In January 2015, two tropical cyclones-- Diamondra and Eunice--swirled over the central Indian Ocean.
In this image the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope takes a close look at the spiral galaxy NGC 4217, located 60 million light-years away from Earth. The galaxy is seen almost perfectly edge on and is a perfect candidate for studying the nature of extraplanar dust structures -- the patterns of gas and dust above and below the plane on the galaxy, seen here as brown wisps coming off NGC 4217.
The Chinese Meteorological Satellite FY-2G was launched on 31 December 2014 from Xichang Launch Center in Sichuan Province.
A combination of the day-night band and high resolution infrared imagery from the Suomi NPP satellite shows the historic blizzard near peak intensity as it moves over the New York through Boston Metropolitan areas at 06:45Z (1:45 am EST) on January 27, 2015. The night time lights of the region are blurred by the high cloud tops associated with the most intense parts of the storm.
A number of Rosetta images of comet 67P were released today. One in particular was dramatic and included a scale bar. We began to wonder what it would be like if something familiar were to visit.
Sam Cristoforetti @AstroSamantha Shades of blue in the #Himalaya. Sfumature di blu nell'Himalaya. #ColorsOfTheEarth
Sam Cristoforetti @AstroSamantha And a look from above into the eye of the cyclone! E uno sguardo dall'alto nell'occhio del ciclone. #Bansi
Soyuz TMA-15M and Progress 57 are shown attached to the International Space Station in January 2015.
US Astronaut Barry Wilmore, Commander of Expedition 42 aboard the International Space Station (ISS) looks out of the Cupola viewing station taking in the sights of the blue orb of Earth while on a break from science and maintenance duties.
@OlegMKS: Новая Каледония #МКС (New Caledonia #ISS) #BlueDot Larger image