The longest continuous timelapse from the ISS (video)

To celebrate the 20th birthday of the International Space Station (ISS), the European Space Agency (ESA) published the longest continuous time-lapse video from the orbiting laboratory. In just under 15 minutes, this 4K HD video below takes us from Tunisia across Beijing and through Australia in two trips around the world. You can follow the ISS’s …

A complete orbit around Earth from the ISS in Real-Time (video)

Videos that contain images of the Earth taken aboard the International Space Station are usually time-lapse (see notes 1), but this amazing HD video below, titled “Orbit” shows a complete orbit around Earth from the ISS in real-time. A breathtaking 92-minute and 39-second show of the beauty and majesty of our planet from 250 miles (400 km) …

Earth, a “Bright Evening Star” as seen from Mars

On January 31, 2014, about 80 minutes after sunset on its 529th Martian day (or sol), NASA’s Curiosity Rover has turned its camera back home and took this amazing photo of Earth and Moon from a distance of around 99 million miles (160 million kilometers). In the image which has the serial number PIA17936, Earth can be seen as …

Amazing ISS timelapse of Progress MS-10 launch (video)

This wonderful 4K ultra-HD time-lapse video below shows the launch of the Progress MS-10 spacecraft (identified by NASA as Progress 71 or 71P) as seen by the International Space Station (ISS). The resupply mission departed from Baikonur Cosmodrome on November 16, 2018, to deliver fuel and other supplies to the ISS.

The Secrets behind Earth’s Multi-colored Airglow (video)

Even we could remove the effects of the moonlight, starlight and diffused sunlight from the far side, the Earth’s night sky would never be totally dark. This phenomenon is known as Airglow (also called nightglow). Airglow is a faint emission of light by Earth’s atmosphere (or any planetary atmosphere).

NASA Missions Save Lives on Earth [Here’s how]

Satellites are blessings to mankind in the true sense. NASA has been continuously striving to launch the satellite for the betterment of the environment and to understand future aspects. The American space agency not only employs a larger number of people themselves but also helps other aerospace companies to employ them.

Amazing Moon-Earth Photo by the Amateurs using a Chinese Satellite

Amateur astronomers in the Netherlands took an amazing Moon-Earth photo using a Chinese satellite. On May 20, 2018, China launched Queqiao lunar communications relay satellite, a key component of the upcoming Chang’e 4 lunar landing mission. During its journey to the Moon (actually Earth-Moon L2 point (see notes 1), it dropped off a pair of student-made small …

Earth can be a model for detecting vegetation on exoplanets

Back in December 1990, during its flyby of Earth, NASA’s Galileo spacecraft, which studied the planet Jupiter and its moons, as well as several other Solar System bodies, pointed its instruments towards Earth, at the urging of Carl Sagan. And, it has found evidence of life on our planet. This can be a key to detecting …