Two Different Satellites Take Two Different Pictures of the Same Galaxy

What a difference a wavelength makes: On the left is the M82 Galaxy as seen in the visible light spectrum, captured by the Hubble Space Telescope — and the image we most associate with that galaxy. On the right is an x-ray image of the same galaxy, taken by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. » 12/19/14 12:00am Yesterday 12:00am

This Dying Star Is The Center Of The Coldest Place In The Universe

Until NASA's Cold Lab comes online in 2016, the coldest place in the universe is a faint scattering of gas and dust 5,000 light years away in the Centaurus constellation. The Boomerang Nebula is just 1 degree above absolute zero, colder than the natural background temperature of space. » 12/18/14 5:02pm Thursday 5:02pm

A Gorgeous View of the Great Lakes from International Space Station

On Sunday, Commander Barry Wilmore of Expedition 42 took this photo of the Great Lakes and the surrounding region from the International Space Station. In addition to the spider-webbing of lights and the sweep of clouds, there's also a "Wow, Michigan really is shaped like that!" factor to this beautiful shot of Earth. » 12/11/14 12:30am 12/11/14 12:30am