Hubble Sees Brilliant Tapestry of Stars

The brilliant tapestry of young stars flaring to life resembles a glittering fireworks display in this Hubble Space Telescope image. via NASA https://ift.tt/2Mcw9TG


Imagining Another Earth

This artist's concept shows exoplanet Kepler-1649c orbiting around its host red dwarf star. via NASA https://ift.tt/3c61amx


Sunrise from Launch Complex 39A

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard is seen on the launch pad at Launch Complex 39A at sunrise as preparations continue for the Demo-2 mission, Wednesday, May 27, 2020. via NASA https://ift.tt/2TLlXFE


Leroy Chiao Makes a Bubble in Space

In this iconic image, Staion Commander Leroy Chiao of NASA watches a water bubble float between him and the camera. via NASA https://ift.tt/3d4OzkT


SpaceX Demo-2 Rollout

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard is seen as it is rolled out of the horizontal integration facility at Launch Complex 39A as preparations continue for the Demo-2 mission. via NASA https://ift.tt/2APqr7L

SpaceX Demo-2 Crew Arrives at Kennedy Space Center

NASA astronauts Robert Behnken, left, and Douglas Hurley listen as NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine gives remarks after the crew arrived at the Launch and Landing Facility at Kennedy Space Center. via NASA https://ift.tt/2WS00a1


Annie and John Glenn Arrive for the Gemini IV Flight

Annie and John Glenn arrive at the Mission Control Center for the Gemini IV launch on June 4, 1965. John Glenn was the first American to orbit the Earth. via NASA https://ift.tt/3e3RPgs


Chemist Audrey Miyamoto Prepares Apollo 11 Sample for Analysis

Chemist Audrey Miyamoto preparing an Apollo lunar sample to analyze for amino acids at NASA’s Ames Research Center. via NASA https://ift.tt/2LDqHc2


Station Crew Sees Typhoon from Space

The crew of the International Space Station snapped this image of this typhoon in the South Pacific Ocean on May 13, 2020. via NASA https://ift.tt/36i2EsQ


Nancy Grace Roman: The Mother of Hubble

Nancy Grace Roman (1925-2018), NASA's first chief astronomer, is known as the 'Mother of Hubble.' via NASA https://ift.tt/2Z8f0lQ


High-Altitude Hazes on Jupiter

NASA's Juno mission captured this look at Jupiter's tumultuous northern regions during the spacecraft's close approach to the planet on Feb. 17, 2020. via NASA https://ift.tt/2WwjjWn


Cygnus Says Farewell to the Space Station

Northrup Grumman's Cygnus resupply ship is pictured in the grips of the Canadarm2 robotic arm moments before its release ending its 83-day stay at the International Space Station on May 11, 2020. via NASA https://ift.tt/2Wug1Tk


Iowa Native and Astronaut Raja Chari

Iowa native astronaut Raja Chari was selected by NASA to join the 2017 Astronaut Candidate Class. via NASA https://ift.tt/2YYiiI6


Abell 2384: Bending the Bridge Between Two Galaxy Clusters

Several hundred million years ago, two galaxy clusters collided and then passed through each other. via NASA https://ift.tt/2LlhrcC


Ricky Arnold: Teacher and Astronaut

NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold takes an out of this world "space-selfie" while conducting a spacewalk on March 29, 2018. via NASA https://ift.tt/2YJCzRy


Spring Has Sprung at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center

Blooming roses at the Armstrong Flight Research Center highlighting the Bell X-IE aircraft. via NASA https://ift.tt/3ba5eSf


The Crab Nebula: Observations Through Time

This composite of the Crab Nebula was made with data from the Chandra X-Ray Observatory (blue and white), Hubble Space Telescope (purple), and Spitzer Space Telescope (pink). via NASA https://ift.tt/2WIqny3


Joe Acaba Goes from Teacher to Astronaut

It's Teacher Appreciation Week and teachers and space travel go hand-in-hand. via NASA https://ift.tt/3c0QaaU


Sang Choi Earns a Place in NASA's Inventors Hall of Fame

Sang Choi has worked for NASA for nearly 40 years. Since beginning work at the Langley Research Center in October 1980, Choi has received 71 awards from the agency. via NASA https://ift.tt/2WkG8uA


Shining a Light on Dark Matter

Dark matter, although invisible, makes up most of the universe’s mass and creates its underlying structure. via NASA https://ift.tt/35i4vgE


Mars Helicopter to Fly on NASA's Next Red Planet Rover Mission

The Mars Helicopter, a small, autonomous rotorcraft, will travel with NASA's Mars Perseverance rover, currently scheduled to launch in July 2020. via NASA https://ift.tt/3bOe0GT


30 Years of the Hubble Space Telescope

On April 25, 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope was deployed from the cargo bay of space shuttle Discovery. via NASA https://ift.tt/2y6EiFF

NASA Joins the Fight Against COVID-19

On Friday, April 24, 2020, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine visited the White House to brief President Trump on NASA's fight to alleviate COVID-19. via NASA https://ift.tt/2KDmoNp


Space Station Crew Snaps an Image of the Susquehanna River

The Susquehanna River cuts through the folds of the Valley-and-Ridge province of the Appalachian Mountains in this photograph taken by the crew of the International Space Station. via NASA https://ift.tt/2xVzL90


An Otherworldly-Looking Bombetoka Bay, Madagascar

On the northwestern coast of Madagascar, the salty waters of the Mozambique Channel penetrate inland to join with the freshwater outflow of the Betsiboka River, forming Bombetoka Bay. via NASA https://ift.tt/34X6O8G


The Black Marble: Our Planet in Brilliant Darkness

This image is one of several global images of the Earth at night released in 2017. via NASA https://ift.tt/3eFAT0Z


The Gulf Stream in Infrared

This image shows a small portion of the Gulf Stream off of South Carolina as it appeared in infrared data collected by the Landsat 8 satellite in April 2013. via NASA https://ift.tt/2RY6Zvj


The Blue Marble: The View From Apollo 17

Fifty years ago, on April 22, 1970, people around the world marked the first Earth Day. via NASA https://ift.tt/3eCY1xa


Jessica Meir and Her Crewmates Return Safely from the Space Station

NASA astronaut Jessica Meir gives a thumbs up after she, Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka and NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan landed in their Soyuz MS-15. via NASA https://ift.tt/3ajabYu


Kepler-1649c: Earth-Size, Habitable Zone Planet Hides in Plain Sight

This artist's illustration shows what Kepler-1649c could look like from its surface. via NASA https://ift.tt/34MXwfp


Checkpoint: OSIRIS-REx Practices Sample Collection

This image shows sample site Nightingale Crater, OSIRIS-REx’s primary sample collection site on asteroid Bennu. via NASA https://ift.tt/3b9y8CN


NASA 'Optometrists' Verify Mars Perseverance Rover's 20/20 Vision

Equipped with visionary science instruments, the Mars Perseverance rover underwent an "eye" exam after several cameras were installed. via NASA https://ift.tt/3bhhd1z


Imagining Apollo 13 on the Lunar Surface

Apollo 13 launched on April 11, 1970, on a journey to become the third crew to land on the Moon. The crew never made it. via NASA https://ift.tt/2wyrnf0


Launching the Next Crew to the Space Station

The Soyuz MS-16 lifts off from Site 31 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Thursday, April 9, 2020. via NASA https://ift.tt/2JQapM3


Assembling the X-59 QueSST Wing

The X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology, or QueSST, wing assembly is lifted by a crane and moved to another area of the manufacturing floor in preparation for wing skin installation. via NASA https://ift.tt/2USFIMv


Cardiac Research on the Space Station

Aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Jessica Meir conducts cardiac research inside the Life Sciences Glovebox. via NASA https://ift.tt/34kQo9H


Eagle Nebula’s Pillars of Creation in Infrared

In this Hubble Space Telescope image, researchers has revisited one of Hubble's most iconic and popular images: the Eagle Nebula’s Pillars of Creation. via NASA https://ift.tt/3dYT0hY


Hubble Captures a Cannibal Galaxy

This remarkable spiral galaxy, known as NGC 4651, may look serene and peaceful as it swirls in the vast, silent emptiness of space, but don’t be fooled — it keeps a violent secret. via NASA https://ift.tt/2JxQd1s


Rosette Nebula Gives Birth to Stars

This 2010 image from the Herschel Space Observatory shows dust clouds associated with the Rosette Nebula, a stellar nursery about 5,000 light-years from Earth in the Monoceros, or Unicorn, constellation. via NASA https://ift.tt/3aOfQa0


Klotho and Lina

Appearing as strings of orange dots, the brightest sets of dots belong to asteroids Klotho and Lina. Both orbit out in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. via NASA https://ift.tt/3dOjZwA


Be An Astronaut

In March 2017, Peggy Whitson broke the then-spacewalking record for female astronauts. via NASA https://ift.tt/2yfuV6b



Hubble Hooks a One-Arm Galaxy

Located about 21 million light-years from our galaxy in the constellation Canes Venatici, NGC 4618 has a diameter of about one-third that of our Milky Way. Together with its neighbor, NGC 4625, it forms an interacting galaxy pair, which means that the two galaxies are close enough to influence each other gravitationally. via NASA https://ift.tt/3bGuO2f


Denman Glacier in East Antarctica

This photograph shows ripples in the surface of Denman Glacier in East Antarctica that throw shadows against the ice. via NASA https://ift.tt/2WMGbRF


Tracking Methane Sources and Movement Around the Globe

NASA’s new three-dimensional portrait of methane concentrations shows the world’s second largest contributor to greenhouse warming. via NASA https://ift.tt/3am6OkG


Astronaut Christina Koch Services a 3-D Biological Printer

Christina Koch handles media bags that enable the manufacturing of organ-like tissues using the BioFabrication Facility (BFF), a 3-D biological printer on the International Space Station. via NASA https://ift.tt/2QDVHLW


Viewing Our Galactic Center

The central region of our galaxy, the Milky Way, contains an exotic collection of objects. via NASA https://ift.tt/3dpMosD


Celebrating Women at NASA: Aerospace Engineer Michelle Lynde

Michelle Lynde is an aerospace engineer who conducts aerodynamic analysis of configurations using Computational Fluid Dynamics tools, wind tunnel experiments and flight tests. via NASA https://ift.tt/2IZYVoH


Remembering Apollo 15 Astronaut Al Worden

Former astronaut Al Worden, command module pilot on the Apollo 15 lunar landing, passed away March 18, 2020, in Texas.​ via NASA https://ift.tt/2xKO0wO


Alligators and Rockets: Sharing the Kennedy Space Center

An alligator lurks in a marshy waterway at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The center shares a border with the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. via NASA https://ift.tt/38ZzqhW