Late afternoon light diffused through the colorful leaves of a tree in public garden of Kyoto, Japan.
This artist's concept depicts an itsy bitsy planetary system -- so compact, in fact, that it's more like Jupiter and its moons than a star and its planets. Astronomers using data from NASA's Kepler mission and ground-based telescopes recently confirmed that the system, called KOI-961, hosts the three...
Mount Whitney in California, shortly after a storm. This photo was taken from Lone Pine.
The Golden Gate really earns its name at sunset. This photo was taken from the southwest side of the bridge.