Every day until Saturday, December 25, we’ll present one new image of our universe from NASA’s orbiting telescope.
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Swirling clouds of gas appear among a field of stars and distant galaxies.

2021 Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar

Every day until Saturday, December 25, we’ll present one new image of our universe from NASA’s orbiting telescope.

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An aerial view shows dozens of dredging rafts lashed together in several lines, floating on a large river.

A Crackdown on Illegal Gold Dredging in Brazil

Rumors of a gold discovery recently brought hundreds of illegal mining dredges to a river in the Amazon. Officials have set fire to more than 60 of them.

People walk around at the base of an enormous statue of a man riding on a horse.

Photos of the Week: Apple Crisp, Squirrel Tea, Floating Pumpkin

A crab migration on Christmas Island, dengue-fever outbreaks in Pakistan, a castle in eastern France, migrants crossing the English Channel, and much more

A polar bear rests in snow, its head lying on its front paws.

A Visit to Churchill, Manitoba, During Polar-Bear Season

Carlos Osorio, a photographer with Reuters, has spent the past week in Churchill, Manitoba, taking photos of polar bears, the town, and the frigid landscape.

A house is nearly completely covered by ash, seen on a large ash-covered hillside beneath an erupting volcano.

Buried in Volcanic Ash, Scenes from the Canary Islands

Millions of cubic meters of fallen ash now blanket much of the landscape near the eruption.