This magnificent image is a portrait of the Earth taken in one single shot. At 121 megapixels, it is the highest resolution image of the planet ever and was taken by the geostationary Russian weather satellite the Electro-L.
The Eagle Has Risen: Stellar Spire in the Eagle Nebula. A billowing tower of gas and dust rises from the stellar nursery known as the Eagle Nebula. This small piece of the Eagle Nebula is 57 trillion miles long trillion km).
The Week's Coolest Space Images
The Week's Coolest Space Images | Every day satellites are zooming through space snapping incredible pictures of Earth the solar system and outer space. Here are the highlights from this week. | #Funnism
Salar de Uyuni marks the location of the world's largest salt flats, which can be found in southwest Bolivia. This stunning image captures the Uyuni Salt Flats right after rainfall. The salt crystals reflect puffy white clouds like an enormous mirror.
On August 2012 the Sun threw a major tantrum. It started with a vast arc of material towering over its surface, a stream of plasma flowing between two sunspots. Sometimes these collapse back down to the Suns surface, but this one exploded, blasting hun
NASA's Messenger Satellite Captures Spectacular Color Mosaic of Mercury. NASA's Messenger Satellite doesn't realise that the spectacular color mosaic of mercury is our communications working swimmingly.
The young star cluster NGC 602 in the Small Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy to the Milky Way. This picture covers a region about 200 light years across, and the galaxies seen in the background are hundreds of millions of miles further from us.