Mt. Sharpe Panorama - Mars Curiosity Rover [14585x2018]
Astronaut in Earth orbit.
Jupiter's mysteries: First results from NASA's Juno mission - Jupiter was most likely the first planet to form in the solar system and contains some of the same ingredients of the collapsing nebula that formed the system. Knowing more about Jupiter can provide greater insight about its beginnings.An image of the North polar region of Jupiter. Photograph: MSSS/SwRI/JPL-Caltech/NASA
Mercury as Revealed by MESSENGER : Mercury had never been seen like this before. In 2008 the robotic MESSENGER spacecraft buzzed past Mercury for the second time and imaged terrain mapped previously only by comparatively crude radar. The featured image was recorded as MESSENGER looked back 90 minutes after passing from an altitude of about 27000 kilometers. Visible in the image among many other newly imaged features are unusually long rays that appear to run like meridians of longitude out…
Orion A colony of hot, young stars lives in the Orion nebula, about 1,450-light years from Earth. This image was captured shortly after Spitzer's warm mission phase began. Image and caption: NASA/JPL-Caltech/J. Stauffer (SSC/Caltech)
Space Images, the mobile image application from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory that puts visuals direct from space missions at users' fingertips, has reached 1 million downloads.
Watching the Aurora From Orbit
Watching the Aurora From Orbit | NASA : Expedition 52 Flight Engineer Jack Fischer of NASA shared photos and time-lapse video of a glowing green aurora seen from his vantage point 250 miles up, aboard the International Space Station. This aurora photo was taken on June 26, 2017. (Image Credit: NASA)
Mercury by nasa: This spectacular color mosaic shows the eastern limb of Mercury as seen by NASA's MESSENGER as the spacecraft departed the planet following the mission's first Mercury flyby in January 2008. #Astronomy #Mercury
To celebrate American Archive Month, Chandra has released eight new stunning images of our Universe.
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft took these images of the planet’s mysterious hexagon-shaped jetstream in early December 2016. The hexagon was discovered in images taken by the Voyager spacecraft in the early 1980s. Its estimated to have a diameter wider than 2 Earths. Scientists are still trying to figure out what causes it. Cassini was launched in 1997, and is beginning to end its mission. The probe will dive into Saturn’s atmosphere on 09/15/2017, sending back data until its signal is lost.