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.”
NASA’s Image of the Day for April 5, 2016 shows the waters of the north Atlantic Ocean:
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
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.
This image shows the Mars Science Laboratory – more commonly known as the Curiosity rover – heading toward Mount Sharp on the 329th day (“sol”) of its mission to the Red Planet. Mount Sharp is about eight kilometers to the southwest of Curiosity’s location in this image. If you look carefully, you can see some of the scientific investigation tools used by the rover. For example, a rock-sampling drill appears in the lower left corner of the image. Image courtesy NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory-California Institute of Technology.