"Earthrise" is the name given to NASA image the "first jaw-dropping picture of Earth from outer space." It was taken on this day in 1968 by astronaut William Anders during the Apollo 8 mission, the first manned voyage to orbit the Moon.
Space odyssey-One of the largest mosaics ever assembled from Hubble photos shows several million young stars vying for attention amid a raucous stellar breeding ground in 30 Doradus, a star-forming complex located in the heart of the Tarantula nebula.
This image combines Hubble observations of the nearby spiral galaxy Messier 106 with additional data captured by amateur astronomers Robert Gendler and Jay GaBany. The galaxy lies about 20 million light-years away, and harbors a giant central black hole.
Complex caldera of Olympus Mons - Mars Express OLYMPUS MONS - THE CALDERA IN CLOSE-UP 11 February 2004 View from overhead of the complex caldera (summit crater) at the summit of Olympus Mons on Mars, the highest volcano in our Solar System.