Photo of the Day
Photographer : Menashe Davidson Summary Author : Menashe Davidson
So Smooth This shot may look like a far-off alien galaxy, but it's quite close to home.
Last weekend, I was in Seattle and had the opportunity to visit the Washington Park Arboretum , the Center for Urban Horticulture (both now administered as the University of Washington Botanic Gardens), and the Volunteer Park Conservatory .
This true-color image shows North and South America as they would appear from space 35,000 km (22,000 miles) above the Earth. The image is a combination of data from two satellites. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument aboard NASA’s Terra satellite collected the land surface data over 16 days, while NOAA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) produced a snapshot of the Earth’s clouds.
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The existence of oceans or lakes of liquid methane on Saturn's moon Titan was predicted more than 20 years ago.
When we first saw pictures from NASA’s Curosity mission to Mars , many of us asked, “That’s it?”
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