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A wrinkle in time and space. This mesmerizing image depicts magnetic fields in galaxy NGC 1068 as revealed by our Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (@sofiatelescope). SOFIA studied the galaxy using far-infrared light to reveal characteristics that previous observations using visible and radio telescopes could not detect. The fields align along the entire length of the massive spiral arms — 24,000 light years across — implying that the gravitational forces that created the galaxy’s shape are also compressing its magnetic field. Gaze into the magnetic fingerprint of a galaxy 🌀✨ Credit: NASA/SOFIA; NASA/JPL-Caltech/Roma Tre Univ. #Nasa #Galaxies #Magnetic #Fingerprint #Stars

A wrinkle in time and space.

This mesmerizing image depicts magnetic fields in galaxy NGC 1068 as revealed by our Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (@sofiatelescope). SOFIA studied the galaxy using far-infrared light to reveal characteristics that previous observations using visible and radio telescopes could not detect. The fields align along the entire length of the massive spiral arms — 24,000 light years across — implying that the gravitational forces that created the galaxy’s shape are also compressing its magnetic field.

Gaze into the magnetic fingerprint of a galaxy 🌀✨

Credit: NASA/SOFIA; NASA/JPL-Caltech/Roma Tre Univ.

#Nasa #Galaxies #Magnetic #Fingerprint #Stars
1397204 5047 20 days ago

Let it snow! ❄️ Newborn stars, hidden behind thick dust, are revealed in this image of the Christmas Tree Cluster. Infant stars appear as pink and red specks toward the center and appear to have formed in regularly spaced intervals that resemble the pattern of a snowflake. Just like snowflakes this stellar formation is temporary. Star-forming clouds like this one are dynamic and evolving structures. Since the stars trace the straight line pattern of spokes of a wheel, scientists believe that these are newborn stars. At a mere 100,000 years old, these infant structures have yet to "crawl" away from their location of birth. Over time, the natural drifting motions of each star will break this order, and the snowflake design will be no more. This image, captured by our Spitzer Space Telescope, immortalizes their fleeting beauty in a cosmic holiday display. ✨🎄 Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/P.S. Teixeira (Center for Astrophysics) #Space #ChristmasTree #Snowflakes #Holidays #Galaxies #Stars

Let it snow! ❄️ 

Newborn stars, hidden behind thick dust, are revealed in this image of the Christmas Tree Cluster. Infant stars appear as pink and red specks toward the center and appear to have formed in regularly spaced intervals that resemble the pattern of a snowflake.

Just like snowflakes this stellar formation is temporary. Star-forming clouds like this one are dynamic and evolving structures. Since the stars trace the straight line pattern of spokes of a wheel, scientists believe that these are newborn stars. At a mere 100,000 years old, these infant structures have yet to
1193971 3768 22 days ago

Red and green auroras dance above Earth⁣ ⁣ This spectacular view of the "northern lights" over Canada was captured on Sept. 15, 2017, by the crew aboard the International Space Station (@ISS). The station was near the highest point of its orbital path, and its main solar arrays are seen in the left foreground.⁣ ⁣ Auroras are one of the many Earthly phenomena the crew on the space station can observe from their perch high above the planet. Auroras also capture the imagination of scientists who study incoming energy and particles from our Sun. They are one effect of such energetic particles, which can speed out from the Sun both in a steady stream called the solar wind or from giant eruptions known as coronal mass ejections or CMEs. After a trip toward Earth that can last three days, the solar particles and magnetic fields cause the release of particles already trapped near Earth, which in turn trigger reactions in the upper atmosphere in which oxygen and nitrogen molecules release photons of light. The result: the Northern and Southern lights. ⁣ ⁣ Credit: NASA⁣ ⁣ #Aurora #NASA #SpaceStation #NorthernLights

Red and green auroras dance above Earth⁣
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This spectacular view of the
1055675 3405 23 days ago

"The Earth from here is a grand oasis in the big vastness of space" It happened a few minutes after 10:30 am Houston time on December 24, 1968. Exactly 52 years ago today, Apollo 8 @NASAastronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders became the very first humans to orbit the Moon and to witness the Earth rising above the moon's barren surface. This iconic snapshot known as “Earthrise” was taken aboard Apollo 8 by lunar module pilot Bill Anders, shows Earth peeking out from beyond the lunar surface; a unique and never-before-captured gift of perspective. Earthrise continues to serve as a way to educate and inspire every single one of us here on the glistening marble, mottled with blue-white swirls. Image Credit: NASA #NASA #Earth #Apollo8 #EarthRise #Perspective #ChristmasEve #Universe #Planets

1471218 5759 24 days ago

🗣️🔴Are we there yet? Our Perseverance rover is less than two months away from landing on the surface of Mars! When the rover lands, it has a hefty to-do list that will help us with our search for signs of ancient life, which includes finding favorable rocks, drilling, collecting, and storing. Hundreds of mission critical events must execute perfectly and exactly on time for the rover to land on Mars safely including Entry, Descent, and Landing, or "EDL,” which begins when the spacecraft reaches the top of the Martian atmosphere, traveling nearly 12,500 mph. 🗓️Perseverance Arrives at Mars: Feb. 18, 2021 The question is, are you ready❓ Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech #NASA #CountdownToMars #MartianAtmosphere #Mars #RedPlanet #Astronomy #Galaxy #Universe #Offroading

🗣️🔴Are we there yet?

Our Perseverance rover is less than two months away from landing on the surface of Mars! When the rover lands, it has a hefty to-do list that will help us with our search for signs of ancient life, which includes finding favorable rocks, drilling, collecting, and storing. Hundreds of mission critical events must execute perfectly and exactly on time for the rover to land on Mars safely including Entry, Descent, and Landing, or
337765 3075 25 days ago

Twinkle, twinkle, little stars!🎶✨ About 20,000 light-years away in the Carina spiral arm of the Milky Way, thousands of sparkling young stars are nestled within giant nebula NGC 3604. This stellar jewel box, first discovered by Sir John Herschel in 1834, is one of the most luminous young star clusters in the Milky Way, and the densest concentration of very massive stars known in the galaxy. Bathed in gas and dust the cluster formed in a huge rush of star formation thought to have occurred about a million years ago. The super hot blue stars in the middle are responsible for strong ultraviolet radiation and fast winds, carving out a huge cavity in the gas. These gaseous monoliths are a few light-years tall and point to the central cluster. The stalks may be incubators for new stars! Credit: NASA, @ESA, and the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/@nasahubble Collaboration #NASA #Universe #Nebula #Stars #MilkyWay #Astronomy #Galaxy #Stellar

Twinkle, twinkle, little stars!🎶✨ 

About 20,000 light-years away in the Carina spiral arm of the Milky Way, thousands of sparkling young stars are nestled within giant nebula NGC 3604.

This stellar jewel box, first discovered by Sir John Herschel in 1834, is one of the most luminous young star clusters in the Milky Way, and the densest concentration of very massive stars known in the galaxy. Bathed in gas and dust the cluster formed in a huge rush of star formation thought to have occurred about a million years ago. The super hot blue stars in the middle are responsible for strong ultraviolet radiation and fast winds, carving out a huge cavity in the gas. These gaseous monoliths are a few light-years tall and point to the central cluster. The stalks may be incubators for new stars! 

Credit: NASA, @ESA, and the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/@nasahubble Collaboration

#NASA #Universe #Nebula #Stars #MilkyWay #Astronomy #Galaxy #Stellar
1200258 4192 26 days ago

🔭Bring your planetary dance moves! Tonight, Dec. 21 skywatchers from all around the globe are in for a treat. Jupiter and Saturn will be doing a planetary dance that will result in the Great Conjunction, just after sunset. What makes this year’s spectacle rare? While Jupiter and Saturn align about once every 20 years, this year's conjunction marks the first time since 1623 that the two gas giants have passed this close to one another in our sky — and nearly 800 years since skywatchers were able to witness the event at night. This will allow nearly EVERYONE around the world to see this “great conjunction.” Shown here, you’ll see the Moon, left, Saturn, upper right, and Jupiter, lower right, after sunset with the Washington Monument, Thurs. Dec. 17, in Washington D.C. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls #NASA #Earth #Moon #WinterSolstice #Skywatcher #Jupiter #Saturn #MondayMotivation

🔭Bring your planetary dance moves!

Tonight, Dec. 21 skywatchers from all around the globe are in for a treat. Jupiter and Saturn will be doing a planetary dance that will result in the Great Conjunction, just after sunset.

What makes this year’s spectacle rare? While Jupiter and Saturn align about once every 20 years, this year's conjunction marks the first time since 1623 that the two gas giants have passed this close to one another in our sky — and nearly 800 years since skywatchers were able to witness the event at night. This will allow nearly EVERYONE around the world to see this “great conjunction.”

Shown here, you’ll see the Moon, left, Saturn, upper right, and Jupiter, lower right, after sunset with the Washington Monument, Thurs. Dec. 17, in Washington D.C.

Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

#NASA #Earth #Moon #WinterSolstice #Skywatcher #Jupiter #Saturn #MondayMotivation
2483498 8087 27 days ago

✈️ Where it all started 117 years ago! From the dunes at Kitty Hawk to the lunar surface. Sand, wind, and isolation led the Wright brothers to travel from Ohio to North Carolina's barrier islands (shown here) to conduct their flying experiments from 1900-1903. After several unsuccessful attempts, on December 17, 1903, the Wright brothers completed the first powered flight of a heavier-than-air aircraft known as the Wright Flyer. The flight lasted just 12 seconds, traveled 120 feet, and reached a top speed of 6.8 miles per hour. This was considered an amazing feat for its day that also paved the way for transformation in the aviation industry. Credit: @NASAEarth Observatory by Joshua Stevens, using Landsat 8 data from the U.S. Geological Survey. #NASA #Earth #KittyHawk #WrightBrothers #Aviation #Landsat8 #NorthCarolina

✈️ Where it all started 117 years ago! 

From the dunes at Kitty Hawk to the lunar surface. Sand, wind, and isolation led the Wright brothers to travel from Ohio to North Carolina's barrier islands (shown here) to conduct their flying experiments from 1900-1903. After several unsuccessful attempts, on December 17, 1903, the Wright brothers completed the first powered flight of a heavier-than-air aircraft known as the Wright Flyer. The flight lasted just 12 seconds, traveled 120 feet, and reached a top speed of 6.8 miles per hour. This was considered an amazing feat for its day that also paved the way for transformation in the aviation industry. 

Credit: @NASAEarth Observatory by Joshua Stevens, using Landsat 8 data from the U.S. Geological Survey.

#NASA #Earth #KittyHawk #WrightBrothers #Aviation #Landsat8 #NorthCarolina
545160 1599 29 days ago

This one's for the metalheads. Although these stars may look like molten metal, they are actually a cosmic optical illusion. The distorted light in this @NASAHubble image is a prime example of gravitational lensing, which occurs when gravity from an object (in this case, a galaxy cluster) bends the light from a background galaxy before the light reaches the observer. Rock on #HubbleFriday \m/\m/ Credit: @ESA/Hubble & NASA #space #Hubble #metalhead #universe #galaxies #Einstein

This one's for the metalheads.

Although these stars may look like molten metal, they are actually a cosmic optical illusion. The distorted light in this @NASAHubble image is a prime example of gravitational lensing, which occurs when gravity from an object (in this case, a galaxy cluster) bends the light from a background galaxy before the light reaches the observer.

Rock on #HubbleFriday \m/\m/

Credit: @ESA/Hubble & NASA

#space #Hubble #metalhead #universe #galaxies #Einstein
619194 2004 30 days ago

Knock knock. Who’s there? Not the Sun for about 2 minutes…🌑👑 On Monday, Dec. 14, the first and only total eclipse of 2020 occurred. Parts of South America including Argentina and Chile plunged into darkness as the Moon swept across a daytime sky and fully covered the sun’s disk, briefly blocking out the entire body of the sun except its outermost layer, known as the “corona”. The shadow cast by an eclipse consists of the completely darkened umbra and the partially shadowed penumbra. For people who stood within the umbra on December 14, the Moon blocked the disk of the Sun for about 2 minutes, and the much dimmer solar corona and its streamers became visible to the naked eye. The time-lapse video shown here includes 72 crisp images acquired every 10 minutes between 3a.m. to 3p.m in southern Chile captured by The Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) on the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 16, which flies at about 22,000 miles altitude over the equator. So, when is the next one you ask? The next total solar eclipse visible over South America will be on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. This means you have plenty of time to grab some eclipse glasses and/or Sun Funnels for safe viewing! Credit: @NASAEarth Observatory video and images by Joshua Stevens, using GOES 16 imagery courtesy of @NOAA and the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS). #NASA #SolarEclipse #SouthAmerica #Argentina #Chile #Moon #MoonDay #TBT #Universe

Knock knock. Who’s there? Not the Sun for about 2 minutes…🌑👑

On Monday, Dec. 14, the first and only total eclipse of 2020 occurred. Parts of South America including Argentina and Chile plunged into darkness as the Moon swept across a daytime sky and fully covered the sun’s disk, briefly blocking out the entire body of the sun except its outermost layer, known as the “corona”. 

The shadow cast by an eclipse consists of the completely darkened umbra and the partially shadowed penumbra. For people who stood within the umbra on December 14, the Moon blocked the disk of the Sun for about 2 minutes, and the much dimmer solar corona and its streamers became visible to the naked eye.

The time-lapse video shown here includes 72 crisp images acquired every 10 minutes between 3a.m. to 3p.m in southern Chile captured by The Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) on the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 16, which flies at about 22,000 miles altitude over the equator.

So, when is the next one you ask? The next total solar eclipse visible over South America will be on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. This means you have plenty of time to grab some eclipse glasses and/or Sun Funnels for safe viewing!

Credit: @NASAEarth Observatory video and images by Joshua Stevens, using GOES 16 imagery courtesy of @NOAA and the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS).

#NASA #SolarEclipse #SouthAmerica #Argentina #Chile #Moon #MoonDay #TBT #Universe
669876 3093 31 days ago

Storms, they are a-brewin'🌪 Astronomers using the @NASAHubble Space Telescope watched a wild and mysterious dark vortex on Neptune abruptly steer away from a likely death on the giant blue-green planet. The storm, which is wider than the Atlantic Ocean (that’s approximately 4,600 miles across), was first discovered in the planet’s northern hemisphere by Hubble in 2018. To the surprise of astronomers, Hubble spotted the vortex change direction in August 2020, doubling back to the north. Though Hubble has tracked similar dark spots over the past 30 years, this unpredictable atmospheric behavior is something new to see! Astronomers are excited about the findings because it is potentially part of the dark spot’s disruption process, which has never been observed. Dark spots often faded away and then disappeared, but astronomers have never seen a storm on another planet make a sudden U-turn and drift back northward. Credits: NASA, ESA, STScI, M.H. Wong (University of California, Berkeley), and L.A. Sromovsky and P.M. Fry (University of Wisconsin-Madison) #Neptune #NASA #Hubble #HubbleTelescope #StormWatch #Space #Science #Universe

Storms, they are a-brewin'🌪

Astronomers using the @NASAHubble Space Telescope watched a wild and mysterious dark vortex on Neptune abruptly steer away from a likely death on the giant blue-green planet. The storm, which is wider than the Atlantic Ocean (that’s approximately 4,600 miles across), was first discovered in the planet’s northern hemisphere by Hubble in 2018. To the surprise of astronomers, Hubble spotted the vortex change direction in August 2020, doubling back to the north. Though Hubble has tracked similar dark spots over the past 30 years, this unpredictable atmospheric behavior is something new to see!

Astronomers are excited about the findings because it is potentially part of the dark spot’s disruption process, which has never been observed. Dark spots often faded away and then disappeared, but  astronomers have never seen a storm on another planet make a sudden U-turn and drift back northward.

Credits: NASA, ESA, STScI, M.H. Wong (University of California, Berkeley), and L.A. Sromovsky and P.M. Fry (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

#Neptune #NASA #Hubble #HubbleTelescope  #StormWatch #Space #Science #Universe
831820 2597 32 days ago

The snow-covered Himalayan Mountains are in splendid view in this enhanced, long-exposure image taken by a crew member aboard the @iss.⁣ ⁣ The highest mountain range in the world, the Himalayas are the result of 50 million years of collisions between the Indian and Eurasian tectonic plates.⁣ ⁣ South of the range, or to the right from this perspective, lies the agriculturally fertile region of northern India and Pakistan.⁣ ⁣ North of the range, or to the left from this perspective, is the more arid Tibetan Plateau — the “Roof of the World.”⁣ ⁣ The bright city lights of New Delhi, India, and Lahore, Pakistan, are also visible below the faint, orange airglow of atmospheric particles reacting to solar radiation.⁣ ⁣ Credit: NASA⁣ ⁣ #Himalayas #Space #Earth #Glow #EarthHasTheRange

The snow-covered Himalayan Mountains are in splendid view in this enhanced, long-exposure image taken by a crew member aboard the @iss.⁣
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The highest mountain range in the world, the Himalayas are the result of 50 million years of collisions between the Indian and Eurasian tectonic plates.⁣
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South of the range, or to the right from this perspective, lies the agriculturally fertile region of northern India and Pakistan.⁣
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North of the range, or to the left from this perspective, is the more arid Tibetan Plateau — the “Roof of the World.”⁣
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The bright city lights of New Delhi, India, and Lahore, Pakistan, are also visible below the faint, orange airglow of atmospheric particles reacting to solar radiation.⁣
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Credit: NASA⁣
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#Himalayas #Space #Earth #Glow #EarthHasTheRange
1275185 4687 33 days ago

⁣At ease. 🇺🇸⁣ ⁣ On this day in 1972, Eugene A. Cernan, Commander of Apollo 17, saluted the flag on the Moon during the final lunar lander mission. The Lunar Module “Challenger” is in the left background behind the flag, along with the Lunar Roving Vehicle. While the flag appears to “wave,” it’s actually swinging. ⁣ ⁣ Fun fact: Swinging motions on Earth are dampened due to gravity and air resistance, but on the Moon any swinging motion can continue for much longer.⁣ ⁣ While you channel your inner astronaut, head over to @nasaartemis and check out the 18 @nasaastronauts who were just selected to lead our #Artemis Team returning humanity to the Moon in the 21st century. ⁣ ⁣ Credit: NASA ⁣ ⁣ #OTD #MoonWalker #Apollo #Salute #Astronauts #NASA

⁣At ease. 🇺🇸⁣
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On this day in 1972, Eugene A. Cernan, Commander of Apollo 17, saluted the flag on the Moon during the final lunar lander mission. The Lunar Module “Challenger” is in the left background behind the flag, along with the Lunar Roving Vehicle. While the flag appears to “wave,” it’s actually swinging. ⁣
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Fun fact: Swinging motions on Earth are dampened due to gravity and air resistance, but on the Moon any swinging motion can continue for much longer.⁣
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While you channel your inner astronaut, head over to @nasaartemis and check out the 18 @nasaastronauts who were just selected to lead our #Artemis Team returning humanity to the Moon in the 21st century. ⁣
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Credit: NASA ⁣
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#OTD #MoonWalker #Apollo #Salute #Astronauts #NASA⁣
9670 35 days ago

Hubble, you shouldn’t have! ❤️ @NASAHubble Space Telescope turned 30 this year, and to mark this momentous occasion, it’s sharing 30 presents wrapped in stars and sprinkled with stardust, just for you! Each gift can be seen through your backyard telescopes and some can even be spotted with those binoculars you have next to your bed. Image credits in order: 💫(Caldwell 78) - NASA, ESA, and G. Piotto (Università degli Studi di Padova); Processing: Gladys Kober (NASA/Catholic University of America) ⭐️(Caldwell 34) - NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team 🔭(Caldwell 29) - NASA, ESA, and L. Ho (Peking University); Processing: Gladys Kober (NASA/Catholic University of America) ✨(Caldwell 45) NASA, ESA, J. Lee (California Institute of Technology), and A. Filippenko (University of California – Berkeley); Processing: Gladys Kober (NASA/Catholic University of America) #NASA #Hubble #Caldwell #astronomy #news #new #telescope #birthday #anniversary #Hubble30

Hubble, you shouldn’t have! ❤️

@NASAHubble Space Telescope turned 30 this year, and to mark this momentous occasion, it’s sharing 30 presents wrapped in stars and sprinkled with stardust, just for you! Each gift can be seen through your backyard telescopes and some can even be spotted with those binoculars you have next to your bed. 

Image credits in order: 
💫(Caldwell 78) - NASA, ESA, and G. Piotto (Università degli Studi di Padova); Processing: Gladys Kober (NASA/Catholic University of America)

⭐️(Caldwell 34) - NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team

🔭(Caldwell 29) - NASA, ESA, and L. Ho (Peking University); Processing: Gladys Kober (NASA/Catholic University of America)

✨(Caldwell 45) NASA, ESA, J. Lee (California Institute of Technology), and A. Filippenko (University of California – Berkeley); Processing: Gladys Kober (NASA/Catholic University of America)


#NASA #Hubble #Caldwell #astronomy #news #new #telescope #birthday #anniversary #Hubble30
10828 37 days ago

We. Are. Going 🌙 Today, we introduced the eighteen @NASAAstronauts forming the @NASAArtemis family. Together, they'll use their diverse range of backgrounds, expertise, and experience to pave the way for humans to return to the Moon, to stay. The astronauts of the Artemis family will help us prepare for the coming Artemis missions beginning next year with our commercial partners as they develop human landing systems; assist in the development of training; define hardware requirements; and consult on technical development. Meet the heroes of the future who'll carry us back to the Moon and beyond - the Artemis generation. 🌟Joseph Acaba 🌟@astro_kayla 🌟@astro_raja 🌟@matthew.dominick 🌟@astrovicglover 🌟@whoburg 🌟@jonnykimusa 🌟 @astro_christina 🌟@astro_kjell 🌟Nicole A. Mann 🌟Anne McClain 🌟@astro_jessica 🌟@astrojaws 🌟Kate Rubins 🌟Frank Rubio 🌟@astro_maker 🌟@astro_watkins 🌟Stephanie Wilson #Artemis #LetsGo #ArtemisGeneration #NASA #Space #LookUp

We. Are. Going 🌙

Today, we introduced the eighteen @NASAAstronauts forming the @NASAArtemis family. Together, they'll use their diverse range of backgrounds, expertise, and experience to pave the way for humans to return to the Moon, to stay. The astronauts of the Artemis family will help us prepare for the coming Artemis missions beginning next year with our commercial partners as they develop human landing systems; assist in the development of training; define hardware requirements; and consult on technical development.

Meet the heroes of the future who'll carry us back to the Moon and beyond - the Artemis generation.

🌟Joseph Acaba
🌟@astro_kayla
🌟@astro_raja
🌟@matthew.dominick
🌟@astrovicglover

🌟@whoburg
🌟@jonnykimusa
🌟 @astro_christina
🌟@astro_kjell
🌟Nicole A. Mann
🌟Anne McClain

🌟@astro_jessica
🌟@astrojaws
🌟Kate Rubins
🌟Frank Rubio
🌟@astro_maker
🌟@astro_watkins
🌟Stephanie Wilson

#Artemis #LetsGo #ArtemisGeneration #NASA #Space #LookUp
7846 39 days ago

🐲🐲 Double the dragon… double the fun! Today, @SpaceX's upgraded Dragon cargo spacecraft carrying 6,400 pounds of science & a brand new airlock autonomously docked to the @ISS at 1:40 p.m. EST with the guidance from @NASAAstronauts Kate Rubins (speaking in the clip) and @AstroVicGlover. This is the first-ever automated docking for a SpaceX cargo resupply mission, and the very first time two Dragon spacecraft are on station simultaneously. 🤔What are some of the highlights of payloads onboard this mission you ask? ➡️ A study aimed at better understanding heart disease to support development of treatments for patients ➡️ Research into how microbes can be used for biomining on asteroids ➡️ Tools being tested for fast & accurate blood analysis in microgravity After Dragon spends about a month or so at the station, the spacecraft will return to Earth with a variety of research. We can’t wait to see what it brings home! Credit: NASA #NASA #SpaceX #Dragon #CrewDragon #ISS #DragonsLair

🐲🐲 Double the dragon… double the fun!

Today, @SpaceX's upgraded Dragon cargo spacecraft carrying 6,400 pounds of science & a brand new airlock autonomously docked to the @ISS at 1:40 p.m. EST with the guidance from @NASAAstronauts Kate Rubins (speaking in the clip) and @AstroVicGlover. This is the first-ever automated docking for a SpaceX cargo resupply mission, and the very first time two Dragon spacecraft are on station simultaneously. 

🤔What are some of the highlights of payloads onboard this mission you ask? 
➡️ A study aimed at better understanding heart disease to support development of treatments for patients 
➡️ Research into how microbes can be used for biomining on asteroids 
➡️ Tools being tested for fast & accurate blood analysis in microgravity

After Dragon spends about a month or so at the station, the spacecraft will return to Earth with a variety of research. We can’t wait to see what it brings home!

Credit: NASA

#NASA #SpaceX #Dragon #CrewDragon #ISS #DragonsLair
2061 41 days ago

Science and supplies are headed to the @iss! The latest @SpaceX Dragon resupply mission launched today, Dec. 6, at 11:17 a.m. EST (4:17 UTC) on a Falcon 9 rocket from @NASAKennedy in Florida. The spacecraft will docking to the space station on Monday Dec. 7, delivering 6,400 pounds of science experiments, a new airlock, and supplies for the crew. Watch live coverage of arrival tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. EST (4:30 p.m. UTC) on NASA Television and nasa.gov/live Credit: NASA TV #SpaceX #ISS #InternationalSpaceStation #Dragon

Science and supplies are headed to the @iss! 

The latest @SpaceX Dragon resupply mission launched today, Dec. 6, at 11:17 a.m. EST (4:17 UTC) on a Falcon 9 rocket from @NASAKennedy in Florida. The spacecraft will docking to the space station on Monday Dec. 7, delivering 6,400 pounds of science experiments, a new airlock, and supplies for the crew.

Watch live coverage of arrival tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. EST (4:30 p.m. UTC) on NASA Television and nasa.gov/live

Credit: NASA TV

#SpaceX #ISS #InternationalSpaceStation #Dragon
4011 42 days ago

QUESTION: Would you rather be on the beach or would you rather gawk at it from space? For some, it’s a tough choice.⁣ 🏖️ 🚀 ⁣ Astronaut Soichi Noguchi of @JAXAjp recently took this image of Andros Island, the largest island in the Bahamas. He and his three crew mates, NASA astronauts @AstroVicGlover, Mike Hopkins and Shannon Walker, are currently living and working aboard the International Space Station (@iss) for a six-month science mission. The crew launched on Nov. 15 from @NASAKennedy and are conducting a number of scientific research, including Earth observation.⁣ ⁣ Every 90 minutes, the space station completes one orbit around Earth. Because Earth rotates below them while they orbit, the crew get to see most of their beautiful blue marble of a planet from the unique vantage point of space. By photographing Earth from about 250 miles above the surface, astronauts can record phenomena such as storms in real time, and even provide input to ground teams.⁣ (So, did you decide yet?) ⁣ Credit: NASA⁣ ⁣ #Bahamas #BlueMarble #Earth #Blue #Serene

QUESTION: Would you rather be on the beach or would you rather gawk at it from space? For some, it’s a tough choice.⁣ 🏖️ 🚀 
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Astronaut Soichi Noguchi of @JAXAjp recently took this image of Andros Island, the largest island in the Bahamas. He and his three crew mates, NASA astronauts @AstroVicGlover, Mike Hopkins and Shannon Walker, are currently living and working aboard the International Space Station (@iss) for a six-month science mission. The crew launched on Nov. 15 from @NASAKennedy and are conducting a number of scientific research, including Earth observation.⁣
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Every 90 minutes, the space station completes one orbit around Earth. Because Earth rotates below them while they orbit, the crew get to see most of their beautiful blue marble of a planet from the unique vantage point of space. By photographing Earth from about 250 miles above the surface, astronauts can record phenomena such as storms in real time, and even provide input to ground teams.⁣ (So, did you decide yet?)
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Credit: NASA⁣
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#Bahamas #BlueMarble #Earth #Blue #Serene
3822 44 days ago

⁣ ☄️ Catch the Geminids meteor shower as the peak coincides with darker skies during a new Moon. Plus, Jupiter and Saturn appear closer than in decades, and the winter solstice arrives. Check this out for when and where to observe!

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☄️ Catch the Geminids meteor shower as the peak coincides with darker skies during a new Moon. Plus, Jupiter and Saturn appear closer than in decades, and the winter solstice arrives. Check this out for when and where to observe!
1723 45 days ago

Happy 25 years observing the Sun, SOHO! 🌞 🎉⁣ ⁣ The joint @EuropeanSpaceAgency & NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) mission launched on Dec. 2, 1995. Over the years, its set of groundbreaking instruments became a source for numerous scientific findings, an inspiration for follow-on missions, and an outlet for citizen scientists. It's become the longest-running Sun-surveying spacecraft. ⁣ ⁣ SOHO was meant to provide a comprehensive look at the flow of energy and material from the Sun toward Earth. Over the last quarter of a century, researchers learned they could, in fact, begin to monitor our Sun in real time, studying and attempting to predict the space weather it sent our way. Beyond the day-to-day monitoring of space weather, SOHO has been able to provide insight about our dynamic Sun on longer timescales as well.⁣ ⁣ SOHO's coronagraphs allow researchers to see, in breathtaking detail, giant eruptions of solar material and magnetic fields known as coronal mass ejections (CMEs). This video, using images taken on July 22-24, 2012, shows SOHO's coronagraph view of a massive CME that erupted off the Sun's right side and zoomed out into space.⁣ ⁣ Credit: ESA/NASA/SOHO⁣ Caption: Genna Duberstein, @NASAGoddard⁣ ⁣ #NASA #ESA #Heliophysics #Sunlight #SolarFlare #SpaceWeather

Happy 25 years observing the Sun, SOHO! 🌞 🎉⁣
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The joint @EuropeanSpaceAgency & NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) mission launched on Dec. 2, 1995. Over the years, its set of groundbreaking instruments became a source for numerous scientific findings, an inspiration for follow-on missions, and an outlet for citizen scientists. It's become the longest-running Sun-surveying spacecraft. ⁣
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SOHO was meant to provide a comprehensive look at the flow of energy and material from the Sun toward Earth. Over the last quarter of a century, researchers learned they could, in fact, begin to monitor our Sun in real time, studying and attempting to predict the space weather it sent our way. Beyond the day-to-day monitoring of space weather, SOHO has been able to provide insight about our dynamic Sun on longer timescales as well.⁣
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SOHO's coronagraphs allow researchers to see, in breathtaking detail, giant eruptions of solar material and magnetic fields known as coronal mass ejections (CMEs). This video, using images taken on July 22-24, 2012, shows SOHO's coronagraph view of a massive CME that erupted off the Sun's right side and zoomed out into space.⁣
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Credit: ESA/NASA/SOHO⁣
Caption: Genna Duberstein, @NASAGoddard⁣
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#NASA #ESA #Heliophysics #Sunlight #SolarFlare #SpaceWeather
1059 46 days ago

✨ Globular clusters are ornate spheres of stars that speckle the Milky Way.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ This one, imaged by the NASA and @EuropeanSpaceAgency’s Hubble Space Telescope, is a standout in its class because of its high amount of heavy metals. Most clusters are much older than the majority of stars in their host galaxy, but this one is “only” between 10 and 11 billion years old. Astronomers estimate the Milky Way to be just above 13 billion years old. For reference, our solar system is only about 4.5 billion years old.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Credit: ESA/@NASAHubble⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #Stars #Space #Astronomy #WeAreYoung #MilkyWay

✨ Globular clusters are ornate spheres of stars that speckle the Milky Way.⁣⁣
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This one, imaged by the NASA and @EuropeanSpaceAgency’s Hubble Space Telescope, is a standout in its class because of its high amount of heavy metals. Most clusters are much older than the majority of stars in their host galaxy, but this one is “only” between 10 and 11 billion years old. Astronomers estimate the Milky Way to be just above 13 billion years old. For reference, our solar system is only about 4.5 billion years old.⁣⁣ 
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#Stars #Space #Astronomy #WeAreYoung #MilkyWay
2479 47 days ago

💫 Dreaming of going to space? @AstroVicGlover has you covered. ⁣ ⁣ Victor Glover, lovingly known as “Ike” by his fellow crewmates, just arrived at the @ISS on Nov. 16 after launching aboard @NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission. This beautiful view of our home planet is shot from their Crew Dragon spacecraft named “Resilience.” ⁣ ⁣ Guess what? The mission marks Victor’s FIRST time in space and first time aboard the orbital lab! ⁣ ⁣ Follow his official Instagram ➡️ @AstroVicGlover ⬅️ for more updates like this during his six-month mission. ⁣ ⁣ Credit: @AstroVicGlover / @NASAAstronauts⁣ ⁣ #EarthView #NASA #AmazingViews #CheckItOut

💫 Dreaming of going to space? @AstroVicGlover has you covered. ⁣
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Victor Glover, lovingly known as “Ike” by his fellow crewmates, just arrived at the @ISS on Nov. 16 after launching aboard @NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission. This beautiful view of our home planet is shot from their Crew Dragon spacecraft named “Resilience.” ⁣
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Guess what? The mission marks Victor’s FIRST time in space and first time aboard the orbital lab! ⁣
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Follow his official Instagram ➡️ @AstroVicGlover ⬅️ for more updates like this during his six-month mission. ⁣
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Credit: @AstroVicGlover / @NASAAstronauts⁣
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#EarthView #NASA #AmazingViews #CheckItOut
6718 49 days ago

Sunglint beams off the Atlantic 🌞⁣ ⁣ On Nov. 23, 2020, one of our @NASAAstronauts on the International Space Station (@iss) captured an image of bright golden sheen on the Atlantic Ocean as the station orbited off the coast of the United States. ⁣ ⁣ The optical phenomenon, sunglint, occurs when sunlight reflects off the surface of water at the same angle that a camera or satellite sensor views it. Because water surfaces are irregular and often in motion due to waves and currents, the sunlight gets scattered in many directions and leaves blurry streaks of light.⁣ ⁣ Credit: NASA⁣ ⁣ #Sunglint #SpaceStation #NASA #AtlanticOcean #Sunlight

Sunglint beams off the Atlantic 🌞⁣
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On Nov. 23, 2020, one of our @NASAAstronauts on the International Space Station (@iss) captured an image of bright golden sheen on the Atlantic Ocean as the station orbited off the coast of the United States. ⁣
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The optical phenomenon, sunglint, occurs when sunlight reflects off the surface of water at the same angle that a camera or satellite sensor views it. Because water surfaces are irregular and often in motion due to waves and currents, the sunlight gets scattered in many directions and leaves blurry streaks of light.⁣
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Credit: NASA⁣
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#Sunglint #SpaceStation #NASA #AtlanticOcean #Sunlight
1872 50 days ago

Yeah, we celebrate Black Friday…. #BlackHoleFriday that is!⁣ ⁣ Let’s go back to basics with some Black Hole 101: A black hole is an astronomical object with a gravitational pull so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape it. A black hole’s “surface,” called its event horizon, defines the boundary where the velocity needed to escape > the speed of light, which is the speed limit of the cosmos. Matter and radiation fall in, but they can’t get out.⁣ ⁣ This image is an artist's concept of a tidal disruption event that happens when a star passes fatally close to a supermassive black hole, which reacts by launching a jet extending hundreds of thousands of light-years into space.⁣ ⁣ Credit: Sophia Dagnello, NRAO/AUI/NSF⁣ ⁣ #BlackFriday #Space #BlackHole #Universe

Yeah, we celebrate Black Friday…. #BlackHoleFriday that is!⁣
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Let’s go back to basics with some Black Hole 101: A black hole is an astronomical object with a gravitational pull so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape it. A black hole’s “surface,” called its event horizon, defines the boundary where the velocity needed to escape > the speed of light, which is the speed limit of the cosmos. Matter and radiation fall in, but they can’t get out.⁣
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This image is an artist's concept of a tidal disruption event that happens when a star passes fatally close to a supermassive black hole, which reacts by launching a jet extending hundreds of thousands of light-years into space.⁣
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Credit: Sophia Dagnello, NRAO/AUI/NSF⁣
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#BlackFriday #Space #BlackHole #Universe
4874 51 days ago

⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 🌊 Guess what: Earth isn't the only place with rivers, lakes & seas! ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Saturn’s moon Titan has them, too — not of water, but liquid methane & ethane. This Earth-like world even hides a liquid water ocean beneath its surface. Sit tight and find out what you need to know about Titan. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Credit: NASA 360⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #SolarSystem #NASA #Titan #Moons #Saturn

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🌊 Guess what: Earth isn't the only place with rivers, lakes & seas! ⁣⁣
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Saturn’s moon Titan has them, too — not of water, but liquid methane & ethane. This Earth-like world even hides a liquid water ocean beneath its surface. Sit tight and find out what you need to know about Titan. ⁣⁣
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Credit: NASA 360⁣⁣
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#SolarSystem #NASA #Titan #Moons #Saturn
1517 54 days ago

zoom... zoom... *click* 📸 There's more than meets the eye to this photo of storm clouds over the Bahamas. Although the @iss was passing over southern Indiana (nearly 1800 kilometers/1100 miles north) at the time of the photo, the crew managed to shoot what seems like a close-up view of Andros Island using a long lens camera. They caught thunderstorms rolling over the island and a striking view of the shallow sea floor known as the Great Bahama Bank. Beyond the towering storms, the dull gray-brown pall of a dust plume is draped across the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. The haze is so dense that it completely obscures the island of Cuba from the astronaut’s view. It's all about perspective 😉 Credit: NASA #Space #IslandLife #Bahamas #StormClouds

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There's more than meets the eye to this photo of storm clouds over the Bahamas. Although the @iss was passing over southern Indiana (nearly 1800 kilometers/1100 miles north) at the time of the photo, the crew managed to shoot what seems like a close-up view of Andros Island using a long lens camera. They caught thunderstorms rolling over the island and a striking view of the shallow sea floor known as the Great Bahama Bank.

Beyond the towering storms, the dull gray-brown pall of a dust plume is draped across the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. The haze is so dense that it completely obscures the island of Cuba from the astronaut’s view.

It's all about perspective 😉

Credit: NASA

#Space #IslandLife #Bahamas #StormClouds
1826 55 days ago

Nom Nom Nom 😋 Our @NASAHubble Space Telescope captured a delicious glance of what resembles a cosmic cinnamon bun. The glazy galaxy featured in this image is known as UGC 12588, in the constellation of Andromeda in the Northern Hemisphere. Bluer stars around the edges highlight the regions where new stars are most likely being formed. #NASA #Hubble #Astronomy #Galaxy #Star #SpacePhotos

Nom Nom Nom 😋

Our @NASAHubble Space Telescope captured a delicious glance of what resembles a cosmic cinnamon bun. The glazy galaxy featured in this image is known as UGC 12588, in the constellation of Andromeda in the Northern Hemisphere. Bluer stars around the edges highlight the regions where new stars are most likely being formed. 

#NASA #Hubble #Astronomy  #Galaxy #Star #SpacePhotos
2573 56 days ago

Sail away! The world's latest Earth-observing satellite launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 12:17 p.m. ET on November 21. As a historic U.S.-European partnership, the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich spacecraft will begin a five-and-a-half-year assignment of #SeeingTheSeas like never before. The mission? To collect the most accurate data yet on global sea level and how our ocean is rising in response to climate change; and gather precise data of atmospheric temperature and humidity that will help improve weather forecasts and climate models. The spacecraft is named after the late Dr. Michael Freilich, the former director of NASA's Earth Science Division and a tireless advocate for advancing satellite measurements of the ocean. We celebrate and honor his legacy with this launch & mission. Credit: NASA TV #Ocean #NASA #Satellite #Views #RocketLaunch

Sail away!

The world's latest Earth-observing satellite launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 12:17 p.m. ET on November 21. As a historic U.S.-European partnership, the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich spacecraft will begin a five-and-a-half-year assignment of #SeeingTheSeas like never before.

The mission? To collect the most accurate data yet on global sea level and how our ocean is rising in response to climate change; and gather precise data of atmospheric temperature and humidity that will help improve weather forecasts and climate models.

The spacecraft is named after the late Dr. Michael Freilich, the former director of NASA's Earth Science Division and a tireless advocate for advancing satellite measurements of the ocean. We celebrate and honor his legacy with this launch & mission.

Credit: NASA TV

#Ocean #NASA #Satellite #Views #RocketLaunch
4199 57 days ago

👀Check out tiny-house-looking satellite Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich ⁣ ⁣ It might look like something you’d find on Earth, but this piece of technology has a serious job to do: track global sea level rise with unprecedented accuracy. Its #SeeingTheSeas mission will: ⁣ ⁣ 🔹Provide information that will help researchers understand how climate change is reshaping Earth's coastlines – and how fast this is happening.⁣ 🔹Help researchers better understand how Earth's climate is changing by expanding the global atmospheric temperature data record⁣ 🔹Help to improve weather forecasts by providing meteorologists information on atmospheric temperature and humidity.⁣ ⁣ 📅Pencil us in tomorrow, Nov. 21 at 11:45 a.m. EST to watch this U.S.-European satellite launch to space! Liftoff is targeted for 12:17 p.m. EST. Click the link in bio to tune in! ⁣ ⁣ #BlueAesthetic #NASA #BlueSea #HouseGoals #NASAScience #Sentinel6

👀Check out tiny-house-looking satellite Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich ⁣
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It might look like something you’d find on Earth, but this piece of technology has a serious job to do: track global sea level rise with unprecedented accuracy. Its #SeeingTheSeas mission will: ⁣
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🔹Provide information that will help researchers understand how climate change is reshaping Earth's coastlines – and how fast this is happening.⁣
🔹Help researchers better understand how Earth's climate is changing by expanding the global atmospheric temperature data record⁣
🔹Help to improve weather forecasts by providing meteorologists information on atmospheric temperature and humidity.⁣
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📅Pencil us in tomorrow, Nov. 21 at 11:45 a.m. EST to watch this U.S.-European satellite launch to space! Liftoff is targeted for 12:17 p.m. EST. Click the link in bio to tune in! ⁣
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#BlueAesthetic #NASA #BlueSea #HouseGoals #NASAScience #Sentinel6⁣
2914 58 days ago

🐉 A Dragon approaches. What do you do? ⁣ ⁣ If you're aboard the International Space Station (@iss), you prepare for its arrival and photograph it. Because you know that inside that Crew Dragon spacecraft, named Resilience, are four astronauts: Shannon Walker, Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover (@astrovicglover) of NASA, and Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (@jaxajp). These four crew members launched at 7:27 p.m. EST on Nov. 15 (00:27 UTC/GMT on Nov. 16) on the NASA @SpaceX Crew-1 mission, a spectacular liftoff that marked the first crew rotation flight of a commercial spacecraft.⁣ ⁣ After catching up to the space station, the Crew Dragon docked to the orbiting laboratory at 11:01 p.m. EST on Nov. 16 (4:01 a.m. UTC/GMT on Nov. 17) with supplies for the crew, along with science experiments that benefit humanity. The mission will last just about six months.⁣ ⁣ Aside from cargo, this international mission takes the dreams of people from all over the world. As Soichi Noguchi said in a pre-launch interview: "All for one, Crew-1 for all!"⁣ ⁣ Credit: NASA⁣ ⁣ #CrewDragon #SpaceX #Astronauts #Resilience #YoureDoingGreat

🐉 A Dragon approaches. What do you do? ⁣
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If you're aboard the International Space Station (@iss), you prepare for its arrival and photograph it. Because you know that inside that Crew Dragon spacecraft, named Resilience, are four astronauts: Shannon Walker, Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover (@astrovicglover) of NASA, and Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (@jaxajp). These four crew members launched at 7:27 p.m. EST on Nov. 15 (00:27 UTC/GMT on Nov. 16) on the NASA @SpaceX Crew-1 mission, a spectacular liftoff that marked the first crew rotation flight of a commercial spacecraft.⁣
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After catching up to the space station, the Crew Dragon docked to the orbiting laboratory at 11:01 p.m. EST on Nov. 16 (4:01 a.m. UTC/GMT on Nov. 17) with supplies for the crew, along with science experiments that benefit humanity. The mission will last just about six months.⁣
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Aside from cargo, this international mission takes the dreams of people from all over the world. As Soichi Noguchi said in a pre-launch interview:
3207 2 months ago

RESILIENCE RISES 🚀 At 7:27 p.m. EST the @SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and the Crew Dragon "Resilience" spacecraft launched from @NASAKennedy en route to the @ISS. Its precious cargo? @NASAastronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, @JAXAjp astronaut Soichi Noguchi, and more than 440 pounds of science experiments and supplies. This is the first official flight of the Commercial Crew Program, helping pave the way for the future of space exploration. Not even gravity contains humanity when we explore as one, for all. ✨ Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky #LaunchAmerica #NASA #Resilience #CrewOne #SpaceX #CrewDragon #ISS

RESILIENCE RISES 🚀

At 7:27 p.m. EST the @SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and the Crew Dragon
3621 2 months ago

☝️All for One, Crew-1 for All Update: We are now targeting launch of the SpaceX Crew-1 mission with 4 astronauts to the @ISS at 7:27 p.m. EST on Sunday, Nov. 15. Following the traditions set by @NASAastronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley in naming each Crew Dragon capsule, the Crew-1 astronauts chose “Resilience” for their vehicle. Below Commander Mike Hopkins shared his thoughts about the powerful connection and meaning behind the name: “It is not just a connection for the four of us, but we really feel like it is a connection to all of you, to everybody. We hope that it brings a smile to your face, we hope that it provides something positive in your lives, and quite frankly we hope it is an inspiration, that it shows when you work together, there is no limit to what you can achieve.” 📺 Live coverage begins at 3:15 p.m. EST 🚀 Launch is targeted for 7:27 p.m. EST 📸 Credit: @SpaceX #LaunchAmerica #NASA #SpaceX #CrewOne #ISS #CrewDragon #TeamWork #PMA #ISS #Resilience

☝️All for One, Crew-1 for All

Update: We are now targeting launch of the SpaceX Crew-1 mission with 4 astronauts to the @ISS at 7:27 p.m. EST on Sunday, Nov. 15. 

Following the traditions set by @NASAastronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley in naming each Crew Dragon capsule, the Crew-1 astronauts chose “Resilience” for their vehicle. Below Commander Mike Hopkins shared his thoughts about the powerful connection and meaning behind the name:

“It is not just a connection for the four of us, but we really feel like it is a connection to all of you, to everybody. We hope that it brings a smile to your face, we hope that it provides something positive in your lives, and quite frankly we hope it is an inspiration, that it shows when you work together, there is no limit to what you can achieve.”

📺 Live coverage begins at 3:15 p.m. EST
🚀 Launch is targeted for 7:27 p.m. EST
📸 Credit: @SpaceX

#LaunchAmerica #NASA #SpaceX #CrewOne #ISS #CrewDragon #TeamWork #PMA #ISS #Resilience
2467 2 months ago

🤔 Who makes you laugh the most? Best advice for your first spaceflight? Get to know the four crew members from @NASAAstronauts & @JAXAjp launching on NASA's @SpaceX Crew-1 mission to the @ISS. The astronauts who will fly on the Crew Dragon 'Resilience' are trained up and ready to go. After many months of work together (for some of them, years) they know each other pretty well, so we asked them to prove it. Have a look as Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker and Soichi Noguchi talk about what they’re expecting from life on the space station, and share their advice for the one among them who has never been there before.

🤔 Who makes you laugh the most? Best advice for your first spaceflight? Get to know the four crew members from @NASAAstronauts & @JAXAjp launching on NASA's @SpaceX Crew-1 mission to the @ISS. 

The astronauts who will fly on the Crew Dragon 'Resilience' are trained up and ready to go.  After many months of work together (for some of them, years) they know each other pretty well, so we asked them to prove it. Have a look as Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker and Soichi Noguchi talk about what they’re expecting from life on the space station, and share their advice for the one among them who has never been there before.
1004 2 months ago

☀️Morning glory breaks at sunrise Vibrant hues of yellows and gold illuminate the morning sky and ignite the clouds as a @SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with a Crew Dragon spacecraft sits at Launch Complex 39A after being rolled out overnight as preparations continue for the Crew-1 mission scheduled to liftoff this Saturday, Nov. 14 at 7:49pm EST. NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission is the first operational mission of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket to the @ISS as part of the Commercial Crew Program. The mission crew includes @NASAastronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker, and astronaut Soichi Noguchi of @jaxajp. 4 👏More 👏Days! Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky #NASA #LaunchAmerica #Sunrise #SunBathing #SpaceX #CrewDragon #ISS #LetsGo

☀️Morning glory breaks at sunrise

Vibrant hues of yellows and gold illuminate the morning sky and ignite the clouds as a @SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with a Crew Dragon spacecraft sits at Launch Complex 39A after being rolled out overnight as preparations continue for the Crew-1 mission scheduled to liftoff this Saturday, Nov. 14 at 7:49pm EST.

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission is the first operational mission of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket to the @ISS as part of the Commercial Crew Program. The mission crew includes @NASAastronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker, and astronaut Soichi Noguchi of @jaxajp.

4 👏More 👏Days!

Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky

#NASA #LaunchAmerica #Sunrise #SunBathing #SpaceX #CrewDragon #ISS #LetsGo
1444 2 months ago

Take a deep breath. ✨⁣ ⁣ In this @NASAHubble image, galaxy UGCA 193 appears to host many young stars, especially in the lower portion of this view, creating a striking blue haze and the sense that the stars are falling from “above.”⁣ ⁣ The blue color of UGCA 193 indicates the stars that we see are hot — some more than six times hotter than our Sun. Cooler stars appear to our eyes as redder, and hotter stars appear bluer. A star’s surface temperature and color are also linked to its mass, with heavier stars “burning” at higher temperatures, resulting in a blue glow from their surfaces.⁣ ⁣ Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, R. Tully; Acknowledgment: Gagandeep Anand⁣ ⁣ #Hubble #Galaxy #DeepBreaths

Take a deep breath. ✨⁣
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In this @NASAHubble image, galaxy UGCA 193 appears to host many young stars, especially in the lower portion of this view, creating a striking blue haze and the sense that the stars are falling from “above.”⁣
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The blue color of UGCA 193 indicates the stars that we see are hot — some more than six times hotter than our Sun. Cooler stars appear to our eyes as redder, and hotter stars appear bluer. A star’s surface temperature and color are also linked to its mass, with heavier stars “burning” at higher temperatures, resulting in a blue glow from their surfaces.⁣
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Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, R. Tully; Acknowledgment: Gagandeep Anand⁣
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#Hubble #Galaxy #DeepBreaths
3121 2 months ago

🐉 Crew Dragon Resilience has ARRIVED.⁣ ⁣ In just seven days (Nov. 14) this spacecraft will launch atop a @SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying @nasaastronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker, along with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (@jaxajp) astronaut Soichi Noguchi to the space station (@iss) for a six-month science mission. ⁣The launch marks the first fully certified crew rotation flight of a commercial space vehicle, making it the first of regular flights for our Commercial Crew Program.⁣ ⁣ The Crew Dragon seen here for the NASA @SpaceX Crew-1 mission arrived at @nasakennedy on Thursday, Nov. 5, after making the trek from its processing facility at nearby Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.⁣⁣ ⁣ 🚀 Are you ready? Watch live NASA TV coverage of this historic mission starting at 3:30 p.m. EST (8:30 p.m. UTC) on Nov. 14. Liftoff is scheduled for 7:49 p.m. EST (12:49 a.m. UTC). ⁣ ⁣ Credit: SpaceX⁣ ⁣ #LaunchAmerica #SpaceX #LetsDoThis #Dragon

🐉 Crew Dragon Resilience has ARRIVED.⁣
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In just seven days (Nov. 14) this spacecraft will launch atop a @SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying @nasaastronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker, along with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (@jaxajp) astronaut Soichi Noguchi to the space station (@iss) for a six-month science mission. ⁣The launch marks the first fully certified crew rotation flight of a commercial space vehicle, making it the first of regular flights for our Commercial Crew Program.⁣
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The Crew Dragon seen here for the NASA @SpaceX Crew-1 mission arrived at @nasakennedy on Thursday, Nov. 5, after making the trek from its processing facility at nearby Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.⁣⁣
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🚀 Are you ready? Watch live NASA TV coverage of this historic mission starting at 3:30 p.m. EST (8:30 p.m. UTC) on Nov. 14. Liftoff is scheduled for 7:49 p.m. EST (12:49 a.m. UTC). ⁣
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#LaunchAmerica #SpaceX #LetsDoThis #Dragon
2199 2 months ago

20 years. Today we celebrate 20 years of humans living in space, international collaboration, experiments & research to benefit humanity, stunning images, and so much more. As a global endeavor, over 240 people from 19 countries have visited the @iss, a unique microgravity laboratory, which has hosted more than 3,000 research investigations from scientists in over 100 nations. Swipe through to see some of our favorite views from the orbiting office captured over the years. Credit: NASA #SpaceStation20th #space #nasa #spacepics #iss

20 years.

Today we celebrate 20 years of humans living in space, international collaboration, experiments & research to benefit humanity, stunning images, and so much more. As a global endeavor, over 240 people from 19 countries have visited the @iss, a unique microgravity laboratory, which has hosted more than 3,000 research investigations from scientists in over 100 nations.

Swipe through to see some of our favorite views from the orbiting office captured over the years.

Credit: NASA

#SpaceStation20th #space #nasa #spacepics #iss
4465 2 months ago

What's up in the night sky this month? 🌌 🔭 Our latest skywatching tips for when and where to see the Pleaides star cluster, the Moon with Jupiter and Saturn, and the phenomenon known as Earthshine.

What's up in the night sky this month? 🌌 🔭 Our latest skywatching tips for when and where to see the Pleaides star cluster, the Moon with Jupiter and Saturn, and the phenomenon known as Earthshine.
1356 2 months ago

Watch Out for the Night 😱 Two empty spacesuits seemingly collude as most of the astronauts slept aboard the @iss. This scene looks a lot like every spooky sci-fi movie you've ever seen. European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst snapped a number of images of the station at night during his first stay on the orbital laboratory in 2014. During his second stay, he served as Space Station Commander. Image Credit: Alexander Gerst/ESA #NASA #EuropeanSpaceAgency #AlexanderGerst #SpaceStation #Spacesuit #Spooky #NASAHalloween

Watch Out for the Night 😱 

Two empty spacesuits seemingly collude as most of the astronauts slept aboard the @iss.

This scene looks a lot like every spooky sci-fi movie you've ever seen. 

European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst snapped a number of images of the station at night during his first stay on the orbital laboratory in 2014. During his second stay, he served as Space Station Commander. 

Image Credit: Alexander Gerst/ESA 

#NASA #EuropeanSpaceAgency #AlexanderGerst #SpaceStation #Spacesuit #Spooky #NASAHalloween
1551 2 months ago

November 2, 2020 marks a major milestone for human space exploration. Humans will have been living continuously off our planet for 20 years. Those 20 years aboard the @ISS have been filled with microgravity science. Take a look back at those two decades of experiments along with the researchers who helped make it happen. #Space #Science #SpaceStation #SpaceStation20th

November 2, 2020 marks a major milestone for human space exploration. 

Humans will have been living continuously off our planet for 20 years. Those 20 years aboard the @ISS have been filled with microgravity science. Take a look back at those two decades of experiments along with the researchers who helped make it happen. 

#Space #Science #SpaceStation #SpaceStation20th
577 2 months ago

Welcome to the new age of spaceflight. 🚀⁣ ⁣ On Nov. 14, NASA astronauts Victor Glover, Mike Hopkins, and Shannon Walker are scheduled to lift off aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon! The crew mates, alongside astronaut Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (@jaxajp), will dock their Crew Dragon spacecraft named “Resilience” to the International Space Station (@iss) for a six-month stay. Once there, they will perform space station upgrades, conduct science experiments to benefit life on Earth, and continue preparing humanity for future missions to the Moon -- and eventually Mars. Get on board. It's #LaunchAmerica time! ⁣ ⁣ Credit: NASA⁣ ⁣ #SpaceX #Astronauts #CheckingIn #SpaceAge #LetsGo

Welcome to the new age of spaceflight. 🚀⁣
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On Nov. 14, NASA astronauts Victor Glover, Mike Hopkins, and Shannon Walker are scheduled to lift off aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon! The crew mates, alongside astronaut Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (@jaxajp), will dock their Crew Dragon spacecraft named “Resilience” to the International Space Station (@iss) for a six-month stay. Once there, they will perform space station upgrades, conduct science experiments to benefit life on Earth, and continue preparing humanity for future missions to the Moon -- and eventually Mars. Get on board. It's #LaunchAmerica time! ⁣
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Credit: NASA⁣
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#SpaceX #Astronauts #CheckingIn #SpaceAge #LetsGo
2561 2 months ago

Pumpkin Space Latte anyone? Creamy clouds against burnt oranges and deep reds reminiscent of a classic Autumn treat - this fall scape fit for the stars is actually an image of Australia captured from the @iss by astronaut Scott Kelly. Go ahead, drink it in. 😌☕️ Credit: NASA/Scott Kelly #NASA #SpaceStation #Fallscape #Earth #PSL

Pumpkin Space Latte anyone?

Creamy clouds against burnt oranges and deep reds reminiscent of a classic Autumn treat - this fall scape fit for the stars is actually an image of Australia captured from the @iss by astronaut Scott Kelly. Go ahead, drink it in. 😌☕️

Credit: NASA/Scott Kelly

#NASA #SpaceStation #Fallscape #Earth #PSL
2283 2 months ago

#ICYMI: @OSIRIS_REx crushed it! We made a rocky mess, but it’s the kind of mess on the surface of asteroid Bennu that we were hoping for. Shown here are a series of crisp images taken on Oct. 20 from OSIRIS-REx’s robotic arm as our spacecraft swooped, scooped, and then thrusted away from the asteroid’s rocky terrain. Though it took several hours for OSIRIS-REx to reach the surface, the TAG (Touch-and-Go) encounter only lasted for about 6 seconds. FULL DISCLOSURE: We’ve watched this at least 1,000 times. Two days after touching down, the mission team received images that confirmed the spacecraft collected more than enough rocks & dust to meet one of its main mission requirements – at least 2 ounces (60 grams) - for return to Earth in 2023. Credit: NASA / @NASAGoddard / @UArizona #ToBennuAndBack #RockClimbing #NASA #Space #Asteroid #NASA #PlanetaryScience

#ICYMI: @OSIRIS_REx crushed it!

We made a rocky mess, but it’s the kind of mess on the surface of asteroid Bennu that we were hoping for. 

Shown here are a series of crisp images taken on Oct. 20 from OSIRIS-REx’s robotic arm as our spacecraft swooped, scooped, and then thrusted away from the asteroid’s rocky terrain. Though it took several hours for OSIRIS-REx to reach the surface, the TAG (Touch-and-Go) encounter only lasted for about 6 seconds. FULL DISCLOSURE: We’ve watched this at least 1,000 times.

Two days after touching down, the mission team received images that confirmed the spacecraft collected more than enough rocks & dust to meet one of its main mission requirements – at least 2 ounces (60 grams) - for return to Earth in 2023. 

Credit: NASA / @NASAGoddard / @UArizona

#ToBennuAndBack #RockClimbing #NASA #Space #Asteroid #NASA #PlanetaryScience
4898 2 months ago

Galactic Attraction⁣ ⁣ Galaxy NGC 2799 on the left is seemingly being pulled into the center of the galaxy NGC 2798 (on the right). ⁣ ⁣ Interacting galaxies influence each other, which may eventually result in a merger or a unique formation. Already, these two galaxies have seemingly formed a sideways waterspout, with stars from NGC 2799 appearing to fall into NGC 2798 almost like drops of water. ⁣ ⁣ Galactic mergers can take place over several hundred million to over a billion years. While one might think the merger of two galaxies would be catastrophic for the stellar systems within, the sheer amount of space between stars means that stellar collisions are unlikely and stars typically drift past each other.⁣ ⁣ Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, SDSS, J. Dalcanton; Acknowledgment: Judy Schmidt (Geckzilla)⁣ ⁣ #NASA #HubbleSpaceTelescope #Galaxies #Stars #Space

Galactic Attraction⁣
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Galaxy NGC 2799 on the left is seemingly being pulled into the center of the galaxy NGC 2798 (on the right). ⁣
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Interacting galaxies influence each other, which may eventually result in a merger or a unique formation. Already, these two galaxies have seemingly formed a sideways waterspout, with stars from NGC 2799 appearing to fall into NGC 2798 almost like drops of water. ⁣
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Galactic mergers can take place over several hundred million to over a billion years. While one might think the merger of two galaxies would be catastrophic for the stellar systems within, the sheer amount of space between stars means that stellar collisions are unlikely and stars typically drift past each other.⁣
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Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, SDSS, J. Dalcanton; Acknowledgment: Judy Schmidt (Geckzilla)⁣
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#NASA #HubbleSpaceTelescope #Galaxies #Stars #Space⁣
3372 2 months ago

✌️2 words. Welcome home! After 196 days living and working in Earth’s orbit aboard the @ISS, NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy (@astro_seal) returned from his third space mission yesterday, Oct. 21, with cosmonauts Ivan Vagner and Anatoly Ivanishin of @Roscosmosofficial! While Cassidy was on the station, he completed four spacewalks and contributed to hundreds of experiments, including a study of the influence of gravity on electrolytic gas evolution, which looks at bubbles created using electrolysis. Another fun fact is that he has spent the fifth-highest total amount of days in space among U.S. astronauts at 378 days. What a ride! Photo Credit: NASA, GCTC, Denis Derevtsov #WelcomeHome #Soyuz #NASA #Space #Universe #Science

✌️2 words. Welcome home!

After 196 days living and working in Earth’s orbit aboard the @ISS, NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy (@astro_seal) returned from his third space mission yesterday, Oct. 21, with cosmonauts Ivan Vagner and Anatoly Ivanishin of @Roscosmosofficial! 

While Cassidy was on the station, he completed four spacewalks and contributed to hundreds of experiments, including a study of the influence of gravity on electrolytic gas evolution, which looks at bubbles created using electrolysis. Another fun fact is that he has spent the fifth-highest total amount of days in space among U.S. astronauts at 378 days.

What a ride!

Photo Credit: NASA, GCTC, Denis Derevtsov

#WelcomeHome #Soyuz #NASA #Space #Universe #Science
5709 2 months ago

🌟TOUCH DOWN, BENNU!🌟 Asteroid Bennu has been booped! Shown here is a visualization of the TAG (Touch-And-Go) event from our @osiris_rex mission that really happened more than 200 million miles away, TODAY! It begins with the spacecraft’s departure from orbit and continues through key moments including the checkpoint, matchpoint, TAG, and backaway maneuvers. Next stop: Earth in 2023! Major congratulations to the TAG team of @NASAGoddard, @LockheedMartin, @UArizona, and all those who supported this decade-long journey. Credit: NASA, Kel Elkins #NASA #ToBennuAndBack #Asteroid #Geology #Space #SpaceROCKS #MakingHistory #TAGTeamBackAgain

🌟TOUCH DOWN, BENNU!🌟

Asteroid Bennu has been booped! Shown here is a visualization of the TAG (Touch-And-Go) event from our @osiris_rex mission that really happened more than 200 million miles away, TODAY! It begins with the spacecraft’s departure from orbit and continues through key moments including the checkpoint, matchpoint, TAG, and backaway maneuvers. Next stop: Earth in 2023!

Major congratulations to the TAG team of @NASAGoddard, @LockheedMartin, @UArizona, and all those who supported this decade-long journey.

Credit: NASA, Kel Elkins 

#NASA #ToBennuAndBack #Asteroid #Geology #Space #SpaceROCKS #MakingHistory #TAGTeamBackAgain
3223 2 months ago

Stellar Babies! This is where stars are born. @NASAHubble snapped this image of a special class of star-forming nursery known as Free-floating Evaporating Gaseous Globules, or frEGGs for short. This object is formally known as J025157.5+600606. When a massive new star starts to shine while still within the cool molecular gas cloud from which it formed, its energetic radiation can ionize the cloud’s hydrogen and create a large, hot bubble of ionized gas. Amazingly, located within this bubble of hot gas around a nearby massive star are the frEGGs: dark compact globules of dust and gas, some of which are giving birth to low-mass stars. The boundary between the cool, dusty frEGG and the hot gas bubble is seen as the glowing purple/blue edges in this fascinating image. Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, R. Sahai #NASA #Hubble #Space #StellarNursery #Stars #TheseCheeksArentPinchable

Stellar Babies!

This is where stars are born. 

@NASAHubble snapped this image of a special class of star-forming nursery known as Free-floating Evaporating Gaseous Globules, or frEGGs for short. This object is formally known as J025157.5+600606.

When a massive new star starts to shine while still within the cool molecular gas cloud from which it formed, its energetic radiation can ionize the cloud’s hydrogen and create a large, hot bubble of ionized gas. Amazingly, located within this bubble of hot gas around a nearby massive star are the frEGGs: dark compact globules of dust and gas, some of which are giving birth to low-mass stars. The boundary between the cool, dusty frEGG and the hot gas bubble is seen as the glowing purple/blue edges in this fascinating image.

Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, R. Sahai

#NASA #Hubble #Space #StellarNursery #Stars #TheseCheeksArentPinchable
5062 3 months ago

You're going to want to swipe through this one. 😉⁣ ⁣ We’ve been asking you — yes, you — to let us know what you would take with you to the Moon. 🌙⁣ ⁣ Later this year we'll have our Green Run Hot Fire test, which will fire all four engines on the rocket that will be used for our first #Artemis mission! This test and major milestone will ensure the Space Launch System — the most powerful rocket ever built — is ready for its first and future missions beyond Earth’s orbit to the Moon. ⁣ ⁣ So get those suitcases ready, because we are inching closer to liftoff!🚀Scroll through to see some of the responses — including one from one of our own astronauts, Commander Chris Cassidy (@astro_seal), who is on the International Space Station (@iss) right now! ⁣ ⁣ Want to join the fun? Post a picture of what you’d pack for the moon using #NASAMoonKit for a chance to be shared by us! ⁣ ⁣ First image credit: NASA⁣ ⁣ #NASAMoonKit #Travel #SpaceLaunchSystem #Artemis #PackingList

You're going to want to swipe through this one. 😉⁣
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We’ve been asking you — yes, you — to let us know what you would take with you to the Moon. 🌙⁣
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Later this year we'll have our Green Run Hot Fire test, which will fire all four engines on the rocket that will be used for our first #Artemis mission! This test and major milestone will ensure the Space Launch System — the most powerful rocket ever built — is ready for its first and future missions beyond Earth’s orbit to the Moon. ⁣
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So get those suitcases ready, because we are inching closer to liftoff!🚀Scroll through to see some of the responses — including one from one of our own astronauts, Commander Chris Cassidy (@astro_seal), who is on the International Space Station (@iss) right now! ⁣
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Want to join the fun? Post a picture of what you’d pack for the moon using #NASAMoonKit for a chance to be shared by us! ⁣
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First image credit: NASA⁣
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#NASAMoonKit #Travel #SpaceLaunchSystem #Artemis #PackingList
3089 3 months ago

A birthday candle fit for an astronaut! 🎂 ⁣ ⁣ Today, on her birthday, Kate Rubins of @NASAAstronauts along with Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov of the Russian space agency @Roscosmos launched to the International Space Station (@ISS) at 1:45 a.m. EDT and arrived at 4:48 a.m., where they will stay for the next six months! ⁣ ⁣ Rubins and her crewmates will be joined by the @SpaceX Crew-1 crewmembers Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker of NASA and Soichi Noguchi of JAXA (@jaxajp). Their mission, scheduled to launch no earlier than mid-November, will launch from @NASAKennedy as part of our Commercial Crew Program.⁣ ⁣ Images Credit: NASA/GCTC/Andrey Shelepin⁣ ⁣ #RocketLaunch #BirthdayGirl #WomenInSTEM #NASA #SpaceNews #ByeBye

A birthday candle fit for an astronaut! 🎂 ⁣
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Today, on her birthday, Kate Rubins of @NASAAstronauts along with Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov of the Russian space agency @Roscosmos launched to the International Space Station (@ISS) at 1:45 a.m. EDT and arrived at 4:48 a.m., where they will stay for the next six months! ⁣
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Rubins and her crewmates will be joined by the @SpaceX Crew-1 crewmembers Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker of NASA and Soichi Noguchi of JAXA (@jaxajp). Their mission, scheduled to launch no earlier than mid-November, will launch from @NASAKennedy as part of our Commercial Crew Program.⁣
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Images Credit: NASA/GCTC/Andrey Shelepin⁣
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#RocketLaunch #BirthdayGirl #WomenInSTEM #NASA #SpaceNews #ByeBye
4084 3 months ago

⁣ Look to the skies! That bright red “star” is Mars 🔴. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ It reaches its highest point around midnight and is at its biggest and brightest TONIGHT, Oct. 13!⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 🔭 If you have a telescope or even basic binoculars, you’ll also be able to spot the galaxy of Andromeda, or M31, a spiral galaxy similar to our own Milky Way but slightly larger. Keep watching for more tips! ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Credit: NASA ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #Mars #BlueMoon #Andromeda #skywatching #galaxy #SolarSystem #October #NASA #JPL #astronomy

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Look to the skies! That bright red “star” is Mars 🔴. ⁣⁣
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It reaches its highest point around midnight and is at its biggest and brightest TONIGHT, Oct. 13!⁣⁣
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🔭 If you have a telescope or even basic binoculars, you’ll also be able to spot the galaxy of Andromeda, or M31, a spiral galaxy similar to our own Milky Way but slightly larger. Keep watching for more tips! ⁣⁣
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#Mars #BlueMoon #Andromeda #skywatching #galaxy #SolarSystem #October #NASA #JPL #astronomy
1749 3 months ago

A Beautiful Ghost ⁣👻 ⁣ Officially known as IC 63, the Ghost Nebula is located 550 light-years away in the constellation Cassiopeia the Queen.⁣ ⁣ @NASAHubble snapped this image that shows how the brightest stars embedded in nebulae throughout our galaxy pour out a torrent of radiation that eats into vast clouds of hydrogen gas – the raw material for building new stars. This etching process sculpts a fantasy landscape where human imagination can see all kinds of shapes and figures.⁣ ⁣ Credit: NASA, ESA, and STScI/Acknowledgment: H. Arab (University of Strasbourg)⁣ ⁣ #NASA #Space #GhostNebula #Universe #Hubble⁣ ⁣

A Beautiful Ghost ⁣👻
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Officially known as IC 63, the Ghost Nebula is located 550 light-years away in the constellation Cassiopeia the Queen.⁣
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@NASAHubble snapped this image that shows how the brightest stars embedded in nebulae throughout our galaxy pour out a torrent of radiation that eats into vast clouds of hydrogen gas – the raw material for building new stars. This etching process sculpts a fantasy landscape where human imagination can see all kinds of shapes and figures.⁣
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Credit: NASA, ESA, and STScI/Acknowledgment: H. Arab (University of Strasbourg)⁣
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#NASA #Space #GhostNebula #Universe #Hubble⁣
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4373 3 months ago

🎵 Images of broken light / Which dance before / me like a million eyes / They call me on and on across the universe 🌌⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ @NASAHubble caught this star exploding, scattering stellar matter across the universe. In this zoomed in time-lapse sequence, spanning nearly a year, the supernova first appears as a blazing star located 70 million light-years away on a spiral galaxy’s outer edge. At its peak, the supernova burst was 5 billion times as bright as our Sun. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ The star sent elements like hydrogen, helium, and iron zooming through the cosmos. These same elements are in all of our bodies and they were forged in the stars. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Keep shining.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Credits: NASA/ESA/J. DePasquale (STScI), M. Kornmesser and M. Zamani (ESA/Hubble)/A. Reiss (STScI/JHU) and the SH0ES team/Digitized Sky Survey⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #Lennon80 #NASA #Galaxy #JohnLennon #Imagine⁣⁣

🎵 Images of broken light / Which dance before / me like a million eyes / They call me on and on across the universe 🌌⁣⁣⁣
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@NASAHubble caught this star exploding, scattering stellar matter across the universe. In this zoomed in time-lapse sequence, spanning nearly a year, the supernova first appears as a blazing star located 70 million light-years away on a spiral galaxy’s outer edge. At its peak, the supernova burst was 5 billion times as bright as our Sun. ⁣⁣⁣
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The star sent elements like hydrogen, helium, and iron zooming through the cosmos. These same elements are in all of our bodies and they were forged in the stars. ⁣⁣
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Keep shining.⁣⁣
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Credits: NASA/ESA/J. DePasquale (STScI), M. Kornmesser and M. Zamani (ESA/Hubble)/A. Reiss (STScI/JHU) and the SH0ES team/Digitized Sky Survey⁣⁣
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#Lennon80 #NASA #Galaxy #JohnLennon #Imagine⁣⁣
2825 3 months ago

A Blue Snowball From Across the Universe!⁣ ⁣ Caldwell 22, also cataloged as NGC 7662 and nicknamed Blue Snowball Nebula, is located about 2,500 light-years from Earth. ⁣ ⁣ It represents a stage in evolution that stars like our Sun undergo when they run out of fuel. ⁣ ⁣ Stars are nuclear furnaces that spend most of their lives fusing hydrogen into helium. Massive stars have fiery fates, exploding as supernovae, but medium-mass stars like the Sun swell to become red giants as they exhaust their fuel.⁣ ⁣ Credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Hajian (University of Waterloo)⁣ ⁣ #NASA #Space #Hubble #BlueSnowballNebula #Universe #Nebula #Sun #Stars

A Blue Snowball From Across the Universe!⁣
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Caldwell 22, also cataloged as NGC 7662 and nicknamed Blue Snowball Nebula, is located about 2,500 light-years from Earth. ⁣
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It represents a stage in evolution that stars like our Sun undergo when they run out of fuel. ⁣
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Stars are nuclear furnaces that spend most of their lives fusing hydrogen into helium. Massive stars have fiery fates, exploding as supernovae, but medium-mass stars like the Sun swell to become red giants as they exhaust their fuel.⁣
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Credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Hajian (University of Waterloo)⁣
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#NASA #Space #Hubble #BlueSnowballNebula #Universe #Nebula #Sun #Stars⁣
4401 3 months ago

The day has finally arrived. After years of work, our team of scientists are at @NASAKennedy in the hopes of seeing their research liftoff to the @ISS. Join NASAExplorers for the countdown, the emotion and the launch! #SpaceStation20th #NASA #launch #Space #NASAExplorers #SpaceX #SpaceStationScience #Science

The day has finally arrived. After years of work, our team of scientists are at @NASAKennedy in the hopes of seeing their research liftoff to the @ISS.
Join NASAExplorers for the countdown, the emotion and the launch!

#SpaceStation20th #NASA #launch #Space #NASAExplorers #SpaceX #SpaceStationScience #Science
614 3 months ago

What would you take with you on a trip to the Moon? 🤔 We are getting ready for an important #Artemis milestone: The Green Run Hot Fire test. This test will ignite all four main rocket engines for the Space Launch System — the most powerful rocket ever built — simultaneously for the first time. We are one step closer to landing the first woman and the next man on the Moon, and so we would like to know: what would you take with you? Submit your entry with the hashtag #NASAMoonKit for a chance to be featured! Check out the link in the bio for details ⬆️ Image Credit: NASA #NASAMoonKit #Travel #PackingList #SkyIsTheLimit #SpaceTravel

What would you take with you on a trip to the Moon? 🤔

We are getting ready for an important #Artemis milestone: The Green Run Hot Fire test. This test will ignite all four main rocket engines for the Space Launch System — the most powerful rocket ever built — simultaneously for the first time.

We are one step closer to landing the first woman and the next man on the Moon, and so we would like to know: what would you take with you? 

Submit your entry with the hashtag #NASAMoonKit for a chance to be featured! Check out the link in the bio for details ⬆️

Image Credit: NASA

#NASAMoonKit #Travel #PackingList #SkyIsTheLimit  #SpaceTravel
6984 3 months ago

We Have Liftoff!⁣ ⁣ A @NorthropGrumman Antares rocket, with the company’s Cygnus spacecraft aboard, launches at 9:16 p.m. EDT, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, from the Mid Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s Pad-0A, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Northrop Grumman's 14th contracted cargo resupply mission for NASA to the International Space Station (@ISS) is carrying nearly 8,000 pounds of science and research, crew supplies, and vehicle hardware to the orbital laboratory and its crew.⁣ ⁣ On Monday, Oct. 5, Cygnus was successfully berthed to the space station. ⁣ ⁣ Credit: NASA/Terry Zaperach⁣ ⁣ #NASA #Space #Launch #CommercialSpace #SpaceStation #WallopsIsland #Virginia

We Have Liftoff!⁣
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A @NorthropGrumman Antares rocket, with the company’s Cygnus spacecraft aboard, launches at 9:16 p.m. EDT, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, from the Mid Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s Pad-0A, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Northrop Grumman's 14th contracted cargo resupply mission for NASA to the International Space Station (@ISS) is carrying nearly 8,000 pounds of science and research, crew supplies, and vehicle hardware to the orbital laboratory and its crew.⁣
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On Monday, Oct. 5, Cygnus was successfully berthed to the space station. ⁣
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Credit: NASA/Terry Zaperach⁣
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#NASA #Space #Launch #CommercialSpace #SpaceStation #WallopsIsland #Virginia
1636 3 months ago

Galactic Glamour Shot! 😍⁣ ⁣ This spiral galaxy in the constellation of the Wolf sparkles from 60 million light-years away. ⁣ ⁣ There was recently a supernova in the galaxy. This supernova (2017cbv) was a specific type, in which a white dwarf steals so much mass from a companion star that it becomes unstable and explodes, releasing enough energy to light up that part of the galaxy.⁣ ⁣ Credit: @EuropeanSpaceAgency/Hubble & NASA, A. Riess et al.; acknowledgment: Mahdi Zamani⁣ ⁣ #NASA #Hubble #Glamour #Galaxy #TheWolf #Constellation

Galactic Glamour Shot! 😍⁣
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This spiral galaxy in the constellation of the Wolf sparkles from 60 million light-years away. ⁣
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There was recently a supernova in the galaxy. This supernova (2017cbv) was a specific type, in which a white dwarf steals so much mass from a companion star that it becomes unstable and explodes, releasing enough energy to light up that part of the galaxy.⁣
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Credit: @EuropeanSpaceAgency/Hubble & NASA, A. Riess et al.; acknowledgment: Mahdi Zamani⁣
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#NASA #Hubble #Glamour #Galaxy #TheWolf #Constellation ⁣
4219 3 months ago

🎵 Whoa! Amber is the color of our energy 🎵 A @NorthropGrumman Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft are ready for liftoff from @NASAWallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The Cygnus, named the S.S. Kalpana Chawla after the first female astronaut of Indian descent, will deliver nearly 8,000 pounds of cargo and supplies to the International Space Station (@ISS). Launch is targeted at 9:38 p.m. EDT. Credit: NASA/Patrick Black #Rocket #FullMoon #Launchpad #October #WallopsIsland #Virginia #NASA

🎵 Whoa! Amber is the color of our energy 🎵

A @NorthropGrumman Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft are ready for liftoff from @NASAWallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The Cygnus, named the S.S. Kalpana Chawla after the first female astronaut of Indian descent, will deliver nearly 8,000 pounds of cargo and supplies to the International Space Station (@ISS). Launch is targeted at 9:38 p.m. EDT. 

Credit: NASA/Patrick Black

#Rocket #FullMoon #Launchpad #October #WallopsIsland #Virginia #NASA
2297 3 months ago

NASA astronauts Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, and Mike Hopkins answered some of your questions during an Instagram Live, ahead of their Oct. 31 launch to the @iss on the @SpaceX Crew-1 mission. The crew mates, alongside @jaxajp astronaut Soichi Noguchi, are scheduled to launch aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft “Resilience” that will dock them to the International Space Station for a six-month stay. Once there, they will perform space station upgrades, conduct science experiments, and continue preparing humanity for future missions to the Moon and eventually Mars. ⁣ ⁣ #Astronauts #NASA #IGLive #SpaceX #family

NASA astronauts Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, and Mike Hopkins answered some of your questions during an Instagram Live, ahead of their Oct. 31 launch to the @iss on the @SpaceX Crew-1 mission. The crew mates, alongside @jaxajp astronaut Soichi Noguchi, are scheduled to launch aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft “Resilience” that will dock them to the International Space Station for a six-month stay. Once there, they will perform space station upgrades, conduct science experiments, and continue preparing humanity for future missions to the Moon and eventually Mars. ⁣
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#Astronauts #NASA #IGLive #SpaceX #family
1541 3 months ago

The Doctor Is In!⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Astronauta. Ingeniera. Médica. Astronaut. Engineer. Physician. We’re with @nasa_es, our Spanish-language counterpart (¡hola!).⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Dr. Serena Auñón-Chancellor is all these things. A member of the 2009 Astronaut Class, her first trip to space was a stint aboard the International Space Station in 2018. Here she examines her eyes with a fundoscope as part of regular physical checkups on the station.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Image Credit: NASA⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #HispanicHeritageMonth #NASA #space #ISS #SpaceStation #SerenaAuñónChancellor #Astronaut #Astronauta⁣⁣

The Doctor Is In!⁣⁣
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Astronauta. Ingeniera. Médica. Astronaut. Engineer. Physician. We’re with @nasa_es, our Spanish-language counterpart (¡hola!).⁣⁣
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Dr. Serena Auñón-Chancellor is all these things. A member of the 2009 Astronaut Class, her first trip to space was a stint aboard the International Space Station in 2018. Here she examines her eyes with a fundoscope as part of regular physical checkups on the station.⁣⁣
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Image Credit: NASA⁣⁣
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#HispanicHeritageMonth #NASA #space #ISS #SpaceStation #SerenaAuñónChancellor #Astronaut #Astronauta⁣⁣
1677 3 months ago

It’s time to go to class with an astronaut! Astronauts train all over the world, including at @NASAJohnson. Here, they learn not just how to live aboard the @ISS, but also how to conduct science in microgravity. Come along with NASA Explorers as we head to astronaut science training. #SpaceStation20th#NASAExplorers #Space #astronaut #NASA

It’s time to go to class with an astronaut! Astronauts train all over the world, including at @NASAJohnson. Here, they learn not just how to live aboard the @ISS, but also how to conduct science in microgravity. Come along with NASA Explorers as we head to astronaut science training. 

#SpaceStation20th#NASAExplorers #Space #astronaut #NASA
1625 3 months ago

Jupiter’s roses: A cosmic bouquet just for you.⁣ ⁣ Not actual roses, these are in fact cyclones on Jupiter’s north pole. These swirls of striking colors in this extreme false color are a rendering of an image from our Juno mission. The huge, persistent cyclone found at Jupiter’s north pole is visible at the center of the image, encircled by smaller cyclones that range in size from 2,500 to 2,900 miles (4,000 to 4,600 kilometers). Together, this pattern of storms covers an area that would dwarf the Earth.⁣ ⁣ Citizen scientist Gerald Eichstädt made this composite image using data obtained by the JunoCam instrument during four of the Juno spacecraft’s close passes by Jupiter, which took place between Feb. 17, 2020, and July 25, 2020. The greatly exaggerated color is partially a result of combining many individual images to create this view.⁣ ⁣ Image data: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS⁣ Image processing by Gerald Eichstädt⁣ ⁣ #NASA #Citizenscientist #Jupiter #JunoCam #Roses #Space #Cyclones

Jupiter’s roses: A cosmic bouquet just for you.⁣
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Not actual roses, these are in fact cyclones on Jupiter’s north pole. These swirls of striking colors in this extreme false color are a rendering of an image from our Juno mission. The huge, persistent cyclone found at Jupiter’s north pole is visible at the center of the image, encircled by smaller cyclones that range in size from 2,500 to 2,900 miles (4,000 to 4,600 kilometers). Together, this pattern of storms covers an area that would dwarf the Earth.⁣
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Citizen scientist Gerald Eichstädt made this composite image using data obtained by the JunoCam instrument during four of the Juno spacecraft’s close passes by Jupiter, which took place between Feb. 17, 2020, and July 25, 2020. The greatly exaggerated color is partially a result of combining many individual images to create this view.⁣
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Image data: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS⁣
Image processing by Gerald Eichstädt⁣
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#NASA #Citizenscientist #Jupiter #JunoCam #Roses #Space #Cyclones⁣
5098 3 months ago