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 […]

SpaceX launched its 25th cargo mission to the International Space Station. Here’s what’s on board.

SpaceX launched its 25th cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS) Thursday (July 14), carrying more than 5,800 pounds (2,630 kilograms) of supplies, along with equipment for NASA climate change research. The supply mission, named CRS-25, blasted off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. After just 2.5 […]