A solar flare caused a portion of the plasma in the Sun’s atmosphere to break off and fly out into space at a speed of about 5 million miles an hour. Seen here is the coronal mass ejection (CME) ejection of the plasma cloud breaking off from the sun.
|—||Former New York City Major Rudy Giuliani on Face The Nation|
Aftermath of World Trade Center Attack:
This true-color image was taken by the Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus aboard the Landsat 7 satellite on September 12, 2001, at roughly 11:30 a.m.
The end of an era: Space shuttle Atlantis zoomed back to Earth today, marking the end of the 30-year program. ”Time to make our mamas proud,” flight director Tony Ceccacci told his team in Houston’s Mission Control. “Coming home, folks.”
The Space Shuttle Atlantis lifts off embarking on the final mission of NASA’s 30-year shuttle program.
-Shuttle Commander Christopher Ferguson
As the space shuttle program comes to an end this week, CBS News decided to look into the flags the astronauts left behind on six trips to the moon. What’s become of them? A California librarian may have the answer…
image credit: NASA History Office/NASA JSC Media Services Center.
|—||Sen. Thomas Duane after the NY Senate voted 33-29 to legalize same-sex marriage|
President Obama speaking on the Afghanistan troop withdrawal.
Read the full transcript of his remarks here