Image Albums
24 January 2014, 12:13 PM ET
See photos of NASA's amazing RoboSimian robot, an adept robot to aid space exploration and Earth life built by engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The robot competed in DARPA's Robotics Challenge in December 2013.
24 January 2014, 08:36 AM ET
Black holes are some of the universe's most enigmatic and mysterious objects. Take a tour of some of the most famous ones in the cosmos.
23 January 2014, 09:34 PM ET
See photos of NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite L (TDRS-L) ahead of its planned Jan. 23, 2014 launch atop an Atlas 5 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
20 January 2014, 04:15 AM ET
See photos of NASA's Valkyrie (R5) space robot, a humanoid robot built to compete in the DARPA Robotics Challenge and advance the state of the art of robotics within the agency.
18 January 2014, 12:12 PM ET
From a photo showing a spooky looking nebula to a striking new photo of a doomed star, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Jan. 18, 2014.
18 January 2014, 11:51 AM ET
From a stunning time-lapse video of the night sky from northern Chile, to a dazzling image of star trails over the Canary Islands, don't miss these spectacular night sky photos by stargazers and readers.
17 January 2014, 04:50 PM ET
The new 'Spirit and Opportunity: 10 Years Roving Across Mars' exhibition chronicles NASA;s Mars Exploration Rover mission at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.
14 January 2014, 06:04 PM ET
Scientists are mapping out a possible mission to the huge metal asteroid Psyche, which is thought to be the exposed iron core of a protoplanet.
14 January 2014, 03:13 PM ET
See stunning photos of Phobos and Deimos, the small moons of Mars, as seen by spacecraft on and orbiting the Red Planet. Phobos is the largest moon of Mars, with Deimos as a smaller satellite.
14 January 2014, 10:21 AM ET
The Indian Space Research Organisation's GSLV-D5 rocket successfully launched GSAT-14 satellite from SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota, India on Jan. 5, 2014. See photo of the launch here.
13 January 2014, 12:45 PM ET
See mission photos for the private spaceflight company SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Thaicom 6 communications satellite from Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Jan. 6, 2013.
12 January 2014, 07:50 AM ET
See photos from Orbital Sciences of the first Cygnus cargo mission to the International Space Station in January 2014. The Jan. 8 launch will visible from parts of the U.S. East Coast.
11 January 2014, 05:18 PM ET
From a celestial "Hand of God" to a super-deep look at the universe, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Jan. 11, 2014.
11 January 2014, 04:58 PM ET
From a monster sunspot to the darkest skies on Earth, don't miss these spectacular night sky photos by stargazers and readers.
11 January 2014, 12:07 PM ET
See amazing images of the aptly named Tarantula Nebula in deep space, also known as 30 Doradus. The nebula is located in a prominent region of star formation located in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) the nearest neighboring galaxy to the Milky Way.
11 January 2014, 11:50 AM ET
See photos from a mock Mars mission in the Utah desert as seen by Crew 133 at the Mars Desert Research Station near Hanksville (Jan. 4 to 19, 2014).
11 January 2014, 09:22 AM ET
See photos from Virgin Galactic's third rocket-powered test flight of the private space plane SpaceShipTwo on Jan. 10, 2014. It was Virgin Galactic's highest flight at the time.
09 January 2014, 01:07 PM ET
See launch photos for Orbital Sciences' first commercial cargo mission using a Cygnus spacecraft, which blasted off on Jan. 9, 2014 from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va.
08 January 2014, 03:18 PM ET
The 223rd meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) began Sunday (Jan. 5) and runs through Thursday (Jan. 9). See images released during the conference.
04 January 2014, 12:42 PM ET
From astronauts wishing Earth a happy New Year from space to jaw-dropping views of Saturn, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Jan. 4, 2014.
04 January 2014, 12:18 PM ET
From shapeshifting auroras to a stunning solar prominence, don't miss these spectacular night sky photos by stargazers and readers.
01 January 2014, 01:11 PM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in's gallery of cosmic images posted in December 2013.
31 December 2013, 10:10 AM ET
See what's up in the night sky for January 2014, including stargazing events and the moon's phases, in this gallery courtesy of Starry Night Software.
30 December 2013, 04:00 PM ET
See photos of amazing auroras taken by readers in 2013.
28 December 2013, 08:24 PM ET
From photos of rare noctilucent clouds to images from a vital holiday spacewalk, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Dec. 28, 2013.
28 December 2013, 02:02 PM ET
From a stunning time-lapse video showing observatories atop Mauna Kea, Hawaii, to an image of the International Space Station crossing a crescent moon, don't miss these stunning night sky photos by stargazers and readers.
27 December 2013, 03:56 PM ET
See photos of Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy as they worked to install commercial Earth-watching cameras on the International Space Station on Dec. 27, 2013.
27 December 2013, 12:18 PM ET
See 100 amazing photos the night sky from the year 2013 in this spectacular collection of images submitted to by amateur astronomers and skywatchers. Which is your favorite view?
26 December 2013, 09:10 AM ET
DigitalGlobe's annual Top Image of the Year contest showcases satellite images of natural disasters, political issues, natural wonders and current events from 2013.
26 December 2013, 07:41 AM ET
See amazing solar eclipse and night sky photos taken by readers in December 2013 in this amateur astronomer image gallery.
24 December 2013, 10:01 AM ET
NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins took to the outside of the International Space Station for an urgent spacewalk on Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) to fix a problem with the orbiting outpost's vital cooling system.
23 December 2013, 06:25 PM ET
Rhea's icy surface bears the scars of innumerable impacts over the eons.