Apod archive

This image shows how the Sun’s magnetic field lifts portions of the chromosphere after a large solar flare. This was one of the most interesting features of the Sun in all of 2020 and represents the first major activity since the start of the new solar cycle.
In the Tengger Desert, located in Minqin County, there is a mysterious group of man-made sculptures. The metal columns pointing skyward in this image are called raindrops. By day, they fall like a raindrop in the desert, but the photographer preferred to photograph the scene at night, under the Milky Way. The metal sculpture reflects the light from the Milky Way, making its very clear. The extremely bright starlight in the desert reflects off the metal surface like a column of light from a vast universe of stars hitting the ground. The photographer placed the camera in a very low position in the center of the sculpture, looking skyward.
In this image, Saturn is shown near its 2020 best, showing a wealth of detail of the entire planet and ring system. The famous polar hexagon can be seen around the south pole at the bottom, while many other belts and zones are clearly seen all around the planet.

Astronomy picture of the day en línea

The project coordinators are professional astronomers who have their own lines of research in astrophysics. Robert is a professor at Michigan Technological University and Jerry is a researcher at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. These creators of the project, after much deliberation, decided that they should take advantage of the fact that the www has evolved into an ever-growing collective human resource to which it is important to contribute.
APOD has received several awards during its existence, such as the one given by Scientific American magazine in 2001 or the Sci/Tech Web award. It is worth entering APOD, not only because of the awards, nor because it is an entertainment site, it is also an educational space that expands in cyberspace with inspiring images of the Cosmos.
I invite you to review and enjoy the APOD page and if you have a photograph that you think might be a good APOD, send it by email to one of the authors, Robert Nemiroff nemiroff @mtu.edu or Jerry Bonnell at bonnell@grossc.gsfc.nasa.gov, or through the submission page: https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/lib/apsubmit2015.html.

Astronomy picture of the day del momento

“It’s like getting an Oscar”! This is how satisfied Carlos Uriarte, from Tarragona, was when, on Thursday 29th July, NASA chose his photo as ‘Astronomy Picture of the Day’, which can be seen at the official link of the organization: https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap210729.html.
The image chosen by NASA is like a prize for Uriarte, who since 2008 photographs the stars as a hobby and in his work as a popularizer has collaborated doing courses and collaborations in civic centers of Reus or the Kesse space of Tarragona.
The astrophoto chosen as the one of the day by NASA, apart from its quality, has especially significant technical aspects for specialists. Uriarte highlights how in the upper left part of the photo you can see “an arc of shock, caused by a black hole”.

Astronomy picture of the day 2021

Discover the cosmos! Every day NASA publishes a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer, and we present it to you here.
September 15, 2021. Trajectory of Cyclones on Planet EarthWhere do cyclones go on Earth? Known as hurricanes when they occur in the Atlantic Ocean and as typhoons when they occur in the Pacific, the map above shows the paths of major storms from 1985 to 2005.
September 14, 2021. Curiosity’s 360-Degree Panorama of MarsWhich way up Mount Sharp? In early September, the Curiosity robotic rover continued its ascent toward the central peak of Gale Crater in search of more clues about ancient water and additional evidence that Mars may have been able to support life.
September 11, 2021. Saturn at NightStill bright in planet Earth’s night skies, Saturn’s good telescopic views and beautiful rings often make it the star of observing nights.