Io, Prometheus PlumeCredit: Galileo Project, JPL, NASA. Two sulfurous eruptions are visible on Jupiter's volcanic moon Io.
Pictures of the day: 5 September 2012
This image taken by the NASA Dawn spacecraft shows the south pole of the giant asteroid Vesta. After spending a year examining Vesta, Dawn is poised to depart and head to another asteroid, Ceres, where it will arrive in 2015.
The April full moon, generally called the “pink moon,” will take place on Thursday, April 25. this year’s pink moon is different because it will take place on the night of a lunar eclipse
Updated 04/08/2013 @ 12:00 UTC Solar Update Below is an updated image of the visible solar disk on Monday morning. Solar activity is currently at very low levels with only minor B-Class activity being detected today thus far. The three main regions of interest are Sunspots 1713, 1718 and 1719. Sunspot 1713 is making its way towards the western limb and will begin to rotate out of direct view by midweek. Sunspots 1713 and 1718 both continue to evolve and will be with us for the next week or…
Huge Saturn Vortex Swirls in Stunning NASA Photos
Polar Storm on Saturn
Trey Ratcliff Photography - The Comet on the night of the Aurora Australis. September, 2012. Tekapo, NEW ZEALAND.
10 images from NASA's Spitzer telescope
The Sombrero Galaxy, named after its resemblance to the Mexican hat, is 28 million light-years away from Earth. At the center of this galaxy, a black hole is believed to exist that is 1 billion times larger than our sun.
The Juno spacecraft, currently making its way to Jupiter, will for the first time peer below Jupiter's dense cover of clouds to answer questions about the gas giant and the origins of our solar system. Because of the way Juno’s camera is designed and the highly dynamic nature of the planet’s cloud cover, processing images from Jupiter is going to be really tricky. So NASA is asking amateur astronomers to upload good images of Jupiter to the Juno mission website to help NASA orient Juno’s…
Kepler Mission Announces Largest Planet Collection Ever Discovered
This artist's concept depicts select planetary discoveries made to date by NASA's Kepler space telescope.
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