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✨ The most epic Angel in VS history! After walking more shows than any other Angel, @adrianalima deserves nothing less than the moon & stars during her last walk down the #vsfashionshow runway. Relive the magic on IGTV!

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“That's here. That's home. That's us.” – Carl Sagan Seeing Earth from space can alter an astronauts’ cosmic perspective, a mental shift known as the “Overview Effect.” First coined by space writer Frank White in 1987, the Overview Effect is described as a feeling of awe for our home planet and a sense of responsibility for taking care of it. See Earth from the vantage point of our astronauts in these perspective-changing views. Credit: NASA #nasa #space #science #earth

No, that’s not a fiery jack-o’-lantern 🔥🎃. It’s the Sun! ⁣ ⁣ Our Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this ultraviolet image in October 2014, showing active regions on our home star. The active regions in this image appear brighter because those are areas that emit more light and energy. They are markers of an intense and complex set of magnetic fields hovering in the sun’s atmosphere, the corona. ⁣ ⁣ Image Credit: NASA/SDO⁣ ⁣ #nasa #space #halloween19 #halloween #pumpkin

It takes more than a candle to light this cosmic pumpkin. 🎃 In this infrared image from our @NASA_Spitzer Space Telescope, a massive star in the center of a cloud of dust and gas creates what researchers have nicknamed the "Jack-o-lantern Nebula." ⁣ ⁣ Powerful outflows of radiation and particles from a massive star — known as an O-type star and about 15 to 20 times heavier than the Sun — has likely swept the surrounding dust and gas outward, creating deep gouges in the cloud. The red wavelength is more pronounced in this high-contrast image, highlighting contours in the dust as well as the densest regions of the nebula, which appear brightest. ⁣ ⁣ Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech⁣ ⁣ #halloween #spitzerspacetelescope #cosmic #pumpkin #jackolantern #nebula

👀 When we peer deep into space, we don't expect to find something staring back at us...⁣ ⁣ This galactic ghoul, captured by our Hubble Space Telescope, is actually a titanic head-on collision between two galaxies. Each "eye" is the bright core of a galaxy, one of which slammed into another. The outline of the face is a ring of young blue stars. Other clumps of new stars form a nose and mouth. ⁣ ⁣ Although galaxy collisions are common most of them are not head-on smashups like this Arp-Madore system. Get spooked and find out what lies inside this ghostly apparition from the link in our bio. ⁣ ⁣ #halloween #spooky #space #galaxies #nasa #facesinplaces

They did the Monster Mash… in SPACE! 👻🎃💫 ⁣ ⁣ Russian cosmonaut Sergei Prokopev, European Space Agency astronaut Alex Gerst and NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor posed for a Halloween photo on the @iss in 2018.⁣ ⁣ If you have a stellar space-themed Halloween costume, share your photos with us using #NASAcostume ⁣ #nasa #space #halloween #spooky

⭐ ➡️💥 A Chandra supernova in the sky... This Chandra X-ray Observatory (@nasachandraxray) image captures a star in the constellation Cassiopeia that was obliterated by an explosion. What's left behind is this multicolored, three-dimensional object: a supernova remnant. ⁣ ⁣ Tycho's supernova remnant — named for Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe, among the first to spot it in 1572 — was a Type Ia, which occurs when a white dwarf star pulls material from, or merges with, a nearby companion star until a violent explosion is triggered, sending debris hurtling into space.⁣ ⁣ The image is providing clues to what caused the remnant's intriguing pattern of bright clumps and fainter areas. To emphasize the clumps in the image and the three-dimensional nature of Tycho, scientists selected two narrow ranges of X-ray energies to isolate material (silicon, colored red) moving away from Earth, and moving towards us (also silicon, colored blue). The other colors in the image (yellow, green, blue-green, orange and purple) show a broad range of different energies and elements, and a mixture of directions of motion. ⁣ Image Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/RIKEN & GSFC/T. Sato et al; Optical: DSS⁣ ⁣ #supernova #explosion #Cosmos #universe #observatory

“To all those reaching to new heights: yes you can.” 👩‍🚀💪 #MondayMotivation brought to you by @Astro_Christina. On Oct 18, our @NASAAstronauts Christina Koch (in the suit with red stripes) and Jessica Meir performed the first #AllWomanSpacewalk in history. They replaced a faulty battery charge/discharge unit that failed to activate after a previous spacewalk. This was the fourth spacewalk for @Astro_Christina and the first for @Astro_Jessica. Their tasks set the stage for our #artemis missions where history will be made once again when the first woman steps foot on the Moon. Credit: NASA

Saturn on Insta vs. Saturn IRL 👀⁣ ⁣ An illusion of perspective, Saturn’s moon Tethys seems to hang above the planet's north pole in this view from @NASAJPL's Cassini spacecraft that was captured on Jan. 26, 2015. Tethys is actually farther away than Saturn in this image. Lacking visual clues about distance, our brains place the moon above Saturn's north pole, but like all of Saturn's major moons and its ring system, Tethys actually orbits almost exactly at the planet’s equator.⁣ ⁣ Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute⁣ ⁣ #nasa #nasacassini #Saturn #moon #space #planet #photography

"Look at the stars, look how they shine for you" 🤩⁣ ⁣ @NASAHubble took this image of galaxy NGC 4380, with a colossal collection of stars numbering up to the hundreds of billions. Galaxies like this one are quite common in the universe! Graceful spiral arms outlined by dark lanes of dust wind around the bulging core, which glows brightly and has the highest concentration of stars in the galaxy.⁣ ⁣ #Stars #hubble #Cosmos #galaxy #starry⁣ ⁣ Text credit: ESA (European Space Agency)⁣ Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, P. Erwin

🧭 Explorer, 📸 photographer, ⛰️ geologist, 🧪 chemist... Mars Curiosity does it all!⁣ ⁣ The rover captured images on Oct. 11 for this celebratory #selfie, after its second-ever "wet chemistry" experiment using solvents to help its portable laboratory detect certain carbon-based molecules important to the formation of life, called organic compounds. ⁣ ⁣ About 984 feet (300 meters) behind the rover is Vera Rubin Ridge, which Curiosity departed nearly a year ago. Beyond the ridge, you can see the floor of Gale Crater and the crater's northern rim. Curiosity has been ascending Mount Sharp, a 3-mile-tall (5-kilometer-tall) mountain inside the crater.⁣ ⁣ The individual images in this selfie were taken by the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI), a camera on the end of the rover's robotic arm. The images are stitched together into a panorama; the robotic arm isn't visible in the parts of the images used in the composite.⁣ ⁣ Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS⁣ ⁣ #mars #rover #solarsystem #nasa #chemistry #robots

A trail of night lights ✨ ✨ ✨ This image compiles over 400 time-lapse photos taken by @astro_christina from the International Space Station (@ISS), as the station traveled from Namibia toward the Red Sea on July 5, 2019.⁣ ⁣ Here, stationary features like cities appear as pale yellow-white dotted streaks; many of the thinner dotted lines with darker orange hues are seasonal fires burning. Northward, you can see bright white lightning flashes from thunderstorms and above the horizon, a faint green-yellow tracing of the upper atmosphere known as airglow.⁣ ⁣ Image Credit: NASA⁣ Caption: Andrea Meado, Jacobs Technology⁣ ⁣ #StarTrails #Stars #space #airglow #timelapse #nasa

⁣☄️ Interstellar visitor spotted! ☄️⁣ ⁣ @nasahubble has given astronomers their best look yet at an interstellar visitor — comet 2I/Borisov — whose speed and trajectory indicate it has come from beyond our solar system. In this Oct. 12, 2019 Hubble image, the comet is 260 million miles from Earth. The comet is following a hyperbolic path around the Sun and will exit back into interstellar space.⁣ ⁣ Comet 2I/Borisov is only the second such interstellar object known to have passed through the solar system. In 2017, the first identified interstellar visitor, an object officially named 'Oumuamua, swung within 24 million miles of the Sun before racing out of the solar system.⁣ ⁣ As the second known interstellar object found to enter our solar system, the comet provides invaluable clues to the chemical composition, structure and dust characteristics of planetary building blocks presumably forged in an alien star system a long time ago and far away.⁣ ⁣ #comet #Interstellar #solarsystem #hubble #space #cometborisov ⁣ ⁣ Image Credit: Credit: NASA, ESA and D. Jewitt (UCLA)

Luna. Lune. Chaand.🌕🌖🌗🌘🌚⁣⁣ ⁣ How do you say "Moon" in your language? ⁣ ⁣ No matter what you call it, we all look at the same Moon. It's where we're sending #artemis astronauts by 2024 on a mission to explore our nearest celestial neighbor before we eventually go to Mars. ⁣ ⁣ Look up and don’t miss an opportunity to #ObserveTheMoon tonight! ⁣ ⁣ Credit: NASA⁣ ⁣ #moon #lunar #views #nightsky #nasa

“Paris is always a good idea.” — Audrey Hepburn ✨✨✨⁣ ⁣ Originally nicknamed the “City of Light” for its efforts in pioneering street lamps to increase public safety in the 1600s, the name stuck through the following Age of Enlightenment as it cemented itself as a center for art, innovation and education.⁣ ⁣ This photo of Paris at nighttime from the space station proves the name still holds true. Back then, they probably could have never predicted its street grids would be clearly recognizable from the @ISS 250 miles above as it orbits the planet once every 90 minutes with humans onboard.⁣ ⁣ Image Credit: NASA⁣ ⁣ #nasa #space #earth #photography #astronaut #paris #nighttimephotography #lights #travel #paris #france #cityoflight

A spiral in profile! 🌀⁣ ⁣ @nasahubble sees galaxies of all shapes, sizes, luminosities and orientations in the cosmos. Sometimes, the telescope gazes at a galaxy oriented sideways — as shown here. This galaxy, called NGC 3717, is about 60 million light-years away in the constellation of Hydra (the Sea Serpent). ⁣ ⁣ Seeing a spiral almost in profile, as Hubble has here, can provide a vivid sense of its three-dimensional shape. Through most of their expanse, spiral galaxies are shaped like a thin pancake. At their cores, though, they have bright, spherical, star-filled bulges that extend above and below this disk, giving these galaxies a shape somewhat like that of a flying saucer when they are seen edge-on.⁣ ⁣ NGC 3717 is not captured perfectly edge-on in this image; the nearer part of the galaxy is tilted ever so slightly down, and the far side tilted up. This angle affords a view across the disk and the central bulge (of which only one side is visible).⁣ ⁣ #galaxy #Cosmos #universe #hubble #outerspace⁣ ⁣ Text credit: ESA (European Space Agency)⁣ Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, D. Rosario

Showcasing: New spacesuits for #artemis generation astronauts! ✨👩‍🚀👨‍🚀⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ The red, white and blue Exploration Extravehicular mobility Unit (xEMU) is designed for planetary missions to the Moon and Mars and spacewalks outside the station. With new upgrades such as advanced mobility, enhanced communications systems and protection from extreme temperatures - our @NASAAstronauts will be able to accomplish more complex tasks on the lunar South Pole in 2024. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ The orange Orion Crew Survival System (OCSS) suit is designed for launch and re-entry, high-risk situations and emergencies. With upgrades such as enhanced mobility, a lighter, stronger helmet and fire resistant material - future astronauts will be kept safe during high-intensity situations.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Check out the link in bio for more! ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #nasa #spacesuits #fashion #space #artemis #suitup

It's a Galaxy of Horrors! 😱 These new posters that were produced by our Exoplanet Exploration Program Office reveal the sinister science behind real worlds we've discovered in our own galaxy. Visit our link in bio (💀if you're brave enough💀) to download these new posters for free and learn more about extreme exoplanets. 🌚 Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Visualize a mind-bending black hole!😱⁣ ⁣ The gravity of a black hole is so intense, it distorts its surroundings like a carnival mirror. ⁣ ⁣ Seen nearly edgewise in this visualization, the turbulent disk of gas churning around a black hole takes on a crazy double-humped appearance. The black hole’s extreme gravity alters the paths of light coming from different parts of the disk, producing the warped image. The black hole’s extreme gravitational field redirects and distorts light coming from different parts of the disk, but exactly what we see depends on our viewing angle. The greatest distortion occurs when viewing the system nearly edgewise.⁣ ⁣ Simulations like this one help us visualize what Einstein meant when he said that gravity warps the fabric of space and time.⁣ ⁣ Credit: @NASAGoddard/Jeremy Schnittman⁣ ⁣ #nasa #blackholes #mesmerizing #gravity #space ⁣ #visualization

Does this image cause you to reflect? 😲 NASA astronaut @astrodrewmorgan conducts a spacewalk to upgrade the International Space Station's (@iss) power systems, in this image taken on Oct. 6, 2019. Fellow astronaut @astro_christina photographed him as together they worked outside in the vacuum of space for 7 hours and 1 minute to begin the latest round of upgrading the station's large nickel-hydrogen batteries with newer, more powerful lithium-ion batteries. The spacewalk marked the first of 10 spacewalks — a cadence that has not been seen since the final assembly of the space station in 2011.⁣ ⁣ Credit: NASA⁣ ⁣ #reflections #nasa #space #astronauts #spacewalks #spacestation

@nasahubble is well known for its incredible images. But what about those among us who are visually impaired? To help spread awareness as a part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, this video is meant to share the importance of different ways to experience Hubble's astounding images.⁣ ⁣ The book, "Touch the Universe" by Noreen Grice features some of Hubble's most well-known photographs; but all of these photos were specially made to include everyone.⁣ ⁣ Credit: @nasagoddard⁣ Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center⁣ Rebecca Roth & Courtney Lee : Lead Producer⁣ Paul R. Morris (USRA): Producer / Editor⁣ Rob Andreoli, John Caldwell & Bradley Hague: Videographer⁣ ⁣ Music Credits: "Hercules' by Christian Ort [GEMA], Matthew Tasa [GEMA], Meyer Anthony [GEMA], Siulapwa Cisha [BMI]; Universal Production Music

Go on. Stare at it.⁣ 👁️ 👁️ ⁣ The legend of Medusa holds that anyone who gazed at her directly would transform into stone. Thankfully you can feast your eyes without fear on this @nasahubble image of the Medusa merger, a galaxy that is actually the collision of two galaxies formed billions of years ago. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ The streams of stars and dust, seen rising from the top of the merged galaxy, resemble the writhing snakes that Medusa, a monster in ancient Greek mythology, famously had on her head in place of hair, lending the object its intriguing name. Image Credit: ESA/NASA/Hubble⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ #nasa #space #galaxy #astronomy #medusa #snakehairdontcare

Colors on the wind 🌬️⁣ ⁣ In this view of Jupiter, @nasajuno captures swirling clouds in the region of the giant planet’s northern hemisphere known as “Jet N4.” ⁣ ⁣ Jupiter spins once every 10 hours, and this fast rotation creates strong jet streams, separating its clouds into dark belts and bright zones that stretch across the face of the planet. More than a dozen prevailing winds sweep over Jupiter, some reaching more than 300 miles per hour (480 km per hour) at the equator.⁣ ⁣ Citizen scientist Björn Jónsson created this enhanced-color image using data from the spacecraft's JunoCam imager. The raw image was taken on Sept. 11, 2019, at 11:31 p.m. EDT as Juno performed its 22nd close flyby of Jupiter. At the time the image was taken, the spacecraft was about 7,540 miles (12,140 km) from the cloud tops at a latitude of 45 degrees. ⁣ ⁣ #jupiter #Clouds #juno #solarsystem #swirls⁣ ⁣ Image data: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS⁣ Image processing by Björn Jónsson, © CC NC SA 3.0

Don't quit your daydream! 🤩 Staring out of the window overlooking Earth is a one-of-a-kind view and our @NASAAstronauts have had the privilege of doing it since that start of the space program. Now sharing it with you on social media, through these images captured aboard the @ISS, we see the Earth as a globally connected, integrated and fascinating place. Take in the beauty of the place we call home, sweet home. ⁣ ⁣ Credit: NASA⁣ ⁣ #nasa #homesweethome #views #space #beauty

"What it looks like from the space station when your best friend achieves her lifelong dream to go to space." 👩‍🚀 From orbit, astronaut Christina Koch (@astro_christina) captured this photo of the second stage of the Soyuz spacecraft launch carrying Jessica Meir (@astro_jessica) and two more space travelers: Oleg Skripochka of Roscosmos and spaceflight participant Hazzaa Ali Almansoori. The Soyuz docked to the @ISS today after a four-orbit, six-hour flight. Scroll through for more images of the launch!⁣ ⁣ #friendshipgoals #launch #spaceflight #astronauts #spacestation #nasa⁣ ⁣ Image 1: Soyuz launch photographed from the International Space Station Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, by NASA astronaut Christina Koch. Photo Credit: NASA⁣ Images 2-4: The Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft is launched with Expedition 61 crewmembers Jessica Meir of NASA and Oleg Skripochka of Roscosmos, and spaceflight participant Hazzaa Ali Almansoori of the United Arab Emirates Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)⁣ Image 5: Expedition 61 astronaut Jessica Meir of NASA, top, spaceflight participant Hazzaa Ali Almansoori of the United Arab Emirates, center, and Expedition 61 cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka of Roscosmos, wave farewell prior to boarding the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft for launch, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)⁣

Celebrate Spitzer's Super Sweet 16! 🎂⁣ ⁣ Since 2003, our Spitzer Space Telescope has been lifting the veil on the wonders of the cosmos, from our own solar system to faraway galaxies, using infrared light! ✨💫⭐️⁣ ⁣ Thanks to Spitzer, we've confirm the presence of seven rocky, Earth-size planets, received weather maps of hot, gaseous exoplanets and discovered a hidden ring around Saturn. ⁣ ⁣ 🥳 In honor of Spitzer's Sweet 16 in space, enjoy 10 jaw-dropping images from its mission. Check out our link in bio for more on these discoveries! ⁣ ⁣ #spitzerspacetelescope #nasa #sweet16 #space #explorer #Stars

Jupiter LIVES for the drama. Just look. 👀 ⁣ In this image we see Jupiter's volcanically active moon Io cast a shadow on its cloud tops as it transits in front of the Sun. Due to its sheer size and orbital tilt, the planet's many moons regularly cast their shadows upon its cloud tops. Citizen scientist Kevin M. Gill created this enhanced-color image using data from our Juno spacecraft's JunoCam imager while the spacecraft was about 4,885 miles (7,862 kilometers) above the clouds.⁣ ⁣ Image credits: NASA JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS⁣ Image processing by Kevin M. Gill, © CC BY 3.0. #nasa #jupiter #juno #JunoCam #space #drama #shady

#fallfashioninspo 🍂 Even though it looks like an autumn 2019 trend report, it’s even more otherworldly! This #earthart is a view of river mouths in Northern Madagascar captured by Christina Koch (@Astro_Christina) from the International Space Station (@ISS). These waters are often a rusty red year-round because they carry iron-rich sediment from highlands in the island’s interior where they originate. Upon meeting the president of Madagascar, one astronaut is said to have joked: “Oh, yes, I know your country. It is the one bleeding into the ocean.” Photographing the Earth from the space station is an important way for @nasaastromaterials scientists to keep an eye on our ever-changing planet from a priceless perspective. You could call it our own trend report of sorts! Image Credit: NASA/Christina Hammock Koch #nasa #earth #photography #fall #fallcolors #fallfashion #space #astronaut #inspo #art #colorpalette

Cosmic bubbles in the Milky Way! 🌌 ⁣ ⁣ This Spitzer Space Telescope image shows a cloud of dust and gas filled with bubbles 10 to 30 light-years across, each containing hundreds of thousands of stars. ⁣ ⁣ This active region of star formation is located within the Milky Way galaxy, in the constellation Aquila (also known as the Eagle). Black veins running throughout the cloud are regions of especially dense cold dust and gas where even more new stars are likely to form.⁣ ⁣ The colors in this image represent different wavelengths of infrared light. Blue represents a wavelength of light primarily emitted by stars; dust and organic molecules called hydrocarbons appear green, and warm dust that's been heated by stars appears red.⁣ ⁣ Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech⁣ ⁣ #Cosmos #milkyway #nebula #infrared #nasa #starformation

"Entranced by the eerie dance of the Southern lights, I can’t help but remember sitting next to my children watching the movie “Frozen,” listening to “Let it go. Let it go.” I'm looking forward to reuniting with my family and loved ones tomorrow."⁣ ⁣ That's what astronaut Nick Hague (@astrohague) tweeted on Oct. 2 as he was preparing to return to Earth. The image is of an aurora, a phenomenon that occurs when charged particles from the Sun interact with Earth's magnetic field. Astronauts aboard the @iss are frequently treated to views of aurorae as they orbit Earth at 17,500 mph (28,000 kph). Hague and his two crewmates, cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin of Roscosmos and visiting astronaut Hazzaa Ali Almansoori of the United Arab Emirates, are scheduled to touch down at 7am ET on Oct. 3. ⁣ ⁣ #nasa #aurora #space #iss #beauty #views

Saturn is so beautiful that astronomers cannot resist using the @NASAHubble Space Telescope to take yearly snapshots of the ringed world when it is at its closest distance to Earth. 😍⁣ ⁣ This image, however, is more than just a beauty shot. It reveals exquisite details of the planet as a part of the Outer Planets Atmospheres Legacy project to help scientists understand the atmospheric dynamics of our solar system's gas giants.⁣ ⁣ Click the link in the bio for more info ⬆️⁣ ⁣ Image Credit: NASA, ESA, A. Simon (GSFC), M.H. Wong (University of California, Berkeley) and the OPAL Team⁣ ⁣ #nasa #Saturn #space

"The living history of the Earth jumps out at you through buckles, folds, giant fans," wrote astronaut Nick Hague (@astrohague) about his photo of the "Eye of the Sahara" from the International Space Station (@ISS). Scroll through for more images of this striking geologic feature, the Richat Structure of Mauritania, captured by astronauts on the station and @NASAEarth satellites. ⁣ ⁣ Located in the Sahara Desert, it measures 28 miles (45 kilometers) across and is made up of igneous and sedimentary rocks. It's thought to be caused by an uplifted dome that has been eroded to expose the originally flat rock layers.⁣ ⁣ #mauritania #sahara #desert #richatstructure #geology #earthart #spaceart⁣ ⁣ 1) Photograph taken from the International Space Station, Sept. 2019. The image has been enhanced to improve contrast. Image Credit: NASA⁣ 2) ASTER Mission image from Oct. 7, 2000. Image Credit: NASA/METI/AIST/Japan Space Systems and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team⁣ 3) Landsat satellite image draped over an elevation model produced by the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM); February 2000 (SRTM), January 13, 1987 (Landsat). Image Credit: SRTM Team NASA/JPL/NIMA⁣ 4) Landsat-7 satellite image from Jan. 11, 2001. Image Credit: NASA/U.S. Geological Survey/Landsat-7/Goddard Space Flight Center⁣ 5) Photograph taken from the International Space Station, Dec. 17, 2011. Image Credit: NASA

The power of a supermassive black hole! 💪 An x-ray jet of high-energy particles — pointing to the upper left in this image — extends for 13,000 light years to the outer reaches of nearby galaxy Centarus A. ⁣ ⁣ Astronomers think that such jets are important vehicles for transporting energy from the black hole to the much larger dimensions of a galaxy, and affecting the rate at which stars form there.⁣ ⁣ This @nasachandraxray image was made in 2008 from an ultra-deep look at the galaxy, equivalent to more than seven days of continuous observations.⁣ ⁣ Image Credit: NASA/CXC/CfA/R.Kraft et al⁣ ⁣ #blackholes #BlackHoleWeek #galaxy #universe #xray

August 2019 is continuing an active Amazon fire season, with large and intense fires burning in the region. NASA satellites tracked actively burning fires across South America and captured images of smoke in the last week. So far, in 2019, the region is experiencing more fires, with more intense burns, than in recent years.⁣⁣ ⁣ Credits: NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens, using MODIS data from NASA EOSDIS/LANCE and GIBS/Worldview, Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS) data from NASA EOSDIS, and data from the Global Fire Emissions Database (GFED).⁣ ⁣⁣ #nasa #Amazon #amazonia #fire #earth #SatelliteImagery ⁣⁣ ⁣

From the vantage point of 250 miles above Earth, astronauts aboard the International Space Station (@ISS) captured these views of #hurricanedorian on Sept 2. Now a high category 2 hurricane, the storm is beginning to move northwestward.⁣ ⁣ Following a hurricane’s landfall, flooding and power outages are mapped using @NOAA and @NASAEarth satellites. Having data on the various factors of a severe storm can help first responders and recovery efforts. ⁣ ⁣ Stay safe and visit our hurricane blog for updates: ⁣ ⁣ Image Credit: NASA/ESA ⁣ ⁣ #hurricane #nasa #weather #space

Already feeling the Halloween spirit? 💀 This galaxy looks like it’s rising from the dead. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Messier 110 is an elliptical galaxy — a type of galaxy that’s often considered “dead” because it contains mostly old stars. But astronomers have spotted signs of a population of young, blue stars at the center of Messier 110, hinting that it may not be so “dead” after all. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Click the link in the bio for more info ⬆️⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Image credit: ESA/@NASAHubble & NASA, L. Ferrarese et al.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #nasa #space #galaxy

Cloud formations over the Pacific! ⁣⁣☁️☁️☁️ ⁣⁣ An astronaut on the @ISS took this photo on April 4, 2019, while the station was traveling near the southernmost reaches of its orbit over the South Pacific Ocean. The striking colors within the cloud formation are a result of the local sunrise. When the Sun is at a low angle (relative to the atmosphere and the space station), sunlight passes through a thicker slice of the atmosphere. This can enhance the red end of the visible color spectrum, leading to the pink hues visible at the center of the image. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ The astronaut who took this photograph sent a message to ask if this specific cloud formation had been a named tropical cyclone. However, because the weather system was short-lived, the storm dissipated before making landfall, and thus was not named. ⁣⁣ ⁣ Image Credit: NASA⁣ ⁣⁣ #Clouds #spacestation #weather #nasa #astronautphotographs #cloudformations

Stuck on the rings 💍💍💍 From this perspective, icy moon Tethys appears to be stuck to the A and F rings of planet Saturn! This view from our Cassini spacecraft's narrow-angle camera, taken on July 14, 2014, looks toward the Saturn-facing hemisphere of Tethys. North on Tethys is up and rotated 43 degrees to the right. ⁣ ⁣ Cassini launched in 1997 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida and arrived at Saturn in 2004. NASA extended its mission twice – first for two years, and then for seven more. The second mission extension provided dozens of flybys of the planet's icy moons. Cassini explored the Saturn system for 13 years, finishing with "Grand Finale" dives between Saturn and its rings. The mission ended on Sept. 15, 2017.⁣ ⁣ Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute⁣ ⁣ #tethys #moons #Rings #Saturn #cassini #solarsystem

Greenland is where it’s at. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ And by “it,” we mean three of our different ice measuring missions — Operation #IceBridge, Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) and the Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS). ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ IceBridge is in Greenland beginning a series of flights to measure sea ice and land ice during the summer melt season. OMG is studying the ocean’s effect on the island’s melt and AVIRIS is verifying how the satellite #ICESat2’s lasers are working to see melty ice. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ In the last image, you can see all three planes meeting on the runway. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Image 1 & 2: Linette Boisvert/NASA⁣⁣ Image 3 & 4: John Sonntag/NASA⁣⁣ Image 5: Eugenia de Marco/NASA⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #nasa #earth #ice

The Bahamas from space! The vivid colors make this one of the most recognizable places on Earth for astronauts. Astronaut Luca Parmitano of @europeanspaceagency took the latest photo of the islands from the International Space Station (@ISS) on Aug. 21, 2019. Scroll through for more views from recent space station missions: Image 1 credit: ESA; Images 2-5 credit: NASA #Bahamas #caribbean #earthart #water #islands

Dust in this galaxy is bathed by ultraviolet and visible light from nearby stars. ✨ ⁣ ⁣ M81 is located in the northern constellation of Ursa Major 12 million light-years away from us — easily visible through binoculars or a small telescope. ⁣ ⁣ This Spitzer Space Telescope infrared image is a composite mosaic combining data from the Infrared Array Camera with data from the Multiband Imaging Photometer.⁣ ⁣ Click the link in the bio for more info ⬆️⁣ Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech⁣ ⁣ #nasa #space #galaxy