The Herschel space telescope is capable of capturing infrared light behind the thick dust of the Rosette Nebula, a stellar nursery located about 5,000 light years from Earth in the constellation Unicorn.
The most detailed image ever made of dark clouds of the Carina Nebula. What forms are hidden in the mists of the Carina Nebula? These menacing figures, are molecular clouds of gas and dust so thick they have become opaque.
We see on this exceptional image, the space shuttle Endeavour docked with the International Space Station. On 23 May 2010, it brought back to Earth, Russian cosmonaut Dmitri Kondratyev, Cady Coleman, NASA astronaut and Paolo Nespoli the European Space Agency.
This massive solar prominence, approximately 60 000 degrees, is mounted, then cascading fallout for several hours, like a flag fluttering in the wind, then it broke into pieces and headed straight into the space.
We see the central region of NGC3521 and the huge spiral arms swollen with dust clouds and clusters of young blue stars. Bright enough, in the terrestrial sky, NGC 3521 is easily visible with small telescopes.
Under the arch of the Milky Way, there are the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, and further to the right, the constellation Orion, surrounded by the red ring of Barnard's Loop. In the foreground, the four large telescopes of the VLT, in Chile.
An astronaut moves in free flight, 100 meters from the cargo bay of the Space Shuttle Challenger. Guided by a manned maneuvering unit (MMU), astronaut McCandless, pictured here, has floated freely in space, unattached.
A double eclipse that caused by the Moon, which would add a transit of the International Space Station. The transit of the ISS, is remote, the photographer about 500 km, has obviously lasted a split second.
The privileged who were at the center of the shadow on Earth, have observed an annular eclipse, because the apparent size of the moon at this point in its orbit is too small to completely cover the solar disk.