Industry's largest glass-molded aspheric lens

Panasonic Corporation today announced that it has developed the industry's largest glass-molded aspheric lens measuring 75 mm in diameter that can be used for interchangeable lenses for cameras and projectors whose size and ...

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter takes newest 'Earthrise' image

That's Earth. That's us. Way off in the distance as a fairly small, blue and swirly white sphere. This is the newest so-called "Earthrise" image, and it was taken on February 1, 2014 by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Image: Sunlit side of the planet Mercury

Another day, another beautiful view of Mercury's horizon. In this scene, which was acquired looking from the shadows toward the sunlit side of the planet, a 120-km (75 mi.) impact crater stands out near the center. Emanating ...

Space image: The Moon's North pole

(PhysOrg.com) -- The Earth's moon has been an endless source of fascination for humanity for thousands of years. When at last Apollo 11 landed on the moon's surface in 1969, the crew found a desolate, lifeless orb, but one ...

A Second Look at Apollo 11

A month after LROC's first image of the Apollo 11 landing site was acquired, LRO passed over again providing the LROC instrument a new view of the historic site.

Researchers create all seeing 'eye'

The remarkable ability of insects to look in all directions at once has been emulated by a team of international scientists who have built an artificial 'eye' with an unobstructed all-round view.

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