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Hindustan Times


By Neha Yadav
Published Sep 13, 2022

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10 Most Incredible Visuals Shared By NASA

Here are the 10 most incredible visuals shared by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Credits: Instagram / NASA

A 2014 mosaic picture of Mercury Caloris Basin captured by Messenger, the first spacecraft ever to orbit Mercury 

Credits:  NASA/JHUAPL/Carnegie Institution of Washington

Mercury Caloris Basin 

A 30-second exposure of meteor streaks across a sky full of stars going from black to a yellow-green at the bottom, taken in Spruce Knob, West Virginia

The Perseid Meteors

Credits: NASA/Bill Ingalls

A wide view of the biggest planet in our solar system, Jupiter with a faint-white swirling ring and blue auroras glowing at its north and south poles


Credits: Instagram / nasawebb

A stationary virtual camera captured the mood of moonlight with clean cuts of craters 

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) 

Credits: NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio/Ernie Wright

The data visualization by Claude Debussy was made with data from LRO that will further help NASA in preparing for next-generation lunar exploration, Artemis

Credits: Instagram / NASA Solar System

The stellar Tarantula Nebula gets its nickname from its long and dusty filaments. It is known for producing new stars at a very fast rate

Tarantula Nebula

Credits: Instagram / NASA

To mark Earth Day on April 22, NASA shared mesmerizing glimpses of our home planet, Earth from the International Space Station

Astronaut's Eye View

Credits: Instagram / NASA Goddard

A composite image of a bright star, Zeta Ophiuchi, 20 times massive than the Sun, was captured by the Splitzer space telescope and NASA Chandra X-ray Observatory

Credits: Instagram / NASA

Zeta Ophiuchi

A composite image created by the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array and Solar Dynamics Observatory shows X-rays swirling off our sun with high-energy emissions

Credits: Instagram / NASA


A spectacular image of a structure formed as a result of past explosions of R Aquarii located about 710 light years from Earth

Credits: Instagram / NASA Chandra X-ray Observatory

R Aquarii

The visual shows Webb's mid-infrared view of the centre of the Phantom galaxy with gray, web-like filaments forming a spiral pattern

Phantom Galaxy

Credits:  Instagram / NASA Webb

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Credits: Instagram / NASA