Category: Photo of the Day

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Jovian Close Encounter Captured by NASA’s Juno Spacecraft

A multitude of magnificent, swirling clouds in Jupiter’s dynamic North North Temperate Belt is captured in this image from NASA’s Juno spacecraft. Appearing in the scene are several bright-white “pop-up” clouds as well as an anticyclonic storm, known as a white oval.

DEEP SPACE IMAGE: NASA Hubble Space Telescope Reveals Giant Cosmic ‘Bat Shadow’

Shadows on Earth can be mysterious and foreboding, but when they occur in space, they can convey information we otherwise could not know. In a stellar nursery called the Serpens Nebula, nearly 1,300 light-years away, a young star’s game of shadow play is revealing secrets of its unseen planet-forming disk.

SPECIAL PICTORIAL: Dressing Up For an Evening at the Space Coast State Fair in Viera

The Battani’s of Brevard County dressed up in their finest for a unique family photo shoot last Saturday at the Space Coast State Fair. The Battani family includes mom and dad Ashley and Matt, along with their children Domenic and Rosalie. Also on hand was the children’s aunt, Dominique Gdyra.

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Newborn Stars Blow Bubbles in the Cat’s Paw Nebula

This image from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Cat’s Paw Nebula, so named for the large, round features that create the impression of a feline footprint. The nebula is a star-forming region in the Milky Way galaxy, located in the constellation Scorpius. Estimates of its distance from Earth range from about 4,200 to about 5,500 light-years.