Venus : Nova in Themis Regio - NASA's Magellan spacecraft captured this image of a nova in the Themis Regio, a highland region located at the end of Parga Chasma, in the southern hemisphere of Venus (in image, north is up). Novae are depressed blocks of land bordered by parallel faults where rock is being torn apart by tectonic forces and have radially fractured centers
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)
The mysterious white spots on the surface of Ceres are definitely reflecting sunlight, scientists announced. You can submit your guess for what the spots might be in a poll on the Dawn mission website.