They look like the wrath of Hades and Poseidon combined, but these beautiful, fiery clouds, captured by Breckenridge Resort in Colorado, have a simple physical explanation, and it’s rooted in fluid dynamics. Read More >>
This golden slice of visual perfection is a Global Positioning System IIF-series satellite. It is being launched later today, aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V 401 rocket today from Space Launch Complex 41. The new GPS satellite will be smarter and more durable than previous GPS satellites.
In 1996, the European Space Agency’s Ariane 5 rocket exploded spectacularly above its French Guiana spaceport during a test flight. In remembrance of the event, artist Sascha Mikloweit has brought some of the scrap back to life, creating these stunning depictions of debris. Read more >>
On Wednesday, NASA’s Cassini probe made its closest pass yet above the north pole of Saturn’s moon Enceladus. Yesterday, we started to get back images of the encounter — and dang, they are beautiful. Read More >>
Norwegian shipping company Simon Møkster Shipping got a brand new offshore platform supply vessel back in August. That might not mean anything to you, but the ship’s bridge is the first to tout a new type of ergonomic design created by Rolls-Royce. It looks like an amazing place to work. Read more >>
Nikon’s Small World Competition is back for another year of rounding up the best microscopic images from boffins the world over. The results are strange and beautiful, like this stunning picture of pollen caught in a bee's eye. Check them all out now >>