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Image description: NASA Administrator Charles Bolden greets Lucas Yaroschuk, 3, of Arlington, Va., during a stargazing event at Hoffman-Boston Elementary School in Arlington, Va. on November 7, 2013. 
Photo by Jay Westcott, NASA.

Image description: NASA Administrator Charles Bolden greets Lucas Yaroschuk, 3, of Arlington, Va., during a stargazing event at Hoffman-Boston Elementary School in Arlington, Va. on November 7, 2013. 

Photo by Jay Westcott, NASA.

Image description: NASA’s Mars-bound spacecraft, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN, or MAVEN, is the first spacecraft devoted to exploring and understanding the Martian upper atmosphere. It launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 41 on November 18.
Learn more about MAVEN.
Photo by Bill Ingalls, NASA.

Image description: NASA’s Mars-bound spacecraft, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN, or MAVEN, is the first spacecraft devoted to exploring and understanding the Martian upper atmosphere. It launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 41 on November 18.

Learn more about MAVEN.

Photo by Bill Ingalls, NASA.

Image description: On the left, bright green auroras appear to emanate from the largest glacier in Iceland as if it’s a volcano. On the right, clouds appear tinged with the green light reflecting from the auroras.
Photo from NASA.

Image description: On the left, bright green auroras appear to emanate from the largest glacier in Iceland as if it’s a volcano. On the right, clouds appear tinged with the green light reflecting from the auroras.

Photo from NASA.

Image description: this animated gif is from a video taken by the crew of Expedition 31 on board the International Space Station. It shows lightning storms over the Caribbean Sea on June 29, 2012.
See more videos taken from the International Space Station.

Image description: this animated gif is from a video taken by the crew of Expedition 31 on board the International Space Station. It shows lightning storms over the Caribbean Sea on June 29, 2012.

See more videos taken from the International Space Station.