The CYGNSS constellation, launched in 2016, is made up of eight microwave-sized satellites that monitor ocean wind speeds and hurricanes
US astronaut Shane Kimbrough took a space walk on January 13, 2017 as his shuttle orbited the Earth.

ASTRONOMY IMAGES OF THE DAY

Everyday, NASA directly provides us with a different astronomy photograph of our fascinating universe — as well as the agency’s adventures in outer space.  Accompanying each image are brief explanations, often written by a professional astronomer and scientist or reported on occasion by an independent journalist.

See NASA astronauts circle around an ice-covered world right in our solar system.  Expect authentic insider views of the U.S. space agency.  Official NASA photographs from agency photographers chronicle what’s making news across the agency from launches and rocket landings to important discoveries in space science.  Look out for aerospace views — captured frequently by astronauts who conduct space walks as their satellite vehicles orbit our home planet. 

Have you seen that supermassive black hole at the center of spiral galaxy?  No, not yet?  NASA satellite and airborne instruments picture Earth every day to increase our knowledge of our home and improve lives. These images, shared with scientists and the public worldwide, may use visible light, like a photographer’s camera, or peer into infrared, microwave and radio wavelengths that are invisible to human eyes.

Our magnificent planet is always ready for its close-up.


 

Women scientists at NASA in January 1959

In celebration of International Women’s Day on Wednesday and Women’s History Month in March, NASA has unveiled an educational virtual tour that brings students into the exciting careers of seven women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields at the agency. Building on NASA’s participation with the 20th Century ...
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NASA’s Hubble showcases a remarkable galactic hybrid

This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image showcases the remarkable galaxy UGC 12591. UGC 12591 sits somewhere between a lenticular and a spiral. Pisces–Perseus Supercluster is a long chain of galaxy clusters that stretches out for hundreds of millions of light-years — one of the largest known structures in the cosmos ...
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NASA IMAGE OF THE DAY | Glaciers Ebb on South Georgia Island

NASA Today | Glaciers ebb on South Georgia Island

Frequent cloud cover in the southern Atlantic Ocean often obscures satellite images of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. But occasionally the clouds give way. On September 14, 2016, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 captured natural-color images of South Georgia Island, where several glaciers are in ...
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Engineers successfully tested the parachutes for NASA’s Orion spacecraft

NASA Images of the Day |  Orion Spacecraft Parachutes Tested at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground ARIZONA |  Engineers successfully tested the parachutes for NASA's Orion spacecraft at the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona Wednesday, March 8, 2017. This was the second test in a series of eight that ...
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Planet Mars Today | NASA rover’s full-circle vistas of Martian sand dunes

The left side of this 360-degree panorama from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the long rows of ripples on a linear shaped dune in the Bagnold Dune Field on the northwestern flank of Mount Sharp. The view is a mosaic of images taken with Curiosity's Navigation Camera (Navcam) on Feb ...
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9 Selfies from Outer Space

ABOVE PLANET EARTH |  Have you ever wanted to walk in outer space?  Have you dreamed about what it is like to jog while orbiting our planet Earth? Lucky you. Since this past January 2017, NASA astronauts and flights engineers on board the spacecraft Expedition 50 have been fulfilling those daydreams and ...
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It will showcase here more NASA’s exploits which gives them stellar views of Earth, Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, the Milky Way — and beyond.  View spiraling galaxies and supernova explosions deep in the cosmos.   Get hip to massive solar flares as they happen in real time.  NASA’s powerful cameras have been capturing spectacular and mind-boggling images of the universe.  With the space agency’s approval, we’ve handpicked a wealth of our favorite pictures.