Did you sleep through last night’s eclipse? Or maybe you had cloudy skies. If so, here’s the next best thing. Enjoy these.
Astronomers at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Chile today (April 9, 2014) released this image of the planetary nebula PN A66 33 — usually known as Abell 33 – located roughly 2,500 light-years from Earth. What you see here is the planetary nebula in a chance alignment with a foreground star.
Alexander Semenov photographed 222 different worm species, which are now in the process of being studied and documented by scientists. See photos.
Awesome image! A mid-level flare, an M6.5, erupted from the sun today, peaking at 10:05 a.m. EDT.
A new image shows two galaxies, close to each other in space, but with very different histories – small spiral NGC 1317 and the large battle-scarred NGC 1316.
Before and after satellite images of the March 22 landslide near Oso, Washington
So many of you posted wonderful shots of this morning’s pairing of the moon with the brightest planet, Venus – March 27, 2014 – in the predawn sky. Here are a few of our favorites. Thanks to all who posted!
The waning crescent moon on the morning of March 26, by VegaStar Carpentier Photography.
Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is a raging storm in the planet’s southern hemisphere that’s more than three times the size of Earth. This image is from NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft.
Do you love to look at the crescent moon? Here’s a view of the crescent planet Saturn.