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As wildfires burn across California, NASA satellites help gather data about where the fires are and how smoke travels across the state. The smoke from the fires is even visible a million miles away from Earth, captured by NASA's Earth Polychromatic I...

NASA tested a parachute platform during the flight of a Terrier-Black Brant IX suborbital sounding rocket on October 4, from the agency’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The rocket carried the Advanced Supersonic Parachute Inflation Research E...

February 21, 2017. NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured these remarkable views of a propeller feature in Saturn's A ring. These are the sharpest images taken of a propeller so far, and show an unprecedented level of detail. The propeller is nicknamed "...

On 20 September 2017, ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli shot this amazing timelapse showing Earth by night while travelling on board the Space Station from British Columbia to the Great Lakes: coast to coast in 20 seconds! Please visit OrbitalHub to read m...

The Realm of Daphnis

on Oct 18, 2017

February 14, 2017. Daphnis, one of Saturn's ring-embedded moons, is featured in this view, kicking up waves as it orbits within the Keeler gap. The mosaic combines several images to show more waves in the gap edges. Daphnis is a small moon at 5 miles...

NASA Pushing the Envelope

on Oct 18, 2017 in: Videos

The first generation X-1 aircraft changed aviation history in numerous ways, and not simply because they were the first aircraft to fly faster than the speed of sound. Rather, they established the concept of the research aircraft, built solely for ex...

Farewell to Mimas

on Oct 17, 2017

January 30, 2017. In its season of "lasts," NASA's Cassini spacecraft made its final close approach to Saturn's moon Mimas. At closest approach, Cassini passed 25,620 miles (41,230 kilometers) from Mimas. This mosaic is one of the highest resolution...

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