This picture shows SpaceX preparing its Falcon 9 rocket for launch at Cape Canaveral later today. If all goes well—and currently there’s a 60 percent chance of favorable weather—the launch will take place during a 90-minute window which starts at 6:14 p.m. EDT. »
Most iceberg-forming videos show the violence of glaciers calving, the groaning as thousands of tonnes of ice tip into the sea. But this slow sequence of photos from NASA’s satellites reveal a far more stately process. »
This is a lovely view of Florida captured by the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-1A satellite, showing the structured geometries of agriculture in the north and the Everglades National Park in the south.
The day just finished, April 22nd, is a globally-recognised day of awareness for recycling and hybrids and all the good stuff. To celebrate, the European Space Agency released this rather wonderful image of our special planet on its special day. »
Living in space provides an overwhelming series of aesthetic joys, from whether it’s the view of Earth from above the aurora borealis—but even a simple reflection can look amazing, too. »
This bright cloud of neon colors, a result of the X-ray emissions within, has a strangely distinctive shape—which landed it the name Thor’s Helmet among astronomers. »
NASA's Dawn spacecraft has spent a month in the shadow of Ceres. But now, the highest resolution images of the dwarf planet to date reveal its north pole. »
If the aurora happens in space, you probably can’t call it the Northern Lights. But names aside, this shot of an aurora (and the ISS bathed in moonlight) sure is pretty. »
This photo of a HH-60H Sea Hawk Navy helicopter, taken on April 12th, is virtually flawless. The whole scene is like a well executed model diorama: the sea surface like broken sheet glass; the Sea Hawk hovering, still on its rope ladder stand; and those two tiny navy technicians clinging on for dear life.
How do you work out if a creature that's only preserved as rock sank or swam? You create a complex 3D model of its stricture using X-rays is how. »
This aerial view shows all kinds of exposed geological features that are waiting to be explored: long rugged ridges, plunging great craters and even the occasional wide flat plain. Sadly, it's at least 34 million miles away. »
This 3D scan shows a tangle of abnormal blood vessels beneath a patient’s skin. Their presence caused speech and vision problems, and were in danger of rupturing—which could have ended his life. Now, they’ve been removed during the course of a full face transplant.