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nasagoddard Former astronaut and climate scientist Dr. Piers Sellers visits Thule, Greenland, one of the home bases for Operation IceBridge’s spring Arctic campaign. IceBridge is a 10-year airborne science mission measuring polar ice with a range of instruments including laser altimeters and radar. In recent days, Thule has seen an unusual amount of snow as well as cloud conditions more similar to early summertime months.

For more information: www.nasa.gov/icebridge

Credit: NASA/Goddard/IceBridge #nasagoddard #ice #snow #climate #astronaut #Thule #Greenland #arctic
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  •   dduncan4277 @chubbco @nasagoddard Would you of preferred if i stated that Whales have been found in present day Montana? That the worlds water and plates have been moving since the beginning of the planet? While man's impact is real its minimal on the global scale of things. That the ozone has already started to heal itself and man really didn't do anything to spark that. The Earth runs in cycles and we are merely along for the ride. There is no perfect weather situation or utopia that can be created by man. Nature is going to do what it does. 1 Catagory 5 hurricane in FL since 1992. Where are all these super storms from global warming? Floods have been since the dqwn of time. Droughts have as well. Long before the industrial revolution. So what is your reasoning for repeat events through history largely before man was SUPPOSEDLY impacting earth in such a drastic dooms day scenario? Keep buying things expecting the world to come to an end! Feed the corprocracy! Can i use the word sheep? 5h
  •   phil61a I agree with dduncan4277 and it has been my position for years. The planet is going through its cycle, has been doing so for billions of years and will continue to do so even after humans are extinct. There is no constant to weather, nevet has been, never will be. Human impact is minimal, it is all a con and fear mongering. 3h
  •   svxride The MAN! #PiersSellers 3h

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ssta_singapore #Repost @nasagoddard with @repostapp.
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James Webb Space Telescope golden mirror revealed and it is spectacular. ~ “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” ― Søren Kierkegaard

Here's a view from overhead of the golden James Webb Space Telescope, with its secondary mirror booms stowed. This is the position the secondary mirror will be in during launch. Preparations are being done to rotate the telescope in order to install the flight instrument module behind the primary mirror.

JWST's mirrors are covered in a microscopically thin layer of gold, which optimizes them for reflecting infrared light, which is the primary wavelength of light this telescope will observe.

Image credit: NASA/Goddard/Chris Gunn #nasagoddard #jwst #ssta #singapore #space
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skobs A total solar eclipse offers the rare opportunity to observe the Sun's inner corona, the hot and tenuous outer atmosphere of our daylight star. In the outer regions, observations from space are superior but the inner parts are occulted by the instruments' external occulter (artificial moon). By merging eclipse observations taken from the ground and space simultaneously, a global view of the magnetized density structures of the corona can be obtained.

This was done for above image, after applying image processing techniques to two images:

1. a reconstructed eclipse image from observations in visible light taken at Ternate (Indonesia) by Jaime Vilinga (Angola) and the Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris team, processed by Reinhold Wittich;

2. an image taken by the SOHO/LASCO C2 coronagraph observing at the same time (March 9, 2016 at 00:52 UT), cleaned from artifacts and from non coronal objects. The contrast was enhanced and the large gravity induced radial gradient reduced. The image orientation is solar North up, East to the left.

Copyright: Serge Koutchmy, IAP (CNRS), SOHO (ESA&NASA) #nasagoddard #sun
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_mizmoonbeam_ Satellite photos at NASA Goddard. #nasa #nasagoddard #space #galaxy #stars 4d

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_mizmoonbeam_ @tkellzzz in space. NASA Goddard Center. #nasa #nasagoddard 4d

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anagabrielaledo @leonardodicaprio visited Goddard Saturday to discuss Earth science with Piers Sellers bit.ly/1T9N6HK #leonardodicaprio #nasa #nasagoddard #earthscience 🔭 4d

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anagabrielaledo @leonardodicaprio visited Goddard Saturday to discuss Earth science with Piers Sellers bit.ly/1T9N6HK #leonardodicaprio #nasa #nasagoddard #earthscience 🔭 4d

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anagabrielaledo @leonardodicaprio visited Goddard Saturday to discuss Earth science with Piers Sellers bit.ly/1T9N6HK #leonardodicaprio #nasa #nasagoddard #earthscience 🔭 4d

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anagabrielaledo @leonardodicaprio visited Goddard Saturday to discuss Earth science with Piers Sellers bit.ly/1T9N6HK #leonardodicaprio #nasa #nasagoddard #earthscience 🔭 4d

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skywatcherusa Incredible shot of the Antares region and Mars from @sprinklestudios using one of Sky-Watchers's Star Adventurer tracking platform!
The Antares region is one of the most colorful regions of the night sky. The colors you see here is a mix of nebulae emission, star clusters, and dust clouds. Usually the nebula is dominated by the star Antares towards the left of the frame, however this is overwhelmed by Mars in the right hand corner.
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angelsamudre & 1 more #repost from @nasagoddard, because my friend just started working there, & because they quoted Kierkegaard

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James Webb Space Telescope golden mirror revealed and it is spectacular. ~ “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” ― Søren Kierkegaard

Here's a view from overhead of the golden James Webb Space Telescope, with its secondary mirror booms stowed. This is the position the secondary mirror will be in during launch. Preparations are being done to rotate the telescope in order to install the flight instrument module behind the primary mirror.

JWST's mirrors are covered in a microscopically thin layer of gold, which optimizes them for reflecting infrared light, which is the primary wavelength of light this telescope will observe.

Image credit: NASA/Goddard/Chris Gunn #nasagoddard #jwst #RepostIt_app
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