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10月5日上星期六,Dr Jim x Dr Choy 被邀請上香港電台既節目 - 教學有心人並擔任嘉賓🎉🎉🎉
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節目中介紹左由我地研發既「AP Sensor」,呢個係一個遠程實驗平台,可以利用流動裝置內置既各種傳感器作物理測量,令物理實驗更具流動性和簡便。此計劃既目的係鼓勵學生積極用工具測量及觀察日常生活環境。直至目前為止已經有20間中學加入呢個計劃並且使用呢個平台,對我地來講都係一個莫大嘅鼓勵👍🏻🎉
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了解更多關於AP Sensor 既資料同埋實驗示範可以Search 「AP Sensor」
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RTHK radio programme, 敎學有心人, featured the “AP Sensor” developed by Dr Jim Kwok-lung and Dr Choy Siu-hong from the Department of Applied Physics, PolyU. 🎉🎉🎉
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“AP Sensor” is a remote experiment platform that allows users to do Physics experiments with the built-in sensors in their mobile phones. The project aims to encourage secondary school students to make observations on the daily environment by using their mobile phones via this specially designed APP.  So far, 20 secondary schools have joined the programme and are using the platform, that’s really a great encouragement to us!!👍🏻🎉
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Know more about AP Sensor please search “AP Sensor”
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#polyuap #polyu #appliedphysics #appliedphysicslab #appliedphysiology #appliedphysicslaboratory #physic #physicsmemes #physicsfun #physicslovers 
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10月5日上星期六,Dr Jim x Dr Choy 被邀請上香港電台既節目 - 教學有心人並擔任嘉賓🎉🎉🎉
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節目中介紹左由我地研發既「AP Sensor」,呢個係一個遠程實驗平台,可以利用流動裝置內置既各種傳感器作物理測量,令物理實驗更具流動性和簡便。此計劃既目的係鼓勵學生積極用工具測量及觀察日常生活環境。直至目前為止已經有20間中學加入呢個計劃並且使用呢個平台,對我地來講都係一個莫大嘅鼓勵👍🏻🎉
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了解更多關於AP Sensor 既資料同埋實驗示範可以Search 「AP Sensor」
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RTHK radio programme, 敎學有心人, featured the “AP Sensor” developed by Dr Jim Kwok-lung and Dr Choy Siu-hong from the Department of Applied Physics, PolyU. 🎉🎉🎉
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“AP Sensor” is a remote experiment platform that allows users to do Physics experiments with the built-in sensors in their mobile phones. The project aims to encourage secondary school students to make observations on the daily environment by using their mobile phones via this specially designed APP. So far, 20 secondary schools have joined the programme and are using the platform, that’s really a great encouragement to us!!👍🏻🎉
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Know more about AP Sensor please search “AP Sensor”
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#polyuap #polyu #appliedphysics #appliedphysicslab #appliedphysiology #appliedphysicslaboratory #physic #physicsmemes #physicsfun #physicslovers
#RTHK #教學有心人 #遙距實驗室
Behind the Science: The First Photos from Space 📸🌎 One of several benefits of defeating the Nazis was the capture 100 V-2 rockets, along with construction plans and thousands of spare parts.  The first director of Johns Hopkins APL, Merle Tuve, convinced the @usnavy to give the Lab one of the V-2 rockets, complete with a warhead and other components for research. APLers Clyde T.  Holliday, a photographic specialist, and physicist James Van Allen, joined forces in the High Altitude-Research Group. On Thursday, October 24th, 1946 at the White Sands Missile Range, Clyde installed a modified 35mm combat newsreel camera into a V-2 rocket. Thanks to a little luck and, of course, APL engineering, humanity got its very first look at the Earth from space. #JHUAPL #throwback #TBT #firstphoto #fromspace #FirstphotosfromEarth #JohnsHopkinsAPL #JohnsHopkinsAppliedPhysicsLab #AppliedPhysicsLab #camerainspace #spacefirstphotos #ClydeHolliday #JamesVanAllen #WhiteSandsMissileRange #BehindtheScience #sciencehistory #Earthfirstphoto #Earthfirstpicture #firstspacepicture #MerleTuve #highaltitude #APLEngineering
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Behind the Science: The First Photos from Space 📸🌎 One of several benefits of defeating the Nazis was the capture 100 V-2 rockets, along with construction plans and thousands of spare parts. The first director of Johns Hopkins APL, Merle Tuve, convinced the @usnavy to give the Lab one of the V-2 rockets, complete with a warhead and other components for research. APLers Clyde T. Holliday, a photographic specialist, and physicist James Van Allen, joined forces in the High Altitude-Research Group. On Thursday, October 24th, 1946 at the White Sands Missile Range, Clyde installed a modified 35mm combat newsreel camera into a V-2 rocket. Thanks to a little luck and, of course, APL engineering, humanity got its very first look at the Earth from space. #JHUAPL #throwback #TBT #firstphoto #fromspace #FirstphotosfromEarth #JohnsHopkinsAPL #JohnsHopkinsAppliedPhysicsLab #AppliedPhysicsLab #camerainspace #spacefirstphotos #ClydeHolliday #JamesVanAllen #WhiteSandsMissileRange #BehindtheScience #sciencehistory #Earthfirstphoto #Earthfirstpicture #firstspacepicture #MerleTuve #highaltitude #APLEngineering
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At just before 1:50 pm EDT on Sept. 1, 2019, @nasa’s Parker Solar Probe completed its third close approach (or perihelion) of the Sun. ☀️🛰️At the time of perihelion, the spacecraft was about 15 million miles from the Sun’s surface, traveling at more than 213,200 miles per hour! Mission controllers at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory received a green “A” beacon from the spacecraft soon after perihelion, meaning all systems were performing as designed and that the spacecraft was in good health. This third encounter, which was at approximately the same distance from the Sun and speed as the first two, differs in that the spacecraft’s four instrument suites have been on and gathering data for a longer period than other perihelia. For this third solar encounter, the mission team turned on the instruments when the spacecraft was around 0.45 astronomical unit (1 AU, or astronomical unit, is about 93 million miles, the average distance between the Sun and Earth) from the Sun on the inbound side of its orbit! The Parker Solar Probe was designed, built, and is operated for NASA by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. #JHUAPL #heliophysics #ParkerSolarProbe #space #NASA #AppliedPhysicsLab #fastesthottestmission #Sun #spacecraft #solarprobe #spacecraft #Sunscience #science #space @nasasolarsystem
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At just before 1:50 pm EDT on Sept. 1, 2019, @nasa ’s Parker Solar Probe completed its third close approach (or perihelion) of the Sun. ☀️🛰️At the time of perihelion, the spacecraft was about 15 million miles from the Sun’s surface, traveling at more than 213,200 miles per hour! Mission controllers at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory received a green “A” beacon from the spacecraft soon after perihelion, meaning all systems were performing as designed and that the spacecraft was in good health. This third encounter, which was at approximately the same distance from the Sun and speed as the first two, differs in that the spacecraft’s four instrument suites have been on and gathering data for a longer period than other perihelia. For this third solar encounter, the mission team turned on the instruments when the spacecraft was around 0.45 astronomical unit (1 AU, or astronomical unit, is about 93 million miles, the average distance between the Sun and Earth) from the Sun on the inbound side of its orbit! The Parker Solar Probe was designed, built, and is operated for NASA by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. #JHUAPL #heliophysics #ParkerSolarProbe #space #NASA #AppliedPhysicsLab #fastesthottestmission #Sun #spacecraft #solarprobe #spacecraft #Sunscience #science #space @nasasolarsystem
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At just before 1:50 pm EDT on Sept. 1, 2019, @nasa’s Parker Solar Probe completed its third close approach (or perihelion) of the Sun. ☀️🛰️At the time of perihelion, the spacecraft was about 15 million miles from the Sun’s surface, traveling at more than 213,200 miles per hour! Mission controllers at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory received a green “A” beacon from the spacecraft soon after perihelion, meaning all systems were performing as designed and that the spacecraft was in good health. This third encounter, which was at approximately the same distance from the Sun and speed as the first two, differs in that the spacecraft’s four instrument suites have been on and gathering data for a longer period than other perihelia. For this third solar encounter, the mission team turned on the instruments when the spacecraft was around 0.45 astronomical unit (1 AU, or astronomical unit, is about 93 million miles, the average distance between the Sun and Earth) from the Sun on the inbound side of its orbit! The Parker Solar Probe was designed, built, and is operated for NASA by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. #JHUAPL #heliophysics #ParkerSolarProbe #space #NASA #AppliedPhysicsLab #fastesthottestmission #Sun #spacecraft #solarprobe #spacecraft #Sunscience #science #space @nasasolarsystem
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At just before 1:50 pm EDT on Sept. 1, 2019, @nasa ’s Parker Solar Probe completed its third close approach (or perihelion) of the Sun. ☀️🛰️At the time of perihelion, the spacecraft was about 15 million miles from the Sun’s surface, traveling at more than 213,200 miles per hour! Mission controllers at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory received a green “A” beacon from the spacecraft soon after perihelion, meaning all systems were performing as designed and that the spacecraft was in good health. This third encounter, which was at approximately the same distance from the Sun and speed as the first two, differs in that the spacecraft’s four instrument suites have been on and gathering data for a longer period than other perihelia. For this third solar encounter, the mission team turned on the instruments when the spacecraft was around 0.45 astronomical unit (1 AU, or astronomical unit, is about 93 million miles, the average distance between the Sun and Earth) from the Sun on the inbound side of its orbit! The Parker Solar Probe was designed, built, and is operated for NASA by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. #JHUAPL #heliophysics #ParkerSolarProbe #space #NASA #AppliedPhysicsLab #fastesthottestmission #Sun #spacecraft #solarprobe #spacecraft #Sunscience #science #space @nasasolarsystem
The homecoming of a century! 💯 Dressed in a navy sports coat, slacks and a bow tie, Ken Dyer — an original APL staff member who began working on the VT fuze in July 1941 — headed down the main hallway of Building 1 for the first time in 45 years. “It brings back memories, I’ll tell you," he said. "At the time, it was just a temporary thing. ‘Come in for the war, and you’ll go home.’ I was badge No. 48. Seven thousand people now? Oh boy. [We] started with one little project!" Ken, a machinist who went on to become an engineer, was invited back to the Lab in honor of his centennial milestone. His tour also included Dyer’s son, David, and his grandson, Donald Strobel — all of whom are now retired. At the end of Dyer’s tour, APL Director Ralph Semmel presented Ken with an original copy of the fuze poster that hangs outside of Parsons Auditorium, signed by the Lab staff members who worked on that critical contribution. “We wouldn’t be here today without you,” Ralph told Ken. “It’s folks like you who set the stage for the rest of us.” #JHUAPL #100Years #APLHistory #History #Legacy #defininginnovation #appliedphysicslab #LifeattheLab
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The homecoming of a century! 💯 Dressed in a navy sports coat, slacks and a bow tie, Ken Dyer — an original APL staff member who began working on the VT fuze in July 1941 — headed down the main hallway of Building 1 for the first time in 45 years. “It brings back memories, I’ll tell you," he said. "At the time, it was just a temporary thing. ‘Come in for the war, and you’ll go home.’ I was badge No. 48. Seven thousand people now? Oh boy. [We] started with one little project!" Ken, a machinist who went on to become an engineer, was invited back to the Lab in honor of his centennial milestone. His tour also included Dyer’s son, David, and his grandson, Donald Strobel — all of whom are now retired. At the end of Dyer’s tour, APL Director Ralph Semmel presented Ken with an original copy of the fuze poster that hangs outside of Parsons Auditorium, signed by the Lab staff members who worked on that critical contribution. “We wouldn’t be here today without you,” Ralph told Ken. “It’s folks like you who set the stage for the rest of us.” #JHUAPL #100Years #APLHistory #History #Legacy #defininginnovation #appliedphysicslab #LifeattheLab
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It's all about the helio, baby. ☀️ 🛰️ After the Parker Solar Probe’s successful first year in space, the mission team has decided to extend science observations as the spacecraft approaches its third solar encounter! Parker Solar Probe turned on its four instrument suites on Aug. 16, 2019, extending the observation period from 11 days to about 35 days. The extended observation time before and after Parker Solar Probe’s perihelion — its closest approach to the Sun during a given orbit — will let scientists capture the evolution of the solar wind over greater distances as it travels away from the Sun. They also hope the additional data will yield more insight into the energetic particles surrounding the Sun, the corona and the overall solar environment. The data from the first two encounters will be released to the public in 2019. The Parker Solar Probe was designed, built, and is operated for @nasa by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. #JHUAPL #heliophysics #ParkerSolarProbe #space #NASA #AppliedPhysicsLab #fastesthottestmission #Sun #spacecraft
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It's all about the helio, baby. ☀️ 🛰️ After the Parker Solar Probe’s successful first year in space, the mission team has decided to extend science observations as the spacecraft approaches its third solar encounter! Parker Solar Probe turned on its four instrument suites on Aug. 16, 2019, extending the observation period from 11 days to about 35 days. The extended observation time before and after Parker Solar Probe’s perihelion — its closest approach to the Sun during a given orbit — will let scientists capture the evolution of the solar wind over greater distances as it travels away from the Sun. They also hope the additional data will yield more insight into the energetic particles surrounding the Sun, the corona and the overall solar environment. The data from the first two encounters will be released to the public in 2019. The Parker Solar Probe was designed, built, and is operated for @nasa by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. #JHUAPL #heliophysics #ParkerSolarProbe #space #NASA #AppliedPhysicsLab #fastesthottestmission #Sun #spacecraft
It's all about the helio, baby. ☀️ 🛰️ After the Parker Solar Probe’s successful first year in space, the mission team has decided to extend science observations as the spacecraft approaches its third solar encounter! Parker Solar Probe turned on its four instrument suites on Aug. 16, 2019, extending the observation period from 11 days to about 35 days. The extended observation time before and after Parker Solar Probe’s perihelion — its closest approach to the Sun during a given orbit — will let scientists capture the evolution of the solar wind over greater distances as it travels away from the Sun. They also hope the additional data will yield more insight into the energetic particles surrounding the Sun, the corona and the overall solar environment. The data from the first two encounters will be released to the public in 2019. The Parker Solar Probe was designed, built, and is operated for @nasa by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. #JHUAPL #heliophysics #ParkerSolarProbe #space #NASA #AppliedPhysicsLab #fastesthottestmission #Sun #spacecraft
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It's all about the helio, baby. ☀️ 🛰️ After the Parker Solar Probe’s successful first year in space, the mission team has decided to extend science observations as the spacecraft approaches its third solar encounter! Parker Solar Probe turned on its four instrument suites on Aug. 16, 2019, extending the observation period from 11 days to about 35 days. The extended observation time before and after Parker Solar Probe’s perihelion — its closest approach to the Sun during a given orbit — will let scientists capture the evolution of the solar wind over greater distances as it travels away from the Sun. They also hope the additional data will yield more insight into the energetic particles surrounding the Sun, the corona and the overall solar environment. The data from the first two encounters will be released to the public in 2019. The Parker Solar Probe was designed, built, and is operated for @nasa by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. #JHUAPL #heliophysics #ParkerSolarProbe #space #NASA #AppliedPhysicsLab #fastesthottestmission #Sun #spacecraft
Time flies when you're going hundreds of thousands of miles per hour! 😎🛰️ Happy one year anniversary, #ParkerSolarProbe! 🎂 Since NASA's Parker Solar Probe launched on Aug. 12, 2018, Earth has made a single trip around the Sun — while the daring solar explorer is well into its third orbit around our star. With two close passes by the Sun already under its belt, Parker Solar Probe is speeding toward another close solar approach on Sept. 1, 2019. Parker Solar Probe is named for Eugene Parker, the physicist who first theorized the solar wind — the constant outflow of particles and magnetic fields from the Sun — in 1958. Parker Solar Probe is the first NASA mission to be named for a living person.The mission team is currently in the process of analyzing data from Parker Solar Probe's first two orbits, which will be released to the public later this year. The Parker Solar Probe was designed, built, and is operated for @nasa by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. #JHUAPL #heliophysics #ParkerSolarProbe #space #NASA #AppliedPhysicsLab #fastesthottestmission #Sun #spacecraft
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Time flies when you're going hundreds of thousands of miles per hour! 😎🛰️ Happy one year anniversary, #ParkerSolarProbe! 🎂 Since NASA's Parker Solar Probe launched on Aug. 12, 2018, Earth has made a single trip around the Sun — while the daring solar explorer is well into its third orbit around our star. With two close passes by the Sun already under its belt, Parker Solar Probe is speeding toward another close solar approach on Sept. 1, 2019. Parker Solar Probe is named for Eugene Parker, the physicist who first theorized the solar wind — the constant outflow of particles and magnetic fields from the Sun — in 1958. Parker Solar Probe is the first NASA mission to be named for a living person.The mission team is currently in the process of analyzing data from Parker Solar Probe's first two orbits, which will be released to the public later this year. The Parker Solar Probe was designed, built, and is operated for @nasa by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. #JHUAPL #heliophysics #ParkerSolarProbe #space #NASA #AppliedPhysicsLab #fastesthottestmission #Sun #spacecraft
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As @nasa’s Parker Solar Probe approaches its third encounter with the Sun, mission scientists are hard at work poring over data from the spacecraft's first two flybys of our star. The most recent transmission contained 22 gigabytes of planned science data! 🌞🛰️ Collected during the first two encounters, the science data downlinked by the mission team at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory and contained 50% more data than initially anticipated! The team has capitalized on the higher downlink rate, instructing Parker Solar Probe to record and send back extra science data gathered during its second solar encounter. This additional 25 GB of science data will be downlinked to Earth between July 24 and Aug. 15. ��Parker Solar Probe continues on its record-breaking exploration of the Sun with its third solar encounter beginning Aug. 27, 2019. #ParkerSolarProbe #JHUAPL #heliophysics #solarprobe #space #NASA #AppliedPhysicsLab #fastesthottestmission #Sun #spacecraft
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As @nasa ’s Parker Solar Probe approaches its third encounter with the Sun, mission scientists are hard at work poring over data from the spacecraft's first two flybys of our star. The most recent transmission contained 22 gigabytes of planned science data! 🌞🛰️ Collected during the first two encounters, the science data downlinked by the mission team at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory and contained 50% more data than initially anticipated! The team has capitalized on the higher downlink rate, instructing Parker Solar Probe to record and send back extra science data gathered during its second solar encounter. This additional 25 GB of science data will be downlinked to Earth between July 24 and Aug. 15. ��Parker Solar Probe continues on its record-breaking exploration of the Sun with its third solar encounter beginning Aug. 27, 2019. #ParkerSolarProbe #JHUAPL #heliophysics #solarprobe #space #NASA #AppliedPhysicsLab #fastesthottestmission #Sun #spacecraft
As @nasa’s Parker Solar Probe approaches its third encounter with the Sun, mission scientists are hard at work poring over data from the spacecraft's first two flybys of our star. The most recent transmission contained 22 gigabytes of planned science data! 🌞🛰️ Collected during the first two encounters, the science data downlinked by the mission team at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory and contained 50% more data than initially anticipated! The team has capitalized on the higher downlink rate, instructing Parker Solar Probe to record and send back extra science data gathered during its second solar encounter. This additional 25 GB of science data will be downlinked to Earth between July 24 and Aug. 15. ��Parker Solar Probe continues on its record-breaking exploration of the Sun with its third solar encounter beginning Aug. 27, 2019. #ParkerSolarProbe #JHUAPL #heliophysics #solarprobe #space #NASA #AppliedPhysicsLab #fastesthottestmission #Sun #spacecraft
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As @nasa ’s Parker Solar Probe approaches its third encounter with the Sun, mission scientists are hard at work poring over data from the spacecraft's first two flybys of our star. The most recent transmission contained 22 gigabytes of planned science data! 🌞🛰️ Collected during the first two encounters, the science data downlinked by the mission team at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory and contained 50% more data than initially anticipated! The team has capitalized on the higher downlink rate, instructing Parker Solar Probe to record and send back extra science data gathered during its second solar encounter. This additional 25 GB of science data will be downlinked to Earth between July 24 and Aug. 15. ��Parker Solar Probe continues on its record-breaking exploration of the Sun with its third solar encounter beginning Aug. 27, 2019. #ParkerSolarProbe #JHUAPL #heliophysics #solarprobe #space #NASA #AppliedPhysicsLab #fastesthottestmission #Sun #spacecraft
This is not your average unboxing video. 📦 (Sound up! 🔊) Watch the team at #JHUAPL - carefully - remove a spacecraft part that will be used as the structure for the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART)! Though small upon first glance, the spacecraft will eventually be outfitted with 28-foot (8.5-meter) solar arrays, with a wingspan that will stretch 65 feet (20 meters) from tip to tip. In total, the process to unbox the spacecraft body in a campus high-bay took about four hours. The process to unbox the spacecraft body in a campus high-bay took about four hours and was overseen by a team of 11, led by APL’s Betsy Congdon, DART's lead mechanical engineer. DART will be the first ever space mission to demonstrate asteroid deflection by kinetic impactor on a binary asteroid target, and is planned to intercept the secondary member of the Near-Earth Asteroid Didymos binary system in October 2022. #JHUAPL #asteroids #Didymos #DART #spacemission #spacenews #spacefacts #spacestories #crashingintoasteroids #space #appliedphysicslab #JohnsHopkins #APL #planetarydefense #science #intospace #moons #spacecraft #asteroidmoon #physics
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This is not your average unboxing video. 📦 (Sound up! 🔊) Watch the team at #JHUAPL - carefully - remove a spacecraft part that will be used as the structure for the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART)! Though small upon first glance, the spacecraft will eventually be outfitted with 28-foot (8.5-meter) solar arrays, with a wingspan that will stretch 65 feet (20 meters) from tip to tip. In total, the process to unbox the spacecraft body in a campus high-bay took about four hours. The process to unbox the spacecraft body in a campus high-bay took about four hours and was overseen by a team of 11, led by APL’s Betsy Congdon, DART's lead mechanical engineer. DART will be the first ever space mission to demonstrate asteroid deflection by kinetic impactor on a binary asteroid target, and is planned to intercept the secondary member of the Near-Earth Asteroid Didymos binary system in October 2022. #JHUAPL #asteroids #Didymos #DART #spacemission #spacenews #spacefacts #spacestories #crashingintoasteroids #space #appliedphysicslab #JohnsHopkins #APL #planetarydefense #science #intospace #moons #spacecraft #asteroidmoon #physics
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Rocket launches are intense. 🚀💥 So how do we make sure instruments can handle it? By moving them very, very fast. 😮 The team building the Plasma Instrument for Magnetic Sounding (PIMS) -  one of nine science instruments on board @nasa’s Europa Clipper mission to make multiple flybys of Jupiter’s moon Europa - has passed its critical design review and has begun construction of the flight instrument and other systems. PIMS, built by #JHUAPL, will measure the plasmas, or electrically charged gasses, in Europa’s ionosphere (the moon’s upper atmosphere) and Jupiter’s magnetosphere (created by planet’s magnetic field). These plasma measurements will contribute to other data used to determine the thickness of the ice shell that covers Europa, and the depth and makeup of the liquid water ocean below that shell. The Europa Clipper mission is managed by @nasajpl! #EuropaClipper #NASA #JPL #APL #space #engineering #aerospaceengineering #aerospace #rocketlaunch #spacecraft #spacefacts #Jupiter #Europa #Clipper #appliedphysicslab #physics
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Rocket launches are intense. 🚀💥 So how do we make sure instruments can handle it? By moving them very, very fast. 😮 The team building the Plasma Instrument for Magnetic Sounding (PIMS) - one of nine science instruments on board @nasa ’s Europa Clipper mission to make multiple flybys of Jupiter’s moon Europa - has passed its critical design review and has begun construction of the flight instrument and other systems. PIMS, built by #JHUAPL, will measure the plasmas, or electrically charged gasses, in Europa’s ionosphere (the moon’s upper atmosphere) and Jupiter’s magnetosphere (created by planet’s magnetic field). These plasma measurements will contribute to other data used to determine the thickness of the ice shell that covers Europa, and the depth and makeup of the liquid water ocean below that shell. The Europa Clipper mission is managed by @nasajpl ! #EuropaClipper #NASA #JPL #APL #space #engineering #aerospaceengineering #aerospace #rocketlaunch #spacecraft #spacefacts #Jupiter #Europa #Clipper #appliedphysicslab #physics
In January 2019, from mission control at #JHUAPL, New Horizons brought #MU69 to life. So how did one rock 4 billion miles away go from cosmic obscura to become the farthest object ever explored by spacecraft? 🛰️ It was during a survey of the skies using @nasahubble - exactly five years ago today - that the New Horizons team located several small, ancient Kuiper Belt objects that the spacecraft could reach (with the expected fuel remaining onboard) after its planned exploration of Pluto. So, in August 2015, one of those was selected by @nasa and the mission team to be the farthest object ever explored by spacecraft. New Horizons brought in the new year with a flawless Jan. 1 flyby of MU69 (nicknamed Ultima Thule), ushering in the era of exploration from the enigmatic Kuiper Belt, a region of primordial objects that holds keys to understanding the origins of the solar system. @southwestresearchinstitute #NewHorizons #NASA #spacecraft #space #spacestories #science #UltimaThule #Ultimaflyby #JohnsHopkins #AppliedPhysicsLab #APL #KuiperBelt #KBO #sciencestories #amazing #photosfromspace #cool #originstory #solarsystem
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In January 2019, from mission control at #JHUAPL, New Horizons brought #MU69 to life. So how did one rock 4 billion miles away go from cosmic obscura to become the farthest object ever explored by spacecraft? 🛰️ It was during a survey of the skies using @nasahubble - exactly five years ago today - that the New Horizons team located several small, ancient Kuiper Belt objects that the spacecraft could reach (with the expected fuel remaining onboard) after its planned exploration of Pluto. So, in August 2015, one of those was selected by @nasa and the mission team to be the farthest object ever explored by spacecraft. New Horizons brought in the new year with a flawless Jan. 1 flyby of MU69 (nicknamed Ultima Thule), ushering in the era of exploration from the enigmatic Kuiper Belt, a region of primordial objects that holds keys to understanding the origins of the solar system. @southwestresearchinstitute #NewHorizons #NASA #spacecraft #space #spacestories #science #UltimaThule #Ultimaflyby #JohnsHopkins #AppliedPhysicsLab #APL #KuiperBelt #KBO #sciencestories #amazing #photosfromspace #cool #originstory #solarsystem
Rachel Klima, a planetary scientist at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, has been named deputy principal investigator for Lunar Trailblazer, a small satellite concept designed to detect and map water on the surface of the Moon. 💦🌒 This image of the Moon is from @nasa’s Moon Mineralogy Mapper on the Indian Space Research Organization’s Chandrayaan-1 mission. It is a three-color composite of reflected near-infrared radiation from the Sun, and illustrates the extent to which different materials are mapped across the side of the Moon that faces Earth. Small amounts of water and hydroxyl (blue) were detected on the surface of the Moon at various locations. This image illustrates their distribution at high latitudes toward the poles. (Credit: ISRO/NASA/JPL-Caltech/Brown Univ./USGS) #JHUAPL #Moon #MoonMission #NASA #MoonWater #space #spacescience #physics #appliedphysicslab #planetaryscience #planets #solarsystem #NASAMoon
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Rachel Klima, a planetary scientist at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, has been named deputy principal investigator for Lunar Trailblazer, a small satellite concept designed to detect and map water on the surface of the Moon. 💦🌒 This image of the Moon is from @nasa ’s Moon Mineralogy Mapper on the Indian Space Research Organization’s Chandrayaan-1 mission. It is a three-color composite of reflected near-infrared radiation from the Sun, and illustrates the extent to which different materials are mapped across the side of the Moon that faces Earth. Small amounts of water and hydroxyl (blue) were detected on the surface of the Moon at various locations. This image illustrates their distribution at high latitudes toward the poles. (Credit: ISRO/NASA/JPL-Caltech/Brown Univ./USGS) #JHUAPL #Moon #MoonMission #NASA #MoonWater #space #spacescience #physics #appliedphysicslab #planetaryscience #planets #solarsystem #NASAMoon
#Throwback to the installation of the Lab's 60 foot satellite dish! 📡 On March 15, 1963 this dish antenna was placed on a 45 foot tall pedestal. The reflecting antenna can command satellites, receive signals, and track space probes as far out Mars! 🔴 🛰️ It was powered up on January 17, 1964 and was originally used to communicate with the Transit satellites, the precursor to modern day GPS. The satellite dish is still in use today! #JHUAPL #ThrowbackThursday #TBT #coolsciencefacts #satellitedish #space #spacescience #engineering #GPS #technology #science #Mars #appliedphysicslab
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#Throwback to the installation of the Lab's 60 foot satellite dish! 📡 On March 15, 1963 this dish antenna was placed on a 45 foot tall pedestal. The reflecting antenna can command satellites, receive signals, and track space probes as far out Mars! 🔴 🛰️ It was powered up on January 17, 1964 and was originally used to communicate with the Transit satellites, the precursor to modern day GPS. The satellite dish is still in use today! #JHUAPL #ThrowbackThursday #TBT #coolsciencefacts #satellitedish #space #spacescience #engineering #GPS #technology #science #Mars #appliedphysicslab
It's not what you look like but what's inside that counts. 👀 Check out this initial geomorphological map of the KBO 2014 MU69 based on New Horizons flyby imagery! 🛰️ After about five months of intensive data downlink to Earth, about 25% of all the bits collected during the flyby are now on the ground. More data comes back every week. The first published results from New Horizons' flyby of 2014 MU69 appeared May 17 in @sciencemagazine. From Principal Investigator Alan Stern: "As I told our famous science team collaborator and Queen rock star, @brianmayforreal, 'we just made the cover of the Rolling Stone — for nerds!'" (Image credit: @NASA | #JHUAPL | @southwestresearchinstitute) @officialqueenmusic #NewHorizons #NASA #spacecraft #space #spacestories #Queen #science #MU69 #UltimaThule #Ultimaflyby #JohnsHopkins #AppliedPhysicsLab #APL #KuiperBelt #KBO #sciencestories #amazing #photosfromspace #cool #RollingStone #spacephotos
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It's not what you look like but what's inside that counts. 👀 Check out this initial geomorphological map of the KBO 2014 MU69 based on New Horizons flyby imagery! 🛰️ After about five months of intensive data downlink to Earth, about 25% of all the bits collected during the flyby are now on the ground. More data comes back every week. The first published results from New Horizons' flyby of 2014 MU69 appeared May 17 in @sciencemagazine. From Principal Investigator Alan Stern: "As I told our famous science team collaborator and Queen rock star, @brianmayforreal , 'we just made the cover of the Rolling Stone — for nerds!'" (Image credit: @NASA | #JHUAPL | @southwestresearchinstitute ) @officialqueenmusic #NewHorizons #NASA #spacecraft #space #spacestories #Queen #science #MU69 #UltimaThule #Ultimaflyby #JohnsHopkins #AppliedPhysicsLab #APL #KuiperBelt #KBO #sciencestories #amazing #photosfromspace #cool #RollingStone #spacephotos
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Titan is an ocean world. 🌊 It's the only moon in our solar system with a dense atmosphere. It supports an Earth-like hydrological cycle of methane clouds, rain, and liquid flowing across the surface to fill lakes and seas. And we want to go there. 🚀 The abundant complex organic material accessible on Titan's surface makes it an ideal destination for studying the conditions necessary for the habitability of an extraterrestrial environment. These are the same kinds of chemical interactions that occurred before life developed on Earth. Dragonfly is a rotorcraft lander mission – proposed to NASA's New Frontiers Program by APL – designed to take advantage of Titan's environment. This revolutionary mission concept includes the capability to explore diverse locations to characterize the habitability of Titan's environment, to investigate how far prebiotic chemistry has progressed, and even to search for chemical signatures that could indicate water-based and/or hydrocarbon-based life. #JHUAPL #DragonflyTitan #NASA #chemistry #science #biology #Titan #Saturn #space #spacescience #solarsystem #exploringthesolarsystem #NewFrontiers #BoldlyGo #spacemissions #prebioticchemistry #appliedphysicslab #oceanworlds #inspire #educate #education #stem #cosmos #astronomy #planets #moons #planetaryscience #chemistry #Biology #planetarysociety
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#repost @johnshopkinsapl
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Titan is an ocean world. 🌊 It's the only moon in our solar system with a dense atmosphere. It supports an Earth-like hydrological cycle of methane clouds, rain, and liquid flowing across the surface to fill lakes and seas. And we want to go there. 🚀 The abundant complex organic material accessible on Titan's surface makes it an ideal destination for studying the conditions necessary for the habitability of an extraterrestrial environment. These are the same kinds of chemical interactions that occurred before life developed on Earth. Dragonfly is a rotorcraft lander mission – proposed to NASA's New Frontiers Program by APL – designed to take advantage of Titan's environment. This revolutionary mission concept includes the capability to explore diverse locations to characterize the habitability of Titan's environment, to investigate how far prebiotic chemistry has progressed, and even to search for chemical signatures that could indicate water-based and/or hydrocarbon-based life. #JHUAPL #DragonflyTitan #NASA #chemistry #science #biology #Titan #Saturn #space #spacescience #solarsystem #exploringthesolarsystem #NewFrontiers #BoldlyGo #spacemissions #prebioticchemistry #appliedphysicslab #oceanworlds #inspire #educate #education #stem #cosmos #astronomy #planets #moons #planetaryscience #chemistry #Biology #planetarysociety
#DYK that the Parker Solar Probe is the first @nasa mission to be named after a living person? It's named for Dr. Eugene Parker who, the 1950s, was the first to discover the existence of solar wind. Parker also theorized an explanation for the superheated solar atmosphere - the corona - which is, though contrary to the laws of physics, hotter than the surface of the sun itself. The Parker Solar Probe was launched to the Sun in 2018 with the intent of uncovering these two solar mysteries (and others like them). Happy birthday, Dr. Parker! ☀️😎 #JHUAPL #heliophysics #ParkerSolarProbe #space #NASA #AppliedPhysicsLab #fastesthottestmission #Sun #spacecraft #SunScience #sciencefacts
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#DYK that the Parker Solar Probe is the first @nasa mission to be named after a living person? It's named for Dr. Eugene Parker who, the 1950s, was the first to discover the existence of solar wind. Parker also theorized an explanation for the superheated solar atmosphere - the corona - which is, though contrary to the laws of physics, hotter than the surface of the sun itself. The Parker Solar Probe was launched to the Sun in 2018 with the intent of uncovering these two solar mysteries (and others like them). Happy birthday, Dr. Parker! ☀️😎 #JHUAPL #heliophysics #ParkerSolarProbe #space #NASA #AppliedPhysicsLab #fastesthottestmission #Sun #spacecraft #SunScience #sciencefacts
What a nice way to kick off the weekend. I love hearing from my clients.
"Anthony Corrao and team helped my family find the perfect home and neighborhood. Almost four years ago in a tight market selling market, we were started to entertain the idea of moving from our townhome by casual attending open houses. We met Anthony at one of the open houses, and he was different. He heard our needs and slowly walked us through the process of selling and buying our home. He provided a strategy which helped us to sell our townhome in a volatile market and purchase our new home. He made sure our new home was within budget and exceeded our expectation (the steam shower comes in handy when our little one is stuffy). We love our home and the community. I honestly believe that I live in the BEST neighborhood in this county! It’s how we want to raise our three children! Most importantly, Anthony had such a skilled staff that he always made sure we were making a sound investment. We recall thinking a few homes were 'the one' until he gave his honest opinions based on data collected and third-party inspections. Anthony cares and wanted the best for my family. We love our home and neighborhood! Thanks Anthony!!!" zuser20140528103928264
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What a nice way to kick off the weekend. I love hearing from my clients.
"Anthony Corrao and team helped my family find the perfect home and neighborhood. Almost four years ago in a tight market selling market, we were started to entertain the idea of moving from our townhome by casual attending open houses. We met Anthony at one of the open houses, and he was different. He heard our needs and slowly walked us through the process of selling and buying our home. He provided a strategy which helped us to sell our townhome in a volatile market and purchase our new home. He made sure our new home was within budget and exceeded our expectation (the steam shower comes in handy when our little one is stuffy). We love our home and the community. I honestly believe that I live in the BEST neighborhood in this county! It’s how we want to raise our three children! Most importantly, Anthony had such a skilled staff that he always made sure we were making a sound investment. We recall thinking a few homes were 'the one' until he gave his honest opinions based on data collected and third-party inspections. Anthony cares and wanted the best for my family. We love our home and neighborhood! Thanks Anthony!!!" zuser20140528103928264
12422 Kondrup Dr, Fulton, MD 20759

#fultonmd #clarksvillemd #highlandmd #ellicottcity #howardcountymd #mdhomebuyers #daytonmd #columbiamd #baltimore #laurelmd #burtonsvillemd #laurelmaryland #fultonmaryland #clarksvillemaryland #ellicottcitymaryland #howardcountymaryland #marylandhomebuyers #columbiamaryland #baltimoremaryland #marylandbaltimore #baltimoremarylandweddings #universityofmarylandbaltimore #universityofmaryland #hcpss #hcc #universityofmarylandcollegepark #americandreamtvshow #universityofmarylandmedicalcenter #apl #appliedphysicslab
#onthisday we honor those who led the assault to reclaim Europe from the Nazis. #DYK that the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory begins during WWII? The Allied forces needed a fuse that could determine when it was close enough to its target detonate the shell, which was unprecedented at the time. APL worked to create a technological innovation called the Variable Timing (V-T) Fuze which was created by installing a basic radio transmitter into a fuse. General Patton would go on to call the V-T Fuze "devastating" & this defining innovation would aid in cementing the Allied victory in Europe. #DDay75thAnniversary #TBThursday #JHUAPL #DefiningInnovation #militaryhistory #DDay75years #TBT #WWII #appliedphysicslab #battlefieldtech #videosfromhistory
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#onthisday we honor those who led the assault to reclaim Europe from the Nazis. #DYK that the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory begins during WWII? The Allied forces needed a fuse that could determine when it was close enough to its target detonate the shell, which was unprecedented at the time. APL worked to create a technological innovation called the Variable Timing (V-T) Fuze which was created by installing a basic radio transmitter into a fuse. General Patton would go on to call the V-T Fuze "devastating" & this defining innovation would aid in cementing the Allied victory in Europe. #DDay75thAnniversary #TBThursday #JHUAPL #DefiningInnovation #militaryhistory #DDay75years #TBT #WWII #appliedphysicslab #battlefieldtech #videosfromhistory
Repost from @johnshopkinsapl #DYK humanity has a history with Saturn's moon Titan? It goes back decades, starting with the two Voyager spacecraft, which observed Titan in 1979 and 1980. Unfortunately, at that time, the organic haze in the atmosphere obscured the surface at visible wavelengths. In 1994, @nasahubble imaged Titan at longer near-infrared wavelengths. This revealed large bright and dark regions on its surface. However, the details of Titan's surface landforms remained a mystery until July 2004, when NASA's Cassini spacecraft arrived. Cassini used radar and imaging at near-infrared wavelengths to glimpse what lies below the hazy atmosphere. Cassini also delivered the Huygens probe, which parachuted safely down to Titan's surface in 2005. Huygens was able to measure winds and the atmosphere, and imaged a small region of the surface in close-up detail. Cassini's observations also pointed to a salty ocean beneath the moon's water-ice crust. Now, the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab wants to explore this ocean world. Dragonfly is a rotorcraft lander mission – proposed to @nasa's New Frontiers Program – designed to take advantage of Titan's environment. This revolutionary mission concept includes the capability to explore diverse locations to characterize the habitability of Titan's environment, to investigate how far prebiotic chemistry has progressed, and even to search for chemical signatures that could indicate water-based and/or hydrocarbon-based life. @nasasolarsystem #JHUAPL #DragonflyTitan #NASA #chemistry #science #biology #Titan #Saturn #space #spacescience #solarsystem #exploringthesolarsystem #NewFrontiers #BoldlyGo #spacemissions #prebioticchemistry #appliedphysicslab #oceanworlds
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Repost from @johnshopkinsapl #DYK humanity has a history with Saturn's moon Titan? It goes back decades, starting with the two Voyager spacecraft, which observed Titan in 1979 and 1980. Unfortunately, at that time, the organic haze in the atmosphere obscured the surface at visible wavelengths. In 1994, @nasahubble imaged Titan at longer near-infrared wavelengths. This revealed large bright and dark regions on its surface. However, the details of Titan's surface landforms remained a mystery until July 2004, when NASA's Cassini spacecraft arrived. Cassini used radar and imaging at near-infrared wavelengths to glimpse what lies below the hazy atmosphere. Cassini also delivered the Huygens probe, which parachuted safely down to Titan's surface in 2005. Huygens was able to measure winds and the atmosphere, and imaged a small region of the surface in close-up detail. Cassini's observations also pointed to a salty ocean beneath the moon's water-ice crust. Now, the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab wants to explore this ocean world. Dragonfly is a rotorcraft lander mission – proposed to @nasa 's New Frontiers Program – designed to take advantage of Titan's environment. This revolutionary mission concept includes the capability to explore diverse locations to characterize the habitability of Titan's environment, to investigate how far prebiotic chemistry has progressed, and even to search for chemical signatures that could indicate water-based and/or hydrocarbon-based life. @nasasolarsystem #JHUAPL #DragonflyTitan #NASA #chemistry #science #biology #Titan #Saturn #space #spacescience #solarsystem #exploringthesolarsystem #NewFrontiers #BoldlyGo #spacemissions #prebioticchemistry #appliedphysicslab #oceanworlds
Repost from @johnshopkinsapl #DYK humanity has a history with Saturn's moon Titan? It goes back decades, starting with the two Voyager spacecraft, which observed Titan in 1979 and 1980. Unfortunately, at that time, the organic haze in the atmosphere obscured the surface at visible wavelengths. In 1994, @nasahubble imaged Titan at longer near-infrared wavelengths. This revealed large bright and dark regions on its surface. However, the details of Titan's surface landforms remained a mystery until July 2004, when NASA's Cassini spacecraft arrived. Cassini used radar and imaging at near-infrared wavelengths to glimpse what lies below the hazy atmosphere. Cassini also delivered the Huygens probe, which parachuted safely down to Titan's surface in 2005. Huygens was able to measure winds and the atmosphere, and imaged a small region of the surface in close-up detail. Cassini's observations also pointed to a salty ocean beneath the moon's water-ice crust. Now, the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab wants to explore this ocean world. Dragonfly is a rotorcraft lander mission – proposed to @nasa's New Frontiers Program – designed to take advantage of Titan's environment. This revolutionary mission concept includes the capability to explore diverse locations to characterize the habitability of Titan's environment, to investigate how far prebiotic chemistry has progressed, and even to search for chemical signatures that could indicate water-based and/or hydrocarbon-based life. @nasasolarsystem #JHUAPL #DragonflyTitan #NASA #chemistry #science #biology #Titan #Saturn #space #spacescience #solarsystem #exploringthesolarsystem #NewFrontiers #BoldlyGo #spacemissions #prebioticchemistry #appliedphysicslab #oceanworlds
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Repost from @johnshopkinsapl #DYK humanity has a history with Saturn's moon Titan? It goes back decades, starting with the two Voyager spacecraft, which observed Titan in 1979 and 1980. Unfortunately, at that time, the organic haze in the atmosphere obscured the surface at visible wavelengths. In 1994, @nasahubble imaged Titan at longer near-infrared wavelengths. This revealed large bright and dark regions on its surface. However, the details of Titan's surface landforms remained a mystery until July 2004, when NASA's Cassini spacecraft arrived. Cassini used radar and imaging at near-infrared wavelengths to glimpse what lies below the hazy atmosphere. Cassini also delivered the Huygens probe, which parachuted safely down to Titan's surface in 2005. Huygens was able to measure winds and the atmosphere, and imaged a small region of the surface in close-up detail. Cassini's observations also pointed to a salty ocean beneath the moon's water-ice crust. Now, the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab wants to explore this ocean world. Dragonfly is a rotorcraft lander mission – proposed to @nasa 's New Frontiers Program – designed to take advantage of Titan's environment. This revolutionary mission concept includes the capability to explore diverse locations to characterize the habitability of Titan's environment, to investigate how far prebiotic chemistry has progressed, and even to search for chemical signatures that could indicate water-based and/or hydrocarbon-based life. @nasasolarsystem #JHUAPL #DragonflyTitan #NASA #chemistry #science #biology #Titan #Saturn #space #spacescience #solarsystem #exploringthesolarsystem #NewFrontiers #BoldlyGo #spacemissions #prebioticchemistry #appliedphysicslab #oceanworlds
Repost from @johnshopkinsapl #DYK humanity has a history with Saturn's moon Titan? It goes back decades, starting with the two Voyager spacecraft, which observed Titan in 1979 and 1980. Unfortunately, at that time, the organic haze in the atmosphere obscured the surface at visible wavelengths. In 1994, @nasahubble imaged Titan at longer near-infrared wavelengths. This revealed large bright and dark regions on its surface. However, the details of Titan's surface landforms remained a mystery until July 2004, when NASA's Cassini spacecraft arrived. Cassini used radar and imaging at near-infrared wavelengths to glimpse what lies below the hazy atmosphere. Cassini also delivered the Huygens probe, which parachuted safely down to Titan's surface in 2005. Huygens was able to measure winds and the atmosphere, and imaged a small region of the surface in close-up detail. Cassini's observations also pointed to a salty ocean beneath the moon's water-ice crust. Now, the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab wants to explore this ocean world. Dragonfly is a rotorcraft lander mission – proposed to @nasa's New Frontiers Program – designed to take advantage of Titan's environment. This revolutionary mission concept includes the capability to explore diverse locations to characterize the habitability of Titan's environment, to investigate how far prebiotic chemistry has progressed, and even to search for chemical signatures that could indicate water-based and/or hydrocarbon-based life. @nasasolarsystem #JHUAPL #DragonflyTitan #NASA #chemistry #science #biology #Titan #Saturn #space #spacescience #solarsystem #exploringthesolarsystem #NewFrontiers #BoldlyGo #spacemissions #prebioticchemistry #appliedphysicslab #oceanworlds
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Repost from @johnshopkinsapl #DYK humanity has a history with Saturn's moon Titan? It goes back decades, starting with the two Voyager spacecraft, which observed Titan in 1979 and 1980. Unfortunately, at that time, the organic haze in the atmosphere obscured the surface at visible wavelengths. In 1994, @nasahubble imaged Titan at longer near-infrared wavelengths. This revealed large bright and dark regions on its surface. However, the details of Titan's surface landforms remained a mystery until July 2004, when NASA's Cassini spacecraft arrived. Cassini used radar and imaging at near-infrared wavelengths to glimpse what lies below the hazy atmosphere. Cassini also delivered the Huygens probe, which parachuted safely down to Titan's surface in 2005. Huygens was able to measure winds and the atmosphere, and imaged a small region of the surface in close-up detail. Cassini's observations also pointed to a salty ocean beneath the moon's water-ice crust. Now, the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab wants to explore this ocean world. Dragonfly is a rotorcraft lander mission – proposed to @nasa 's New Frontiers Program – designed to take advantage of Titan's environment. This revolutionary mission concept includes the capability to explore diverse locations to characterize the habitability of Titan's environment, to investigate how far prebiotic chemistry has progressed, and even to search for chemical signatures that could indicate water-based and/or hydrocarbon-based life. @nasasolarsystem #JHUAPL #DragonflyTitan #NASA #chemistry #science #biology #Titan #Saturn #space #spacescience #solarsystem #exploringthesolarsystem #NewFrontiers #BoldlyGo #spacemissions #prebioticchemistry #appliedphysicslab #oceanworlds
#DYK humanity has a history with Saturn's moon Titan? It goes back decades, starting with the two Voyager spacecraft, which observed Titan in 1979 and 1980. Unfortunately, at that time, the organic haze in the atmosphere obscured the surface at visible wavelengths. In 1994, @nasahubble imaged Titan at longer near-infrared wavelengths. This revealed large bright and dark regions on its surface. However, the details of Titan's surface landforms remained a mystery until July 2004, when NASA's Cassini spacecraft arrived. Cassini used radar and imaging at near-infrared wavelengths to glimpse what lies below the hazy atmosphere. Cassini also delivered the Huygens probe, which parachuted safely down to Titan's surface in 2005. Huygens was able to measure winds and the atmosphere, and imaged a small region of the surface in close-up detail. Cassini's observations also pointed to a salty ocean beneath the moon's water-ice crust. Now, the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab wants to explore this ocean world. Dragonfly is a rotorcraft lander mission – proposed to @nasa's New Frontiers Program – designed to take advantage of Titan's environment. This revolutionary mission concept includes the capability to explore diverse locations to characterize the habitability of Titan's environment, to investigate how far prebiotic chemistry has progressed, and even to search for chemical signatures that could indicate water-based and/or hydrocarbon-based life. @nasasolarsystem #JHUAPL #DragonflyTitan #NASA #chemistry #science #biology #Titan #Saturn #space #spacescience #solarsystem #exploringthesolarsystem #NewFrontiers #BoldlyGo #spacemissions #prebioticchemistry #appliedphysicslab #oceanworlds
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#DYK humanity has a history with Saturn's moon Titan? It goes back decades, starting with the two Voyager spacecraft, which observed Titan in 1979 and 1980. Unfortunately, at that time, the organic haze in the atmosphere obscured the surface at visible wavelengths. In 1994, @nasahubble imaged Titan at longer near-infrared wavelengths. This revealed large bright and dark regions on its surface. However, the details of Titan's surface landforms remained a mystery until July 2004, when NASA's Cassini spacecraft arrived. Cassini used radar and imaging at near-infrared wavelengths to glimpse what lies below the hazy atmosphere. Cassini also delivered the Huygens probe, which parachuted safely down to Titan's surface in 2005. Huygens was able to measure winds and the atmosphere, and imaged a small region of the surface in close-up detail. Cassini's observations also pointed to a salty ocean beneath the moon's water-ice crust. Now, the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab wants to explore this ocean world. Dragonfly is a rotorcraft lander mission – proposed to @nasa 's New Frontiers Program – designed to take advantage of Titan's environment. This revolutionary mission concept includes the capability to explore diverse locations to characterize the habitability of Titan's environment, to investigate how far prebiotic chemistry has progressed, and even to search for chemical signatures that could indicate water-based and/or hydrocarbon-based life. @nasasolarsystem #JHUAPL #DragonflyTitan #NASA #chemistry #science #biology #Titan #Saturn #space #spacescience #solarsystem #exploringthesolarsystem #NewFrontiers #BoldlyGo #spacemissions #prebioticchemistry #appliedphysicslab #oceanworlds
🆕The results are in! 🆕 The latest findings and information from the @nasa New Horizons spacecraft about 2014 MU69 (#UltimaThule), the farthest object ever explored, have been published in @sciencemagazine! 🛰️In addition to being the farthest exploration of an object in history – four billion miles from Earth – the flyby of Ultima Thule was also the first investigation by any space mission of a well-preserved planetesimal, an ancient relic from the era of planet formation. JHUAPL designed, built and operates the New Horizons spacecraft, and manages the mission for NASA.  @southwestresearchinstitute #JHUAPL #NewHorizons #NASA #spacecraft #space #spacestories #science #MU69 #UltimaThule #Ultimaflyby #JohnsHopkins #AppliedPhysicsLab #APL #KuiperBelt #KBO #sciencestories #amazing #photosfromspace #cool
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🆕The results are in! 🆕 The latest findings and information from the @nasa New Horizons spacecraft about 2014 MU69 (#UltimaThule), the farthest object ever explored, have been published in @sciencemagazine ! 🛰️In addition to being the farthest exploration of an object in history – four billion miles from Earth – the flyby of Ultima Thule was also the first investigation by any space mission of a well-preserved planetesimal, an ancient relic from the era of planet formation. JHUAPL designed, built and operates the New Horizons spacecraft, and manages the mission for NASA. @southwestresearchinstitute #JHUAPL #NewHorizons #NASA #spacecraft #space #spacestories #science #MU69 #UltimaThule #Ultimaflyby #JohnsHopkins #AppliedPhysicsLab #APL #KuiperBelt #KBO #sciencestories #amazing #photosfromspace #cool
Titan is an ocean world. 🌊 It's the only moon in our solar system with a dense atmosphere. It supports an Earth-like hydrological cycle of methane clouds, rain, and liquid flowing across the surface to fill lakes and seas. And we want to go there. 🚀 The abundant complex organic material accessible on Titan's surface makes it an ideal destination for studying the conditions necessary for the habitability of an extraterrestrial environment. These are the same kinds of chemical interactions that occurred before life developed on Earth. Dragonfly is a rotorcraft lander mission – proposed to NASA's New Frontiers Program by APL – designed to take advantage of Titan's environment. This revolutionary mission concept includes the capability to explore diverse locations to characterize the habitability of Titan's environment, to investigate how far prebiotic chemistry has progressed, and even to search for chemical signatures that could indicate water-based and/or hydrocarbon-based life. #JHUAPL #DragonflyTitan #NASA #chemistry #science #biology #Titan #Saturn #space #spacescience #solarsystem #exploringthesolarsystem #NewFrontiers #BoldlyGo #spacemissions #prebioticchemistry #appliedphysicslab #oceanworlds
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Titan is an ocean world. 🌊 It's the only moon in our solar system with a dense atmosphere. It supports an Earth-like hydrological cycle of methane clouds, rain, and liquid flowing across the surface to fill lakes and seas. And we want to go there. 🚀 The abundant complex organic material accessible on Titan's surface makes it an ideal destination for studying the conditions necessary for the habitability of an extraterrestrial environment. These are the same kinds of chemical interactions that occurred before life developed on Earth. Dragonfly is a rotorcraft lander mission – proposed to NASA's New Frontiers Program by APL – designed to take advantage of Titan's environment. This revolutionary mission concept includes the capability to explore diverse locations to characterize the habitability of Titan's environment, to investigate how far prebiotic chemistry has progressed, and even to search for chemical signatures that could indicate water-based and/or hydrocarbon-based life. #JHUAPL #DragonflyTitan #NASA #chemistry #science #biology #Titan #Saturn #space #spacescience #solarsystem #exploringthesolarsystem #NewFrontiers #BoldlyGo #spacemissions #prebioticchemistry #appliedphysicslab #oceanworlds
#OnThisDay in 1964, the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab held its second annual Children's Fishing Derby! 🎣 Started in 1963, the fishing derby drew kids of all ages to the Lab's fully stocked fish pond. The event’s founders, Don Rutz and Bill Clark, organized the first fishing derby in 1963. The event attracted “a throng of youngsters,” according to the APL News of the day, which observed that, “although some are no bigger than the bait, all of the fishermen were winners.” The issue also featured a photo of winning angler Johnny Thomas with his catch: a largemouth bass 15 3/8 inches long! 🐟 The Children's Fishing Derby continues to be a favorite family tradition at the Lab. #JHUAPL #tbt #fishing #fish #LifeattheLab #appliedphysicslab #Throwback #photosfromhistory #Maryland #MDhistory #catchandrelease #fishingderby
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#OnThisDay in 1964, the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab held its second annual Children's Fishing Derby! 🎣 Started in 1963, the fishing derby drew kids of all ages to the Lab's fully stocked fish pond. The event’s founders, Don Rutz and Bill Clark, organized the first fishing derby in 1963. The event attracted “a throng of youngsters,” according to the APL News of the day, which observed that, “although some are no bigger than the bait, all of the fishermen were winners.” The issue also featured a photo of winning angler Johnny Thomas with his catch: a largemouth bass 15 3/8 inches long! 🐟 The Children's Fishing Derby continues to be a favorite family tradition at the Lab. #JHUAPL #tbt #fishing #fish #LifeattheLab #appliedphysicslab #Throwback #photosfromhistory #Maryland #MDhistory #catchandrelease #fishingderby
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The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) – @nasa's first mission to demonstrate a planetary defense technique – will get one chance to hit its target, the small moonlet in the binary asteroid system Didymos. ☄️💥 The asteroid poses no threat to Earth and, believe it or not, is an ideal test target! Measuring the change in how the smaller asteroid orbits about the larger asteroid in a binary system is much easier than observing the change in a single asteroid's orbit around the Sun. Work is ramping up at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, and other locations across the country, as the mission heads toward its summer 2021 launch – and attempts to pull off a feat that, so far, has only been seen in science fiction. Until now. 🛰️ #JHUAPL #asteroids #Didymos #DART #spacemission #spacenews #spacefacts #spacestories #crashingintoasteroids #space #appliedphysicslab #JohnsHopkins #APL #planetarydefense #science #intospace #moons #spacecraft #asteroidmoon #physics
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#repost @johnshopkinsapl
@planetarysociety ・・・
The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) – @nasa 's first mission to demonstrate a planetary defense technique – will get one chance to hit its target, the small moonlet in the binary asteroid system Didymos. ☄️💥 The asteroid poses no threat to Earth and, believe it or not, is an ideal test target! Measuring the change in how the smaller asteroid orbits about the larger asteroid in a binary system is much easier than observing the change in a single asteroid's orbit around the Sun. Work is ramping up at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, and other locations across the country, as the mission heads toward its summer 2021 launch – and attempts to pull off a feat that, so far, has only been seen in science fiction. Until now. 🛰️ #JHUAPL #asteroids #Didymos #DART #spacemission #spacenews #spacefacts #spacestories #crashingintoasteroids #space #appliedphysicslab #JohnsHopkins #APL #planetarydefense #science #intospace #moons #spacecraft #asteroidmoon #physics
The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) – @nasa's first mission to demonstrate a planetary defense technique – will get one chance to hit its target, the small moonlet in the binary asteroid system Didymos. ☄️💥 The asteroid poses no threat to Earth and, believe it or not, is an ideal test target! Measuring the change in how the smaller asteroid orbits about the larger asteroid in a binary system is much easier than observing the change in a single asteroid's orbit around the Sun. Work is ramping up at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, and other locations across the country, as the mission heads toward its summer 2021 launch – and attempts to pull off a feat that, so far, has only been seen in science fiction. Until now. 🛰️ #JHUAPL #asteroids #Didymos #DART #spacemission #spacenews #spacefacts #spacestories #crashingintoasteroids #space #appliedphysicslab #JohnsHopkins #APL #planetarydefense #science #intospace #moons #spacecraft #asteroidmoon #physics
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The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) – @nasa 's first mission to demonstrate a planetary defense technique – will get one chance to hit its target, the small moonlet in the binary asteroid system Didymos. ☄️💥 The asteroid poses no threat to Earth and, believe it or not, is an ideal test target! Measuring the change in how the smaller asteroid orbits about the larger asteroid in a binary system is much easier than observing the change in a single asteroid's orbit around the Sun. Work is ramping up at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, and other locations across the country, as the mission heads toward its summer 2021 launch – and attempts to pull off a feat that, so far, has only been seen in science fiction. Until now. 🛰️ #JHUAPL #asteroids #Didymos #DART #spacemission #spacenews #spacefacts #spacestories #crashingintoasteroids #space #appliedphysicslab #JohnsHopkins #APL #planetarydefense #science #intospace #moons #spacecraft #asteroidmoon #physics
“This meeting aims to bring together experts around the world to discuss threats to our planet from asteroids and comets...So we can do something about it." 🌎 Jason Kalirai, head of the Civil Space program at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, addresses the audience at the Planetary Defense Conference in College Park, Maryland. "We’re also creating and/or leveraging new technologies for DART that I believe are going to be useful for future space exploration programs." The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) will be the first ever space mission to demonstrate asteroid deflection by a kinetic impactor. The DART mission is being developed and led for @nasa by #JHUAPL. ☄️ #PlanetaryDefense #asteroids #DART #space #asteroidmoon #hittingasteroids #spacescience #appliedphysicslab #DoubleAsteroid #kinetic #Earth #comets #science
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“This meeting aims to bring together experts around the world to discuss threats to our planet from asteroids and comets...So we can do something about it." 🌎 Jason Kalirai, head of the Civil Space program at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, addresses the audience at the Planetary Defense Conference in College Park, Maryland. "We’re also creating and/or leveraging new technologies for DART that I believe are going to be useful for future space exploration programs." The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) will be the first ever space mission to demonstrate asteroid deflection by a kinetic impactor. The DART mission is being developed and led for @nasa by #JHUAPL. ☄️ #PlanetaryDefense #asteroids #DART #space #asteroidmoon #hittingasteroids #spacescience #appliedphysicslab #DoubleAsteroid #kinetic #Earth #comets #science
The #ParkerSolarProbe is no ordinary spacecraft. ☀️🛰A typical spacecraft solar array manages its temperature passively, but the photovoltaic panels on the Parker Solar Probe are different. Their solar cells must be actively cooled. So how do we keep the fastest, hottest spacecraft in the solar system from getting too hot? It’s not unlike the system used to keep the engine in your car from overheating. The cooling system on the Parker probe doesn’t use antifreeze, though. It uses ordinary deionized water, just as you might use in a steam iron. And just like the cooling system in your car, the system is pressurized to prevent the cooling fluid from boiling at high temperatures. At the probe’s closest approach to the sun, the cooling system must be able to handle about 5,900 watts of heat load on the two solar wings. This cooling system ensures that the highest temperature that any photovoltaic cell will ever reach is 120 °C. 😎 @ieeespectrum #JHUAPL #space #spacescience #solarpanels #heliophysics #Sun #sunscience #appliedphysicslab #physics #engineering #solarprobe #NASA #keepingcool #spacecraft
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The #ParkerSolarProbe is no ordinary spacecraft. ☀️🛰A typical spacecraft solar array manages its temperature passively, but the photovoltaic panels on the Parker Solar Probe are different. Their solar cells must be actively cooled. So how do we keep the fastest, hottest spacecraft in the solar system from getting too hot? It’s not unlike the system used to keep the engine in your car from overheating. The cooling system on the Parker probe doesn’t use antifreeze, though. It uses ordinary deionized water, just as you might use in a steam iron. And just like the cooling system in your car, the system is pressurized to prevent the cooling fluid from boiling at high temperatures. At the probe’s closest approach to the sun, the cooling system must be able to handle about 5,900 watts of heat load on the two solar wings. This cooling system ensures that the highest temperature that any photovoltaic cell will ever reach is 120 °C. 😎 @ieeespectrum #JHUAPL #space #spacescience #solarpanels #heliophysics #Sun #sunscience #appliedphysicslab #physics #engineering #solarprobe #NASA #keepingcool #spacecraft
This is the first color photo taken of Earth! 📸🌍 In 1967, the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab built DODGE, the @deptofdefense Gravity Experiment. DODGE was a satellite sent into orbit to study and demonstrate gravity-gradient stabilization - a procedure to keep one face of the satellite always pointing at the Earth - at near-geosynchronous altitudes. To help make certain that the satellite kept pointing toward the Earth, DODGE carried a camera on board. By rotating three color filters in front of the lens, it was able to produce the first color picture ever taken of the whole Earth. The photographs are featured in the November 1967 issue of @natgeo. #JHUAPL #Earth #firstphoto #PhotoOfEarth #OurPlanet #palebluedot #NatGeoPhotos #EarthWeek #photosfromspace #space #Earthscience #appliedphysicslab #coolphoto #satellite
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This is the first color photo taken of Earth! 📸🌍 In 1967, the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab built DODGE, the @deptofdefense Gravity Experiment. DODGE was a satellite sent into orbit to study and demonstrate gravity-gradient stabilization - a procedure to keep one face of the satellite always pointing at the Earth - at near-geosynchronous altitudes. To help make certain that the satellite kept pointing toward the Earth, DODGE carried a camera on board. By rotating three color filters in front of the lens, it was able to produce the first color picture ever taken of the whole Earth. The photographs are featured in the November 1967 issue of @natgeo. #JHUAPL #Earth #firstphoto #PhotoOfEarth #OurPlanet #palebluedot #NatGeoPhotos #EarthWeek #photosfromspace #space #Earthscience #appliedphysicslab #coolphoto #satellite
Repost from @johnshopkinsapl  Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab have observed what appear to be shallow lakes on Saturn's moon #Titan! 🌊These lakes, which seem to disappear between winter and summer (a span of about seven years) are located in the moon’s northern regions. The apparent seasonal disappearance of small methane lakes on Titan is giving scientists insight into the complex hydrologic cycle of Saturn’s largest moon. Titan is the only moon in our solar system with a dense atmosphere, which supports an Earth-like cycle of ethane and methane clouds, rain, and liquid that flows into lakes and seas. Titan is the only planetary body in our solar system other than Earth known to have stable liquid on its surface. Titan is the intended destination of Dragonfly, the proposed APL mission to send a rotorcraft mission to study the ocean world. #JHUAPL #Titan #spacescience #moons #LakesonTitan #wewanttogotothere #Dragonfly #DragonflyTitan #space #spacenews #exploring #solarsystem #appliedphysicslab #space
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Repost from @johnshopkinsapl Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab have observed what appear to be shallow lakes on Saturn's moon #Titan! 🌊These lakes, which seem to disappear between winter and summer (a span of about seven years) are located in the moon’s northern regions. The apparent seasonal disappearance of small methane lakes on Titan is giving scientists insight into the complex hydrologic cycle of Saturn’s largest moon. Titan is the only moon in our solar system with a dense atmosphere, which supports an Earth-like cycle of ethane and methane clouds, rain, and liquid that flows into lakes and seas. Titan is the only planetary body in our solar system other than Earth known to have stable liquid on its surface. Titan is the intended destination of Dragonfly, the proposed APL mission to send a rotorcraft mission to study the ocean world. #JHUAPL #Titan #spacescience #moons #LakesonTitan #wewanttogotothere #Dragonfly #DragonflyTitan #space #spacenews #exploring #solarsystem #appliedphysicslab #space
Repost from @johnhopkinsapl Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab have observed what appear to be shallow lakes on Saturn's moon #Titan! 🌊These lakes, which seem to disappear between winter and summer (a span of about seven years) are located in the moon’s northern regions. The apparent seasonal disappearance of small methane lakes on Titan is giving scientists insight into the complex hydrologic cycle of Saturn’s largest moon. Titan is the only moon in our solar system with a dense atmosphere, which supports an Earth-like cycle of ethane and methane clouds, rain, and liquid that flows into lakes and seas. Titan is the only planetary body in our solar system other than Earth known to have stable liquid on its surface. Titan is the intended destination of Dragonfly, the proposed APL mission to send a rotorcraft mission to study the ocean world. #JHUAPL #Titan #spacescience #moons #LakesonTitan #wewanttogotothere #Dragonfly #DragonflyTitan #space #spacenews #exploring #solarsystem #appliedphysicslab #space
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Repost from @johnhopkinsapl Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab have observed what appear to be shallow lakes on Saturn's moon #Titan! 🌊These lakes, which seem to disappear between winter and summer (a span of about seven years) are located in the moon’s northern regions. The apparent seasonal disappearance of small methane lakes on Titan is giving scientists insight into the complex hydrologic cycle of Saturn’s largest moon. Titan is the only moon in our solar system with a dense atmosphere, which supports an Earth-like cycle of ethane and methane clouds, rain, and liquid that flows into lakes and seas. Titan is the only planetary body in our solar system other than Earth known to have stable liquid on its surface. Titan is the intended destination of Dragonfly, the proposed APL mission to send a rotorcraft mission to study the ocean world. #JHUAPL #Titan #spacescience #moons #LakesonTitan #wewanttogotothere #Dragonfly #DragonflyTitan #space #spacenews #exploring #solarsystem #appliedphysicslab #space
Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab have observed what appear to be shallow lakes on Saturn's moon #Titan! 🌊These lakes, which seem to disappear between winter and summer (a span of about seven years) are located in the moon’s northern regions. The apparent seasonal disappearance of small methane lakes on Titan is giving scientists insight into the complex hydrologic cycle of Saturn’s largest moon. Titan is the only moon in our solar system with a dense atmosphere, which supports an Earth-like cycle of ethane and methane clouds, rain, and liquid that flows into lakes and seas. Titan is the only planetary body in our solar system other than Earth known to have stable liquid on its surface. Titan is the intended destination of Dragonfly, the proposed APL mission to send a rotorcraft mission to study the ocean world. #JHUAPL #Titan #spacescience #moons #LakesonTitan #wewanttogotothere #Dragonfly #DragonflyTitan #space #spacenews #exploring #solarsystem #appliedphysicslab #space
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Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab have observed what appear to be shallow lakes on Saturn's moon #Titan! 🌊These lakes, which seem to disappear between winter and summer (a span of about seven years) are located in the moon’s northern regions. The apparent seasonal disappearance of small methane lakes on Titan is giving scientists insight into the complex hydrologic cycle of Saturn’s largest moon. Titan is the only moon in our solar system with a dense atmosphere, which supports an Earth-like cycle of ethane and methane clouds, rain, and liquid that flows into lakes and seas. Titan is the only planetary body in our solar system other than Earth known to have stable liquid on its surface. Titan is the intended destination of Dragonfly, the proposed APL mission to send a rotorcraft mission to study the ocean world. #JHUAPL #Titan #spacescience #moons #LakesonTitan #wewanttogotothere #Dragonfly #DragonflyTitan #space #spacenews #exploring #solarsystem #appliedphysicslab #space
“When Taylor started stringing long sentences together and Dwight’s language started slowing down, panic started to settle in.  All of my family thought I was being dramatic. They said girls are always progressing faster than boys. I received his diagnosis of autism three months shy of his third birthday. It was devastating. I had no idea what autism was; my only reference was the movie Rain Man. The doctor sent me home with a book and a 'good luck.' I cried for 24 hours and then I got to work on being his advocate -- and I have not slowed down since. Throughout Dwight's life I have pushed and kicked doors down to make sure that he enjoyed the same opportunities and experiences that come so naturally for children without a disability. Now he has a great love of a variety of music. He learned to swim, ice skate, and ride horses. He was a Boy Scout. He played on an ice hockey team for special needs kids. He learned how to communicate through American sign language. I am trying to ensure that as my son transitions into adult life, it is one of meaning and purpose. Dwight deserves to be respected and treated with compassion for the good man that he is. To live a life with dignity." Gerri Tennyson is a managing executive administrator at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, and the mother of twins — one of whom is on the autism spectrum. #AutismAwarenessMonth #JHUAPL #autism #LifewithAutism #LifeattheLab #appliedphysicslab
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“When Taylor started stringing long sentences together and Dwight’s language started slowing down, panic started to settle in. All of my family thought I was being dramatic. They said girls are always progressing faster than boys. I received his diagnosis of autism three months shy of his third birthday. It was devastating. I had no idea what autism was; my only reference was the movie Rain Man. The doctor sent me home with a book and a 'good luck.' I cried for 24 hours and then I got to work on being his advocate -- and I have not slowed down since. Throughout Dwight's life I have pushed and kicked doors down to make sure that he enjoyed the same opportunities and experiences that come so naturally for children without a disability. Now he has a great love of a variety of music. He learned to swim, ice skate, and ride horses. He was a Boy Scout. He played on an ice hockey team for special needs kids. He learned how to communicate through American sign language. I am trying to ensure that as my son transitions into adult life, it is one of meaning and purpose. Dwight deserves to be respected and treated with compassion for the good man that he is. To live a life with dignity." Gerri Tennyson is a managing executive administrator at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, and the mother of twins — one of whom is on the autism spectrum. #AutismAwarenessMonth #JHUAPL #autism #LifewithAutism #LifeattheLab #appliedphysicslab
A full-scale prototype of the Europa Clipper's high-gain antenna is undergoing testing in the Experimental Test Range at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. The antenna will take a long journey aboard Europa Clipper, a spacecraft that will conduct detailed reconnaissance of Jupiter's moon Europa to see whether the icy orb could harbor conditions suitable for life. Scientists believe there's a massive salty ocean beneath Europa's icy surface. The antenna will beam back high-resolution images and scientific data from Europa Clipper's cameras and science instruments. -
Learn more on nasa.gov/Europa and follow our friends who are managing the project @nasa_langley and @nasajpl!! 💫
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A full-scale prototype of the Europa Clipper's high-gain antenna is undergoing testing in the Experimental Test Range at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. The antenna will take a long journey aboard Europa Clipper, a spacecraft that will conduct detailed reconnaissance of Jupiter's moon Europa to see whether the icy orb could harbor conditions suitable for life. Scientists believe there's a massive salty ocean beneath Europa's icy surface. The antenna will beam back high-resolution images and scientific data from Europa Clipper's cameras and science instruments. -
Learn more on nasa.gov/Europa and follow our friends who are managing the project @nasa_langley and @nasajpl !! 💫
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“I can still remember the feeling I got the day he was officially diagnosed at 18 months. It was something I couldn’t fathom and I was probably in denial for a while. Denial served a purpose for me. I’m a scientist; an immunologist by training. That gave me a vantage point in looking into autism. I immediately took a scientific approach to dealing with this new diagnosis and looked to see how my son’s immune system was impacted. My training and my approach helped me cope, but it also helped me start to recover my son and get him to start regaining skills, growing to his potential and his unique abilities. Today he’s a happy, Lego-loving, vacation seeker, dancing fanatic and funny eight-year-old boy. He’s in second grade, on grade level, with the most loving and genuine teachers and therapists that value autism in the inclusive classroom. As a scientist, I wish I could teach the world that human diversity and neurological differences like autism are just 'different' variations of the norm." Kathy Santos is a senior scientist in the Asymmetric Operations Sector's Applied Biology Group, and the mother of twin boys — one of whom is on the autism spectrum. #JHUAPL #Autism #AutismAwarenessMonth #LifeattheLab #LivingwithAutism #science #scientists #appliedphysicslab #biology #understandingAutism
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“I can still remember the feeling I got the day he was officially diagnosed at 18 months. It was something I couldn’t fathom and I was probably in denial for a while. Denial served a purpose for me. I’m a scientist; an immunologist by training. That gave me a vantage point in looking into autism. I immediately took a scientific approach to dealing with this new diagnosis and looked to see how my son’s immune system was impacted. My training and my approach helped me cope, but it also helped me start to recover my son and get him to start regaining skills, growing to his potential and his unique abilities. Today he’s a happy, Lego-loving, vacation seeker, dancing fanatic and funny eight-year-old boy. He’s in second grade, on grade level, with the most loving and genuine teachers and therapists that value autism in the inclusive classroom. As a scientist, I wish I could teach the world that human diversity and neurological differences like autism are just 'different& #039; variations of the norm." Kathy Santos is a senior scientist in the Asymmetric Operations Sector's Applied Biology Group, and the mother of twin boys — one of whom is on the autism spectrum. #JHUAPL #Autism #AutismAwarenessMonth #LifeattheLab #LivingwithAutism #science #scientists #appliedphysicslab #biology #understandingAutism
The Parker Solar Probe has achieved 2nd perihelion, or closest approach to the Sun! ☀🛰 At 6:40 p.m. EDT on April 4, 2019, the spacecraft passed within 15 million miles of our star, tying its distance record as the closest spacecraft ever to the Sun. Traveling at 213,200 miles per hour during this perihelion, it is the fastest human-made object in the universe. The Parker Solar Probe was designed, built, and is operated for @nasa by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. #JHUAPL #heliophysics #ParkerSolarProbe #space #NASA #AppliedPhysicsLab #fastesthottestmission #Sun #spacecraft
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The Parker Solar Probe has achieved 2nd perihelion, or closest approach to the Sun! ☀🛰 At 6:40 p.m. EDT on April 4, 2019, the spacecraft passed within 15 million miles of our star, tying its distance record as the closest spacecraft ever to the Sun. Traveling at 213,200 miles per hour during this perihelion, it is the fastest human-made object in the universe. The Parker Solar Probe was designed, built, and is operated for @nasa by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. #JHUAPL #heliophysics #ParkerSolarProbe #space #NASA #AppliedPhysicsLab #fastesthottestmission #Sun #spacecraft
Oh the places you'll go for science. 🌎 In this pic from 1971, APL's Gilbert B. Seymour stands on ice near old makeshift mileage signs in Antarctica, none of which are particularly accurate. The South Pole is covered by a slow-moving glacier, which means any marker identifying a fixed geographical point would change over time. An APL satellite navigation was sent to Antarctica to fix the position of the pole and other points. As a result, repeated measurements as to the position of the South Pole can indicate just how much - and in what direction - the ice moves over time. #JHUAPL #SouthPole #science #satellites #ice #Antarctica #glacier #ThrowbackThursday #Throwback #PhotosFromHistory #ScienceinHistory #Science #appliedphysicslab
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Oh the places you'll go for science. 🌎 In this pic from 1971, APL's Gilbert B. Seymour stands on ice near old makeshift mileage signs in Antarctica, none of which are particularly accurate. The South Pole is covered by a slow-moving glacier, which means any marker identifying a fixed geographical point would change over time. An APL satellite navigation was sent to Antarctica to fix the position of the pole and other points. As a result, repeated measurements as to the position of the South Pole can indicate just how much - and in what direction - the ice moves over time. #JHUAPL #SouthPole #science #satellites #ice #Antarctica #glacier #ThrowbackThursday #Throwback #PhotosFromHistory #ScienceinHistory #Science #appliedphysicslab
New Horizons continues to reveal more about the mysterious Kuiper Belt! This video, soundtracked by @brianmayforreal, is a sequence put together from actual @nasa New Horizons images during the approach! 📸 We see 2014 MU69 (nicknamed Ultima Thule) transform from a faint dot 20 million miles (31 million kilometers) away, indistinguishable from thousands of background stars, to a newly revealed world unlike any seen before. The final image is a parting crescent view of Ultima Thule, taken 10 minutes after closest approach occurred at 12:33 a.m. EST on Jan. 1, 2019. (Image credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute/National Optical Astronomy Observatory/Brian May/Maria Banks/Roman Tkachenko) @southwestresearchinstitute #JHUAPL #NewHorizons #NASA #spacecraft #space #spacestories #science #UltimaThule #Ultimaflyby #JohnsHopkins #AppliedPhysicsLab #APL #KuiperBelt #KBO #sciencestories #amazing #photosfromspace #cool
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New Horizons continues to reveal more about the mysterious Kuiper Belt! This video, soundtracked by @brianmayforreal , is a sequence put together from actual @nasa New Horizons images during the approach! 📸 We see 2014 MU69 (nicknamed Ultima Thule) transform from a faint dot 20 million miles (31 million kilometers) away, indistinguishable from thousands of background stars, to a newly revealed world unlike any seen before. The final image is a parting crescent view of Ultima Thule, taken 10 minutes after closest approach occurred at 12:33 a.m. EST on Jan. 1, 2019. (Image credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute/National Optical Astronomy Observatory/Brian May/Maria Banks/Roman Tkachenko) @southwestresearchinstitute #JHUAPL #NewHorizons #NASA #spacecraft #space #spacestories #science #UltimaThule #Ultimaflyby #JohnsHopkins #AppliedPhysicsLab #APL #KuiperBelt #KBO #sciencestories #amazing #photosfromspace #cool
It was early in the JHUAPL space program, in the 50s and 60s, that Helen Hopfield began her long study in order to gain a better understanding of the troposphere. Her significant findings would prove incredibly valuable to determining the accuracy of the early satellite navigation system. Years later, APL’s Nelli Mosavi is breaking boundaries as the Van Allen Probes project manager in the Space Exploration Sector. #ThrowbackThursday #ThenandNow #WomensHistoryMonth #JHUAPL #appliedphysicslab #sciencehistory #WomeninSTEM #spacescience #womeninspace #NASA #history #tbt
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It was early in the JHUAPL space program, in the 50s and 60s, that Helen Hopfield began her long study in order to gain a better understanding of the troposphere. Her significant findings would prove incredibly valuable to determining the accuracy of the early satellite navigation system. Years later, APL’s Nelli Mosavi is breaking boundaries as the Van Allen Probes project manager in the Space Exploration Sector. #ThrowbackThursday #ThenandNow #WomensHistoryMonth #JHUAPL #appliedphysicslab #sciencehistory #WomeninSTEM #spacescience #womeninspace #NASA #history #tbt
Defining Innovations 9⃣: Low-Cost Planetary Exploration. The high cost of the space shuttle program in the late 1970s and 1980s significantly reduced funding for @NASA’s planetary science missions, which at the time typically cost more than $1 billion each. Undeterred, JHUAPL proposed a generation of ambitious, low-cost planetary missions. As a result, APL developed the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) mission, the first to orbit an asteroid. The spacecraft was designed and developed more rapidly and less expensively than had ever been attempted for a planetary science mission. The success of the NEAR mission established APL as a national leader in low-cost planetary exploration and inspired the creation of NASA’s Discovery and New Frontiers programs. This paved the way for the profound scientific discoveries resulting from APL’s MESSENGER Mercury orbiter, New Horizons, and the Parker Solar Probe. #DefiningInnovations #posters #JHUAPL #innovation #science #engineering #appliedphysicslab #NewHorizons #space #spaceexploration #asteroid #ParkerSolarProbe #NewFrontiers #spacemissions #planetaryexploration #Eros #Pluto #NEAR
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Defining Innovations 9⃣: Low-Cost Planetary Exploration. The high cost of the space shuttle program in the late 1970s and 1980s significantly reduced funding for @NASA ’s planetary science missions, which at the time typically cost more than $1 billion each. Undeterred, JHUAPL proposed a generation of ambitious, low-cost planetary missions. As a result, APL developed the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) mission, the first to orbit an asteroid. The spacecraft was designed and developed more rapidly and less expensively than had ever been attempted for a planetary science mission. The success of the NEAR mission established APL as a national leader in low-cost planetary exploration and inspired the creation of NASA’s Discovery and New Frontiers programs. This paved the way for the profound scientific discoveries resulting from APL’s MESSENGER Mercury orbiter, New Horizons, and the Parker Solar Probe. #DefiningInnovations #posters #JHUAPL #innovation #science #engineering #appliedphysicslab #NewHorizons #space #spaceexploration #asteroid #ParkerSolarProbe #NewFrontiers #spacemissions #planetaryexploration #Eros #Pluto #NEAR
Defining Innovations 8⃣: Cooperative Engagement Capability. Faced with the threat of highly advanced air and missile attacks against its battle groups in the 1980s, the @usnavy called on JHUAPL to develop a real-time sensor networking concept called the Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC). The CEC would combine and integrate radar measurements of multiple ships into composite tracks that would be more accurate and persistent than tracks generated by individual ship radars. Today CEC is installed in more than 120 U.S. Navy ships and airborne early warning aircraft and provides the foundation for the next-generation Naval Integrated Fire Control – Counter Air (NIFC-CA) capability, which allows Navy ships and aircraft to engage threats well beyond the horizon. #DefiningInnovations #posters #JHUAPL #innovation #science #engineering #appliedphysicslab #Navy #missiles #ships #military #militarytech #technology #Navytech
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Defining Innovations 8⃣: Cooperative Engagement Capability. Faced with the threat of highly advanced air and missile attacks against its battle groups in the 1980s, the @usnavy called on JHUAPL to develop a real-time sensor networking concept called the Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC). The CEC would combine and integrate radar measurements of multiple ships into composite tracks that would be more accurate and persistent than tracks generated by individual ship radars. Today CEC is installed in more than 120 U.S. Navy ships and airborne early warning aircraft and provides the foundation for the next-generation Naval Integrated Fire Control – Counter Air (NIFC-CA) capability, which allows Navy ships and aircraft to engage threats well beyond the horizon. #DefiningInnovations #posters #JHUAPL #innovation #science #engineering #appliedphysicslab #Navy #missiles #ships #military #militarytech #technology #Navytech
Defining Innovations 7⃣: Tomahawk. In the early 1970s, the @usnavy sought the help of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab to field a long-range nuclear cruise missile that could navigate heavily defended environments and strike strategic targets. APL engineers applied terrain contour matching (TERCOM) technology, which matches the missile’s onboard altimeter readings to elevation maps stored in its computer. TERCOM remains operational on Tomahawk for use when GPS is not available. #DefiningInnovations #posters #JHUAPL #innovation #science #engineering #appliedphysicslab #Tomahawks #Navy #militarytech #military #TERCOM #missiles #Navytech @deptofdefense
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Defining Innovations 7⃣: Tomahawk. In the early 1970s, the @usnavy sought the help of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab to field a long-range nuclear cruise missile that could navigate heavily defended environments and strike strategic targets. APL engineers applied terrain contour matching (TERCOM) technology, which matches the missile’s onboard altimeter readings to elevation maps stored in its computer. TERCOM remains operational on Tomahawk for use when GPS is not available. #DefiningInnovations #posters #JHUAPL #innovation #science #engineering #appliedphysicslab #Tomahawks #Navy #militarytech #military #TERCOM #missiles #Navytech @deptofdefense
Defining Innovations 6⃣: SATRACK. The @usnavy launched an initiative in the 1970s to improve the accuracy of its submarine-launched ballistic missiles. To meet this critical challenge, JHUAPL developed SATRACK. SATRACK is a missile-borne instrumentation package that collects raw GPS data which, combined with missile telemetry and detailed error-estimation models, is used to predict missile accuracy. APL’s technology and methodology were quickly adopted by the Navy, cutting in half the number of flight tests required to precisely estimate weapon system accuracy and thus saving billions of dollars in flight-test costs. APL’s developments enabled the Navy to successfully deploy Trident II and achieve an unparalleled level of accuracy, ensuring that the U.S. Strategic Command is able to fulfill its mission. #DefiningInnovations #posters #JHUAPL #innovation #science #engineering #appliedphysicslab #Navy #Navytech #militarytech #military #technology #submarines #missiles #StrategicCommand
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Defining Innovations 6⃣: SATRACK. The @usnavy launched an initiative in the 1970s to improve the accuracy of its submarine-launched ballistic missiles. To meet this critical challenge, JHUAPL developed SATRACK. SATRACK is a missile-borne instrumentation package that collects raw GPS data which, combined with missile telemetry and detailed error-estimation models, is used to predict missile accuracy. APL’s technology and methodology were quickly adopted by the Navy, cutting in half the number of flight tests required to precisely estimate weapon system accuracy and thus saving billions of dollars in flight-test costs. APL’s developments enabled the Navy to successfully deploy Trident II and achieve an unparalleled level of accuracy, ensuring that the U.S. Strategic Command is able to fulfill its mission. #DefiningInnovations #posters #JHUAPL #innovation #science #engineering #appliedphysicslab #Navy #Navytech #militarytech #military #technology #submarines #missiles #StrategicCommand
Defining Innovations 5⃣: Advanced Sonar Array. When experiments with long-line towed sonar arrays in the 1980s failed to detect threat submarines at longer ranges as expected, APL developed the tests, prototypes, models, and detailed ocean physics and engineering analyses needed to unlock the potential of this revolutionary technology application. APL led developments and prototyping efforts that profoundly improved our ability to detect advanced threat submarines at significantly increased ranges. APL’s groundbreaking undersea research and development provided the foundation for the powerful long-range towed arrays in use throughout the @usnavy today aboard submarines, surface combatants, and surveillance platforms, and guided the stealth design requirements for multiple generations of U.S. submarines. #DefiningInnovations #posters #JHUAPL #innovation #science #engineering #appliedphysicslab #Navy #sonar #submarines #research #development #militarytech #technology @deptofdefense
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Defining Innovations 5⃣: Advanced Sonar Array. When experiments with long-line towed sonar arrays in the 1980s failed to detect threat submarines at longer ranges as expected, APL developed the tests, prototypes, models, and detailed ocean physics and engineering analyses needed to unlock the potential of this revolutionary technology application. APL led developments and prototyping efforts that profoundly improved our ability to detect advanced threat submarines at significantly increased ranges. APL’s groundbreaking undersea research and development provided the foundation for the powerful long-range towed arrays in use throughout the @usnavy today aboard submarines, surface combatants, and surveillance platforms, and guided the stealth design requirements for multiple generations of U.S. submarines. #DefiningInnovations #posters #JHUAPL #innovation #science #engineering #appliedphysicslab #Navy #sonar #submarines #research #development #militarytech #technology @deptofdefense
Break out the 3D glasses! 😎 The New Horizons team at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory has created new stereo views of the Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69, nicknamed Ultima Thule. "We have been looking forward to this high-quality stereo view since long before the flyby,” added John Spencer, New Horizons deputy project scientist from SwRI. “Now we can use this rich, three-dimensional view to help us understand how Ultima Thule came to have its extraordinary shape." JHUAPL designed, built and operates the New Horizons spacecraft, and manages the mission for @nasa. (Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI) @southwestresearchinstitute #JHUAPL #NewHorizons #NASA #spacecraft #space #spacestories #science #UltimaThule #Ultimaflyby #JohnsHopkins #AppliedPhysicsLab #APL #KuiperBelt #KBO #sciencestories #amazing #photosfromspace #cool
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Break out the 3D glasses! 😎 The New Horizons team at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory has created new stereo views of the Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69, nicknamed Ultima Thule. "We have been looking forward to this high-quality stereo view since long before the flyby,” added John Spencer, New Horizons deputy project scientist from SwRI. “Now we can use this rich, three-dimensional view to help us understand how Ultima Thule came to have its extraordinary shape." JHUAPL designed, built and operates the New Horizons spacecraft, and manages the mission for @nasa. (Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI) @southwestresearchinstitute #JHUAPL #NewHorizons #NASA #spacecraft #space #spacestories #science #UltimaThule #Ultimaflyby #JohnsHopkins #AppliedPhysicsLab #APL #KuiperBelt #KBO #sciencestories #amazing #photosfromspace #cool
Defining Innovations 4⃣: AMFAR & the Phased Array Radar. By the 1950s, existing radar technology was unable to detect, track, and guide U.S. surface-to-air missiles against multiple attacking enemy aircraft or missiles. To address this critical challenge, JHUAPL developed a “phased array” radar system for the @usnavy. It was designed to provide the near-instantaneous scanning, tracking, and closed-loop guidance needed to defend against simultaneous aircraft and missile raids. By 1969, APL had built and tested a prototype phased array radar system known as AMFAR (advanced multi-function array radar). Today, the legacy of APL’s AMFAR lives on in the AN/SPY-1 radar and its successors, which provide the continuous radar coverage needed to defend the U.S. Navy. #DefiningInnovations #posters #JHUAPL #innovation #science #engineering #appliedphysicslab #Navy #militarytech #technology #radar #techhistory #militaryhistory #Navytech #missiles #AMFAR
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Defining Innovations 4⃣: AMFAR & the Phased Array Radar. By the 1950s, existing radar technology was unable to detect, track, and guide U.S. surface-to-air missiles against multiple attacking enemy aircraft or missiles. To address this critical challenge, JHUAPL developed a “phased array” radar system for the @usnavy. It was designed to provide the near-instantaneous scanning, tracking, and closed-loop guidance needed to defend against simultaneous aircraft and missile raids. By 1969, APL had built and tested a prototype phased array radar system known as AMFAR (advanced multi-function array radar). Today, the legacy of APL’s AMFAR lives on in the AN/SPY-1 radar and its successors, which provide the continuous radar coverage needed to defend the U.S. Navy. #DefiningInnovations #posters #JHUAPL #innovation #science #engineering #appliedphysicslab #Navy #militarytech #technology #radar #techhistory #militaryhistory #Navytech #missiles #AMFAR
Defining Innovations 2⃣: Surface-to-Air Missiles. In 1944, the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab set out to develop a guided missile that could strike enemy aircraft at a distance of 10–20 nautical miles. By the next year, they had conducted the first successful supersonic ramjet engine flight test. With continuous advances in aerodynamics and missile guidance control technology, APL gave birth to the @usnavy’s first generation of surface-to-air guided missiles—Talos, Terrier, and Tartar. The need for smaller missiles aboard ship led the Navy to adopt an APL design that reduced the size of dorsal fins and relied primarily on tail-fin steering control. Today, APL remains the technical direction agent for the Navy’s Standard Missile program. #DefiningInnovations #posters #JHUAPL #innovation #science #engineering #appliedphysicslab #militarytech #Navy #missiles #DoD #usmilitary @deptofdefense
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Defining Innovations 2⃣: Surface-to-Air Missiles. In 1944, the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab set out to develop a guided missile that could strike enemy aircraft at a distance of 10–20 nautical miles. By the next year, they had conducted the first successful supersonic ramjet engine flight test. With continuous advances in aerodynamics and missile guidance control technology, APL gave birth to the @usnavy ’s first generation of surface-to-air guided missiles—Talos, Terrier, and Tartar. The need for smaller missiles aboard ship led the Navy to adopt an APL design that reduced the size of dorsal fins and relied primarily on tail-fin steering control. Today, APL remains the technical direction agent for the Navy’s Standard Missile program. #DefiningInnovations #posters #JHUAPL #innovation #science #engineering #appliedphysicslab #militarytech #Navy #missiles #DoD #usmilitary @deptofdefense
Defining Innovations 1⃣: The Radio Proximity Fuze.  Less than six months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Applied Physics Lab was established to perfect and field one of America’s most closely guarded wartime secrets—the radio proximity fuze. When it was fielded, the radio proximity fuze reduced the number of anti-aircraft shells required to down an enemy aircraft from an average of 2,400 to just a few. More than 23 million fuzes were produced for U.S. and Allied forces during the war, dramatically increasing the effectiveness of air defenses in the Pacific and playing a vital role in the Battle of the Bulge in Europe. The radio proximity fuze has been judged by historians as one of the three most important developments of the war—along with radar and the atomic bomb. #DefiningInnovations #posters #JHUAPL #innovation #science #engineering #appliedphysicslab #historyofscience #WWII #PearlHarbor #inventions #history #ProximityFuze
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Defining Innovations 1⃣: The Radio Proximity Fuze. Less than six months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Applied Physics Lab was established to perfect and field one of America’s most closely guarded wartime secrets—the radio proximity fuze. When it was fielded, the radio proximity fuze reduced the number of anti-aircraft shells required to down an enemy aircraft from an average of 2,400 to just a few. More than 23 million fuzes were produced for U.S. and Allied forces during the war, dramatically increasing the effectiveness of air defenses in the Pacific and playing a vital role in the Battle of the Bulge in Europe. The radio proximity fuze has been judged by historians as one of the three most important developments of the war—along with radar and the atomic bomb. #DefiningInnovations #posters #JHUAPL #innovation #science #engineering #appliedphysicslab #historyofscience #WWII #PearlHarbor #inventions #history #ProximityFuze
Among the thousands of critical contributions to national security and space exploration, there are a number of defining innovations that have been created, concept to completion, right here at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab. These revolutionary advances have ignited new engineering accomplishments globally, saved lives, and secured the United States against threats at home and abroad. The defining innovations are game-changing breakthroughs in technology, and have created inflection points in history. APL developed the Defining Innovations poster series to celebrate these breakthroughs! They are available now and free to download. Link in bio (under About -> Defining Innovations). #JHUAPL #DefiningInnovations #science #technology #research #engineering #development #innovations #militarytech #spacetech #appliedphysics #posters #appliedphysicslab
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Among the thousands of critical contributions to national security and space exploration, there are a number of defining innovations that have been created, concept to completion, right here at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab. These revolutionary advances have ignited new engineering accomplishments globally, saved lives, and secured the United States against threats at home and abroad. The defining innovations are game-changing breakthroughs in technology, and have created inflection points in history. APL developed the Defining Innovations poster series to celebrate these breakthroughs! They are available now and free to download. Link in bio (under About -> Defining Innovations). #JHUAPL #DefiningInnovations #science #technology #research #engineering #development #innovations #militarytech #spacetech #appliedphysics #posters #appliedphysicslab
Hitting an asteroid head-on is a unique challenge. Especially when we don't yet have a clear picture of what the Didymos system looks like. ☄️️ SMART Nav is the autonomous algorithm on DART that makes the decisions related to navigating the spacecraft. It will help guide the spacecraft into Didymos -B, the asteroid moon target of the mission, and keep DART from flying blind. "The Didymos system is a tidally locked binary," explains Michelle Chen, SMART Nav Lead for #JHUAPL, "meaning that the same side of Didymos-B always faces Didymos-A, like the same side of our Moon always faces us. But we are unsure of the exact shape of either of the asteroids; their albedo, or light reflecting off the asteroids; or whether there could be a potential third body in the system." DART will be the first ever space mission to demonstrate asteroid deflection by kinetic impactor on a binary asteroid target, and is planned to intercept the secondary member of the Near-Earth Asteroid Didymos binary system in October 2022. #JHUAPL #asteroids #Didymos #DART #spacemission  #spacenews #spacefacts  #spacestories #crashingintoasteroids #space #appliedphysicslab #JohnsHopkins #APL #planetarydefense #science #intospace #moons #spacecraft #asteroidmoon #physics
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Hitting an asteroid head-on is a unique challenge. Especially when we don't yet have a clear picture of what the Didymos system looks like. ☄️️ SMART Nav is the autonomous algorithm on DART that makes the decisions related to navigating the spacecraft. It will help guide the spacecraft into Didymos -B, the asteroid moon target of the mission, and keep DART from flying blind. "The Didymos system is a tidally locked binary," explains Michelle Chen, SMART Nav Lead for #JHUAPL, "meaning that the same side of Didymos-B always faces Didymos-A, like the same side of our Moon always faces us. But we are unsure of the exact shape of either of the asteroids; their albedo, or light reflecting off the asteroids; or whether there could be a potential third body in the system." DART will be the first ever space mission to demonstrate asteroid deflection by kinetic impactor on a binary asteroid target, and is planned to intercept the secondary member of the Near-Earth Asteroid Didymos binary system in October 2022. #JHUAPL #asteroids #Didymos #DART #spacemission #spacenews #spacefacts #spacestories #crashingintoasteroids #space #appliedphysicslab #JohnsHopkins #APL #planetarydefense #science #intospace #moons #spacecraft #asteroidmoon #physics
Wahnsinn! Da rast eine Sonde mit 51.500 km/h durchs All und macht aus gerade mal 6.600 km Entfernung solche scharfen Bilder von einem ca 32 km langen "Schneemann". Erstaunlich! 🤯

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Spot On! New Horizons has sent back the sharpest views of MU69, nicknamed Ultima Thule! 📸 The most detailed images of Ultima Thule -- obtained just minutes before the spacecraft's closest approach at 12:33 a.m. EST on Jan. 1 -- have a resolution of about 110 feet (33 meters) per pixel. Their combination of higher spatial resolution and a favorable viewing geometry offer an unprecedented opportunity to investigate the surface of Ultima Thule, believed to be the most primitive object ever encountered by a spacecraft. @nasa @southwestresearchinstitute #JHUAPL  #NewHorizons  #NASA #spacecraft  #space  #spacestories #science  #UltimaThule  #Ultimaflyby #JohnsHopkins  #AppliedPhysicsLab #APL  #KuiperBelt  #KBO #newspacephotos  #amazing #photosfromspace #cool #MU69 #nofilter
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Wahnsinn! Da rast eine Sonde mit 51.500 km/h durchs All und macht aus gerade mal 6.600 km Entfernung solche scharfen Bilder von einem ca 32 km langen "Schneemann". Erstaunlich! 🤯

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Spot On! New Horizons has sent back the sharpest views of MU69, nicknamed Ultima Thule! 📸 The most detailed images of Ultima Thule -- obtained just minutes before the spacecraft's closest approach at 12:33 a.m. EST on Jan. 1 -- have a resolution of about 110 feet (33 meters) per pixel. Their combination of higher spatial resolution and a favorable viewing geometry offer an unprecedented opportunity to investigate the surface of Ultima Thule, believed to be the most primitive object ever encountered by a spacecraft. @nasa  @southwestresearchinstitute #JHUAPL  #NewHorizons  #NASA #spacecraft  #space  #spacestories #science  #UltimaThule  #Ultimaflyby #JohnsHopkins  #AppliedPhysicsLab #APL  #KuiperBelt  #KBO #newspacephotos  #amazing #photosfromspace #cool #MU69 #nofilter
Spot On! New Horizons has sent back the sharpest views of MU69, nicknamed Ultima Thule! 📸 The most detailed images of Ultima Thule -- obtained just minutes before the spacecraft's closest approach at 12:33 a.m. EST on Jan. 1 -- have a resolution of about 110 feet (33 meters) per pixel. Their combination of higher spatial resolution and a favorable viewing geometry offer an unprecedented opportunity to investigate the surface of Ultima Thule, believed to be the most primitive object ever encountered by a spacecraft. @nasa @southwestresearchinstitute #JHUAPL  #NewHorizons  #NASA #spacecraft  #space  #spacestories #science  #UltimaThule  #Ultimaflyby #JohnsHopkins  #AppliedPhysicsLab #APL  #KuiperBelt  #KBO #newspacephotos  #amazing #photosfromspace #cool #MU69
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Spot On! New Horizons has sent back the sharpest views of MU69, nicknamed Ultima Thule! 📸 The most detailed images of Ultima Thule -- obtained just minutes before the spacecraft's closest approach at 12:33 a.m. EST on Jan. 1 -- have a resolution of about 110 feet (33 meters) per pixel. Their combination of higher spatial resolution and a favorable viewing geometry offer an unprecedented opportunity to investigate the surface of Ultima Thule, believed to be the most primitive object ever encountered by a spacecraft. @nasa  @southwestresearchinstitute #JHUAPL  #NewHorizons  #NASA #spacecraft  #space  #spacestories #science  #UltimaThule  #Ultimaflyby #JohnsHopkins  #AppliedPhysicsLab #APL  #KuiperBelt  #KBO #newspacephotos  #amazing #photosfromspace #cool #MU69
NEAR, far, wherever you are! ❤️ Just in time for Valentine's Day in 2000, the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) spacecraft went into orbit around 433 Eros, an S-type asteroid orbiting the Sun mostly between the orbits of Earth and Mars. Taken Feb. 11, 2000, from 1,609 miles away, the picture of the asteroid reveals a heart-shaped depression about 3 miles long. Eros was one of the first asteroids visited by a spacecraft, the first one orbited (Feb 2000), and the first one soft-landed on (Feb 2001). All milestones were a result of the NEAR mission, which was managed for @NASA by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory! #tbt #ThrowbackThursday #Eros #ValentinesDay #space #NEAR #spacecraft #AppliedPhysicsLab #JHUAPL #space #spacehistory #asteroids #appliedphysics #appliedphysicslaboratory #asteroids
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NEAR, far, wherever you are! ❤️ Just in time for Valentine's Day in 2000, the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) spacecraft went into orbit around 433 Eros, an S-type asteroid orbiting the Sun mostly between the orbits of Earth and Mars. Taken Feb. 11, 2000, from 1,609 miles away, the picture of the asteroid reveals a heart-shaped depression about 3 miles long. Eros was one of the first asteroids visited by a spacecraft, the first one orbited (Feb 2000), and the first one soft-landed on (Feb 2001). All milestones were a result of the NEAR mission, which was managed for @NASA by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory! #tbt #ThrowbackThursday #Eros #ValentinesDay #space #NEAR #spacecraft #AppliedPhysicsLab #JHUAPL #space #spacehistory #asteroids #appliedphysics #appliedphysicslaboratory #asteroids
‼️ BREAKING ‼️ Images from NASA New Horizons confirm 2014 MU69 (nicknamed Ultima Thule), is not, as it turns out, quite so round as initially anticipated.

These images from NASA New Horizons demonstrate the highly unusual, flatter shape of the Kuiper Belt Object, the the most distant world ever explored. New Horizons scientists confirmed that the two sections (or "lobes") of Ultima Thule are not spherical. The larger lobe, nicknamed "Ultima," more closely resembles a giant pancake and the smaller lobe, nicknamed "Thule," is shaped like a dented walnut .

Esp: ️ Las imágenes de la NASA New Horizons confirman el MU69 2014 (apodado Ultima Thule), según parece, no son tan redondas como se anticipó inicialmente.

Estas imágenes de la NASA New Horizons demuestran la forma más inusual y plana del objeto del cinturón de Kuiper, el mundo más lejano que se haya explorado. Los científicos de New Horizons confirmaron que las dos secciones (o "lóbulos") de Ultima Thule no son esféricas. El lóbulo más grande, apodado "Ultima", se parece más a un panqueque gigante y el lóbulo más pequeño, apodado "Thule", tiene la forma de una nuez abollada. 
Fuente: @nasa @southwestresearchinstitute
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‼️ BREAKING ‼️ Images from NASA New Horizons confirm 2014 MU69 (nicknamed Ultima Thule), is not, as it turns out, quite so round as initially anticipated.

These images from NASA New Horizons demonstrate the highly unusual, flatter shape of the Kuiper Belt Object, the the most distant world ever explored. New Horizons scientists confirmed that the two sections (or "lobes") of Ultima Thule are not spherical. The larger lobe, nicknamed "Ultima," more closely resembles a giant pancake and the smaller lobe, nicknamed "Thule," is shaped like a dented walnut .

Esp: ️ Las imágenes de la NASA New Horizons confirman el MU69 2014 (apodado Ultima Thule), según parece, no son tan redondas como se anticipó inicialmente.

Estas imágenes de la NASA New Horizons demuestran la forma más inusual y plana del objeto del cinturón de Kuiper, el mundo más lejano que se haya explorado. Los científicos de New Horizons confirmaron que las dos secciones (o "lóbulos") de Ultima Thule no son esféricas. El lóbulo más grande, apodado "Ultima", se parece más a un panqueque gigante y el lóbulo más pequeño, apodado "Thule", tiene la forma de una nuez abollada.
Fuente: @nasa @southwestresearchinstitute
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The truly odd shape of 2014 MU69! The first close-up images of the object, nicknamed Ultima Thule – with its two distinct and, apparently, spherical segments. However, more analysis of approach images and these new departure images have changed that view, in part by revealing an outline of the portion of the KBO that was not illuminated by the Sun, but could be "traced out" as it blocked the view to background stars. Many background stars are also seen in the individual images; watching which stars "blinked out" as the object passed in front them allowed scientists to outline the shape of both lobes, which could then be compared to a model assembled from analyzing pre-flyby images and ground-based telescope observations. @nasa @southwestresearchinstitute #JHUAPL  #NewHorizons  #NASA #spacecraft  #space  #spacestories #science  #UltimaThule  #Ultimaflyby #JohnsHopkins  #AppliedPhysicsLab #APL  #KuiperBelt  #KBO #newspacephotos  #amazing #photosfromspace #cool #MU69
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The truly odd shape of 2014 MU69! The first close-up images of the object, nicknamed Ultima Thule – with its two distinct and, apparently, spherical segments. However, more analysis of approach images and these new departure images have changed that view, in part by revealing an outline of the portion of the KBO that was not illuminated by the Sun, but could be "traced out" as it blocked the view to background stars. Many background stars are also seen in the individual images; watching which stars "blinked out" as the object passed in front them allowed scientists to outline the shape of both lobes, which could then be compared to a model assembled from analyzing pre-flyby images and ground-based telescope observations. @nasa  @southwestresearchinstitute #JHUAPL  #NewHorizons  #NASA #spacecraft  #space  #spacestories #science  #UltimaThule  #Ultimaflyby #JohnsHopkins  #AppliedPhysicsLab #APL  #KuiperBelt  #KBO #newspacephotos  #amazing #photosfromspace #cool #MU69
Members of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab represented the Lab at the WELocal conference in Baltimore this weekend. Assistant Director Christine Fox, Space Exploration Sector Managing Executive Ann Darrin, New Horizons Mission Ops Manager Alice Bowman, and more participated in a wide range of activities as speakers, panelists, and attendees! 🙌 #SWEatAPL #JHUAPL #WELocal #AppliedPhysicsLab #Baltimore #APL #science #engineering #WomeninSTEM #JohnsHopkins #LifeattheLab
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Members of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab represented the Lab at the WELocal conference in Baltimore this weekend. Assistant Director Christine Fox, Space Exploration Sector Managing Executive Ann Darrin, New Horizons Mission Ops Manager Alice Bowman, and more participated in a wide range of activities as speakers, panelists, and attendees! 🙌 #SWEatAPL #JHUAPL #WELocal #AppliedPhysicsLab #Baltimore #APL #science #engineering #WomeninSTEM #JohnsHopkins #LifeattheLab
This just in: #MU69 is a half-flat snowman ⛄️ From @johnshopkinsapl
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‼️ BREAKING ‼️ Images from NASA New Horizons confirm 2014 MU69 is not, as it turns out, quite so round as initially anticipated. These images from NASA New Horizons demonstrate the highly unusual, flatter shape of the Kuiper Belt Object, the the most distant world ever explored. New Horizons scientists confirmed that the two sections (or "lobes") are not spherical. The larger lobe more closely resembles a giant pancake🥞 and the smaller lobe, is shaped like a dented walnut. @nasa @southwestresearchinstitute #JHUAPL #NewHorizons #NASA #spacecraft #space #spacestories #science #JohnsHopkins #AppliedPhysicsLab #APL #KuiperBelt #KBO #newspacephotos #photosfromspace #spaceexploration
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This just in: #MU69 is a half-flat snowman ⛄️ From @johnshopkinsapl
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‼️ BREAKING ‼️ Images from NASA New Horizons confirm 2014 MU69 is not, as it turns out, quite so round as initially anticipated. These images from NASA New Horizons demonstrate the highly unusual, flatter shape of the Kuiper Belt Object, the the most distant world ever explored. New Horizons scientists confirmed that the two sections (or "lobes") are not spherical. The larger lobe more closely resembles a giant pancake🥞 and the smaller lobe, is shaped like a dented walnut. @nasa @southwestresearchinstitute #JHUAPL #NewHorizons #NASA #spacecraft #space #spacestories #science #JohnsHopkins #AppliedPhysicsLab #APL #KuiperBelt #KBO #newspacephotos #photosfromspace #spaceexploration
Reposted from @itsthemind -  Reposted from @johnshopkinsapl - The unusual shape of #UltimaThule 
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" ‼️ BREAKING ‼️ Images from NASA New Horizons confirm 2014 MU69 (nicknamed Ultima Thule), is not, as it turns out, quite so round as initially anticipated. These images from NASA New Horizons demonstrate the highly unusual, flatter shape of the Kuiper Belt Object, the the most distant world ever explored. New Horizons scientists confirmed that the two sections (or "lobes") of Ultima Thule are not spherical. The larger lobe, nicknamed "Ultima," more closely resembles a giant pancake🥞 and the smaller lobe, nicknamed "Thule," is shaped like a dented walnut . @nasa @southwestresearchinstitute #JHUAPL #NewHorizons #NASA #spacecraft #space #spacestories #science #UltimaThule #Ultimaflyby #JohnsHopkins #AppliedPhysicsLab #APL #KuiperBelt #KBO #newspacephotos #amazing #photosfromspace #cool #MU69 " - #regrann
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Reposted from @itsthemind - Reposted from @johnshopkinsapl - The unusual shape of #UltimaThule
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" ‼️ BREAKING ‼️ Images from NASA New Horizons confirm 2014 MU69 (nicknamed Ultima Thule), is not, as it turns out, quite so round as initially anticipated. These images from NASA New Horizons demonstrate the highly unusual, flatter shape of the Kuiper Belt Object, the the most distant world ever explored. New Horizons scientists confirmed that the two sections (or "lobes") of Ultima Thule are not spherical. The larger lobe, nicknamed "Ultima," more closely resembles a giant pancake🥞 and the smaller lobe, nicknamed "Thule," is shaped like a dented walnut . @nasa @southwestresearchinstitute #JHUAPL #NewHorizons #NASA #spacecraft #space #spacestories #science #UltimaThule #Ultimaflyby #JohnsHopkins #AppliedPhysicsLab #APL #KuiperBelt #KBO #newspacephotos #amazing #photosfromspace #cool #MU69 " - #regrann
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" ‼️ BREAKING ‼️ Images from NASA New Horizons confirm 2014 MU69 (nicknamed Ultima Thule), is not, as it turns out, quite so round as initially anticipated. These images from NASA New Horizons demonstrate the highly unusual, flatter shape of the Kuiper Belt Object, the the most distant world ever explored. New Horizons scientists confirmed that the two sections (or "lobes") of Ultima Thule are not spherical. The larger lobe, nicknamed "Ultima," more closely resembles a giant pancake🥞 and the smaller lobe, nicknamed "Thule," is shaped like a dented walnut . @nasa @southwestresearchinstitute #JHUAPL #NewHorizons #NASA #spacecraft #space #spacestories #science #UltimaThule #Ultimaflyby #JohnsHopkins #AppliedPhysicsLab #APL #KuiperBelt #KBO #newspacephotos #amazing #photosfromspace #cool #MU69 "
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Reposted from @johnshopkinsapl - The unusual shape of #UltimaThule
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" ‼️ BREAKING ‼️ Images from NASA New Horizons confirm 2014 MU69 (nicknamed Ultima Thule), is not, as it turns out, quite so round as initially anticipated. These images from NASA New Horizons demonstrate the highly unusual, flatter shape of the Kuiper Belt Object, the the most distant world ever explored. New Horizons scientists confirmed that the two sections (or "lobes") of Ultima Thule are not spherical. The larger lobe, nicknamed "Ultima," more closely resembles a giant pancake🥞 and the smaller lobe, nicknamed "Thule," is shaped like a dented walnut . @nasa @southwestresearchinstitute #JHUAPL #NewHorizons #NASA #spacecraft #space #spacestories #science #UltimaThule #Ultimaflyby #JohnsHopkins #AppliedPhysicsLab #APL #KuiperBelt #KBO #newspacephotos #amazing #photosfromspace #cool #MU69 "
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‼️ BREAKING ‼️ Images from NASA New Horizons confirm 2014 MU69 (nicknamed Ultima Thule), is not, as it turns out, quite so round as initially anticipated. These images from NASA New Horizons demonstrate the highly unusual, flatter shape of the Kuiper Belt Object, the the most distant world ever explored. New Horizons scientists confirmed that the two sections (or "lobes") of Ultima Thule are not spherical. The larger lobe, nicknamed "Ultima," more closely resembles a giant pancake🥞 and the smaller lobe, nicknamed "Thule," is shaped like a dented walnut . @nasa @southwestresearchinstitute #JHUAPL #NewHorizons #NASA #spacecraft #space #spacestories #science #UltimaThule #Ultimaflyby #JohnsHopkins #AppliedPhysicsLab #APL #KuiperBelt #KBO #newspacephotos #amazing #photosfromspace #cool #MU69
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Heads up — breaking news from New Horizons!
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‼️ BREAKING ‼️ Images from NASA New Horizons confirm 2014 MU69 (nicknamed Ultima Thule), is not, as it turns out, quite so round as initially anticipated. These images from NASA New Horizons demonstrate the highly unusual, flatter shape of the Kuiper Belt Object, the the most distant world ever explored. New Horizons scientists confirmed that the two sections (or "lobes") of Ultima Thule are not spherical. The larger lobe, nicknamed "Ultima," more closely resembles a giant pancake🥞 and the smaller lobe, nicknamed "Thule," is shaped like a dented walnut . @nasa @southwestresearchinstitute #JHUAPL #NewHorizons #NASA #spacecraft #space #spacestories #science #UltimaThule #Ultimaflyby #JohnsHopkins #AppliedPhysicsLab #APL #KuiperBelt #KBO #newspacephotos #amazing #photosfromspace #cool #MU69
‼️ BREAKING ‼️ Images from NASA New Horizons confirm 2014 MU69 (nicknamed Ultima Thule), is not, as it turns out, quite so round as initially anticipated. These images from NASA New Horizons demonstrate the highly unusual, flatter shape of the Kuiper Belt Object, the the most distant world ever explored. New Horizons scientists confirmed that the two sections (or "lobes") of Ultima Thule are not spherical. The larger lobe, nicknamed "Ultima," more closely resembles a giant pancake🥞 and the smaller lobe, nicknamed "Thule," is shaped like a dented walnut . @nasa @southwestresearchinstitute #JHUAPL #NewHorizons #NASA #spacecraft #space #spacestories #science #UltimaThule #Ultimaflyby #JohnsHopkins #AppliedPhysicsLab #APL #KuiperBelt #KBO #newspacephotos #amazing #photosfromspace #cool #MU69
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‼️ BREAKING ‼️ Images from NASA New Horizons confirm 2014 MU69 (nicknamed Ultima Thule), is not, as it turns out, quite so round as initially anticipated. These images from NASA New Horizons demonstrate the highly unusual, flatter shape of the Kuiper Belt Object, the the most distant world ever explored. New Horizons scientists confirmed that the two sections (or "lobes") of Ultima Thule are not spherical. The larger lobe, nicknamed "Ultima," more closely resembles a giant pancake🥞 and the smaller lobe, nicknamed "Thule," is shaped like a dented walnut . @nasa @southwestresearchinstitute #JHUAPL #NewHorizons #NASA #spacecraft #space #spacestories #science #UltimaThule #Ultimaflyby #JohnsHopkins #AppliedPhysicsLab #APL #KuiperBelt #KBO #newspacephotos #amazing #photosfromspace #cool #MU69
An asteroid could destroy humanity like it did dinosaurs. 🦖🦕💥 Luckily, a team at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab has a plan to save the world. DART - the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) - is NASA's demonstration of a kinetic impact spacecraft. In October 2022, DART is planned to intercept the secondary member of the Didymos system, a binary Near-Earth Asteroid system. ☄️️DART is directed by NASA and undertaken by a team led by Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory with support from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Johnson Space Center, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The Planetary Defense Coordination Office within NASA's Science Mission Directorate is the lead for planetary defense activities and is sponsoring this mission. #JHUAPL @NASA @nasagoddard #asteroids #Didymos #DART #spacemission  #spacenews #spacefacts  #spacestories #crashingintoasteroids #space #appliedphysicslab #JohnsHopkins #APL #planetarydefense #science #intospace #moons #spacecraft #asteroidmoon #physics
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An asteroid could destroy humanity like it did dinosaurs. 🦖🦕💥 Luckily, a team at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab has a plan to save the world. DART - the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) - is NASA's demonstration of a kinetic impact spacecraft. In October 2022, DART is planned to intercept the secondary member of the Didymos system, a binary Near-Earth Asteroid system. ☄️️DART is directed by NASA and undertaken by a team led by Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory with support from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Johnson Space Center, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The Planetary Defense Coordination Office within NASA's Science Mission Directorate is the lead for planetary defense activities and is sponsoring this mission. #JHUAPL  title="@NASA" href="/NASA">@NASA @nasagoddard #asteroids  #Didymos #DART #spacemission  #spacenews #spacefacts  #spacestories #crashingintoasteroids #space #appliedphysicslab #JohnsHopkins #APL #planetarydefense #science #intospace #moons #spacecraft #asteroidmoon #physics
The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab kicked off Black History Month with a celebration involving a spoken word performer, jazz band, giveaways, raffles, and a mix of African, Caribbean, and Soul food. Attendees were also encouraged to guess the identity of actors who represented several significant people in history like Billie Holiday, Ida B. Wells, and Duke Ellington. #JHUAPL #BlackHistoryMonth #history #LifeAtTheLab #blackpeopleinhistory #jazzband #APL #AppliedPhysicsLab #DukeEllington #IdaBWells #BillieHoliday
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The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab kicked off Black History Month with a celebration involving a spoken word performer, jazz band, giveaways, raffles, and a mix of African, Caribbean, and Soul food. Attendees were also encouraged to guess the identity of actors who represented several significant people in history like Billie Holiday, Ida B. Wells, and Duke Ellington. #JHUAPL #BlackHistoryMonth #history #LifeAtTheLab #blackpeopleinhistory #jazzband #APL #AppliedPhysicsLab #DukeEllington #IdaBWells #BillieHoliday

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