🔴UPDATE: on Change’s lunar mission.
A cotton seed has germinated!
The experiment consisted on
watering those seeds. The interior of this biosphere where the seeds are keeled, is controlled with two cameras and a temperature control system. For now only the cotton has germinated, maybe other seeds will germinate later
In that experiment there is also air, earth, water (logically), as well as rapeseed, potato and arabidopsis seeds (a type of plant). There are also fruit fly eggs. The seeds have been inert during the trip to the Moon. The experiment began on January 3.
Edge-on disc in the Orion Nebula
A dusty protoplanetary disc surrounding a newborn star in the Orion Nebula is seen edge-on in this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image. The disc becomes only visible because of the bright Nebula in the background. Billions of years ago our Solar System formed in a similar disc. As such observations like these help us to understand our own origin.
Credit: J. Bally (University of Colorado)/H. Throop (SWRI)
During a ‘one-shift’ operation mission, all crewmembers slept simultaneously. At least one crewmember wore a communication headset to ensure reception of ground calls and orbiter caution and warning alarms. A 24-hour period was normally divided into an 8-hour sleep period and a 16-hour wake period. Sleeping provisions for crewmembers consisted of sleeping bags and liners (image 2), or rigid sleep stations with one sleeping bag and two liners per bunk (images 3,4). Sleeping bags were installed on the starboard middeck wall (section of the cabin under the flight deck) and relocated for use on orbit. Some sleeping bags could remain on the starboard wall, and some could be attached via pip pins to the middeck lockers (image 5). Others could be relocated to the airlock, or flight deck depending on crew preference. Image 6 shows a crew member sleeping on the flight deck in the commanders position. A sleeping bag was furnished for each crewmember and contained a support pad with adjustable restraining straps and a reversible/removable pillow and head restraint. For 24-hour operation missions, the four-tier, rigid sleep station was flown. It was installed on the starboard side of the mid deck and the crew slept in shifts catered for the mission timeline. =
Sources: nasa.com, SCOM (NASA). =
This image of the Orion area of the sky shows how much we dont see in the night sky. Because this image is deep field, it reveals large amounts of dust and matter that we do not see when looking up at our night sky. #space#astronomy#nebula#orion#nasa#esa#hubble
Hey, y'all! About to post about something I see a lot of confusion about- service dogs!
If you have a disability (or disabilities), and you have a highly trained* (typically about 2 years, but that can vary) dog (or, in rare occasions, a miniature horse) that mitigates that disability, you have a legal right to bring your service dog with you. This does not include providing emotional support- if emotional support/cuddling on command is all that your dog performs, it is not a service dog. You must have a disability in order to have a service dog-not all mental or physical illnesses are disabling, of course- one person with PTSD may be disabled by it, another may not. A diagnoses does not necessarily automatically mean a disability.
A service dog is not used to treat, but as a means to mitigate any disabilities. They are not making the disability less, but to make the PWD's life more manageable, which is why they are typically seen as a last resort (but can be life changing!).
Emotional support animals can be any animal and you only need a note from your doctor to allow them to live in housing that is not pet friendly, or without a pet fee in pet friendly housing- if you have a legitimate need and the animal is part of your treatment plan. If a service dog is a wheelchair, the ESA would be physical therapy! 😊 They can help you get to a more manageable place and help you improve.
Therapy dogs are dogs that are brought places like nursing homes, hospitals, and schools for the benefit of others, not for their owners/handlers.
When you bring a dog that is not a legitimate service dog with you to a place that is not pet friendly, you can cause a great deal of issues for legitimate handlers, especially if your dog is not behaving.
ESAs and therapy dogs are also not allowed in non pet friendly places. *States vary as far as allowing service dogs in training to be in non pet friendly stores, so check the laws in your state. **Any online site that says they will "certify" your dog as a service dog, emotional support animal, or therapy dog is a scam. They look legitimate but they are not. There is no registry in the US to have your dog certified.
How can a round star make a square nebula? This conundrum comes to light when studying planetary nebulae like IC 4406. Evidence indicates that IC 4406 is likely a hollow cylinder, with its square appearance the result of our vantage point in viewing the cylinder from the side. Were IC 4406 viewed from the top, it would likely look similar to the Ring Nebula. This representative-color picture is a composite made by combining images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2001 and 2002. Hot gas flows out the ends of the cylinder, while filaments of dark dust and molecular gas lace the bounding walls. The star primarily responsible for this interstellar sculpture can be found in the planetary nebula's center. In a few million years, the only thing left visible in IC 4406 will be a fading white dwarf star.
Credit: C. R. O'Dell (Vanderbilt U.) et al., Hubble Heritage Team, NASA
I always stay right by my human’s side to make sure she’s okay 💙
1 154 hours ago
Nuestra luna 👀⠀
Rodeando una estrella recién nacida, un planeta joven acaba de formarse. Aún fundido por el calor y la presión de su remolino de gases y elementos pesados, el planeta es continuamente bombardeado por meteoros callejeros y asteroides. Luego, desde el espacio profundo, otro objeto masivo aparece a la vista. El objeto slams ⠀
en el planeta subdesarrollado con una fuerza tan tremenda que trozos de él se arrancan y explotan en el espacio. Esta no es la trama de la última novela de ciencia ficción. El planeta es la Tierra hace 4.500 años. Y el incidente catastrófico describe el origen de la Luna. La Luna está hecha de un manto de la Tierra que fue arrancada por un impactador del tamaño de Marte que se estrella contra el planeta recién formado. Aproximadamente el 1 por ciento de la Tierra voló al espacio ese día, y los escombros resultantes se formaron en un anillo alrededor del planeta.
A lo largo de eones, la gravedad volvió a juntar muchas de las piezas destrozadas. Se calentaron, se formaron en una esfera de roca y se convirtieron en la Luna que te encanta ver en una tarde cálida.
Dato curioso: Nuestra Luna es la quinta luna más grande del sistema solar. Solo las lunas de Júpiter, Ganimedes, Calisto y Lo y la luna de Saturno: Titán son más grandes que la Luna.
Fuente: @nasa ⠀
Crédito: @colchrishadfield, ¡Hechos del espacio! por Dean Regas ⠀
#stars#milkyway#esa#planet#earat#aturno#elonmusk#nature#planetearth#physics#space#nasa#astronomy#astronaut#cosmos#hubble#galaxy#universe#science#astrophotography#saturn#solarsystem#planets#jupiter#jupiter#mars # spacex #iss#telescope#interstellar
The European Space Agency's Mars Express Probe, has sent back images of the Korolev Crater filled with ice. It is my understanding that a trapped layer of cold Martian air is keeping water frozen all year round in the 50 mile (80.5 km) wide impact crater, located in the northern lowlands of Mars. The crater contains 530 cubic miles (2,209 cubic km) of water ice, as much as Great Bear Lake in northern Canada, and in the centre of the crater, the ice is more then a mile (1.6km) thick. The images sent back from the red planet show that the lip around the impact crater rises high above the surrounding plain, when thin Martian air then passes over the crater, it becomes trapped and cools to form an insulating layer that prevents the ice from melting. The Korolev Crater is named after Sergei Korolev, the Russian rocket engineer and spacecraft designer, known as the father of Soviet space technology. (Credit: Bjorn Schreiner/FU Berlin/DLR/ESA).😎
3 94:45 PM Dec 21, 2018
The ISS moves into daylight, at approximately 1:30pm UTC December 9th, 2018, at an altitude of around 424.75 km above the South Pacific Ocean, travelling at about 27,556 km/h. The Sun's reflection can be seen on the Earth's surface, also the now docked Dragon supply spacecraft is also captured in the photographs. (Credit: ISS SD camera). 🌐🛰️📸😎
1 31:41 PM Dec 9, 2018
Wow just watched the capture of the SpaceX Dragon by the Canadarm of the ISS, congratulations Serena and Alex, great catch.👏👏👏 It is my understanding that the ISS was travelling at some 27,614kmh at a height of around 403km above the Pacific Ocean just north of Papua New Guinea, at 12:21 UTC today (Saturday December 8th, 2018). (Credit: NASA/ESA/ISS) 🌐🛰️😎
3 512:42 PM Dec 8, 2018
All eyes are on Mars today with the scheduled landing of the InSight Mars Lander. So this may also be of interest, ExoMars is a two-part astrobiology project to search for evidence of life on Mars. The first part, launched in 2016, placed a trace gas research an communication satellite into Mars orbit. The second part, the ExoMars rover, is a planned robotic Mars rover, part of the international ExoMars programme led by the European Space Agency and the Russian Roscosmos State Corporation. The plan calls for a Russian launch vehicle, an ESA carrier module and a Russian lander that will deploy the rover to Mars' surface, scheduled to launch in July 2020. (Credit: ESA/Roscosmos). #space#solarsystem#mars#esa#roscosmos#lander#rover#explore
1 410:12 AM Nov 26, 2018
Capture of the unmanned resupply spacecraft, Cygnus NG-10, by the International Space Station, November 19th 2018 at approximately 10:25 am GMT over the Southern Ocean, the ISS was travelling at a speed of some 27,558kmh at an altitude of around 424.4km. (credit: ISS SD camera).🌐🚀🛰️😍