This is what the sun looks like over the course of a year. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the Sun and all of its fiery grace from January 1, 2015 to January 28, 2016. That beautiful burning orb looks unbelievable in this amount of detail.
Here’s some awesome shots from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center showing the intricate puzzle of seaweed farms in South Korea. The fields of seaweed are grown on ropes strung along the southern coast of South Korea around Sisan Island. It makes for a beautiful image when seen from afar.
Engineers unfolded the James Webb Space Telescope's spine in the world's largest clean room in preparation for decking it with mirrors like a giant, glittering Christmas tree.
Holy Mother of Dragons, a stream of plasma in the shape of a dragon flying at full speed has emerged from the Sun. According to NASA, the "eruption [tens of thousands miles long] was minor" and "most of it fell back into the sun." NASA, I love you, but you have no imagination.
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center released this pretty neat animation back in 2012, which shows how light streaming up from inside the sun through its many layers. Did you know that the light that shines on our Earth takes some 40,000 years to travel through the sun's layers? I did not, and now I am amazed.
Today in 1926, Robert Goddard launched the world's first liquid-fueled rocket in Auburn, Massachusetts.
1976. The Shuttle Enterprise, about to embark on a continuing mission to test in-atmosphere flight, and never quite get into space. The shuttle's rollout ceremony with most of the main cast from Star Trek was neither the first or last collaboration between NASA and Star Trek.
These are photos of a rocket from NASA's GREECE mission blasting off into the beautiful Aurora Borealis over Venetie, Alaska earlier this week. I wish I could be that rocket.
Did you have a hard time getting to work today? Probably so, if you live anywhere from the Tennessee Valley all the way up to New England. Just look at this image from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center—everything is white.
Using NASA's latest high-resolution satellite imagery of Earth, datavisualization expert John Nelson has created a pair of captivating animations that track seasonal transformations on the blue marble we call home.
This is a new kind of satellite image of the Earth, showing nothing but vegetation. It allows us to track just how fecund the planet is — and to spot trouble regions where crop growth may soon be hindered by drought. Soon, images like these could become a crucial part of food security.
For all of their advanced technologies, modern satellites still rely on low-bandwidth radio transmitters to communicate with ground control. But they could soon be upgraded to beyond broadband speeds once NASA's new laser-based communication system prototype gets off the ground.
December 12, 2012 is an extremely special date! It's the last major numerical date of this century. There was 01-01-2001, 02-02-2002 and so on—until today. There's no 13th month, so there's no way this will happen again until the XXII century.
This is the most accurate, highest resolution true color night image of planet Earth to date. These images are truly extraordinary, "an unprecedented new look at our planet at night," as NASA says. It's the newest and sleekest version of the Blue Marble. NASA calls it the Black Marble. And it's stunning indeed.
Using new terrain maps obtained by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, the Scientific Visualization Studio at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. has created the most realistic simulation of all the moon phases through an entire year—2013. It's mesmerizing.
The world is utterly beautiful, especially when seen through the lens of picture of global aerosols—the solid and liquid particles that float around in our atmosphere.
The last time you heard the term "gradient filter," it was probably in reference to a feature on a photo editing program, but scientists studying images and video collected by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory use gradient filters, too — often with absolutely mesmerizing results.
Let's face it: the words "NASA," "space" and "dinosaur" don't go together nearly as often as they should, which is why everyone is so excited over the footprint pictured here.
This image reminds me of an ovum—a female egg. But it's not inside anything on Earth. It's floating in the vastness of space about 9,000 light years from here, in the constellation of Cassiopeia. It's the Tycho supernova remnant.