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Fire on Earth

Two elk stand in a stream as a forest fire rages behind them, Bitterroot National Forest, Montana, on Aug. Photo by John McColgan, a fire behavior analyst working for the Alaska Forest.


by Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky was an influential Russian painter and art theorist.: December Moscow, Russia - D. He is credited with painting one of the first purely abstract works.

Evaporating Protostar

Astronomers spot ‘cosmic caterpillar’ 6 trillion miles long - NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope locates protostar in very early evolutionary stage light-years away; fascinating video zooms in to where star is forming

The Incredible Expanding Crab

The Incredible Expanding Crab. The is cataloged as the first on Charles Messier's famous list of things which are not comets. In fact, the Crab is now known to be a supernova remnant, an expanding cloud of debris from the explosion of a massive star.

Extrasolar Super-Earth Gliese 1214b Might Hold Water

Astronomy Picture of the Day 2013 September 10 Extrasolar Super-Earth Gliese Might Hold Water Illustration Credit & License: ESO, L.

Stars and Dust Across Corona Australis

Cosmic dust clouds sprawl across a rich field of stars in this sweeping telescopic vista near the northern boundary of Corona Australis, the.

Wings of a Butterfly Nebula

Behold the planetary nebula, aka Minkowski’s Butterfly, aka the Wings of a Butterfly Nebula, aka the Twin Jet Nebula. Discovered by Rudolph Minkowski in resides rougly light-years away from Earth towards the constellation Ophiuchus.

Galaxy Cluster Abell

This new image from Hubble is one of the best ever views of the massive galaxy cluster Abell and shows the phenomenon of gravitational lensing with unprecedented clarity. This cluster acts like a cosmic lens, magnifying the light from.