Magnetic fields on the suns northeastern limb erupted around UT on April producing one of the most visually-spectacular explosions in years. NASAs Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the blast at extreme ultraviolet wavelengths
In the Shadow of Saturn. January 2009 the Cassini spacecraft was orbiting Saturn and drifted in giant planet's shadow for about 12 hours. Far in the distance, at the left, just above the bright main rings, is the almost ignorable pale blue dot of Earth.
Except for the rings of Saturn, the Ring Nebula is probably the most famous celestial band. via NASA (photo: Credit: Composite Image Data - Subaru Telescope (NAOJ), Hubble Legacy Archive; Processing and additional imaging - Robert Gendler)
Zeta Ophiuchus, a massive star plowing through the gas and dust floating in space. Zeta Oph is a bruiser, with 20 times the Sun’s mass. It’s an incredibly luminous star, blasting out light at a rate times higher than the Sun! Even at its distance of