We all know that lightning exists on Earth (and it’s fascinating), but did you know it also exists on Jupiter? We haven’t seen it in NASA’s photos so far, but JunoCam has recently made an incredible observation near Jupiter’s north pole – a green bolt of lightning.
James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has given us a sneak peek into the universe’s distant past before. But in its latest image, it has revealed hundreds of ancient galaxies! The photo resembles Hubble’s famous Deep Field taken in 1995, and it shows new galaxies believed to be the earliest members of the universe.
When we draw the sun, we draw it yellow. When it shines into our eyes, it seems brilliantly white. But as you probably know, the sun’s light is not just white; it’s a real canvas of colors! Researchers at the McMath-Pierce Solar Observatory recently captured this canvas in a jaw-dropping image I couldn’t stop staring at. It shows the colors of the sun’s spectrum, revealing some details about the bright nearby star. But the image itself is as fascinating as the information it conveys, so let me tell you what it is that you’re looking at here.
NASA has recently unveiled a new collection of mind-blowing images. Images from the two telescopes, the Chandra X-ray Observatory and the James Webb Space Telescope were combined to create the most mesmerizing views of two galaxies, a nebula and a star cluster.
Each image combines Chandra’s X-rays (a form of high-energy light) with infrared data from previously released Webb images. This light data is invisible to the unaided human eye. NASA also used data from the Hubble Space Telescope, the retired Spitzer Space Telescope, the European Space Agency’s XMM-Newton telescope and the European Southern Observatory’s New Technology Telescope.
Hubble Space Telescope was sent into orbit around Earth on April 25, 1990. Even though it got a younger and more powerful brother, James Webb Space Telescope, Hubble’ still going strong and taking magnificent photos.
To celebrate Hubble’s 33rd anniversary, NASA and ESA have released a stunning photo of a star-forming region called NGC 1333. It’s one of those photos that, the more you look, the more details you spot and enjoy.
On December 24, 1968, three Apollo 8 astronauts became the first humans to orbit the Moon. Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders were onboard the spacecraft when Anders took the iconic Earthrise photo.
In a recent interview with NASA’s Chief Scientist and Senior Climate Advisor Dr. Katherine Calvin, Anders looks back on the historic event. He talks about how he took the legendary image 55 years ago, sharing some fun but also tense moments that happened behind the scenes.
The James Webb telescope is well known for taking images ‘where the sun doesn’t shine’ in faraway space. And this time it hasn’t disappointed us. The latest image from the NASA telescope is a deep dive into our solar system showing a beautiful aqua-tinted view of the planet Uranus surrounded by its 13 rings (11 of which are visible).
We are fairly used to seeing its neighbour Saturn with its extensive concentric rings. However, Uranus also has its own, made up of ice and rocks. The outermost ring is the brightest. This is because it is made almost entirely of ice boulders that reflect light from the Sun.
NASA has just released a new interactive feature that lets you explore the surface of Mars. The exploration tool uses a complex mosaic of images from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) and took 6 years to create.
The mosaic is composed of 110,000 images from the Orbiter. The photos were taken by the black and white Context Camera, or CTX, and cover nearly 270 square feet (25 square meters) of surface per pixel.
NASA recently shared James Webb telescope’s capture of a super-rare supernova prelude. It’s one of the telescope’s first observations, and although it shows the “death” of a star, it helps astronomers learn about new beginnings.
This image doesn’t only show something rarely seen and beautiful to look at. As NASA explains, the cosmic dust forming in turbulent nebulas like this is composed of the heavy-element building blocks of the modern universe, including life on Earth.