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Pictures of the Week 5.10.18

Capturing Beauty: Stunning Portraits of Women Around the World in "The Atlas of Beauty"

(<b>Editor’s Note:</b> This story was adapted, with permission, from <i>The Atlas of Beauty: Women of the World in 500 Portraits</i> by Mihaela Noroc, © 2017. It is …

Penguin Random House

Gallery: Awe-inspiring wonders of the natural world in the Big Picture awards

This year the winning images were chosen from over 6000 entries across seven categories, from a deep dive into the world of marine creatures to a …

Photography

Astonishingly detailed map of the Milky Way will blow your mind

We now have the most detailed catalogue of stars in our Milky Way galaxy yet.<p>The new map — created using data collected by the Gaia satellite — shows …

Universe

These Arresting Nature Photos Look Like Paintings Brought to Life

A curation of photographs from our archives are an invitation to look at the world through the eyes of an artist.<p>Photographers, much like landscape painters, are seekers of light. They stake out a scene and then wait patiently for the moment when the sun sets desert dunes on fire while casting a …

Photography

Amazing birdseye photos taken by pigeons a century ago

In 1907, pharmacist and photography buff Dr. Julius Neubronner invented the "pigeon camera." Neubronner attached his cameras, with a built-in shutter …

Death Valley After Dark: Astronomy and Photography in the Backcountry

Accompanied by experts in astronomy and night photography, explore the dramatic landscapes of Death Valley National Park under the stars.<p>Designated …

31 of the Best Images From Cassini’s Mission to Saturn

After 20 years of exploring our cosmic neighborhood, NASA's Cassini spacecraft fell toward Saturn in 2017, burning up in the planet's atmosphere on …

Marvelous Moody Portrait Photography by Sonia Neisha

Gorgeous female portraits by <b>Sonia Neisha</b>, talented 24-year-old self-taught photographer, retoucher and artist currently based in Madrid, Spain. Sonia …

China Viewed From Above

Simply a collection of some amazing recent aerial images showing the vast diversity of landscapes across China, from cities to mountains, deserts to sea shores, and much more.

A Farewell to Saturn

Photojournal: PIA17218<p>After more than 13 years at Saturn, and with its fate sealed, NASA's Cassini spacecraft bid farewell to the Saturnian system by …

Cassini's Last Images

The Cassini spacecraft was our emissary to Saturn. Launched in 1997, the Cassini-Huygens mission, a cooperative project of NASA, ESA (the European …

I Spent 3 Weeks In Iceland Photographing Its Incredible Winter Landscape

I traveled to Iceland during its winter months of December and January for three weeks. During this time, I photographed the amazing winter landscape …

Gallery: Wondrous waves in Nikon's surf photography awards

The annual competition celebrates both the best single surf-themed photograph and the best surf video or film from the last twelve months. As seen in …

Amateur Astrophotographer Captures Nearly Impossible Image

In what could be called a coincidence of cosmic proportions, an amateur astrophotographer from Argentina (say that three times fast!) has, for the …

NASA’s Juno time-lapse shows Jupiter’s gorgeous blue south pole

There’s no shortage of incredible images from NASA and its variety of spacecraft, and this week’s stunning space picture is no exception. The space …

Golden Hood

See the winning images in the International Landscape Photographer of the Year awards

The gorgeous wilds of Patagonia and New Zealand are captured in the winning images of the International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition.<p>Chosen from more than 3500 entries by over 850 photographers, the winner of international competition is Maxe Rive from the Netherlands. His …

Fantastic Photographs of Nordic Landscapes

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Design

NASA captures rare image of a distant galaxy nearly as old as the Universe itself

When astronomers at NASA capture images of far-off galaxies, they typically appear only as tiny red dots. These distant celestial bodies are so far …

A portrait of Earth and the Moon from 3 million miles away

Sometimes you need to step back to see the big picture, and if your subjects are 249,000 miles apart, you need to step waaay back. Luckily, the spacecraft OSIRIS-REx is moving rapidly away from us and was recently just in the right position, around 3.1 million miles away, so it trained its MapCam …

Scientists Discover Clean Water Ice Just Below Mars' Surface

Locked away beneath the surface of Mars are vast quantities of water ice. But the properties of that ice—how pure it is, how deep it goes, what shape …

Nasa funds helicopter mission to hunt for alien life on Titan

Nasa is to fund a helicopter mission to hunt for alien life on Saturn’s largest moon - the ocean world of Titan.<p>The US space agency announced this week that the project, dubbed Dragonfly, has been selected as a finalist for a new expedition which will launch in the 2020s.<p>Titan is one of the best …

Interstellar object ‘Oumuamua covered in 'thick crust of carbon-rich gunk'

Cigar-shaped body has a deep surface layer made of organic ices baked in interstellar radiation – and potentially has ice in its heart, say astronomers<p>The mysterious interstellar object ‘Oumuamua that is shooting through our solar system is wrapped in a thick coating of carbon-rich gunk that built …

Astronomy

Beautiful Landscapes of Tahoe City and Around by Tsalani Lassiter

<b>Tsalani Lassiter</b> is a talented self-taught photographer, artist and creative currently based in Tahoe City, California. Tsalani shoots amazing …

Tahoe

These Closeup Photos of Jupiter Look Like Works of Art

NASA’s Juno space probe has been orbiting Jupiter and dazzling us with photos of the giant gas planet for over a year now. In recent days, Juno has …

Lucky View: Rare Double 'Moonbow' Shines in Magical Photo of Green Aurora

An explosion of colors lights up the evening sky as a rare double "moonbow" meets the northern lights in this stunning, star-speckled …

The most captivating aerial photos taken of Earth from the sky this year

From the on-the-ground perspective, Earth is pretty stunning.<p>But that view is limited.<p>Take to the skies and you can see the world in entirely new ways.<p>These are some of the most stunning aerial photos that Reuters photographers took of life on Earth over the past year.<p>Cities peek through clouds of …

Kate Bellm Photography

Acid landscapes and portraits shot by British photographer Kate Bellm.Born in London, UK in 1987, Kate Bellm is an internationally recognized …

Photography

Let’s take a moment to look at the mesmerizing images from Voyager 1

In 1977, NASA launched two Voyager probes, equipped with golden records describing human accomplishment, on a mission to explore the farthest reaches of the solar system. Each record catalogued our music, our greetings, our art and photography.<p>Forty years later, both spacecrafts are still hurtling …

Astronomy