Animation Caption: Possible landing sites on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The model shows the illumination of the comets surface and regions under landing site consideration for the Philae lander on board ESA’s Rosetta spececraft .
Sunlight and shadow combine in this photo of Saturn and its rings taken Aug. 19, 2014. Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute When Saturn is at its closest to Earth, it’s three-quarters of a billion miles away — or more than a billion kilometers!
From paper cranes to solar sails, looks like the Japanese art of origami is making its way into the space world.
The ozone hole over Antarctica on Aug. 18, 2014. Purple and blue represent zones with the least ozone, while yellow and red show thicker areas.
How do you show off 13 billion years of cosmic growth? One way that astronomers can figure that out is through visualizations — such as this one from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, called Illustris.
The Meteorite of Serooskerken at the Sonnenborgh Museum (Source: Andre van der Hoeven) Calling all meteorite collectors and enthusiasts!
Chris Hadfield all dressed up for another day in space. Credit: Chris Hadfield (Twitter) It’s possible that Chris Hadfield’s best-selling book will become a sitcom!
What does it look like when a cargo ship goes flying away from the International Space Station? This timelapse gives you a sense of what to expect.
Glorious totality, as seen during the recent total solar eclipse of July 22nd, 2009. Credit: Narayan Mukkavilli.
NASA’s Curiosity rover looks back to ramp with 4th drill site target at ‘Bonanza King’ rock outcrop in ‘Hidden Valley’ in this photo mosaic view captured on Aug.
The small fuzzy object, a likely new comet, was just discovered by Terry Lovejoy. Copyright Alain Maury and Joaquin Fabrega It’s confirmed!
There’s a bit of a mystery buried in the heart of the Cigar Galaxy, known more formally as M82 or Messier 82.
A Mars Express image of craters in Hellas Basin, an impact basin on Mars that is one of the biggest in the solar system.
Uwingu’s latest fund-raising project is ‘Beam Me to Mars.’ Image courtesy Uwingu. A new project from Uwingu to help address funding shortages for researchers, scientists, educators and students allows people from Earth to give a global “shout?
Here’s a beautiful new timelapse from the extremely talented astrophotographer, Thierry Legault. He recently traveled to Java Island in Indonesia to the Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park and shot imagery and footage of two active volcanoes, both during the day and at night.
NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman Tweeted this photo of Thailand at night on Aug. 18, 2014 “Bangkok is the bright city.
End of flight fragmentation of the Nov. 18, 2012 fireball over the San Francisco Bay Area. Images are displayed horizontally in time series to depict the breakup, left to right.
A panoramic view of the Venus Jupiter Conjunction on August 17, 2014, taken from the Cairns Esplanade in Queensland Australia.
Carnival of Space. Image by Jason Major. The tent is up! This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Pamela Hoffman at the Everyday Spacer blog.
Cygnus reentry [17 Aug 2014]. In 84 days Reid, Max and I will ride home inside such an amazing fireball!