Hubble Space Telescope has given us some of the most iconic images of space. It has seen many galaxies, and it has recently snapped an interesting photo of a spiral galaxy some 60 million light-years away from us. It gazed at the galaxy oriented sideways, and it snapped a photo of its profile, which isn’t something we see all that often.
In 2014, Rosetta spacecraft became the first spacecraft to orbit a comet and bring us stunning images of its surface. In 2016, it made its final maneuver when it hard-landed the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The Rosetta’s comet mission gave us over 400,000 images, and motion designer Christian Stangl and composer Wolfgang Stangl joined forces to turn them into this breathtaking video.
The European Space Agency (ESA) plans to take photos of a comet that is just starting its journey into the inner Solar System. In the upcoming mission, three spacecraft will photograph the comet from different perspectives, and hopefully, help ESA to spot material from the very dawn of our Solar System.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary, the European Space Agency (ESA) has published the longest timelapse video ever recorded in space. Starting from Tunisia, the timelapse takes you to two whole trips around our home planet, and it took more than 21,000 photos to create it.
The European Space Agency (ESA) just released the second star map taken by Gaia space agency’s one-billion-pixel camera. It contains 1.7 billion stars in our galaxy and is the richest star catalog to date according to the agency.
Commemorating one month since British astronaut Tim Peake launched into space, the European Space Agency uploaded a cool time lapse showing the preparation and liftoff of the massive rocket.
Launched along with Peake were NASA astronaut Tim Kopra and cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko.
If you haven’t heard of Urthecast, you need to fix that.
Based out of Vancouver, British Columbia, Urthecast is a company working hand-in-hand with NASA to provide the first publicly accessible HD camera that’s attached to the International Space Station.
While their main objective is a constant stream of HD footage broadcasted live for the world to see, Urthecast has also created a new Chrome App that will automatically display one of the thousands of incredible images Urthecast has in its growing archive when you open a new tab in your browser.
The International Space Station is a joint venture run by NASA, the European Space Agency and the equivalent agencies from Russia, Japan and Canada.
I don’t know about the other agencies, but NASA and ESA do an excellent job releasing their outlandish footage to the public, and some of the public puts the footage to great use.
One of these people is Dmitry Pisanko, who collected 95,623 of the publicly accessible raw images, and after lots of editing and working his magic put together a 4K time lapse showing some of the best views seen from space.
There’s a saying that goes “Smile, and the world will smile back”. In this case it was the universe that smiled back, as the Hubble Space Telescope photographed deep space galaxies.
The smiley in the photo appeared thanks to a cosmic lens which was created due to warped spacetime (English explanation below).
Photographed at least three years ago, The Hubble team processed the photo after the smiley face was spotted during a public contest.
Twenty years ago NASA released an image which blew minds all over the world. Still regarded as one of the most popular space images to have been beamed to Earth, Pillars of Creation has recently been re-captured using Hubble’s latest imaging technology.
Astronomers and astrophotographers are over the moon about another incredible image captured by NASA/European Space Agency’s Hubble Space Telescope. The 1.5 billion pixel image, the largest ever released by Hubble, shows over 100 million stars.