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This Is the Very First Photo of Earth From Space

These days we see photos of our planet taken from space literally every day. Astronauts living aboard the International Space Station,…

6 years ago

MESSENGER Completes Second Burn to Maintain Mercury Orbit

A little over a week before NASA's MAVEN spacecraft fired its rockets to successfully enter orbit around Mars, MESSENGER performed a…

6 years ago

Mercury’s Hot Flow Revealed by MESSENGER

Our Sun is constantly sending a hot stream of charged atomic particles out into space in all directions. Pouring out from holes…

6 years ago

Mercury’s Ready For Its Close-Up, Mr. MESSENGER

Are you ready for a good close look at Mercury? At an incredible 5 meters per pixel, this is one of…

7 years ago

Cassini’s View of Another Pale Blue Dot

When you hear the words "pale blue dot" you're probably reminded of the famous quote by Carl Sagan inspired by…

7 years ago

An Afternoon on Mars

Here's a pretty picture for your Friday: a mosaic of Mastcam images acquired by Curiosity on mission Sol 582, also…

7 years ago

Mercury Shrinking: the First Rock from the Sun Contracted More than Once Thought

Whatever Mercury's did to trim down its waistline has worked better than anyone thought -- the innermost planet in our…

7 years ago

This Time-Lapse ISS Video Isn’t Just Another Time-Lapse ISS Video

It's actually remarkably beautiful, and well worth two minutes of your time.* Assembled from actual photographs taken by astronauts aboard…

7 years ago

The Day the Earth Smiled: Saturn Shines in this Amazing Image from the Cassini Team

This summer, for the first time ever, the world was informed that its picture was going to be taken from…

7 years ago

Fly Across Mercury with MESSENGER!

Take a ride on the Mercury express and see what MESSENGER sees in these two new videos! Each made from…

7 years ago