Tag: earth

Nov 20, 2015

Picture of the Day: Fingerprints of Water on the Sand

Picture of the Day: Fingerprints of Water on the Sand

Astronaut Kjell Lindgren took this photo of Oman from the International Space Station on 11 November 2015.

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Sep 26, 2015

Picture of the Day: Moonlight Over Italy

Picture of the Day: Moonlight Over Italy

NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly is spending a year in space and his daily stream of photos continue to inspire. This one is from day 180 and shows Italy at night, illuminated by the moon.

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Sep 17, 2015

A Hiker Found a 2-Year-Old GoPro that was Launched Into Space and the Footage is Awesome

A Hiker Found a 2-Year-Old GoPro that was Launched Into Space and the Footage is Awesome

In 2013, Stanford students launched a weather balloon into space. Two years later, a hiker found the lost payload and returned the footage.

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Sep 17, 2015

A Group of Friends Build the Solar System to Scale in the Middle of the Desert

A Group of Friends Build the Solar System to Scale in the Middle of the Desert

On a dry lakebed in Nevada, a group of friends build the first scale model of the solar system with complete planetary orbits: a true illustration of our place in the universe.

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Aug 6, 2015

NASA Captures Dark Side of the Moon as it Crosses Earth

NASA Captures Dark Side of the Moon as it Crosses Earth

The same side of the moon always faces Earth but this view was captured by a NASA satellite one million miles away.

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Jul 22, 2015

This Photo was Taken 1 Million Miles from Earth

This Photo was Taken 1 Million Miles from Earth

A NASA camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite has returned its first view of Earth from one million miles away.

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Jul 11, 2015

Picture of the Day: Standing on Top of the World

Picture of the Day: Standing on Top of the World

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, who is spending an entire year aboard the ISS, took this amazing photo from the station’s “cupola”.

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Apr 22, 2015

NASA Celebrates Earth Day with 26 Jaw-Dropping Images of Our Planet

NASA Celebrates Earth Day with 26 Jaw-Dropping Images of Our Planet

In celebration of Earth Day, NASA released a breathtaking gallery of some of the most incredible images of our planet ever taken. The images were captured from a variety of sources including satellites, research modules and astronauts onboard the International Space Station. Below you will find highlights from the jaw-dropping 76-image gallery. To see…

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Apr 1, 2015

Astronauts Capture Terrifying Photos of Super Typhoon Maysak from Space

Astronauts Capture Terrifying Photos of Super Typhoon Maysak from Space

After ravaging Micronesia a few days ago, Maysak has intensified into a super typhoon and is expected to threaten the Philippines this weekend. Earlier this week Super Typhoon Maysak intensified into the equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane with sustained winds of 160 mph (257 km/h). According to Weather.com, Maysak has killed at least…

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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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