Serpent and Stars Serpent petroglyph found in the San Rafael Swell of east central Utah. Very little has changed at this spot since the petroglyphs here were first painted some years ago. The serpent, rock face and Milky Way look now much as they did then
This image, captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft, shows the western side of an elongated pit depression in eastern Noctis Labyrinthus. Along the pit's upper wall is a light-toned layered deposit.
Take this sky tour infographic with you and the next time your out at night take a few minutes to conduct a tour of the circumpolar constellations. finding the north star and how to identify the constellations along with some astronomy facts and folklore.
The Sombrero Galaxy, named after its resemblance to the Mexican hat, is 28 million light-years away from Earth. At the center of this galaxy, a black hole is believed to exist that is 1 billion times larger than our sun.
The Solar Eclipse from Space. This is by far the most amazing image you’ll see all week. While we did see some great images of Sunday’s ring of fire eclipse from Earth, nothing can match this amazing shot taken from space.
NGC 3190 is a spiral galaxy with tightly wound arms and lying in the constellation Leo. It was discovered by William Herschel in NGC 3190 is member of Hickson 44 galaxy group, estimated at around 80 million light years and consisting of four
New Zealand during the Southern Lights. Called the southern lights, or aurora australis, it's the southern cousin to the aurora borealis and can best be seen from the most southern of landmasses, such as Tasmania, New Zealand and Antarctica.
Octopus, Italy Photograph by Pasquale Vassallo Despite the strong human presence on the coast, an octopus is curious about snow-covered Vesuvius. (This photo and caption were submitted to the 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest.