Sunday

Galaxy photometry; intuitive sound & light

-Posted by D. Worth (US) | for- M. Barbay (France)

Image of the Day: Universe Awaits: Hubble beams it all back... :D Interesting IPAC: Programs lend further clarity.
Radiometric calibrations, from starless cores to planet-forming; excite discovery adding new dimensions to mapping.

[ENLARGE] From NASA STS-125 Atlantis

VIDEO: The cries of Earth from Space: BIG SCREEN
Image: Last of the Green 'red-eyed' monster:
Comets Kick up Dust in Helix Nebula.
Image made up of data from Spitzer's infrared array camera and multiband imaging photometer. Blue shows infrared light of 3.6 to 4.5 microns; green shows infrared light of 5.8 to 8 microns; and red shows infrared light of 24 microns. read.

-Video clip (below) from April 14, 2006...
Hubble images having a 'Spitzer' moment...

INTERPLANETARY TRIP INTO THE ABYSS OF SPACE.


NASA Infrared Astronomy: SOFIA project
OFFICIAL SOFIA SITE Here.
VIDEO: Christening of SOFIA: Maiden Voyage.

(links open new window)
IRAS Infrared Astronomical Satellite
2MASS Two Micron All Sky Survey
MSC Michelson Science Center
IRTS Infrared Telescope in Space
COSMOS Cosmos Evolution Survey
ISO Infrared Space Observatory
Spitzer Space Telescope
Holds data also held by Michelson Science Center
(PIT, KAO, etc.)

Coincidence, or likely conversation...
NASA says, "Spitzer "warms" up... Kepler begins the hunt."
VIDEO This Week at NASA: BIG SCREEN!
VIDEO: NASA's Intro to Kepler BIG SCREEN VIEW

Today's Links...
LOOKS LIKE TOMORROW STS-125 LANDING!
(more later)


UPDATE: 5/23/09: Landing delay Tomorrow or Monday.
NASA twitter says, "It costs $1.8 million to ferry the shuttle back to Kennedy on top of a 747 and takes time, so we prefer to land at Kennedy."

View NASA Twitter Updates: here.
Atlantis astronauts will go to sleep at 5pET... And await return time-coordinates.
NASA points to this sleeping in space, info: Space Sleep.

A little music... World Capital Productions.



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