The Gum Nebula is so large and close it's actually hard to see. This interstellar expanse of glowing hydrogen gas frequently evades notice because it spans 35 degrees — over 70 full Moons — while much of it is pretty dim. This 90-degree wide mosaic was designed to be both wide and deep enough to bring up “ the Gum ”—visible in red on the right. The image was acquired late last year with the background — including the Milky Way's central band — captured by the same camera and from the same location in Shangri-La, Yunnan, China. Planetary alignment over Italy. Robert Wadlow, the tallest man to ever live. Late Medieval Boots, 14th century. | Museum of London South Ferry bound 1 train, New York, 1981. “Working closely with the bears and getting them used to our behaviour meant that by day 5 we were well underway to documenting some truly unique behaviour. By this point we have gotten to know in detail the personalities of 27 different bears, and they in return welcomed us into their lives and let us film around the clock. Utilizing drones, remote cameras, and custom made gear in order to capture the most intimate footage.” | Martin Gregus A foggy morning in downtown Dubai. Very rare conditions, caused by the cold nights and warm mornings, set the perfect scene for an aerial photo. The iconic buildings of Dubai emerging out of the low clouds create an impression that the city is floating in the sky. | Hugo Healy "Högertrafikomläggningen" (the right-hand traffic reorganization) Day: The day Sweden switched from driving on the left-hand side of the road to the right-hand side. "Human Fly" John "Jammie" Reynolds balancing on a New York rooftop, 1920. This 27-frame mosaic was taken in July 2020 from Ojas de Salar in the Atacama Desert of Chile. In the foreground is a small lagoon reflecting the dark night sky as the Milky Way Galaxy arches overhead. Wedding rings removed from Holocaust victims before they were executed, 1945. Incredible color shot of Jackie Robinson warming up before a game at Ebbets Field in 1955. Firefly trails and the summer Milky Way. Teenagers at an Elvis Presley concert, Philadelphia Arena, 1957. Aerial view of the famous Duoyishu terraces where rice is grown. The shades of colors of the different levels of the rice fields create a unique effect. | Ran Tian A crewman on a British airplane prepares to drop a bomb from the rear cockpit during WWI. Composite showing Earth at night. The two different faces of New York City: Central Park and its neighborhood. At night you can follow this road as it passes through the Dark Sky Alqueva reserve not too far from Alentejo, Portugal. Or you could stop, look up, and follow the Milky Way through the sky. A ceramic jar filled with thousands of bronze coins unearthed at the site of a 15th-century samurai’s residence just north of Tokyo, Japan. A 5,000-year-old wooden boat used by the pharaohs discovered by French archaeologists. Scientists around the world have noted that the Earth has been spinning on its axis faster lately —the fastest ever recorded. Several scientists pointed out that this past year saw some of the shortest days ever recorded as well. The Nicobar pigeon is the only living member of the genus Caloenas and the closest living relative of the extinct Dodo. Teddy Roosevelt's diary on the day both his wife and mother died. The Moses Bridge in the Netherlands is a sunken bridge built to avoid excessive impact on the territory. In increasing steps, this world map ( medium | large ) shows the effect of artificial brightness on the visual appearance of the night sky, modeled using high resolution satellite data and fit to thousands of night sky brightness measurements. What is now the fully developed Las Vegas strip, 1955. A bright, colorful Perseid meteor flash was captured during this 20 second exposure. It made its ephemeral appearance after midnight, in the moonless skies over the broad granite dome of Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, central Texas. Below the Perseid meteor, trees stand in silhouette against scattered lights along the horizon and the faint Milky Way, itself cut by dark clouds of interstellar dust. A 2000-year-old Roman child's wooden sword found at the Vindolanda fort site in northern England. A rare roll-call of planets has been occurring in the morning sky for much of June . This fisheye all-sky image, taken a few mornings ago near the town of San Pedro de Atacama in Chile, caught not only the entire planet parade, but the Moon between Mars and Venus. Left to right are Saturn, Neptune, Jupiter, Mars, Uranus, Venus, and Mercury. The Vaccanonesa is a small train that connects the city of Trento, Italy with the villages of Val di Non and Val di Sole in Trentino. During its ride through the apple orchards, the train makes this passage above a gorge over 150 meters high. A Phoenix Aurora over Iceland.