WHIRLEDS AWAY The spinning vortex of Saturn’s north polar storm resembles a deep red rose in this false-color image from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. Measurements have sized the eye at a staggering 1,250 miles across with cloud speeds as fast as 330 miles per hour. This image was taken from a distance of 261,000 miles on Nov. 27, 2012, with filters sensitive to near-infrared light. (Photo: NASA / JPL-Caltech via NBC News)
Astronaut Chris Hadfield’s photograph reveals Berlin’s ongoing struggle for reunification. The snap, taken from the International Space Station, shows a divide between the whiter lights of former west Berlin and the yellower lights of the east.