The Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC), located on the robotic arm of NASA’s InSight lander, took this picture of the Martian surface on Nov. 26, 2018, the same day the spacecraft touched down on the Red Planet. The camera’s transparent dust cover is still on in this image, to prevent particulates kicked up during landing from settling on the camera’s lens. This image was relayed from InSight to Earth via NASA’s Odyssey spacecraft, currently orbiting Mars.
Recovery of the Test Orion Capsule in the Pacific Ocean
On Nov. 1, 2018, the USS John P. Murtha recovered the test version of the Orion capsule at sunset in the Pacific Ocean. The Underway Recovery Test-7 (URT-7) is one in a series of tests that the Exploration Ground Systems Recovery Team, along with the U.S. Navy, are conducting to validate procedures and hardware that will be used to recover the Orion spacecraft after it splashes down following deep space exploration missions. Orion will have the capability to sustain the crew during space travel, provide safe re-entry from deep space return velocities, and emergency abort.
Photo edited by NASA/Ron Beard, Photo credit: NASA/Tony Gray
WelI, I think the photographer focus the shot in the specular image (lighter) and by turning the shot 180º (or more properly, directly shooting head down), he gets a wonderful effect pointing naturally the viewer towards the reflection instead of the actual tiger. You have to spend few seconds to note this, and it’s cool.
I recommend take a look both winning videos and honorable mentions.
Of course the winner is awesome too:
Zebrafish embryo growing its elaborate sensory nervous system (visualized over 16 hours of development). Technique: Selective Plane Illumination Microscopy (SPIM). Dr. Elizabeth Haynes – Jiaye “Henry” He. University of Wisconsin – Madison
Though it resembles a peaceful rose swirling in the darkness of the cosmos, NGC 3256 is actually the site of a violent clash. This distorted galaxy is the relic of a collision between two spiral galaxies, estimated to have occurred 500 million years ago. Today it is still reeling in the aftermath of this event.