The Helix Nebula - NGC 7293 The Helix Nebula (NGC 7293) is a large planetary nebula located in the constellation Aquarius. The Helix Nebula’s estimated distance from earth is about 215 parsecs or 700 light-years. The Nebula has sometimes been referred to as the “Eye of God” in pop culture because of it’s eye like appearance. It was the first planetary nebula discovered to contain cometary knots, which can be seen as globs with tails around the center of the ...
This morning I want to share this incredible image that was released yesterday by NASA. For the first time ever, we can see an Overview of the entire sunlit side of the Earth from one million miles away. By combining three separate photographs taken by the Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite, NASA was able to create this stunning image
There’s a massive snowstorm here in New York City, but thanks to Scott Kelly (who is living on the International Space Station) we can see what it looks like from above. The weather front will pummel the East Coast throughout the day, with more than 20 inches (50.8 centimeters) of snowfall expected.
11/4/2015 Chimalhuacán Chimalhuacán, Mexico 19.435062776°, -98.968516816° Chimalhuacán is a city with more than 600,000 residents in the eastern part of the State of Mexico, Mexico. The colorful strip seen across the bottom of this Overview is a open-air market known as a tianguis. Here, merchants cover their stalls with vibrant canopies to protect themselves from harsh sun and inclement weather.
3/28/2015 Phoenix at night Phoenix, Arizona, USA 33°27′N 112°04′W Wondering what Phoenix looks like right now? The city's metropolitan area is seen here, captured at night from the International Space Station. The city is laid out along a regular grid of blocks and avenues that are strikingly outlined by streetlights at night. This type of urban plan encourages growth of a city outwards along its borders by providing optimal access to new real estate.