Eleanor Imster
Bird perched on a twig in front of a blue sky and faint while moon.

Sweet bird

Bettina Berg captured this sweet image of a bird and the moon in Las Vegas, Nevada, on November 6, 2019.

A deep look at Orion

This composite – made of 7 images – will show you what the eye alone can’t see in the area of the sky in and around the constellation Orion.

TESS watched a black hole tear apart a star

TESS watched a black hole tear apart a star from start to finish, a cataclysmic phenomenon called a tidal disruption event.

Bug dark blue circle with a swath of white cutting through it.

TESS planet-hunter shows you the southern sky

Mosaic of the southern sky constructed from 208 images by NASA’s TESS spacecraft, taken during the mission’s first year of science operations.

This ancient rhino roamed the Yukon

Fossils suggest that a long-extinct cousin of today’s rhinoceroses tromped through the forests of Northwest Canada roughly 8 to 9 million years ago.

Man standing in the center of a giant crystal doughnut.

Scientists study world’s biggest geode

Scientists recently studied the formation of the huge crystals inside the giant geode of Pulpí, located deep in a Spanish mine. They revealed the natural process that grew the crystals, ripening them over thousands of years and making them literally crystal clear.

Widening yellow to orange circles with a black ball in the center.

How to find a wormhole … if they exist

A team of physicists proposes that perturbations in the orbits of stars near supermassive black holes could be used to detect wormholes … if they exist.

Glowing orbs in space that look like a spooky mask.

Hubble brings you a spooky cosmic face

This ghostly face, captured by the Hubble Space Telescope on June 19, is actually a collision of 2 galaxies of about equal size, 704 million light-years from Earth.

Silhouette of a tree against a purple-pink sky, small dot of light on the upper left.

Jupiter at sunset

Jim AndRobin Moore in Nitro, West Virginia, captured Jupiter as the sun was setting on Monday.

Cosmic saguaro

Saguaro cactus in the starlight, in the desert outside Tucson, Arizona.