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Foel Goch Wildcamp in Snowdonia
Kris: "A summit-camp with Helen Iles on Foel Goch in Snowdonia overlooking the Ogwen Valley—fantastic views and conditions, with the Milky Way, Mars & Saturn travelling over the Glyders and Y Garn peaks, while the green airglow danced over Snowdon, before quickly losing out to the rising moonlight. Sunrise wasn't far behind it..."

Visit Wales, United Kingdom
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Credit: Kris Williams
Location: Foel Goch, Snowdonia, Wales, United Kingdom
Duration: 42 seconds
Release Date: May 30, 2016

+Kris Williams 

#Astronomy #Space #Science #Stars #MilkyWay #Galaxy #Mars #Saturn #Airglow #Astrophotography #Art #SolarSystem #Cosmos #Universe #Earth #Snowdonia #FoelGoch #Wales #UnitedKingdom #UK #STEM #Education #HD #Video
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International Space Station: View from Russia

Nizhny Novgorod, colloquially shortened to Nizhny, is the fifth-largest city in Russia and the administrative center of Nizhny Novgorod Oblast and Volga Federal District. From 1932 to 1990, it was known as Gorky, after the writer Maxim Gorky, who was born there. It is located about 400 km east of Moscow, where the Oka empties into the Volga. (Source: Wikipedia)

Credit: Nerush Vladimir
Location: Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, Russia
Date: May 29, 2016

Technical details: Panorama from 5 frames + 3 frames with trails of ISS near Horyson. Canon 650D, Samyang 16/2,0.

+RT 
+Russia Beyond the Headlines 
+NASA Johnson Space Center 

#NASA #Roscosmos #Роскосмос #ISS #Space #Science #Earth #Russia #Россия #Nizhny #Novgorod #Ни́жний #Но́вгород #Горький #Spacecraft #Technology #Astrophotography #Photography #Art #Panorama #STEM #Education
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Asteroid Impact Mission (AIM) | European Space Agency
As part of ESA’s proposed Asteroid Impact Mission would come the Agency’s next landing on a small body since Rosetta’s Philae lander reached 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko in 2014.

In 2022 the Mascot-2 microlander would be deployed from the main AIM spacecraft to touch down on the approximately 170-m diameter ‘Didymoon’, in orbit around the larger 700-m diameter Didymos asteroid.

The 15 kg Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout-2 (Mascot-2) is building on the heritage of DLR’s Mascot-1 already flying on Japan’s Hayabusa-2. Launched in 2014, the latter will land on asteroid Ryugu in 2018.

Mascot-2 would be deployed from AIM at about 5 cm/s, and remain in contact with its mothership as it falls through a new inter-satellite communications system. Didymoon’s gravity levels will only be a few thousandths of Earth’s, so the landing would be relatively gentle, although multiple bounces may take place before it comes to rest.

Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) would help AIM to pinpoint its microlander’s resting place from orbit. In case of a landing in a non-illuminated area, a spring-like ‘mobility mechanism’ would let the microlander jump to another location. Onboard GNC ‘guidance navigation and control’ sensors would gather details of the landing both for scientific reasons and to determine the microlander’s orientation for deployment of the solar array to keep it supplied with sufficient power for several weeks of surface operations.

As well as a solar array, AIM would also deploy its low frequency radar LFR instrument, while cameras perform visible and thermal surface imaging. LFR would send radar signals right through the body, to be detected by AIM on Didymoon’s far side, to provide detailed subsurface soundings of an asteroid’s internal structure for the first time ever.

Then Mascot-2 would repeat these measurements after Didymoon has been impacted by the NASA’s DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) probe, to assess the extent of structural changes induced by this impact event. AIM and DART together are known as the Asteroid Impact & Deflection Assessment mission.

YouTube link: https://youtu.be/EY9K05Jm_-8

Read more about AIM:
www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Engineering_Technology/Asteroid_Impact_Mission/Asteroid_Impact_Mission2

Credit: European Space Agency (ESA)
Duration: 2 minutes, 37 seconds
Release Date: May 30, 2016

+European Space Agency, ESA 
+DLR, German Aerospace Center 
+Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) 

#ESA #Astronomy #Space #Science #Asteroid #Didymos #Didymoon #AIM #DART #Mission #Mascot2 #Microlander
#Spacecraft #Technology #Europe #DLR #Germany #Deutschland #STEM #Education #HD #Video
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210 million-year-old crater: View 2 | International Space Station
Tim Peake: "Canada's 210 million year old Manicouagan impact crater, marking 1 month to Asteroid Day"
Read about Asteroid Day:
www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Engineering_Technology/Asteroid_Impact_Mission/Asteroid_Day_incoming_on_30_June

Learn about UK astronaut Tim Peake's Principia mission: www.esa.int/Principia
Follow Tim Peake via timpeake.esa.int

Credit: ESA/NASA, British astronaut Tim Peake
Image Date: May 5, 2016
Release Date: May 30, 2016

+Canadian Space Agency 
+Centre des sciences de Montréal 
+McGill University 
+UK Space Agency 
+European Space Agency, ESA 
+NASA's Earth Observatory 
+NASA Johnson Space Center 

#NASA #ESA #Space #ISS #Earth #Manicouagan #Impact #Crater #Quebec #Canada #AsteroidDay #Planet #Spacecraft #Technology #Astronaut #TimPeake #England #Britain #UK #UnitedKingdom #Principia #Europe #Science #Expedition47 #STEM #Education #OrbitalPerspective #OverviewEffect
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Sunglint | International Space Station
Tim Peake: "Lots of sunglint right now during our whole orbit—we haven’t seen a sunset for over 3 days."

Sunglint
The mirror-like reflection of the Sun off a water surface in a satellite or International Space Station image. If the ocean were as smooth as a mirror, a sequence of nearly perfect reflections of the Sun would appear in a line along the track of the satellite’s orbit. Because the ocean is never perfectly smooth or calm, however, the Sun’s reflection gets blurred as the light is scattered in all directions by waves. The blurred reflection gives the ocean surface a washed out appearance—the sunglint region.

Learn about UK astronaut Tim Peake's Principia mission: www.esa.int/Principia
Follow Tim Peake via timpeake.esa.int

Credit: ESA/NASA, British astronaut Tim Peake
Image Date: May 28, 2016
Release Date: May 30, 2016

+UK Space Agency 
+European Space Agency, ESA 
+NASA's Earth Observatory 
+NASA Johnson Space Center 

#NASA #ESA #Space #ISS #Planet #Sun #Sunglint #Spacecraft #Technology #Astronaut #TimPeake #England #Britain #UK #UnitedKingdom #Principia #Europe #Science #Expedition47 #STEM #Education #OrbitalPerspective #OverviewEffect 
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"Sunken Beauty"
Paul: "Another one for the 'underwaterastrophotography' series. A little bit of a challenge to put together, but I was happy to go home with what was to me a fresh view of a place I've become very well acquainted with over the years: the amazing Moraine Lake."

Credit: Paul Zizka
Paul's website: https://zizka.ca
Location: Moraine Lake, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Release Date: May 30, 2016

+Paul Zizka 
+Parks Canada Original 
+TELUS World of Science Edmonton 
+TELUS Spark 
+TELUS Spark, the new Science Centre 

#Astronomy #Space #Science #Earth #Stars #Astrophotography #Art #Moraine #Lake #Banff #NationalPark #Alberta #Canada #Panorama
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AIM spacecraft networking with CubeSats at binary asteroid | ESA
This is an artist's concept of ESA's proposed Asteroid Impact Mission to the Didymos binary asteroid system. It will carry two ‘CubeSat Opportunity Payloads (COPINS)’ to support the science goals of the main spacecraft plus its lander, as well demonstrate deep space inter-satellite link techniques.

Credit: European Space Agency (ESA)
Release Date: June 26, 2015

+European Space Agency, ESA 
+DLR, German Aerospace Center 
+Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) 

#ESA #Astronomy #Space #Science #Asteroid #Didymos #Didymoon #AIM #DART #Mission #CubeSats #Mascot2 #Microlander #Spacecraft #Technology #Europe #DLR #Germany #Deutschland #STEM #Education #Illustration #Artist
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Chelyabinsk meteor trail over Russia: February 15, 2013 | ESA
Trace of an alien visitor: An object entered the atmosphere over the Urals early in the morning of February 15, 2013. The fireball exploded above Chelyabinsk city, and the resulting overpressure caused damage to buildings and injuries to hundreds of people. This photo was taken by Alex Alishevskikh from about a minute after noticing the blast.

Chelyabinsk is a city and the administrative center of Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia, located in the northeast of the oblast, 210 kilometers (130 mi) south of Yekaterinburg, just to the east of the Ural Mountains, on the Miass River, on the border of Europe and Asia. Population: over 1 million
(Source: Wikipedia)

Read about Asteroid Day:
www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Engineering_Technology/Asteroid_Impact_Mission/Asteroid_Day_incoming_on_30_June

Credit & Copyright Alex Alishevskikh CC BY-SA 2.0
Release Date: February 15, 2013

+European Space Agency, ESA 

#ESA #Astronomy #Space #Science #Earth #Chelyabinsk #Челя́бинск #Ural #Mountains #Meteor #Russia #Россия
#Overpressure #Craters #Impact #Meteors #Asteroids #Comets #AsteroidDay
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210 million-year-old crater: View 1 | International Space Station
Tim Peake: "Canada's 210 million year old Manicouagan impact crater, marking 1 month to Asteroid Day"
Read about Asteroid Day:
www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Engineering_Technology/Asteroid_Impact_Mission/Asteroid_Day_incoming_on_30_June

Learn about UK astronaut Tim Peake's Principia mission: www.esa.int/Principia
Follow Tim Peake via timpeake.esa.int

Credit: ESA/NASA, British astronaut Tim Peake
Image Date: April 15, 2016
Release Date: May 30, 2016

+Canadian Space Agency 
+Centre des sciences de Montréal 
+McGill University  
+UK Space Agency 
+European Space Agency, ESA 
+NASA's Earth Observatory 
+NASA Johnson Space Center 

#NASA #ESA #Space #ISS #Earth #Manicouagan #Impact #Crater #Quebec #Canada #AsteroidDay #Planet #Spacecraft #Technology #Astronaut #TimPeake #England #Britain #UK #UnitedKingdom #Principia #Europe #Science #Expedition47 #STEM #Education #OrbitalPerspective #OverviewEffect
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Honoring Those We Have Lost This Memorial Day | NASA
"Today we remember and honor the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Celebrating Flag Day on June 14, 2015, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly took this photograph in the cupola of the International Space Station."

"Kelly and Russian Cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko launched to the International Space Station on March 27, 2015, beginning their one-year mission in space. Most expeditions to the space station last four to six months. By doubling the length of this mission, researchers hope to better understand how the human body reacts and adapts to long-duration spaceflight. This knowledge is critical as NASA looks toward human journeys deeper into the solar system, including to and from Mars, which could last 500 days or longer."

Credit: NASA/Marshall
Release Date: May 30, 2016

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+NASA's Marshall Center 
+NASA Johnson Space Center 
+Charles Bolden Jr. 
+The White House 
+United States Air Force+ Community 
+US Air Force Academy Association of Graduates 
+U.S. Navy 
+US Army Corps of Engineers 
+Army National Guard 
+Army ROTC 
+National Museum of the United States Army 
+Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum 

#NASA #Space #ISS #Earth #MemorialDay #Veterans #Holiday #America #Military #Army #AirForce #Navy #Marines #History #Planet #Technology #Science #Spacecraft #Astronauts #USA #UnitedStates #Expedition47 #STEM #Education
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Explorer | Learner | Global traveller | Canadian 
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Social Media Director & International Marketing Advisor for Mars Initiative 
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"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." 
 Carl Sagan (1934-1996)

"Knowledge is limited. Imagination circles the world."
“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.”
– Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."
– Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world, indeed it is the only thing that ever has."
Margaret Mead (1901-1978) 
[Thanks to author Ann Lee for this one.] 

“Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.”
– Edwin Powell Hubble (courtesy of Lillian Ortiz)

“To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit” 
Stephen Hawking

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."
– Leo Buscaglia (1924-1998)

"And film to me is a magical medium that makes you dream...allows you to dream in the dark. It's just a fantastic thing, to get lost inside the world of film."
– David Lynch (1946- )

"There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened."
– Douglas Adams (1952-2001) 

"Christian, Jew, Muslim, shaman, Zoroastrian, stone, ground, mountain, river, each has a secret way of being with the mystery, unique and not to be judged."

"Conventional opinion is the ruin of our souls."

"Brother stand the pain; Escape the poison of your impulses. The sky will bow to your beauty, if you do. Learn to light the candle. Rise with the sun. Turn away from the cave of your sleeping. That way a thorn expands to a rose. A particular glows with the universal."

"He is a letter to everyone. You open it. It says, Live!'"
– Mevlana Rumi (1207-1273) [Three quotes above]

“The final mystery is oneself.”
– Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
– Nelson Mandela (1918- )

"Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacities simply by being given the opportunity to do so."
– Doris Lessing (1919-?)

"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children."
– Native American Proverb

"There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew." 
 Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980)

"If you talk to the animals they will talk with you and you will know each other. If you do not talk to them you will not know them and what you do not know, you will fear. What one fears, one destroys." 
– Chief Dan George (1899-1981)

"The beauty of the trees, the softness of the air,
the fragrance of the grass speaks to me.
The summit of the mountain, the thunder of the sky,
The rhythm of the sea, speaks to me.
The faintness of the stars, the freshness of the morning, the dewdrop on the flower, speaks to me.
The strength of the fire, the taste of salmon, the trail of the sun, and the life that never goes away, they speak to me. And my heart soars."
– Chief Dan George (1899-1981)

Live Your Dreams! Seize the Day!
– Anonymous

"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself--nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance."
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, First Inaugural Address, Mar. 4, 1933

"It is not power that corrupts but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it."
Aung San Suu Kyi, Freedom from Fear

"The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear."
Nelson Mandela, Autobiography

"The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek."
Joseph Campbell


Personal influences include:
Carl Sagan, Joseph Campbell, Gore Vidal, 
Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Jr., 
Thomas Friedman, Aung San Suu Kyi吴仪/Wu Yi,
Winston Churchill, Mahatma Ghandi, Elon Musk,
Ann Lee (NYU Prof/Author), Ennio Morricone, 
Al Gore, Leo Buscaglia, Bono, Hermann Scheer, 
Michael Moore, Marshall McLuhan, Noam Chomsky, 
Gwynne Dyer, Tony Benn, Bill Moyers, Neil deGrasse Tyson
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Marc Garneau, Chris Hadfield,
Annie Lennox, Martin Luther King, The Kennedys, 
Bishop Desmond Tutu, Chief Dan George, 
George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, 张艺谋/Zhang Yimou, 陈凯歌/Chen Kaige, 王家卫/Wong Kar-wai, 李安/Ang Lee, 黒澤 明/Akira Kurosawa, 宮崎 駿/Hayao Miyazaki, Sergio Leone, David Lynch
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