Photo of the Day: LADEE Spacecraft Lifts Off Over New York City

A night launch of NASA’s newest spacecraft to the moon – the LADEE spacecraft – on the U.S. East Coast on Friday, September 6, 2013 at 11:27p ET prompted many fine photos. The launch took place at Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, 200 miles south of New York CIty, but despite this and tons of light pollution former NASA photographer Ben Cooper took an amazing photo from the Top of the Rock.

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NASA Released A Stunning 4K Video Of A Solar Flare

On April 17, a mid-level solar flare was released from an active region on the sun’s right side, resulting in short radio blackouts. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the event in several wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light which are normally invisible to our eyes. However, NASA color-coded these SDO images…

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