The blue dots in this field of galaxies, known as the COSMOS field, show galaxies that contain supermassive black holes emitting high-energy X-rays. The black holes were detected by NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Array, or NuSTAR, which spotted 32 such black holes in this field and has observed hundreds across the whole sky so far.
Space Station View of Auroras Expedition 50 Flight Engineer Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency (ESA) photographed brightly glowing auroras from his vantage point aboard the International Space Station on March 27 2017. Pesquet wrote "The view at night recently has been simply magnificent: few clouds intense auroras. I cant look away from the windows."
Basking in Light Sunlight truly has come to Saturn's north pole. The whole northern region is bathed in sunlight in this view from late 2016 feeble though the light may be at Saturn's distant domain in the solar system.
Picture of the day for November 16 2016 by Nasa Flying over the Philippine Sea an astronaut looked toward the horizon from the International Space Station and shot this photograph of three-dimensional clouds the thin blue envelope of the atmosphere and the blackness of space. The late afternoon sunlight brightens a broad swath of the sea surface on the right side of the image.
Flames from the solid rocket boosters lit up the clouds of smoke and steam trailing behind shuttle Atlantis on May 19, 2000, as it lifted off on mission STS-101. It was the shuttle program's third space station assembly flight, and first space flight for astronaut Jeff Williams, currently aboard the station as a member of the Expedition 47 crew.