Section of rock coloniszed by cryptoendolithic microorganisms and the Cryomyces fungi in quartz crystals under an electron microscope. Credit: S. Onofri et al. European scientists have gathered tiny fungi that take shelter in Antarctic rocks..
There are about 20,000 known pieces of space debris are currently orbiting the Earth.It all begins in 1957 when the Soviet Union launches Sputnik, a 58.5-centimeter-wide ball emitting radio pulses. A piece of the rocket..
This colorful skyscape spans about three full moons (1.5 degrees) across nebula rich starfields along the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy in the royal northern constellation Cepheus. Near the edge of the region’s massive molecular cloud..
This NASA/ESA HUbble Space Telescope image shows galaxy NGC 6503. The galaxy, which lies 30,000 light-years away is at the edge of a strangely empty patch of space called the Local Void. Credit: NASA, ESA Although..
Fragments of asteroids regularly land on Earth as meteorites. If you examine such a find, you can see that it comprises millimetre-sized round stones, known as chondrules. These small particles are believed to be the..
When does the Sun look like a flower? In a specific color of red light emitted by hydrogen, as featured here, some regions of the solar chromosphere may resemble a rose. The color-inverted image was taken in 2014 October..
Changes in light patterns during Christmas in the United States and the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in the Middle East are visible from space. Satellite observations show that light intensity increases by as much..
Watch Earth roll by through the perspective of ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst in this six-minute timelapse video from space. Combining 12 500 images taken by Alexander during his six-month Blue Dot mission on the International..
Astronaut Butch Wilmore shares these spectacular images of Yemen and Saudi Arabia seen from the International Space Station. Tennessee native Barry “Butch” Wilmore has been aboard the International Space Station for about two months. All photos..
The world’s first view of Earth taken by a spacecraft from the vicinity of the Moon. The photo was transmitted to Earth by the United States Lunar Orbiter I and received at the NASA tracking..