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NASA Image of the Day: The Rockies from Space

January 10, 2017 Leave a comment
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North America’s Rocky Mountains are seen in this image captured by an astronaut aboard the International Space Station, Jan. 9, 2017. Image courtesy European Space Agency, NASA.

NASA’s Image of the Day for Jan. 10, 2017 is a doozy.

Astronaut Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency snapped a photo of North America’s Rocky Mountains from the International Space Station.

When Pesquet shared the photograph on social media, he wrote that “the Rocky mountains are a step too high – even for the clouds to cross.”

 

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NASA Image of the Day: Turbulent ocean

April 5, 2016 Leave a comment

NASA’s Image of the Day for April 5, 2016 shows the waters of the north Atlantic Ocean:

Atlantic Ocean, April 5, 2016

The Gulf Stream waters flow in somewhat parallel layers, slicing across what is otherwise a fairly turbulent western North Atlantic Ocean in this March 9, 2016 image collected by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite on NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite. The turbulence is made visible by the pigmented phytoplankton it entrains. Photo courtesy NASA.

NASA image of the day: Spooky Sun

October 8, 2014 Leave a comment
This photo, obtained by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, shows active regions on the Sun. The image looks like a jack-o-lantern! Our star's active regions, located in the corona, are those that emit more light and energy than other areas.  The image is a blend of two images captured in the ultraviolet wavelength at a range that is typically orange or yellow in color. Courtesy NASA/Solar Dynamics Observatory.

This photo, obtained by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, shows active regions on the Sun. The image looks like a jack-o-lantern! Our star’s active regions, located in the corona, are those that emit more light and energy than other areas. The image is a blend of two images captured in the ultraviolet wavelength at a range that is typically orange or yellow in color. Courtesy NASA/Solar Dynamics Observatory.

NASA Image of the Day, Aug. 25, 2014

August 26, 2014 Leave a comment
Neptune, as seen by Voyager 2 on Aug. 20, 1989

Neptune, as seen by Voyager 2 on Aug. 20, 1989. The photo was obtained after the probe’s on-board camera took multiple images while traveling about 4.4 million miles from the planet. The Great Dark Spot is visible near the center of the image. Photo courtesy NASA.

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The Mercury 7 astronauts

April 9, 2014 Leave a comment

The Mercury 7 astronauts

NASA first released this image of the seven Mercury astronauts on April 9, 1959. Front row, left to right: Walter M. Schirra, Jr. (1923-2007), Donald K. “Deke” Slayton (1924-1993), John H. Glenn, Jr. (1921- ), and M. Scott Carpenter (1925-2013); back row, Alan B. Shepard, Jr. (1923-1998), Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom (1926-1967), and L. Gordon Cooper, Jr. (1927-2004).

Glenn, a former U.S. senator who also flew on the space shuttle, is the only surviving member of the group.

Image courtesy NASA.

NASA image of the day, March 18, 2014: Mosaic of the lunar north pole

March 18, 2014 Leave a comment

NASA image of the day, March 18, 2014: Mosaic of the lunar north pole

This mosaic image, put together from photographs obtained by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows the Moon’s north pole – an area larger than one-fourth of the United States.

Image courtesy NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center, Arizona State University

Rhea’s day in the sun

March 10, 2014 Leave a comment

Rhea's day in the sun

Saturn’s second-largest moon, Rhea, is shown in this image obtained by the Cassini spacecraft. Rhea is about 1,527 kilometers in diameter. Cassini took the photograph in full light on Sept. 10, 2013 from a distance of about 1.6 million kilometers. Courtesy NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory – California Institute of Technology, Space Science Institute.

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