New Horsehead Nebula Image Shows Remarkable Depth | Video

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Published on Apr 19, 2013

In celebration of the Hubble Space Telescope’s 23rd year in orbit, astronomers captured an infrared image of the famous collapsing interstellar cloud. Located in the Orion constellation, it is one of the most recognizable objects in the night sky.

Credit: ESA / Hubble

 

NASA Announces Asteroid Identification, Capture and Sampling Initiative

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Published on Apr 10, 2013

President Obama’s FY2014 budget request for NASA enables the agency to leverage capabilities in the Human Exploration and Operations, Science and Space Technology Mission Directorates to make significant yet affordable advances in our nation’s capabilities and achieve the space goals set by the Administration. NASA will improve detection and characterization of asteroids, pursue solar electric propulsion demonstration, develop a mechanism to capture an asteroid and redirect it to a stable orbit in the Earth-moon system and begin designing a mission to send humans to it using the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft.

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Published on Apr 10, 2013

NASA’s 2014 budget poposes a mission to robotically capture a small near-Earth asteroid and bring it into a stable lunar orbit where astronauts can visit and explore it, a ‘stepping stone’ to future missions to farther asteroids.

 

Texas Students Tune Into Mission Control

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Published on Mar 21, 2013

Sixth-graders at the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders in Austin, Texas learn about NASA’s new Orion spacecraft by dialing into NASA’s Digital Learning Network for an interview with Christie Sauers who’s helping design the capsule’s cockpit.