Tag: NASA

Dec 6, 2012

The Black Marble: Earth at Night

The Black Marble: Earth at Night

On December 5th, 2010 scientists unveiled an unprecedented new look at our planet at night. A global composite image, constructed using cloud-free night images from a new NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellite, shows the glow of natural and human-built phenomena across the planet in greater detail than ever before. Many…

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Nov 28, 2012

Picture of the Day: A Silhouette on Earth’s Horizon

Picture of the Day: A Silhouette on Earth’s Horizon

A SILHOUETTE ON EARTH’S HORIZON Photograph by NASA/Crew of Expedition 22 Though astronauts and cosmonauts often encounter striking scenes of Earth’s limb, this unique image, part of a series over Earth’s colourful horizon, has the added feature of a silhouette of the space shuttle Endeavour (now retired and on display at the…

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Nov 13, 2012

Picture of the Day: Our Sun Erupts

Picture of the Day: Our Sun Erupts

OUR SUN ERUPTS Photograph by NASA/GSFC/SDO On August 31, 2012 a long filament of solar material that had been hovering in the sun’s atmosphere, the corona, erupted out into space at 4:36 p.m. EDT. The coronal mass ejection, or CME, traveled at over 900 miles per second. The CME did not travel…

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Nov 3, 2012

Picture of the Day: The Water Planet

Picture of the Day: The Water Planet

THE WATER PLANET Photograph by NASA/Robert Simmon/Marit Jentoff-Nilsen Viewed from space, the most striking feature of our planet is the water. In both liquid and frozen form, it covers 75% of the Earth’s surface. It fills the sky with clouds and is practically everywhere on Earth; from inside the rocky crust to…

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Jul 18, 2012

10 Iconic Images of the Earth from Space

10 Iconic Images of the Earth from Space

To see our planet from space is a powerful experience. It’s humbling, beautiful and inspiring. I hope one day more people will have the ability to see our home from space (myself included!). For now, please enjoy these ten breathtaking views of Earth from space. Images courtesy of NASA. 1. The…

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Jun 7, 2012

21 Star Trails Captured from Space

21 Star Trails Captured from Space

Currently on-board the International Space Station, NASA astronaut and Expedition 31 Flight Engineer Don Pettit, recently uploaded an incredible gallery of star trails to NASA’s Johnson Space Center Flickr page. Speaking about the star trails that result from taking long exposure images (i.e., a photo taken with a slow shutter speed), Petit relayed some…

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Jan 3, 2012

Earth at Night: 30 Photos from Space

Earth at Night: 30 Photos from Space

Aurora Australis Over New Zealand, Tasman Sea – Photograph by NASA NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center has an incredible 62-picture album on Flickr that shows stunning views of the Earth at night. All photographs were taken from the International Space Station since May 1st, 2003. Below is a collection of 30 of the…

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