“Gravity” was chilling enough in theaters. Just imagine watching the thriller on a doomed space expedition … in space. That is apparently what the crew aboard the International Space Station was up to ahead of the Academy Awards, where “Gravity” picked up Oscars for directing and cinematography, among others. So on Sunday night, the ISS […]
Space agency shows its support for "Gravity" by tweeting photos from the actual missions
In honor of "Gravity" Oscar success, NASA shares real-life images of work in space
Ahead of the Oscars, NASA capitalized on the world’s focus on Gravity and came to remind us that “space exploration isn’t fictional,” all while showing off the incredible view from space that so few get to experience
NASA recently went through their considerable gallery of creative commons-licensed photos to recreate various scenes from gravity, which picked up a slew of Oscars yesterday. Check the gallery out, these pictures are totally fantastic! [Source: 'Gravity' - NASA's Real-Life Images from Space | Via Buzzfeed]
Inspired by Sandra Bullock's movie "Gravity," NASA has put together an album of absolutely amazing images from space. Check out what thunderstorms, sunsets and cities look like from above. The sun over Earth A sunset over earth Mission Specialist John Grunsfeld participating in the mission's fifth and final moon walk. See the rest of the story at Business Insider
NASA has released a beautiful set of photos inspired by Gravity, the movie that last night won seven Oscars. These are perhaps the most beautiful photos of space that we've ever seen, mostly focusing on astronauts working on the International...Show More Summary
Space isn't what it used to be. At least, that's the thought Mike Massimino fears is floating around the American mind. The antidote, he says, may lie with the media. Since NASA ended the space shuttle program a couple of years ago, public interest in space has deflated, he says. Not many people know about NASA's current programs, or...
NASA sure knows how to capture the endless beauty of real space. And on Sunday, the space agency decided to connect some of that epic reality with one of the films nominated for this year's Academy Awards Hours before the ceremony, NASA...Show More Summary
When seen edge-on, Saturn's rings all but vanish, as this beautiful image, captured NASA's Cassini spacecraft and compiled by amateur astronomer Fernando Garcia Navarro, clearly illustrates. Read more...
Here's some impressive planetary perspective: Last Wednesday, NASA's Kepler mission announced the discovery of 715 newly confirmed exoplanets, nearly doubling the total number of verified planets beyond our solar system. This animated graph, courtesy of NASA, helps put that discovery into context. Read more...
NASA just posted the above image of the storm that's barreling its way towards the East Coast. Here's the full description from NASA: Satellite Sees Major Winter Storm Ready to Wallop Mid-Atlantic A major winter storm is poised to wallop the Mid-Atlantic and bring large amounts of snow to cities including Baltimore, Md., Washington, D.C. Show More Summary
Nope, you're not looking at stills from the Oscar-nominated film Gravity. They're all real photos, straight from NASA, and they were all shot in space. Read more...
In early January, Planet Labs sent 28 satellites to the international space station; earlier this month, NASA began deploying them into orbit. Sixteen of the toaster-sized satellites are already sending photos back to Earth, and the company hopes the fleet will revolutionize satellite imaging.
The debate of whether or not water and life on Mars ever existed is back: a group of scientists believe they may have found evidence to support this theory This new evidence is a Martian meteorite with a history of water movement, suggesting...Show More Summary
In this stunning picture of the giant galactic nebula NGC 3603, the crisp resolution of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captures various stages of the life cycle of stars in one single view.
GlobalPost Four of the 715 new planets discovered by NASA's Kepler are less than 2 1/2 times the size of Earth and orbit in their sun’s 'Goldilocks' zone. Using statistics and data from the Kepler telescope, NASA announced on Wednesday...
A coalition of grassroots pro-space advocates descended on Washington, D.C. this week, and held over 100 meetings with representatives and staff throughout Congress to argue for increased investment in NASA.
Last night's unite4:humanity fundraiser was so jam packed with stars that we're almost surprised NASA didn't send a representative! Several celebz marched the marvelous red carpet at Variety/unite4:good's charitable event and they did NOT shy away from the camera! In fact, big names like Blair Underwood, Lindsey Stirling, and Scott Wolf all kindly shared with us their [...]
Could this meteorite show evidence of ancient water and life on Mars? That's one possibility raised in a new paper led by NASA and including members of a team who made a contentious claim about Martian microfossils in another meteorite 18 years ago. Read more...