NASA’s Latest Amazing Photos Of Mars

10 07 2012

A handout of the European Space Agency ESA shows a visualisation of Mars, created from spacecraft imagery. ESA’s first mission to the Red Planet is Mars Express. It comprises an orbiter carrying seven scientific instruments to probe the planet’s atmosphere, structure and geology, including a search for evidence of hidden water. The main spacecraft will also release the UK’s small Beagle 2 lander to gather and test rock and soil samples on the surface. British space probe Beagle 2 failed to broadcast a signal on December 25, 2003, to confirm it had landed on Mars, but scientists said they were waiting for a second contact opportunity later on Thursday. REUTERS/Ho/European Space Agency ESA

NASA has released amazing photos of Mars from its Rover named Opportunity.

From the photos we can see the panorama of Mars where Opportunity spent four-month of Martian winter.

A full-circle scene combining 817 images taken by the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. The US space agency NASA is calling it the “next best thing to being” on the Red Planet. (AFP Photo/)

Images taken by the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. The US space agency NASA is calling it the “next best thing to being” on the Red Planet. (AFP Photo/)

 Images taken by the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. The US space agency NASA is calling it the “next best thing to being” on the Red Planet. (AFP Photo/)

Images taken by the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. The US space agency NASA is calling it the “next best thing to being” on the Red Planet. (AFP Photo/)

Images taken by the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. The US space agency NASA is calling it the “next best thing to being” on the Red Planet. (AFP Photo/)

Images taken by the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. The US space agency NASA is calling it the “next best thing to being” on the Red Planet. (AFP Photo/)

Images taken by the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. The US space agency NASA is calling it the “next best thing to being” on the Red Planet. (AFP Photo/)

Here are more amazing photos of Mars.

A TextureCam analysis of a Mars image is able to distinguish rocks from soil.

A close-up of the sunset on Sol 24 as seen by the Imager for Mars Pathfinder was released by the Jet Propulsion Labratory August 27. The red sky in the background and the blue around the Sun are approximately as they would appear to the human eye but the color of the Sun itself is not correct — the Sun was overexposed in each of the 3 color images that were used to make the picture. The true color of the Sun itself may be near white or slightly bluish.

This magnified look at the martian soil near the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity’s landing site, Meridiani Planum, shows coarse grains sprinkled over a fine layer of sand, in this image released by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, February 4, 2004. The image was captured on the 10th day of the rover’s mission by its microscopic imager and roughly approximates the color a human eye would see. Opportunity, NASA’s second of two roving Mars probes, rolled ten feet off its lander onto Mars on January 31.

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Our Solar System

13 06 2012

There used to be 9 planets and more than 170 moons in our solar system.

The 9 planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto.

But in August 2006, the International Astronomical Union decided to re-classify Pluto as a “dwarf planet”, and not in the same category as the 8 planets.

So now there are 8 planets in the solar system.

Each planet goes around the Sun on its own path called orbit.

Anyway we cannot see the paths because they are invisible.

Earth takes about 365 days to orbit the Sun.

This is called one Earth year.

And each moons moves around its planet in its own orbit.

The size of the planet from the smallest to the biggest:

  1. Mercury

  2. Mars

  3. Venus

  4. Earth

  5. Neptune

  6. Uranus

  7. Saturn

  8. Jupiter

On April 12, 1961, Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin became the first person who went to space.

People travel to space in a spacecraft or spaceship.





Total Lunar Eclipse Observation Program(Program Gerhana Bulan Penuh) – ANGKASA and National Mosque

9 06 2011
TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE PROGRAM – 16 JUNE 20
     

There will be a total lunar(moon) eclipse in Malaysia on June 16, 2011.

The eclipse will start at 1:25 a.m. until 7:01 a.m.

On the 16th of June 2011, we will be able to observe a total lunar eclipse starting from 1:25 a.m. to 7:01 a.m. In conjunction with Total Lunar Eclipse, National Space Agency (ANGKASA) and National Mosque will be organizing a Total Lunar Eclipse Observation Program at the Main Entrance of National Mosque (nearby the expo site) on 16 June 2011 from 1:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.

Public are invited to observe the phenomena through a few of telescopes that will be setup during the event.  You also can bring your own telescope in this program.

The first 1000 visitors attending the program will be given a tin of Eclipse Mints, contribution by The Wrigley Company (M) Sdn. Bhd.

The tentative program is shown below:

1:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.    Total Lunar Eclipse Observation

                                          Jupiter, Mars and Venus Observation

                                          Eclipse Talk

                                          Quiz

3:00 a.m. – 4:00 a.m.    Solat Sunat Gerhana Berjemaah          

7:00 a.m.                         Dismiss








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