Images Archive
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.
21 October 2013, 10:42 AM ET readers sent in their photos of the Orionid meteor shower which peaked in October 2013.
17 September 2013, 03:27 PM ET
Europe's VLT Survey Telescope set its sights on the enormous stellar nursery (~250 light-years across) and has delivered a breathtaking view of the hot new-born stars and surrounding clouds. Featuring music by Molly Durnin (
17 September 2013, 10:50 AM ET
By using the Wide Angle Camera (WAC) aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (and adjusting brightness), this unique view of the moon has been created.
12 September 2013, 03:00 PM ET
NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft is humanity's first probe ever to reach interstellar space. See the major milestones of Voyager's trek to the void in this photo timeline.
10 September 2013, 10:40 AM ET
The University College of London, the only UK host of a NASA Regional Planetary Image Facility, has recently released a stunning selection of the historic space pictures—many of them never published online before, others only ever in low resolution.
09 September 2013, 11:07 AM ET
See spectacular photos of Venus near the moon on Sept. 8, 2013 from stargazers around the world. The celestial pairing wowed amateur astronomers and skywatchers across the U.S., South America and beyond.
07 September 2013, 03:34 PM ET
See photos of NASA's LADEE moon dust mission to probe the lunar atmosphere as the probe launches toward the moon from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on Sept. 6, 2013.
09 August 2013, 02:51 PM ET
The Gemini Observatory's Gemini South telescope is churning out spectacular imagery using its laser-guided Gemini Multi-conjugate adaptive optics System (GeMS). See the dazzling images from and of the telescope in this gallery.
09 August 2013, 02:19 PM ET
Amateur astrophotographer Adam Brooks took this stunning image of night sky over Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales on July 25. The park is a diverse area of moorlands and mountains and is am International Dark Sky Reserve.
01 August 2013, 12:01 AM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in's gallery of cosmic images posted in July 2013.
12 July 2013, 11:13 AM ET
Twice a year, the setting sun perfectly aligns with New York City's street grid (running 29° from east to west), producing a phenomenon known as Manhattanhenge. Golden light splashes across the width of New York City's central island.
03 July 2013, 11:37 AM ET
Using an innovative process that combines hundreds of flat 2D space photos, the upcoming IMAX movie 'In Saturn's Rings' brings depth to awe inspiring photos of planets and galaxies, allowing viewers to 'fly through' these cosmic wonders.
01 July 2013, 12:01 AM ET
Spectacular images every day.
17 June 2013, 12:42 PM ET
The Mars Science Lab carries 17 cameras and each with a specific purpose. Find out what they do and if the rover can take video.
01 June 2013, 12:37 PM ET
Spectacular images every day.
25 May 2013, 07:00 AM ET
From a view of the devastating Oklahoma tornado from space to the Milky Way shining over a state park, don't miss these amazing space photos of the week.
09 April 2013, 12:34 PM ET
Photographer Bill Deaver captured the stunning view on April 3 from Mojave, Calif.
02 April 2013, 10:34 AM ET
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield snapped a photo when a Soyuz capsule rocketed to the space station last week.
22 March 2013, 04:43 PM ET
The move is a response to the arrest of a former contractor suspected of spying for China.
08 February 2013, 02:34 PM ET
NASA’s Landsat program is the longest continuous global record of the Earth's surface, and delivers both visually stunning and scientifically valuable images of our planet.
04 February 2013, 11:04 AM ET
A ring-shaped prominence broke apart whipping out super-heated plasma on January 31st, 2013, but collapsing back in a show of stellar magnetism. A wave of fire circulated and shimmered on the Sun's surface following the eruption.
31 January 2013, 11:33 AM ET
The NASA photos show an Atlas 5 rocket as an arc of light streaking toward space.
28 January 2013, 04:06 PM ET
A look at a few of the animals who paved the way for humans in space.
23 January 2013, 01:38 PM ET
The High Resolution Coronal Imager (HI-C) was launched by NASA on a sounding rocket in July 2012. Full Sun AIA (Atmospheric Imaging Assembly) and full field of view images taken by the imager are compared.
18 January 2013, 05:12 PM ET
Black holes are strange regions where gravity is strong enough to bend light, warp space and distort time.