Juno spacecraft’s close approach to Jupiter

Once every 53 days the Juno spacecraft swings close to Jupiter, speeding over its clouds Read More

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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. Read More

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… Read More

New full-hemisphere views of Earth at night

By Randy Gener   EARTH |  NASA scientists are releasing new global maps of Earth at night, providing the clearest yet composite view of the patterns of human settlement across our planet. Nighttime satellite image of Earth showing North and South America NASA scientists are releasing new global maps of Earth at night, providing the… Read More