As Tropical Depression Halola made landfall in southern Japan on July 26, our NPP Suomi satellite captured data from overhead. This visible-light image taken of the storm revealed that it appeared to be unraveling. Learn more: http://go.nasa.gov/1MszJ68#EarthRightNow
Possible Fresh Small Crater in Arcadia Planitia Anaglyph 3D Image
Here we see an anaglyph 3D image of a possible fresh small crater in Arcadia Planitia, a smooth plain with fresh lava flows and Amazonian volcanic flows on Mars. It was made by combining images taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. You'll need a pair of red-and-blue (or red-and-cyan) 3D glasses to see the depth effect.
A Spin Around An Exoplanet Most Like Earth | NASA July 24, 2015: This artistic animation depicts one possible appearance of the planet Kepler-452b, the first near-Earth-size world to be found in the habitable zone of star that is similar to our sun. The habitable zone is a region around a star where temperatures are right for water—an essential ingredient for life as we know it—to pool on the surface. Scientists do not know if Kepler-452b can support life or not. What is known about the planet is that it is about 60 percent larger than Earth, placing it in a class of planets dubbed "super-Earths." While its mass and composition are not yet determined, previous research suggests that planets the size of Kepler-452b have a better than even chance of being rocky. Kepler-452b orbits its star every 385 days. The planet's star is about 1,400 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus. It is a G2-type star like our sun, with nearly the same temperature and mass. This star is 6 billion years old, 1.5 billion years older than our sun. As stars age, they grow in size and give out more energy, warming up their planets over time. The planet's rotation is sped up.
Beneath the vivid hues of this eye-shaped cloud, named Abell 78, a tale of stellar life and death is unfolding. At the centre of the nebula, a dying star – not unlike our Sun – which shed its outer layers on its way to oblivion has, for a brief period of time, come back to echo its past glory. #xmmnewton
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