Images Archive
01 January 2012, 12:00 AM ET
The far side.
29 December 2011, 10:00 AM ET
The year 2011 was a huge one for space photography. Take a look at 50 of the best images of the year and vote now!
29 December 2011, 07:00 AM ET
The Red Sea has a new inhabitant: a smoking island.
28 December 2011, 07:00 AM ET
The Cassini spacecraft captured shots of Titan, Dione and Enceladus.
24 December 2011, 09:44 AM ET
Amazing views of a comet, Saturn's moons, auroras and more made this week's top space photos list.
20 December 2011, 08:16 PM ET
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has taken amazing imagery of the frozen surfaces of Mars. Take in the breathtaking sights on this holiday tour aboard Santa's "Red Planet" sleigh.
18 November 2011, 04:27 PM ET
Past, present and future space objects are highlighted in this new American Museum of Natural History show.
27 October 2011, 02:00 PM ET
See amazing views of asteroid 21 Lutetia from the July 2010 flyby of Europe's Rosetta probe.
11 October 2011, 12:14 PM ET
Each day we highlight a spectacular picture from space. See space exploration photos, astronaut pictures and more in our Image of the Day galleries.
06 October 2011, 05:00 AM ET
Comet Garradd is vsible in binoculars and small telescopes through October.
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.