A huge filament erupts from the Sun in 2012. Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center For decades, astronomers and cosmologists have postulated that the Universe is filled with an invisible, mysterious mass known as “dark matter.” For decades, the search for this elusive matter has dominated the field of cosmology.
NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory took this photo of the Sun and Jupiter-sized sunspot region 2192 this morning Oct.
X-ray data from the Chandra X-Ray Telescope shows multi-million degree gas (purple) warmed by energy generated from matter falling into the black hole at the center of Hercules A.
Yes, it’s India, but it’s not a photo captured from space during Diwali night. (Credit: NASA) Diwali, the Indian festival of lights, falls on Thursday, Oct.
A 3-D image of “Wdowiak Ridge” on Mars, based on images from the left and right side of the Opportunity rover’s Pancam.
Olympus Mons, Tharsis Bulge and Valles Marineris from ISRO’s Mars Orbiter Mission. Credit: ISRO India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) has delivered another sweet treat – a stunning view of our Solar Systems largest volcano and one of the longest canyons.
Could the future of fusion driven rockets for interplantary or even interstellar travel be near at hand?
Thermal imagery of Falcon 9 rocket. Image Credit: NASA/Scifli Team/Applied Physics Laboratory Images It is no secret that NASA is seeking out private space contractors to help bring some of its current plans to fruition.
A radar view of Venus taken by the Magellan spacecraft, with some gaps filled in by the Pioneer Venus orbiter.
The partially eclipsed Sun rising over the Vehicle Assembly Building on the Florida Space Coast on November 3rd, 2013.
Frost deposits in Louth Crater appears to remain through the year, as found in Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter HiRISE photos of the region.
Carnival of Space. Image by Jason Major. This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Allen Versfeld at his Urban Astronomer blog.
High resolution image pairs made with HiRISE camera on MRO during Comet Siding Spring’s closest approach to Mars on October 19.
Near-infrared image of the Moon’s surface by the Indian Space Research Organization’s Chandrayaan-1 mission.
This isn’t quite like Luke’s trench run in the Battle of Yavin, but its waaay more awesome in that this is real.
Visible light image of the Sun captured on Oct. 19, 2014. © Alan Friedman. All rights reserved. It’s a-comin': a “monster” sunspot is steadily rotating around the Sun’s southern hemisphere and will soon be in position to fire flares and CMEs in our direction — and this past weekend master solar photographer Alan Friedman captured it on camera!
The partially eclipsed sun sets over Island Lake north of Duluth, Minn. on May 20, 2012. Similar sunset photo opportunities will happen again during Thursday’s partial solar eclipse.
This colorized mosaic from NASA’s Cassini mission shows the most complete view yet of Titan’s northern land of lakes and seas.
Is this an image of Comet Siding Spring? It’s the only fuzzy object in the field photographed on Sol 3817 (October 19) by the Opportunity Rover.
The Philae spacecraft has a tough job ahead of it on November 12: it is slated to make the first landing on a comet’s surface.