Serious stomp #rocket action for the 50th anniversary of the 1964 – 65 World’s Fair. #queens #space (at New York Hall of Science)

Serious stomp #rocket action for the 50th anniversary of the 1964 – 65 World’s Fair. #queens #space (at New York Hall of Science)

Astronomers are on the verge of finding the source of high-energy #CosmicRays. In the mean time, use our cosmic ray detector to see what you’ve been missing. #science #space #queens (at New York Hall of Science)

Astronomers are on the verge of finding the source of high-energy #CosmicRays. In the mean time, use our cosmic ray detector to see what you’ve been missing. #science #space #queens (at New York Hall of Science)

“Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” comes at a critical moment for a society that is increasingly fragmented.

Now, the magnetic fields have once again started moving in opposite directions to begin the completion of the 22 year long process which will culminate in the poles switching once again.

"A reversal of the sun’s magnetic field is, literally, a big event," said Nasa’s Dr. Tony Phillips.

Via: Independent

Pic: #astronaut @TomJones_astro and NYSCIs Truck M discussing our 60s #rockets. #space @ExploreSpaceKSC

Pic: #astronaut @TomJones_astro and NYSCIs Truck M discussing our 60s #rockets. #space @ExploreSpaceKSC

Roving for Science

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Last Tuesday, Mars rover Curiosity completed its first autonomous mission, a major milestone for the rover, which has been on Mars for over a year. Back here on Earth, we had our own rover-related milestone: a new rover for the Search for Life Beyond Earth exhibition.

Rover Camille is a robotic replica of a Mars rover that helps our visitors learn about the Red Planet. Named after Camille Beatty, one of the rover’s creators, the robot is made from 750 parts, many of which were built from scratch. But perhaps the most extraordinary part of this story is the creators themselves; two young girls from North Carolina built the rover with their father in their garage.

Camille, age 13, and sister Genevieve, age 11, worked together on soldering, machining, designing and assembling the rover. Just last month, the rover was unveiled to an appreciative crowd at NYSCI.

The two girls are currently working on a second rover for NYSCI, to be named Genevieve. As for rover Camille – will she be given a chance to roam free like Curiosity? Not likely. But word on the street is she’s been eyeing the two rockets located just outside her exhibit.

thisistheverge:

How to prevent an astronaut bloodbath on Mars
Sometime within the next two decades, a select cadre of men and women will likely embark on a trailblazing adventure: the first manned mission to Mars. Several private organizations, including Dutch nonprofit Mars One and space tourist Dennis Tito’s Inspiration Mars, have already announced plans to send people to the red planet. And NASA is preparing for its own massive undertaking, in the hopes of getting astronauts to Mars by the 2030s. 

thisistheverge:

How to prevent an astronaut bloodbath on Mars

Sometime within the next two decades, a select cadre of men and women will likely embark on a trailblazing adventure: the first manned mission to Mars. Several private organizations, including Dutch nonprofit Mars One and space tourist Dennis Tito’s Inspiration Mars, have already announced plans to send people to the red planet. And NASA is preparing for its own massive undertaking, in the hopes of getting astronauts to Mars by the 2030s. 

Tags: space travel mars

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Here are a few of the top 100 deep space images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope: Check out the the full list over at http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/archive/top100/

Which ones are your favorites? We know you can’t pick just one!

A clear view of the space shuttle Enterprise caught flying by Worlds Fair Marina this morning by our staff. Photos: Lana Medvedeva.