for-all-mankind

for-all-mankind:

pennyfornasa:

WATCH LIVE: NASA’s TV coverage of MAVEN’s arrival at Mars http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

NASA’s latest Mars mission will arrive at the Red Planet this Sunday after traveling 442 million miles during its 10-month journey. The spacecraft will study Mars from orbit in the hopes of answering the question: If Mars once had an atmosphere capable of sustaining liquid water at its surface, what happened to it?

The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft, or MAVEN for short, is NASA’s latest mission to study the Red Planet. It’s the first spacecraft sent specifically to study Mars’ upper atmosphere. It’s job is to examine the composition, structure and escape of gases in the upper atmosphere of Mars, and to study how it interacts with the solar wind.

“So far, so good with the performance of the spacecraft and payloads on the cruise to Mars,” according to MAVEN project manager David Mitchell, of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. “The team, the flight system, and all ground assets are ready for Mars orbit insertion.”

The spacecraft is expected to begin orbital insertion at approximately 9:50 p.m. EDT Sunday, when it will fire its engines for 33 minutes to maneuver the spacecraft into a 35-hour elliptical orbit around Mars. The spacecraft will later be moved into a 4.5-hour science orbit.

MAVEN will then embark on a one year prime mission with the aim of improving our understanding of what happened to the Martian atmosphere and the water that was once present on the surface of Mars. “These are important questions for understanding the history of Mars, its climate, and its potential to support at least microbial life,” said MAVEN principal investigator Bruce Jakosky, of the University of Colorado, Boulder’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics.

Read more about NASA’s latest mission to the Red Planet here.
http://www.penny4nasa.org/2014/09/19/nasas-maven-spacecraft-arrives-at-mars/

In addition to MAVEN, India’s MOM spacecraft arrives late tomorrow night!

weareallmixedup
weareallmixedup:

weareallmixedup:

Does anyone have a source for these three images, I’ve looked but it seems as if no one on the internet has sourced them/ everyone is pretending that these two have no names and it’s bothering me. - Melody

These two women are Ghada Karmi and Ellen Siegel.
http://arabisto.com/2013/02/14/reuniting-return-longtime-palestine-solidarity-activists-ghada-karmi-ellen-siegel-photo-commemorating-resolution-194-2/
- Melody

weareallmixedup:

weareallmixedup:

Does anyone have a source for these three images, I’ve looked but it seems as if no one on the internet has sourced them/ everyone is pretending that these two have no names and it’s bothering me. - Melody

These two women are Ghada Karmi and Ellen Siegel.

http://arabisto.com/2013/02/14/reuniting-return-longtime-palestine-solidarity-activists-ghada-karmi-ellen-siegel-photo-commemorating-resolution-194-2/

- Melody

the-actual-universe
fyeahastropics:

A Jupiter-Io Montage from New Horizons Credit: NASA, Johns Hopkins U. APL, SWRI
Explanation: As the New Horizons spacecraft sweeps through the Solar System, it is taking breathtaking images of the planets. In February of 2007, New Horizons passed Jupiter and the ever-active Jovian moon Io. In this montage, Jupiter was captured in three bands of infrared light making the Great Red Spot look white. Complex hurricane-like ovals, swirls, and planet-ringing bands are visible in Jupiter’s complex atmosphere. Io is digitally superposed in natural color. Fortuitously, a plume was emanating from Io's volcano Tvashtar. Frost and sulfuric lava cover the volcanic moon, while red-glowing lava is visible beneath the blue sunlight-scattering plume. The robotic New Horizons spacecraft is on track to arrive at Pluto in 2015.

fyeahastropics:

A Jupiter-Io Montage from New Horizons 
Credit: NASAJohns Hopkins U. APLSWRI

Explanation: As the New Horizons spacecraft sweeps through the Solar System, it is taking breathtaking images of the planets. In February of 2007, New Horizons passed Jupiter and the ever-active Jovian moon Io. In this montage, Jupiter was captured in three bands of infrared light making the Great Red Spot look white. Complex hurricane-like ovals, swirls, and planet-ringing bands are visible in Jupiter’s complex atmosphere. Io is digitally superposed in natural color. Fortuitously, a plume was emanating from Io's volcano Tvashtar. Frost and sulfuric lava cover the volcanic moon, while red-glowing lava is visible beneath the blue sunlight-scattering plume. The robotic New Horizons spacecraft is on track to arrive at Pluto in 2015.

ultrafacts
just-dazed:

kierenwalkerpds:

monobeartheater:

absorr:

ultrafacts:

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 Some of you are reblogging because you think its funny that programmers would talk to ducks. I’m reblogging because I think its funny picturing a programmer explaining their code, realizing what they did when they explain the bad code, then grabbing the strangling the duck while yelling “WHY WAS THE FIX THAT SIMPLE!? AM I GOING BLIND!”

AS A PROGRAMMER I CAN TELL YOU THAT THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU FUCKING DO WE HAD TO BAN THE DUCKS FROM MY CLASSES BECAUSE EVERYONE WOULD FLIP THE DUCK OR THROW IT AT A WALL OR SOMETHING WHEN THEY FIGURED OUT THE PROBLEM IN THEIR CODE

so that’s the function of a rubber duck

Everyone thinks programmers are so smart but really we’re all just a bunch of crazy duck worshipers.

just-dazed:

kierenwalkerpds:

monobeartheater:

absorr:

ultrafacts:

Source For more posts like this, CLICK HERE to follow Ultrafacts

 Some of you are reblogging because you think its funny that programmers would talk to ducks. I’m reblogging because I think its funny picturing a programmer explaining their code, realizing what they did when they explain the bad code, then grabbing the strangling the duck while yelling “WHY WAS THE FIX THAT SIMPLE!? AM I GOING BLIND!”

AS A PROGRAMMER I CAN TELL YOU THAT THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU FUCKING DO WE HAD TO BAN THE DUCKS FROM MY CLASSES BECAUSE EVERYONE WOULD FLIP THE DUCK OR THROW IT AT A WALL OR SOMETHING WHEN THEY FIGURED OUT THE PROBLEM IN THEIR CODE

so that’s the function of a rubber duck

Everyone thinks programmers are so smart but really we’re all just a bunch of crazy duck worshipers.

urulokid

bisexualpiratequeen:

Re-identification of Viking corpses has revealed that half of their warriors were female.

"Researchers at the University of Western Australia decided to revamp the way they studied Viking remains. Previously, researchers had misidentified skeletons as male simply because they were buried with their swords and shields. (Female remains were identified by their oval brooches, and not much else.) By studying osteological signs of gender within the bones themselves, researchers discovered that approximately half of the remains were actually female warriors, given a proper burial with their weapons.”

Women have always fought. We have always been there, ‘contributing to history’. Our own, modern sexism contributes to the erasure of it.

(Bolding mine)