The ‘Great’ Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn | NASA

Saturn, top, and Jupiter, below, are seen after sunset from Shenandoah National Park, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in Luray, Virginia. The two planets are drawing closer to each other in the sky as they head towards a “great conjunction” on December 21, where the two giant planets will appear a tenth of a degree apart.Credits: … Continue reading The ‘Great’ Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn | NASA

The Space Station’s Solar Transit | NASA

This composite image, made from six frames, shows the International Space Station, with a crew of five on board, in silhouette as it transits the Sun at roughly five miles per second, Wednesday, June 24, 2020, from Fredericksburg, Va. On board are Expedition 63 NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy, Douglas Hurley, Robert Behnken, and Roscosmos cosmonauts … Continue reading The Space Station’s Solar Transit | NASA

Watch a 10-Year Time Lapse of Sun From NASA’s SDO | NASA

As of June 2020, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory – SDO – has now been watching the Sun non-stop for over a full decade. From its orbit in space around Earth, SDO has gathered 425 million high-resolution images of the Sun, amassing 20 million gigabytes of data over the past 10 years. This information has enabled … Continue reading Watch a 10-Year Time Lapse of Sun From NASA’s SDO | NASA

News | NASA Says Goodbye to One of Agency’s Great Observatories

One of NASA's four Great Observatories, Spitzer launched on Aug. 25, 2003, and has studied the cosmos in infrared light. Its breathtaking images have revealed the beauty of the infrared universe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghnnbMWVtWU#action=share Spitzer made some of the first studies of exoplanet atmospheres (atmospheres of planets around stars other than our Sun). It confirmed two and discovered five of the seven Earth-size exoplanets around the … Continue reading News | NASA Says Goodbye to One of Agency’s Great Observatories

Carina Nebula’s ‘Mystic Mountain’ | NASA

Within the tempestuous Carina Nebula lies “Mystic Mountain.” This three-light-year-tall cosmic pinnacle, imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Camera 3 in 2010, is made up primarily of dust and gas, and exhibits signs of intense star-forming activity. The colors in this composite image correspond to the glow of oxygen (blue), hydrogen and nitrogen (green) and sulfur … Continue reading Carina Nebula’s ‘Mystic Mountain’ | NASA