Articles tagged "space"

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.

Go on a 4K video tour of Mars with images captured by NASA's Mars rovers

A group of space enthusiasts at ElderFox Documentaries has compiled images from three of NASA's Martian rovers to form a 4K video tour of the red planet.

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: Zooming to the heart of Messier 87's supermassive black hole

In April 2019, researchers in the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project unveiled the world's first direct visual evidence of a supermassive black hole. Now, over a year later, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) has published a video that helps show off how incredible of a feat it was.

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.

Canon's CE-SAT-IB satellite camera destroyed during Rocket Lab's Electron rocket launch

Canon's CE-SAT-IB satellite camera was destroyed alongside six other satellites during Rocket Lab's ironically-named 'Pics or It Didn't Happen Mission.'

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.

Canon is sending a satellite with high-resolution camera tech into space

The satellite will be included as a payload on Rocket Lab's next launch.

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.

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.

NASA astronaut Jessica Meir uses Nikon D5 to snap two space selfies

Joining her images of Earth from space are two new selfies from NASA astronaut Jessica Meir captured during a recent ISS spacewalk.

Sotheby's Space Photography auction includes NASA 'Red Number' prints

Sotheby's is auctioning dozens of iconic NASA 'Red Number' photos from the collection of Philip Kulpa, as well as a selection of vintage space prints from the estate of Bill Taub, NASA's first senior photographer who covered major events until the end of the Apollo program.

Ricoh shares 360º photos, videos from space captured in partnership with JAXA

Ricoh teamed up with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to develop a specialized Theta camera capable of withstanding the harsh conditions of space. The resulting images and videos have now been published.

The world's largest optical lens has been delivered for a $168M, 3.2-gigapixel telescope camera

The lens, which is destined for the $168 million 3.20-gigapixel Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), measures 1.57m (5.1ft) diameter and was delivered via semi to Menlo Park, California.

NASA shares new portrait of Jupiter captured by Hubble Space Telescope

NASA has shared a new portrait of Jupiter with the world, as captured by the Hubble Space Telescope.

Video: How scientists colorize pictures of space captured with the Hubble Telescope

Vox has shared a fascinating video explaining how those stunning colors appear in deep space pictures from the Hubble telescope—images actually shot in black and white.

Hubble ushers in 29th anniversary with colorful new Southern Crab Nebula image

To celebrate its 29th anniversary, the Hubble Space Telescope revisits an old friend, the Southern Crab Nebula.

Interview: Commander Terry Virts, space photographer

Astronaut Terry Virts may have had the coolest photography job in the world – or outside of it – shooting over 300,000 photos during seven months in space. On this Earth Day, Virts tells us what it's like to be a space photographer.

Seeing into space: Cosmic Microscapes with photographer Neil Buckland

Seattle-based photographer Neil Buckland has been working with University of Washington scientist Dr. Tony Irving to photograph, in incredible detail, slices of meteorites that have fallen to earth with his Pentax K-1 and a custom-built rig. Get a look into space, and into the past, with some of Buckland's images.

European officials expected to announce first image of black hole on April 10

Scientists will soon reveal 'a groundbreaking result from the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project.'

NASA Curiosity rover captures 360 panorama from its Vera Rubin Ridge 'Rock Hall' drill site

NASA's Curiosity rover captures a 360 panorama from its Vera Rubin Ridge 'Rock Hall' drill site before moving on to greener...er...redder pastures.

Chinese satellite captures image showing both Earth and the Moon's far side

China's Longjiang-2 satellite has captured an incredible image of the far side of the Moon with Earth making a cameo in the background.

China shares the first photo captured on the far side of the Moon

For the first time ever, a spacecraft has successfully landed on the far side of the moon and sent back a photograph of the dark, dusty surface.

Interview with an astronaut: What it's like shooting photos from space

Just three days after returning to Earth, NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik hopped on a video chat with Jared Polin, who asked him all about what it's like taking pictures in space. The resulting interview is fascinating from the first question to the last.

21 spectacular photos from Saturn: A photographic ode to Cassini

Earlier today, NASA's Cassini spacecraft plunged into Saturn's atmosphere, ending a 20 year long mission. Here are 21 of our favorite photographs captured by this incredible machine and its makers.

Japan's space agency has an adorable ball-shaped camera drone on the ISS

Japan's space agency has released an adorable floating drone ball on the International Space Station, and for the first time ever we get to see what's it's been recording.

This is the first ever permanent photography exhibition in space

Duggal Visual Solutions teamed with Dubai-based photographer Dr. Hersh Chadha to create the first-ever permanent photography exhibition in space.

Astronaut Tim Peake's incredible photos of Earth from the ISS

F8 and be there indeed.

Video: first person view of a spacewalk, shot by an action cam
Photos capture political boundaries from space

We usually imagine the view of Earth from space as being free of visible political boundaries. But that's not always the case. TIME shows us some photos that prove otherwise.

SmugMug Films celebrates Nikon's role in space exploration with cool video

To help Nikon celebrate its 100th anniversary, SmugMug films produced a spectacular time-lapse video using photos taken by Nikon cameras in space.

Studying high-res satellite images on your lunch break can help uncover new archaeology sites

GlobalXplorer is an online program that puts ordinary citizens to work identifying new archaeological sites by looking at satellite images – no PhD required. Read more

This 4K video tour of the International Space Station is probably as close as you'll get to being an astronaut

NASA has released an 18-minute 4K video featuring a fly-through of the International Space Station. See video

4K from Space: ISS astronauts shoot 3D movie of planet Earth

Astronauts based on the International Space Station have been working as movie makers to help create a 3D film featuring the planet Earth as viewed from space. A Beautiful Planet was shot in 4K using Canon’s Cinema EOS camera system, and will be shown in IMAX theaters from the end of the month. Read more

Ready for takeoff: GoPro records rocket trip into space

UP Aerospace Inc. recently launched a rocket carrying a GoPro into space – for science mostly, but also because footage from space is really darn cool. See video

1991 Nikon-Kodak hack was first DSLR in space

What was the first digital camera in space? It turns out in 1991 NASA sent a modified Nikon F3 with small Kodak CCD sensor and external processing unit on a shuttle mission. Called the Hawkeye II, this system used a RS-232 serial port to connect to its external gear. Kodak would use this platform as the basis for the DCS system, the first commercially available digital camera. Learn more

In Photos: Olympic torch to make first-ever spacewalk

A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying an unlit Olympic torch and three astronauts blasted off to the International Space Station on Thursday ahead of the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. On Saturday the ISS crew will take the torch made for the Sochi games on a historic spacewalk. NASA photographer Bill Ingalls was there to document the launch. See gallery

30 years after rollout, take a tour of Space Shuttle Discovery's flightdeck

Space Shuttle Discovery was rolled out from the factory thirty years ago this month, and in an operational career spanning 39 missions, she spent 365 days in space and travelled almost 150 million miles. Discovery can currently be found on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Virginia but if you're curious about what it looks like inside, click through for a 360-degree interactive panorama of the flight-deck of the most travelled shuttle ever to fly. 

Cassini spacecraft takes spectacular pictures of Saturn (oh, and Earth)

Last Friday, while orbiting Saturn, the Cassini spacecraft turned its camera lens on earth from almost a billion miles away. NASA has released the images, which show not only Saturn and its rings, but also the Earth in the (very far) distance. The original 'raw' images taken by the spacecraft are grayscale, but astronomy enthusiast Valerie Klavans has converted some of them and added color. The results look pretty spectacular. Check them out after the link.

Chris Hadfield posts stunning views of earth's landmarks from space.