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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 si

  • Thanks for the reminder, @nasa! This year we won’t wait for the last moment to get our costume for Halloween! 😉

Eons of erosion on Mars have formed the sweeping layers seen in this sedimentary rock located in Danielson crater, an impact crater located in the Arabia Terra region of the Red Planet.⁣ ⁣ This stereo image taken by our Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter al

“Humanity glides by beneath us as we go screaming through the sky.” Astronaut Nick Hague captured this image from one of the windows of the International Space Station (@iss ) as the orbiting laboratory moved around the Earth at ~5 miles (~8 kilometer

"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



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 forma

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

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 — makin

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 m



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 f

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 Greenla

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-d

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 S

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