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NASA Picture of the Day: The Galactic Center in Infrared
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What does the center of our galaxy look like? In visible light, the Milky Way's center is hidden by clouds of obscuring dust and gas. But in this stunning vista, the Spitzer Space Telescope's infrared cameras, penetrate much of the dust revealing the stars of the crowded galactic center region. A mosaic of many smaller snapshots, the detailed, false-color image shows older, cool stars in bluish hues.
First Flight On Mars
The first flight of NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter was captured in this image taken by a pair of zoomable cameras aboard NASA’s Perseverance Mars earlier today. Ingenuity took off to a height of 3 metres, hovered for 20 seconds, rotated 90 degrees, hovered for a further 20 seconds, then descended…
Ingenuity just before takeoff
Asteroid Flybys Over the next 7 Days
NameDateMin Dia. (m)Max Dia. (m)Rel. Velocity (mph)Miss Distance (miles)
(2016 JC6)20th Apr14632639,39935,974,258
417816 (2007 FA)20th Apr25356725,74026,820,680
381906 (2010 CL19)20th Apr766171461,72921,879,456
417949 (2007 TB23)21st Apr483108147,87220,755,336
(2021 GN16)22nd Apr11625945,03338,666,030
(2011 UT20)22nd Apr21147221,59225,101,315
(2018 MR5)24th Apr17539238,24732,820,917
(2016 QE45)24th Apr12127134,1323,152,412
152754 (1999 GS6)24th Apr38285566,66545,865,938
(2021 GP16)25th Apr10924429,7424,790,158
403775 (2011 HS4)25th Apr17839932,60232,597,524
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