Mega Chad

Lake Mega Chad

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 […]

Surface of the Sun

Sun surface

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 […]

Meteor shower from space

Meteor shower from space

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 […]

CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope

CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope

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 […]

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 […]