Space Imagery

NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Captures Most Detailed Photos of Ceres Ever Taken

The Dawn mission has been discovering more and more about Ceres in recent months, and now the spacecraft has taken the sharpest images...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 - 11:12AM

Astronomers Capture Birth of Tatooine-Like Solar System for the First Time

Astronomers have captured close-up images of the birth of a multiple-star solar system for the first time. Although its creation is...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 - 4:12PM

Watch: Video Takes You Through Our Solar System at the Speed of Light

We usually use the phrase "speed of light" as a euphemism for "really really fast," but when you're talking about our vast solar...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 - 2:44PM

Hubble Catches a Galaxy Cluster Making a Smiley Face

The Hubble Space Telescope just captured an amazing picture of the Universe smiling down at Earth. The image depicts a galaxy cluster...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 - 12:42PM

Watch: NASA Captures Aurora Borealis at Sunrise from the ISS

At first, it looks like every other video of an aurora over the city lights at night. But upon closer examination, this NASA video...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 06 February 2015 - 4:44PM

NASA's Close-Up Images of Ceres Reveal Multiple Mysterious White Spots

The strange white spot on dwarf planet Ceres has been a subject of inquiry for a long time now, but as it turns out, the enigma is...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 06 February 2015 - 11:21AM

ESA Astronaut Takes Beautiful Series of Earth from Space Photographs

Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, the first Italian woman to go to space, has been living at the ISS since late November 2014, and in...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 05 February 2015 - 12:52PM

NASA's New Horizons Sends First Pictures of Pluto Back to Earth

New Horizons has sent back the first image of the elusive Pluto since NASA began its groundbreaking mission. Although the images are...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 05 February 2015 - 9:51AM

Amazing Photos of Bacteria Eating Galaxies, Nebulas, and Star Clusters

What would it look like if superbacteria devoured deep space objects? Photographer Marcus DeSieno's new series, Cosmos, endeavors to...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 02 February 2015 - 5:07PM

Was Van Gogh's Starry Night Inspired By a Scientific Drawing of the Whirlpool Galaxy?

Journalist and photographer Michael Benson has unearthed a scientific drawing of the Whirlpool Galaxy that looks suspiciously...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 02 February 2015 - 11:10AM

Seahawks Win NASA's Supernova Sunday Competition

For those of you who were too busy enjoying Super Bowl Sunday yesterday, you may have missed NASA's Supernova Sunday competition, in...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 02 February 2015 - 10:16AM

Hubble Captures Images of Galaxies that Have Been Merging for Hundreds of Millions of Years

Today, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captured breathtaking images of a galaxy being slowly pulled apart while it merges with...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 29 January 2015 - 12:45PM

This is What The Blizzard of 2015 Looks Like From Space Right Now

If you're on the East coast of America right now, you're probably either panic buying unhealthy snacks at your local grocery store or...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 26 January 2015 - 11:57AM

NASA Releases Dazzling Space Images in Honor of International Year of Light

2015 was recently named the International Year of Light by the United Nations, and in honor of this distinction, NASA's Chandra X-Ray...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 22 January 2015 - 2:08PM

NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Captures New Images of Mysterious Dwarf Planet Ceres

NASA's Dawn spacecraft is closing in on its goal of reaching Ceres, and in the process of doing so, it has just produced some of the...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 20 January 2015 - 12:18PM

You Can Now See the Aurora Borealis on Google Maps

The Aurora Borealis, or "Northern Lights," are one of the most beautiful spectacles that Earth has to offer, but they can usually only...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 15 January 2015 - 4:44PM

The Most Amazing Mars Images from 11 Years of the Opportunity Rover

NASA's Opportunity Mars rover first touched down on the Red Planet on January 25, 2004. In that time it has made a multitude of...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 13 January 2015 - 2:41PM

Space Suite: Artist Animates Cassini and Hubble Images to Visualize the Universe

Realistic animation of space is all the rage these days, but even so, this beautiful video stands out among the pack. Visual effects...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 13 January 2015 - 11:26AM

NASA Makes Travel Posters for Destination Exoplanets

Ever wanted to travel to an exoplanet? NASA has now released travel guides to three different exoplanets for their Exoplanet Travel...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 07 January 2015 - 11:11AM

Hubble's Pillars of Creation Then and Now: Image Comparison from 1995 and 2015

In honor of the Hubble telescope's 25th anniversary, scientists have recreated the iconic image of the Pillars of Creation. Twenty...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 06 January 2015 - 11:09AM