Space Imagery

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

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