This enhanced-color image of the northern hemisphere of Saturn taken by Voyager 1 on November 5, 1980 at a range of 5.5 million miles shows a variety of features in Saturn's clouds. Time-lapse images of cloud features like those shown in this image not only provide information on how these storms evolve with time, but provide a way to measure atmospheric wind speeds.
This computer simulation is a data-based coronal loop model, constructed from magnetogram data collected by SOHO/MDI. The elegant loops are part of the sun's lower corona, and are caused by magnetic flux in the solar body.
Astronaut Stephen K. Robinson, STS-114 mission specialist, anchored to a foot restraint on the International Space Station's Canadarm2, participates in the mission's third session of extravehicular activity on August 3, 2005.
If you've got an adventurous spirit and a fat bank balance, these out-of-this-world holidays are for you.
A supernova remnant sits next to the nebula N76 in a bright, star-forming region of the Small Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy to our Milky Way galaxy located about 200,000 light-years from Earth. A supernova remnant is made up of the messy bits and pieces of a massive star that exploded, or went supernova.
Extending above the visible surface of the Sun , the faint, tenuous solar corona can't be easily seen from Earth, but it is measured to be hundreds of times hotter than the photosphere itself. What makes the solar corona so hot? Astronomers have long sought the source of the corona's heat in magnetic fields which loft monstrous loops of solar plasma above the photosphere.
Space junk has NASA keeping a close eye on the International Space Station. New residents arrived Thursday.
The thin line of Earth's atmosphere and the setting sun are featured in this image photographed by the crew of the International Space Station in November 2009.
SpaceX, fresh off the success of its Falcon 9 rocket debut, has signed the largest commercial launch contract, worth $492 million.
Despite claims of otherworldly origins, the Australia UFO was likely created by the new Falcon 9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral.