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7 hours ago

3…2…1…Launch! This time-lapse video shows the deployment of a new CubeSat mission from the International Space Station ( @iss). The shoebox-size spacecraft, called EcAMSat, is carrying a science experiment that will explore the genetic basis for how effectively antibiotics combat bacteria in space. Video credit: NASA #nasa #science #nasasiliconvalley #cubesat #internationalspacestation #spacestation #spacecraft #satellite #bacteria #space #experiment #timelapse #astronomy #earth @NASAAmes @Stanford

a day ago

Number 8 in Messier’s catalog of not-comets is also known as the Lagoon Nebula, a star-forming region about 5,000 light-years away in the constellation Sagittarius. Though the nebula appears tranquil and lagoon-like from a distance, a closer view reveals the more turbulent reality. Ionizing radiation from the bright star Herschel 36 is blasting away at the dark clouds of dust, eroding cavities and pillars, and shearing clouds into tornado-like funnels. For more about Charles Messier and his catalog, check out nasa.gov/hubble Credit: NASA/Hubble #NASA #Hubble #space #science #astronomy #universe #telescope #cosmos #messier #sagittarius #nebula