Juno spacecraft’s close approach to Jupiter

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


How the ozone hole over Antarctica is healing

Fifteen years later, AIRS continues to be a valuable asset for forecasters worldwide, sending 7 billion observations streaming into forecasting centers every day. Besides contributing to better forecasts, AIRS maps greenhouse gases, tracks volcanic emissions and and indicates regions that may be heading for a drought. 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

Glorious! Saturn’s Ring System

Details of Saturn’s icy rings are visible in this sweeping view from Cassini of the planet’s glorious ring system. This view from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft showcases some of the amazingly detailed structure of Saturn’s rings. The Cassini mission is a cooperative project of NASA, ESA (the European Space Agency) and the Italian Space Agency. Read More

Japanese space station spies Aurora and the stars

NASA IMAGE OF THE DAY | JAXA astronaut Kimiya Yui captured the photograph below from the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) window on the International Space Station on Dec. 6, 2015. JEM, also called Kibo — which means “hope” in Japanese — is Japan’s first human space facility and enhances the unique research capabilities of the… Read More