From an average altitude of 400 kilometers above the surface of Earth, the brilliant shades of orange and red along our planet’s curving limb are often stunning. They also showcase an […]
Lava from the volcanic eruption on Iceland’s Reykjanes peninsula lights up clouds from below.
This shows the rim of Jezero Crater, Mars, as seen in the first 360-degree panorama taken by the Mastcam-Z instrument aboard NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover, February 2021.
Mercury. Image: NASA
About 7,000 years ago, a vast lake spread hundreds of square kilometers across north-central Africa. Known to scientists as Lake Mega Chad, it covered more than 400,000 square kilometers at […]
This is the first image from the National Science Foundation’s Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope of the sun’s surface. Released 30 January 2020. This picture is showing the highest ever […]
Every January, bits of asteroid 2003 EH1 cross paths with Earth’s orbit to create a beautiful annual meteor shower: the Quadrantids. As the fragments collide with our atmosphere, they disintegrate […]
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 […]
The recently formed volcanic island unofficially known as Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai in Tonga, Oceania, was not expected to survive the erosive and relentless lashing of the sea. But against the […]
The 64 m radio telescope at Parkes Observatory, New South Wales, Australia, as seen in 1969, when it received signals from the Apollo 11 Moon landing. This photo, taken in […]
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 […]
Lake Natron is a salt or soda lake in Arusha Region in Tanzania. It is in the Gregory Rift, which is the eastern branch of the East African Rift. The […]
A young polar bear cub facing a giant expedition ship in Svalbard archipelago, 2013.
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 […]
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 […]
Steffen Olsen and his team were collecting equipment from a weather station in the Inglefield Fjord area, Greenland, and as they stepped on the 1 meter thick ice, water began […]
Mosaic of the Valles Marineris hemisphere of Mars projected into point perspective, a view similar to that which one would see from a spacecraft. The distance is 2500 kilometers from […]
This photograph of the M87 galaxy black hole is the first image of a black hole in history! This first image of a black hole shows a bright ring with […]
So extensive, it is visible from space, the Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem. Stretching 2,300 km along Australia’s northeast coastline, this complex of shallow water […]
Using the schlieren photography technique, NASA was able to capture the first air-to-air images of the interaction of shockwaves from two supersonic aircraft flying in formation. These two U.S. Air […]
Jellyfish under the Aurora Borealis off the coast of Northern Norway, close to Tromsø.
This very dangerous volcano is the child of the old Krakatoa that erupted in 1883. It was the most powerful recorded volcanic eruption of all times and it killed thousands […]
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
On July 19, 2013, NASA spacecraft got one rare and unique view of Earth. While exploring Saturn, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft took the image of Earth from a distance of about 1.45 billion […]
First image of Ultima Thule, January 2, 2019. This image taken by the Long-Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) is the most detailed of Ultima Thule returned so far by the New […]
NASA’s InSight Mars lander acquired this image of the area in front of the lander using its lander-mounted, Instrument Context Camera (ICC). This is the first image of the mission. […]
The best known asterism in northern skies hangs over the Canadian Rockies in this mountain and night skyscape taken last week from Banff National Park. But most remarkable is the amazing […]
“I couldn’t believe what was happening in front of my eyes, my friend climbing a massive ice wall under one of the most beautiful and strongest displays of Northern Lights […]
This photograph received from Hayabusa2 spacecraft and made available by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on October 3, 2018, Japan time, shows the shadow of Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa2 over […]
After more than 13 years at Saturn, and with its fate sealed, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft bid farewell to the Saturnian system by firing the shutters of its wide-angle camera and […]
The solar elements in this sequence were taken at 5 minutes interval except the diamond rings which were about one minute before and after the max totality. The positions of […]
There are about 1.7 billion stars in this picture! Gaia’s all-sky view of our Milky Way Galaxy and neighbouring galaxies, based on measurements of nearly 1.7 billion stars. The map […]
The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) is a large multi radio telescope project aimed to be built in Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.
This self-portrait of NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle on Vera Rubin Ridge, which it’s been investigating for the past several months. Directly behind the rover is the start […]
NASA’s Juno spacecraft was a little more than one Earth diameter from Jupiter when it captured this mind-bending, color-enhanced view of the planet’s tumultuous atmosphere. Jupiter completely fills the image, with […]
A dirt storm wraps the fumarole of the violent night eruption of the Calbuco volcano in the Lagos region, Chile.
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All water on Earth is represented in the big blue globe. The medium blue globe represents all the fresh water, indicating that the rest of the water is salty. Finally, the […]