A busy hermit spider spinning its web at dusk, pictured on September 7, 2014. This is a composite of two images, one focused on the spider and the other on the Moon. Credit and copyright: Brian who is called Brian on Flickr.
Awesome Astrophotos: Caught in the Web of the SuperMoon
In this delightful portrayal of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, we see the 2.5-mile-wide object close to true color with downtown Los Angeles, Calif. for size reference. Compare to the same image (below) as viewed from space. Despite appearances in photos, comets are coal-black objects. Credit: ESA and anosmicovni
What Comets, Parking Lots and Charcoal Have in Common
The Erupting Earth, the Wheeling Heavens
Alan Friedman/ Sun Ejection/ 24 August 2014
This is a composite of two photographs, one for the foreground and one for the sky. The photographer zoomed in on the image of the Milky Way for the last 10 seconds of the exposure to give it a ‘warp speed’ look. Credit and copyright: Mike Taylor/Mike Taylor Photography.
Astrophoto: I Need Warp Speed in 3 Minutes or We’re All Dead
Eta Carinae, one of the most massive stars known. Image credit: NASA
Radio/optical composite of the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex showing the OMC-2/3 star-forming filament. GBT data is shown in orange. Uncommonly large dust grains there may kick-start planet formation. Credit: S. Schnee, et al.; B. Saxton, B. Kent (NRAO/AUI/NSF); We acknowledge the use of NASA's SkyView Facility located at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
A radio (orange) and optical composite of the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex showing the OMC-2/3 star-forming filament. Credit: S. Schnee, et al. / B. Saxton, B. Kent (NRAO/AUI/NSF)
Astronomers Spot Pebble-Size Dust Grains in the Orion Nebula
Hot material shines brightly in this close-up of a moderate flare erupting on the sun Aug. 24, 2014. Credit: NASA/SDO
An eerily glowing noctilucent cloud above the curved edge of the Earth, as seen from the space station.
Noctilucent Clouds … Frooooom Spaaaaaace!
A meteor streaks through the sky over Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in California. Credit and copyright: Gavin Heffernan/Sunchaser Pictures.
LDN 673, a molecular cloud complex in the constellation Aquila. Credit and copyright: Callum Hayton.
In this image from the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile young stars huddle together against a backdrop of clouds of glowing gas and lanes of dust. Image Credit: ESO / G. Beccari