Science

Reflections of Starlight

This Hubble Space Telescope image captures a portion of the reflection nebula IC 2631, which contains a protostar, the hot, dense...

Mark Vande Hei's Window to the World

Astronaut Mark Vande Hei peers at the Earth below from inside the seven-windowed cupola, the International Space Station's window...

X-59 Wind Tunnel Testing at NASA Glenn

This colorized schlieren image is of a small-scale model of NASA’s X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology airplane.

Baby Stars in the Orion Constellation

Scores of baby stars shrouded by dust are revealed in this infrared image of the star-forming region NGC 2174.

Hubble Peers at Peculiar Pair of Galaxies

This striking image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope showcases Arp 298, a stunning pair of interacting galaxies. Arp 298 –...

Small (But Mighty) Weather Instruments

In this image, the COWVR and TEMPEST instruments are shown in the trunk of the cargo craft.

Remembering Challenger and Her Crew

In this image taken in 1985, four members of the Challenger STS-51L crew train on the flight deck of the shuttle crew compartment.

Taking a Selfie on the Red Planet

NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover landed on the Red Planet on Feb. 18, 2021, and took this selfie over a rock nicknamed “Rochette,” on...

​Dark Mode Activated!

Divers at the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) in Houston are setting the stage for future moonwalk training by simulating lunar...

Peering Through a Window to the World

In this image from Jan. 9, 2022, NASA astronaut Kayla Barron peered out from a window inside the International Space Station's cupola.

Hubble Views a Galaxy With an Explosive Past

In this image, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captures a side-on view of NGC 3568, a barred spiral galaxy roughly 57 million...

Voyager's View of Jupiter's Great Red Spot

​This view of Jupiter was taken by Voyager 1.

Waiting to Unfold

This image shows the James Webb Space Telescope atop its launch vehicle, but before it was encapsulated in the rocket fairing.

The Colors of Water

Much like the sky, rivers are rarely painted one color.

Victor Glover, Pilot of SpaceX Crew-1

In this image, Glover celebrated his birthday during his stay on the station.

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