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50th anniversary of the first man in space

Today marks 50 years since Yuri Gagarin’s first orbit of the Earth. Released to coincide with this, First Orbit is a feature length movie using original footage and mission audio, combined with film looking at the Earth, taken from the … Continue reading

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Creating a photographic atlas of the moon

A bite-size video from NASA Goddard highlighting the work of the LRO (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter). The spacecraft’s wide angle is currently building a super detailed photographic atlas of the moon. Mapping out every mountain,  crater and rill. Maybe not as … Continue reading

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NASA’s SDO Probe Captures Images of an Awesome Solar Flare

On the same theme, on February 24, 2011 NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) caught the incredible details of a massive solar prominence, almost edge on as it erupted out of the sun. The erupting plasma swirled and twisted over a … Continue reading

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