Bright Venus and Jupiter still rise together before dawn. The peaceful waters by a small lakeside house near Stuttgart, Germany reflect their graceful arcing trails in this composited series of exposures, recorded on the morning of July 26. Image credit: Stefan Seip (TWAN)
This animation of asteroid Vesta is made from images taken with Dawn’s framing camera. Many of the images were taken at different viewing angles to provide stereo for use in determining the topography.
Dawn is a NASA spacecraft tasked with the exploration and study of the two largest members of the asteroid belt: Vesta and the dwarf planet, Ceres. This video (below) features images taken by Dawn as well as animated recreations of Vesta’s most focal geological formations. Credit NASA
Bagan in Burma is known for its more than 4,000 temples in a 26-square-mile space within a dusty, flat plain. The best time to experience the serenity and scope of Bagan is at dawn and dusk. Photographer Cynthia Dial,Cynthia’s blog