Category: Photo of the Day

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Tiny Neptune Moon Spotted by Hubble May Have Broken from Larger Moon

Astronomers call it “the moon that shouldn’t be there.” After several years of analysis, a team of planetary scientists using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has at last come up with an explanation for a mysterious moon around Neptune that they discovered with Hubble in 2013.

SPACE COAST SPORTS HALL OF FAME SPOTLIGHT: Bunny Cederlund Iconic Masters Swimmer

A long time member of the Florida Aquatic Combined Team, Cederlund, a truly iconic Masters swimmer and inspiration to us all as we age, was a great swimmer in her youth and returned to competition in the late 1980s.

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Aurora Shimmer, Meteor Flash Haunted Skies Over Island of Kvaløya

Some night skies are serene and passive — others shimmer and flash. The later, in the form of auroras and meteors, haunted skies over the island of Kvaløya, near Tromsø Norway on 2009 December 13. This 30 second long exposure records a shimmering auroral glow gently lighting the wintery coastal scene.

PHOTO OF THE DAY: NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Arrives at Asteroid Bennu After 1.2 Billion-Mile Journey

NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft completed its 1.2 billion-mile (2 billion-kilometer) journey to arrive at the asteroid Bennu Monday. The spacecraft executed a maneuver that transitioned it from flying toward Bennu to operating around the asteroid.

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.