I guess New Year on Mars is pretty much the same as last year an the year before. This NASA photo shows some sedimentary rock formation which is a sign of that precious commodity: water. Maybe we might be spending New Year here one day.
The Earth is Blue
North Pole of the Moon
Saturn and the Moon
Saturn … and Earth
If you ever get the feeling that you are insignificant, or not needed, or just plain useless, then join the club; we all are. The little blue dot bottom left of Saturn is the Earth.
What could be worse than getting sucked into a black hole? Getting sucked into two black holes! And that is what NASA has found in deep space.
You could almost cut yourself on those rings; an intense image of Saturn from NASA.
Solar System, number 1,000
This is one of the better graphics I have seen of the Solar System (except all the planets are in a 2D alignment).
BTW 1,000 is not the number of the Solar System, it is the number of posts that I have now written on this blog.
The airline is known as Virgin Atlantic, and the spaceline is known as Virgin Galactic. If you want to have a ride on the galactic spaceship this is the rocket power you will have behind you.
The constellation Vela is more than 3,000 light years away. What we see now is actually ancient history.
Earth from Saturn
That tiny blue dot in the bottom right of this NASA photo is our little planet, Earth.
It’s not easy to imagine how incredibly large a galaxy is. And if you double it this is what you’ll get. By the way, these two galaxies go under the name of MRK 1034.
This has to be the sunrise of all sunrises, photo from NASA.