Space Imagery

ALMA Image of a Lensed Galaxy Looks Like the Eye of Sauron

A ring of fire appears in space as a result of Einstein's gravitational lensing, and it looks like the Eye of Sauron from Lord of the...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 07 April 2015 - 2:37PM

Hubble Captures Spectacular Images of the Green, Wispy Ghosts of Quasars

NASA's Hubble has just captured spectacular images of the "ghosts," of dead quasars, which may provide us with more insight into the...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 02 April 2015 - 1:01PM

Deep Space Becomes a Tourist Destination in These Beautiful Vintage Travel Posters

Beautiful vintage travel posters invite you to visit locations in deep space.

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 19 March 2015 - 3:46PM

Surprise Solar Storm Delivers Spectacular Aurora Display

A severe solar storm blasted Earth with a larger-than-expected geomagnetic jolt on Tuesday night, bringing with it a spectacular...

Noelle Phansalkar
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 - 1:28PM

NASA's MESSENGER Captures Most Detailed Images Ever Taken of Mercury's Scorched Surface

NASA's MESSENGER is set to end its four-year mission by taking a kamikaze dive into Mercury's surface on April 30, but until then,...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 - 4:46PM

NASA Releases Photo of Ireland from Space for St. Patrick's Day

Today, NASA celebrated St. Patrick's Day by releasing a true-color photo of a beautifully green Ireland from space:(function(d, s, id)...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 - 12:14PM

NASA's Cassini Captures Amazingly Detailed View of Saturn's Rings

On January 8 of this year, Cassini captured an image of Saturn's infamous rings in unprecedented detail. The image, which NASA just...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 - 11:33AM

'Fluke' Photograph Captures Meteor Over Loch Ness

If you haven't visited Loch Ness in Scotland out of fear of Nessie, this breathtaking photograph might change your mind. Tour guide...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 16 March 2015 - 3:57PM

Stunning Gif Shows Just How Much Water Is on Europa

Europa has long been theorized to have a vast liquid ocean beneath its icy surface, and now a hypnotizing gif demonstrates just how...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 13 March 2015 - 4:11PM

First Detailed Images of Venus's Surface Underneath the Layer of Clouds

Venus may be our closest neighbor, but it is still relatively elusive, mostly as a result of its thick cloud layer that obscures its...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 10 March 2015 - 11:14AM

Amazing Images of What Mars Would Have Looked Like Covered in Water

With the recent discovery that Mars was likely covered by a gigantic ocean four billion years ago, ESO has released beautiful and...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 09 March 2015 - 5:28PM

Hubble Captures Supernova Split Four Ways by a Gravitational Lens for the First Time

Astronomers recently discovered that Hubble was able to capture four separate images of the same distant supernova. The so-called...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 05 March 2015 - 4:57PM

NASA Asks You to Vote for the Most Spectacular Hubble Images

Hubble Mania 2015 has begun! As NASA's version of March Madness, as well as a celebration of Hubble's 25th anniversary in April, the...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 05 March 2015 - 3:01PM

What Earth's Sunset Would Look Like If We Orbited Other Stars

The sunset is one of the most familiar, and yet one of the most spectacular, sights on Earth. But what would it look like if we...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 - 3:56AM

Comet Lovejoy Accidentally Caught by World's Most Powerful Digital Camera

Researchers for the Dark Energy Survey were pleasantly surprised when Comet Lovejoy happened to pass through the field of vision of...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 - 1:54PM

NASA Astronaut Shares the Hardest Things to Get Used to While Living in Space

NASA astronaut Ron Garan recently published a book about his experiences living on the ISS, called The Orbital Perspective: Lessons in...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 26 February 2015 - 3:10PM

New Image From NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Show Ceres's White Spot Has A Companion

The mystery of the bright white spot, present on images of Dwarf Planet Ceres taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, has deepened with the...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 26 February 2015 - 1:52PM

Watch ESA and NASA's Video of a Solar Eruption in Progress

The Solar & Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), a joint project between NASA and ESA, captured footage of a spectacular solar eruption on...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 23 February 2015 - 12:03PM

Watch: Two White Dwarf Stars Collide and Explode Into a Supernova

Astronomers at the ESO observatory have discovered two white dwarf stars that are in the throes of a deadly dance; they are fated to...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 20 February 2015 - 2:57PM

UK Sees Northern Lights Display that Observatory Calls the 'Best in Years'

The Aurora Borealis, affectionately known as the Northern Lights, put on a spectacular show over the Northumberland coast on Monday...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 - 1:08PM