iOS app Android app

Nasa Photos

Pluto's Atmosphere Looks Like a Blue Dream Under Infrared Light

Inverse | Posted 02.03.2016 | Science
Inverse

On Friday, NASA released a haunting new image taken by the New Horizons space probe during its flyby of Pluto: a look at Pluto's atmosphere under infrared wavelengths. The result is a serene blue glow that outlines the dwarf planet in a perfect circle.

Entire Hidden Alphabet Discovered In NASA Photo Series

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 01.07.2016 | Arts

The alphabet -- any alphabet, but in this case the familiar English alphabet -- can be seen as a pretty squarely manmade creation. Letters and words ...

India's Lit Up Border Can Be Seen From Space -- But 237 Million Lack Electricity

Adil Najam | Posted 12.30.2015 | World
Adil Najam

This photograph is a nighttime panorama that shows one of the few -- possibly only -- major international borders on Earth that can be seen at night from space. Cool? No, not cool. Not at all. Here's why.

These Are NASA's Favorite Earth Photos Of 2015

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 12.30.2015 | Science

Blooming flora, mesmerizing ocean waves and glorious mountains are all examples of just how beautiful Earth can appear from here on the ground, but im...

Hubble Telescope Spots A Double-Bladed Celestial 'Lightsaber'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.17.2015 | Science

How does one bring down a fully armed and operational battle station? Maybe try a celestial, double-bladed lightsaber. NASA's Hubble Space Telescope ...

NASA Spies Incredible 'Blooming' In Atlantic Ocean

Courthouse News | Nico Pitney | Posted 12.15.2015 | Science

(CN) - NASA has unveiled a satellite photo showing a phytoplankton bloom in the North Atlantic, taken in late September. Each spring, the waters of t...

Here's Where NASA Might Go For Its Next Space Mission

The Huffington Post | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 10.14.2015 | Science

Is Venus ready for its close-up?  NASA has announced five projects under consideration for its next space mission, and the second plane...

Pluto Has Blue Skies And Red Ice On Its Surface, NASA Says

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 10.14.2015 | Science

NASA's New Horizons mission keeps revealing new surprises about Pluto. The latest: The far-flung dwarf planet has blue skies and small patches of wate...

Can You Spot The Airplane From Outer Space?

The Huffington Post | Samantha Guff | Posted 09.22.2015 | Science

We all know how small a plane can look in the sky. Now, see how it looks from outer space.  An incredible photo taken by an astronaut aboard the ...

New NASA Photo Shows Saturn In A Whole New Light

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.12.2015 | Science

The ancient Romans saw Saturn as the god of agriculture and fertility, a generally benevolent and peaceful deity. Saturn's sometime partner,...

Incredible Photo Captures The 'Dark Side' Of The Moon

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.05.2015 | Science

It's a regular celestial event witnessed from an entirely different perspective, and it sure is mesmerizing.  Last month, the Deep Space Climate ...

NASA's Latest Image Of The International Space Station Is Breathtaking

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 08.02.2015 | Science

I spy with my little eye... Continuing an epic summer of celestial photography, NASA released a stunning image of the International Space Station on ...

19 Amazing Photos Spotlight NASA On Its Big Day

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 07.29.2015 | Science

Happy (sort of) birthday, NASA! The space agency was created 57 years ago today -- July 29, 1958 -- when President Eisenhower signed the Nat...

NASA-Inspired Photo Series Captures The Everyday Beauty of Starry Nights

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 06.23.2015 | Arts

Ellie Davies grew up in an ancient forest in England -- the sort of place where fairy tales, both dark and whimsical, are set. So she understands firs...

This Dwarf Planet Mystery Just Got More Mysterious

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 06.12.2015 | Science

Those weird bright spots on Ceres just got... even weirder. NASA on Wednesday released new photos of the dwarf planet, which sits between Mars and ...

Clearest Photo Ever Of Ceres' Bright Spots Still Doesn't Answer Mystery

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.22.2015 | Science

See spots. See spots shine. See shining spots puzzle scientists. The mystery surrounding a cluster of glowing spots on the surface of Ceres, a dwar...

NASA Honors Hubble's Birthday By Releasing Incredible Photo

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 04.23.2015 | Science

Happy birthday, Hubble! The celebrated space telescope turns 25 on Friday. To mark the anniversary, NASA set the instrument loose to gaze at some f...

Feast Your Eyes On This New Collection Of Spectacular Space Photos

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 01.25.2015 | Science

The United Nations has declared 2015 the International Year of Light in order to "highlight to the citizens of the world the importance of light and o...

Hubble Spies Spooky 'Ghost Light' Of Dead Galaxies

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 10.31.2014 | Science

Just in time for Halloween, the Hubble Space Telescope has spotted something a bit spooky: the faint glow of stars spewed out billions of years ago by...

How Bra Designers Boosted America's Astronauts (And Other Surprising Space Stories)

Posted 06.09.2015 | Science

It only took us 200,000 years. In the 200,000 years of homo sapiens, we poked around down here a bit and then marched off our blue-quilted rock to...

Even The Sun Is Getting Into The Halloween Spirit

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.11.2014 | Science

Halloween is on its way, and everyone’s starting to get into the festive spirit. Even the sun, it seems, wants to get in on the fun. On Wednesda...

WATCH: Fire Scorches An Area The Size Of Massachusetts

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 10.09.2014 | Green

These NASA satellite images, captured in September and October, highlight the huge scale of an area scorched by fire in the Northern Territory of Aust...

The No. 1 Fear and 3 Mistakes Every Educator Must Avoid

Olympia LePoint | Posted 08.11.2014 | Education
Olympia LePoint

"You are messy." "You are wrong." "You are bad." These are common statements made by teachers and parents. What is wrong with these words? The answer may shock you.

PHOTOS: Lightning Looks Awesome From Space, Too

Posted 03.27.2014 | Green

This is what lightning looks like from space. A pair of photographs released by NASA earlier this week shows white lightning as seen by astronau...

LOOK: 'Cosmos'-Crazy NASA Releases Set Of Jaw-Dropping Space Photos

Posted 03.10.2014 | Science

The premiere of "Cosmos," Neil deGrasse Tyson's new TV series, has a lot of science geeks massively pumped. And that includes the folks at NASA, who w...