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NASA astronauts used one 70mm Hasselblad camera with interchangeable 80mm and 250mm lenses during Apollo 17, and now, Nikon is set to develop a next-generation Lunar Artemis Camera for future Moon missions. Before signing the Space Pact Agreement, NASA performed initial utilizing a standard Nikon Z 9 to determine the specifications a camera would need to operate on the lunar surface.
NASA has just released three new sonifications that let you hear what the infamous cosmic hand and other galaxies sound like. Put simply, this refers to the process of translating data into sounds, and in the case of telescopes, scientific data is collected from space as digital signals that are commonly turned into visual imagery.
NASA / ESA’s Hubble Space Telescope captured this image of a densely populated globular cluster known as NGC 1841, located 162,000 light-years from Earth within the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). On a related note, the Milky Way galaxy is actually orbited by tens of known satellite galaxies that are far closer than Andromeda, the largest and brightest of which is the LMC.
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Intuitive Machines Odysseus lunar lander safely touched down on the Moon, but manged to tip over during the process. This may have been due to the fact that Odysseus’ laser rangefinders weren’t working properly, so NASA engineers had to implement a workaround to get the required altitude and velocity data.
NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory has detected the most powerful black hole eruption yet in the star system known as SDSS J1531+3414. This massive galaxy cluster, located 3.8 billion light-years from Earth, contains hundreds of individual galaxies as well as massive reservoirs of hot gas and dark matter.