Monday, August 30, 2010

NASA Photos Online (Images) *The Universe, Solar System, Earth, Aeronautics, Astronauts*


NASA's Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes joined forces to create this striking composite image of one of the most popular sights in the universe.
Image Release Date: 2005/05/04

NASA Photos Online: NASA Website and Flickr

Some NASA photos are now on Flickr, but more images are also online at NASA Images. Both websites have not only historical photos, but images such as above from the composite images of the Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes. The NASA Images website has categories: Universe, Solar System, Earth, Aeronautics, and Astronauts.

There are websites, blogs, and other media that present a space photo of  the day, week, etc. How about presenting you space photos for a lifetime? lol

Selected photos, some of my favorites, are below. It is difficult to top the Sombrero Galaxy above except for the Hubble Deep Field images.

NASA on The Commons' photostream (Flickr)
NASA Images (NASA)
Big Bang Big Boom: The History of Everything (Video) (MountainVision)
The Intelligent Universe, Bio-Cosm, ET, AI, & Evolution (Audio) (MountainVision)

This image taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the comet Encke riding along its pebbly trail of debris (long diagonal line) between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.
Image Release Date: 2005/01/11

During its flight, the Galileo spacecraft returned images of the Earth and Moon. Separate images of the Earth and Moon were combined to generate this view.
Image Release Date: 01/02/1990

Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr., lunar module pilot, walks on the surface of the Moon near the leg of the Lunar Module (LM) "Eagle" during the Apollo 11 exravehicular activity (EVA).
Date of Image: 20 July 1969

Neil Armstrong: First man to land a craft on the Moon and the first man to step on its surface
Neil Armstrong, donned in his space suit, poses for his official Apollo 11 portrait
Date of Image: 1969-01-09

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