Our Sun: Two Wavelengths, Two Different Images

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory views our Sun in ten different wavelengths because each wavelength reveals different solar features. via NASA https://ift.tt/2pBGZXQ


John Young Makes Last Minute Inspection of Gemini III

John W. Young (1930-2018), born on Sept. 24, was NASA's longest-serving astronaut and the only astronaut to fly missions in the Gemini, Apollo and Space Shuttle Programs. via NASA https://ift.tt/UrxWQz


Hubble’s Galaxies With Knots, Bursts

In the northern constellation of Coma Berenices lies the impressive Coma Cluster — a structure of over a thousand galaxies bound together by gravity. via NASA https://ift.tt/2xHRxZn


Small Satellite Demonstrates Possible Solution for 'Space Junk'

The International Space Station deployed this small satellite for the NanoRacks-Remove Debris investigation, designed to demonstrate an approach to reduce the risks presented by orbital debris or "space junk." via NASA https://ift.tt/2PStm1w


First Light Data for NASA's Parker Solar Probe

Just over a month into its mission, NASA's Parker Solar Probe has returned first-light data from each of its four instrument suites. These early observations show that each of the instruments is working well. via NASA https://ift.tt/2PPG410


Astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor Examines Her Eyes

Astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor examines her eye with a Funduscope. via NASA https://ift.tt/2NmEt6k


ICESat-2 Lifts Off to Study Earth's Changing Ice

A Delta II rocket launches with NASA's ICESat-2 onboard, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. via NASA https://ift.tt/2pg4dCG


Juno Captures Elusive 'Brown Barge'

A long, brown oval known as a "brown barge" in Jupiter's South Equatorial Belt is captured in this color-enhanced image from NASA's Juno spacecraft. via NASA https://ift.tt/2OmXsds


Success! Final Orion Parachute Tests Completed

NASA completed the final test to qualify Orion’s parachute system for flights with astronauts, an important milestone on the path to send humans on missions to deep space. via NASA https://ift.tt/2CSqxMr


Staring Down Hurricane Florence

Ever stared down the gaping eye of a category 4 hurricane? It's chilling, even from space. via NASA https://ift.tt/2OeQkiW


Hurricane Florence Viewed from the Space Station

Astronaut Ricky Arnold, from aboard the International Space Station, shared this image of Hurricane Florence on Sept. 10, taken as the orbiting laboratory flew over the massive storm. via NASA https://ift.tt/2CFemSZ


Bright Spots On Ceres

Bright surface features on the dwarf planet Ceres known as faculae were first discovered by NASA's Dawn spacecraft in 2015. via NASA https://ift.tt/2Me8LCU


'Snow Swamp' on Canada's Lowell Glacier

Over a mere four days this summer, snow from the previous winter melted into a pond of slush a glaciologist called a “snow swamp.” via NASA https://ift.tt/2NoPJhB


Along the Way to Launch Pad 39B

A truck sprays water to reduce the dust as NASA's crawler-transporter 2 with the mobile launcher atop moves slowly along, on its trek to Launch Pad 39B. via NASA https://ift.tt/2NRaWh0


Summer Ship Tracks in the Pacific

Long, narrow clouds, known as ship tracks, stood out against the backdrop of marine clouds blanketing much of the North Pacific Ocean. via NASA https://ift.tt/2PxiKFk


Hubble’s Lucky Observation of an Enigmatic Cloud

The little-known nebula IRAS 05437+2502 billows out among the bright stars and dark dust clouds that surround it. via NASA https://ift.tt/2N6kacc


Celebrating Guy Bluford's Historic First Flight

Guy Bluford, the first African-American astronaut, launched into space on shuttle Challenger's STS-8 mission thirty-five years ago, on August 30, 1983. via NASA https://ift.tt/2PkZv1t


Underwater Robots Help NASA Plan Future Deep-Space Missions

An expedition that will help NASA search for life in deep space launched today – not with a rocket’s roar, but with a gentle splash into the deep Pacific Ocean. The project will use underwater robots to explore the environment around a deep-sea volcano off the coast of Hawaii that has similar conditions to what may exist on Saturn’s moon Enceladus. via NASA https://ift.tt/2LCZDaj


Lights of Java

Astronauts get to observe the Earth in all her beauty from aboard the International Space Station. A member of the Expedition 56 crew currently onboard the station took this nighttime image of Java, Indonesia's largest island. via NASA https://ift.tt/2wnzAiL


Time-lapse Sequence of Jupiter’s North

Striking atmospheric features in Jupiter’s northern hemisphere are captured in this series of color-enhanced images from NASA’s Juno spacecraft. via NASA https://ift.tt/2NnBjLx


Just Another Day on Aerosol Earth

Even if the air looks clear, it is nearly certain that you will inhale millions of solid particles and liquid droplets. These ubiquitous specks of matter are known as aerosols, and they can be found in the air over oceans, deserts, mountains, forests, ice and every ecosystem in between. via NASA https://ift.tt/2OYs9p0


A World On Fire

The world is on fire. Or so it appears in this image from NASA's Worldview. via NASA https://ift.tt/2o4ifa9


Space Station Flight Over Hurricane Lane

NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold photographed a massive storm in the Pacific Ocean during a flyover from the International Space Station. Arnold shared images on social media on Aug. 22, 2018, and wrote, "#HurricaneLane in the early morning hours near #Hawaii. The crew of the @Space_Station sends much aloha to everyone there." via NASA https://ift.tt/2BAhWNW


Looking Back at Eclipse 2017

One year ago on August 21, 2017, the continental United States experienced the first total solar eclipse in 99 years. via NASA https://ift.tt/2OS62AA


Planet of Clouds

Our cloud-covered planet is seen from aboard the International Space Station. via NASA https://ift.tt/2PpHhwU


Happy Birthday, Mr. Kranz!

Wishing legendary NASA flight director Gene Kranz the happiest of birthdays! via NASA https://ift.tt/2MmLVh1


Sun's Magnetic Field Portrayed

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) scientists used their computer models to generate a view of the Sun's magnetic field on August 10, 2018. The bright active region right at the central area of the Sun clearly shows a concentration of field lines, as well as the small active region at the Sun's right edge. via NASA https://ift.tt/2wbmxQz


Auroras: 'Mind-blowing Every Time'

Ever wondered what auroras look like from space? via NASA https://ift.tt/2MK7og6


Mendocino Complex Fire Shrouds California in Smoke

The largest fire in California's history, the Mendocino Complex, is still spewing clouds of smoke across the state. via NASA https://ift.tt/2vDktBt


Parker Solar Probe Launches to 'Touch the Sun'

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket launches NASA's Parker Solar Probe on a mission to touch the Sun, on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018 from Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. via NASA https://ift.tt/2P7ftNI


Parker Solar Probe Ready for Launch on Mission to the Sun

Inside the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket payload fairing on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, the Parker Solar is slated to launch at 3:33 a.m. EDT, Saturday, August 11. via NASA https://ift.tt/2B0VSvs


Mary Ross: A Hidden Figure

Who was Mary Ross? Another 'hidden figure,' a mathematician and engineer. via NASA https://ift.tt/2MkCU7G


40 Years Ago, Pioneer Venus Multiprobe Launched to Study the Cloud-Shrouded Planet Venus

40 Years Ago, Pioneer Venus Multiprobe Launched to Study the Cloud-Shrouded Planet Venus via NASA https://ift.tt/2AQbxOf


World of Change: Columbia Glacier, Alaska

The Columbia Glacier descends from an ice field 10,000 feet and into a narrow inlet that leads into Prince William Sound in southeastern Alaska. via NASA https://ift.tt/2M0mW2T


California Fires as Seen From the Space Station

The Earth, in all its majesty and its tragedy, is the subject of images taken aboard the International Space Station. This image of the Carr and Ferguson fires was captured from the station on August 3, 2018, by European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst. via NASA https://ift.tt/2ALEef1


A New Era in Spaceflight

The first U.S. astronauts who will fly on American-made commercial spacecraft, to and from the International Space Station, wave after being announced, Friday, Aug. 3, 2018. via NASA https://ift.tt/2Mhe1q3


The Future of Space Exploration

Administration Jim Bridenstine tours the inside of the Orion test crew capsule, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. via NASA https://ift.tt/2n4Pdqj


Satellite Views Fires Raging in California

More than a dozen wildfires are burning in the state of California, with several of them threatening life and property via NASA https://ift.tt/2LIF557


Prepping to Launch for the Sun

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has cleared the final procedures in the clean room before its move to the launch pad. via NASA https://ift.tt/2ArdyQv


Soaring Into an Orbital Sunrise

The International Space Station soars into a sunrise every 90 minutes, each and every day. via NASA https://ift.tt/2K8V2w9


Hubble Takes Portrait of Opulent Ring World

Saturn is the solar system’s most photogenic planet, especially in this latest Hubble snapshot with the ring system near its maximum tilt. via NASA https://ift.tt/2v8RBQA


From Interns to Astronauts

July 26 is National Intern Day. See how far these two former interns at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory have come! via NASA https://ift.tt/2mJYRhJ


Flown Orion Spacecraft Visits Washington, DC, for Made in America Showcase

NASA's Orion spacecraft that flew Exploration Flight Test-1 on Dec. 5, 2014, is seen after being uncovered in preparation for being moved onto the White House complex, Saturday, July 21, 2018, in Washington, DC. More than 1,000 companies across the country manufactured or contributed elements to the spacecraft. via NASA https://ift.tt/2Lz15P8


Candid Apollo

On July 24, 1969, the Apollo 11 crew splashed down in the Pacific Ocean. via NASA https://ift.tt/2JQl0nC


Iceberg Towers Over Greenland Village

In July 2018, an iceberg weighing 11 million tons parked just offshore of Innaarsuit, a small island village in northwestern Greenland. via NASA https://ift.tt/2mB6oPX


At Tranquility Base

Forty-nine years ago on July 20, 1969, humanity stepped foot on another celestial body and into history. via NASA https://ift.tt/2mu3EUm


Testing Satellite Servicing Technologies

NASA's satellite servicing technologies are opening up a new world where space robots diagnose, maintain and extend a spacecraft’s life. via NASA https://ift.tt/2Ltngmy


Orion Parachutes Chalk Up Another Test Success in Arizona

The parachute system for Orion, America’s spacecraft that will carry humans to deep space, deployed as planned after being dropped from an altitude of 6.6 miles on July 12, at the U.S. Army Proving Ground in Yuma, Arizona. via NASA https://ift.tt/2Nr9KQX


Churning in the Chukchi Sea

Regardless of the amount of winter ice cover, the waters off of the Alaskan coast usually come alive each spring with blooms of phytoplankton. via NASA https://ift.tt/2NWw1XS


A Merger of Stars

Launched 15 years ago, the Spitzer Space Telescope has made many discoveries, including this detection of the merger of two neutron stars. via NASA https://ift.tt/2Ngz5gv