This supercomputer simulation of magnetic field loops on the sun reveal in unprecedented detail how solar winds form and swirl. The colours represent magnetic field strength from weak (blue) to strong (red).
A shimmering, multicoloured beacon — like some kind of cosmic lighthouse — this is the Egg Nebula as photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope. The bright shafts of light are pumped out as a central star dies, creating the beautiful colours as they pass through the clouds of gas and dust.
The Soyuz TMA-15M rocket launches from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Sunday, 23rd Novmeber. The craft will carry three astronauts up to the International Space Station where they'll undertake a five and a half month mission. And install a coffee machine.
This radar image of Tokyo was acquired by the European Space Agency's Sentinel-1A satellite earlier this year. The data is so accurate that it can monitor ground movements down to a few millimetres, which helps urban planners know where they can and can't build.