The rocky alien planet Kepler is an Earth-size world that could have liquid water on its surface, and possibly even life. It orbits a star 490 light-years away
Monster Solar Storm Erupts ~ NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this view of a powerful Class solar flare on Feb. 2011 during a sun storm. NASA scientists called the display a "monster prominence" that kicked up a huge plasma wave.
I'm lucky that I've climbed this dune! Dune 45 in Sossusvlei is one of the most beautiful sand dunes in the world. Standing over 170 meters, it is composed of 5 million year old sand that was brought by the Orange River from the Kalahari Desert.