Picture of the day for February 29, 2016

Ceiling fresco of the Marble Hall at Seitenstetten Abbey (Lower Austria) by Paul Troger (1735): The Harmony between Religion and Science. Learn more.


Picture of the day for February 25, 2016

Artist’s speculative impression of a Hot Jupiter, a type of extrasolar planet discovered with the Hubble Space Telescope. The planet, comparable in mass to Jupiter, is so close to its red dwarf star that it completes an orbit in 10.5 hours. The planet is only 750,000 miles (about 1.207 million kilometres) from the star, 1/130th the distance between Earth and the Sun.. Learn more.