Science & Nature
Happy Solarween! Taken by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory on Oct. 8, 2014, shows places on the Sun where magnetic activity is high. In the far ultraviolet, the intense energies tossed around by these ridiculously strong magnetic fields can be seen, in contrast to more sedate areas. And, happily, on that date the Sun wound up looking like a giant pumpkin.
You Could Fit All the Planets Between the Earth and the Moon
Theoretical Limits: Ultimate limits of nature and humanity. By BBC Future
Infographic: Ultimate limits of nature and humanity
Predator and prey. Photo: Marc Henauer. National Geographic Photo Contest
Mount Hood National Forest, Oregon. Photo: Kenji Yamamura. National Geographic Photo Contest
Turkish mantis. Photo: Mehmey Karaca. National Geographic Photo Contest
Mediterranean Mantis. Photo: Hasan Baglar. National Geographic Photo Contest
National Geographic Photography Contest. Photo: Paul Souders
Gassy Black Hole Gem. Six images that combine Chandra data with those from other telescopes. Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO, Optical: NASA/STScI, Radio: NSF/NRAO/VLA).
Chris Hadfield imaged the 1,000-mile-view from Havana to Washington D.C. during his five-month-stint aboard the International Space Station. Credit: Chris Hadfield / NASA
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Retired Astronaut Chris Hadfield Releases Stunning Space Photos
Undulatus Asperatus. Photo by Agathman / wikimedia commons
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Undulatus asperatus: A new category of cloud.
Sunset on Mars. (Photo: Mars Exploration Rover Spirit, NASA)
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Puesta de Sol desde Marte (foto de la NASA)
Rhino Beetle Weapons Match Their Fighting Styles
A screenshot of the ‘diamond ring effect’ as seen during a total solar eclipse captured by Kaguya from lunar orbit. Credit: JAXA/NHK.
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REAL Images of Eclipses Seen From Space
‘Old Faithful’ geyser in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming under a beautiful night sky on September 28, 2014. Credit and copyright: astroval1 on Flickr.
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Astrophoto: Old Faithful Geyser Erupts Under a Starry Sky
A colorful, wide view of the North America Nebula (NGC 7000 or Caldwell 20) in Cygnus. Credit and copyright: Terry Hancock.