Top of the world! These turbulent clouds are on top of the world at Saturn. Our Cassini spacecraft captured this view of Saturn’s north pole on April 26 – the day it beg...

Snowy dunes on Mars. Over the winter, snow and ice cover Martian dunes…and unlike on Earth, this snow and ice is carbon dioxide… a.k.a. dry ice. When the Sun starts shini...

At less than half the diameter of the Milky Way, this galaxy is small on a cosmic scale…measuring around 40,000 light-years across. Despite its size, it is busy forming n...

From his vantage point on the International Space Station, 250 miles above Earth, NASA astronaut Jack Fischer captured these images of Hurricane Harvey on Friday, Aug. 25...

From the vantage point of space, our Earth-observing satellites capture images of storms like Harvey, which is currently intensifying in the Gulf of Mexico. When Hurrican...

Our Cassini spacecraft gazes across the icy rings of Saturn toward the icy moon Tethys, whose night side is illuminated by Saturnshine, or sunlight reflected by the plane...

While many in the U.S. experienced a total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017, our satellites were hard at work observing the Sun from orbit, affording missions like our Sola...

Total(lit)y awesome! This beautiful image depicts a total solar eclipse that was seen on Monday, August 21, 2017 above Madras, Oregon. The eclipse revealed the Sun’s oute...

In this video captured at 1,500 frames per second with a high-speed camera, the International Space Station (@ISS ), with a crew of six onboard, is seen in silhouette as i...

Behold! This progression of the partial solar eclipse took place over Ross Lake, in Northern Cascades National Park, Washington on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. A total solar ec...

Today, the Sun disappeared, seemingly swallowed by our Moon–at least for a while. The August 21 solar eclipse cut through a swath of North America from coast to coast and...

Today, a solar eclipse will be visible across North America. Throughout the continent, the Moon will cover part – or all – of the Sun’s super-bright face for part of the ...

On Aug. 21, all of North America will experience a solar eclipse. If skies are clear, eclipse-watchers will be able to see a partial solar eclipse over several hours, and...

On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will be visible across North America. Throughout the continent, the Moon will cover part – or all – of the Sun’s super-bright fa...

Gravity governs the movements of the cosmos. It can even bring galaxies so close that they begin to tug at one another, causing them to abandon their former identities an...

NASA goes "X" this National Aviation Day as we celebrate the birthday of one of America’s original U.S. aviation pioneers – Orville Wright. But this year we also celebrat...

The tumultuous Great Red Spot is fading from Juno's view while the dynamic bands of the southern region of Jupiter come into focus. North is to the left of the image, and...

LIFTOFF! Today at 8:29 a.m. EDT, we launched our next communications satellite, named the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-M (TDRS-M). This satellite will join a fleet i...

‘Twas the night before launch…sitting atop a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket, is our next communications satellite ready for Friday’s 8:03 a.m. EDT launch to ...

Clouds on Saturn take on the appearance of strokes from a cosmic brush thanks to the wavy way that fluids interact in the planet's atmosphere. Neighboring bands of clouds...

After launching on Monday from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Dragon has journeyed to the International Space Station (@iss ). It arrives to the space station Wednesday,...

And … Liftoff! SpaceX’s two-stage Falcon 9 rocket launched carrying the Dragon cargo craft to the International Space Station. Dragon will bring more than 6,400 pounds of...

Cool starburst and a pretty planet. From 250 miles above planet Earth, NASA astronaut Jack Fischer peered outside his home on the International Space Station and caught t...

This is a dwarf spiral galaxy named NGC 5949. Thanks to its proximity to Earth — it sits at a distance of around 44 million light-years from us, placing it within the Mil...

What’s up for August? Don’t miss the Perseid Meteor Shower, which peaks this month at 1 p.m. EDT on August 12. That means the nights before and after (August 11 -12) will...