This curious galaxy — only known by the seemingly random jumble of letters and numbers 2MASX J16270254+4328340 — has been captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope dancing the crazed dance of a galactic merger. The galaxy has merged with another galaxy leaving a fine mist, made of millions of stars, spewing from it in long trails.
Origen: Hubble Captures a Galactic Waltz
On Nov. 2, 2000, the Expedition 1 crew – Commander William M. (Bill) Shepherd of NASA and Flight Engineer Sergei Krikalev and Soyuz Commander Yuri Gidzenko of Roscosmos – arrived at the International Space Station, marking the start of an uninterrupted human presence on the orbiting laboratory.
Origen: Looking Back: International Space Station at the Start of Expedition 1
NASA’s three WB-57s fly over foggy downtown Houston, Texas during their historic formation flight over the area on Nov. 19, 2015. This photo flight was the first time that all three WB-57s have been aloft simultaneously since the early 1970s, when the U.S. Air Force had an operational squadron of WB-57s.
Origen: Historic Formation Flight of NASA’s WB-57s Over Houston
This image of the northwest corner of Australia was snapped by a student on Earth after remotely controlling the Sally Ride EarthKAM aboard the International Space Station. The program allows students to request photographs of specific Earth features, which are taken by a special camera mounted on the station when it passes over these features.
Origen: Northwest Australia From the Space Station’s EarthKAM
In an address to Congress in 1961, President John F. Kennedy challenged the nation to “land a man on the moon and return him safely to Earth” before the end of the decade. With the flight of Apollo 12, 45 years ago this month, NASA achieved that goal a second time.
Origen: Lunar Encore Leads to First Precision Extraterrestrial Landing
The Apollo 12 Lunar Module (LM), in a lunar landing configuration, is photographed in lunar orbit from the Command and Service Modules (CSM) on Nov. 19, 1969. Aboard the LM were astronauts Charles Conrad Jr., commander; and Alan L. Bean, lunar module pilot.
Origen: Nov. 19, 1969, Apollo 12 Lunar Module Intrepid
Early November 2015 brought cloudy skies and intriguing patterns over the Prince Edward Islands in the South Indian Ocean. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Terra satellite captured this scene on November 5.
Origen: Cloud Patterns Over the Prince Edward Islands