GOES-16 Satellite delivers breathtaking Earth Images

The first set of images from the GOES-16 satellite (see notes 1) have been released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (N0AA). In the video below, published by Space.com, you can see the amazing images of the Earth and the Moon.

Earth and Moon, as seen from Mars

Recently, NASA published an amazing image of Earth (and Moon) from Mars, taken on November 20, 2016, by the High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera (see notes 1) on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (see notes 2). The image is so incredibly detailed that we can see even the continents and clouds of Earth.

Top 10 Most Beautiful Earth Images Taken From the International Space Station in 2016

Here are the top ten most beautiful Earth photos taken by the astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) in 2016.

How Mars would look if it still had water

What if Mars still had liquid water on its surface and a thick atmosphere filled with clouds, like Earth? How would it look like? Software engineer Kevin Gill of JPL (NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory) wondered this and prepared an image using data from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)(see notes 1) and Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter […]

SpaceX unveils the Interplanetary Transport System to colonize Mars

Elon Musk, the founder, CEO, and Lead Designer of the private space travel company SpaceX announced that “they are planning to get humans to Mars in six years”. In order to achieve this goal, Musk revealed the Interplanetary Transport System, which aims to reach Mars with a human crew for the first time in history.

The scale of the Solar System and the first flybys of planets

Previously I posted two articles titled “If The Moon Were Only 1 Pixel – A Tediously Accurate Map Of The Solar System“, and “A Scale Model of Solar System Drawn in the Desert and the Result is Stunning“. Since the human brain cannot deal with the really large numbers, these articles provide an amazing way to […]

Amazing Earth photos from ISS

The Expedition 49 Notes 1 (the 49th expedition to the International Space Station) crew members (Anatoli Ivanishin, Kathleen Rubins and Takuya Onishi) has taken amazing photos of Earth from ISS. Four of them have been published on the ISS Facebook page. They are really, really beautiful and awe-inspiring!

A Year of Earth From a Million Miles Away

A year after returning its first image, NASA’s EPIC camera, a four-megapixel CCD camera, and telescope attached to the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) shows us an entire year of Earth from a million miles away. The result is the amazing video below. With the voice of Jay Herman, EPIC lead scientist.

GoPro footage of a rocket launching into space

On November 6th, 2015, UP Aerospace Inc. launched the 20-foot (6-meters) tall SL-10 rocket (a small sounding rocket) into near-space. The mission was to deploy the Maraia Capsule testing the aerodynamics and stability of the payload on re-entry to the atmosphere. The rocket reached an altitude of 396,000 feet (120,700 meters) and speeds up to […]

SpaceX Falcon 9 lands on a barge (and the Science Fiction saw the future again!)

April 8, 2016, was a historical day which marks a new milestone on humanity’s space adventure: after delivering CRS-8 cargo on its way to the International Space Station, SpaceX Falcon 9 Flight 23, the third flight of the full-thrust version landed vertically on the drone ship Of Course I Still Love You over the Atlantic […]