Once every 53 days the Juno spacecraft swings close to Jupiter, speeding over its clouds
Author: Astronauts of National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Solar evaporation ponds near Moab, Utah
Shadows cast on the landscape show the depth and dimension of the surrounding Utah desert. The Colorado Plateau stands at an average elevation of 1600 meters (5200 feet) above mean sea level.
NASA space station flies over Super Typhoon Noru
NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik photographed Super Typhoon Noru in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean on August 1, 2017
The Crab Nebula
The Crab Nebula, the result of a bright supernova explosion seen by Chinese and other astronomers in the year 1054, is 6,500 light-years from Earth.
Atlas V rocket lifts off
TDRS-M is the latest spacecraft destined for the agency’s constellation of communications satellites
Falcon 9 launch vehicle lifts off at Kennedy Space Center
Liftoff was at 12:31 p.m. EDT this past June. Dragon will bring up more than 6,400 pounds of supplies and new science experiments and equipment for technology research.
Spiraling cloud patterns over Guadalupe Island
According to Carlos Torres of the Autonomous University of Baja California, the pattern of the swirls depends on the wind intensity.
NASA’s space station flight over the Bahamas
NASA IMAGE OF THE DAY | One of the most recognizable points on the Earth for astronauts to photograph is the Bahamas. Randy Bresnik of NASA shared this Aug. 13 photo from the International Space Station, saying, “The stunning Bahamas were a real treat for us. The vivid turquoise of the water over the reef was absolutely captivating.”