Nice Washington Radio photos

September 20th, 2016

Check out these Washington Radio images:

Future of Music/NPR All Things Considered Listening Party (Oct. 2014)
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Image by fuseboxradio
Various pictures of taken during the Future of Music/NPR All Things Considered Listening Party at the Gibson Guitar Room in Washington, DC on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 of the audience, NPR All Things Considered Music Panel and pop/rock group GEMS by Mary Nichols (DJ Fusion of the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast).

Pictures taken with Sony Alpha A58 camera and various lenses.

Infernal #2b [CCD edition]: Sealth’s Martian Adventure
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Image by accozzaglia [Astrid Idlewild]
Thursday, 5 August 2010

Part of the "Playing with a Borrowed D40" series.

Part of the "Wherever there’s smoke, you can’t see a bloody thing" mini-series.

Compare against the Kodachrome view shot moments before, when it was still visible to the naked eye.

With the naked eye, the sun by this point was literally invisible due to particulates blocking sunlight wavelengths in the visible spectrum. This image is literally of a near-infrared sun, the bottom here cut-off by the obscured Olympic Range. Sure, a real Martian sunset makes a blue orb. Creative licence, okay?

One of the Last
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Image by sjrankin
Edited Messenger image – one of the last that will be returned before its crash into Mercury. Messenger’s orbit around Mercury has been as low as a few hundred meters above the surface.

Original caption:
Date acquired: April 29, 2015
Image Mission Elapsed Time (MET): 72595737
Image ID: 8414772
Instrument: Narrow Angle Camera (NAC) of the Mercury Dual Imaging System (MDIS)
Center Latitude: 69.46°
Center Longitude: 229.49° E
Resolution: 1.7 meters/pixel
Scale: The largest crater in this image has a diameter of 330 meters (0.2 miles)

Of Interest: This image, acquired yesterday, is one of MESSENGER’s last. Today, the spacecraft will complete its highly successful orbital mission and impact the surface of Mercury. View this image for details of MESSENGER’s impact location. Impact is expected at 19:26:02 UTC (3:26:02 pm EDT) but will occur out of sight and communication with the Earth. The MESSENGER team will try to establish communications with the spacecraft when its orbit would allow it to be visible from Earth. The inability to establish communications between MESSENGER and the scheduled Earth-based tracking antenna will provide the first confirmation that the spacecraft has impacted the surface. After about 30 minutes following the predicted Mercury impact time, the team plans to announce whether MESSENGER’s orbital mission has come to an end.

The MESSENGER spacecraft is the first ever to orbit the planet Mercury, and the spacecraft’s seven scientific instruments and radio science investigation are unraveling the history and evolution of the Solar System’s innermost planet. In the mission’s more than four years of orbital operations, MESSENGER has acquired over 270,000 images and extensive other data sets. View highlights of the mission in this image highlights collection. MESSENGER’s highly successful orbital mission is about to come to an end, as the spacecraft runs out of propellant and the force of solar gravity causes it to impact the surface of Mercury today, April 30, 2015.

Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington

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