NASA releases software catalog allowing space enthusiasts to be astronomers

NASA releases software catalog allowing space enthusiasts to be astronomers !

NASA has opened its software catalog to the masses, sharing its expertise on subjects ranging from launching spacecraft to creating advanced drones. It also includes a spacewalk game, allowing players to “repair” the International Space Station (ISS).

Those who aren’t literal rocket scientists would likely not find themselves using codes on the complexities of cryogenics or propulsion, but other applications could be useful and amusing to the Average Joe.

NASA SOFTWARE CATALOG - Become an Astronomer -

For instance, an iPad app takes users on a guided tour of the Glenn Research Center, offering a glimpse of the research and development facility. It also shares old-school interactive media from between 1941 and 1979. Android users can also have their fun by downloading the Space Weather App, which allows them to monitor meteorological changes beyond the confines of Earth. Those who are interested in seeing Earth from a whole new perspective can do so using the Worldview tool, which lets users browse and download imagery from NASA’s Earth observing satellites. The tool was originally created to provide information in crisis scenarios, such as floods and wildfires. And then there’s the spacewalk game, which allows players to be be part of a number of activities on the ISS, including fixing a tear in the solar array by riding a robotic arm to repair it. The catalog, released Thursday, is available in both hard copy and online.
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Nostradamus Comet


After the sign of the Hopi Indians (Blue star), the sign that in my opinion happened on Dec 11th 2009, the blue lights above Norway where at the time the climate meeting happened with more than 100 heads of state, read the ninth and last prophecy of the Hopi’s or watch CNN, there is a new sign : The comet predicted by Nostradamus ?

NASA scientists have spotted a comet in space being ‘eaten’ as it flies too close to the sun, Dailymail UK reported.

Nostradamus Prophecy QII-62 ! Mabus will then soon die and there will come a dreadful destruction of people and animals. Suddenly vengeance revealed, a hundred hands, thirst and hunger, when the comet will pass. Mabus puis tost alors mourra, viendra, De gens & bestes une horrible defaite: Puis tout à coup la vengeance on verra, Cent, main, soif, faim, quand courra la comete

Footage captured by NASA’s solar-focused agency – Solar and Helioscopic Observatory (SOHO) – showed the Kreutz Sungrazer as it made its fateful approach. Experts say Kreutz Sungrazers are characterized by orbits that take them extremely close to the Sun. German astronomer Heinrich Kreutz theorized that they are fragments of one large comet that broke up several centuries ago. They are named after Kreutz, who first worked out that they were related.

Nostradamus Comet

The agency gathered the footage using a Coronagraph, which blocks the brightest object in an image, according to a SOHO spokeswoman. The Coronagraph allows activity around the sun – such as the comet’s approach – to be viewed. It is known as a ‘false eclipse’ and displays the actual footage of the comet’s final seconds, presented in a way that it can be seen by the naked eye. Since the launch of the SOHO satellite in 1995, hundreds of Kreutz comets, some only a few feet in diameter, have been discovered.

However, none have survived the section of their orbit closest to the sun, much like the comet captured in these images. But new clusters of Kreutz comets will approach the sun over the next few decades, treating stargazers to more spectacular shows, experts say. Comet Image Caption : The SOHO spacecraft captured the arcing orbit of a sungrazing comet as it approached the Sun (Jan. 3, 2010) and evaporated. The comet is believed to belong to the Kreutz family of comets that broke up from a much larger comet many hundreds of years ago. They are known to orbit close to the Sun.

This comet was one of the brightest sungrazing comets that SOHO has observed in its 14 years of operation. SOHO’s coronagraph instruments block out the Sun with an occulting disk; the white circle represents the size of the Sun. The comet was discovered on Jan. 2nd by Australian amateur astronomer Alan Watson, who was inspecting images obtained by STEREO-A’s Heliospheric Imager on Dec. 30, 2009. The bright object slowly moving right to left below the Sun in the wider field of view movie clip (blue) is Venus. In that clip a smaller Mercury can also be seen moving from the left edge to just about above the Sun.

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