Tag Archives: NASA

Operation Ice Bridge

Operation Ice Bridge is a NASA mission to monitor the changes in polar ice. The program was started in 2003. Here are some photos that NASA took during their time over Alaska.


Pools of meltwater atop Columbia Glacier; Prince William Sound, Alaska


Miles Glacier, near Cordova, Alaska. Cordova’s “Million Dollar Bridge”, was officially known as “The Miles Glacier Bridge”. The glacier terminates at Miles Lake, which has formed in the past 100 years.


Icy Bay in the Wrangell-St Elias Wilderness, Alaska. A century ago, the body of water was covered in glacial ice.


A refurbished DC-3 takes off from Kulusuk, Greenland on a survey of Eastern Greenland. I just think it’s incredibly cool that they are flying a DC-3.

All Photos credit: NASA, DC-3 photo credit: NASA/JPL-CalTech


Soul Shine


The Lagoon Nebula, Photo Credit: NASA, Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3

“Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.”
— Plato


Challenger at 30

28 January 1986

Challenger Series
Photo credit: Malcolm Denemark/Florida Today/via AP

It was 30 years ago today, when the Challenger space shuttle exploded 73 seconds into it’s flight over the Kennedy Space Center. All seven U.S. astronauts on board died.

The Challenger Crew
The Challenger Crew, Photo credit:NASA


Getting Closer

Pluto & Charon

 
Pluto & its largest moon Charon. Photo credit: NASA

After 9 years and 3 billion miles, New Horizons is now less than a million miles from Pluto. Tomorrow, the SUV-sized space probe will perform its Pluto flyby at 7800 miles from the surface of the former planet.

Amazing stuff.