Laser Communications Relay Demonstration Lifts Off!
Tue, 07 Dec 2021 09:01 EST
NASA’s Laser Communications Relay Demonstration, or LCRD, launched aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021.
Eclipse Over Antarctica
Mon, 06 Dec 2021 09:30 EST
This image of our home planet shows how Earth looked from more than 950,000 miles, or 1.5 million kilometers, away during the total solar eclipse visible in Antarctica on Dec. 4, 2021.
Become a Flight Director ... And Perhaps a Legend
Fri, 03 Dec 2021 05:27 EST
Christopher Kraft, flight director during Project Mercury, works at his console inside the Flight Control area at Mercury Mission Control.
Photographing Mars
Thu, 02 Dec 2021 13:24 EST
NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover used its black-and-white navigation cameras to capture panoramas of this scene at two times of day on Nov. 16, 2021.
Eagle, Omega Nebula, Trifid, and Lagoon: Four Famous Nebulae
Wed, 01 Dec 2021 09:10 EST
These four nebulae are known for their breathtaking beauty: the Eagle Nebula (which contains the Pillars of Creation), the Omega Nebula, the Trifid Nebula, and the Lagoon Nebula.
Dragons-Eye View
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 05:08 EST
As the Crew-2 mission departed the International Space Station aboard SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour, the crew snapped this image of the station.
Hubble’s View of Planetary Nebula Reveals Complex Structure
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 09:00 EST
NGC 6891 is a bright, asymmetrical planetary nebula in the constellation Delphinus, the Dolphin.
Black Hole Collision May Have Exploded With Light
Fri, 26 Nov 2021 08:53 EST
This artist's concept shows a supermassive black hole surrounded by a disk of gas.
Hubble Witnesses Shock Wave of Colliding Gases in Running Man Nebula
Wed, 24 Nov 2021 09:00 EST
Mounded, luminous clouds of gas and dust glow in this Hubble image of a Herbig-Haro object known as HH 45.
Stay Tuned for DART!
Tue, 23 Nov 2021 08:13 EST
The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) will help determine if intentionally crashing a spacecraft into an asteroid is an effective way to change its course.
Hubble Spots Swirls of Dust in the Flame Nebula
Mon, 22 Nov 2021 09:00 EST
The Flame Nebula, also called NGC 2024, is a large star-forming region in the constellation Orion that lies about 1,400 light-years from Earth. It’s a part of the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex.
Crew-1 Astronaut Victor Glover Meets with DC Students
Fri, 19 Nov 2021 09:17 EST
NASA astronaut Victor Glover speaks with students about his time aboard the International Space Station, Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, at Ben’s Chili Bowl in Washington.
Suits at the Ready for Next Spacewalk
Thu, 18 Nov 2021 08:59 EST
A pair of U.S. spacesuits are pictured inside the International Space Station's Quest airlock ready for an upcoming spacewalk.
Hubble Spies Newly Forming Star Incubating in IC 2631
Wed, 17 Nov 2021 09:00 EST
This Hubble infrared image captures a protostar designated J1672835.29-763111.64 in the reflection nebula IC 2631, part of the Chamaeleon star-forming region in the southern constellation Chamaeleon.
Observing Earth from the Space Station
Tue, 16 Nov 2021 09:47 EST
This image taken from the space station shows the blue-green waters around the Bahamas.
Crew-3 Launches to the Space Station
Fri, 12 Nov 2021 09:42 EST
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft is launched on NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 mission to the International Space Station, Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Mocha Swirls in Jupiter’s Turbulent Atmosphere
Wed, 10 Nov 2021 09:49 EST
During its 36th low pass over Jupiter, NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured this view of striking cloud bands and swirls in the giant planet’s mid-southern latitudes.
Crew Dragon Endeavour Recovered After a Successful Splashdown
Tue, 09 Nov 2021 09:45 EST
The SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft is lifted onto the GO Navigator recovery ship after it landed off the coast of Pensacola, Florida, Mon., Nov. 8, 2021.
Spotted by Hubble: Dark Star-Hatching frEGGs
Mon, 08 Nov 2021 10:16 EST
This image shows knots of cold, dense interstellar gas where new stars are forming. These Free-floating Evaporating Gaseous Globules (frEGGs) are located in the Northern Coalsack Nebula in the direction of Cygnus, the Swan.
Particles From the Sun Produce Light Show on Earth
Mon, 08 Nov 2021 00:01 EST
The aurora borealis glow on the northern horizon while stars wheel overhead in this long exposure, taken near the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah on Nov. 4, 2021.