A Mess of Stars: NASA Image of the Day

Yet another example of why Hubble is awesome. A beautiful image of dizzying brilliance that puts the immensity of creation in a humbling perspective and should make you wonder at the vast, incomprehensible universe that we are but a small, small part. Of course the first thing I thought of was a big booming voice [...]

“Epic” Image of Earth: NASA Image of the Day

Not much to say about this really, except look at what an amazing and beautiful place we live on! Kind of a shame if we mess it up right? Just sayin'. A NASA camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite has returned its first view of the entire sunlit side of Earth from one [...]

New Horizons Reaches Pluto: NASA Image of the Day

pssst...you're still not a planet. It took nine years and traveled over 3.26 billion miles (that's billion with a "B") the New Horizons spacecraft made its closest approach to Pluto. It will take New Horizons 16 months to transmit all the data it gathered during the encounter. But it is already sending information [...]

NuSTAR Stares at the Sun: NASA Image of the DAY

Never look directly at the sun! Unless you're NuSTAR, then it's totally okay. In fact if you are NuSTAR then you definitely should because you can get images like this. NuSTAR is the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, NASA's high-energy X-ray telescope(s). It/they can safely look directly into the sun and capture images of its high-energy [...]

Death Star Found Near Saturn: NASA Image of the Day

In a stunning development NASA researchers have found a naturally occurring "Death Star" orbiting Saturn. Reportedly after coming out of hyper space the crew of a small space freighter followed a short range fighter toward a small moon prompting one crewman to say, "He's headed to that small moon." In response a second member of [...]

Endeavour’s Moving Day: NASA Image of the Day

It was May 13, 1992 and astronauts Richard J. Hieb, Thomas D. Akers and Pierre J. Thuot were asked by NASA officials to come over, you know and hang out. "Oh it'll be great," NASA officials said, "We'll get a pizza and have a few beers and the view is totally awesome!" they said. The [...]

Celestial Fireworks: NASA Image of the Day

The brilliant tapestry of young stars flaring to life resemble a glittering fireworks display in the 25th anniversary NASA Hubble Space Telescope image, released to commemorate a quarter century of exploring the solar system and beyond since its launch on April 24, 1990. To capture this image, Hubble’s near-infrared Wide Field Camera 3 pierced through [...]

White Dwarf, Planet Shredder: NASA Image of the Day

Here we have an exclusive look at the new project from director J.J. Abrams with his trademark lens flares obscuring the actors and action. No word yet if this is associated with Star Trek or Star Wars or if the director is going to take yet another beloved franchise and shine lights in your face [...]

Ganymede Orbits Jupiter: NASA Image of the Day

Well I was going to do my typical snarky/silly intro here but I honestly couldn't think of one. And look c'mon, look how cool this picture is! Yes, yes I know it's just an "artist’s concept" and not really an "actual" image but seriously, who cares? This is very, very cool and I personally would [...]