Images Archive
07 April 2015, 03:15 PM ET
Astronomers working with the ALMA telescope in Chile, took high resolution images of the ring-shaped image of light from a galaxy almost 12 billion light-years away. Such circlets form when a massive cluster of galaxies lies along our line of sight.
14 March 2015, 12:32 PM ET
From a monster solar flare to a spectacular night launch, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for March 15, 2015.
12 March 2015, 07:33 AM ET
New Horizons, which will zoom through the Pluto system on July 14, fired its engines for 93 seconds on Tuesday (March 10), when it was about 3 billion miles from Earth — the most distant engine burn ever, mission officials said.
10 March 2015, 11:12 AM ET
Spirit and Opportunity, the Mars rovers, have outlived and outlasted any spacecraft on the surface of the red planet. Take a look at some of their latest Mars photos.
07 March 2015, 02:34 PM ET
From an amazing photo of Comet Lovejoy captured by a dark energy camera to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for March 7, 2015.
12 February 2015, 06:00 PM ET
NASA is a high-tech space agency but even astronauts and engineers need to cut loose with some wild mission posters. Take a look at some of the wildest mission posters by NASA astronauts and their crewmates in this gallery.
12 February 2015, 02:34 PM ET
In August 2014, ESA's Rosetta Spacecraft will rendezvous with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and deploy the Philae lander. See photos from the Rosetta comet probe.
11 February 2015, 06:30 PM ET
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) beamed back its first data in June 2010, nearly 5 years later its still going strong with over 2 million images. This time-lapse shows multiple wavelength images captured by the probe.
01 February 2015, 12:00 AM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in Space.com's gallery of cosmic images posted in January 2015.
30 January 2015, 12:01 PM ET
NASA has launched several sounding rockets for scientific research in 2015. See the spectacular photos of these small rocket launches here.
13 January 2015, 05:21 PM ET
New images and a movie show Comet Lovejoy in all its glowing green glory.
03 January 2015, 09:12 AM ET
Streaks of red light paint the New Year's Eve night sky in this gorgeous image from photographer Miguel Claro.
02 January 2015, 01:23 PM ET
See amazing, and sometimes hilarious, photos of fun in weightlessness in these zero gravity photos on airplanes and spacecraft.
01 January 2015, 12:00 AM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in Space.com's gallery of cosmic images posted in December 2014.
15 December 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Viewing Saturn's rings from a distance can create the illusion that they are opaque. But close-up images from the Cassini spacecraft reveal many gaps and grooves.
09 December 2014, 12:00 PM ET
See stunning photos of the night sky and sun as seen by stargazers around the world in this Space.com photo gallery for November 2014 made up of images sent in by Space.com readers.
05 December 2014, 03:05 PM ET
Stunning photos captured today's epic first test launch of the Orion spacecraft, which will one day carry humans to deep-space destinations.
01 December 2014, 12:00 AM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in Space.com's gallery of cosmic images posted in November 2014.
18 November 2014, 04:40 PM ET
Halloween is cool. A space age Halloween is even cooler. See our favorite space costume photos from Space.com readers from our 2014 space costume contest.
14 November 2014, 09:41 AM ET
The space telescope has returned many 'wonders' in its 25 years of service to humanity. On April 24, 1990 it launched aboard the space shuttle Discovery. Stay updated on twitter at #Hubble25.
01 November 2014, 12:00 AM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in Space.com's gallery of cosmic images posted in October 2014.
29 October 2014, 01:50 PM ET
An Atlas 5 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Wednesday to loft a military GPS satellite into space.
21 October 2014, 05:05 PM ET
See photos and images of the Mars-bound comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring, which will buzz the Red Planet on Oct. 19, 2014. Comet Siding Spring was discovered in January 2013. Its pass through the inner solar system will be closely watched by Mars probes.
01 October 2014, 12:00 AM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in Space.com's gallery of cosmic images posted in September 2014.
30 September 2014, 12:00 AM ET
One of Saturn's moon glows by light reflected from the ringed planet.
26 September 2014, 03:30 PM ET
Among the nearly 2,000 planets found beyond our solar system, there are volcanic super-Earths, gas giants that dwarf Jupiter and worlds with multiple sunsets. Here are some of the most incredible.
11 September 2014, 12:00 AM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in Space.com's gallery of cosmic images posted in August 2014.
30 August 2014, 12:22 PM ET
From donning a new space suit to a beautiful star explosion, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Aug. 30, 2014.
22 August 2014, 06:00 AM ET
Scientists discuss what makes Jupiter's moon Europa perhaps the solar system's best bets for hosting life beyond Earth.
06 August 2014, 04:45 AM ET
You are sailing across 3 million light years to Messier 33 in this view from the VLT Survey Telescope (VST) at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile. Sparking with star clusters and red gas, the Triangulum Galaxy is 2nd closest spiral to our Milky Way.
04 August 2014, 03:01 PM ET
In the future, astronomers could detect hints of alien life by scanning the atmospheres of distant worlds, researchers say. Such work would require the development and launch of big, sophisticated new space telescopes.
01 August 2014, 12:00 AM ET
See amazing images of the night sky and cosmos in Space.com's gallery of cosmic images posted in July 2014.
29 July 2014, 05:38 PM ET
A newcomer to astrophotography produced a stunning shot of the Milky Way during his first effort. See how photographer Stephen Ippolito captured this amazing view from Joshua Tree National Park in California.
29 July 2014, 03:00 PM ET
A cosmic lagoon glows within the clouds of the Milky Way in an incredible image.
16 July 2014, 05:24 PM ET
The 2014 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition has announced its shortlist of finalists.
13 July 2014, 12:21 PM ET
See amazing photos of the 'supermoon' full moon of July 12, 2014 as seen by stargazers around the world in this Space.com gallery. It was the first of three supermoons in July, August and September.