NASA's Messenger Satellite Captures Spectacular Color Mosaic of Mercury. NASA's Messenger Satellite doesn't realise that the spectacular color mosaic of mercury is our communications working swimmingly.
Erupting volcano - Most of the geodes that we find today were actually created when ancient Volcanoes erupted! As the lava cooled, air bubbles became trapped inside creating empty pockets. Over millions of years these pockets filled with the minerals
Christmas Tree Cluster (NGC is a young triangular-shaped open cluster of stars embedded in a star-forming cloud, located around 2600 light-years away in the north-eastern corner of the constellation of Monoceros (the Unicorn)
Sharpless Blown by fast winds from a hot, massive star, this cosmic bubble is huge. The massive star itself, a Wolf-Rayet star, is the bright blue one near the center of the nebula. It is located some light-years away in the constellation Canis Major.
"Earthrise" is the name given to NASA image the "first jaw-dropping picture of Earth from outer space." It was taken on this day in 1968 by astronaut William Anders during the Apollo 8 mission, the first manned voyage to orbit the Moon.