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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Arizona Wildfire Seen From Space

NASA/USGS Landsat satellite captures a photograph of Arizona wildfire
Link on NASA
"The second largest fire in Arizona history, the Wallow Fire is graphically depicted by this Landsat image, taken June 7, which shows burning in the mountains of eastern Arizona near the border with New Mexico."

Image Credit: Jan Nelson/Rob Gutro U.S. Geological Survey/NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center



Here are a couple pictures of the latest Landsat satellite, #7, launched in '99.  Man, I love this space age!


Images Credit: USGS


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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Volcano Eruption, a Solar Eruption, and the Milky Way

Today on Boston.com's The Big Picture:
"Volcano erupts in Chile"
"A plume of ash, estimated six miles (10km) high and three mile wide is seen after a volcano erupted in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic chain, about 575 miles (920 km) south of the capital, Santiago June 4."

Image Credit: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters


A few days ago, Bad Astronomy shared with us this stunning video, a beautiful time lapse featuring multiple views of the night sky and the milky way.
"Gorgeous Milky Way time lapse"


Plains Milky Way from Randy Halverson on Vimeo.


Last but not least, Lights in the Dark shows us a recent eruption on the sun:
"Solar Explosion!"
Short and sweet.



Video Credit:NASA/SDO and the AIA, EVE, and HMI science teams



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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Today's Science and Tech Videos: Jetpacks and Saturn's Beauty

Off of Wired,
"Video: Jetpack Soars to 5,000 Feet"
Incredible.  It's amazing that this technology has come to this point.  I used to dream about having a helicopter.  Forget that, give me a jetpack and I'll be set!





Off of Boing Boing:
"Cassini: "space fan"-made film, using NASA footage"
Beautiful, mesmerizing, with amazing choice of audio accompaniment.


CASSINI MISSION from cabbas on Vimeo.

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