With thousands of photos from space, there’s no wonder so many people love looking to the heavens to see what’s going on and learn about new explorations. New photography is regularly popping up in the news from NASA, so let’s look at the 6 most amazing photos from space.
1: 100 Years of US National Parks
NASA Astronaut Jeff Williams shares his personal stories and photographs from space in celebration of the 100th year of the National Park Service.
2: Photo Bomb
A Hubble image captured the remains of a star that detonated 160,000 light years away, blasting ghostly hot gases throughout space. The star exploded because it ran out of hydrogen gas and, before it blew up like a bomb, it first puffed up into a spectacular red giant. That’s why it left behind a red cloud.
3: Proxima Centauri
Astronomers captured a photo of what is now known as the closest Earth-sized planet found within the habitable zone of Proxima Centauri. Proxima Centauri is the closest neighboring star to our sun. The discovery was found using the European Southern Obervatory.
4: Rare Comet Euruption
The Europea probe, Rosetta, captured a rare and dramatic close-up image of a comet eruption. This outburst could have been caused by an icy body’s landslide. The eruption lasted for approximately two hours.
5: Saturn’s Distant Moons
An image of Saturn’s moons, Hyperion and Tethys, appear in close proximity to each other in a new photograph by Cassini Spacecraft. However, each moon is 1.5 million kilometers (930,000 miles) from each other.
6: SpaceX Dragon
Photographs of the SpaceX Dragon’s departure from the International Space Station, as well as its cargo, are now available. The spacecraft is on its way to Earth with experiments, as well as mice, and 2,000 pounds of other cargo.
These are the most recent collections of space photos not only of spacecrafts and planets, but also of what’s happening in our universe. Thanks to the latest advancements in technology, we’re able to see new photography from space on a regular basis without having to wait long periods of time.
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