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Space Photos of the Week: A Cruise Around Mars’ Hale Crater

Space Photos of the Week: A Cruise Around Mars’ Hale Crater

Mars isn’t short of interesting craters, but Hale Crater has a lot going on. It’s a fairly large impact crater running almost 62 miles across, featuring recurring slope lineae (elements that are seasonal and some think are linked to liquid water) and active gullies. The […]

Space Photos of the Week: Mars Gets Pac Man Fever

Space Photos of the Week: Mars Gets Pac Man Fever

We are bopping around the entire universe this week, but our first stop is local—let’s head to Mars. When you think of Mars, you might imagine red-tinted deserts and craggy red rocks. But you should also think of Pac Man. This week NASA released an […]

Space Photos of the Week: Morning Light Hits the Southern Lights

Space Photos of the Week: Morning Light Hits the Southern Lights

Astronaut Ricky Arnold was lucky enough to witness the sun rising over an aurora as the International Space Station passed over the Southern Hemisphere. Space station residents witness a sunrise every 90 minutes; aurora are less common, and when they overlap, it’s like the cookies […]

Space Photos of the Week: The Case of the Missing Dark Matter

Space Photos of the Week: The Case of the Missing Dark Matter

We see a lot of space photos each week and they are always beautiful and unique. But some images make you stop and ponder how stunning and strange the universe really is. Last week brought news of an odd galaxy called NGC 1052-DF2 that is […]

Juno Captures Jupiter’s Wild, Wispy Weather Anomalies

Juno Captures Jupiter’s Wild, Wispy Weather Anomalies

Say hello to the loosely bound galaxy of IC 4710, captured by the Hubble Space telescope. Unlike your average galaxy, IC 4710 has no central core or spiraled arms. Instead, this oddball is built out of a loose jumble of stars; on its outer edges […]

Space Photos of the Week: Juno Helps Jupiter Show Off Its Stripes

Space Photos of the Week: Juno Helps Jupiter Show Off Its Stripes

The Juno spacecraft took this close-up photo of Jupiter’s temperate belts during its latest orbit on February 7. Jupiter is known for these stripes, which are actually separations in the atmosphere caused by weather patterns and variations in chemical composition. The spacecraft was only 5,000 […]

Space Photos of the Week: Home Is Where the Supermassive Black Hole Is

Space Photos of the Week: Home Is Where the Supermassive Black Hole Is

Here we see a supermassive black hole “burping” material out into space. Yes, that is the technical turn NASA is using. Black holes are usually dormant until an object gets close. In this case, a galaxy got a bit too cozy with a supermassive black […]

Space Photos of the Week: Survey Your Home Galaxy—And Its Neighbors

Space Photos of the Week: Survey Your Home Galaxy—And Its Neighbors

Oh, Saturn. This gorgeous photo of the ringed beauty is the goodbye photo last taken by the Cassini spacecraft. This grand view was the last full planet image the Cassini spacecraft took before speeding towards its death on September 15th. They come from outer space—and […]