Category: NASA Picture Of the Day

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Crystal Clear: Observing Crystal Growth on the Space Station

Crystal Clear: Observing Crystal Growth on the Space Station

There are more than 100,000 proteins in the human body. Every structure is different, and each one of them holds important information related to our [...]
The Coalsack Nebula

The Coalsack Nebula

This stunning image captures a small region on the edge of the inky Coalsack Nebula, or Caldwell 99. [...]
Sunrise Over the Pacific

Sunrise Over the Pacific

This view of a sunrise breaking through the Earth's horizon was taken as the International Space Station orbited 271 miles above the Pacific Ocean off [...]
Jeanette Epps: Astronaut and Aerospace Engineer

Jeanette Epps: Astronaut and Aerospace Engineer

In this image from 2018, NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps trains in a U.S. spacesuit at the Johnson Space Center. [...]
Taken Under the ‘Wing’ of the Small Magellanic Cloud

Taken Under the ‘Wing’ of the Small Magellanic Cloud

The tip of the "wing" of the Small Magellanic Cloud galaxy is dazzling in this view from NASA's Great Observatories. [...]
Apollo 14 Arrives in Lunar Orbit on Feb. 4, 1971

Apollo 14 Arrives in Lunar Orbit on Feb. 4, 1971

Apollo 14 arrived n lunar orbit on Feb. 4, 1971 to prepare for the landing in and exploration of the Fra Mauro highlands. [...]
Seeing Our Moon from the Space Station

Seeing Our Moon from the Space Station

The waning gibbous moon is pictured the day after its full Moon phase as the International Space Station orbited 264 miles above China near the Mongol [...]
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