The total solar eclipse is coming! Here’s your chance to ask an…

The total solar eclipse is coming! Here’s your chance to ask an eclipse scientist your questions!

Have questions about the upcoming total solar eclipse on August 21? Join our Tumblr Answer Time session on Thursday, August 17 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT/12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT. here on NASA’s Tumblr, where space physics researcher Alexa Halford will answer them. Make sure to ask your questions now by visiting: https://nasa.tumblr.com/ask!

See all the #AnswerTime questions here: https://nasa.tumblr.com/tagged/answertime

Alexa Halford is a space physics researcher at our Goddard Space Flight Center and Dartmouth College. She started researching waves in Earth’s magnetosphere as an undergraduate at Augsburg College with Mark Engebretson using ground based magnetometers in the Arctic and Antarctic. She moved away from waves to focus on geomagnetic storms and substorms during her masters at the University of Colorado Boulder with Dan Baker but returned once more to waves with her PhD at University of Newcastle NSW Australia. Her PhD thesis was on Electromagnetic Ion Cyclotron (EMIC) waves during the CRRES mission and their relationship to the plasmasphere and radiation belts.

She is member of the scientific team for a NASA-funded scientific balloon experiment project called BARREL (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses) where she looks at the population of particles lost due to these interactions. She is now currently a contractor at NASA Goddard continuing work the BARREL and NASA Van Allen Probes satellite missions.

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These 9 Companies Could Help Us Send the Next Robotic Landers to the Moon

We sent the first humans to land on the Moon in 1969. Since then, only of 12 men have stepped foot on the lunar surface – but we left robotic explorers behind to continue gathering science data. And now, we’re preparing to return. Establishing a sustained presence on and near the Moon will help us learn to live off of our home planet and prepare for travel to Mars.

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To help establish ourselves on and near the Moon, we are working with a few select American companies. We will buy space on commercial robotic landers, along with other customers, to deliver our payloads to the lunar surface. We’re even developing lunar instruments and tools that will fly on missions as early as 2019!

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Through partnerships with American companies, we are leading a flexible and sustainable approach to deep space missions. These early commercial delivery missions will also help inform new space systems we build to send humans to the Moon in the next decade. Involving American companies and stimulating the space market with these new opportunities to send science instruments and new technologies to deep space will be similar to how we use companies like Northrop Grumman and SpaceX to send cargo to the International Space Station now. These selected companies will provide a rocket and cargo space on their robotic landers for us (and others!) to send science and technology to our nearest neighbor.

So who are these companies that will get to ferry science instruments and new technologies to the Moon?

Here’s a digital “catalogue” of the organizations and their spacecraft that will be available for lunar services over the next decade:

Astrobotic Technology, Inc.

Pittsburg, PA

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Deep Space Systems

Littleton, CO

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Firefly Aerospace, Inc.

Cedar Park, TX

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Intuitive Machines, LLC

Houston, TX

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Lockheed Martin Space

Littleton, CO

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Masten Space Systems, Inc.

Mojave, CA

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Moon Express, Inc.

Cape Canaveral, FL

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Orbit Beyond, Inc.

Edison, NJ

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Draper, Inc.

Cambridge, MA

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We are thrilled to be working with these companies to enable us to investigate the Moon in new ways. In order to expand humanity’s presence beyond Earth, we need to return to the Moon before we go to Mars.

The Moon helps us to learn how to live and work on another planetary body while being only three days away from home – instead of several months. The Moon also holds enormous potential for testing new technologies, like prospecting for water ice and turning it into drinking water, oxygen and rocket fuel. Plus, there’s so much science to be done!

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The Moon can help us understand the early history of the solar system, how planets migrated to their current formation and much more. Understanding how the Earth-Moon system formed is difficult because those ancient rocks no longer exist here on Earth. They have been recycled by plate tectonics, but the Moon still has rocks that date back to the time of its formation! It’s like traveling to a cosmic time machine!

Join us on this exciting journey as we expand humanity’s presence beyond Earth.

Learn more about the Moon and all the surprises it may hold: https://moon.nasa.gov

Find out more about today’s announcement HERE.

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Мистика 3 дня новолуния 10.11.2018

Третий день новолуния 10 ноября 2018
Неомения – новорожденный лунный серп.
Это мистическое время — лучшее для создания Карты Желаний и визуализации своих целей.

Source Мистика 3 дня новолуния 10.11.2018 3 day new moon by Weathernature

Период Молодой Луны — прекрасное время для привлечения в свою жизнь богатства и изобилия.
Фаза Луны Первая четверть, Луна растущая.
С этого дня на небе появляется лунный серп — начинается неомения (новомесячье). Энергетически день очень сильный, сегодня можно многое успеть. Сегодня Вы полны сил и энергии. В это время идет закладка событий месяца, поэтому всеми силами настройтесь на позитив, чтобы события Вашей жизни в ближайшее время получили хорошее развитие. Будьте активны, потраченная сегодня на нужное дело энергия, вернётся сторицей.

Мистика 3 дня новолуния   Третий день новолуния  Неомения - новорожденный лунный серп. Это мистическое время — лучшее для создания Карты Желаний и визуализации своих целей. Период Молодой Луны — прекрасное время для привлечения в свою жизнь богатства и изобилия. Фаза Луны Первая четверть, Луна растущая. С этого дня на небе появляется лунный серп — начинается неомения (новомесячье). Энергетически день очень сильный, сегодня можно многое успеть. Сегодня Вы полны сил и энергии. В это время идет закладка событий месяца, поэтому всеми силами настройтесь на позитив, чтобы события Вашей жизни в ближайшее время получили хорошее развитие. Будьте активны, потраченная сегодня на нужное дело энергия, вернётся сторицей.

Mystic 3rd day of the new moon
When the Moon appears in Earth’s sky as a slender crescent, a dazzlingly bright, nearly full Earth would be seen from the lunar surface. A description of earthshine, in terms of sunlight reflected by Earth’s oceans in turn illuminating the Moon’s dark surface, was written 500 years ago by Leonardo da Vinci.
The new moon is significant in the Hindu calendar. People generally wait for the new moon to begin projects, as the waxing period of the moon is considered to be favorable for new work.
There are fifteen moon dates for each of the waxing and waning periods. These fifteen dates divided evenly into five categories: Nanda, Bhadra’, Jaya, Rikta, and Purna, which are cycled through in that order.
Nanda dates are considered to be favorable for auspicious works; Bhadra dates for works related with community, social, family, friends; and Jaya dates for dealing with conflict.Purna dates are considered to be favorable for all work.