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Offline cheryl j

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live space images
« on: 22/10/2012 04:07:11 »
What website shows todays or live images of things going on in  space?



 

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Re: live space images
« Reply #1 on: 22/10/2012 08:02:05 »
I'm sure there are many websites that show current "space" images.

SpaceWeather.com shows daily solar images, as well as having links to other websites such as the SOHO website.

Sorry, I don't have links to other websites concentrating on other directions, but wouldn't be surprised if NASA streams all its raw photos onto a website or ftp site somewhere.
 

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Re: live space images
« Reply #2 on: 22/10/2012 22:12:55 »
Images from space tend to be delayed somewhat by whoever owns them. The satellites can't look everywhere at once, so if you want an image of a particular place, you must be satisfied with the most recent images added to the atlas. High resolution images of your own house might be updated once a year or less. Unfortunately, Google Maps doesn't tell you when the images were updated. You can tell where different images meet because one shows green trees and the other shows snow.

If you can afford to pay for recent images of you your house, some satellite owners will schedule a satellite to look your way on its next pass. If you happen to be the head of Homeland Security, you can sometimes spy on your girlfriend from space, but not always.

In the case of weather satellites, they might be updated ever 20 minutes, or so. Here are some NASA satellite images which update frequently.

JPL's Solar System Simulator provides computer generated images of what the planets look like now from a variety of viewpoints. These are not live images from space-based cameras; they are what a real camera might see if it existed and if you could control it.
 

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Re: live space images
« Reply #3 on: 24/10/2012 00:27:21 »
What I meant was if there is a meteor shower going on but its cloudy in your area, is there a website that shows it going on? Ive read on science websites that NASA streams this sort of thing, but when I went to NASAs home site, I still couldnt seem to find it.
 

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Re: live space images
« Reply #5 on: 24/10/2012 08:08:18 »
There is a NASA "fireball" website:

http://fireballs.ndc.nasa.gov/

It tracks meteors and fireballs above the USA.
 

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Re: live space images
« Reply #6 on: 24/10/2012 11:10:53 »
NASA has a website with the latest images downloaded from the Curiosity rover on Mars:
http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/raw/

 

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