Photograph: Mark Hanson/Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014... NGC 6888 by Mark Hanson (US). This colourful starscape taken from Rancho Hidalgo, New Mexico, US reveals the searing heat of the Crescent Nebula glowing in a whirl of red and blue. (Cropped for Pinterest, click on the image for story and full image)
WIRED Space Photo of the Day | Feb. 16, 2014: Dead Star Debris X-ray (NASA/CXC/MIT/D.Dewey et al. This image of the debris of an exploded star - known as supernova remnant 1E 0102.2-7219, or "E0102" for short - features data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.