(seen in white) is a small, second-generation star bearing the chemical imprint of one of the universe’s first stars. It shines at an apparent magnitude of just south of the celestial equator in the constellation Cetus.
The signal of NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft -- the most distant human-made object -- has been spotted from Earth by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory's Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA), which links radio telescopes from Hawaii to St.
It's difficult not to think of an egg when looking at Saturn's moon Methone, seen here during a Cassini flyby of the small moon. The relatively smooth surface adds to the effect created by the oblong shape.
The great eye of Saturn's moon Mimas, a impact crater called Herschel, stares out from the battered moon. Several individual ringlets within the F ring are resolved here, and the small moon Atlas is also seen faintly outside the main rings.