Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2011 August 22
Douglas Heaven, reporter
17:42 22 December 2010 Our picture editors bring you the most striking images of the year, taken from our Picture of the Day feed .
9 August 2010 It has been an unusually hot summer in parts of Russia. This map released by NASA shows how temperatures across Asia deviated from their expected values in the period from 20 July to 27 July this year.