Category Archives: space


the blue marble shots

NASA’s “Blue Marble” image is one of the best-known high-resolution pictures of our planet. It’s even included as one of the default images for Apple’s iPhone. Now NASA has released a brand-new “Blue Marble 2012,” […]


the somethingness of our universe

Theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss addresses the edgiest topic of all: how all the somethingness of our universe could have arisen from nothingness without divine intervention. The video prompted Krauss to write his newly published book […]


The new mars rover mission

Scientists have decided to point NASA’s next Mars rover toward a mountain of layered minerals inside Gale Crater, after a process of picking the right landing spot. One big reason Gale won out is because […]


End of the space shuttle welcomes the new Boeing CST-100

When Atlantis lands at the end of its current mission, that will spell the end of the 30-year space shuttle program — and the beginning of a years-long hiatus in NASA’s capability to launch humans […]


Mercury… the new views

Mercury isn’t exactly the solar system’s most colorful planet, but you can make out subtle shades in this first color image from Messenger. Major craters on Mercury are named after artists, authors, composers and other […]


Chichen Itza from above

This satellite image from GeoEye highlights the Maya pyramid known as El Castillo, or the Kukulkan Pyramid, the focal point of a monumental plaza at Chichen Itza on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. The pyramid was apparently […]


the sun’s surface

The spikes of superheated gas, called plasma, are small compared to many of the Sun’s prominent features, such as giant loops of magnetic energy that are flung many thousands of miles into the solar atmosphere. […]


top space photos of 2010 ran a photography content for best space photos and posted some of the best. These were a few of my favorites. See the other pictures.


Virgin Galactic terminal

This is Sir Norman Foster’s Virgin Galactic terminal building in the New Mexico desert: like the futuristic aircraft ready to shuttle tourists to the edge of our atmosphere, it is about to move from technical […]


auroral display from space

Southern lights from space. This striking picture of an auroral display was taken from the International Space Station during a geomagnetic storm that was most likely caused by a coronal mass ejection from the sun […]


our neighboring galaxy

NASA’s Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, highlights the Andromeda Galaxy in one of the first images sent down from orbit. This image, released Feb. 17, combines data from all four of WISE’s infrared detectors. […]


Our sun is active

Fiery arcs rise above an active region on the surface of the sun in this image taken by NASA’s STEREO (Behind) spacecraft on Jan. 27. The arcs are plasma, superheated matter made up of moving […]


pictures from the space station

The international space station is the perfect spot for taking unique pictures of earth. shows some unique images that have been taken from the space station and gives us a perspective only seen through […]


Cosmic events for 2010

Cosmic Log put out a great overview of what to expect in the celestial skies in 2010.  I’ll be watching. How do you follow up on the “Eclipse of the Century” and a magic act […]