Er zijn maar weinig bedrijven die zo interessant zijn als NASA. Zij zijn de moderne ontdekkingsreizigers, waar vroeger continenten werden ontdekt wordt nu het heelal en diens planeten ontdekt. Daarom is het natuurlijk uiterst interssant om dit een beetje op de voet te volgen op het NASA Instagram account. Ze geven mooie informatie over de ontwikkelingen die gemaakt worden en de missies die worden uitgevoerd. Daarnaast zijn het geweldige plaatjes die je dag kunnen opfleuren. 

Om je te overtuigen hebben wij hier 10 redenen waarom je het NASA Instagram account moet volgen ofwel de 10 meest prachtige en unieke foto’s die te vinden zijn op hun pagina.

1. Ontdekking schepen van de 21ste eeuw

Launching to space 🚀! A #Dragon 🐉 that went racing into the sky at 5:42 a.m. EDT on Friday, June 29 atop a @SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket will arrive at the International Space Station (@ISS) tomorrow morning! The Dragon cargo craft will deliver more than 5,900 pounds of research, equipment, cargo and supplies to the crew living aboard our orbiting laboratory, including artificial intelligence 🤖, an instrument that will help us better understand volcanoes 🌋, fires 🔥, urban heat 🌇 and coastal and inland waters 🌊 here on Earth, and more. @astro_ricky and @astro_feustel will use the space station’s Canadarm2 robotic arm to capture Dragon when it arrives at the station. Dragon is scheduled to depart the space station in August and return to Earth with more than 3,800 pounds of research, hardware and crew supplies. Photo credit: @NASAKennedy #spacex #nasa #spacestation #internationalspacestation #research #dragoncargocraft #science #technology #falcon9 #rocket #launch #picofthday

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2. Jupiter wordt in de gaten gehouden

Swirling cloud belts and tumultuous vortices within Jupiter’s northern hemisphere are seen in this view from a May flyby of the planet's cloud tops by our Juno spacecraft. Looking closer at this chaotic and turbulent world, we see darker cloud material that is deeper in Jupiter’s atmosphere, while bright cloud material is higher. The bright clouds are most likely ammonia or ammonia and water, mixed with a sprinkling of unknown chemical ingredients. A bright oval at bottom center stands out in the scene. This feature appears uniformly white in ground-based telescope observations. However, with Juno, we can observe the fine-scale structure within this weather system, including additional structures within it. There is not significant motion apparent in the interior of this feature; like the Great Red Spot, its winds probably slows down greatly toward the center. Since 2016 Juno has been penetrating Jupiter’s deep, colorful zones and belts in a quest to answer fundamental questions about the gas giant planet's origin and evolution. Image Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt /Seán Doran #nasa #space #juno #jupiter #gasgiant #planet #clouds #swirling #pattern #solarsystem #science #spacecraft #pictureoftheday #astronomy #jetstream #jet #stream

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3. De beste selfies

It’s National Selfie Day! 📸Located 250 miles above Earth, the International Space Station (@ISS) provides a unique perspective for astronauts to take selfies like this photo astronaut Ricky Arnold (@Astro_Ricky) captured last week while working in the vacuum of space during a spacewalk. Along with astronaut Drew Feustel, the duo completed the sixth spacewalk at the space station in 2018, lasting 6 hours, 49 minutes. The two astronauts installed new high-definition cameras that will provide enhanced views during the final phase of approach and docking of the SpaceX Crew Dragon and Boeing Starliner commercial crew spacecraft that will soon begin launching from American soil. The spacewalk was the 211th in support of assembly and maintenance of the unique orbiting laboratory where humans have been living and working continuously for nearly 18 years. Spacewalkers have now spent a total of 54 days, 23 hours and 29 minutes working outside the station. Image credit: NASA/Ricky Arnold #nationalselfieday #selfie #nasa #astronaut #spacewalk #space #earth #orbit #spacestation #spacesuit #work #white #blue #picoftheday #pictureoftheday

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4. Unieke plaatjes van moeder aarde

🌊🌊🌊 This natural-color image captured May 17 near the coast of Guinea-Bissau in West Africa show estuaries branching out like a network of roots from a plant. With their long tendrils, the rivers meander through the country’s lowland plains to join the Atlantic Ocean. On the way, they carry water, nutrients, but also sediments out from the land. These estuaries play an important role in agriculture for this small country that is mostly made up of flat terrain. While the coastal valleys can flood often during the rainiest part of the year in the summer, the rain makes the valleys good locations for farming, especially rice cultivation. Using satellite data, researchers continue to observe the country's change in terrain and as a result, they're documenting a regrowth of previously eroded coastal areas. Credit: NASA/Joshua Stevens/@USGS #nasa #earth #science #water #picoftheday #earthview #views #agriculture #westafrica #atlanticocean

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5. Hoe het is om in de ruimte te chillen

Just another day at the office – in space! 🌏Today, @Astro_Ricky & @Astro_Feustel completed a spacewalk that lasted 6 hours, 49 minutes to install new high-definition cameras that will provide enhanced views of spacecraft docking with the International Space Station (@ISS). To enable the enhanced views, the two spacewalkers installed brackets and the cameras near an international docking adapter connected to the front end of the space station’s Harmony module. They also routed the ethernet and power cables to connect the cameras to the station. The booms holding the cameras also expand the wireless network at the orbiting laboratory. This marks the 211th spacewalk in support of assembly and maintenance of the unique orbiting laboratory where humans have been living and working continuously for nearly 18 years. Spacewalkers have now spent a total of 54 days, 23 hours and 29 minutes working outside the station. Credit: Roscosmos/Oleg Artemyev (@olegmks) #nasa #spacewalk #astronaut #views #earth #space #spacestation #science #solarsystem #picoftheday #orbit #liftoff #launch #crew #spacecraft

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6. Nieuws over onze tochten

Today at 7:12 a.m. EDT, three humans left planet Earth on a two-day journey to the International Space Station (@iss). Launched aboard a Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor, Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency and Sergey Prokopyev of Roscosmos will arrive at their new orbiting home on Friday. During their time on humanity’s only permanently occupied microgravity laboratory, they will work on hundreds of experiments in biology, biotechnology, physical science and Earth science. They will be joining the trio who is already in space, bringing the total crew to six people. Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky #nasa #space #launch #liftoff #rocket #soyuz #roscosmos #esa #international #spacestation #science #humans #earth #planet #home #orbit #spacecraft #solarsystem #crew #team #trio #pictureoftheday

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7. De zon wordt ook in de gaten gehouden

8. Toffe shots van plekken die 65 miljoen lichtjaren van ons vandaan zijn

This enchanting, star-studded galaxy captured by our Hubble telescope (@NASAHubble) lies about 65 million light-years away from Earth, which means that the light that we see now left it 65 million years ago, just when dinosaurs became extinct. This galaxy has had its fair share of dramatic events. In 2011, astronomers observed the explosion of a supernova in the galaxy (not visible in this image) and have observed many pulsating stars called Cepheid variables. These stars change their brightness at a rate matched closely to their intrinsic luminosity, making them ideal cosmic points for measuring accurate distances to relatively nearby galaxies. Image credit: NASA, ESA, A. Riess (STScI/JHU) #nasa #space #hubble #spothubble #galaxy #universe #solarsystem #bright #stars #lightyears #science #pictureoftheday

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9. Mooie flashbacks naar Apollo 1

10. Foto’s van de boys die weer thuis komen

Welcome to Earth! Three people landed back on planet Earth this morning after spending more than four months in space. NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik (@AstroKomrade), European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli and Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergey Ryazanskiy landed in their Soyuz spacecraft in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 at 3:37 a.m. EST. Together, the crew members contributed to hundreds of experiments in biology, biotechnology, as well as Earth and other physical sciences aboard the International Space Station (@iss). Their time aboard marked the first long-term increase in crew size on the U.S. segment of the International Space Station from three to four, allowing us to maximize time dedicated to research on the station. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls #nasa #space #spacecraft #touchdown #landing #astronauts #crew #earth #home #return #souyz #microgravity #laboratory #trip #travel #esa #roscosmos #planetearth #science

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