NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day 2016 May 21 Milky Way and Planets Near Opposition In this early May night skyscape, a mountain road near Bursa, Turkey seems to lead toward bright planets Mars and Saturn and the center of our Milky Way Galaxy, a.
The Blue Marble.Original caption: "View of the Earth as seen by the Apollo 17 crew traveling toward the moon. This is the first time the Apollo trajectory made it possible to photograph the south polar ice cap.
Nova Centauri 2013 appeared in the sky alongside its two bright companions, Alpha and Beta Centauri, only recently. Here, Nova Centauri 2013 appears behind the silhouette of ESO's La Silla Observatory.
Puppis A Supernova Remnant : Driven by the explosion of a massive star, supernova remnant Puppis A is blasting into the surrounding interstellar medium about light-years away. At that distance, this colorful telescopic field based on broadband.
The sky is falling "Snowy Range Perseid Meteor Shower" by David Kingham of the U. was "highly commended" in the Earth and Space category. Kingham combines 23 individual stills to convey the excitement and dynamism of August's Perseid meteor shower.