Astronomy Picture of the Day for 07 May What has the Curiosity rover come across on Mars? Dubbed Mount Remarkable, the rolling robot has chanced upon this notable tall mound during its continuing journey around and, eventually, up high Mt.
Voyager’s Neptune Composite Image Credit & Copyright: Assembly/Processing - Rolf Olsen, Data - Voyager NASA Planetary Data System Explanation: Cruising through the outer solar system, the Voyager 2 spacecraft made its closest approach to Neptune.
Super-long exposure of star trails (top two-thirds), earth and lit cities (bottom third), a Japanese part of the ISS, and sunlight bouncing off of our thin atmosphere. Expedition 31 Flight Engineer Don Pettit on the International Space Station
This image, released today, is a high-resolution shot of the Curiosity rover’s ultimate goal: the stratified flanks of Gale Crater’s high central peak, Mount Sharp. The image was taken with Curiosity’s telephoto Mastcam as a calibration test.
This view of the three left wheels of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity combines two images that were taken by the rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager on September the day of Curiosity's work on Mars. In the distance is the lower slope of Mount Sharp.
Map of America's River Basins Show Our Nation's Hidden Beauty
As the election nears, our country can at times feel like a hideous and hateful place. Let this map of the United States’ river basins made by Imgur user Fejetlenfej remind you that, at the very least, our country can be beautiful. Fejetlenfej—a geographer who sells their maps on Etsy—created the image using QGIS software, which is an open-source geographic information system. The map depicts both“the permanent and temporary streams and rivers,” the creator explained. They divided the…
1 - MARS - The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter makes a daily, global map of the Red Planets surface and weather. Here, thick water ice clouds cling to towering volcanic summits on June NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems/Bill Dunford
is one of the most prominent open clusters of stars on the sky. The cluster, dominated by bright blue stars, can be seen with the naked eye in a dark sky in the tail of the constellation of the Scorpion (Scorpius)"
Moonset Eclipse : Near the closest point in its orbit, the second Full Moon of the month occurred on January 31. So did the first Total Lunar Eclipse of 2018, as the Moon slid through planet Earth's shadow. In a postcard from planet Earth, this telescopic snapshot captures the totally eclipsed Moon as it set above the western horizon and the Chiricahua Mountains of southern Arizona. (Image Credit & Copyright: Fred Espenak (MrEclipse.com))
The Mars Express orbiter captured this striking view of rugged Martian landscapes extending from a mist-filled Coprates Chasma in the south, to Juventae Chasma and the outflow channels of Maja Valles in the north. Clouds and Chasmata By Bill Dunford
Curiosity rover's blue Mars sunset blows away all your attempts at photography
Curiosity rover's blue Mars sunset blows away all your attempts at photography - Watching the sunset may seem like a very human activity, but a NASA rover on Mars caught a glimpse of a blue-tinted sunset from the Martian surface. NASA’s Curiosity rover has been roaming Mars’ surface since its landing in 2012, but this is the first time the robot has beamed back photos of a Martian sunset in color. The four-image sunset sequence shows the sun setting behind some red planet mountains. The…