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Space Station View of the Chesapeake Bay

On July Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams of NASA shared this photograph of sunglint illuminating the waters of the Chesapeake Bay, writing, "Morning passing over the Chesapeake Bay heading across the Atlantic.

Ripples Through a Dark Sky

Sunlight ripples through a dark sky on this Swedish summer midnight as noctilucent or night shining clouds seem to imitate the river below.

Behind Saturn

NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day 2016 August 1 Behind Saturn What’s behind Saturn? The first answer is the camera itself, perched on the Cassini spacecraft currently orbiting behind the planet with the most grand ring system in our Solar System.

Astronauts Test Orion Docking Hatch For Future Missions

Astronauts Test Orion Docking Hatch For Future Missions Engineers and astronauts conducted testing in a representative model of the Orion spacecraft at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston to gather the crew’s feedback on the design of the docking.

Field Testing NASA's New Carbon-Dioxide Measuring Instrument

Field Testing NASA's New Carbon-Dioxide Measuring Instrument Nasa Image of the Day: August 02 2016

Curiosity's Arm Over 'Marimba' Target on Mount Sharp

Curiosity's Arm Over 'Marimba' Target on Mount Sharp NASA's Curiosity Mars rover began close-up investigation of a target called "Marimba" on lower Mount Sharp during the week preceding the fourth anniversary of the mission's dramatic sky-crane landing.

Behold the Universe

NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day 2016 August 3 Behold the Universe What if you climbed up on a rock and discovered the Universe? Although others have noted much of it before, you can locate for yourself stars, planets, and even the plane of.

Neil Armstrong in NASA Ames' Bell X-14 Aircraft

August 05 2016 : Neil Armstrong in NASA Ames' Bell Aircraft Neil A. Armstrong is photographed in the cockpit of the Ames Bell aircraft at NASA's Ames Research Center. Armstrong the first man to walk on the moon was born in Wapakoneta Ohio on August 5

M63: Sunflower Galaxy Wide Field

NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day 2016 August 4 Sunflower Galaxy Wide Field The Sunflower Galaxy blooms near the center of this wide field telescopic view. The scene spans about 2 degrees or 4 full moons on the sky toward the loyal constellation.

Apollo 15 Panorama

On July Apollo 15 astronauts Jim Irwin and Dave Scott deployed the first Lunar Roving Vehicle on the Moon. Using it to explore their Hadley-Apennine landing site they spent nearly three days on the Moon while Al Worden orbited above.

Las Campanas Moon and Mercury

NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day 2016 August 6 Las Campanas Moon and Mercury Last Thursday the view toward sunset from the kilometer summit of Cerro Las Campanas in the remote Chilean Andes was amazing. Bright but fading Mercury stood very close.

Io: Moon over Jupiter

Io: Moon over Jupiter : How big is Jupiters moon Io? The most volcanic body in the Solar System, Io is kilometers in diameter, about the size of planet Earths single large natural satellite. Gliding past Jupiter at the turn of the millennium,.

Aurora and Manicouagan Crater

August 08 2016 : Aurora and Manicouagan Crater An astronaut aboard the International Space Station adjusted the camera for night imaging and captured the green veils and curtains of an aurora that spanned thousands of kilometers over Quebec Canada.

Perseid Meteors over Mount Shasta

Flash Point The Perseid Meteor Shower shoots across the sky in the early hours. This composite image features roughly 65 meteors captured by the photographer between and (Brad Goldpaint)

Infrared Saturn Clouds

Swirling pastels of Saturn’s clouds appear majestic in this false-color view from our Cassini spacecraft. Using a combination of spectral filters sensitive to infrared light help us determine the structure and depth of cloud features in the atmosphere.