Antarctica Icebergs: Stripes are formed by layers of snow that react to different conditions. Blue stripes are often created when a crevice in the ice sheet fills up with melt water and freezes so quickly that no bubbles form. Nature is amazing*
This view of the Earth rising over the Moon's horizon was taken from the Apollo spacecraft. Growing up, there was nothing I wanted to do more than become an astronomer. While my life has taken a different route, I am still drawn to looking up with awe.
In the center of this wide image of Pluto from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is a large region of jumbled, broken terrain on the northwestern edge of the vast, icy plain informally called Sputnik Planum, to the right.