An astronaut on the International Space Station (ISS) snapped a picture of the United State’s Cascade and Rocky Mountains, as well as Canada’s Coast Mountains. An ISS solar array can be seen in the upper center part of the frame.
A massive cloud of hydrogen streams from a Neptune-sized exoplanet due to the extreme radiation given off by the planet’s star. Researchers have never seen this occur around such a small planet dubbed – GJ 436b – before.
Crew members on the International Space Station got a front seat view of this week’s auroras and captured this image.
Up, Up, and Away
A Soyuz rocket shoots into space from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on July 23. Three crewmembers bound for the International Space Station for a five month mission on board.
This is the first picture of Earth’s entire sunny side that NASA has released since the famous “Blue Marble” image in 1972. Images published in the interim have been stitched together from multiple pictures taken at different times.
Satellites captured smoke from Canadian and Alaskan wildfires drifting over the Greenland Sea. Alaska has had its worst fire season ever, with millions of acres burned as of July 7. Over three million acres have burned in Canada as of July 15.
Our sun glows in x-ray and ultraviolet light. High-energy x-rays are shown in blue, low-energy x-rays are green, and extreme ultraviolet light shines in yellow and green. Active regions flare up in bursts of white.
Snorkeling With Sharks
Snorkelers swim with sharks near Moorea Island in French Polynesia.
Tourists wait for a sunset in French Polynesia, a group of islands in the South Pacific.
Glorieto Rodolfo Sanchez Taboada
A cliff diver jumps into the ocean in Mazatlan, Mexico.
Above the Mist
The Cathedral of Maringa pokes through heavy fog in Parana, Brazil.
Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune off the coast of Normandy, France.