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 - 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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.