MSH 11-62 Supernova Remnant: NASA Image of the Day

Another beautiful image courtesy of the folks at NASA. Also it reminds me of a rather underrated King Crimson album: Islands A long observation with Chandra of the supernova remnant MSH 11-62 reveals an irregular shell of hot gas, shown in red, surrounding an extended nebula of high energy X-rays, shown in blue. Even though [...]

Illusions in the Cosmic Clouds: NASA Image of the Day

This image is beautiful. To be honest I really don't see the hand shape, but maybe that's just me. I'm usually really good at finding recognizable shapes and faces in patterns, clouds and wood grain, etc. What do you see? Let me know in the comments. Pareidolia is the psychological phenomenon where people see recognizable [...]

Flying Through an Aurora: NASA Image of the Day

"European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst posted this photograph taken from the International Space Station to social media on Aug. 29, 2014, writing, "words can't describe how it feels flying through an #aurora. I wouldn't even know where to begin…." Crewmembers on the space station photograph the Earth from their unique point of view located [...]

Hubble Sees Spiral in Serpens: NASA Image of the Day

NASA does this thing called "Image of the Day" and it's very cool. It is something that I look at every day and I figured I'd share... This new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows a beautiful spiral galaxy known as PGC 54493, located in the constellation of Serpens (The Serpent). This galaxy is part [...]

“The Black Marble”

This incredible movie made up of a composite of photographs taken by a satellite of Earth's dark side show how we radiate a web of light into the darkness of space. NASA and NOAA released the video to show off what one of their new satellite sensors can do at a meeting of the American [...]

Stunning Time-Lapse Video Of Earth

This is quite an amazing video. Check it out. Composed of photographs by NASA astronaut Ron Garan (@astro_ron on Twitter) taken from the International Space Station from August to October 2011, German artist Michael Konig edited images of Earth into a spectacular time-lapse video. According to Konig, the images were taken from an altitude of [...]