Landscape

Porpoise Bay, Antarctica

Porpoise Bay, Antarctica

The incredibly smooth surface of the sea ice indicates that it is topped with ample snow—possibly as much as tens of meters—which also drifted onto the berg’s left side. “That […]

Terkezi Oasis, Chad

Terkezi Oasis, Chad

A series of rocky outcroppings are a prominent feature of this Sahara Desert landscape near the Terkezi Oasis in the country of Chad. This image was acquired by Landsat 7 on […]

Love road

Love road

At a winery in Slovenia, the nearby road looks like a heart. “The owner says when the road was build, the workers drunk so much that they made the road […]

Pyrocumulonimbus

Pyrocumulonimbus

On August 8, 2019, a team of atmospheric scientists got an exceedingly rare look at these clouds as they were forming. NASA’s DC-8 flying laboratory passed directly through a large […]

Cloudy Sulawesi, Indonesia

Cloudy Sulawesi, Indonesia

The International Space Station was crossing over the equator when an astronaut looked east and took this photograph just after sunrise. The strip of land outlined by morning sunglint is the northern […]

Ao Phang Nga, Thailand

Ao Phang Nga, Thailand

Ao Phang Nga National Park is located in Phang Nga Province, southern Thailand. Most of the park consists of an area of the Andaman Sea studded with numerous limestone tower karst islands. The best known of […]

Mount Rainier

Mount Rainier, Cascades Mountains

The Cascades in Washington, with Mount Rainier, the range’s highest mountain, standing at 4,392 m. Seen in the background (left to right) are Mount Adams, Mount Hood, and Mount St. […]

Lunar panorama

Chang’e-4 lunar mission panoramic picture

The Chinese lunar mission Chang’e-4 took this panoramic picture of the far side of the Moon. Amazing picture of a desolated landscape. Photo: CNSA/Thomas Appéré

Dizzy Namibia

Dizzy Namibia

The most incredible thing in Namibia is the night sky. Here are 700 frames combined into one image. Each frame is 25 s, f / 2.8, iso 5000, 2 s […]