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Hubble Peers at Celestial Cloudscape

Fri, 08/12/2022 - 08:00
This celestial cloudscape from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captures the colorful region in the Orion Nebula surrounding the Herbig-Haro object HH 505.

Artemis I Moonikin Campos Inspection and Install

Thu, 08/11/2022 - 10:17
Artemis I Moonikin Campos Inspection and Install

NASA’s B377SGT Super Guppy Turbine Cargo Airplane lands at Moffett Field at NASA Ames

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 10:09
In this picture from 2016, our Super Guppy, a specialized aircraft with a unique hinged nose, lands at Moffett Field at NASA Ames.

Moon Mosaic

Mon, 08/08/2022 - 10:46
This Moon-mosaic is comprised of 1,231 images taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's (LRO) Narrow-Angle Camera (NAC) in the summer of 2018.

Curiosity's Dusty Selfie

Fri, 08/05/2022 - 10:09
Since August 2012, Curiosity has been exploring 3-mile-high Mt. Sharp in Gale Crater. The rover has climbed more than 2,000 feet (612 meters), reaching progressively younger rocks that serve as a record on how Mars has evolved from a wet, habitable planet to a cold desert environment.

Hubble Gazes at a Star-Studded Skyfield

Fri, 08/05/2022 - 08:00
This star-studded image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the heart of the globular cluster NGC 6638 in the constellation Sagittarius.

Ice Stars

Thu, 08/04/2022 - 10:04
Like distant galaxies amid clouds of interstellar dust, chunks of sea ice drift through graceful swirls of grease ice in the frigid waters of Foxe Basin near Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic.

Wildflowers in Bloom at Kennedy Space Center

Wed, 08/03/2022 - 10:00
With wildflowers surrounding the view, NASA’s Space Launch System Moon rocket – carried atop the crawler-transporter 2 – arrives at Launch Pad 39B at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on June 6, 2022.

NASA Pays Tribute to Nichelle Nichols

Mon, 08/01/2022 - 09:26
NASA celebrates the life of Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek actor, trailblazer, and role model, who symbolized to so many what was possible. She partnered with us to recruit some of the first women and minority astronauts, and inspired generations to reach for the stars.

Zeta Ophiuchi: A Star With a Complicated Past

Fri, 07/29/2022 - 10:29
Zeta Ophiuchi is a star with a complicated past, having likely been ejected from its birthplace by a powerful stellar explosion. A new look by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory helps tell more of the story of this runaway star.

Vortices Near Jupiter’s North Pole

Thu, 07/28/2022 - 10:33
As NASA’s Juno mission completed its 43rd close flyby of Jupiter on July 5, 2022, its JunoCam instrument captured this striking view of vortices — hurricane-like spiral wind patterns — near the planet’s north pole.

Preparing for the Next Generation of Flight

Wed, 07/27/2022 - 09:01
Before NASA’s quiet supersonic X-59 aircraft takes to the skies, plenty of testing happens to ensure a safe first flight.

Heading into (Orbital) Sunrise

Tue, 07/26/2022 - 07:19
The crew doesn't just snap pretty pictures; the research aboard the station benefits humanity in numerous ways.

Blue Ripples on a Red Planet

Mon, 07/25/2022 - 09:18
This image shows a variety of wind-related features on the Red Planet near the center of Gamboa Crater.

50 Years of Landsat

Fri, 07/22/2022 - 08:47
We're celebrating 50 years of Landsat.


Thu, 07/21/2022 - 08:19
HDV is developing the necessary systems to enable urban drone flights that travel beyond visual sight.

Apollo 11 Crew Trains for Excursion on the Sea of Tranquility

Tue, 07/19/2022 - 13:04
The Apollo 11 crew simulates deploying and using lunar tools on the surface of the Moon during a training exercise on April 22, 1969.

A Supernova's Shockwaves

Tue, 07/19/2022 - 09:16
Supernovas are the explosive deaths of the universe's most massive stars.

A View from Above: Zero Gravity Facility Circa 1966

Mon, 07/18/2022 - 09:30
This tunnel view looking up from level 5 is of the Zero Gravity Facility at Lewis Research Center, now known as the Glenn Research Center.