At the dawn of a two-week lunar day, Edwin Aldrin strides across a small crater near one of Eagle's foil-wrapped landing probes.The white figure of Armstrong (who took this picture), and the buglike lunar module. A few hours earlier the two men had flashed the words that thrilled a waiting world: "Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed." While Armstrong and Aldrin explore the surface, Michael Collins keeps lonely vigil in Columbia, Apollo 11's command module orbiting the moon
Photography by Carsten Peter A ground fire ignited by a lightning storm near Elephant Butte, New Mexico, paints the horizon with brown smoke. At right, another cloud-to-ground strike flashes through a shaft of rain.
Green Tree Frogs Photograph by John Eastcott and Yva Momatiuk In a nocturnal rendezvous, two green tree frogs meet face-to-face atop a leaf in Louisiana's Atchafalaya River Delta. Green may be the most common color found in nature—it's everywhere from leaves, grass, and moss to snakes, butterflies, and even the northern lights. Green represents life, vitality, nature, and, of course, environmentalism.
Snared Dragon Photograph courtesy NASA SpaceX's unmanned Dragon capsule is grappled by the robotic arm on the International Space Station in a picture taken from the station. Last week the cargo craft successfully became the first commercial vehicle to dock with the ISS. Dragon spent about a week attached to the orbiting lab before splashing down in the Pacific Ocean Thursday morning.
The Milky Way is a barred spiral galaxy of the Local Group. Although the Milky Way is but one of billions of galaxies in the universe. The term "milky" originates from the hazy band of white light appearing across the celestial sphere visible from Earth, which is comprised of stars and other material lying within the galactic plane. The fact that the Milky Way divides the night sky into two roughly equal hemispheres indicates that the solar system lies close to the galactic plane.
Bonaire Banded Box Jelly Photograph courtesy Ned DeLoach Found near the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire, this "strikingly beautiful yet venomous jellyfish" resembles a box kite, with its long, colorful tails, according to ASU. A teacher participating in a citizen-science project gave the Bonaire banded box jelly the scientific name Tamoya ohboya, under the assumption that people who are stung by the noxious jelly would exclaim, Oh boy!
Dive-Bombing Wasp Photograph courtesy C. van Achterberg A new species of parasitic wasp found in Europe, Kollasmosoma sentum (pictured), "dive bombs" ants to lay its eggs. The wasp skims the ground to locate an ant, then drops rapidly and deposits an egg inside the victim, transforming the ant into rations for the wasp larva. "When ants are aware of the air raid, they may wave away the wasps with their legs or turn with mandibles open to face the assailant," according to ASU.