The sun is about to come up over the South Pacific Ocean in this beautiful scene photographed by one of the Expedition 35 crew members aboard the Earth-orbiting International Space Station between 4 and 5 a.m. local time, May 5, 2013. Image © NASA
This photograph shows water of different colors within sub-basins of the Laguna (lake) Verde (58 kilometers wide, 36 km long) in the high Andes of northwest Argentina, taken by an astronaut on the International Space Station . Astronaut photograph ISS035-E-25019 was acquired on April 20, 2013
Time Lapse – Earth, the beauty of our planet! All the sequences were taken by the astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS). All footage has been color graded, denoised, deflickered, slowed down and stabilized by Bruce W. Berry Jr. “Thanks guys for making this available to the public for use!”
The remote Antarctic research station Concordia witnessed its last sunset for over three months last Sunday. From here on they will work and live under artificial lighting as they survive and conduct research at the remotest base on Earth. Image © IPEV/PNRA–A. Litterio
A new perspective about the population on Earth. In this image, posted to Reddit by valeriepieris, you can see where most of the humans live. “There are more people living inside this circle than outside of it.” In a rough calculation this area is 1/18 of our planet.
An impressive thunderstorm cloud called a supercell, that looks like an alien mother-ship. Such huge storm systems center on mesocyclones – rotating updrafts spaning several kilometers and deliver torrential rain and high winds including tornadoes. Image © Sean R. Heavey
This video time-lapse takes you to the mysterious and unexplained sliding stones of Racetrack Playa. Made by Sunchaser Pictures: No UFOs this time (we think) but plenty of wonder and amazement, including some insane star trails, a beautiful milky way pass over the lakebed, and an incredible pink desert aurora! Check out the video…
This image taken by IceBridge survey flight over Saunders Island and Wolstenholme Fjord with Kap Atholl in the background, in April, 2013. Sea ice coverage in the fjord ranges from thicker, white ice seen in the background, to thinner grease ice and leads showing open ocean water in the foreground. Image © NASA / Michael Studinger