110 light-years across and 5000 lights year from Earth, the Lagoon Nebula (M8, NGC 6523) is one of just two star-forming regions visible to the unaided eye from the northern hemisphere. Europe’s VLT Survey Telescope in Chile capture these images.
The nearly 5-month-old giant panda cub Bao Bao at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo
Credit: Abby Wood, Smithsonian’s National Zoo
Falcon with a helmet cam to aid in falcon diving research.
Credit: Suzanne Amador Kane et al.
Japanese scientists are getting ready to launch a test of a space junk-cleaning tether, according to press reports.
Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/JSC
Credit: Nicholas Buer
Credit: Southern Alps image via Shutterstock