Bumpy, multi-colored ball.

Tycho supernova

New image of the Tycho supernova remnant from the Chandra X-ray Observatory.

Thin orange blob stretched across a black background.

Spiral galaxy in profile

Hubble Telescope view of a spiral galaxy – called NGC 3717 – oriented sideways.

Rainbow over Bavaria

A rainbow glows over Kranzhorn Mountain in Germany’s Bavarian Alps.

UFO cloud

Lenticular cloud over Butte, Montana.

Northern lights caused green-colored clouds

Northern lights over Jämtland, Sweden.

Aurora over Sweden

“Nature’s green magic over Sweden,” said photographer Jörgen Norrland Andersson, who captured this image on September 27, 2019 Thank you Jörgen!

Minuteman III launch

Alex Ustick captured the launch of Minuteman III – an unarmed test missile – from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Lompoc, California.

The young moon returns

And, especially if you’re on the southern half of Earth’s globe, Venus and Mercury are also back in the evening sky.

Two fogbows

Two beautiful fogbow photos taken in September

Learning to live on the moon … underwater

Astronaut teams practice living and working on the moon in the pool at at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Lab.