This exoplanet orbits the star Gliese 667 C, which belongs to a triple system. The six Earth-mass exoplanet circulates around its low-mass host star at a distance equal to only 1/20th of the Earth-Sun distance. The host star is a companion to two other low-mass stars, which are seen here in the distance.
This time-lapse, cropped panorama of the Chang'e-3, Yutu Rover landing site shows the last position of the Yutu rover as it heads off to the south, departing the landing site. The image was created by Ken Kremer and Marco Di Lorenzo using Chang'e 3 mission images released via China's state-run news outlets.
This image is a 360-degree panorama of the Chang'e-3, Yutu Rover landing site created by Ken Kremer and Marco Di Lorenzo. It was stitched from six individual pictures released to a state-run China news outlet. The initial panoramic was then enhanced to improve contrast, lighting and uniformity, which revealed more detail.
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Located approximately 7,000 light-years from Earth and nestled in the constellation Serpens lays the ultimate stellar nursery: the Eagle Nebula. This planetary nebula is home to seven strikingly beautiful pillars, most commonly referred to as the “Pillars of Creation," because it is in these towers that new stars are formed.
The Hubble Telescope [INFOGRAPHIC] The Hubble Telescope has allowed astronomers to explore the space in a whole new way. The telescope is not young by any means. It was launched in 1990. But it is still an invaluable tool for scientists to try and make sense of our universe. This infographic by Infographic World shows what the Hubble Telescope is all about:
Mike Taylor sent SPACE.com this photo of an aurora over a farmhouse in central Maine. He captured the image on Dec. 7, 2013 at 11:30 p.m. local time using a Nikon D600 camera and 14-24 mm at 14, f/2.8, 30 seconds, ISO 3200. The Andromeda Galaxy and a section of the Milky Way can also be spotted in this the image. The photo was processed through Lightroom 4 and Photoshop CS5.