Wouldn’t this be fun…Photographing Earth from the Cupola on the International Space Station via yimmyayo
Sky Map by Paulina Urbańska
About the project:
Sky map is an educational infographic visualizing apparent motion of the stars. It shows the sky during the longest night in the year (The Winter Solstice, from 23th to 24th December). This project was based on materials sourced date provided by Planetarium in Chorzów, Silesia. The project consist of catalog of the star constellations, poster and an animation, which shows the apparent motion.
Space Shuttle Discovery (Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-103) is one of the retired orbiters of the Space Shuttle program of NASA and was operational from its maiden flight, STS-41-D on August 30, 1984, until its final landing during STS-133 on March 9, 2011. Discovery has flown more than any other spacecraft having completed 39 successful missions in over 27 years of service.
Astronomers often use “false-color” images to better understand deep space phenomena like supernova remnants or nebulae. But false color imagery is also used a bit closer to home — as evidenced by stunning photos of the surface of Mars taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
HiRISE takes pictures in three color bands: 400 to 600 nanometers (blue-green), 550 to 850 nm (red) and 800 to 1,000 nm (near infrared). Since the human eye sees wavelengths from about 390 to 700 nm, HiRISE cross-maps the longer bands to the visible spectrum, creating a false-color image that helps viewers see features more clearly.
Credit: HiRISE/Lunar and Planetary Laboratory
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