Hubble watches cosmic light bend

Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, D. Coe This extraordinary image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope of the galaxy cluster Abell 2813 (also known as ACO 2813) has an almost delicate beauty, which also illustrates the remarkable physics at work within it. The image spectacularly demonstrates the concept of gravitational lensing. Among the tiny dots, spirals,…

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Humans are both the weakest and the strongest link in the chain of space missions — Commander’s report: lunar day 14

Home News Spaceflight The Selene III crew takes a moonwalk during their lunar simulation mission at HI-SEAS. (Image credit: Courtesy of Oscar Ojeda)Dr. Michaela Musilova is the director of Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) program, which conducts analog missions to the moon and Mars for scientific research at a habitat on the volcano…

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Astronauts Love to Rock it Out in Space

When you’re an astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS), every part of your daily routine automatically becomes interesting, whether it’s going to the bathroom or just watching TV.That same logic applies to one of mankind’s oldest passions: music.Retired Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut and ISS veteran Chris Hadfield has said that when you break…

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