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This Stellar Sperm Is Swimming Through Space

This bright blue sperm, in fact a swirling mass of dust and gas, doesn’t need an egg to impregnate: it’s producing baby stars all by itself.


A Pyramid In The Middle Of Nowhere Built To Track The End Of The World

A huge pyramid in the middle of nowhere tracking the end of the world on radar. An abstract geometric shape beneath the sky without a human being in sight. It could be the opening scene of an apocalyptic science fiction film, but it’s just the US military going about its business, building vast and other-worldly architectural structures that the civilian world only rarely sees.


This Is The Largest Known Galaxy In The Distant Universe

You’re looking at ACT-CL J0102-4915. To it’s stargazing buddies though, it’s better known as El Gordo — literally, “the fat one” — because it’s the largest known galaxy cluster in the distant universe.


Even Packing For A Space Mission Looks Cool

The European Space Agency’s Automated Transfer Vehicle Georges Lemaître will soon deliver over 2600kg of dry cargo to the International Space Station — and even packing it looks kinda fun. The craft will take off, strapped to Ariane 5, from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana later this year.


A Stunning Picture Of The Very Large Telescope (Oh, And The Milky Way)

This stunning fisheye photograph shows the towering wonder of the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope — plus, you know, some galaxy called the Milky Way in the background, too.


Beautiful Fields Of Crops As You've Never Seen Them Before

If this image looks oddly familiar, it’s because its a series of crop fields seen from the air — just as a wonderful, colourful radar composite image.


Jupiter's Great Red Spot Looking Like A Swirl Of Cream In Your Coffee

This might look like a splash of cream in your coffee — but in fact it’s Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, imaged by NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft.


Sony's Early Morpheus Prototype Looked Pretty Dumb

Sony’s Project Morpheus VR headset looks fantastic but the early prototypes… not so much. This early version of the headset may have offered plenty of the requisite VR headset features, but it did also feature three Sony Move controllers strapped to it, seemingly at random.


Herschel's Largest Survey Of Cosmic Dust Is Huge And Beautiful

The largest ever census of dust in the local Universe has been carried out by the European Space Agency’s Herschel space observatory — and the results are huge and beautiful.


This Beautiful Blur Of Colour Is A Space Rainbow Over Venus

This isn’t some sort of alien test card beamed from Venus but a rainbow-like optical phenomenon known as a glory in the atmosphere of our nearest planetary neighbour. In fact, it’s the first time a glory has ever been imaged on another planet, and it was snapped by the European Space Agency’s Venus Express.