden planet with a mass about 1.5–3 times that of Earth could be lurking at the edge of the solar system, according to computer simulations done by researchers in Japan. Certainly not a new basic concept, but some interesting new approaches nonetheless

the article also contains a cautious endorsement from Mastodon's resident planetary scientist @sundogplanets: "this work is on the way to explaining a lot of things that we can’t currently explain"

#space #science #astronomy

#UMPlus - Comet C/2023 P1 (Nishimura)

Comet C/2023 P1 (Nishimura), seen here in an excellent image by astronomer Bernhard Hubl, is a long-period comet discovered by Hideo Nishimura on August 12, 2023. The comet's orbital period is estimated at 434 years. An eccentricity of 0.996 gives the comet a semimajor axis, average distance from.....
#astronomy #space #astrophysics #astrophotography

Over 16 test runs, NASA's MOXIE experiment on Mars has generated enough oxygen to keep a Chihuahua alive for 10 hours.
It's a landmark test of the tech needed to survive using local resources on another world. #NASA #space #Mars
MOXIE (Mars Oxygen In-situ Resource Utilization Experiment) is lowered into the chassis of NASA’s Perseverance in 2019. During the mission, MOXIE extracted oxygen from the Martian atmosphere 16 times, testing a way that future astronauts could make rocket propellant that would launch them back to Earth.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
A thoughtful Chihuahua.

A detailed tutorial that combines a Raspberry Pi with an SDR (Software Defined Radio) and a custom-built antenna to receive data from weather satellites. Open source software raspberry-noaa-v2 decodes this data and constructs images of current weather conditions:

#foss #space #raspberrypi #sdr #satellites

#UMPlus - Supernova remnant RCW 114

The image by the Atacama Photographic Observatory APO team of astronomers, composed of astronomers Thierry Demange, Richard Galli and Thomas Petit, shows a stellar and nebulous landscape located in the direction of the Scorpius Constellation, on the border with the.....
#astronomy #space #astrophysics #astrophotography

#UMPlus - Star birth in Ara

The protostellar object called OH 339.88-1.26 is hidden in this image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. It is located at a distance of about 8,900 light years from Earth and is located in the direction of the Ara Constellation. The field of view is crossed by sinuous lines of dark dust, which is.....
#astronomy #space #astrophysics #astrophotography

In 2017 a man, after some thought, had a simple but genius idea and took a camera on a Southwest flight from Portland, Oregon to St. Louis and captured one of the most breathtaking images of all time.

Jon Carmichael's "108" is probably my favorite #eclipse image and provokes introspection every time I see it.

#space #astronomy #astrophotography #photography

A black sky gives way to a blue dawn over planet earth. In the dark of space is a clear halo of the sun bursting behind the moon during a complete solar eclipse.

Even in low orbit these people find the way to leave their marks.

Notebook rough doodle with digital color overlay.

#SciFi #ScifiArt #ScienceFiction #Space #spaceship #MastoArt #artistsonmastodon

Spaceship drawing

This picture of Saturn, taken by the Cassini spacecraft, is the most dazzling thing I’ve seen in a very long time.

#Saturn #Cassini #Space

An absolutely spectacular view of Saturn. It’s primarily shown in crisp shades of grey, everything from a near-white to a shade of black that it looks like it absorbs light. The planet itself is casting a sharp shadow across the rings, and is itself partially light grey, partially very dark grey. The rings are shown from a vertical point of view, making the planet look strangely like a table saw. The picture is so clear and so very beautiful.

This is what it looks like when a supernova explodes and blasts its guts into interstellar space.

Supernova 1987A lit up Earth's skies 36 years ago. Now JWST has provided an extreme close-up of the chaos it unleashed. Heavy elements ejected by the star will help seed the next generation of stars and planets.
#space #science #astronomy

Webb’s NIRCam (Near-Infrared Camera) captured this detailed image of SN 1987A (Supernova 1987A), which has been annotated to highlight key structures. At the center, material ejected from the supernova forms a keyhole shape. Just to its left and right are faint crescents newly discovered by Webb. Beyond them an equatorial ring, formed from material ejected tens of thousands of years before the supernova explosion, contains bright hot spots. Exterior to that is diffuse emission and two faint outer rings. In this image blue represents light at 1.5 microns (F150W), cyan 1.64 and 2.0 microns (F164N, F200W), yellow 3.23 microns (F323N), orange 4.05 microns (F405N), and red 4.44 microns (F444W).

In looking at the super blue moon last night it hit us as to how disconnected most of us are from the ancient celestial references. Maybe its the light pollution, maybe its the screen culture that absorbs us, but an elegant 19th century star chart reminds us of how the heavens were valued references for generations prior.
#maps #dataviz #Astronomy #space #map
a long scoll of a finely detailed astronomy chart. From an early 19th century French maker.

1/ The pulsar J1023 (a dense and rapidly spinning stellar corpse) started feeding off a companion star a few years ago. But since then it has been behaving oddly!

Sometimes the pulsar gives off bright X-ray, UV and visible light, and other times it emits more radio waves, switching between these two states every few seconds/minutes.

A new result involving several telescopes worldwide has provided new clues:


📷 ESO/M. Kornmesser

#astrodon #astronomy #space #scicomm

The dark background of this image is broken by the fascinating artist's impression in the central region of the small pulsar and the big companion star. At the very centre is the pulsar, a small white sphere with two narrow white jets coming vertically out of it on either side — one is extending upwards to the top of the frame, the other downwards to the bottom. Grey semi-spherical blobs of hot gas are being expelled in the same directions as the jets, although the bottom blob is barely visible underneath a gas disc close to the pulsar. The disc is swirling into the pulsar and it is bright and white close to it. The disc is connected with a curved arm to the companion star, a much larger and brighter circle in the upper right of the image. From this star, the pulsar is stealing gas.

ESA just released some beautiful #JWST images of M51, the Whirlpool Galaxy.

In the near-infrared image, dark red features trace the filamentary warm dust, while colors of red, orange, and yellow show gas ionized by recently formed star clusters.

In the mid-infrared image, dust grains and molecules glow, heated by starlight. Empty cavities and bright filaments alternate, giving the impression of ripples propagating from the spiral arms.

#Astronomy #Space #Galaxy

NIRCam image of the galaxy M51. A large spiral galaxy takes up the entirety of the image. The core is mostly bright white, but there are also swirling, detailed structures that resemble water circling a drain. There is white and pale blue light that emanates from stars and dust at the core’s centre, but it is tightly limited to the core. The rings feature colours of deep red and orange, which are surrounded by cloudier regions of white and grey, with regions of black surrounding the distinct narrow spiral arms.
MIRI image of the galaxy M51. A large spiral galaxy takes up the entirety of the image. The core is mostly bright white, but there are also swirling, detailed structures that resemble water circling a drain. There is white and pale blue light that emanates from stars and dust at the core’s center, but it is tightly limited to the core. The detailed rings feature bands of deep orange and cloudy grey, which are interspersed by darker empty regions throughout.

#UMPlus - CNGC 3199 by Ken Crawford

NGC 3199, also cataloged as Gum 28 and RCW 48 and seen here in an excellent image by astronomer Ken Crawford, is an emission nebula located in the constellation of Carina. It is an arc shock surrounding the central star WR 18, an energetic Wolf-Rayet star. Wolf-Rayet type stars, abbreviated as WR, are.....
#astronomy #space #astrophysics #astrophotography

We saw an interesting 'white rock' behind a sand dune the other sol:

Now #Perseverance's SUPERCAM instrument (that's the one with the laser) targeted a pebble that could be similar in composition with that previous white rock and just 1.5m WNW away from the rover.

Processed to bring out texture SUPERCAM_RMI
Sol: 895, RMC: 44.0000, LMST: 11:25:42
Credit: #NASA/JPL-Caltech/LANL/CNES/IRAP/65dBnoise

#Mars2020 #Solarocks #Space

#UMPlus - Arches Cluster

This Hubble Space Telescope image features the Arches cluster, the densest known star cluster in the Milky Way. It is located at a distance of about 25,000 light years from Earth and is located in the direction of the Sagittarius constellation, near the heart of our galaxy, the Milky Way. Like its.....
#astronomy #space #astrophysics #astrophotography

What to expect next from Chandrayaan-3? A little Moon rover 😀 ! Notice the two Nav cameras.

Images from:

#Chandrayaan3 #ISRO #Solarocks #Space

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