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This Snowy Soyuz Launch Looks Like A Space-Themed Christmas Card

Image Cache: On Sunday, a Soyuz-2.1b rocket was successfully launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia’s northern space port, carrying a 1415kg Glonass navigation satellite into orbit. And boy was it snowy.


Look At The Graceful Path Of An Attack Helicopter As It Spits Fire

Image Cache: This is what a US Army AH-64 Apache attack helicopter looks like from a distance as it strafes the night sky: A graceful curve of light with only arcs of sparks to reveal that it’s actually spewing ammunition.


When You Think Of Beautiful Things, Don't Forget Earth

Image cache: Scott Kelly posted up a stunning picture of Earth earlier this week, with a fitting caption: “When you think of beautiful things. Don’t forget Earth.”


This Is How NASA Transports Spacecraft In An Aircraft

Image Cache: One of our favourite weird cargo aeroplanes, NASA’s Super Guppy, was caught in action again last week. The Megamind impersonator carried the Orion crew module pressure vessel from NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility, in New Orleans, to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.


Israel's Only Bottle Factory Turns Desert Sand Into Mountains Of Glass

Image Cache: Deep in the heart of Israel’s desert, shimmering mountains of green, brown and white glass dominate the landscape, awaiting a new life. It’s a beautiful spectacle.


Working In This Lab Must Be Like Starring In A Sci-Fi Film

Image Cache: The following photos show a place that you might think serves as a supervillain’s lair at first glance. As a matter of fact, there are no dark schemes being plotted here here — only dark matter physics.


Inside An Abandoned Socialist Textile Factory

Image Cache: There’s always a very special thrill in visiting silent and deteriorating industrial places where hundreds of men and women worked amidst loud machines decades ago. It was not a different feeling taking these photos in the abandoned power plant building of a long gone fabric factory.


Is This Alice In Mirrorland? Nope, It's How You Test A Solar Mirror

This dreamy photo, which looks like a modern take on Through the Looking-Glass, actually shows how German researchers are testing mirrors for solar power plants at DLR, the German Aerospace Center.


Mumbai's Garbage Fire Is So Huge You Can See It From Space

Image Cache: Here is a trash fire. This new image posted by the NASA Earth Observatory shows the devastating smoke cloud coming off the Deonar dumping ground in Mumbai, India. According to the report, the landfill handles 3700 metric tonnes of waste ever day, accounting for about a third of the city’s garbage.


Look At This Beautiful Reentry Of A Chinese Rocket Over Hawaii

Image Cache: Steve Cullen from Starscape Gallery was 3,350m up the dormant volcano Mauna Kea taking nightscapes on Saturday when he decided to take a last pre-dawn panorama before heading home. It was a great decision, because he captured this stunning image.


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