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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).

PNA – First prize in the’Pro’ Category: ‘Night at Tatio Geysers.’ Credit and copyright: Jean-Marc Lecleire/PNA

Olympus Mons, Tharsis Bulge and Valles Marineris from ISRO’s Mars Orbiter Mission. Credit: ISRO

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

Retired Astronaut Chris Hadfield Releases Stunning Space Photos

Galathea pilosa, the rainbow lobster

Undulatus Asperatus. Photo by Agathman / wikimedia commons

Undulatus asperatus: A new category of cloud.

Sunset on Mars. (Photo: Mars Exploration Rover Spirit, NASA)

Puesta de Sol desde Marte (foto de la NASA)

Hercules beetle. Credit Udo Schmidt.

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.

REAL Images of Eclipses Seen From Space

The night sky over Horseshoe Bend, near Page Arizona. Credit and copyright: Jack Fusco.

Astrophoto: Nighttime at Horseshoe Bend

‘Old Faithful’ geyser in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming under a beautiful night sky on September 28, 2014. Credit and copyright: astroval1 on Flickr.

Astrophoto: Old Faithful Geyser Erupts Under a Starry Sky

The flying humpback whale. Photo: Steven Benjamin.

Fogonazos: La ballena jorobada que quería volar

A colorful, wide view of the North America Nebula (NGC 7000 or Caldwell 20) in Cygnus. Credit and copyright: Terry Hancock.

Astrophotos: A Wide Angle “Trilogy” of the North America Nebula

A 180° panorama of an aurora display behind grain bins on a country road in Alberta, Canada. Credit and copyright: Alan Dyer/Amazing Sky Photography.

Astro-Panarama: Aurora on the Farm

A stylized Coronal Mass Ejection: The Sun as work of art. Credit and copyright: Rick Ellis.

Astrophoto: The Sun as a Work of Art

The International Space Station as seen by the departing STS-134 crew aboard space shuttle Endeavour in May 2011. Credit: NASA

Milky Way voer Fünfländerblick, in Switzerland. Credit and copyright: Christian Kamber.

Stunning Astrophoto: Milky Way Over Fünfländerblick

100 colorful planetary nebulae, at apparent size relative to one another. Image processing and collection by Judy Schmidt.

Behold: 100 Planetary Nebulas

Acanthaspis petax, the insect that uses dead insects as armor.

El insecto que usa insectos muertos como armadura

The gibbous moon shines on Sept. 5, 2014. Credit: Christian Kamber.

Lunar Love: Stunning Shots Abound In Phases Around The SuperMoon

Forcipiger longirostris under X-rays. Real "Science & Nature" :-)

Fogonazos: Criaturas marinas fotografiadas con rayos X

The Rosette Nebula, taken on September 9, 2014. A 5 hour exposure, using an Epsilon 180 ED telescope, with filters of 3nm Astrodon combining Hydrogen-alpha, Oxygen and Sulfur II. Credit and copyright: César Cantú.

Astrophoto: Spectacular View of the Rosette Nebula