Peer into Hurricane Ian’s ‘eye’ in this photo that an astronaut snapped from space

Astronauts watched from orbit as powerful Hurricane Ian slammed into Florida on Wednesday (Sept. 28). Expedition 68 astronaut Bob Hines of NASA captured footage of the weakening, yet still forceful, hurricane from the International Space Station (ISS).  “This storm is HUGE! That’s the Mississippi River and New Orleans on the left. It covers the entire […]

Hubble and James Webb Space Telescope spot plume from DART struck asteroid

The spectacular moment NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) craft smashed into a distant asteroid has been captured by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) and the Hubble Space Telescope — and the footage is incredible.  The DART spacecraft smashed into the asteroid Dimorphos, which is 7 million miles (11 million kilometers) from Earth, at […]

Massive ancient lava flow seen from space looks like a giant black scar on the New Mexico desert

An astronaut photo of the Carrizozo Malpaís lava flow in the Chihuahuan Desert, New Mexico, on June 30. (Image credit: NASA Earth Observatory) An astronaut on board the International Space Station (ISS) has snapped a stunning photo of an ancient lava flow stretching across the desert in New Mexico. From above, the frozen river of […]

Acid lake atop real-life ‘Mount Doom’ captured in striking new image from space station

An astronaut photograph of Mount Ruapehu taken on Sept. 23, 2021. The highly acidic hydrothermal lake, known as Crater Lake, can be seen  at the summit of the active stratovolcano. (Image credit: NASA Earth Observatory) (opens in new tab) An astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) has snapped a stunning image of a snow-circled […]

Webb space telescope has just imaged another most-distant galaxy, breaking its record after a week

Astronomers using the James Webb Space Telescope have spotted what they think may be the farthest galaxy ever seen — a distant red smudge 35 billion light-years away. The galaxy, named CEERS-93316, was pictured as it existed just 235 million years after the Big Bang, using Webb’s Near Infrared Camera, which can peer back in […]