Space Imagery

2014 Winners Announced for Astronomy Photographer of the Year Awards

The winners of the annual contest for astronomy photography, held by the Royal Observatory, have been announced. They received a...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 18 September 2014 - 12:49PM

NASA Needs Your Help Identifying Almost 2 Million Images of Earth From Space

Since the 1950's, NASA has taken 1.8 million images of the Earth from space - 1.3 million of which have been captured from aboard the...

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 - 10:42AM

A Supermoon Seen Around the World - The Best Photos of 2014's Biggest Moon

Last night, August 10th 2014, saw the largest moon of the year looming over skies across the planet. The awe-inspiring Supermoon was...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 11 August 2014 - 9:11AM

Pareidolia In Space! Rosetta Spacecraft Spots A Face On Comet 67P

You've heard of the 'Man on the Moon' and you may have even heard about the 'Face on Mars', but did you know there is also a face on a...

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 - 3:03PM

Rosetta Successfully Enters Orbit Around Comet 67P, Captures Stunning Images

The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft has finally arrived at its destination after an epic 10 year journey through space. In...

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 06 August 2014 - 9:29AM

9 Amazing Photos Of Last Friday's Supermoon!

The pictures from the 2014 supermoon are in, and our favorites are the ones that incorporated insane optical illusions.   A young...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 14 July 2014 - 1:04PM

Star Refracts into a Rainbow, and the Result is Stunning

This is a real picture. The brightest star in the sky turned into a rainbow as its light was refracted through our atmosphere.  ...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 20 June 2014 - 4:46PM

Answers: Can You Identify All 32 World Cup Countries From Space?

  1. CHILE - A glimpse of beautiful greenery amidst the vast Atacama Desert that spans northern Chile, as well as Peru, Bolivia, and...

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 - 3:20PM

Quiz: Can You Identify All 32 World Cup Countries from Space?

World Cup fever has gripped the planet and while you may be able to tell your Neymars from your Rooneys, we're about to really test...

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 - 4:07PM

Photos of Brazil's World Cup Stadiums as Seen from Space

The French Space Agency (CNES) recently released images of Brazil's ten World Cup stadiums, all taken from their two...

Monday, 16 June 2014 - 12:10PM

NASA Reveals Beautiful Composite Image of Deep Space

NASA just released this amazing ultraviolet-light image that reveals about 10,000 very old galaxies that date back to just a few...

Wednesday, 04 June 2014 - 10:23AM

Rare Triple Moon Dance on Jupiter

Attention all small telescope owners!   Next Tuesday, June 3rd, Callisto, Ganymede, and Io--three of Jupiter's largest moons --...

Friday, 30 May 2014 - 12:58PM

Curiosity Rover Snaps Epic Photo Of Mars' Moon Phobos

This is becoming something of a habit for NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover, but it has just gone and blown our minds once again. Following...

Kieran Dickson
Friday, 02 May 2014 - 4:44PM

NASA's Mars Orbiter Snaps A Shot Of Curiosity On The Red Planet's Surface

Every now and then, there are moments in science that just kind of blow you away. This photo of NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover, taken by...

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 - 5:10PM

Blood Moon Timelapse Video Is As Haunting As It Is Beautiful

Last night's 'Blood Moon' gave skywatchers across the Americas a chance to witness a rare celestial event. The total lunar eclipse...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 - 11:00AM

NASA Releases Beautiful Space Imagery from Hubble Telescope

It seemed like all anyone could talk about yesterday was either True Detective or Neil deGrasse Tyson's Cosmos. NASA wasn't excluded...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 10 March 2014 - 12:56PM

NASA Orbiter Snaps Beautiful Martian Dunes

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has been capturing awe-inspiring images of the red planet for almost 8 years now, but this...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 25 February 2014 - 12:43PM

Watch Over 100,000 Asteroids Do Their Orbital Dance

Well, this is kind of terrifying but when 100,000 high speed asteroids look this good, who cares? Using data from the Sloan Digital...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 24 February 2014 - 8:36AM

Is This The Greatest Astronomy Photo Ever Taken?

Capturing an image of a meteor in the night sky is a rare and spectacular event. Capturing an image of a rocket launching into space...

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 - 5:20PM

Mars Curiosity Rover Snaps Earth And The Moon In Same Image

Well this is very humbling. Bringing back memories of Carl Sagan's famous Pale Blue Dot speech, NASA's Curiosity Rover has just...

Kieran Dickson
Friday, 07 February 2014 - 12:45PM