Constructed from 10,581 pictures, scientists, using cameras aboard NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), have created the largest high resolution mosaic of our moon’s north polar region. The mosaic provides enough detail to see textures and subtle shading of the lunar terrain and consistent lighting throughout the images makes it easy to compare different regions.
Demonstrations in Turkey, the Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers, a safe return from space | March 11
The death of Turkish boy Berkin Elvan renews protests, ladies arm wrestle in Chicago for charity, an American and two Russians return from space, and more in today’s daily brief.
Feb. 11 Daily Brief: Shirley Temple Black dies, Obama meets with French president, a devastating fire
Shirley Temple Black dies at 85, President Barack Obama meets with French President Francois Hollande at the White House, a fire in Dhaka consumed more than 200 shanties, and more in today’s daily brief.
Jan. 9 Daily Brief: Ferry’s float through ice, Gov. Chris Christie holds news conference about bridge scandal, People’s Choice Awards
The barred spiral galaxy M83, also known as the Southern Pinwheel, is seen in a NASA Hubble Space Telescope mosaic, a security officer yells for help at the site of a bomb attack in Karachi, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie gives a news conference in Trenton and more in today’s daily brief.
The Geminid meteor shower is one of the most prolific of the big, annual meteor showers, and also one of the strangest. When viewing conditions are ideal, it is possible to see between 100 and 140 meteors per hour. However, this year the Geminid peak coincided with a nearly-full moon. Because the light of the moon will drowned out some of the dimmer meteors, sky watchers saw between 40 to 60 meteors Friday night. More
A rocket streaked through the sky Tuesday night in Maryland and for hundreds of miles across the eastern U.S. as NASA launched a mission from the Delmarva peninsula.
Did you catch NASA’s frog photobomb?
NASA released this photo Thursday that captured a frog flying through the air during the launch of the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft. It was taken by a still camera on a sound trigger, says NASA, who reported that “the condition of the frog, however, is uncertain.”
The craft, which took off from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, is currently on its way to orbit the moon where it will collect data about lunar conditions. Click for more on the mission.
August 25 Photo Brief: The Incredible Dog Show, lobster business, arrests made in Mumbai gang rape of photojournalist
“DOGS: The Incredible Dog Show” promotes adoptions of shelter dogs in Latin America, lobster business is booming in Maine, arrests made in Mumbai gang rape of a photojournalist and more in today’s daily photo brief.
July 25 Photo Brief: A view of the Sun’s surface, military training for puppies, train crash in Spain
A view of the Sun’s surface via NASA, military training for puppies in Belarus, train crash in Spain said to be one of Europe’s worst rail disasters and more in today’s daily brief. | Warning: Some photos may depict injury and/or death.
July 16 Photo Brief: Badwater Ultramarathon, washing your hair in space, Pope Francis sand sculpture
The Badwater Ultramarathon at Death Valley National Park, NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg washes her hair in space, a Pope Francis sand sculpture in Brazil and more in today’s daily brief. | Warning: Photos included may depict violence and/or injury.