True-color view of Mars seen through NASA's Hubble Space Telescope in 1999

Image - Mars' Syrtis Major Region and Hellas Impact Crater

Milky Way

Hubble Telescope Image: The Majestic Sombrero Galaxy - A brilliant white core is encircled by thick dust lanes in this spiral galaxy, seen edge-on. The galaxy is light-years across and 28 million light years from Earth.

Venus is one unique planet when it comes to rotational motion. It takes Venus 243 Earth days to completely rotate on its axis, but just 225 days to orbit the sun. Venus also is one of two planets that rotates in reverse, a phenomenon called retrograde motion, which according to most theories is due to an ancient planetary collision.

Venus - one day is longer than its entire year. It takes Venus 243 Earth days to completely rotate on its axis, but just 225 days to orbit the sun. Venus is one of two planets that rotates in reverse, called retrograde motion.


One more Mars image before the launch of our MAVEN mission at pm EST today. This sharp view of the Red Planet taken from Earth was obtained by NASA Hubble Space Telescope

Mars the Warrior

Mars: Closest Approach 2007 The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope took this close-up of the red planet Mars when it was just 88 million kilometers away.

La nébuleuse de la Tête de cheval, située dans la constellation d'Orion

Grand format : 30 des plus belles photographies prises de l'espace, la vérité est ailleurs

The Horse Head Nebula is a cloud of ionized- hydrogen in the constellation Orion. The clouds are lit from within by young hot stars. The interstellar dust absobs the light from part of ionized cloud creating this beautiful contrast

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27 of 44 © REUTERS/NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team An image of Jupiter shows the planet's trademark belts and zones of high- and low-pressure regions in crisp detail. Circular convection cells can be seen at high northern and southern latitudes.

To celebrate Voyager's accomplishments and enduring legacy, we've charted some of the spacecraft's biggest moments.

Mapping Voyager 1's Incredible 36-Year Mission Through Space [INFOGRAPHIC]

Voyager 1 spacecraft's biggest moments are shown in this chart covering the last 36 years. Voyager 1 is almost 12 billion miles away now! and moving at miles per hour!Voyager 1 will be the first ever object we've sent outside our solar system.

What is Geography? SO much more than just maps! Here are examples of physical geography and human geography.

What is Geography? So much more than Maps

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.

Two gigantic black hole. The smaller one is equal to 9.7 billion suns and the bigger has double that size. They are far, no worries

Evidence Found for Youngest Black Hole Ever Seen This composite image shows a supernova within the galaxy that may contain the youngest known black hole in our cosmic neighborhood. The black hole would be about 30 years old and was born from the supernova

Planet Earth. As seen from a Russian weather satellite.

This magnificent image is a portrait of the Earth taken in one single shot. At 121 megapixels, it is the highest resolution image of the planet ever and was taken by the geostationary Russian weather satellite the Electro-L.