Topic: NASA

Lightbox April 9, 2012
Closeup

Pictures of the Week: April 6 — April 13

From North Korea’s rocket Unha-3 and the Trayvon Martin case to wildfires in the New York City metropolitan area and the 100th anniversary of the Titanic, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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Nasa/Eyevine/Zuma Press
Out There

Explosions in the Sky: The Cygnus Loop Nebula

The Cygnus Loop—captured today by the cameras aboard NASA’s Galaxy Evolution explorer—is a stunner.

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Lightbox January 4, 2012
Closeup

Earth From Above: The Blue Marble

More than 40 years after Apollo 17 departed for space, NASA has recreated the “Blue Marble” image of Earth, which was the first comprehensive look at our planet from above.

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©Thomas Ruff. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York
Toolbox

Outer Space: Thomas Ruff’s Altered Reality

A new book and exhibition from the German photographer showcases his use of color on appropriated NASA images.

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NASA
The Backstory

The First Earthrise

45 years ago this month, a photo from space forever changed how human beings saw the cosmos.

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Dan Winters for TIME
Photo Essay

The Last Liftoff: A Farewell to the Shuttle Program

Photographer Dan Winters captures a final look at the launch of Atlantis, the last space shuttle launched at the end of NASA’s shuttle program.

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NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
Out There

Mission to Saturn: Beauty from the Final Frontier

More than 13 years ago, the Cassini satellite punched through the Earth’s lower atmosphere on its way to Saturn, transmitting images millions of miles away. Filmmakers Chris Abbas created a short film of the spacecraft’s amazing images.

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ESA/NASA
Photo Essay

Our Beautiful Planet: Images from Space by an Astronaut Photographer

LightBox presents a beautiful collection of photos of the Earth taken during European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli’s Soyuz mission to the International Space Station.

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NASA/Reuters
Man on the Wire

Unprecedented Image of Space Shuttle Released

The International Space Station is seen with the docked space shuttle Endeavour in this photo provided by NASA. Taken on May 23, 2011, and released June 7, 2011, the photo by Expedition 27 crew member Paolo Nespoli from the Soyuz […]

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NASA
Out There

Mercury Poses for Its Closeup

When astronomers try to explain why everyone should be as excited as they are about a bit of space news, they tend to reach for superlatives: This is the hottest/ coldest/ biggest/ smallest/ oldest/ most mysterious/ most powerful thing we’ve […]

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