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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NASA is readying a new kind of space device: a harpoon designed to rapidly fire against comets, easily taking chunks of its surface with surgical precision. It's now being tested by scientists at the Goddard Space Flight Center.
The people at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center have built a really nice tour of their facilities and all the stuff they do there. Being a space nerd, I find their videos and information fascinating.
This is a solar eclipse. One like you have probably never seen before, taken by NASA's Solar Dynamic Observatory in space. It looks really weird, as if the Sun is fizzling away, fading into the darkness of space. Why is the edge of the shadow fuzzy?
This video shows Earth's weather from August 17 to August 26, 2009. It also shows how beautiful this planet is, and how insignificant we are. It was created at a 7-kilometer resolution with NASA's GEOS-5 atmospheric general circulation model.