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January 2022



The Cygnus CRS OA-7 cargo spacecraft, SS John Glenn, makes its way to the International Space Station on 22 April 2017.


When packing for a return flight to the Red Planet, space engineers account for around two years' worth of food and water for the crew.


ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer testing the Bioprint FirstAid experiment by German Aerospace Center, DLR.


The Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over part of the Great Barrier Reef off Australia's northeast coast on 1 April 2017.


This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image captures one of three segments that comprise a 65-light-year wide star-forming region named the Chamaeleon Cloud Complex.


Leicester research has identified a new 'Goldilocks Zone' in the Earth's crust which could provide metals vital to the green revolution.


There's more to this image of Mars than first meets the eye: nestled in the detail of the cliff face that cuts through this scene are signs of geology in motion.


Cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov (left) and Pyotr Dubrov (right) work to outfit the Nauka multipurpose laboratory module during a seven-hour and 11-minute spacewalk.


The Shetland Islands, an archipelago in the Northern Isles of Scotland, are featured in this Copernicus Sentinel-2 image.


NASA conducted its first RS-25 engine hot fire test of the new year Jan. 19 on the Fred Haise Test Stand at Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.


NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-T (GOES-T) is in view alongside its banner inside the Astrotech Space Operations facility in Titusville, Florida, on Jan. 20, 2022.


The Webb Space Telescope reaches its new home, remembering our fallen heroes, and testing a VIPER in the sand ... a few of the stories to tell you about - This Week at NASA.


This feature could easily be mistaken for a tree stump with characteristic concentric rings.


An international team including researchers from the University of Bern and the University of Geneva as well as the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) PlanetS analyzed the atmosphere of one of the most extreme known planets in great detail.


Scientists repeatedly check the weather forecasts as they prepare aircraft for flight and perform last-minute checks on science instruments.


The subject of this image is a group of three galaxies, collectively known as NGC 7764A.


In November 2021 Tom Cruise interviewed NASA astronaut Victor Glover during the World Extreme Medicine conference to talk about how the human body behaves in space. The one hour interview is fun and informative.


NASA's Space to Ground is your weekly update on what's happening aboard the International Space Station.


The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over northwest Lesotho - a small, land-locked country surrounded entirely by South Africa.


The Expedition 66 crew split its research schedule between space botany and life science aboard the International Space Station today.


Space agriculture dominated the research schedule aboard the International Space Station today to learn how to sustain long-term crews far beyond low-Earth orbit.


Cosmonauts Pyotr Dubrov (attached to the bottom left portion of the Prichal docking module) and Anton Shkaplerov (attached to the top right of Prichal).


ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer sets up the Microage experiment from the UK Space Agency and University of Liverpool.


Antennas are among the most complex systems aboard a satellite - making them demanding to produce and often unpredictable to test.


Volcanoes, impact craters, tectonic faults, river channels and a lava sea: a vast amount of information is captured in a relatively small area in this geologically rich new image from ESA's Mars Express.


Image of coral islands in the Bahamas, captured by ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer on board the International Space Station.


Astronauts aren't the only ones living on the International Space Station. We've been swabbing surfaces CSI: NY style to see how many fungi and bacteria also call it home


The waning gibbous Moon is pictured above the Earth's horizon as the International Space Station orbited 272 miles above the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of southern Argentina.


An unusual snowstorm has blanketed parts of Turkey and Greece, causing power cuts and chaos on the roads and flight cancellations.


The Orion crew module adapter for NASA's Artemis III mission is on a work stand inside the high bay of the Neil A. Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Jan. 20, 2022.


Caltech researchers used the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to determine that surface water left salt minerals behind as recently as 2 billion years ago.


A team mapping radio waves in the Universe has discovered something unusual that releases a giant burst of energy three times an hour, and it's unlike anything astronomers have seen before.


Through analyzes of ice cores from Greenland and Antarctica, a research team led by Lund University in Sweden has found evidence of an extreme solar storm that occurred about 9,200 years ago.


A U.S. resupply ship completed its 24th International Space Station cargo mission after returning to Earth on Monday afternoon. Meanwhile, back in space the Expedition 66 crew had hearing tests while working on a myriad of orbiting lab and science maintenance tasks.


Images of a sunset/sunrise seen from the International Space Station. ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer captured and posted these images to his social channels on 23 January 2022 with the caption:


A faint aurora and the Earth's atmospheric glow crown this night time photograph of Northern Europe, as the International Space Station orbited 262 miles above.


A close-up view of the Orion crew module for NASA's Artemis III mission enclosed on a work stand.


For the second time in its mission so far, the ESA/NASA Solar Orbiter spacecraft has flown through the tail of a comet.


The team has made good progress implementing the initial recovery steps outlined in last week's blog.


152 billion tonnes of fresh water - equivalent to 20 x Loch Ness or 61 million Olympic sized swimming pools, entered the seas around the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia when the megaberg A68A melted over 3 months in 2020/2021, according to a new study.


SpaceX's upgraded Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down at 4:05 p.m. EST off the Florida coast, marking the return of the company's 24th contracted cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station for NASA


SpaceX Dragon 24 departing the International Space Station on Sunday 23 January 2022.


Today, at 2 p.m. EST, Webb fired its onboard thrusters for nearly five minutes (297 seconds) to complete the final postlaunch course correction to Webb's trajectory.


New Curtin University research has confirmed the frequency of asteroid collisions that formed impact craters on Mars has been consistent over the past 600 million years.


Venus hides a wealth of information that could help us better understand Earth and exoplanets, or those planets outside our solar system.


An image of the coast of South Florida from Miami up to Cape Canaveral.


The five astronauts representing the Expedition 66 crew had an off-duty day on Friday while the two cosmonauts continued their post-spacewalk activities.


The spiral arms of the galaxy NGC 3318 are lazily draped across this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.


SpaceCast Weekly is a NASA Television broadcast from the Johnson Space Center in Houston featuring stories about NASA's work in human spaceflight.


A commercial mission returning cargo from the space station, the first space station spacewalk of the year, and observing a massive volcanic eruption from space... a few of the stories to tell you about - This Week at NASA.


The International Space Station was orbiting 267 miles above the south Pacific Ocean east of New Zealand when this photograph was taken from a window on the seven-windowed cupola.


Roscosmos cosmonaut and Expedition 66 Commander Anton Shkaplerov (upper right) works outside the Nauka multipurpose laboratory module during a spacewalk that lasted seven hours and 11 minutes.


Mid-winter in North America often brings blasts of cold wind blowing south from the Arctic or the Canadian interior.


NASA's Space to Ground is your weekly update on what's happening aboard the International Space Station.


Watch the replay of 'Live from Space: The Next Frontier for Knowledge and Action'.


Part of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, also known as Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, a state in northeast Germany is featured in this image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.


A U.S. resupply ship will wait at least one extra day to undock from the International Space Station while being packed with critical research samples for return to Earth.


Cosmonauts (from left) Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov are pictured in their Russian Orlan spacesuits.


NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this image of a solar flare - as seen in the bright flash on the right side of this image of the Sun - on January 20.


The atmospheric plume from an underwater volcano eruption in the Pacific nation of Tonga is pictured from the International Space Station as it orbited 269 miles above the Pacific Ocean northwest of Auckland, New Zealand.


The crater in the center of this HiRISE image defines where zero longitude is on Mars, like the Greenwich Observatory does for the Earth.


Fresh chile peppers are displayed aboard the International Space Station after being harvested from inside the Advanced Plant Habitat.


Planets like Earth, Jupiter, and Saturn with global magnetic fields of their own are surrounded by so-called radiation belts.


Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov of Roscosmos concluded their spacewalk at 2:28 p.m. EST after 7 hours and 11 minutes.


Last week, the Webb team began moving the observatory's individual mirror segments out of their launch positions.


Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov of Roscosmos concluded their spacewalk at 2:28 p.m. EST after 7 hours and 11 minutes.


In view of the of the ISS Expedition 66 Russian spacewalk #51 to outfit the Nauka Multipurpose Laboratory Module.


Images of a land pass over Canada and northern USA during sunrise, captured by ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer on board the International Space Station.


Starliner technicians work on the Orbital Flight Test-2 spacecraft in the high bay of Boeing's Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Jan. 13, 2022.


Often portrayed as destructive monsters that hold light captive, black holes take on a less villainous role in the latest research from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.


The Expedition 66 crew is getting ready for a spacewalk on Wednesday while packing a U.S. resupply ship for its departure on Friday.


On January 13, 2022, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on board NASA's Aqua satellite acquired a true-color image of the start of something big--a massive volcanic eruption on from an undersea volcano in Tonga that triggered tsunami waves on January 15which impacted coastal areas from New Zealand to Alaska.


How many black holes are out there in the Universe? This is one of the most relevant and pressing questions in modern astrophysics and cosmology.


Since 2019, SpaceX has been launching an increasing number of internet satellites into orbit around Earth.


NASA astronaut and Expedition 66 Flight Engineer Kayla Barron sets up an AstroBee robotic free flyer with an experimental audio sensor for the SoundSee Mission experiment.