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Life on Europa? | Space Time | PBS Digital Studios
New findings indicate that there is a vast ocean lying under the surface of Europa. These new findings, as well as what scientists have known for years about Europa, make it one of the most likely places in our solar system to find life. What would Europan life look-like? What would it feed on? And how soon will we be able to confirm this?

Credit: PBS Space Time
Duration: 13 minutes
Written and hosted by Matt O’Dowd
Produced by Rusty Ward
Made by Kornhaber Brown (www.kornhaberbrown.com)

Matthew O’Dowd is the Australian-born Physics and Astronomy Department assistant professor at Lehman College in Bronx, New York.

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Aurora Australis over Indian Antarctic Station
"On the frozen continent of Antarctica, it is very hard get aurora pics because of the unfavorable chill and high wind speed, but tonight we were very fortunate because weather supported me to have a splendid view of the Southern Light show. A G2 class magnetic storm hit earth and filled the whole sky with wonderful bright colors. I feel very lucky tonight!"

Maitri is India's second permanent research station in Antarctica as part of the Indian Antarctic Program. Maitri is situated on the rocky mountainous region called Schirmacher Oasis. It is only 5 km away from Russian Novolazarevskaya Station. (Source: Wikipedia)

Credit: Varun Dongre
Location: Maitri Indian Research Base, Schirmacher Oasis, Antarctica
Image Date: September 29, 2016

#Earth #Science #Antarctica #Aurora #Australis   #SouthernLights #India #Maitri #भारती #Astrophotography #Photography #Art #STEM #Education #Bhārat #Gaṇarājya #ISRO #Oceanography #Geology #Geoscience #Research #Exploration 
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Outpost Lake Aurora
"Monday night, Sept 26, was beautifully clear and adorned by a colourful though dim aurora to the north all night. It never got too bright nor active to the naked eye, but was a fine photogenic sight to the camera, in this case shining over the still lake at Police Outpost Provincial Park in southern Alberta, a very dark site in the foothills of the Rockies. I also used the night and the calm waters to capture the Big Dipper and autumn stars reflected in the lake."

Police Outpost Provincial Park
www.albertaparks.ca/police-outpost/information-facilities/
Police Outpost Provincial Park is a provincial park in southern Alberta, Canada, located 32 kilometers (20 mi) south of Cardston. The park was established on April 21, 1970. It is situated on the Canada/United States border, on the shores of Outpost Lake, at an elevation of 1,390 meters (4,560 ft). (Source: Wikipedia)

Credit: Alan Dyer
Location: Police Outpost Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada
Alan's Website: http://amazingsky.net
Image Date: September 26, 2016

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Outpost Lake Aurora
"Monday night, Sept 26, was beautifully clear and adorned by a colourful though dim aurora to the north all night. It never got too bright nor active to the naked eye, but was a fine photogenic sight to the camera, in this case shining over the still lake at Police Outpost Provincial Park in southern Alberta, a very dark site in the foothills of the Rockies. I also used the night and the calm waters to capture the Big Dipper and autumn stars reflected in the lake."

Police Outpost Provincial Park
www.albertaparks.ca/police-outpost/information-facilities/
Police Outpost Provincial Park is a provincial park in southern Alberta, Canada, located 32 kilometers (20 mi) south of Cardston. The park was established on April 21, 1970. It is situated on the Canada/United States border, on the shores of Outpost Lake, at an elevation of 1,390 meters (4,560 ft). (Source: Wikipedia)

Credit: Alan Dyer
Location: Police Outpost Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada
Alan's Website: http://amazingsky.net
Image Date: September 26, 2016

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Son maravillosas las auroras boreales. No me canso de contemplar tanta belleza
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Alaska Aurora
"G2 storm hit and we had incredible Auroras all night long everywhere you look. Whole sky just swirling and pulsating till 5:30 am. What a night and more to come. :-)"

Credit: Marketa S. Murray
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
Image Date: September 28, 2016

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Spring Milky Way over Chile
"Spring sky :) The winter is over and the night sky is changing too. We are saying goodbye to gorgeous Galactic Bulge—the most bright part of the Milky Way. It set during the first half of the night leaving the sky pretty empty. On the foreground you can see a panoramic view of Carnegie Las Campanas Observatory, where a pair of domes of 6.5-m Magellan telescopes are visible on the right. On the left you can also notice reflection of stars on the surface of solar panels. Good night to everyone :) I hope you'll enjoy the image!"

Credit: Yuri Beletsky
Yuri's website: https://500px.com/ybeletsky
Location: Atacama Desert, Chile
Image Date: September 28, 2016

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Farewell Rosetta: ESA Mission to End on Comet Surface
Watch NASA TV at 6:15am ET, Friday, Sept. 30: nasa.gov/nasatv
This view shows Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as seen by the OSIRIS wide-angle camera on ESA's Rosetta spacecraft on September 29, 2016, when Rosetta was at an altitude of 14 miles (23 kilometers).
Sept. 29, 2016: The European Space Agency's (ESA) Rosetta mission will come to a dramatic end on Friday, Sept. 30, with a controlled touchdown of the spacecraft on a region of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko known for active pits that spew comet dust into space. Confirmation of the end of mission is expected at about 4:20 a.m. PDT (7:20 a.m. EDT). ESA is ending the mission due to the spacecraft's ever-increasing distance from the sun, which has resulted in significantly reduced solar power with which to operate the vehicle and its instruments.

Rosetta is an international mission led by ESA with instruments provided by its member states, and additional support and instruments provided by NASA.

"The European Space Agency's Rosetta Mission is a magnificent demonstration of what excellent mission design, execution, and international collaboration can achieve," said Geoff Yoder, acting associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington. "Being neighbors with a comet for more than two years has given the world invaluable insight into these beautiful nomads of deep space. We congratulate ESA on its many accomplishments during this daring mission."

The final hours of descent will enable Rosetta to make many once-in-a-lifetime measurements, including analyzing gas and dust closer to the surface than ever possible before, and taking very high-resolution images of the comet nucleus. The images will include views of the open pits of the Ma'at region, where the spacecraft is expected to make its controlled impact. Ma'at is home to several active pits more than 330 feet (100 meters) in diameter and 160 to 200 feet (50 to 60 meters) deep.

The walls of the pits exhibit intriguing lumpy structures about 3 feet wide (1 meter wide) called "goose bumps." Scientists believe those structures could be the signatures of early cometesimals that assembled to create the comet in the early phases of solar system formation. Rosetta will attempt to get its closest look yet at these fascinating structures on Sept. 30, when the spacecraft will target a point adjacent to a 430-feet-wide (130-meter), well-defined pit that the mission team has informally named Deir el-Medina.

"Rosetta will keep giving us data to the very end," said Bonnie Buratti, project scientist for the U.S. Rosetta project from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. "NASA's three instruments aboard Rosetta will be among those collecting data all the way down."

Those three NASA science instruments are: the Microwave Instrument for Rosetta Orbiter (MIRO); an ultraviolet spectrometer called Alice; and the Ion and Electron Sensor (IES). They are part of a suite of 11 science instruments on the orbiter.

MIRO was designed to provide data on how gas and dust leave the surface of the nucleus to form the coma and tail that give comets their intrinsic beauty. Studying the surface temperature and evolution of the coma and tail provides information on how the comet evolves as it approaches and leaves the vicinity of the sun. MIRO has the ability to study water, carbon monoxide, ammonia and methanol.

Alice, an ultraviolet spectrometer, analyzes gases in the comet's coma and tail; measures how fast the comet produces water, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide (clues to the surface composition of the nucleus); and measures argon levels. These measurements help determine the temperature of the solar system when the nucleus formed more than 4.6 billion years ago.

The Ion and Electron Sensor is part of a suite of five instruments that analyzes the plasma environment of the comet, particularly the coma. The instrument measures the charged particles in the sun's outer atmosphere, or solar wind, as they interact with the gas flowing out from the comet.

NASA provided part of the electronics package for the Double Focusing Mass Spectrometer, which is part of the Swiss-built Rosetta Orbiter Spectrometer for Ion and Neutral Analysis (ROSINA) instrument. U.S. scientists also partnered on several non-U.S. instruments and were involved in seven of the mission's 26 instrument collaborations. NASA's Deep Space Network is supporting ESA's Ground Station Network for spacecraft tracking and navigation. NASA also provided autonomous science operations planning software, which helped in planning science operations and navigation support.

The Rosetta mission was launched in 2004 and arrived at comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on Aug. 6, 2014. It's the first mission in history to rendezvous with a comet and escort it as it orbits the sun. On Nov. 4, 2014, a smaller lander named Philae—which had been deployed from the Rosetta mothership—touched down on the comet and bounced several times before alighting on the surface. Philae obtained the first images taken from a comet's surface and sent back valuable scientific data for several days.

"It will be hard to see that last transmission from Rosetta come to an end," said Art Chmielewski of JPL, project manager for the U.S. Rosetta. "But whatever melancholy we will be experiencing will be more than made up for in the elation that we will feel to have been part of this truly historic mission of exploration."

Rosetta is an ESA mission with contributions from its member states and NASA. Rosetta's Philae lander was provided by a consortium led by the German Aerospace Center, Cologne; Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Gottingen; French National Space Agency, Paris; and the Italian Space Agency, Rome. JPL, a division of Caltech in Pasadena, manages the U.S. contribution of the Rosetta mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington. JPL also built the MIRO and hosts its principal investigator, Mark Hofstadter. The Southwest Research Institute (San Antonio and Boulder, Colorado), developed the Rosetta orbiter's IES and Alice instruments and hosts their principal investigators, James Burch (IES) and Alan Stern (Alice).

For more information on the U.S. instruments aboard Rosetta, visit:
http://rosetta.jpl.nasa.gov

More information about Rosetta is available at:
www.esa.int/rosetta

Image Credit: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA
Release Date: September 29, 2016

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NASA’s Fermi Finds Record-breaking Binary Star
Sept. 29, 2016: Using data from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope and other facilities, scientists have found the first gamma-ray binary in another galaxy and the most luminous one ever seen. The dual-star system, dubbed LMC P3, contains a massive star and a crushed stellar core that interact to produce a cyclic flood of gamma rays, the highest-energy form of light.

Gamma-ray binaries are rare—only six are known in our own galaxy, and one remains undetected by Fermi. The systems are prized because their gamma-ray output changes significantly during each orbit and sometimes over longer time scales. This variation lets astronomers study many of the emission processes common to other gamma-ray sources in unique detail.

The systems contain either a neutron star or a black hole and radiate most of their energy in the form of gamma rays. Remarkably, LMC P3 is the most luminous such system known in gamma rays, X-rays, radio waves and visible light, and it's only the second one discovered with Fermi.

LMC P3 lies within a supernova remnant located in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a small nearby galaxy about 163,000 light-years away. In 2012, scientists using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory found a strong X-ray source within the remnant and showed that it was orbiting a hot, young star many times the sun's mass. The researchers concluded the compact object was either a neutron star or a black hole and classified the system as a high-mass X-ray binary (HMXB).

In 2015, a team led by Robin Corbet at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center began looking for new gamma-ray binaries in Fermi data by searching for the periodic changes characteristic of these systems. The scientists discovered a 10.3-day cyclic change centered near one of several gamma-ray point sources recently identified in the LMC. One of them, called P3, was not linked to objects seen at any other wavelengths but was located near the HMXB. Were they the same object?

Observations from NASA's Swift satellite clearly reveal the same 10.3-day cycle seen in gamma rays by Fermi. They also indicate that the brightest X-ray emission occurs opposite the gamma-ray peak, so when one reaches maximum the other is at minimum. Radio data exhibit the same period and out-of-phase relationship with the gamma-ray peak, confirming that LMC P3 is indeed the same system investigated by Chandra.

Prior to Fermi's launch, gamma-ray binaries were expected to be more numerous than they've turned out to be. It's a puzzle because hundreds of HMXBs are cataloged, and all of them are thought to have originated as gamma-ray binaries following the supernova that formed the compact object. Its possible gamma-ray binaries may form only from neutron stars born with the fastest spins, which would enhance their ability to produce gamma rays.

Read more at: www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/nasas-fermi-finds-record-breaking-binary-in-galaxy-next-door

YouTube link: https://youtu.be/38aw4HMjlag

Video Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space flight Center/Scott Wiessenger
Music: "Celestial Search" from Killer Tracks.
Duration: 1 minute
Release Date: September 29, 2016

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Outpost Lake Aurora
"Monday night, Sept 26, was beautifully clear and adorned by a colourful though dim aurora to the north all night. It never got too bright nor active to the naked eye, but was a fine photogenic sight to the camera, in this case shining over the still lake at Police Outpost Provincial Park in southern Alberta, a very dark site in the foothills of the Rockies. I also used the night and the calm waters to capture the Big Dipper and autumn stars reflected in the lake."

Police Outpost Provincial Park
www.albertaparks.ca/police-outpost/information-facilities/
Police Outpost Provincial Park is a provincial park in southern Alberta, Canada, located 32 kilometers (20 mi) south of Cardston. The park was established on April 21, 1970. It is situated on the Canada/United States border, on the shores of Outpost Lake, at an elevation of 1,390 meters (4,560 ft). (Source: Wikipedia)

Credit: Alan Dyer
Location: Police Outpost Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada
Alan's Website: http://amazingsky.net
Image Date: September 26, 2016

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Marveling the Milky Way

Credit: Mark's Photography
Mark's website: www.flickr.com/photos/markf5020/
Location: Centennial Lake between Calabogie and Matawatchan, Ontario, Canada
Image Date: September 19, 2016

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Alaska Aurora
"G2 storm hit and we had incredible Auroras all night long everywhere you look. Whole sky just swirling and pulsating till 5:30 am. What a night and more to come. :-)"

Credit: Marketa S. Murray
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
Image Date: September 28, 2016

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NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center: 70th Anniversary
Sept. 26, 2016: This video showcases 70 Years of research at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California. Armstrong, the agency's lead center for atmospheric flight research operations, began its storied history in the high desert in September 1946.

Initially focused on experimental aircraft called X-planes, flight research with the X-15 rocket plane offered the opportunity to assist with the space mission. The following decades saw Armstrong’s mission expanded to include roles in the space shuttle program, aviation safety, airborne science and technology advancement. In addition, a NASA 747SP aircraft based at the center carries the world's largest airborne infrared telescope named SOFIA, Stratospheric Observatory to Infrared Astronomy.

Armstrong is returning to the age of X-planes with NASA's first electric propulsion aircraft, named the X-57. That aircraft could lead to advances in fuel efficiency and reductions in noise and emissions. In addition, Seventy years after coming to this desert outpost to test the first X-plane to reach flight supersonically, the center is pursuing research that could lead to another fast, but quieter, X-plane. If successful, that aircraft could substantially decrease the noise made when an aircraft pierces the speed of sound that could end the prohibition on supersonic flight over land.

YouTube link: https://youtu.be/0mIfahidcbw

Credit: NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center
Duration: 7 minutes, 39 seconds
Release Date: September 26, 2016

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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.”
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“To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit” 
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"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."
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"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."
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"Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacities simply by being given the opportunity to do so."
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"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children."
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"There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew." 
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"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." 
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"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."
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"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."
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Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Jr., 
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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, 
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