alanis: Clouds and shadows on Mars, photographed by Mars Express, 24th May 2012.

Between 28 and 36°S, 284°E, on the arc of highlands that surround the southeast Solis Planum. The crater split between the 2nd and 3rd images is Voeykov, about 75 km across, named for climatologist and geographer Alexander Ivanovich Voeykov (1842-1916). The small, deep crater toward bottom left of the 4th image is Los, named for a village of about 400 people in Gävleborg County, Sweden.

Composite of 3 visible light images for colour, and 5 monochrome images for animation. Colour is not balanced naturalistically, and the slightly psychedelic colours of the clouds are a result of mismatches between the images where the clouds have moved between exposures.

Image credit: ESA. Composite: AgeOfDestruction.

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Vaclrow’s Martian Pyramid placed second in the MakerBot Mars Base Challenge. The pyramid design focuses on multi-function systems that ensure limited resources are never wasted and produces energy from a mirror-based solar collector.

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Snow Graves by Juan Carlos Barquet

A tribute to the late H.R. Giger

(A World of Fantasy)

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Hubble Photographs Turbulent Neighborhood Near Eruptive Star

A small portion of the rough-and-tumble neighborhood of swirling dust and gas near one of the most massive and eruptive stars in our galaxy is seen in this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image. This close-up view shows only a three light-year-wide portion of the entire Carina Nebula, which has a diameter of over 200 light-years. Located 8,000 light-years from Earth, the nebula can be seen in the southern sky with the naked eye.

Dramatic dark dust knots and complex structures are sculpted by the high-velocity stellar winds and high-energy radiation from the ultra-luminous variable star called Eta Carinae, or Eta Car (located outside the picture). This image shows a region in the Carina Nebula between two large clusters of some of the most massive and hottest known stars.

Credit: NASA/ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI)

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A Series of Elements.


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Ophiuchus Rho with Antares and M4 | VisualUniverse

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A News Anchor Draws Comparisons That Make The Story In Ferguson Seem Even More Shocking

The conversation here puts the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, in a broader context. What we see from that 30,000-foot view is just … ugh. You’ll see.