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To celebrate the release of "Age of Ultron," a type of star that will "live fast and die hard" is creating a nebula fitting for a Norse god. (Well, not really for that reason.)
An exploding star directly behind a cluster of enormous galaxies has been split into four images by the light-bending properties of the cluster's gravity.
Hot tubes of plasma align on the sun's surface in a flower-like pattern to provide a gorgeous view captured at New Jersey's Big Bear Solar Observatory.
The Martian surface displays colors other than just red in this beautiful image just released by the European Space Agency.
The ESO's VISTA telescope has used the near-infrared spectrum to peer through the gaseous cloud of the Trifid Nebula at the hidden stars behind.
The Northern Lights in Alaska provide a ghostly backdrop for a dramatic image of rockets launching into the early-morning sky.
Using actual photos and other research data, a Swedish graphic designer and director has created a short film that's truly transportive.
In January 2015, astronomers will be able to observe three moon shadows travelling across the face of Jupiter.
Since the 1950s, probes sent into space have been sending back data that reveal eerie sounds from the vastness of the galaxy.
The Cassini probe in orbit around Saturn has photographed a mysterious hurricane raging at the planet's north pole.