This newly released video has developed quite the controversy. The NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies has created this short clip that visualizes the warming of Earth over the past 60 years. Supporters of the Global Warming theory feel that the video is solid proof of a dangerous trend while skeptics argue that 60 years is too short of a time period to fully understand climate change.
On a mission to Jupiter with an arrival scheduled for July 4, 2016, NASA's Juno spacecraft captured this footage of the Moon orbiting Earth from a distance of about 600,000 miles. As it passed our planet, the spacecraft accelerated to more than 8,800 MPH in order to reach its final destination.
This fresh-outta-space image captured by the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope shows the most detailed view of IC 1295, a planetary nebula lying 3,300 light-years away in the constellation Scutum, glowing in its ghostly green beauty. If you want more, check out the video released by ESO.
NASA's Deep Space Network antenna in Goldstone, California captured this striking footage of Toutatis, an asteroid that flew by on December 12nd and 13th, about 4.3 million miles from Earth. Meanwhile, the Chinese National Space Agency also took interest in the three mile long rock by coordinating its Chang'e 2 space probe to fly by and ToutatisChange2_Asteroi
Here's a strange view of the Hercules A galaxy and its massive plasma jets stretching over one million light years , combined from a visible light image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope and a radio image take by the Very Large Array (VLA) of radio telescopes in New Mexico, USA. While the physics behind the shape of the jets remain unanswered, NASA says it is likely related to a supermassive black hole at the dead center of the image, which is estimated to be nearly 1,000 times more massive
NASA announced today that its Messenger spacecraft has discovered "compelling" evidence of frozen water and possible organic materials on Mercury's north pole (shown left in red), confirming the decades of suspicion in the scientific community.
"The neutron data indicate that Mercury's radar-bright polar deposits contain, on average, a hydrogen-rich layer more than tens of centimeters thick benea
The Horsehead Nebula, located approximately 1,300 to 1,500 lightyears from Earth in the constellation of Orion, is making buzz in the space news circuit after researchers at the Institute for Millimetric Radio Astronomy in Spain detected an unusually dense presence of hydrocarbon molecule C3H+, one of the smallest molecules that compose petroleum and natural gas, estimated to be 200 times more than the total amount of water on Earth.
The Hubble Space Telescope took this spellbinding image of Pismis 24 (shown center above), one of the most massive and luminous star clusters known, glimmering above the NGC 6357 nebula that is approximately 8150 light-years away. According to NASA's estimates, the brightest star of Pismis 24 cluster is over 200 times the mass of our Sun.
Today's space shot is a rare infrared image of Saturn's north pole entirely surrounded by auroral rings in full circle, unlike the ones that are far more confined and tamed by magnetic fields that we're used to seeing. According to NASA, the large size and variable patterns of these auroras indicate that "charged particles streaming in from the Sun are experiencing some type of magnetism above Saturn that was previously unexpected." The image was captured in 2008 by the robotic Cassini spacecraf