Clouds Over Glencoe Village - Three Sisters - Scotland
Glencoe Village, on the southern bank of the River Coe where it enters Loch Leven in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. In the distance you can see the Mountains of Buachaille Etive Mor, Bidean nam Bian, and Ben Nevis Mountains. Near The Three Sisters. A long exposure captures the dramatic cloud formation above and the smooth water below.
© Matt Anderson Photography
Spacecraft on the Moon, lunar map
Spacecraft on the Moon. Map showing coloured markers for 34 spacecraft that impacted or landed on the Moon from the 1960s onwards. The spacecraft are: Ranger 7-9 (1964 to 1965, NASA, white), Luna 5, 7-9, 13, 15-18, 20-21, 23-24 (1965 to 1976, Soviet Union, red), Surveyor 1-7 (1966 to 1968, NASA, green), Lunar Orbiter 1-3 (1966 to 1967, NASA, black), Apollo 11-12, 14-17 (1969 to 1972, NASA, blue), Lunar Prospector (1999, NASA, pink) and SMART-1 (2006, ESA, white). All except the Apollo landers were unmanned probes. Luna 2 (1959) was the first man-made object to reach the surface of the Moon.
© Detlev van Ravenswaay
Earth, topographic and bathymetric map
Earth. Blue Marble: Next Generation cloud-free topographic and bathymetric map of the Earth in July 2004. Highlands and lowlands of the continents are shown as ridges and flat areas, with Arctic and Antarctic ice in white. The seabed depth varies from shallow (light blue) on the continental shelves, to deep ocean basins (dark blue). Topographic and bathymetric data is usually gathered by using aerial and satellite imagery combined with radar and sonar mapping. Landcover data is from NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor aboard the Terra satellite.
© NASA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY