Following reports that Google was finalising a $1 billion (£660 million) investment in Elon Musk's zany new space internet project, SpaceX has confirmed a new round of funding worth—you guessed it—$1 billion.
Illustrator Ron Miller imagined how the Earth would look if it had Saturn's rings, and how their appearance would change from different parts of the globe. The result is a fascinating view that surely makes anyone wish we had such a spectacular view encompassing our globe.
The European Southern Observatory's new exoplanet-hunting telescopes on Cerro Paranal in northern Chile look absolutely stunning in this long-exposure night-time shot. It shows the Next-Generation Transit Survey (NGTS) space-gazers during testing.
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.
This beautiful orb is part on an experiment taking place in space, as astronauts are testing how polymers can be formed. In particular, the experiments aim to show if weightlessness can be used to create polymer walls that form shells.