A bright meteor during the annual Geminid meteor shower in mid-December is captured the edge of this fisheye image from near Mount Uludag, Turkey.
Perhaps we’ve never been visited by aliens because they have looked upon Earth and decided there’s no sign of intelligent life.
Our sun is one of at least 100,000,000 stars just in the Milky Way. Scientists calculate there are 100 billion galaxies in the observable universe.
Similar to the famous pictured, pillars of creation, this picture is in the same Eagle Nebula. In fact, if you look closely at the center of the photo you can see them. Although the Eagle Nebula is 6,500 light years distant it is still an easy target for small telescopes!
A collaborative work of two photographers, combing images of northern and southern hemisphere sky. The upper photo shows the winter landscape of Zermatt in the Alps, Switzerland, with Mount Matterhorn in the center. At the same time the southern hemisphere summer is shown on the bottom image by Luc Perrot, captured from Salazie Circus in Reunion Island, southern Indian Ocean.