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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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“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

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

#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

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

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

@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

⁣☄️ 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)

"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

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

“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

⭐ ➡️💥 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

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

“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

🧭 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

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

👀 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

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

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

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

A Spacecraft Duo! The @NorthropGrumman Cygnus and @SpaceX Dragon spacecrafts are seen in this August 6 view from the International Space Station (@ISS). The Cygnus resupply spacecraft is shown grappled by the #canadarm2 robotic arm following its detachment from its docking port on the orbiting outpost and just before release. Behind the robotic arm, the Dragon is seen still attached to the station. Both spacecraft are currently re-supplying the orbiting laboratory with science and supplies to support the crew. Image credit: NASA #cygnus #dragon #spacex #earth #views #iss

What do you see in the clouds? ☁️☁️☁️ ⁣ ⁣ These spiraling cloud patterns off the coast of Morocco were captured by our @NASAEarth instrument on the Suomi NPP satellite on July 19, 2019. They're known as von Kármán vortices, which can form nearly anywhere that fluid flow is disturbed by a solid object. Here, the patterns formed when winds flowed around small islands in the North Atlantic.⁣ ⁣ Credit: NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens, using VIIRS day-night band data from the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership. ⁣ ⁣ #Clouds #nighttime #vortices #cloudpatterns #earth

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

What's it like to step out into space for your third spacewalk? "Each time I open the door the views keep getting better." 🤩⁣ ⁣ Astronaut Nick Hague, along with fellow crew member Andrew Morgan, worked outside the International Space Station (@ISS) for 6 hours and 32 minutes yesterday. They installed the station's second docking port for commercial crew spacecraft — which will be used by the @SpaceX Dragon and @Boeing Starliner spacecrafts when they carry astronauts to the station.⁣ ⁣ #spacewalk #astronaut #spacestation #officeview #earthviews⁣ #workflow ⁣ Image Credit: NASA

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 ⁣⁣ ⁣

NASA joins organizations across the world to celebrate Women’s Equality Day on August 26. The date was selected to celebrate the Women’s Suffrage Movement’s greatest victory—women’s achievement of full voting rights following the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920. The Women’s Equality Day observance not only commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, but also represents women’s continuing efforts toward full equality. Learn about women at NASA by visiting: https://women.nasa.gov

What remains after a star explodes 💥 ? A brightly glowing field of debris, expanding outward into space.⁣ ⁣ This supernova remnant, Cassiopeia A or Cas A, was imaged by our Chandra X-ray Observatory (@nasachandraxray). It's located about 11,000 light years from Earth and was also featured in Chandra's "first light" image at the start of the mission in 1999. This recent study of Cas A adds to a long collection of Chandra discoveries over the course of the telescope’s 20 years. In addition to finding the central neutron star, Chandra data have revealed the distribution of elements essential for life ejected by the explosion, clues about the details of how the star exploded, and much more.⁣ ⁣ Image credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/RIKEN/T. Sato et al.; Optical: NASA/STScI⁣ ⁣ #supernova #universe #cassiopeia #nebula

🌀As Hurricane Dorian continues its move towards land, satellite missions from NASA and @NOAA are keeping an eye on the storm from space. After brushing past Puerto Rico, the storm began intensifying over open waters. On Aug. 29, forecasters noted: “Strengthening is forecast during the next few days, and Dorian is expected to become a major hurricane on Friday, and remain an extremely dangerous hurricane through the weekend.” Seen here is a composite image of the strengthening storm from the GOES-16 satellite. This simulated natural color image comes from the weather satellite’s Advanced Baseline Imager. GOES-16 is operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NASA helps develop and launch the GOES series of satellites. Image credit: NASA/NOAA/NESDIS #hurricanedorian #Dorian #storm #hurricane #satelliteview #earth

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

Look for lovely crescent Moons at the start and end of the month. The September equinox brings the beginning of fall in the Northern Hemisphere. And Mars is at solar conjunction, meaning it has disappeared from night skies! Watch and learn more: https://go.nasa.gov/2Hx3bMn

🌀Here’s a view of #hurricanedorian from space. ⁣ From 260 miles in altitude, cameras outside the International Space Station (@ISS) captured this view at 11:27 a.m. EDT on Sept. 2 as the storm churned over northwestern Bahamas.⁣ ⁣ Although gradual weakening is forecast, Dorian is expected to remain a powerful hurricane during the next couple of days while moving on a possible track up the southeastern U.S. seaboard. ⁣ ⁣ Credit: NASA⁣ ⁣ #nasa #hurricane #Bahamas #weather #space #Dorian #earth

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: https://go.nasa.gov/Dorian ⁣ ⁣ Image Credit: NASA/ESA ⁣ ⁣ #hurricane #nasa #weather #space

The final stages of a star’s life allow us a glimpse into the future of our own solar system. 🌟 ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ This image from @NASAHubble shows what’s left of a star 10,000 light-years from Earth. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ A star like our Sun will, at the end of its life, transform into a red giant. The core of the star will eventually collapse in on itself, ejecting the surface layers outward. After that, all that remains of the star is what we see here: glowing outer layers surrounding a white dwarf star. ⁣ ⁣ Click the link above for more info ⬆️⁣ ⁣⁣ Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, R. Wade et al.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #nasa #space #star

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

Look! A cosmic block party 🥳 ⁣ ⁣ In this Hubble image, you’ll find 50 spiral and dwarf galaxies hanging out in our cosmic neighborhood. ⁣ ⁣ The main focal point of stars is actually a dwarf galaxy. Dwarf galaxies often show a hazy structure, an ill-defined shape and an appearance somewhat akin to a swarm or cloud of stars — and UGC 685 is no exception to this. ⁣ ⁣ These data were gathered under Hubble’s Legacy ExtraGalactic UV Survey (LEGUS) program, the sharpest and most comprehensive ultraviolet survey of star-forming galaxies in the nearby universe. ⁣ ⁣ Image Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA; the LEGUS team, B. Tully, D. Calzetti⁣ ⁣ #nasa #Stars #blockparty #space

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

At the North Pole of Mars, springtime is avalanche season! ⁣ ⁣ The @UAHiRISE camera on our Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft captured this cloud of dust on May 29, 2019, as melting ice blocks broke loose and tumbled down a cliff face over 1600 feet (500 meters) tall. ⁣ ⁣ Image Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona⁣ ⁣ #mars #avalanche #dust #solarsystem #nasa

No, this isn’t a firework. 🎆 You are looking at a flame and the glowing soot clusters it produced aboard the International Space Station (@ISS). These yellow soot clusters grow larger than those on Earth, because they stay inside the flame longer in microgravity. This flame was one of many ignited inside a combustion research facility to investigate the amount of soot that is produced in different conditions. Soot is the carbon residue left behind when organic matter (or other carbon-containing material) doesn’t fully burn. It causes environmental and health issues, but can be helpful in multiple ways, including by enhancing radiant heat. This experiment could allow the design of flames that are more sooty or soot-free. These results may help create burner designs which are more efficient and less polluting. Credit: NASA #flame #space #microgravity #heat

A galaxy so faint you can barely see it ✨ @NASAHubble Space Telescope recently caught a glimpse of a galaxy 30 million light-years away. UGC 695 has so few stars that its brightness is less than the background brightness of Earth’s atmosphere — making it difficult to observe. Thankfully, Hubble managed to take a peek for us. Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, D. Calzetti #nasa #space #galaxy

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