The Leidy Glacier faces a barrier as it meets the Olriks Fjord that it feeds into: rock. This image shows how, even for a giant, hulking slab of ice and rock, the path of least resistance is often the most favourable. Read More >>
Microsoft have been building a software platform called OnSight that's designed to let scientists carry out their work through realistic holograms of the distant planet they're studying. Using HoloLens, of course.
It's amazing how effective those thermal shields are on NASA's Orion spacecraft. With all of the panels removed for a viewing by Kennedy Space Center workers, you can hardly see any heat-related damage under the skin of the spacecraft, after its successful launch and re-entry that it performed late last year.
The Red Planet just took a hit. This image shows a new impact crater in Elysium Planitia, discovered by the HiRISE imager aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. You can see a very distinct crater rim with ejecta that's much darker than the surroundings. NASA believes that the distribution of the ejecta suggests that whatever it was that hit the planet struck from the west. [NASA]
As the exoplanet discoveries from Kepler keep pouring in, we're realising just how fantastically varied our universe truly is. Someday, we might see them with our own eyes – but these stunning travel posters from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory make us wish that someday is now.
NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) is the most sensitive high-energy X-ray telescope ever invented. It recently took its first picture of the Sun, seen above; an incredible image showing emissions of energies between 3 and 5 kiloelectron volts.
In this image, you can see the European Space Agency's Expose-R2 project. The unit, attached to the outside of the ISS, contains 46 species of bacteria, fungi and arthropods, which will all be tested to see if they can cope with the stresses of space.