A view of Earth from the Cupola on the earth-facing side of the International Space Station. Visible in the top left foreground is a Russian Soyuz crew capsule. In the lower right corner, a solar array panel can be seen.
Gellert Hill and Liberty Bridge, Budapest, 1960 - Looking into a small snapshot of a time gone by, these photographs give us a glimpse into what the world looked like over a hundred years ago. By overlaying pictures from the past into perfectly shot recreations of the same spot in the present we get a fascinating glimpse into how Hungary’s capital, Budapest has changed over the past century. The project was created from the best of 300 shots painstakingly put together by Hungarian photographer Kerenyi Zoltan
Arianespace’s unmanned Ariane 5 rocket, carrying the automated transfer vehicle (ATV) Albert Einstein in French Guiana. The ATV will resupply the International Space Station with 14,500 pounds of propellant, food, experiments, water and oxygen
The ASTER instrument on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this false-color image of Moore, Okla., on June 2, two weeks after a powerful tornado swept through. The scar left by the tornado can be seen as a brownish streak slashing across the image.
Picture: Robert Simmon / NASA / GSFC / METI / ERSDAC / JAROS
Satellite photo of the Namib desert pictured from space. From the mighty dunes of the Sahara to the intricate skin-like folds of the Arabian Peninsula, these photographs capture the grandeur of the world’s deserts as seen from space. These photographs were captured by a range of satellites orbiting the earth. Photograph: SPL/Barcroft Media
The Erg Iguidi desert in Algeria. Photograph: SPL/Barcroft Media
Namibia’s highest mountain, Brandberg Massif. Photograph: SPL/Barcroft Media
The Manhattan skyline is seen behind weeds and flowers on Roosevelt Island in New York. World Environment Day is celebrated annually on June 5 to raise global awareness about environmental issues and stimulate political action, according to the United Nations Environment Programme.