While residents of the Western Pacific looked up to observe a total eclipse of the Sun, the DSCOVR satellite looked down from space and captured the shadow of the Moon marching across Earth’s sunlit face.
From 31 million miles away, how could you tell that there was life on Earth? Scientists used the remote vantage point of NASA’s Deep Impact spacecraft to shoot a sequence of images that will help to help answer that question.
This beautiful image of Saturn and its rings looks more like an artist’s creation than a real image, but in fact, the image is a composite made from 165 images taken by the Cassini spacecraft on September 15, 2006.
This image from Apollo 11 shows the Earth rising over the limb of the Moon much as the Harvest Moon does from our planetary perspective. Over the stark, scarred surface of the moon, the Earth floats in the void of space, a watery jewel swathed in ribbons of clouds.
To mark the 30th anniversary of the Apollo 17 mission and the famous
“Blue Marble” full Earth image, Goddard Space Flight Center’s
Visualization and Analysis Lab has rendered a new visualization inspired
by the mission.
View of the Earth as seen by the Apollo 17 crew traveling toward the moon. This translunar coast photograph extends from the Mediterranean Sea area to the Antarctica south polar ice cap. This is the first time the Apollo trajectory made it possible to photograph the south polar ice cap.