Category: NASA Picture Of the Day

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SpaceX Crew-2 Dress Rehearsal

SpaceX Crew-2 Dress Rehearsal

Crew-2 are seen as they prepare to depart for Launch Complex 39A during a dress rehearsal on Sunday, April 18, 2021, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. [...]
Almost Every Galaxy Has One – A Black Hole, That Is

Almost Every Galaxy Has One – A Black Hole, That Is

Spectacular jets are powered by the gravitational energy of a supermassive black hole in the core of the elliptical galaxy Hercules A. [...]
Tokyo at Night

Tokyo at Night

The night lights of Tokyo, Japan, are pictured from the International Space Station as it orbited 261 miles above the island nation. [...]
Sometimes Black Holes Are Prettier in Pink

Sometimes Black Holes Are Prettier in Pink

This image, taken by the Chandra X-Ray Observatory in 2012, shows an extraordinary outburst from a black hole. [...]
Photographing a Black Hole

Photographing a Black Hole

In April 2019, ablack hole and its shadow were captured in an image for the first time. [...]
STS-1 Takes Flight

STS-1 Takes Flight

When space shuttle Columbia took to the skies, a new era of spaceflight took wing. [...]
Blue Dunes on the Red Planet

Blue Dunes on the Red Planet

A sea of dark dunes, sculpted by the wind into long lines, surrounds Mars' northern polar cap and covers an area as big as Texas. [...]
Researching the Environment and COVID-19

Researching the Environment and COVID-19

Today is World Health Day and we're funding studies to determine whether environmental factors influence the spread of the virus. [...]
Expedition 65 Soyuz Rollout

Expedition 65 Soyuz Rollout

The Soyuz rocket is rolled out by train to the launch pad at Site 31, Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. [...]
A View of Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus Resupply Ship

A View of Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus Resupply Ship

Northrop Grumman's Cygnus resupply ship, with its prominent cymbal-shaped UltraFlex solar arrays is pictured attached to the space station. [...]
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