Two RD-181 integrated with the Orbital ATK Antares first stage air frame at the Wallops Island, Virginia Horizontal Integration Facility (HIF).
NASA’s Dawn spacecraft spotted this tall, conical mountain on Ceres from a distance of 915 miles (1,470 kilometers).
Moons at opposition… check out the amazing captures of the moons of Uranus and Neptune! Image credit and copyright: Efrain Morales It seems as if the planets are fleeing the evening sky, just as the Fall school star party season is getting underway.
Carnival of Space. Image by Jason Major. The tent is up! This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Pamela Hoffman at the Everyday Spacer blog.
44 Boötis from the Palomar Sky Survey. Note the multiple nature of the system is much to close to be resolved in this shot.
When it comes to space exploration it’s resoundingly clear that rock band ‘One Direction’ is headed in the right direction – To Infinity and Beyond!
NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly took this picture of Hurricane Danny on August 20 at 6 a.m. EDT from aboard the International Space Station.
This low-angle self-portrait of NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at the site from which it reached down to drill into a rock target called “Buckskin.” The MAHLI camera on Curiosity’s robotic arm took multiple images on Aug.
While you won’t see it this close, Comet 67P/C-G is now at its best in the morning sky. This sequence of images, taken with Rosetta’s OSIRIS narrow-angle camera from 115 miles (185 km) away on July 30, 2015, show a boulder-sized object close to the nucleus of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The object measures anywhere between 3 – 165 feet across (1- 50 meters) across.
Sign up to send your name to Mars on InSight, NASA’s next mission to Mars launching in March 2016. Credit: NASA Calling space fans worldwide: Now is your chance to participate in NASA’s human ‘Journey to Mars’ initiative and NASA’s next robotic mission to Mars – the InSight lander launching to the Red Planet next spring.
The mottled surface of Dione, with the rings of of Saturn in the background during the June 16th 2015 flyby.
The second full trailer for 20th Century Fox’s upcoming film The Martian dropped this morning and it looks like a whole red-planetful of awesome space adventure!
LIFTOFF! JAXA’s H-IIB rocket departs Tanegashima Space Center in a dramatic night shot. Image credit: JAXA/NASA TV It’s away… and the hunt is on.
Halleys Comet, as seen in May 1986. Credit and copyright: Bob King. The idea of panspermia — that life on Earth originated from comets or asteroids bombarding our planet — is not new.
This view over the Ophir Chasma canyon on the Martian surface was taken by the Mars Colour Camera aboard India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM).
Sequence of OSIRIS narrow-angle camera images from 12 August 2015, just a few hours before the comet reached perihelion.
On July 14, 2015, after nine and a half years journeying across the Solar System, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft made its historic close pass of Pluto and its moon Charon.
Carnival of Space. Image by Jason Major. This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Allen Versfeld at his Urban Astronomer blog.
During a 535-second test on August 13, 2015, operators ran the Space Launch System (SLS) RS-25 rocket engine through a series of tests at different power levels to collect engine performance data on the A-1 test stand at NASA’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St.
The Cygnus Pressurized Cargo Module for the OA-4 mission arrived at the Kennedy Space Center during August 2015 for processing in preparation for the upcoming CRS space station resupply mission to be launched from Florida in early December 2015.