This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Helix nebula, a cosmic starlet often photographed by amateur astronomers for its vivid colors and eerie resemblance to a giant eye. 36 / 40 Photo by Comets Kick up Dust in Helix Nebula;
Infant stars are glowing gloriously in this image of the Serpens star-forming region, captured by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. The reddish-pink dots are baby stars deeply embedded in the cosmic cloud of gas and dust that collapsed to create it.
How to watch the 'ring of fire' solar eclipse online
Just two weeks after the huge supermoon wowed skywatchers around the world, the heavens will offer up another observing treat — a solar eclipse on May that should be visible from much of western North America.
Launched in Research vessel Flip (Floating Instrument Platform) can go from a horizontal to vertical position while staying afloat and stable in heavy seas - even in waves. That allows it to perform oceanographic research measurements with great accuracy.
Here’s a striking view of Sarychev Volcano in Kuril Islands of Japan going through its early stage of eruption, taken from the orbit of the International Space Station in June For more info on this picture, head over to NASA’s Earth Observatory!
This full-field image of the nearby dwarf galaxy NGC 4214 taken with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope was released by NASA May Episodes of star formation are revealed as the galaxy continues to form clusters of new stars from its interstellar gas and dust.