This photo of Captain Christopher Bolt preparing for his last flight looks like a painting, bringing together Bolt’s monochrome profile and the ragged reflection of the carrier’s megastructure on the coating of plane window. Read more >>
As the New Horizons spacecraft approached Pluto this summer, it sent back photos from all angles, allowing us to reconstruct an entire day on the dwarf planet. NASA has now gone and done the same for Charon, Pluto’s crater-ridden moon. Read More >>
Is anything more striking than this family portrait of Dione and Enceladus? The two Saturnian moons are night and day when you put them side by side, and yet they’re made from the exact same material. Read more >>
This is the IC 410 nebula, a brilliant cosmic dust cloud located approximately 10,000 light years from Earth. A four-million year-old galactic star cluster (a region of active star formation) lies toward the centre of the image, partially obscured by the nebula itself. Now, where's there a faster-than-light spaceship when you need one, to see all this first-hand? Read more >>
Photographer Zev Schmitz took a deep breath and created an incredible architecture photoseries of New York City. Every photo was taken from the waters that surround Manhattan and each is framed in such a way that makes the city look like it is being subsumed by surrounding waters. Delve deeper >>
Tour the Orion Nebula with this gorgeous image collection. Officially called M42, and also known (with a bit more pomp) as the Great Nebula in Orion, it’s a busy area of star formation, where huge clouds of interstellar gas are condensing and igniting into brilliant new stars.
Now this is some engineering. You’re looking at a model—though sadly, not a working one—of the propulsion systems that will power the Orion European Service Module (ESM). Orion is NASA’s next deep space exploration vehicle, and it will launch atop a new Space Launch System rocket on Exploration Mission-1 in 2018.
This is the European Space Agency’s ExoMars 2018 rover. Well, actually that's only half the story: it is in fact a 1:2 scale model that’s been tested over the past few weeks in the ESA’s Mars Yard, but you get the picture (literally). Read more >>
This awesome piece of scientific equipment is a South Pole Telescope detector. Those swirly figures on its surface? Teeny-tiny antennae. But what does the entire instrument do? This mad machine maps the Big Bang, is what. Read more >>