This self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Rover was taken at Namib Dune on January 19, 2016 (sol 1,228) and is made up of 57 images. The rover's arm is not visible since the camera used to take the images is mounted on the end of it.
Insight took it's first selfie on December 11, 2018. Listen to the Martian wind blow across the spacecraft’s seismometer and air pressure sensors as they picked up vibrations from 10-15 mph (16-24 kph) winds in Mars’ Elysium Planitia region.
The Spitzer Infrared Space Telescope finds a planet that is 13,000 light years away. The orange circle is our ground telescope's normal area of study while the orange cone was the Kepler Planet Hunting Telescope's field of view.
This picture gives you a rough idea of how far out in the galaxy we have been able to announce ourselves via radio broadcasts as of 2013.
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Discovery and Assignment of Elements with Atomic Numbers 113, 115, 117, and 118. IUPAC announces the verification of the discoveries of four new chemical elements: The 7th period of the periodic table of elements is complete. For a brief history on the development of this table visit Setting the Table. Learn about where each element comes from by visiting this NASA site.
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Take a look at this video that shows an accurate model (to scale) of the Solar System built in a desert and ends with the Apollo Astronauts talking about seeing the Earth as a whole for the first time.
The Juno spacecraft also captured a unique time-lapse movie of the Galilean satellites in motion around Jupiter that can be seen here.
Another amazing size comparison video from the smallest known object and shortest measurable distance to the largest known object and the longest measurable distance.
Watch this video for more information on how the Earth, Sun, and Milky Way Galaxy all move through space.
All known asteroids inside the orbit of Jupiter as of 2018 can be seen here.
SpaceX does it again, watch the history making launch of Falcon Heavy on April 11, 2019. Following booster separation, Falcon Heavy’s two side boosters landed at SpaceX’s Landing Zones 1 and 2 (LZ-1 and LZ-2) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Falcon Heavy’s center core landed on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship, which was stationed in the Atlantic Ocean. -- SpaceX keeps working on the technology needed for Mars landings and settlements with this test of Starhopper on August 27, 2019.
Yet again, SpaceX makes history by launching NASA astronauts into space from US soil for the first time since 2011 - Thank you SpaceX for returning America to space from our own soil! Check out this collection of pictures taken throughout the mission. Enjoy these 3 videos (video 1, 2, and 3) from the Launch America event.