2018/11/15

Finding an Elusive Star Behind a Supernova


Located 65 million light-years away ia a blue supergiant star that once existed inside a cluster of young stars in the spiral galaxy NGC 3938, as shown in this artist's concept. via NASA https://ift.tt/2Tgfktm

Northrop Grumman's Antares Rocket on the Pad


The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket, with Cygnus spacecraft onboard, is seen on Pad-0A, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. via NASA https://ift.tt/2FldjsT

2018/11/14

Northop Grumman's Antares Rocket on the Pad


The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket, with Cygnus spacecraft onboard, is seen on Pad-0A, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. via NASA https://ift.tt/2z85XDC

2018/11/13

Raging Six-Day-Old Camp Fire Reaches 125,000 Acres in Size


The six day old Camp Fire has already attained the unfortunate title of California's deadliest fire. via NASA https://ift.tt/2QCDcFC

2018/11/09

Flooding Along the Nueces River


On Nov. 1, 2018, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 captured a false-color view of flooding along the Nueces River in a series of storms that have delivered historic amounts of rain to central Texas. via NASA https://ift.tt/2PoiUDd

2018/11/08

The Frozen Wild Dnieper River


Curling snow drifts are magnified by the terrain around the 1,400 mile Dnieper River, flowing from Russia to the Black Sea in this image from the International Space Station on Feb. 9th, 2017. via NASA https://ift.tt/2FlA7Zg

2018/11/07

Recovery of the Test Orion Capsule in the Pacific Ocean


On Nov. 1, 2018, the USS John P. Murtha recovered the test version of the Orion capsule at sunset in the Pacific Ocean. This is one in a series of tests that will verify and validate procedures and hardware that will be used to recover the Orion spacecraft after it splashes down in the Pacific Ocean following deep space exploration missions. via NASA https://ift.tt/2JMpflS

2018/11/06

2018/11/05

Suwannee Blackwater River Meets the Sea


The Suwannee is known as a “blackwater river” because of its dark-brown waters laden with organic material. via NASA https://ift.tt/2Or27dy

2018/11/02

The International Space Station as of Oct. 4, 2018


The International Space Station photographed by Expedition 56 crew members from a Soyuz spacecraft after undocking. via NASA https://ift.tt/2RuTgcz

2018/11/01

Orion’s European Service Module to Arrive for First Mission


The Airbus team poses with the European Service Module during preparations for shipment to NASA's Kennedy Space Center. via NASA https://ift.tt/2qoxRWQ

2018/10/31

Happy Birthday, Michael Collins!


Happy birthday, Michael Collins! Test pilot and NASA astronaut Michael Collins served as the pilot for Gemini X and as the command module pilot for the Apollo 11 mission, the first time humans set foot on another celestial body. via NASA https://ift.tt/2JsTa2u

2018/10/30

A New View of Our Starry Night


After nine years in deep space collecting data that revealed our night sky to be filled with billions of hidden planets – more planets even than stars – NASA’s Kepler space telescope has run out of fuel needed for further science operations. via NASA https://ift.tt/2OY4Mk7

2018/10/29

John Glenn Returns to Space on the STS-95 Mission


Senator John Glenn during water survival training for the STS-95 mission at the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory. On Oct. 29, 1998, space shuttle Discovery launched with Senator Glenn aboard, as he returned to space for the first time since his 1962 flight. via NASA https://ift.tt/2qh88Qp

2018/10/26

It’s Valley Fog Season


It’s autumn in the Northern Hemisphere, which means many people living in mountainous areas are awakening to fog-filled valleys. via NASA https://ift.tt/2ELLuJP

2018/10/25

Hubble Captures the Ghost of Cassiopeia


The ghost of Cassieopeia's ethereal glow might remind people of apparitions such as those reported by paranormal investigators. via NASA https://ift.tt/2ReS9xx

2018/10/24

Parker Solar Probe Looks Back at Earth


On Sept. 25, 2018, Parker Solar Probe captured a view of Earth as it sped toward the first Venus gravity assist of the mission. Earth is the bright, round object visible in the right side of this image. via NASA https://ift.tt/2CCiZeQ

2018/10/23

Newborn Stars Blow Bubbles in the Cat's Paw Nebula


Newborn Stars Blow Bubbles in the Cat's Paw Nebula via NASA https://ift.tt/2q6Jwti

2018/10/22

Splashdown! Apollo 7 Returns Home


On October 22, 1968, 50 years ago, the Apollo 7 crew splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico. via NASA https://ift.tt/2PO9Mnu

2018/10/19

Hubble Spies Glittering Star Cluster in Nearby Galaxy


This glittering ball of stars is the globular cluster NGC 1898, which lies toward the center of the Large Magellanic Cloud. via NASA https://ift.tt/2Akg2yl

2018/10/18

Launching the Galileo Mission


On Oct. 18, 1989, space shuttle Atlantis deployed NASA's Galileo spacecraft six hours, 30 minutes into the STS-34 mission. Galileo arrived at Jupiter in December, 1995 and spent eight years in orbit around the gas giant, becoming the first spacecraft to orbit an outer planet. via NASA https://ift.tt/2CQtRXt

2018/10/17

Magnetic Fields May Be the Key to Black Hole Activity


This artist’s conception of the core of Cygnus A shows the dusty donut-shaped surroundings, called a torus, and jets launching from its center. via NASA https://ift.tt/2P0z3hl

2018/10/16

Uncrewed Japanese Vehicle Delivers Supplies to the Space Station


Viewed from a window inside the cupola, the International Space Station's "window to the world," is the Japanese Exploration Agency's H-II Transfer Vehicle-7. via NASA https://ift.tt/2CNoDvQ

2018/10/15

Ellen Ochoa at Work on the Shuttle


During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we're celebrating the achievements of astronaut Ellen Ochoa and other Hispanic astronauts and professionals at NASA. Floating upside down and reading a checklist may not be how most of us perform the day's work, but it was for Ochoa on Space Shuttle Discovery's STS-96 mission. via NASA https://ift.tt/2yBhk5M

2018/10/12

Southern California as Seen From Apollo 7


This view of southern California was taken by the Apollo 7 crew during their 18th revolution of the Earth on Oct. 12, 1968. via NASA https://ift.tt/2Ceksbp

2018/10/11

Expedition 57 Crew Returns to Baikonur


Cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin of Roscosmos, left, and astronaut Nick Hague of NASA, right. embrace their families after landing at the Krayniy Airport. via NASA https://ift.tt/2yvfrYb

2018/10/10

The Space Station Transits Our Sun


This composite image shows the International Space Station, with a crew of three onboard, in silhouette as it transits the Sun at roughly five miles per second, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. via NASA https://ift.tt/2RFTo9W

2018/10/09

Soyuz Rolls to the Pad for Next Launch to the Space Station


The Soyuz rocket is rolled out by train to the launch pad, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, for the Expedition 57 launch. via NASA https://ift.tt/2ypME7A

2018/10/05

Astronaut Joe Acaba Farms in Space


During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we're celebrating the contributions of the brilliant Hispanic women and men of NASA. In this image, astronaut Joe Acaba installs botany gear for the International Space Station's Veggie facility, to demonstrate plant growth in space. via NASA https://ift.tt/2NmHgYg

2018/10/04

Home Again! Space Station Crew Lands


The landing jets fire as the Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft lands with Drew Feustel, Ricky Arnold and Oleg Artemyev, members of the Expedition 55 and 56 crews onboard the International Space Station. via NASA https://ift.tt/2Rmq3Bk

2018/10/03

The Creativity of Mother Nature


International Space Station Commander Alexander Gerst has a better view of our home planet than most. via NASA https://ift.tt/2OAf60t

2018/10/02

Astronaut Ricky Arnold Works With a Student-Designed Experiment


International Space Station astronaut and former teacher Ricky Arnold works with a student-designed experiment using NanoRacks commercial science hardware. via NASA https://ift.tt/2IvUhOc

2018/10/01

Aeronautics: NASA's First 'A'


Aeronautics, the first A of the NASA acronym, has always been a part of the agency. via NASA https://ift.tt/2P0fbHK

2018/09/28

Apollo 7 Crew Trains to Test Technology for Missions to the Moon


This Aug. 5 1968 image was taken aboard the MV Retriever in the Gulf of Mexico, where the Apollo 7 crew, Walter Schirra, Walter Cunningham and Donn Eisele practiced water egress procedures in preparation for the October 1968 mission. via NASA https://ift.tt/2xN1NAb

2018/09/27

Astronaut Michael Lopez-Alegria Works on Constructing the International Space Station


During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we're celebrating the contributions of the brilliant Hispanic women and men of NASA. In this Feb. 2007 photo, astronaut Michael E. Lopez-Alegria, Expedition 14 commander, participates in a 6-hour, 40-minute spacewalk as construction continues on the International Space Station. via NASA https://ift.tt/2ImZuIn

2018/09/26

Opportunity Emerges in a Dusty Picture


NASA still hasn't heard from the Opportunity rover, but at least we can see it again. via NASA https://ift.tt/2OSaTC8

2018/09/25

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

2018/09/24

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

2018/09/22

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

2018/09/20

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

2018/09/19

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

2018/09/18

Astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor Examines Her Eyes


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

2018/09/17

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

2018/09/14

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

2018/09/13

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

2018/09/12

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

2018/09/10

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

2018/09/07

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

2018/09/06

'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

2018/09/05

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