Mars covered in toxic chemicals that can wipe out living organisms, tests reveal Discovery has major implications for hunt for alien life on the red planet as it means any evidence is likely to be buried deep underground
The tumultuous heart of the Large Magellanic Cloud. The subject of this image, from ESA’s Herschel Space Observatory and NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, is the irregularly shaped Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), one of the nearest galaxies to our own. ESA/NASA/JPL-Caltech/STScI
The underlying magnetic structure of the Sun and how it appears above its surface can be revealed by combining different images of the Sun taken at almost the same time (June Credit: Solar Dynamics Observatory.
An archetypal dwarf galaxy The constellation of Ursa Major (The Great Bear) is home to Messier the Pinwheel Galaxy. One of the biggest and brightest spiral galaxies in the night sky, Messier 101 is also the subject of one of Hubble's most famous images
Those weird arcs in the above image — of cluster Abell 370 — are due to gravitational lensing. Gravitational lensing is great for distorting the light from background objects, and therefore for distorting the shapes of lensed galaxies.
This artist's concept shows the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE spacecraft, in its orbit around Earth. In September of engineers brought the mission out of hibernation to hunt for more asteroids and comets in a project called NEOWISE.
ISS Astronauts Wish Earth Happy New Year - 3 space station astronauts recorded a video wishing humanity a Happy New Year that was broadcast in Times Square during New York City's epic New Year's Eve bash.
A new study argues the collision of Earth and Theia could be the source of the precious metals on Earth reviving the debate between the Theia theory and the Late Heavy Bombardment theory with implications for the origin of life. via rddit science http:/