Pluto - The Pluto System - Solar System Exploration - NASA
Mystery haze appears above Ceres’s bright spots. Ceres, the biggest asteroid in the Solar System, has a haze that appears occasionally in a crater above some of its mysterious white spots. The phenomenon, observed by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, suggests that the bright spots “could be providing some atmosphere in this particular region of Ceres”, says Christopher Russell, a planetary scientist at the University of California, Los Angeles.
the universe is simply astounding
Pluto: A Dwarf Planet Oddity, SPACE.com | July 2012
infinity-imagined: Earth seen by the GOES-14 weather satellite, May 22nd 2013. strange sign
The Cosmic Spare Tire (IC 5148) is a beautiful planetary nebula located some 3000 light-years away in the constellation of Grus (The Crane). The nebula has a diameter of a couple of light-years, and it is still growing at over 50 kilometres per second — one of the fastest expanding planetary nebulae known.
An annular eclipse is seen beside the Tokyo Sky Tree tower in Tokyo's Sumida Ward at 7:34 a.m. on May 21. This composite photo was created using different exposure levels taken at the same place. (Satoru Sekiguchi)