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NASA Image of the Day
The latest NASA "Image of the Day" image.
A technician works on the European Service Module that will propel the Orion spacecraft in space and provide air, water and electricity for future crews.
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:39 EST
On Feb. 20, 1962, John Glenn made history by becoming the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the place we call home--planet Earth.
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:51 EST
Jupiter’s Swirling Cloud Formations
See swirling cloud formations in the northern area of Jupiter's north temperate belt in this new view taken by NASA’s Juno spacecraft.
Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:47 EST
In June 1975, Marshall management named Clyde Foster to the position of director of the Equal Opportunity Office where he directed and administered a comprehensive program to assure equal opportunity in the conduct of all operations undertaken by the Center and its contractors.
Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:11 EST
An Icy Heart
Operation IceBridge, NASA’s longest running survey of the state of polar ice, shattered records in 2017.
Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:21 EST
Preparing for Space
In this image from 2009, NASA astronaut Stephanie Wilson is attired in a training version of her shuttle launch and entry suit.
Tue, 13 Feb 2018 10:49 EST
The State of NASA
Acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot discusses the fiscal year 2019 budget proposal during a State of NASA address Monday, Feb. 12, 2018.
Mon, 12 Feb 2018 15:20 EST
A View of the Winter Olympics From Above
Since the Winter Olympics were first held in 1924, they only have been hosted twice in Asia, both times in Japan. This year the games will find a new home in South Korea, in the northeastern cities of Pyeongchang and Gangneung, visible in this natural-color image acquired on Jan. 26, 2018.
Fri, 09 Feb 2018 11:07 EST
Splitting Slope Streaks
This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows streaks forming on slopes when dust cascades downhill.
Thu, 08 Feb 2018 06:01 EST
Columbus: Celebrating 10 Years of Science on Station
The European Space Agency's Columbus module celebrates 10 years of science on the International Space Station.
Wed, 07 Feb 2018 10:21 EST
December 2006: Constructing the Space Station
NASA astronaut Robert Curbeam works on the International Space Station's S1 truss during the space shuttle Discovery's STS-116 mission in Dec. 2006.
Tue, 06 Feb 2018 09:30 EST
A Lunar Tribute to Former NASA Chief Exploration Scientist
Lunar crater is named after former NASA chief exploration scientist.
Mon, 05 Feb 2018 10:44 EST
Observations From -369.7 Degrees Fahrenheit
Taken from inside Chamber A at the Johnson Space Center in September 2017, this image shows the James Webb Space Telescope as it was undergoing cryogenic testing and the temperature was approximately -369.7 degrees Fahrenheit.
Fri, 02 Feb 2018 11:01 EST
Helping to Create the Future of Space Travel
Dr. Lonnie Reid had a long and storied career at NASA's Glenn Research Center. His expertise in the internal flow of advance aerospace propulsion systems was nationally recognized and he was influential in recruiting and mentoring the next generation of scientists and engineers.
Thu, 01 Feb 2018 14:10 EST
International Space Station Transits the Full Moon
The International Space Station, with a crew of six onboard, is seen in silhouette as it transits the moon at roughly five miles per second on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018.
Wed, 31 Jan 2018 05:36 EST
Astronaut Mark Vande Hei took this image of the eastern U.S. and Canada at night, writing, "Good night from @Space_Station. DC, NY, Toronto, Cleveland, and surrounding areas!"
Tue, 30 Jan 2018 11:25 EST
Eroded Layers in Shalbatana Valles
Layers, probably sedimentary in origin, have undergone extensive erosion in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) of Shalbatana Valles, a prominent channel that cuts through Xanthe Terra.
Mon, 29 Jan 2018 08:09 EST
Mark Vande Hei's 'Space-Selfie'
On Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, spacewalker Mark Vande Hei snapped his own portrait, better known as a “space-selfie,” during the first spacewalk of the year.
Fri, 26 Jan 2018 12:27 EST
Day of Remembrance 2018
On the last Thursday in January, NASA pays tribute to the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, as well as other NASA colleagues who lost their lives while furthering the cause of exploration and discovery.
Thu, 25 Jan 2018 14:19 EST
Next Mars Lander Spreads Its Solar Wings
This image shows NASA's InSight lander after it was commanded to deploy its solar arrays to test and verify the exact process that it will use on the surface of the Red Planet.
Wed, 24 Jan 2018 12:02 EST
Signs of Ships in the Clouds
Ships churning through the Atlantic Ocean produced this patchwork of bright, criss-crossing cloud trails off the coast of Portugal and Spain.
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:06 EST
Prepping the Parker Solar Probe for Space
At NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, the Parker Solar Probe is lowered into the 40-foot-tall thermal vacuum chamber. The thermal vacuum chamber simulates the harsh conditions that the spacecraft will experience on its journey through space, including near-vacuum conditions and severe hot and cold temperatures.
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:05 EST
Jupiter’s Swirling South Pole
This image of Jupiter’s swirling south polar region was captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft as it neared completion of its tenth close flyby of the gas giant planet.
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:35 EST
Even in the Desert
For the second time in three years, snow has accumulated in the desert near the northern Algerian town of Aïn Séfra.
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:37 EST
Three of the 'Thirty-Five New Guys'
On January 16, 1978, NASA announces the first astronaut class in nine years, which included the first African Americans.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:08 EST
Jupiter’s Colorful Cloud Belts
Colorful swirling cloud belts dominate Jupiter’s southern hemisphere in this image captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft.
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:13 EST
All the Glittering Stars
A new analysis of about 10,000 normal Sun-like stars in the Milky Way's galactic bulge reveals that our galaxy's hub is a dynamic environment.
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:06 EST
Now This: The Apollo 11 Crew
On Jan. 9, 1969, NASA announced the prime crew of the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission. This portrait was taken on Jan. 10, the day after the announcement of the crew assignment. From left to right are lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin, commander Neil Armstrong; and command module pilot Michael Collins.
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 11:36 EST
Sunrise as seen from the International Space Station. "A view of the sunrise from the ISS is a perfect start to a new day," so said @Anton_Astrey, otherwise known as cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, a member of the Expedition 54 crew aboard the International Space Station, orbiting 250 miles above the Earth.
Tue, 09 Jan 2018 13:40 EST
Veil of Ice
Saturn’s rings, made of countless icy particles, form a translucent veil in this view from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft.
Mon, 08 Jan 2018 10:14 EST
Winter Storm Pummels the East Coast
Millions of people along the East Coast of the United States faced snow and ice, gusty winds, power outages, travel delays, school closings, and flooding as a rapidly-intensifying Nor’easter plowed northward during the first week of 2018.
Fri, 05 Jan 2018 13:35 EST
Geocolor Image From NOAA's GOES-16 Satellite of Powerful East Coast Storm
This Geocolor image from NOAA's GOES-16 satellite captures the deepening storm off the East coast of the United States on Jan. 4, 2018, at 16:22 UTC. The powerful nor'easter is battering coastal areas with heavy snow and strong winds, from Florida to Maine.
Thu, 04 Jan 2018 11:35 EST
From Mercury Mark II to Project Gemini
On Jan. 3, 1962, the newly announced Mercury Mark II project was renamed Project Gemini. This artist's concept of a two-person Gemini spacecraft in flight shows a cutaway view.
Wed, 03 Jan 2018 10:57 EST
From the Earth, Moon and Beyond
THE OSIRIS-REx mission, which will map and return samples from asteroid Bennu, is expected to reach the asteroid in August, 2018. This composite image of the Earth and Moon is made from data captured by OSIRIS-REx's MapCam instrument on Oct. 2, 2017, when the spacecraft was approximately 3 million miles from Earth.
Tue, 02 Jan 2018 11:18 EST
Under the Midnight Sun
In September 2017, a new iceberg calved from Pine Island Glacier—one of the main outlets where the West Antarctic Ice Sheet flows into the ocean.
Fri, 29 Dec 2017 10:23 EST
Naples at Night
An astronaut aboard the International Space Station took this photograph of the city lights of Naples and the Campania region of southern Italy.
Thu, 28 Dec 2017 09:06 EST
Kwanzaa Tholus on Ceres
These images show a subtle feature on dwarf planet Ceres called Kwanzaa Tholus.
Wed, 27 Dec 2017 10:43 EST
Hubble's Holiday Nebula “Ornament”
The Hubble Space Telescope captured what looks like a colorful holiday ornament in space. It's actually an image of NGC 6326, a planetary nebula with glowing wisps of outpouring gas.
Fri, 22 Dec 2017 09:34 EST
On Dec. 21, 1968, the Apollo 8 crew leaves the Kennedy Space Center's then-named Manned Spacecraft Operations Building during the mission's prelaunch countdown on the way to their history-making lunar orbiting flight.
Thu, 21 Dec 2017 11:00 EST
Hello From Above
Greetings from @Astro_Sabot, otherwise known as Mark Vande Hei, from aboard the International Space Station.
Wed, 20 Dec 2017 14:02 EST
The Bluest of Ice
Acquired on November 29 by Operation IceBridge during a flight to Victoria Land, this image shows an iceberg floating in Antarctica's McMurdo Sound.
Tue, 19 Dec 2017 11:14 EST
Seeing an X-Plane's Sonic Boom
This schlieren image shows an Air Force Test Pilot School T-38 in a transonic state, meaning the aircraft is transitioning from a subsonic speed to supersonic.
Mon, 18 Dec 2017 11:08 EST
New Research Launches to Space Station Aboard SpaceX Resupply Mission
The two-stage Falcon 9 launch vehicle lifts off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying the Dragon resupply spacecraft to the International Space Station. Dragon will bring supplies, equipment and new science experiments for technology research to the orbiting laboratory.
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:18 EST
Soyuz Carrying Expedition 53 Crew Lands in Kazakhstan
The Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft is seen as it lands with Expedition 53 Commander Randy Bresnik of NASA and Flight Engineers Paolo Nespoli of ESA (European Space Agency) and Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian space agency Roscosmos near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017.
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:23 EST
The Fault in Our Mars
This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) of northern Meridiani Planum shows faults that have disrupted layered deposits.
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:56 EST
Chandra Reveals the Elementary Nature of Cassiopeia A
Due to its unique evolutionary status, Cassiopeia A (Cas A) is one of the most intensely studied of these supernova remnants.
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:33 EST
Science From the Moon’s Shadow
The Aug. 21, 2017, total solar eclipse was rare in its long, uninterrupted path over land, which provided scientists with a rare chance to investigate the Sun and its influence on Earth in ways that aren’t usually possible. On Dec. 11, researchers discussed initial findings based on observations gathered during the eclipse.
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:29 EST
This false-color image is composed of 15 images taken through three color filters by NASA's Galileo spacecraft as it passed through the Earth-Moon system on Dec. 8, 1992.
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 11:12 EST
NASA's Science Aircraft Flies Over Thomas Fire in California
During an engineering flight test of the Cloud-Aerosol Multi-Angle Lidar (CAMAL) instrument, a view from NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s ER-2 aircraft shows smoke plumes, from roughly 65,000 feet, produced by the Thomas Fire in Ventura County, California, around 1 p.m. PST on Dec. 5th, 2017.
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 10:14 EST
Cygnus Cargo Spacecraft at Sunrise
NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik photographed Orbital ATK's Cygnus cargo spacecraft at sunrise, prior to its departure from the International Space Station at 8:11 a.m., Dec. 6, 2017. Expedition 53 Flight Engineers Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba of NASA gave the station's Canadarm2 robotic arm the command to release Cygnus.
Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:22 EST
Cloud Streets in the Sea of Okhotsk
Frigid air blowing from Eastern Russia created dramatic cloud formations over the Sea of Okhotsk in late November, 2017. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Terra satellite acquired a true-color image of the stunning scene on November 25.
Tue, 05 Dec 2017 11:09 EST
Space Station Transits the Moon
The International Space Station is seen in silhouette as it transits the Moon at roughly five miles per second, Dec. 2, 2017, in Manchester Township, York County, Pennsylvania. Onboard are NASA astronauts Joe Acaba, Mark Vande Hei, and Randy Bresnik; Russian cosmonauts Alexander Misurkin and Sergey Ryanzansky; and ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli.
Mon, 04 Dec 2017 09:42 EST
Hubble Sees Galaxy Cluster Warping Space and Time
The Hubble Space Telescope peers into the distant universe to reveal a galaxy cluster called Abell 2537.
Fri, 01 Dec 2017 10:04 EST
Space Station in the Sky Over Washington D.C.
The International Space Station is seen in this twenty-second exposure as it flies over the Washington National Cathedral, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017. Onboard are: NASA astronauts Joe Acaba, Mark Vande Hei, and Randy Bresnik; Russian cosmonauts Alexander Misurkin and Sergey Ryanzansky; and ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli.
Thu, 30 Nov 2017 10:37 EST
A Proving Ground in Space
Dellingr is a shoebox-sized spacecraft built to show that CubeSat platforms could be cost-effective, reliable and capable of gathering highly robust science.
Tue, 28 Nov 2017 10:26 EST
Alpha and Omega
These two images illustrate just how far Cassini traveled to get to Saturn.
Mon, 27 Nov 2017 09:44 EST
Star Wanders Too Close to a Black Hole
This artist's rendering shows the tidal disruption event named ASASSN-14li, where a star wandering too close to a 3-million-solar-mass black hole was torn apart. The debris gathered into an accretion disk around the black hole.
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 11:07 EST
The Beauty of Ice
Ice can be stunningly beautiful and also quite varied in its appearance.
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:42 EST
Tending Your Garden ... In Space
If you plant it, will it grow (in space)? The answer is yes, at least for certain types of plants.
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:46 EST
Behold! Observing the Sun
A broad hole in the corona was the Sun's dominant feature November 7-9, 2017.