Tag: NASA

Mar 18, 2015

Picture of the Day: Earth from Mars and Mars from Earth

Picture of the Day: Earth from Mars and Mars from Earth

Left Photo NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/TAMU | Right Photo Bill Dunford In this fascinating comparison photo we see a view of Earth from Mars (as seen by NASA’s Curiosity rover) and Mars from Earth as captured by Bill Dunford. Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second smallest planet in the Solar System after…

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Mar 17, 2015

18 Stunning Green Auroras for St Paddy’s Day

18 Stunning Green Auroras for St Paddy’s Day

In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, here are 18 stunning green auroras as seen from Earth and outer space (aboard the International Space Station). For those unfamiliar, Saint Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious celebration held on the 17th of March each year. It signifies the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c.…

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Mar 17, 2015

Picture of the Day: Buzz Aldrin’s Message to the Cosmos

Picture of the Day: Buzz Aldrin’s Message to the Cosmos

Photograph by James O. Davies via Buzz Aldrin on Twitter While visiting Stonehenge, astronaut Buzz Aldrin sent a “message” to the Cosmos, urging NASA to “get their ass to Mars”. Aldrin was the Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 11 and became the second person to ever walk on the moon at 03:15:16 (UTC) on…

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Feb 28, 2015

Picture of the Day: Astronaut Salutes Nimoy From Space

Picture of the Day: Astronaut Salutes Nimoy From Space

Photograph by Terry Virts International Space Station astronaut Terry Virts (@AstroTerry) tweeted this image of a Vulcan hand salute from orbit as a tribute to actor Leonard Nimoy, who died on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. Nimoy played science officer Mr. Spock in the Star Trek series that served as an inspiration to generations of…

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Feb 24, 2015

Picture of the Day: Curiosity’s Latest Selfie from Mars

Picture of the Day: Curiosity’s Latest Selfie from Mars

Photograph by NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS [NASA JPL Feb. 24, 2015] This self-portrait of NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at the “Mojave” site, where its drill collected the mission’s second taste of Mount Sharp. The scene combines dozens of images taken during January 2015 by the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera at the end…

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Feb 15, 2015

NASA Celebrates SDO’s 5 Year Anniversary with Jaw-Dropping Compilation of the Sun

NASA Celebrates SDO’s 5 Year Anniversary with Jaw-Dropping Compilation of the Sun

February 11, 2015 marks five years in space for NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which provides incredibly detailed images of the whole sun 24 hours a day. Capturing an image more than once per second, SDO has provided an unprecedentedly clear picture of how massive explosions on the sun grow and erupt ever since its…

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Feb 10, 2015

Picture of the Day: Spirals of Light Bursting from Earth

Picture of the Day: Spirals of Light Bursting from Earth

Photograph by NASA/Barry Wilmore In this incredible photo we see spirals of lights bursting from Earth. The photo was taken from the International Space Station by astronaut Barry Wilmore, the commander of Expedition 42 and one of six astronauts currently on board. Expedition 42 has been on the ISS since September 2014 and will…

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