Double take: Do you see a face or a hand? When this image from nasachandraxray of PSR B1509-58 – a spinning neutron star surrounded by a cloud of energetic particles about 17,000 light-years from Earth – was released in 2009, it created a ton of hype because people saw a hand-like shape in the X-ray emission. Pareidolia vibes were strong. X-rays from Chandra in gold are seen along with infrared data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) telescope in red, green and blue. Pareidolia struck again as others reported seeing a shape of a face in WISE's infrared data. So... can you help us settle the debate? what do YOU see? Vote using the "✋" or "🙂" in the comments below! Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO; Infrared: NASA/JPL-Caltech #NASA #Pareidolia #WordOfTheDay #Earth #Universe #Chemistry #Galaxy
The seven-member Expedition 64 crew gathers together for a New Year's Day portrait inside the International Space Station's "window to the world," the cupola. Clockwise from bottom are Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergey Kud-Sverchkov; NASA astronauts Kate Rubins, Victor Glover and Michael Hopkins; Roscosmos cosmonaut and station Commander Sergey Ryzhikov; JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi; and NASA astronaut Shannon Walker. #nasa #roscosmos #jaxa #astronaut #cosmonaut #crew #international #space #station #window #world
Our Planet Earth as seen by ISS.
SpaceX is targeting as early as Friday for a Starship SN9 launch attempt, with FAA temporary flight restrictions reaching "from the surface up to Unlimited." The FAA posted windows from 9am ET to 6:59pm ET (14:00 to 23:59 UTC) on Jan 8, Jan 9, and Jan 10: h/t @SpaceTfrs
In 2020, the world's most powerful space telescope unfurled its primary mirror, went through a full launch simulation, stretched out its 5-layer sunshield and more. Look back on NASAWebb's biggest accomplishments of 2020 at the link in our bio, and get ready for launch this year! Image Credits: NASA/Chris Gunn #nasawebb #nasa #space #engineering #jwst
Captured ISS transit This morning 120x magnification
Long exposure views of the Cygnus region reveals beautiful deep sky objects