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NASA Captures Dark Side of Moon, from Nearest Distance Ever

A NASA camera aboard the DSCOVR) satellite captured the “dark side” of the moon that is never visible from Earth  from the nearest distance ever taken, at a distance of one million miles away. The images were captured by Deep Space Climate Observatory’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC), a four megapixel CCD camera and telescope on the DSCOVR satellite orbiting ...

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NASA New Horizons probe detects ‘polar cap’ on distant dwarf planet Pluto

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft took images of bright and dark regions on Pluto’s surface during its close flyby in mid-July this year revealing broad surface markings including a bright area at one pole that may be a polar cap. “As we approach the Pluto system, we are starting to see intriguing features such as a bright region near Pluto’s visible ...

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Green tea can improve MRI Testing, finds Indian-origin scientist

An Indian-origin scientist in Germany has discovered a new, unexpected role for green tea – to improve the image quality of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) testing. Sanjay Mathur, director of the institute of inorganic chemistry at University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany, successfully used compounds from green tea to help image cancer tumours in mice. Using a simple, one-step process, Mathur ...

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Rosetta Captures Jets on Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko, to Move Closer on Sunday

Comet-orbiting Rosetta’s navigation camera has taken an image from a distance of 124 km from the centre of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 6 February 2015, which has some jets of material shooting off the comet’s neck. The 1024 x 1024 pixel image frame has a resolution of 10.6 m/pixel and measures 10.8 km across and was processed to bring out the ...

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Dawn Closing on Asteroid Ceres Sends Images to Help Study Universe Origin

As Dawn delves into the unknown orbit of Ceres next month, some photos of Ceres with a resolution of 8.5 miles per pixel have revealed the white spots clearly, heightening the mystery surrounding the largest asteroid in the solar family. Part of NASA’s Discovery Program, Dawn has orbited one member of the main asteroid belt, Vesta last year and is now heading ...

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Rosetta Comet Landing in 3D Released by NASA

A 3D image shows what it would look like to fly over the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The image was generated from data collected by the Rosetta Lander Imaging System (ROLIS) aboard the European Space Agency’s Philae spacecraft during the descent to the spacecraft’s initial touchdown on the comet Nov. 12. The stereographic image was generated using two images acquired ...

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