GramosphereGramosphere

Instagram Online Web Viewer

en

NASA ( @nasa )'s photos via Instagram

View latest images taken by NASA ( @nasa ). Current medias from @nasa and share them

nasa

NASA

Explore the universe and discover our home planet with the official NASA Instagram account

http://www.nasa.gov

Current images taken by NASA ( @nasa )

View latest images taken by NASA ( @nasa ). Current medias from @nasa and share them

View latest images taken by NASA ( @nasa ). Current medias from @nasa and share them NASA

nasa

List nasa's Instagram From aboard the International Space Station, European Space Agency astronauts Thomas Pesquet Verified account (@thom_astro) posted this image and wrote, 'No lack of cameras on the @ISS! We store them in between the Russian window and the Cupola, an @europeanspaceagency-built observatory module.

Credit: NASA/ESA

#nasa #space #ESA #astronaut #photography #observation #view #cupola #ISS #expedition50 #mission #proxima 1430084660487322875_528817151

From aboard the International Space Station, European Space Agency astronauts Thomas Pesquet Verified account (@thom_astro) posted this image and wrote, 'No lack of cameras on the @ISS! We store them in between the Russian window and the Cupola, an @europeanspaceagency-built observatory module. Credit: NASA/ESA #nasa #space #esa #astronaut #photography #observation #view #cupola #iss #expedition50 #mission #proxima

Share 785 329K

Advertisement

View latest images taken by NASA ( @nasa ). Current medias from @nasa and share them NASA

nasa

List nasa's Instagram Magnetic arcs of plasma that spiraled above two active regions held their shape fairly well over 18 hours (Jan. 11-12). The charged plasma is being controlled the magnetic field lines of the active regions. The field lines become clearly visible when viewed in this wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light. Often the arches bend and twist more dynamically than the relatively stable ones seen here. 
Credit: Solar Dynamics Observatory, NASA

#nasa #space #sun #solar #coronalhole #sdo #observatory #aurora #solarwind#particles #solarsystem #spaceweather 1429873319910746637_528817151

Magnetic arcs of plasma that spiraled above two active regions held their shape fairly well over 18 hours (Jan. 11-12). The charged plasma is being controlled the magnetic field lines of the active regions. The field lines become clearly visible when viewed in this wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light. Often the arches bend and twist more dynamically than the relatively stable ones seen here. Credit: Solar Dynamics Observatory, NASA #nasa #space #sun #solar #coronalhole #sdo #observatory #aurora #solarwind#particles #solarsystem #spaceweather

Share 812 289K

Advertisement

View latest images taken by NASA ( @nasa ). Current medias from @nasa and share them NASA

nasa

List nasa's Instagram We are saddened by the loss of retired NASA astronaut Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon. Cernan, commander of Apollo 17, died today, Jan. 16. "We leave as we came, and, God willing, we shall return, with peace and hope for all mankind." -- Cernan's closing words on leaving the moon at the end of Apollo 17

Credit: NASA

#nasa #apollo #apollo17 #space #moon 1429382987024543330_528817151

We are saddened by the loss of retired NASA astronaut Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon. Cernan, commander of Apollo 17, died today, Jan. 16. "We leave as we came, and, God willing, we shall return, with peace and hope for all mankind." -- Cernan's closing words on leaving the moon at the end of Apollo 17 Credit: NASA #nasa #apollo #apollo17 #space #moon

Share 4.41K 525K

Advertisement

View latest images taken by NASA ( @nasa ). Current medias from @nasa and share them NASA

nasa

List nasa's Instagram Here's a view you don't normally see on the other end of feet! 'This is what a spacewalk is: 400km of void under your feet,' wrote European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet (@thom_astro). Two astronauts spent Friday morning working outside the International Space Station (@ISS) in the vacuum of space! 
Credit; NASA/ESA

#nasa #space #iss #astronauts #spacestation #ESA #astronaut #spacewalk #ISS #expedition50 #mission #proxima 1429027960422592722_528817151

Here's a view you don't normally see on the other end of feet! 'This is what a spacewalk is: 400km of void under your feet,' wrote European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet (@thom_astro). Two astronauts spent Friday morning working outside the International Space Station (@ISS) in the vacuum of space! Credit; NASA/ESA #nasa #space #iss #astronauts #spacestation #esa #astronaut #spacewalk #iss #expedition50 #mission #proxima

Share 2.18K 427K
View latest images taken by NASA ( @nasa ). Current medias from @nasa and share them NASA

nasa

List nasa's Instagram Crescent Jupiter with the Great Red Spot: This image of a crescent Jupiter and the iconic Great Red Spot was created by a citizen scientist (Roman Tkachenko) using data from Juno's JunoCam instrument. You can also see a series of storms shaped like white ovals, known informally as the 'string of pearls.' Below the Great Red Spot a reddish long-lived storm known as Oval BA is visible. The image was taken on Dec. 11, 2016, as the Juno spacecraft performed its third close flyby of Jupiter. At the time the image was taken, the spacecraft was about 285,100 miles (458,800 kilometers) from the planet.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Roman Tkachenko @nasajpl

#nasa #jupiter #astronomy #planets #nasabeyond #solarsystem #juno #science 1428372307525928997_528817151

Crescent Jupiter with the Great Red Spot: This image of a crescent Jupiter and the iconic Great Red Spot was created by a citizen scientist (Roman Tkachenko) using data from Juno's JunoCam instrument. You can also see a series of storms shaped like white ovals, known informally as the 'string of pearls.' Below the Great Red Spot a reddish long-lived storm known as Oval BA is visible. The image was taken on Dec. 11, 2016, as the Juno spacecraft performed its third close flyby of Jupiter. At the time the image was taken, the spacecraft was about 285,100 miles (458,800 kilometers) from the planet. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Roman Tkachenko @nasajpl #nasa #jupiter #astronomy #planets #nasabeyond #solarsystem #juno #science

Share 1.1K 378K
View latest images taken by NASA ( @nasa ). Current medias from @nasa and share them NASA

nasa

List nasa's Instagram The beautiful spiral galaxy visible in the center of the image is in the Virgo constellation and imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope. It presents an interesting puzzle. At first glance, this galaxy appears to be a normal spiral galaxy, much like the Milky Way, but first appearances can be deceptive! The Milky Way galaxy, like most large galaxies, has a supermassive black hole at its center, but some galaxies are centered on lighter, intermediate-mass black holes. This is such a galaxy - in fact, it is centered on one of the lowest black hole masses known in any luminous galactic core. What puzzles scientists about this particular galaxy is that the calculations don't add up. With such a relatively low mass for the central black hole, models for the emission from the object cannot explain the observed spectrum. There must be other mechanisms at play in the interactions between the inner and outer parts of the accretion disk surrounding the black hole.

Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt

#nasa #space #hubble #hst #nasabeyond #astronomy #galaxy #milkyway #blackhole #science 1427649300297861580_528817151

The beautiful spiral galaxy visible in the center of the image is in the Virgo constellation and imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope. It presents an interesting puzzle. At first glance, this galaxy appears to be a normal spiral galaxy, much like the Milky Way, but first appearances can be deceptive! The Milky Way galaxy, like most large galaxies, has a supermassive black hole at its center, but some galaxies are centered on lighter, intermediate-mass black holes. This is such a galaxy - in fact, it is centered on one of the lowest black hole masses known in any luminous galactic core. What puzzles scientists about this particular galaxy is that the calculations don't add up. With such a relatively low mass for the central black hole, models for the emission from the object cannot explain the observed spectrum. There must be other mechanisms at play in the interactions between the inner and outer parts of the accretion disk surrounding the black hole. Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt #nasa #space #hubble #hst #nasabeyond #astronomy #galaxy #milkyway #blackhole #science

Share 1.55K 430K
View latest images taken by NASA ( @nasa ). Current medias from @nasa and share them NASA

nasa

List nasa's Instagram Second spacewalk of 2017 successfully complete! Station (@ISS) Commander Shane Kimbrough (@astro_kimbrough) and @europeanspaceagency astronaut Thomas Pesquet (@thom_astro) concluded their spacewalk at 12:20 p.m. EST today. During the nearly six hour spacewalk, the two astronauts successfully installed three new adapter plates and hooked up electrical connections for three of the six new lithium-ion batteries on the International Space Station. This image was posted by Shane, who wrote, 'Went outside for a #spacewalk today with @Thom_astro. So amazing to be a part of a huge TEAM that made it all happen.' Credit: NASA

#nasa #space #iss #astronauts #spacestation 1427126213798087533_528817151

Second spacewalk of 2017 successfully complete! Station (@ISS) Commander Shane Kimbrough (@astro_kimbrough) and @europeanspaceagency astronaut Thomas Pesquet (@thom_astro) concluded their spacewalk at 12:20 p.m. EST today. During the nearly six hour spacewalk, the two astronauts successfully installed three new adapter plates and hooked up electrical connections for three of the six new lithium-ion batteries on the International Space Station. This image was posted by Shane, who wrote, 'Went outside for a #spacewalktoday with @Thom_astro. So amazing to be a part of a huge TEAM that made it all happen.' Credit: NASA #nasa #space #iss #astronauts #spacestation

Share 1.03K 324K
View latest images taken by NASA ( @nasa ). Current medias from @nasa and share them NASA

nasa

List nasa's Instagram That's no moon... oh wait, yes it is. It's Saturn's moon Mimas and it's large Herschel Crater. Shadows cast across the moon, provide an indication of the size of the crater's towering walls and central peak.

Named after the icy moon's discoverer, astronomer William Herschel, the crater stretches 86 miles (139 kilometers) wide -- almost one-third of the diameter of Mimas (246 miles or 396 kilometers) itself. Large impact craters often have peaks in their center. Herschel's peak stands nearly as tall as Mount Everest on Earth.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

#nasa #space #nasabeyond #astronomy #starwars #mimas #planets #saturn #science 1426192016912778550_528817151

That's no moon... oh wait, yes it is. It's Saturn's moon Mimas and it's large Herschel Crater. Shadows cast across the moon, provide an indication of the size of the crater's towering walls and central peak. Named after the icy moon's discoverer, astronomer William Herschel, the crater stretches 86 miles (139 kilometers) wide -- almost one-third of the diameter of Mimas (246 miles or 396 kilometers) itself. Large impact craters often have peaks in their center. Herschel's peak stands nearly as tall as Mount Everest on Earth. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute #nasa #space #nasabeyond #astronomy #starwars #mimas #planets #saturn #science

Share 2.78K 410K
View latest images taken by NASA ( @nasa ). Current medias from @nasa and share them NASA

nasa

List nasa's Instagram This elongated coronal hole rotated across the surface of the sun this past week so that it is now streaming solar wind towards Earth. Coronal holes are areas of open magnetic field from which solar wind particles stream into space. The particle stream will likely generate aurora here on Earth. 
In this wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light, the coronal hole appears as a dark area near the center and lower portion of the sun. 
CREDIT: NASA/SDO 
#nasa #space #sun #solar #coronalhole #sdo #observatory #aurora #solarwind#particles #solarsystem #spaceweather 1424720990790019237_528817151

This elongated coronal hole rotated across the surface of the sun this past week so that it is now streaming solar wind towards Earth. Coronal holes are areas of open magnetic field from which solar wind particles stream into space. The particle stream will likely generate aurora here on Earth. In this wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light, the coronal hole appears as a dark area near the center and lower portion of the sun. CREDIT: NASA/SDO #nasa #space #sun #solar #coronalhole #sdo #observatory #aurora #solarwind#particles #solarsystem #spaceweather

Share 2.77K 303K
View latest images taken by NASA ( @nasa ). Current medias from @nasa and share them NASA

nasa

List nasa's Instagram Like monsters hiding under your bed... monster black holes sometimes lurk behind gas and dust, hiding from the gaze of most telescopes. But they give themselves away when material they feed on emits high-energy X-rays that our NuSTAR mission can detect. That's how NuSTAR recently identified two gas-enshrouded supermassive black holes, located at the centers of nearby galaxies.

NGC 1448, a galaxy with an active galactic nucleus hidden by gas and dust, is seen in this image.

Credits: Carnegie-Irvine Galaxy Survey/NASA/JPL-Caltech

#nasa #blackhole #astronomy #nasabeyond #nustar #space #telescope #hst #science 1423971456250048720_528817151

Like monsters hiding under your bed... monster black holes sometimes lurk behind gas and dust, hiding from the gaze of most telescopes. But they give themselves away when material they feed on emits high-energy X-rays that our NuSTAR mission can detect. That's how NuSTAR recently identified two gas-enshrouded supermassive black holes, located at the centers of nearby galaxies. NGC 1448, a galaxy with an active galactic nucleus hidden by gas and dust, is seen in this image. Credits: Carnegie-Irvine Galaxy Survey/NASA/JPL-Caltech #nasa #blackhole #astronomy #nasabeyond #nustar #space #telescope #hst #science

Share 1.32K 420K
View latest images taken by NASA ( @nasa ). Current medias from @nasa and share them NASA

nasa

List nasa's Instagram Your Home Planet, as Seen From Mars! From the most powerful telescope orbiting Mars comes a new view of Earth and its moon, showing continent-size detail on the planet and the relative size of the moon. The image combines two separate exposures taken on Nov. 20, 2016, by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on our Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The images were taken to calibrate HiRISE data, since the reflectance of the moon's Earth-facing side is well known. For presentation, the exposures were processed separately to optimize detail visible on both Earth and the moon. The moon is much darker than Earth and would barely be visible if shown at the same brightness scale as Earth.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

#nasa #space mars #earth #moon #redplanet #orbiter #hirise #mro #nasabeyond #science 1423224219567989755_528817151

Your Home Planet, as Seen From Mars! From the most powerful telescope orbiting Mars comes a new view of Earth and its moon, showing continent-size detail on the planet and the relative size of the moon. The image combines two separate exposures taken on Nov. 20, 2016, by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on our Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The images were taken to calibrate HiRISE data, since the reflectance of the moon's Earth-facing side is well known. For presentation, the exposures were processed separately to optimize detail visible on both Earth and the moon. The moon is much darker than Earth and would barely be visible if shown at the same brightness scale as Earth. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona #nasa #spacemars #earth #moon #redplanet #orbiter #hirise #mro #nasabeyond #science

Share 3.22K 396K
View latest images taken by NASA ( @nasa ). Current medias from @nasa and share them NASA

nasa

List nasa's Instagram [Artist Concept] Interstellar forecast for a nearby star: Raining comets! The Hubble Space Telescope has discovered comets plunging into a youthful, 23 million year old star that resides 95 light-years from Earth. This illustration shows several comets speeding across a vast protoplanetary disk of gas and dust and heading straight for the youthful, central star. These "kamikaze" comets will eventually plunge into the star and vaporize. The comets are too small to photograph, but their gaseous spectral "fingerprints" on the star's light were detected by Hubble. The gravitational influence of a suspected Jupiter-sized planet in the foreground may have catapulted the comets into the star. This star, called HD 172555, represents the third extrasolar system where astronomers have detected doomed, wayward comets. 
Credits: NASA, ESA, A. Feild and G. Bacon (STScI)

#nasa #space #hubble #hst #comet #stars #nasabeyond #astronomy #science 1422699921694704359_528817151

[Artist Concept] Interstellar forecast for a nearby star: Raining comets! The Hubble Space Telescope has discovered comets plunging into a youthful, 23 million year old star that resides 95 light-years from Earth. This illustration shows several comets speeding across a vast protoplanetary disk of gas and dust and heading straight for the youthful, central star. These "kamikaze" comets will eventually plunge into the star and vaporize. The comets are too small to photograph, but their gaseous spectral "fingerprints" on the star's light were detected by Hubble. The gravitational influence of a suspected Jupiter-sized planet in the foreground may have catapulted the comets into the star. This star, called HD 172555, represents the third extrasolar system where astronomers have detected doomed, wayward comets. Credits: NASA, ESA, A. Feild and G. Bacon (STScI) #nasa #space #hubble #hst #comet #stars #nasabeyond #astronomy #science

Share 1.12K 340K
View latest images taken by NASA ( @nasa ). Current medias from @nasa and share them NASA

nasa

List nasa's Instagram Today, astronauts Shane Kimbrough (@astro_kimbrough) and Peggy Whitson conducted a six-hour and 32-minute spacewalk. They successfully installed three new adapter plates and hooked up electrical connections for three of the six new lithium-ion batteries on the International Space Station. They also accomplished several get-ahead tasks. Shane posted this selfie pic and wrote, "We went outside for a walk today! So honored to be part of the @NASA @ISS #spacewalk team." Credit: NASA

#nasa #space #iss #astronauts #spacestation #selfie 1422089377170273483_528817151

Today, astronauts Shane Kimbrough (@astro_kimbrough) and Peggy Whitson conducted a six-hour and 32-minute spacewalk. They successfully installed three new adapter plates and hooked up electrical connections for three of the six new lithium-ion batteries on the International Space Station. They also accomplished several get-ahead tasks. Shane posted this selfie pic and wrote, "We went outside for a walk today! So honored to be part of the @NASA @ISS #spacewalkteam." Credit: NASA #nasa #space #iss #astronauts #spacestation #selfie

Share 1.57K 364K
View latest images taken by NASA ( @nasa ). Current medias from @nasa and share them NASA

nasa

List nasa's Instagram Double whammy! Astronomers have discovered what happens when the eruption from a supermassive black hole is swept up by the collision and merger of two galaxy clusters. This composite image contains X-rays, radio emission, and optical data of the colliding galaxy clusters called Abell 3411 and Abell 3412. 
Image credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO/R. van Weeren et al; Optical: NAOJ/Subaru; Radio: NCRA/TIFR/GMRT

#nasa #aas229 #chandra #galaxy #astronomy #nasabeyond #blackhole #science 1421194133650165711_528817151

Double whammy! Astronomers have discovered what happens when the eruption from a supermassive black hole is swept up by the collision and merger of two galaxy clusters. This composite image contains X-rays, radio emission, and optical data of the colliding galaxy clusters called Abell 3411 and Abell 3412. Image credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO/R. van Weeren et al; Optical: NAOJ/Subaru; Radio: NCRA/TIFR/GMRT #nasa #aas229 #chandra #galaxy #astronomy #nasabeyond #blackhole #science

Share 1.82K 429K
View latest images taken by NASA ( @nasa ). Current medias from @nasa and share them NASA

nasa

List nasa's Instagram Earth is beautiful a blue from space! From the International Space Station (@iss) astronaut Shane Kimbrough (@astro_kimbrough) posted this image and wrote, 'Wishing everyone on Earth a Happy New Year from 250 miles above our planet!' Image Credit: NASA

#nasa #space #iss #astronauts #earth 1420341982593949401_528817151

Earth is beautiful a blue from space! From the International Space Station (@iss) astronaut Shane Kimbrough (@astro_kimbrough) posted this image and wrote, 'Wishing everyone on Earth a Happy New Year from 250 miles above our planet!' Image Credit: NASA #nasa #space #iss #astronauts #earth

Share 1.61K 377K
View latest images taken by NASA ( @nasa ). Current medias from @nasa and share them NASA

nasa

List nasa's Instagram Send in the clouds... Floating high above the hydrocarbon lakes, wispy clouds have finally started to return to Titan's northern latitudes.

Clouds like these disappeared from Titan's (3,200 miles or 5,150 kilometers across) northern reaches for several years (from about 2010 to 2014). Now they have returned, but in far smaller numbers than expected. Since clouds can quickly appear and disappear, Cassini scientists regularly monitor the large moon, in the hopes of observing cloud activity. They are especially interested in comparing these observations to predictions of how cloud cover should change with Saturn’s seasons. Titan’s clear skies are not what researchers expected.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

#nasa #space #saturn #titan planets #moon #nasabeyond #astronomy #science @nasajpl 1420048235939421754_528817151

Send in the clouds... Floating high above the hydrocarbon lakes, wispy clouds have finally started to return to Titan's northern latitudes. Clouds like these disappeared from Titan's (3,200 miles or 5,150 kilometers across) northern reaches for several years (from about 2010 to 2014). Now they have returned, but in far smaller numbers than expected. Since clouds can quickly appear and disappear, Cassini scientists regularly monitor the large moon, in the hopes of observing cloud activity. They are especially interested in comparing these observations to predictions of how cloud cover should change with Saturn’s seasons. Titan’s clear skies are not what researchers expected. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute #nasa #space #saturn #titanplanets #moon #nasabeyond #astronomy #science@nasajpl

Share 600 311K
View latest images taken by NASA ( @nasa ). Current medias from @nasa and share them NASA

nasa

List nasa's Instagram A satellite is ejected from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Small Satellite Orbital Deployer on the International Space Station (@ISS) on Dec. 19, 2016. The satellite is actually two small satellites that, once at a safe distance from the station, separated from each other, but were still connected by a 100-meter-long Kevlar tether. NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson helped the JAXA ground team to deploy the satellite, called Space Tethered Autonomous Robotic Satellite (STARS-C). Once deployed, STARS-C will point toward Earth and use a spring system and gravitational forces to separate, pushing one satellite closer to the planet. Besides being a technology demonstration, the investigation will also collect electrons from the plasma environment in space to analyze the creation of an electrical current.

Image Credit: NASA
#nasa #space #spacestation #iss #satellite #solarpanel #earth #orbit #smallsat 1418980620223439618_528817151

A satellite is ejected from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Small Satellite Orbital Deployer on the International Space Station (@ISS) on Dec. 19, 2016. The satellite is actually two small satellites that, once at a safe distance from the station, separated from each other, but were still connected by a 100-meter-long Kevlar tether. NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson helped the JAXA ground team to deploy the satellite, called Space Tethered Autonomous Robotic Satellite (STARS-C). Once deployed, STARS-C will point toward Earth and use a spring system and gravitational forces to separate, pushing one satellite closer to the planet. Besides being a technology demonstration, the investigation will also collect electrons from the plasma environment in space to analyze the creation of an electrical current. Image Credit: NASA #nasa #space #spacestation #iss #satellite #solarpanel #earth #orbit #smallsat

Share 738 273K
View latest images taken by NASA ( @nasa ). Current medias from @nasa and share them NASA

nasa

List nasa's Instagram In 2016, we drove advances in technology, science, aeronautics and space exploration that enhanced the world’s knowledge, innovation, and stewardship of Earth. “This past year marked record-breaking progress in our exploration objectives,” said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. “We advanced the capabilities we’ll need to travel farther into the solar system while increasing observations of our home and the universe, learning more about how to continuously live and work in space, and, of course, inspiring the next generation of leaders to take up our Journey to Mars and make their own discoveries.” Pictured here are our nine most liked Instagram images from 2016. Thank you for following on our journey of exploration and discovery.

#nasa #science #space #explore #discover #understand #solarsystem #planet #astronaut #2017 #2016 #happynewyear #spacestation #2016bestnine 1417520045811304814_528817151

In 2016, we drove advances in technology, science, aeronautics and space exploration that enhanced the world’s knowledge, innovation, and stewardship of Earth. “This past year marked record-breaking progress in our exploration objectives,” said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. “We advanced the capabilities we’ll need to travel farther into the solar system while increasing observations of our home and the universe, learning more about how to continuously live and work in space, and, of course, inspiring the next generation of leaders to take up our Journey to Mars and make their own discoveries.” Pictured here are our nine most liked Instagram images from 2016. Thank you for following on our journey of exploration and discovery. #nasa #science #space #explore #discover #understand #solarsystem #planet #astronaut #2017 #2016 #happynewyear #spacestation #2016bestnine

Share 2.14K 559K
View latest images taken by NASA ( @nasa ). Current medias from @nasa and share them NASA

nasa

List nasa's Instagram A cosmic rosebud…This galaxy has far more exciting and futuristic classification than most…it hosts a megamaser. A megamaser is a process that involves some components within the galaxy (like gas) that is in the right physical condition to cause the amplification of light (in this case, microwaves). But there are other parts of the galaxy (like stars for example) that aren’t part of the maser process. 
Megamasers are intensely bright, around 100 million times brighter than the masers found in galaxies like the Milky Way. The entire galaxy essentially acts as an astronomical laser that beams out microwave emission rather than visible light (hence the ‘m’ replacing the ‘l’). This megamaser galaxy is located over 370 million light-years from Earth. 
CREDIT: ESA/Hubble & NASA 
#nasa #space #hubble #galaxy #light #milkyway #laser #microwave #visiblelight #solarsystem #astrophysics 1416104639414514906_528817151

A cosmic rosebud…This galaxy has far more exciting and futuristic classification than most…it hosts a megamaser. A megamaser is a process that involves some components within the galaxy (like gas) that is in the right physical condition to cause the amplification of light (in this case, microwaves). But there are other parts of the galaxy (like stars for example) that aren’t part of the maser process. Megamasers are intensely bright, around 100 million times brighter than the masers found in galaxies like the Milky Way. The entire galaxy essentially acts as an astronomical laser that beams out microwave emission rather than visible light (hence the ‘m’ replacing the ‘l’). This megamaser galaxy is located over 370 million light-years from Earth. CREDIT: ESA/Hubble & NASA #nasa #space #hubble #galaxy #light #milkyway #laser #microwave #visiblelight #solarsystem #astrophysics

Share 1.73K 488K
View latest images taken by NASA ( @nasa ). Current medias from @nasa and share them NASA

nasa

List nasa's Instagram Basking in sunlight. The whole northern region of Saturn is bathed in sunlight in this view from late 2016 from our Cassini spacecraft. 
The hexagon-shaped jet-stream is fully illuminated here. In this image, the planet appears darker in regions where the cloud deck is lower, such the region interior to the hexagon.  Mission experts on Saturn's atmosphere are taking advantage of the season and Cassini’s favorable viewing geometry to study this and other weather patterns as Saturn's northern hemisphere approaches Summer solstice.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute (@NASAJPL)
#nasa #planets #nasabeyond #cassini #saturn #science #solarsystem 1415449576648100830_528817151

Basking in sunlight. The whole northern region of Saturn is bathed in sunlight in this view from late 2016 from our Cassini spacecraft. The hexagon-shaped jet-stream is fully illuminated here. In this image, the planet appears darker in regions where the cloud deck is lower, such the region interior to the hexagon. Mission experts on Saturn's atmosphere are taking advantage of the season and Cassini’s favorable viewing geometry to study this and other weather patterns as Saturn's northern hemisphere approaches Summer solstice. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute (@NASAJPL) #nasa #planets #nasabeyond #cassini #saturn #science #solarsystem

Share 1.12K 339K
Load More