Neptune! Bitter cold winds here? Think 2000 km/hour gusts

Neptune! Bitter cold winds here? Think 2000 km/hour gusts

[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION, Voyager 2, NASA] Two hours before [its] closest approach to Neptune in 1989, the Voyager 2 robot spacecraft snapped this picture. Clearly visible for the first time were long light-colored cirrus-type clouds floating high in Neptune’s atmosphere. Shadows of these clouds can even be seen on lower cloud decks. […]

Hubble does it again! A Jupiter triple-moon conjunction

Hubble does it again! A Jupiter triple-moon conjunction

[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)] Our solar system’s ruling giant planet Jupiter and 3 of its 4 large Galilean moons are captured in this single Hubble snapshot from Jan. 24. Crossing in front of Jupiter’s banded cloud tops Europa, Callisto, and Io are framed from lower […]

A cosmic marvel from one of the Seven Wonders of Russia

A cosmic marvel from one of the Seven Wonders of Russia

[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION, Sergei Makurin] You may have heard of the Seven Sisters in the sky, but have you heard about the Seven Strong Men on the ground? Located just west of the Ural Mountains, the unusual Manpupuner rock formations are one of the Seven Wonders of Russia. How these ancient 40-meter […]

Pastor Hagee sees ‘supernatural’ signs of major change in Mideast

Pastor Hagee sees ‘supernatural’ signs of major change in Mideast

SAN ANTONIO — The Book of Genesis says God uses the sun, moon, and stars for signs and seasons. Examples can be found throughout the Bible. … According to Pastor John Hagee, God is getting ready to speak this way once again. “There’s a sense in the world that things are changing and God is trying […]

A view of majestic Saturn, its rings and moon Rhea, courtesy of the Cassini spacecraft

A view of majestic Saturn, its rings and moon Rhea, courtesy of the Cassini spacecraft

[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION, Cassini Imaging Team, SSI, JPL, ESA, NASA] Soft hues, partially lit orbs, a thin trace of the ring, and slight shadows highlight this understated view of the majestic surroundings of the giant planet Saturn. Looking nearly back toward the Sun, the robot Cassini spacecraft now orbiting Saturn captured crescent […]

Heaven above, North Korea below

Heaven above, North Korea below

[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION / Jia Hao] Known in the north as a winter meteor shower, the 2014 Geminids rain down on this rugged, frozen landscape. The scene was recorded from the summit of Mt. Changbai along China’s northeastern border with North Korea as a composite of digital frames capturing bright meteors near […]

Man’s first, up-close look at another world: What Neil Armstrong saw before stepping out

Man’s first, up-close look at another world: What Neil Armstrong saw before stepping out

[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION, Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11, NASA Have you seen a panorama from another world lately? Assembled from high-resolution scans of the original film frames, this one sweeps across the magnificent desolation of the Apollo 11 landing site on the Moon’s Sea of Tranquility. Taken by Neil Armstrong looking out his […]

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