Articles tagged "nasa"

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NASA's Ingenuity helicopter photographs Perseverance rover's landing wreckage

During its 26th flight on Mars, NASA's Ingenuity helicopter photographed the landing area and debris from the Perseverance rover's successful landing on Mars. The detailed aerial photos will help engineers with future missions to Mars.

NASA's Perseverance rover captures impressive video of a solar eclipse from the Martian surface

NASA's Perseverance rover recorded the most zoomed-in footage of a solar eclipse seen from the Martian surface.

Hubble spots the most distant star ever seen, 12.9B light years away

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured an image of Earendel, a star that existed within the first billion years following the big bang. Its light has taken 12.9 billion light-years to reach Hubble. Earendel is the most distant star ever observed.

Juno spacecraft photographs Jupiter and two of its moons in a single stunning image

The Juno spacecraft has been orbiting Jupiter since 2016. In that time, the spacecraft has performed many close fly-bys of the planet and captured many amazing photos. A recent image shows Jupiter's southern hemisphere and two of its moons, Io and Europa.

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope reaches another alignment milestone, and its optics are working correctly

After completing another critical stage of mirror alignment, NASA can confidently say that its $10B James Webb Space Telescope will be able to meet, or even exceed, its expectations and perform the planned scientific operations.

NASA's Parker Solar Probe captures the first visible light images of Venus' surface

NASA's Parker Solar Probe has captured its first images of Venus' surface in visible light. The images show distinctive areas on the planetary surface, including continental regions, plains and plateaus.

James Webb Space Telescope sees its first star using all 18 of its primary mirror segments

NASA has published an initial alignment mosaic from the James Webb Space Telescope. The image will serve as the foundation for the team to adjust each primary mirror segment.

$10B James Webb Space Telescope enters its final orbit, 1.5 million kilometers from Earth

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has been decades in the making. The ambitious telescope launched from French Guiana aboard an Ariane 5 rocket on Christmas morning, and about a month later, it has entered its final orbital position 1.5 million kilometers from Earth.

Video: Everything you need to know about the James Webb Space Telescope ahead of its launch

Dr. James Hainline is one of the scientists working on the James Webb Space Telescope. He has made a new video that is as entertaining as it is informative and teaches us all we need to know before the telescope launches into space next week.

NASA's Parker Solar Probe enters the Sun's atmosphere for the first time

As NASA puts it, 'For the first time in history, a spacecraft has touched the Sun.' The Parker Solar Probe recently flew through the Sun's upper atmosphere, the corona, and sampled particles and magnetic fields.

NASA gets the Hubble Space Telescope back online and fully operational

After more than a month in a safe mode configuration, the Hubble Space Telescope and its four onboard scientific instruments are up and running and fully operational again.

Astronaut Thomas Pesquet captured nearly 250,000 photos during his second mission aboard the ISS

This year, we've shared a lot of photos and videos from French astronaut Thomas Pesquet. He was very busy during nearly 200 days aboard the International Space Station. He's since returned to Earth and Pesquet has a lot of awesome visual content to share.

Video: 4K timelapse made using 78,846 NASA images shows one month of the Sun

Filmmaker Seán Doran rescaled and remastered nearly 80,000 images captured by NASA's Solar Dynamic Observatory to create an incredible 4K timelapse of one month of the Sun's activity.

Photos from Landsat 9 will showcase the impact of climate change on Earth

NASA has published the first images from Landsat 9, a new space-based satellite designed to observe Earth in incredible detail. The Landsat 9 mission is a joint operation between NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey.

The Hubble Space Telescope is in 'safe mode' after its second shutdown of 2021

The Hubble Space Telescope is in safe mode as engineers work to investigate what's wrong with the telescope's onboard instruments. This is the second time the venerable telescope has faced extended downtime after being offline for a month earlier this year.

NASA's Juno offers the first 3D view of Jupiter's complicated atmosphere

Juno has been orbiting Jupiter since 2016. In the last five years, we have learned a lot about the gas giant. Recent observations offer the first three-dimensional look at Jupiter's atmosphere and shed light on the depth of the planet's iconic cycles and bands.

These incredible images of Earth were captured with an iPhone 12 by an Inspiration4 commander

Last week, we saw photos from the SpaceX Inspiration 4 mission captured by a Nikon DSLR. Now we have a photo and video as shot by an iPhone 12. While not as capable as a high-end interchangeable lens camera, the photo and video quality are impressive.

Video: Curiosity rover captures 360-degree panorama of Mount Sharp on Mars, showing changing landscape

NASA's Curiosity rover is in its ninth year on Mars, and the rover continues to do important scientific work. The rover recently captured a 360-degree panorama of the Mount Sharp area, showing a fascinating landscape and discovering more about the red planet's history.

Hubble captures stunning gravitational interaction among a trio of galaxies

Following an extended offline period, Hubble is back with a fantastic new shot of a 'peculiar' galaxy system, Arp 195. Hubble's new image shows a 'gravitational tug-of-war' among three galaxies nearly 750 million light-years from Earth.

50 years later: A look back at NASA's incredible first Lunar Rover

This week marked the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 15 mission. The 9th crewed Apollo mission was the fourth to land on the Moon and the first to use a lunar roving vehicle (LRV), affectionately known as a 'moon buggy.' Join us as we look back at the historic Apollo 15 mission and the first lunar rover.

Hobbyist astronomer discovers new Jupiter moon 18 years after the photos were taken

Hobbyist astronomer Kai Ly was recently scanning photos taken of Jupiter, in 2003, when he discovered a new moon in the planet's orbit.

Redditor 'unwraps' iconic Apollo 11 image, showing Buzz Aldrin's perspective for first time

Neil Armstrong captured an iconic image during the Apollo 11 moon landing of Buzz Aldrin on the lunar surface. A Reddit user, Michael Ranger, 'unwrapped' the reflection to show us what Aldrin saw through his visor during that historic photograph.

After a month of being offline, Hubble captures images showing off two ‘oddball’ galaxies

A glitch in Hubble's payload computer took the venerable observatory offline for over a month. Fortunately, a dedicated team of current Hubble engineers and alumni could ascertain the issue and switch a power control unit over to a backup unit.

Video: Timelapse series shows astronauts installing solar array on International Space Station

The series of timelapse videos show ESA and NASA astronauts installing an ISS Roll-Out Solar Array (IROSA).

How did NASA's Perseverance rover capture its first selfie on Mars with Ingenuity? This is how.

In April, NASA shared a selfie of its Perseverance rover with the Ingenuity helicopter. What may have seemed like a simple selfie was a massive feat of engineering and image processing.

See the first images NASA's Juno captured as it sailed by Jupiter's giant moon, Ganymede

NASA's Juno spacecraft is hard at work analyzing Jupiter and its moons. Using two of its onboard imagers, Ganymede captured a couple of images during its flyby, revealing spectacular detail of the lunar surface.

NASA's Curiosity rover photographs rare shimmering clouds on the Red Planet

Curiosity captured a colorful spectacle earlier this year on Mars. The rover, which has been exploring Mars since 2012, photographed numerous types of clouds on Mars, which is a rare phenomenon on the planet due to its dry, thin atmosphere.

Hubble scientists revisit an incredible image of Veil Nebula, showing off new details

Scientists occasionally reprocess existing images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. In a new instance, Hubble scientists reprocessed a stunning image of the Veil Nebula. With new filters and post-processing methods, additional fine details of the nebula are visible.

Mars Curiosity rover sends 'selfie' from its ongoing tour of Mars

Perseverance isn't the only NASA rover on Mars. Curiosity, launched in 2011, continues to explore Mars and recently captured some cool shots, including a 71-shot panoramic selfie.

NASA Ingenuity helicopter prepares for the first powered, controlled flight on another planet

The Ingenuity Mars Helicopter has begun preparations ahead of its maiden flight, which will mark the first powered flight on another planet.

NASA's Juno spacecraft recently captured a stunning image of Jupiter

NASA's Juno spacecraft has been orbiting Jupiter since 2016. A recent image captured by the spacecraft and processed by a citizen scientist gives us a beautiful look at the gas giant.

NASA shares Perseverance's first 360° view of Mars

After landing on Mars on February 18, Perseverance has been busy. In addition to its first images, Perseverance has captured a 360° view of Mars using its pair of onboard 20MP Navcams.

Update: NASA's ambitious Perseverance rover lands on Mars and sends back its first images

The Perseverance rover has successfully landed on Mars. The rover is in Jezero Crater, where it will spend its life exploring and analyzing the surface of Mars. The rover quickly sent back its first images.

Viewing auroras from space: The ISS had a great view of a recent geomagnetic storm

Auroras are a stunning natural phenomenon and one of the most spectacular sights of the night sky. A recent geomagnetic storm occurred, and the crew aboard the International Space Station had an awesome view.

NASA's HiRISE orbital camera captures enlightening close-up shots of Martian surface

Researchers at the University of Arizona have used NASA's HiRISE camera, which is onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, to capture high-resolution images of the Valles Marineris canyon on Mars. The new images shed light on how the canyon formed and help better our understanding of Mars.

NASA celebrates Hubble's 30th birthday with 30 new stunning images of space

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured many beautiful, important images over its first 30 years in orbit. To celebrate the milestone, NASA published 30 new images, all highlighting Caldwell objects, celestial objects amateur astronomers around the world can view for themselves.

Documenting humanity's journey into space: Over 2,400 iconic space images are up for auction

Christie's is currently hosting an auction of a massive photo collection. The collection, 'Voyage to Another World: The Victor Martin-Malburet Photograph Collection', includes 700 lots and more than 2,400 separate items.

NASA uses infrared imaging to discover water on sunlit surface of the Moon

Using infrared imaging, NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has made a significant discovery of water molecules on the sunlit surface of the Moon. This discovery raises new questions and may provide critical support for future deep space exploration.

NASA shares photos captured by its OSIRIS-REx spacecraft during its 6-second stay on an asteroid

NASA creates amazing timelapse of the moment the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft touches down on the Bennu Asteroid to collect rock samples - lifting off just six seconds later.

Video: The history of cameras in space and how iconic space photos were captured

Cameras have been in space since 1961 and have captured many iconic images over the past 60 years. Scott Manley has published an informative and fascinating new video discussing the history of cameras in space.

NASA translates Milky Way images into sound using sonification

This is the first time the public can experience parts of the Milky Way as sound, a project made possible using the space observations from multiple telescopes.

Hubble captures supernova 70M light-years away as it briefly outshines its host galaxy

The Hubble Space Telescope has been capturing images of supernova SN2018gv since February 2018. It recently exploded in a brilliant display and Hubble captured the event.

This iOS 14 widget adds NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day to your homescreen

Developer Mark Hambly took matters into his own hands after realizing none of the current NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day photo apps offered a widget for showing the images on your homescreen.

NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance mission to carry more cameras than any interplanetary mission in history

In total, there will be 25 cameras onboard, including 19 on the Perseverance rover, four on supporting elements and two more on the Ingenuity helicopter.

NASA and ESA Solar Orbiter spacecraft sends back closest ever images of the Sun

The joint mission packs multiple imagers and will spend the next two years moving increasingly closer to the star.

Video: Astronaut Doug Hurley on what it's like to photograph Earth from the International Space Station

A short video shared by the International Space Station Twitter account has astronaut Doug Hurley share what it's like to photograph Earth from low Earth orbit.

A decade of sun: NASA captured 425 million photos of the sun and made a time lapse

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) photographs the sun every 0.75 seconds. In its first decade in space, the SDO has captured more than 425 million images of the sun. NASA has compiled these images into an amazing time lapse, come check it out.

NASA Curiosity rover breaks its own record with new 1.8-billion-pixel Mars panorama

The space agency used a different lens to capture this new 650-million-pixel Mars panorama.

NASA is asking the public to use their smartphones to help track light pollution caused by satellites

NASA's Satellite Streak Watcher project is a new crowdsourced effort to help keep track of night sky light pollution caused by satellites, such as those launched by SpaceX's Starlink project.

High-resolution telescope images show Sun's surface in 'unprecedented detail'

The National Science Foundation has shared the highest-resolution images and video ever captured of the Sun.

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