This magnificent image is a portrait of the Earth taken in one single shot. At 121 megapixels, it is the highest resolution image of the planet ever and was taken by the geostationary Russian weather satellite the Electro-L.
Watery asteroid discovered in dying star points to habitable exoplanets October 2013 Artist's impression of a rocky and water-rich asteroid being torn apart by the strong gravity of the white dwarf star GD Similar objects.
NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day 2017 January 3 Pandora Close-up at Saturn What do the craters of Saturn’s small moon Pandora look like up close? To help find out, NASA sent the robotic Cassini spacecraft, now orbiting Saturn, past the unusual moon.
For the first time, researchers are seeing how white dwarf systems evolve directly confirmed in the night sky using NASA's Kepler space telescope. The star, white dwarf WD is currently destroying and disintegrating an orbiting planet bit by bit.
This true colour image of the giant planet Jupiter, by NASA and ESAs Hubble Space Telescope, reveals the impact sites of fragments D and G from Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 (Credit: H. Hammel, MIT and NASA/ESA).
The Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft flew by Saturn in 1980 & 1981 and were able to pay only fleeting attention to Titan, the second largest moon in the solar system and the only moon with an appreciable atmosphere.