Topic: NASA

Rings of Saturn

Dione appears cut in two by Saturn’s razor-thin rings, seen nearly edge-on in a view from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. This scene was captured from just 0.02 degrees above the ringplane. The bright streaks of Dione’s..

The Sleeping Giant NGC 4889

This image shows the elliptical galaxy NGC 4889 in front of hundreds of background galaxies, and deeply embedded within the Coma galaxy cluster. Well-hidden from human eyes, there is a gigantic supermassive black hole at..

Flight Over Dwarf Planet Ceres

Take a flight over dwarf planet Ceres in this video made with images from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft. The simulated flyover was made by the mission’s camera team at Germany’s national aeronautics and space research center..

Pluto’s Haze in Bands of Blue

This processed image is the highest-resolution color look yet at the haze layers in Pluto’s atmosphere. Shown in approximate true color, the picture is constructed from a mosaic of four panchromatic images from the Long..

New Details On Ceres Seen in Dawn Images

This image from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft shows Kupalo Crater, one of the youngest craters on Ceres. The crater has bright material exposed on its rim and walls, which could be salts. Its flat floor likely..

Gravity, Who Needs It? NASA Studies Your Body in Space

What happens to your body in space? NASA’s Human Research Program has been unfolding answers for over a decade. Space is a dangerous, unfriendly place. Isolated from family and friends, exposed to radiation that could..

The Highest Resolution Image of Pluto Yet

This 26-photo mosaic image by photographer Daniel Machacek is the highest resolution photo of Pluto yet, and it’s absolutely stunning! Recently Nasa has released a number of  new close-up photos captured by its New Horizons spacecraft during its..

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