NASA Shows How the Mars Perseverance Rover Took its First Selfie

Back in April, the Mars Perseverance rover shared a selfie that included the Ingenuity helicopter drone on the surface of the Red Planet. The space agency has now shared a video and detailed explanation of how that photo was taken, including the fact it is made up of 62 individual images. NASA explains that the […]

NASAs Mars Curiosity Rover Captures Rare Photos of Shimmering Clouds

The thin atmosphere of Mars makes the appearance of clouds a rare sight, though they can form around the planet’s equator in the coldest time of the year. Last year, NASA noticed that some clouds were forming earlier than expected, and were ready this year to document them when they formed again. In early January, […]

NASA Astronaut Who Captured All of Humanity in a Single Photo Has Died

NASA astronaut Michael Collins has passed away at the age of 90. Collins is most well known for a photo he took of the lunar module containing both Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong in front of the Earth, which captures all of humanity, alive and dead, in a single photo. That is, other than himself. […]

New Stunning Image of the M87 Black Hole Shows its Magnetic Fields

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), which was responsible for producing the first-ever image of a black hole in 2019, has today revealed a new polarized view of the M87 black hole that reveals the structure of its magnetic fields, key in explaining how it is able to launch energetic jets from its core. Since releasing […]

Estee Lauder Pays NASA $128,000 for Photo Shoot on the ISS

The cosmetics giant Estee Lauder is paying NASA $128,000 for a product photography shoot onboard the International Space Station. Bloomberg reports that the company will be paying the space agency to fly 10 bottles of its Advanced Night Repair skin serum to the orbiting space station on a cargo run that will launch from Virginia […]

Astronaut Walter Schirra Hand Picked the Hasselblad 500c for Moon Pics

Few pictures in history can strike up as much emotion, and pure awe as those of our closest neighboring celestial body, the Moon. After John Glenn spent $40 on an Ansco Autoset camera to capture images of our first orbit around the Earth, Walter Schirra (the third man to orbit the Earth), knew that something much better would be needed to capture images from our travels away from Earth.

Read Hasselblads Moon Landing Press Release from 1969

This month, Hasselblad is celebrating the 50th anniversary of becoming “the first camera on the moon.” And in addition to sharing some beautiful photos taken of and with the iconic Hasselblad Data Camera (HDC) and Hasselblad Electric Camera (HEC) used on the moon, they also shared a bit of fascinating history: their original moon landing […]

This Dreamy Holga Photo Was Shot from the Stratosphere

Crude and low-tech as it is, the Holga remains one of the most popular cameras for nostalgic and even quirky film photography projects. But one project took it several notches higher by taking it way out into the stratosphere.

This Astronaut Shot Racetracks from Space with a Nikon DSLR

NASA astronaut Drew Feustel grew up in Detroit and is an avid car and racing enthusiast. So much so that while commanding the International Space Station in 2018, Feustel photographed racetracks from space with a Nikon DSLR before watching the race itself in his free time.

This Photo Shows the Dark Side of the Moon and Earth in the Same Shot

A Chinese satellite currently orbiting the moon has captured a beautiful photo showing both the far side (AKA dark side) of the Moon as well as planet Earth in the background. The Dwingeloo Radio Observatory in the Netherlands reports that the photo was captured by China’s Longjiang-2 satellite on February 3rd, 2019. This photo of […]

Interview: NASA Astronaut Randy Bresnik on Photography from the ISS

Astronaut photographers on the International Space Station have dazzled us for years with eye-popping photos and videos shot from orbit. To learn more behind-the-scenes details of photography on the space station, photographer Jared Polin interviewed NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik.

Adam Jesionkiewiczs Astrophotography Captures Beautiful Nebulas

If you think astrophotography is all about photographing the star trails and the Milky Way at night, you're definitely mistaken. One look at the breath-taking photos snapped by Warsaw-basedAdam Jesionkiewicz will tell you that this highly specialized type of photography is capable of creating images that are literally out of this world.

The Nikon Cameras Used by NASA

I recently attended Nikon’s first-ever Fan Meeting event in Japan and one of the interesting things I was able to see and learn there was Nikon’s history of equipment being used by NASA in space.

The First Permanent Photo Exhibition in Space

Dr. Hersh Chadha is a photographer whose work is literally out of this world.  Thanks to a collaboration with printing house Duggal Visual Solutions, Chadha’s work is now whizzing around the Earth on the International Space Station in a permanent photography exhibition.

This Photo Shows Earth Framed by the Rings of Saturn

NASA just published this remarkable photo captured by its Cassini spacecraft on April 12th, 2017. Shot from 870 million miles (1. 4 billion kilometers) away, it shows Earth as a bright dot framed by Saturn’s icy rings.

Here are Satellite Photos of California in 2014 and 2017

After years of serious drought, California appears to be on the road to recovery. The state experienced its driest years on record between 2011 and 2014, but rains and snow have brought new life to the region since then, and this can be seen in NASA’s satellite photos. The photos above were captured by NASA […]

These 11 Images from NASA Were Shot on Kodak Ektachome

With the very recent announcement of Kodak Ektachrome coming back to the market, there are folks saying that Ektachrome wasn't anything so special. Sure, it wasn't Kodachrome--but Ektachrome was capable of producing really, truly fantastic photos.

Hubble Captures Stunning Photos After It Was Offline for Over a Month

NASA has released two new stunning images taken by Hubble after the legendary telescope was forced offline for a month. Originally launched in April of 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has captured more than one million images, including detailed photos of the birth and death of stars, galaxies billions of light-years away, and even comets […]

How Astronomers Use Gravity as the Ultimate Camera Lens

The Hubble Space Telescope has an incredible camera system in its own right, but thanks to a phenomenon called gravitational lensing it can capture images far beyond what human technology and optical science currently allow.

Jaw-Dropping Video of the Moon Was Shot with Modular Leica DSLR lens

A video showcasing the incredible optical quality of the Leica APO-Telyt-R 400mm f/2. 8 lens recently surfaced, and the quality that this lens exhibits (which today retails used for $15,000 used) in 4K video is mind-blowing… especially considering the footage was shot from Earth.

Drone Captures the Terrifyingly Violent Collapse of the Arecibo Observatory

The Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico was built in 1963 and was the world’s largest single-unit radio telescope until China’s construction of the FAST in 2016. After struggling with structural issues for some time, the dish finally collapsed and the violent destruction was caught on video.

This is an Infrared Photo of Jupiter

Scientists have created the highest-resolution photos of Jupiter ever captured from the ground, including this gorgeous infrared photo created by stacking a large number of exposures. Researchers at the NSFs National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory (NOIRLab) spent three years capturing observations using a selection-and-stacking technique called “lucky imaging” using the Gemini North telescope on Hawaiis […]

13 of the Most Popular Photos in NASAs Archive

NASA revamped its Image and Video Library website in 2017 to make a massive trove of free imagery available to the public in high resolution. Here’s a look at 20 of the most popular shots in NASA’s photo collection.

NASA Just Ordered 53 Nikon D5 DSLRs

NASA just placed a hefty order for 53 unmodified Nikon D5 DSLRs. The cameras currently cost about $6,500 each, so if NASA paid full retail price for each camera, they just spent at least $344,500 on this purchase.

NASA Just Shot the Closest-Ever Photos of Jupiters Great Red Spot

Jupiter’s “Great Red Spot” (or G.R.S.) is a giant storm on the gas planet that has possibly existed for at least 350 years. NASA’s Juno spacecraft flew just 5,600 miles above the storm on Monday, snapping new photos that give us a beautiful view of this famous feature. The distance between Juno and Jupiter is […]

Sightron and Player One Launch Five New Astrophotography Cameras

Sightron has announced it will release five new Player One Astronomy CMOS sensor astrophotography cameras. The company says its goal is to be the frontrunner in the astronomy observation space using the latest technology to produce astronomical observation equipment.

NASA is Gearing Up to Fly a Camera Drone Above Mars

NASA is targetting early April for the first flight of its Ingenuity Mars Helicopter, a drone that will mark the organization’s first attempt at a powered, controlled flight of an aircraft on another planet where it will hover over the surface and capture aerial images.

Sigma Sent Two Cameras Into Space to Capture Earth from 100,000 Feet

Sigma UK recently teamed up with the company Sent Into Space to… well… send a couple of their cameras to space. The group tied a pair of Sigma fp’s to two weather balloons and sent them each to an altitude of ~100,000 feet so they could capture some stunning photos and 4K RAW video of […]

This is How Scientists Colorize Hubble Photos of Deep Space

Every mind-blowing deep space photograph captured by the Hubble space telescope that you’ve ever seen started out black-and-white. So how do we get those amazing technicolor images of the Pillars of Creation or the Bubble Nebula? This short video explains how scientists manage this feat. The video was put together as part of VOX Video […]

Curiosity Rover Captures Two Solar Eclipses on Mars

Photographers have captured many awe-inspiring photos of solar eclipses in recent years. But Earth isn’t the only planet photos are being shot from: NASA’s Curiosity rover has captured some beautiful solar eclipse photos over the past few weeks from the surface of Mars.

Who Shot the Iconic Apollo 8 Earthrise Photo?

Apollo 8 was the first manned mission to leave Earth’s orbit, orbit the Moon, and return to Earth. Since it wasn’t a moon landing, though, it tends to not be as celebrated as other manned moon missions.

This 360 Video Shows the DSLR Wall on the ISS

This video by RT, titled “Space 360,” is the first-ever interactive 360-degree video shot on the International Space Station. It’s also of special interest for photography enthusiasts: it shows the inside of the service module, where the astronauts’ Nikon DSLR cameras and lenses are stored on the walls. The video was filmed by Russian cosmonaut […]