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

2018/09/04

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

2018/08/31

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

2018/08/30

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

2018/08/29

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

2018/08/28

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

2018/08/27

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

2018/08/24

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

2018/08/23

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

2018/08/22

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

2018/08/21

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

2018/08/20

Planet of Clouds


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

2018/08/17

Happy Birthday, Mr. Kranz!


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

2018/08/16

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

2018/08/15

Auroras: 'Mind-blowing Every Time'


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

2018/08/14

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

2018/08/13

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

2018/08/10

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

2018/08/09

Mary Ross: A Hidden Figure


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

2018/08/08

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

2018/08/07

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

2018/08/06

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

2018/08/03

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

2018/08/02

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

2018/08/01

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

2018/07/31

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

2018/07/30

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

2018/07/27

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

2018/07/26

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

2018/07/25

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

2018/07/24

Candid Apollo


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

2018/07/23

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

2018/07/20

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

2018/07/19

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

2018/07/18

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

2018/07/17

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

2018/07/16

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