This new image of the Eagle Nebula—without a doubt one of the most amazing objects in space—is stunningly trippy. It combines the two opposite ends of the electromagnetic spectrum in one shot: Far-infrared and X-ray. Absolutely gorgeous.
This image is now making the endless copy/paste Tumblr rounds wrongly labelled as "missiles in the stratosphere." But if those are not really missiles, what are they? The answer is much more interesting, according to Military.com.
The BBC's Earthflight series is amazing. They use "many filming techniques to create the experience of flying with birds as they encounter some of the greatest natural events on the planet." The results are stunning.