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The Galápagos Islands

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:04
"The Enchanted Islands of #Ecuador – the Galápagos," were photographed by NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold from aboard the International Space Station.

Celebrating 28 Years of the Hubble Space Telescope

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:07
This colorful image, taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, celebrates the Earth-orbiting observatory’s 28th anniversary of viewing the heavens, giving us a window seat to the universe’s extraordinary stellar tapestry of birth and destruction.

Sounding Rocket Launches CHESS Mission to Study the Matter Between Stars

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 11:16
The Colorado High-resolution Echelle Stellar Spectrograph, or CHESS 4, was successfully launched on a NASA Black Brant IX sounding rocket at 12:47 p.m. EDT, April 16 (4:47 a.m. local, April 17) from the Kwajalein Atoll in The Republic of the Marshall Islands.

Seasons of Snow Cover in the West

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 16:21
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station captured this photo while flying over the western United States. The wide field of view stretches from the Sierra Nevada of California to the Columbia Plateau of Oregon and the Snake River Valley of Idaho. Lake Tahoe is nestled on the border of California and Nevada.

NASA's TESS Mission Hopes to Find Exoplanets Beyond Our Solar System

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 13:56
The worlds orbiting other stars are called “exoplanets,” and they come in a wide variety of sizes, from gas giants larger than Jupiter to small, rocky planets about as big around as Earth or Mars. This rocky super-Earth is an illustration of the type of planets future telescopes, like NASA's TESS, hope to find outside our solar system.

The Aurora and the Sunrise

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 10:35
Auroras are one of the many Earthly phenomena the crew of the International Space Station observe from their perch high above the planet.

Our Sun: Three Different Wavelengths

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 10:01
From March 20-23, 2018, the Solar Dynamics Observatory captured a series of images of our Sun and then ran together three sequences in three different extreme ultraviolet wavelengths.

We Were There: 2018 USA Science and Engineering Festival

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 10:05
Attendees talk with NASA staff at exhibit booths during Sneak Peek Friday at the USA Science and Engineering Festival, Friday, April 6, 2018. At the festival, NASA showcased the future of human space exploration – including the Orion spacecraft and the Space Launch System rocket.

Hubble Finds an Einstein Ring

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 09:34
These graceful arcs are a cosmic phenomenon known as an Einstein ring - created as the light from distant galaxies warps around an extremely large mass, like a galaxy cluster.

Gullies of Matara Crater

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 09:28
Gullies on Martian sand dunes, like these in Matara Crater, have been very active, with many flows in the last ten years.

Memphis From Space

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 11:03
We honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who delivered the famous "I've been to the mountaintop" speech in Memphis, Tennessee fifty years ago, the day before he was assassinated on April 4, 1968. This image taken from the International Space Station shows a detailed view of the city of Memphis from low-Earth orbit.

Transforming Aviation

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 10:01
Aeronautical innovations are part of a government-industry partnership to collect data that could make supersonic flight over land possible, dramatically reducing travel time in the United States.

Hangout in Space

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 10:46
NASA astronaut Drew Feustel seemingly hangs off the International Space Station while conducting a spacewalk on March 29, 2018.

Technology Then and Now

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 10:49
Before there were computers and software that could stitch together digital images, they were printed on photo paper, trimmed by hand, and taped in place on a large black board.

Getting InSight on the Interior of Mars

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 10:33
Inside the Astrotech processing facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base, NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport, or InSight, Mars lander is tested ahead of its scheduled launch on May 5, 2018.

This is TESS, Our Newest Planet-Hunter

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 10:17
TESS, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, is the next step in the search for planets outside of our solar system, including those that could support life.

Curiosity Rover Gets Ready for Its Next Adventure

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 10:25
This mosaic, taken by the Mars Curiosity rover, looks uphill at Mount Sharp.

Claudia Alexander and Her Life Well-Lived

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 09:23
Claudia Alexander, the project scientist overseeing NASA's support role in the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission, stands on the view deck of mission control at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Hubble’s Exquisite View of a Stellar Nursery

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 10:25
An underlying population of infant stars embedded in the nebula NGC 346 are still forming from gravitationally collapsing gas clouds.

A View From a Launch

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 10:54
The Soyuz MS-08 rocket launched Wednesday, March 21, 2018, bringing three new crewmembers to the International Space Station.