Seasons Greetings from the cosmos to Earth...brought to you by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Click on image for full size
Courtesy of NASA, ESA & Mohammad Heydari-Malayeri (Observatoire de Paris, France)
For the Holidays...
News story originally written on December 20, 2001
This is a picture that the Hubble Space Telescope
took of a nebula
. Nebulas are clouds of gas in outer space from which stars form. Because it is red and white and green, it looks like something that could be on front of a holiday card!
Other holiday happenings include Houston, mission control, being changed into "Santa Control" this Christmas Eve. NASA experts will help watch out for Santa. They will measure Santa's speed and reindeer performance, helping Santa get to the many places he needs to be on Christmas Eve. The 3 members of the International Space Station (ISS) will even be watching out for Santa to fly by! "Santa Control, Houston" will be shown on NASA Television during the NASA Video File December 24, which will air at noon, 3 p.m., 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. EST.
All of us at Windows to the Universe would like to wish you a safe and peaceful holiday season.
Shop Windows to the Universe Science Store!
Our online store
includes issues of NESTA's quarterly journal, The Earth Scientist
, full of classroom activities on different topics in Earth and space science, as well as books
on science education!
You might also be interested in:
The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is really neat! It was first launched in 1990, but scientists started building it in the 1970's! We have found all kinds of objects like stars, nebulae and galaxies. The...more
The first humans took their place onboard the International Space Station (ISS) in November of 2000. That was crew one. Now crew three is onboard the ISS. Crew three is made up of Commander Frank Culbertson,...more
It was another exciting and frustrating year for the space science program. It seemed that every step forward led to one backwards. Either way, NASA led the way to a great century of discovery. Unfortunately,...more
The Space Shuttle Discovery lifted off from Kennedy Space Center on October 29th at 2:19 p.m. EST. The sky was clear and the weather was great. This was the America's 123rd manned space mission. A huge...more
Scientists found a satellite orbiting the asteroid, Eugenia. This is the second one ever! A special telescope allows scientists to look through Earth's atmosphere. The first satellite found was Dactyl....more
The United States wants Russia to put the service module in orbit! The module is part of the International Space Station. It was supposed to be in space over 2 years ago. Russia just sent supplies to the...more
A coronal mass ejection (CME) happened on the Sun last month. The material that was thrown out from this explosion passed the ACE spacecraft. ACE measured some exciting things as the CME material passed...more