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miércoles, 25 de febrero de 2015

NASA : Curiosity Self-Portrait at 'Mojave' Site on Mount Sharp .- Auto retrato de Curiosity en el Monte de Sharp en Marte

 Hola amigos: A VUELO DE UN QUINDE EL BLOG., hemos recibido la información de la Agencia Espacial NASA, sobre las travesuras que hace le robot Curiosity, en la superficie de Marte, asentado en el Monte de Sharp, esto es un raro autoretrato del robot.
La escena combina docenas de imágenes tomadas durante enero 2015 por la cámara de : the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI), en el extremo del brazo robótico del rover. El afloramiento pálido "Pahrump Hills" rodea al rover, y la parte superior del monte Sharp es visible en el horizonte. Suelo más oscuro en la parte superior derecha e inferior izquierda sostiene ondulaciones de la arena arrastrada por el viento y el polvo.
Curiosity Self-Portrait at 'Mojave' Site on Mount Sharp
This self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at the "Mojave" site, where its drill collected the mission's second taste of Mount Sharp.
The scene combines dozens of images taken during January 2015 by the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera at the end of the rover's robotic arm.  The pale "Pahrump Hills" outcrop surrounds the rover, and the upper portion of Mount Sharp is visible on the horizon.  Darker ground at upper right and lower left holds ripples of wind-blown sand and dust.
An annotated version, Fig. A, labels several of the sites Curiosity has investigated during three passes up the Pahrump Hills outcrop examining the outcrop at increasing levels of detail. The rover used its sample-collecting drill at "Confidence Hills" as well as at Mojave, and in late February was assessing "Telegraph Peak" as a third drilling site.
The view does not include the rover's robotic arm.  Wrist motions and turret rotations on the arm allowed MAHLI to acquire the mosaic's component images. The arm was positioned out of the shot in the images, or portions of images, that were used in this mosaic. This process was used previously in acquiring and assembling Curiosity self-portraits taken at sample-collection sites "Rocknest"
Curiosity used its drill to collect a sample of rock powder from target "Mojave 2" at this site on Jan. 31, 2015.  The full-depth, sample-collection hole and the shallower preparation test hole beside it are visible in front of the rover in this self-portrait, and in more detail at
 The Mojave site is in the "Pink Cliffs" portion of the Pahrump Hills outcrop. The outcrop is an exposure of the Murray formation, which forms the basal geological layer of Mount Sharp.  Views of Pahrump Hills from other angles are at
The frames showing the rover in this mosaic were taken during the 868th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity's work on Mars (Jan. 14, 2015).  Additional frames around the edges to extend the amount of terrain included in the scene were taken on Sol 882 (Jan. 29, 2015).  The frames showing the drill holes were taken on Sol 884 (Jan. 31, 2015). 
For scale, the rover's wheels are 20 inches (50 centimeters) in diameter and about 16 inches (40 centimeters) wide.  The drilled holes in the rock are 0.63 inch (1.6 centimeters) in diameter.
MAHLI was built by Malin Space Science Systems, San Diego. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the Mars Science Laboratory Project for the NASA Science Mission Directorate, Washington. JPL designed and built the project's Curiosity rover.
More information about Curiosity is online at
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Guillermo Gonzalo Sánchez Achutegui
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NASA : NASA Hosts Media Briefing on Mission to Study Dynamic Magnetic System Around Earth .- NASA Hosts Reunión informativa sobre la misión para estudiar el sistema magnético dinámico alrededor de la Tierra

Hola amigos: A VUELO DE UN QUINDE EL BLOG., hemos recibido una información de la Agencia Espacial NASA, que se va realizar un estudio del Sistema Magnético de la Tierra, todos alguna vez de nuestra vida nos encontramos fascinados por el magnetismo que envuelva a nuestra querida La Tierra y de la defensa que nos provee contra los rayos ultravioleta de El Sol. Ellos estudiarán un proceso llamada : Reconexión Magnética.

Artist concept of Magnetospheric Multiscale mission
Artist concept of MMS, a mission to study how magnetic fields release energy in a process known as magnetic reconnection. MMS consists of four identical observatories that will fly in a tight formation and provide the first three-dimensional view of magnetic reconnection.
Concepción artística de MMS, una misión para estudiar cómo los campos magnéticos liberar energía en un proceso conocido como reconexión magnética. MMS consta de cuatro observatorios idénticos que volarán en formación cerrada y proporcionar la primera vista tridimensional de la reconexión magnética.
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NASA will hold a media briefing at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 25, to discuss an upcoming mission to study magnetic reconnection around Earth, a fundamental process throughout the universe where magnetic fields connect and disconnect explosively releasing energy.
The briefing, held at NASA Headquarters, 300 E St. SW in Washington, will be broadcast live on NASA Television and streamed on the agency's website.
Called the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission, the project will help scientists understand the process of magnetic reconnection, which can accelerate particles up to nearly the speed of light.  By studying reconnection near Earth, MMS will help scientists understand reconnection in the atmosphere of the sun and other stars, in the vicinity of black holes and neutron stars, and at the boundary between our solar system’s heliosphere and interstellar space.
The mission consists of four identical spacecraft that will provide the first three-dimensional view of magnetic reconnection. Launch is scheduled for 10:44 p.m. March 12, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
The briefing participants are:
  • Jeff Newmark, interim director, Heliophysics Division, NASA Headquarters in Washington
  • Jim Burch, principal investigator, MMS Instrument Suite, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio
  • Craig Tooley, MMS Project Manager, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland
  • Paul Cassak, associate professor, West Virginia University, Morgantown     
Media who want to participate by phone must send an email providing their name, affiliation and telephone number to dwayne.c.brown@nasa.gov by noon Wednesday.
Media and the public also may ask questions during the briefing on Twitter using the hashtag #askNASA.
For more information about the MMS mission, visit:
For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and updated scheduling information, visit:
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martes, 24 de febrero de 2015

NASA : NASA Briefing to Highlight Early Results from New Earth Science Missions.- NASA Reunión informativa para destacar los primeros resultados de las misiones de Nueva Ciencias de la Tierra

Hola amigos : A VUELO DE UN QUINDE EL BLOG., la Agencia Espacial NASA, nos informa sobre las misiones espaciales, durante los últimos 12 meses la NASA ha añadido cinco misiones a su flota de observación terrestre orbitando - el mayor aumento de un año en más de una década. Científicos de la NASA discutirán las primeras observaciones de las nuevas misiones y su estado actual durante una teleconferencia a las 2 pm EST Jueves, 26 de febrero.
Artist's concept of Earth observing satellites in orbit
Five new Earth science missions have joined NASA’s orbiting fleet since the launch of the Global Precipitation Measurement mission one year ago.
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Over the past 12 months NASA has added five missions to its orbiting Earth-observing fleet – the biggest one-year increase in more than a decade. NASA scientists will discuss early observations from the new missions and their current status during a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EST Thursday, Feb. 26.
New views of global carbon dioxide, rain and snowfall, ocean winds, and aerosol particles in the atmosphere will be presented during the briefing.
The first of the five new missions – the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) core observatory – was launched from Japan one year ago on Feb. 27, 2014. The most recent – the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission – was launched from California on Jan. 31 and is in its checkout phase before starting to collect data. Two missions are collecting NASA’s first ongoing Earth observations from the International Space Station (ISS).
The teleconference panelists are:
  • Peg Luce, deputy director of the Earth Science Division in NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Headquarters, Washington
  • Gail Skofronick-Jackson, GPM project scientist, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland
  • Ralph Basilio, Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 project manager, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California
  • Ernesto Rodriguez, ISS-RapidScat project scientist, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Matthew McGill, Cloud Aerosol Transport System (CATS) principal investigator, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center
For dial-in information, media representatives should email their name and affiliation to Steve Cole at stephen.e.cole@nasa.gov by noon Thursday. Media and the public also may ask questions during the briefing on Twitter using the hashtag #askNASA.
Supporting graphics for the briefing will be posted at the start of the event at:
Audio of the briefing, as well as supporting graphics, will stream live at:
For more information about NASA's Earth science programs, visit:
Guillermo Gonzalo Sánchez Achutegui
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