Over 28 years of melting glaciers, depleted forests and expanding cities are shown in this Google time lapse project.
The Maui Space Surveillance Complex is a base ran by the Air Force Space Command and is responsible for keeping track of objects orbiting our planet such as weather satellites and space trash. Airman Magazine Online received exclusive rights to create this stunning time lapse video.
This fresh-outta-space image captured by the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope shows the most detailed view of IC 1295, a planetary nebula lying 3,300 light-years away in the constellation Scutum, glowing in its ghostly green beauty. If you want more, check out the video released by ESO.
NASA's Deep Space Network antenna in Goldstone, California captured this striking footage of Toutatis, an asteroid that flew by on December 12 and 13, about 4.3 million miles from Earth. Meanwhile, the Chinese National Space Agency also took interest in the three-mile-long rock by coordinating its Chang'e 2 space probe to fly by and take pictures at a close proximity of 3.2 km (2 miles) and relative velocity of 10.73 km per second, according to an official statement. Toutatis is known to make a trip around the sun every four years and the next close encounter will arrive in November 2069.
Here's a strange view of the Hercules A galaxy and its massive plasma jets stretching over one million light years , combined from a visible light image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope and a radio image take by the Very Large Array (VLA) of radio telescopes in New Mexico, USA. While the physics behind the shape of the jets remain unanswered, NASA says it is likely related to a supermassive black hole at the dead center of the image, which is estimated to be nearly 1,000 times more massive than the black hole at our Milky Way's center.