HiRISE (High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment) is the most powerful camera ever sent to another planet. So, not surprisingly, it has shot some of the most stunning images of Mars we’ve ever seen. Scientists have recently shared a HiRISE image of a crater on the Red Planet. Thanks to Seán Doran, we get to see it in color, 8K resolution, and explore nearly every little detail of it.
Juno photos of Jupiter are absolutely stunning, as we’ve seen before. But as we all know, they aren’t here just to amaze us, they have major scientific importance. And you, our dear reader, can now contribute to the science by analyzing them.
NASA and researchers at the University of Minnesota are calling on the public to help analyze photos of Jupiter’s clouds taken by Juno. You get to look at wonderful photos, check out for vortices, and help the science. Cool, isn’t it?
With some data issues occurring, NASA has decided to slowly start shutting down the Voyager probes after 45 years in operation. It started with heaters and other nonessential components, and the record-breaking spacecraft will remain operable until around 2030 when their journey will end.
This program is remarkable and groundbreaking for so many reasons, starting with the very lifespan of the spacecraft. So, to celebrate them and their contribution, we’re sharing some of the epic photos they took over their long career.
Astronomers estimate that there are 100 million lonely black holes drifting through our galaxy. Despite such a huge number, they’re virtually invisible and extremely difficult to detect.
But now, for the first time in history, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has managed to help scientists to identify one of these lonely wanderers. They used Hubble’s data to identify and even measure the mass of the black hole wandering through our galaxy.
NASA has released a Hubble image that’s jaw-dropping and frightening at the same time. It shows our Galaxy, the Milky Way, heading towards a collision with its neighboring Andromeda galaxy. Of course, it’s not going to happen any time soon, but the photo will still make you look in awe and admire the almighty power of our universe.
A camera that was used to shoot a Soviet space mission has been launched for an auction. Heritage Auctions is offering two Konvas Automat cameras, one of which was among the first cameras to ever go to space.
While you would expect historic pieces of gear like this to start bidding at hundreds of thousands of dollars, the bid has started at $3,000 only for each.
On 7 May, Curiosity took a photo of what appears to be a “doorway” carved into a Martian rock. It’s perfectly flat and rectangle-shaped, so it has sparked all sorts of conspiracy theories from the moment it was released.
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is finally complete. After successfully finishing all seven alignment stages, the telescope is now ready to run and it’s already blowing our minds with stunning images!
NASA took a test shot with the brand new telescope and compared it to a past image of the same target taken with the Spitzer Space Telescope’s Infrared Array Camera. And once again, Webb has exceeded all expectations and returned a gorgeous, super-sharp photo of the Milky Way’s satellite galaxy.
NASA’s Ingenuity is the first free-flying helicopter on another planet, and if you’re into drone photography, it’s providing views that are literally out of this world.
Some of the images taken include views of the parachute and backshell that propelled the craft to Mars in the first place. They look reminiscent of some low-budget sci-fi film, but for the conspiracy theorists out there, are entirely real.
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope sent its first photos earlier this year. Since then, it has come a long way, going through seven stages of mirror alignment. Astrophotography and astronomy fans, rejoice: Webb’s mirror alignment has now reached its final stage, and this is the final countdown until it’s fully operational.