Images Archive
05 October 2011, 09:00 AM ET
See stunning close-up photos of Comet Hartley 2 from the Nov. 4, 2010 flyby of NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft.
05 October 2011, 07:08 AM ET
The photo could be a scene from a science fiction movie, but it's actually real.
07 September 2011, 11:42 AM ET
Astronauts on the International Space Station spotted wildfires raging in Texas.
15 July 2011, 05:44 PM ET
The eerie green southern lights and Earth provide a stunning background for shuttle Atlantis.
02 July 2011, 05:22 PM ET
Canadian space tourist Guy Laliberte, founder of Cirque du Soleil, published a book called "Gaia" of photos of the Earth he took while visiting the International Space Station.
25 June 2011, 12:28 AM ET
From Pluto to the bowels of the sun, check out the best space photos for the week of June 27, 2011.
09 June 2011, 12:01 AM ET
A graphical representation of our solar system to scale - see how far the planets are from the sun in astronomical units.
01 June 2011, 07:00 AM ET
Spectacular images every day.
02 May 2011, 06:33 PM ET
The 2002 Leonid Meteor Shower event provided plenty of thrills -- and lots of exciting images as evidence by this collection of snapshots submitted by SPACE.com visitors.
20 April 2011, 09:40 AM ET
Take an animated look inside the machine and science of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) and its search for dark matter, antimatter and the unknown; It was launch on Space Shuttle Endeavor's final mission.
17 April 2011, 05:13 PM ET
See photos of SpaceX's landmark first launch of its new Falcon 9 rocket on June 4, 2010.
04 April 2011, 06:02 PM ET
Wadi Rum is an alien-looking landscape in Jordan.
30 March 2011, 07:00 AM ET
The star cluster NGC 371 glows pink and red in a new photo from ESO's Very Large Telescope.
29 March 2011, 12:00 PM ET
NASA's Messenger spacecraft is the first dedicated to orbiting Mercury, the solar system's innermost planet.
19 March 2011, 03:31 PM ET
The unique NASA photo is a rare glimpse of the thousands who help launch space shuttle missions.
17 February 2011, 08:46 AM ET
NASA's Stardust-NExT mission took this image of comet Tempel 1 at 8:39 p.m. PST (11:39 p.m. EST) on Feb 14, 2011. The comet was first visited by NASA's Deep Impact mission in 2005.
10 February 2011, 09:38 AM ET
The icy comet Tempel 1 has been the target of two NASA spacecraft. Here's a close look at the comet from those missions.
01 February 2011, 07:22 AM ET
The X-37B is a space plane born by NASA and revived by the U.S. Air Force to test reusable space capabilities in orbit.
07 January 2011, 09:45 AM ET
The sky is full of stars and galaxies, but eagle-eyed skywatchers can also spot satellites, space shuttles and stations from Earth too. Take a look at some of the best photos of spaceships caught on camera.
08 December 2010, 02:10 PM ET
The only total solar eclipse of 2010 occurred on July 11 over a remote region of the southern Pacific Ocean. See stunning photos of the spectacular celestial event.
02 December 2010, 01:15 PM ET
Stunning auroras offer a cosmic light show in 2010 to skywatchers on Earth.
01 December 2010, 04:39 PM ET
Spectacular space and astronomy images every day.
11 November 2010, 12:40 PM ET
See how the International Space Station evolved over 10 years into the largest outpost in space.
09 November 2010, 05:49 PM ET
The California-based company SpaceX is developing new Falcon 9 rockets and Dragon spacecraft to send cargo and possibly people into orbit.
05 November 2010, 05:14 PM ET
Space shuttle Discovery made its final launch pad rollout on Sept. 20, 2009, as NASA prepares for its last spaceflight before retirement.
05 November 2010, 04:28 PM ET
The night sky glows with stars and meteors above a family camping trip.
01 November 2010, 11:47 AM ET
Photos from Japan's beleaguered asteroid mission Hayabusa to visit the asteroid Itokawa and collect samples to be returned to Earth.
27 October 2010, 02:47 PM ET
NASA is a high-tech space agency but even astronauts and engineers need to cut loose with some wild mission posters.
21 October 2010, 01:24 PM ET
On April 28, 2010, Cassini flew by Saturn's moon, Enceladus, as pictured in an artist's conception.
21 October 2010, 01:20 PM ET
Atlantis hanging onto the ISS in May 2010.
21 October 2010, 01:18 PM ET
This artist's conception depicts a watery alien planet beyond a belt of asteroids circling a distant star.
21 October 2010, 01:17 PM ET
Discovery docked to the ISS with Leonardo in the payload bay.