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Questions tagged [nasa]

Questions regarding the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the American civilian space agency.

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Does the KBO 2014-MU69 have two numbers and entries in asteroid databases? How did it get promoted to Major Body designation?

In this answer I show that the (now pretty famous) Kuiper Belt Object 2014-MU69 has two entries in JPL's ephemeris generating Horizons site; Major Body ...
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Why does it take so long to transmit an image from New Horizons to Earth?

I just got the news that the New Horizons space probe has passed by some remote planet on the edge of the solar system. I was surprised that the guy from NASA says that it might take 24 months from ...
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Calculating the Size of Earth in the Apollo 8 Earthrise Photo

I was debating with someone online (I know, great way to get nowhere fast) regarding the size of Earth as it appears in the famous 'Earthrise' photos from Apollo 8. Below is an accurate (almost pixel-...
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Can NASA's sound recordings of planets, and photos of astronomical bodies, be used freely in for-profit projects? [closed]

Can NASA's sound recordings, and photos of, astronomical bodies be used in for-profit/commercial projects (movies, video games)? I've read NASA's Media Usage Guidelines, but am still not sure. (here'...
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Does anybody know date of publishing of following spirit rover image in NASA apod?

I want to find this image in the following linked index. https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/archivepix.html
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What are the best places near Kennedy Space Center to watch a night launch? [closed]

Will the below official launch viewing areas be open for a night launch (Atlas V at 7:40 p.m. on 18 Jan 2018)? If not, what are the other options? THE LC-39 OBSERVATION GANTRY APOLLO/SATURN V CENTER ...
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How can we ge to the exoplanet Proxima b? [closed]

I would like to know please how can we get to the exoplanet Proxima b. I heard it is the potentially habitable exoplanet closet to Earth at only 4.2 light years away. So exciting!
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Blood Moon Identification in NASA reports [duplicate]

Often I look at NASA's Eclipse Web Site. More specifically, I often look at the Index to Five Millennium Catalog of Lunar Eclipse. How can I tell if an eclipse results in a "blood moon"? I know not ...
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How was Trappist-1 discovered?

I was going through all the questions in this community related to TRAPPIST-1 in order to know how it was discovered, but there isn't any. So, here I have asked this question. I saw some text related ...
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Will JWST be as durable as the hubble telescope?

JW Space Telescope is designed for a 5-10 year mission duration. Seeing as Hubble and other space missions have paved the way for JWST for reliability issues, It even has zero friction gyro's with 100+...
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Which observatories help NASA find 5 new asteroids per day?

I just read the following in the NPR website news article NASA's New 'Intruder Alert' System Spots An Incoming Asteroid. NASA pays for several telescopes around the planet to scan the skies on a ...
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why hasn't Nasa gone back to our Moon? [closed]

why has not Nasa gone back to our Moon since the first landing on the moon
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nasaworking on a way to travel faster than speed of light [closed]

even if they did how will time pass in that ship. Also that ship would require a infinite amount of energy to fight the drag.but what would provide the drag since in space there is nothing to resist?
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What mechanism could have formed the Moon's Oceanus Procellarum rift-like gravity anomalies?

According to the NASA JPL web-report, Gravity Gradients Frame Oceanus Procellarum, a rift-like ring structure surrounding the Moon's Oceanus Procellarum has been detected as a gravity anomaly by the ...
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Hubble HST scheduling algorithm

NASA developed SPIKE: Intelligent Scheduling of Hubble Space Telescope Observations (HST) and this. My question is simple, is there a programming library, preferably in python or C#, to implement the ...
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Spotting the International Space Station (ISS)

Recently, I visited the NASA website which provides sighting locations to see the International Space Station (ISS). As we all know, we can even see ISS with the naked eye in a clear sky as a passing ...
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If NASA is going to capture an asteroid with a spacecraft, wouldn't a UFO be able to manuever a celestial body? [closed]

This article got me thinking If NASA is going to use our primitive space exploration technology to capture an asteroid wouldn't an Extra Terrestrial species have used UFO's to maneuver celestial ...