Jamming with the ‘Spiders’ from Mars

Jamming with the ‘Spiders’ from Mars

This image from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, acquired May 13, 2018 during winter at the South Pole of Mars, shows a carbon dioxide ice cap covering the region and as the sun returns in the spring, “spiders” begin to emerge from the landscape.

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‘X’-ploring the Eagle Nebula and ‘Pillars of Creation’

‘X’-ploring the Eagle Nebula and ‘Pillars of Creation’

The Eagle Nebula, also known as Messier 16, contains the young star cluster NGC 6611. It also the site of the spectacular star-forming region known as the Pillars of Creation, which is located in the southern portion of the Eagle Nebula.

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The Heart of Madagascar

The Heart of Madagascar

As the International Space Station flew overhead, NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold captured this photograph of a changing landscape in the heart of Madagascar, observing drainage into the sea in the Betsiboka Estuary due to decimation of rainforests and coastal mangroves.

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2018 Class of NASA Flight Directors for the Mission Control Center

2018 Class of NASA Flight Directors for the Mission Control Center

NASA has selected six women and men to join the elite corps of flight directors who will lead mission control for a variety of new operations at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

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