A Nearby Ancient “Relic Galaxy” on This Week @NASA – March 16, 2018
Uncovering a relic galaxy in our own cosmic backyard, preparing for launch to the space station, and honoring the legacy of Stephen Hawking – a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA!

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Week In Images Our week through the lens: 12-16 March 2018 ESA Top News
Rose-Colored Jupiter This image captures a close-up view of a storm with bright cloud tops in the northern hemisphere of Jupiter. NASA Image of the Day
Getting to know Steve Steve – a strange shimmering ribbon of purple light in the night sky – was discovered in 2016, but now, thanks to ESA’s Swarm mission, more is known about this weird feature of the aurora. ESA Top News
Earth from Space In this edition, discover the Japanese capital of Tokyo with Sentinel-2 ESA Top News
Earth from Space: Tokyo
Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web TV virtual studios. In this edition, Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over Japan’s capital, the world’s largest megacity.

See also http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2018/03/Tokyo to download the image.
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ESA – Space to Relax / Frozen planet
Having a stressful day? We got you covered! Sit back, turn the volume up and enjoy a relaxing moment brought to you by ESA and Lufthansa exploring the coldest parts of our planet with a collection of ice images captured ... European Space Agency, ESA
The Aurora Named STEVE What's in a name? If your name is Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement aka STEVE, then there's quite bit behind the name. NASA Image of the Day
NASA Honors Legacy of Renowned Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking
NASA is honoring visionary physicist Stephen Hawking, who died at his home in Cambridge, England, early Wednesday morning.

Acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot noted Hawking’s role as a “passionate communicator who wanted to share the excitement of discovery with all,” ...
Vacuum clearing Technology image of the week: extending ESA’s Test Centre back in 1983 to clear space for Europe’s largest thermal vacuum chamber ESA Space Engineering & Technology
There's Always Pi! Just by determining how circular a given crater is – using pi and the crater’s perimeter and area – planetary geologists can reveal clues about how the crater was formed and the surface that was impacted. NASA Image of the Day
Running a Real-Time Simulation of Go-No-Go for Apollo 17 Not everyone gets to become a part of history, but mathematician Billie Robertson is one of the lucky ones. In this image taken on Nov. 27, 1972, she was running a real-time simulation of Translunar Injection (TLI) Go-No-Go for the ... NASA Image of the Day
Lava tube fly-through
The "Cueva de los Verdes" lava tube in Lanzarote, Spain, is one of the world's largest volcanic cave complexes with a total length of about 8 km.

Geology experts from ESA's Pangaea-X campaign mapped most of the lava tube system ...
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Full house for EDRS The EDRS–SpaceDataHighway has now begun regularly relaying Earth images from Sentinel-2A, which marks the last of four Copernicus satellites in orbit being brought under the EDRS service. ESA Top News
Send Your Name to the Sun on This Week @NASA – March 9, 2018
A chance to send your name to the Sun, testing systems for our Orion spacecraft, and sizing up Earth, from space – a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA!

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Voyaging for the Sentinels Two recent expeditions that took scientists 26 000 km across the Atlantic Ocean have returned critical information to make sure that the Copernicus Sentinel satellites are delivering accurate data about the state of our oceans. ESA Top News
Proba-1 sets new record Originally designed as a two-year mission and launched on 22 October 2001, Proba-1 is still going strong, providing very valuable hyperspectral data. ESA Space Engineering & Technology
NASA's Juno Spacecraft Reveals the Depth of Jupiter's Colored Bands
For hundreds of years, this gaseous giant planet appeared shrouded in colorful bands of clouds extending from dusk to dawn, referred to as zones and belts. Story: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/nasa-juno-findings-jupiter-s-jet-streams-are-unearthly

The bands were thought to be an expression of Jovian weather, related ...
Space Station Crew Returns Safely on This Week @NASA – March 5, 2018
A safe return from the International Space Station, a new weather satellite launched into orbit, and our next mission to Mars moves closer to launch … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA!

The Second Meeting of the National Space Council on This Week @NASA – February 23, 2018
Vice President Mike Pence led the second meeting of the National Space Council, Next Space Station Crew Trains for Launch, and Webb Telescope to Reveal Secrets of Mars … a few of the stories to tell you about – This ... NASA
OVERVIEW | Episode 1: Ground Crew
The Virgin Galactic ground crew plays an essential role in our commercial spaceline operations. Meet our spaceship mechanics and watch them prepare our vehicles VSS Unity and VMS Eve for a flight -- right up until they pull chocks for ... Virgin Galactic

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