Photo Credit: Chris Hetlage / Imaging the Cosmos
AmericaSpace partner Chris Hetlage took this stunning picture of the transit of Venus in front of the Sun on June 5, 2012. The image was of such high quality that NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day (NASA APOD) selected it for their June 7, 2012 image.
AmericaSpace was fortunate in that it had not one – but three correspondents at this year's annular eclipse. Photo Credit: Chris Hetlage / Imaging the Cosmos
An annular solar eclipse occurred last week, and two AmericaSpace team members as well as one of our partners were in the western U.S. to cover [...]
What appears to be a 747 airliner passing through the crescent eclipsed sun. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / ARES Institute and AmericaSpace
A “Ring of Fire” annular solar eclipse dropped jaws of hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people this past Sunday, wowing people from China and Japan across the Pacific to the [...]
Artist's impression of the Galileo-Centaur deployment on Mission 61G in May 1986. Image Credit: NASA
When Challenger exploded on 28 January 1986, it crushed many dreams of America’s space programme. The Shuttle was expected to open new frontiers and deliver people into orbit with unrivalled frequency and reliability…but herein was one of its [...]
An annular solar eclipse on January 4, 2011, as photographed by Japan's Hinode satellite. People located inside the 200-mile wide eclipse track across the western United States can expect to see the same "ring of fire" on May 20, 2012, weather permitting. Photo Credit: Hinode/XRT
It has been nearly two decades since a solar [...]
The deadly tornados prowling the Midwest and South are one of the planet’s most powerful type of storm. But tornados are far larger on Mars and so gigantic on the Sun that a dozen Earths could stack inside them (video above). Remarkably, magnetic tornados also soar above the planet Mercury.