April 2017

California’s Wildflower Super Bloom Seen From Space

By | 2017-05-01T20:33:11+00:00 April 24th, 2017|

Spring hits California after the excruciating five-year drought, with a very welcoming sight! Image Source: www.dailymail.co.uk Parts of California such as Central Valley and southern California are now decorated with brightly coloured blooms and a myriad of other colours, in a picturesque sight known as the "super bloom". Images taken from the private satellite startup Planet have managed to capture the beautiful sight of the super bloom from [...]

March 2017

NASA’s Historic Earth Observation Satellite EO-1 Bids Goodbye

By | 2017-03-19T14:20:30+00:00 March 17th, 2017|

On January 20, 2017, NASA's EO-1 Advanced Land Imager (inset) captures image of volcanic Mt. Kilimanjaro showing its snowcap. (Credits: NASA’s Earth Observatory) NASA will retire its Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite by the end of March, 17 years after it was launched to space.  Launched on November 21, 2000, EO-1 satellite made history for being the first to map active lava flows from space, the first to measured [...]

NASA’s Maven Satellite Avoids Colliding With Mars’ Moon Phobos

By | 2017-03-07T20:18:33+00:00 March 7th, 2017|

Mars' moon Phobos and MAVEN spacecraft orbits. Image source: nasa.gov. Every so often uneventful things happen in space, and NASA's own Mars satellite MAVEN was no exception. The space agency said in a statement on Thursday March 2, that it had to take countermeasures to avoid their science satellite from colliding with Mars' moon Phobos.  The evasive maneuver had to be done asap as it was estimated that an [...]

September 2015

Check Out This Unique Perspective Of A Rocket Launching Into Space

By | 2017-03-08T19:35:51+00:00 September 21st, 2015|

This video shows us the thrilling ride of a rocket launching into space, but this time from the rockets perspective. From the launch to its final destination of releasing a satellite, this video shows you step by step how the process unfolds, eventually releasing Sentinel-1A satellite into orbit 700 km (435 miles) above Earth.