Posts Tagged ‘NASA’

NASA Releases a ‘Blood Moon’ Time-Lapse in Case You Missed Last Night’s Show

This year, I was ready. I had gathered the necessary equipment, made sure I scheduled in time for an afternoon nap and did my research so I would be ready for this whole ‘blood moon’ thingy. Then: disaster.

If you were in the Jackson, MS area yesterday you’ll know that the entire day (and in fact the night before) was spent being battered by both a fierce thunderstorm and constant updates from the National Weather Service letting you know that the flash flood warning had been extended… again. Read more…

NASA Names Its Earth Photo of the Year After ‘March Madness’ Style Tournament

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If you’re more into satellite photography than basketball, then March probably had you following along with an entirely different tournament than most of the US: NASA’s Tournament Earth 2014. Instead of pitting teams against each other, this tournament packed a bracket full of satellite imagery until a clear winner emerged. Read more…

Beautiful ISS Photo Captures a Japanese Spacecraft Lighting Up the Atmosphere

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This gorgeous photo, taken from the International Space Station, looks a bit like a meteor straight out of Armageddon headed right for a major city. Fortunately that’s not the case, although you are indeed looking at a large, flaming object careening through the atmosphere and lighting up the clouds as it disintegrated during re-entry.

Originally released in September of 2013, the photo was taken by a stationary camera onboard the ISS and shows the Japanese HTV-4 cargo spacecraft burning up on re-entry as planned. The spacecraft had brought up supplies for the astronauts aboard the ISS, and after spending a month locked on to the orbiting station, it was time to let it go and… well… watch it burn.

You can download the full res file for yourself or learn more about the picture by clicking here.

(via Sploid)

NASA Photos Give Us a Behind the Scenes Look at the Apollo 11 Training Exercises

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Yes, it’s April Fools’ Day, but this photo and those below aren’t fakes. These are the real deal. Not that kind of real deal, though. These are photographs taken during training simulations in Houston, three months before these gentlemen, Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong, actually stepped on the moon. Read more…

NASA Releases Beautiful Photographs of Lightning Taken from the ISS

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If it ever was a secret, it sure isn’t anymore: we LOVE photos from space. And judging by the response we typically get to sharing them, so do you, which is why we were so excited when we stumbled across these magnificent images of lightning NASA released just a couple of days ago. Read more…

Gorgeous Photo of Martian Dunes Covered in Seasonal Frost

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Captured on January 24th by the HiRISE camera onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, this abstract photograph captures almost a mile of Martian sand dunes in just one of the many crater on the planet’s southern region. Read more…

Hubble Telescope Shoots Some Accidental Light Painting Thanks to a Tracking Glitch

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The Hubble Space Telescope recently decided to make a foray into light painting when it created the image you see above (full res below). A total accident caused by a glitch, the final image turned out more like modern art than the typical awe-inspiring photography we’re used to seeing from Hubble. Read more…

NASA Releases Clearest Infrared Milky Way Panorama Ever Made, Comes in at 20GP

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20 gigapixels might not seem like a lot in the world of super-high-res images. After all, we shared a 681 gigapixel image of just the moon’s north pole the other day. But when you’re talking infrared images of the milky way, the 20-gigapixel panorama that NASA just released yesterday is the clearest ever captured, and took them TEN YEARS to shoot. Read more…

This Enormous Mosaic of the Moon’s North Pole is the Size of a Football Field at 300dpi!

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We’re not sure how high-res you usually like your lunar photos, but we’re darn near certain NASA has gone leaps and bounds beyond that with their latest mosaic. At 681 gigapixels, this mosaic image of the Lunar north pole is by far the highest-resolution image of this area that has ever been created. Read more…