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Women Scientists at NASA in January 1959

January 1959. Women Scientists Lucille Coltrane, Jean Clark Keating, Katherine Cullie Speegle, Doris ‘Dot’ Lee, Ruth Whitman, and Emily Stephens Mueller. via NASA http://ift.tt/2mYY7ri

A Mass of Viscous Flow Features

Viscous, lobate flow features are commonly found at the bases of slopes in the mid-latitudes of Mars, and are often associated with gullies. via NASA http://ift.tt/2mBvH63

Technicians Secure the Protective Covering Around CYGNUS.

In the Space Station Processing Facility high bay at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the Orbital ATK CYGNUS pressurized cargo module is secured the KAMAG transporter and the crane has been removed. via NASA http://ift.tt/2lTI4H3

Hubble Showcases a Remarkable Galactic Hybrid

UGC 12591’s classification straddles somewhere between a lenticular and a spiral galaxy. It lies just under 400 million light-years from us in the Pisces–Perseus Supercluster. via NASA http://ift.tt/2mTX87x

Pearl Young at Langley’s Flight Instrumentation Facility, March 1929

In this March 29, 1929 photograph, Pearl I. Young is working in the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory’s Flight Instrumentation Facility (Building 1202). Young was the first woman hired as a technical employee, a physicist at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics and the second female physicist working for the federal government. via NASA http://ift.tt/2lx2zsi

Full-Circle Vista With a Linear Shaped Martian Sand Dune

The left side of this 360-degree panorama from NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover shows the long rows of ripples on a linear shaped dune in the Bagnold Dune Field on the northwestern flank of Mount Sharp. via NASA http://ift.tt/2mFkfDS

Glaciers Ebb on South Georgia Island

Frequent cloud cover in the southern Atlantic Ocean often obscures satellite images of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. But occasionally the clouds give way. On September 14, 2016, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 captured natural-color images of South Georgia Island, where several glaciers are in retreat. via NASA http://ift.tt/2m3yN2e

Images of the Sun From the GOES-16 Satellite

These images of the sun were captured at the same time on January 29, 2017 by the six channels on the Solar Ultraviolet Imager or SUVI instrument aboard NOAA’s GOES-16 satellite. Data from SUVI will provide an estimation of coronal plasma temperatures and emission measurements which are important to space weather forecasting. via NASA http://ift.tt/2lOkQTJ

Orion Spacecraft Progress Continues With Installation of Module to Test Propulsion Systems

On Feb. 22, engineers successfully installed ESA’s European Service Module Propulsion Qualification Module (PQM) at NASA’s White Sands Test Facility in New Mexico that was delivered by Airbus – ESA’s prime contractor for the Service Module. The module will be equipped with a total of 21 engines to support NASA’s Orion spacecraft. via NASA http://ift.tt/2lNu6cD

Sounding Rocket Launches to Study Auroras

A NASA Black Brant IX sounding rocket soars skyward into an aurora over Alaska following a 5:13 a.m. EST, Feb. 22, 2017 launch from the Poker Flat Research Range in Alaska. The rocket carried an Ionospheric Structuring: In Situ and Groundbased Low Altitude StudieS (ISINGLASS) instrumented payload examining the structure of an aurora. via NASA … Continue reading