Images Archive
27 February 2014, 01:37 PM ET
The Global Precipitation Measurement Mission, a joint venture of NASA and JAXA, will produce next-generation global measurements of rainfall and snowfall from space.
27 February 2014, 11:16 AM ET
See stunning photos of Earth's dancing northern lights with these amazing aurora photos from Earth and space in 2014. Astronauts on the International Space Station captured the aurora views from orbit.
26 February 2014, 10:51 AM ET
Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata has been accumulating an impressive orbital photo portfolio since he arrived at the International Space Station. This is probably one of the most beautiful photographs he’s captured — the moon as it sets over our planet.
25 February 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Dr. Prateek Lala created special typographies for more than 50 influential physicists, cosmologists, and mathematicians. These images were included in the Fall 2013 issue of Inside the Perimeter, the magazine of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Phy
25 February 2014, 07:00 AM ET
See images of space-themed postage stamps from the United States and around the world that celebrate space exploration.
24 February 2014, 03:00 PM ET
Images from a recent tour of the Tanegashima Space Center where JAXA plans to launch an H-IIA rocket carrying the GPM Core Observatory on Feb. 28, 2014.
18 February 2014, 01:23 PM ET
See amazing, and sometimes hilarious, photos of fun in weightlessness in these zero gravity photos on airplanes and spacecraft.
16 February 2014, 06:50 AM ET
The space agency's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer spacecraft (called LADEE for short) sent photos of the moon — released on Feb. 13 — back to ground controllers on Earth earlier this month. The new images show stars and the lunar surface.
15 February 2014, 07:56 AM ET
From the first map of Jupiter's giant moon Ganymede, to shining gigantic black hole jets, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Feb. 15, 2014.
13 February 2014, 07:30 AM ET
NASA released an image of the brightly lit Sochi sporting complex captured by one of the astronauts aboard the space station this week. From their exclusive lookout, the spaceflyers on the orbiting lab can even see the Olympic flame burning.
11 February 2014, 01:44 PM ET
See photos and images from the European Space Agency's Gaia mission to map the Milky Way galaxy.
11 February 2014, 12:07 PM ET
A new European spacecraft tasked with mapping a billion stars beamed its first picture back to Earth. The European Space Agency's Gaia spacecraft aimed its gaze a dense young cluster of stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud for a test image.
06 February 2014, 10:00 AM ET
A time-lapse photo shows an Atlas 5 rocket streaking into the heavens carrying NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS-L) into Earth orbit from Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Jan. 23, 2014.
06 February 2014, 08:42 AM ET
See spectacular photos of rocket launches blasting off for Earth orbit and beyond in 2014 in this Space.com gallery of the year's space missions from around the world.
01 February 2014, 12:00 AM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in SPACE.com's gallery of cosmic images posted in January 2014.
30 January 2014, 07:00 AM ET
In a moment of lunar synchronicity, a moon-orbiting NASA probe spied another one of the space agency's spacecraft from its spot in orbit.
29 January 2014, 01:01 PM ET
Brown dwarf stars exist somewhere between giant gas planets, such as Jupiter and Saturn, and faint cool stars. See photos and images of brown dwarfs across the universe in this SPACE.com gallery.
29 January 2014, 10:44 AM ET
Satellites circling Earth have snapped stunning views of the sprawling sporting venues and slopes that will host the world's best athletes next week when the 2014 Winter Olympic Games begin in Sochi.
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.
14 January 2014, 03:03 PM ET
Check out our full coverage of the year's largest astronomy meeting.
10 January 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Astronomers with the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore are using a 3D printer to turn Hubble images into textured pictures, opening up the wonders of the universe to people who are visually impaired.
08 January 2014, 06:55 AM ET
Kepler officials have been invited to submit a funding proposal by Jan. 31 for a new mission called K2, which would effectively extend the telescope's life by using its two reaction wheels to keep Kepler stable.
03 January 2014, 01:39 PM ET
Severe solar winds created these awe-inspiring auroras in Abisko National Park in Sweden, captured by lightsoverlapland.com on January 2nd.
01 January 2014, 01:11 PM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in SPACE.com's gallery of cosmic images posted in December 2013.
30 December 2013, 10:08 AM ET
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has capped 2013 with a spectacular new collection of Saturn photos showcasing the planet's beauty, as well with its trademark rings and strange moons. Saturn's clouds, rings, and moons Titan, Enceladus and Rhea star in the new im
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.
11 December 2013, 02:48 PM ET
Time-lapse of the observatories atop Mauna Kea, Hawaii created by Sean Goebel.
10 December 2013, 01:14 PM ET
Meet Robonaut 2, NASA's robot helper for space station astronauts.
03 December 2013, 03:00 PM ET
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield visited his hometown Nov. 23, 2013 for a book signing event that attracted an estimated 1,000 people in Sarnia, Ont. – population 72,000.
10 November 2013, 11:00 PM ET
A rundown of some of the biggest spacecraft to smash into Earth beyond their operators' control.
31 October 2013, 08:00 AM ET
These images of nebulas should put you in the mood for scary fun!
29 October 2013, 10:48 AM ET
ESA's Mars Express orbited the Red Planet nearly 12,500 times by October 2013. Its high resolution stereo camera images, assembled in this "fly-around," show riverbeds, volcanos, canyons and craters.