Best photos of the cosmos 2015

• Best photos of the cosmos 2015

Best photos of the cosmos 2015

On the International Space Station see the river Nile, 22 September 2015. (Photo: Reuters | NASA):

Best photos of the cosmos 2015

It looks like the Northern Lights from the ISS on August 15, 2015. (Photo by Scott Kelly | Reuters | NASA):

Best photos of the cosmos 2015

Veil Nebula. Star exploded about 5000-8000 years ago, and during that time has covered the nebula in the sky area of ​​3 degrees. Distance to it is estimated to be about 1400 light-years. (Photo by Reuters | NASA | ESA | Hubble Heritage Team):

Best photos of the cosmos 2015

Supermassive black hole, which has a million to a billion mass of our sun. NASA artist's illustration. Black hole - an area in space-time, the gravitational pull is so great that they can not leave it, even objects moving at the speed of light, including the rays of light. (Photo by Reuters | NASA | JPL-Caltech):

Best photos of the cosmos 2015

Pluto - the largest known dwarf planet in the solar system. Pluto initially ranked as usual planets, but now it is considered a dwarf planet and the largest object in the Kuiper belt. (Photo by Reuters | NASA | JHUAPL | SwRI):

Best photos of the cosmos 2015

The Perseids - the meteor shower, which appears annually in August from the constellation Perseus. Formed by passing through the Earth's plume of dust particles released comet Swift-Tuttle. The smallest particle size of a grain of sand, burned in the atmosphere, forming a "star rain." (Photo by Dado Ruvic | Reuters):

Best photos of the cosmos 2015

The solar storm hitting Mars. In recent years, among the scientists considered the theory that solar storm "burnt out" Martian atmosphere, and this is the answer to the riddle, as a planet, which was once like Earth, has become a cold and dry "desert." (Photo by Reuters | NASA | Goddard Space Flight Center):

Best photos of the cosmos 2015

Star Cluster Westerlund 2 in the constellation Carina, located 20 000 light-years from planet Earth and consists of 3000 stars (Photo Reuters | NASA).:

Best photos of the cosmos 2015

It looks like the reverse side of the Moon. (Photo by Reuters | NASA | NOAA):

Best photos of the cosmos 2015

flashes on the Sun, January 12, 2015. The energy powerful solar flare may reach 6 * 1025 joules, which is about 1/6 of the energy released by the Sun per second, or 160 billion megatons of TNT. This power of humanity and never dreamed of. (Photo by Reuters | NASA | SDO):

Best photos of the cosmos 2015

The spacecraft Soyuz TMA-16M goes to the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome on March 25, 2015. (Photo by Maxim Zmeyev | Reuters):

Best photos of the cosmos 2015

Antares rocket exploded 29 October 2014 at the Baikonur Vallops in Virginia six seconds after the start. She was supposed to deliver to the International Space Station (ISS) Cygnus freighter with two tons of cargo. During the incident no one was hurt. (Photo by Joel Kowsky Reuters | NASA):

Best photos of the cosmos 2015

Returning from orbit. Landing capsule in which astronauts are spacecraft "Soyuz TMA-14M" landed in the Kazakh steppe. (Photo by Bill Ingalls | Reuters | NASA):

Best photos of the cosmos 2015

Unusual single cloud, February 25, 2015. It appeared after the launch of NASA's apparatus, which doldzhen to study the Earth's outer atmosphere. (Photo by Reuters | White Sands Missile Range):

Best photos of the cosmos 2015

Sunflower galaxy M 63 in the constellation Canes Venatici. (Photo by Reuters | NASA | ESA | Hubble):

Best photos of the cosmos 2015

The spacecraft discovered on Pluto blue sky and ice reserves. This is the first picture of the atmosphere of Pluto tsvetnyo October 8, 2015. (Photo: Reuters | NASA | JHUAPL | SwRI):

Best photos of the cosmos 2015

A globular cluster NGC 6388 in the constellation Scorpio. (Photo by Reuters | NASA):

Best photos of the cosmos 2015

Start carrier rocket SpaceX, Florida, January 10, 2015. (Photo by Scott Audette | Reuters):

Best photos of the cosmos 2015

The object, known as SNR B0519-69.0. Red line - the remnants of a supernova explosion. Exploding star is a white dwarf - a star similar to the Sun, at the last stage of the life cycle. SNR B0519-69.0 located at a distance of more than 150,000 light-years from Earth in the constellation Dorado. (Photo by Reuters | NASA | CXC | SAO):

Best photos of the cosmos 2015