The infrared eye of the Suomi NPP satellite captured this amazingly atmospheric light show created by the southern lights — aka aurora australis — over Antarctica before dawn on the 24th of June 2015. Read more >>
NASA is exhibiting two remarkable pieces from its two doomed space shuttles, that have never before displayed for the public, along with other space memorabilia from the ill-fated Challenger and Columbia missions.
This is not a drill. In fact, it’s a virtual drill. You’re looking at soldiers from the 35th Engineer Brigade of the Missouri National Guard as they use a VR training tool known as the Dismounted Soldier Training System. Read More >>
What you’re seeing is V404 Cygni, a binary system consisting of a star and a black hole. It has remained quiet for the last 25 years, but a week ago, NASA’s Swift satellite noticed a burst of new activity.
It’s not often that you could use a word like serene to describe a B-52H Stratofortress bomber. But in this image, accompanied by Saab JAS 39 Gripen jets from the Swedish Armed Forces, that’s exactly how it looks. This image was captured over the Baltic Sea during training manoeuvres on June 11th. [U.S. Air Force]
As NASA’s Dawn mission continues to circle dwarf planet Ceres, we’re getting better and more detailed images of the planet’s mysterious bright spots. And yet, science is no closer to understanding what’s making this far-off planet glow. Read more >>
This is the interior of an electrode housing box. It may not look much, but the gold–platinum test cube will fly aboard the European Space Agency’s LISA Pathfinder mission in an attempt to achieve the best free-fall ever. Read more >>
Clouds are not usually the most enthralling part of nature. But in the late spring and summer, weather conditions conspire to create noctilucent or ‘night-shining’ clouds, high-altitude clouds that glow with an electric-blue hue long after the Sun has set. Read more >>
This beautiful radar scan depicts the methane-filled lakes of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon. The images were taken by the international Cassini mission, as part of a study into what forms depressions on Titan. Read more >>
This stunning, colourful image is an interferogram, which was created by combining two radar scenes taken from over the Danube River Delta, which covers more than 4,180 square kilometres in Romania. Read more >>