The CBS Evening News

Jan 31

cbsnews:

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.

cbsnews:

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.

(Source: nasa.gov)

Sep 11

“The city is bigger, stronger, twice as many people live down here now than before Sept 11th” — 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.

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.

(Source: nasa.gov)

Jul 21

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 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.”

(Source: nasa.gov)

Jul 08

The Space Shuttle Atlantis lifts off embarking on the final mission of NASA’s 30-year shuttle program.

The Space Shuttle Atlantis lifts off embarking on the final mission of NASA’s 30-year shuttle program.

(Source: Flickr / scobleizer)

“After the wheels have stopped and the displays go blank and the orbiter is unpowered for the final time…there will be a rush of emotion when we all finally realize that’s it, that it’s all over”
-Shuttle Commander Christopher Ferguson” — http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/07/08/scitech/main20077863.shtml

Jul 04

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.

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.

(Source: hq.nasa.gov)

Jun 25

“We are leaders and we join other proud states that recognize our families and the battle will now go on in other states.” — Sen. Thomas Duane after the NY Senate voted 33-29 to legalize same-sex marriage

(Source: cbsnews.com)

Jun 22

“It is time to focus on nation building here at home” —

President Obama speaking on the Afghanistan troop withdrawal.

Read the full transcript of his remarks here

Both of the presidential signatures shown above enacted legislation into law.
One of the signatures is real, actually signed by the hand of President Obama. The other is a facsimile, the work of a mechanical device known as an autopen.
Can you tell the difference?

Both of the presidential signatures shown above enacted legislation into law.

One of the signatures is real, actually signed by the hand of President Obama. The other is a facsimile, the work of a mechanical device known as an autopen.

Can you tell the difference?