Space Imagery

Stunning Image of the Thor's Helmet Nebula Looks Like Star Wars's Mon Calamari

This image of the Thor's Helmet Nebula is gorgeous, but once you see Mon Calamari, you won't be able to un-see it.

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 - 10:21AM

Hubble Sends Us Beautiful Retro Postcards for Its 25th Birthday

For Hubble's 25th anniversary, Open University made these beautiful postcards that take us directly to space.

Janey Tracey
Monday, 27 April 2015 - 2:27PM

NASA Celebrates Hubble's 25th Birthday with Celestial Fireworks

NASA releases a beautiful Hubble image in honor of its 25th anniversary.

Janey Tracey
Friday, 24 April 2015 - 11:15AM

NASA's New Horizons Sends Back First Ever Color Image of Pluto and Charon

After nine years of traveling, NASA's New Horizons probe has reached Pluto and sent back the first color image of the dwarf planet.

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 15 April 2015 - 11:31AM

NASA Unveils Beautiful First Color Images of Ceres's Surface, But Those White Spots Remain A Mystery

As the first color images of Ceres emerge, the mystery around the dwarf planet's bright spots continues.

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 14 April 2015 - 11:56AM

Watch Over an Hour of a NASA Spacewalk from the Astronaut's Perspective

NASA uploads over an hour of GoPro footage from an astronaut's spacewalk so you can experience going to space for yourself.

Janey Tracey
Friday, 10 April 2015 - 1:23PM

Amazing Time Lapse of NASA Images Shows All the Phenomena of the Sun

Beautiful time lapse of our Sun shows spicules, filaments, plasma eruptions, eclipses, coronal rain, and more.

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 09 April 2015 - 12:17PM

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