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 [...]