Before and after photos of an iceberg that was part of the Pine Island Glacier, separating from Antarctica. Images by Holli Riebeek/NASA Earth Observatory An iceberg roughly the size of Singapore, which broke off the Antarctic's Pine...Show More Summary
The cluster of lights is seen in midst of the Atlantic Ocean. (Credit: NASA Earth Observatory/NOAA National Geophysical Data Center) It sounds like the setup for an episode of "The X-Files." A satellite records evidence of a mysterious cluster of lights in the Atlantic ocean, far from human civilization. Show More Summary
From NASA's Earth Observatory:This photograph taken by an astronaut on the International Space Station highlights a late summer plankton bloom across much of Lake Ontario, one of North America’s Great Lakes. Microscopic cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, can reach such large concentrations and color the water to such an extent that the change is visible from orbit.
Observations with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have revealed a massive cloud of multimillion-degree gas in a galaxy about 60 million light years from Earth. The hot gas cloud is likely caused by a collision between a dwarf galaxy and a...
he CME as captured by the European Space Agency and NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory. (Credit: ESA&NASA/SOHO) Although the solar maximum isn't expected until late 2013, we're starting to see some pretty spectacular effects. On...Show More Summary
Nasa Earth Observatory has a photograph of the recent derailment of a train of Bakken Crude burning and/or exploding in a small town in Quebec. The death total from this event is still unknown. I believe there are about 13 known dead but several are missing and believed to have been incinerated to the point…
These awesome images of the Earth’s Sun were recently captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. They reveal the occurrence of a beautiful solar prominence - an incredibly large and bright loop of red hot plasma created as a solar flare erupted. A burst of solar material leaps off the left side of the sun in what’s known as a prominence eruption. Show More Summary
Three years ago the very first images from the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) were beamed back to earth. Since then, NASA’s SDO has effectively had continuous coverage of the Sun’s rise towards solar maximum, the period of the most intense solar activity in the 11 year solar cycle. Show More Summary
By Adam Voiland, Science Writer at NASA Earth Observatory The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite captured this view of extensive sea-ice fracturing off the northern [...]
Thisamazing image of Arp 147, a pair of interacting galaxies located about 430 million light years from Earth, shows X-rays from the NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory (pink) and optical data from the Hubble Space Telescope (red, green, blue) produced by...
By Adam Voiland, via NASA’s Earth Observatory Few images are as beautiful and as terrifying as a satellite view of a hurricane about to make landfall. On October 29, 2012, the Suomi NPP satellite captured an ominous nighttime view of Sandy — an enormous hybrid storm that was part hurricane, part Nor‘easter — churning off [...]
On Earth, being able to view a solar eclipse is a very rare occurrence. In space, it’s not so rare to witness this event. Recently, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory caught a glimpse…
On March 2, 2013, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) entered its semiannual eclipse season, a period of three weeks when Earth blocks its view of the sun for a period of time each day. On March 11, however, SDO was treated to two transits. Show More Summary
NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope is an observatory in low Earth orbit that the Agency uses to study some of the most high-energy sources of radiation in the Universe. Its wide-eyed Large Area Telescope (LAT) makes a sweep of the entire sky every three hours, soaking up gamma rays that emanate from cosmic entities ranging from supernovae to pulsars. More »
NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory has captured this incredible image of an object 1000 light years away from Earth. It looks like an awesome Klingon spaceship accelerating to Warp 10. A majestic 19km long spacecraft that rotates 11 times every second. More »
NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory has captured this incredible image of an object 1,000 light years away from Earth. It looks like an awesome Klingon spaceship accelerating to Warp 10. Or a majestic 12-mile-long dragon that flies through the cosmos rotating eleven times every second. More »
NASA has spotted what appears to be the galaxy's newest black hole—and it's relatively nearby. The Chandra X-Ray Observatory has spotted the aftermath of a super nova that, from Earth's vantage point, is just 1,000 years old, the agency reports. (Of course, it's 26,000 light years away,...
Hey world, meet W49B and its many stunning wonders. Brand-new info from NASA's powerful Chandra X-ray Observatory, a space telescope whizzing above your head in Earth orbit, has revealed what may be the most recent black hole that our Milky Way galaxy has made. Show More Summary
NASA Earth Observatory's Suomi Satellite captured the night time glow from hundreds of flares from rigs drilled into the Bakken shale oil formation of North Dakota, a 360-million-year-old tectonic plate, creating a light show the size of metropolitan Boston. Fracking...
NASA’s Earth Observatory has released startling new satellite images of the thick layer of smog that engulfed Beijing over the weekend. Two images, taken on January 14 and January 3, 2013, show the record-breaking levels of air pollution in China’s capital, with extensive haze, low clouds and fog over the surrounding region. After the pollution [...]