28 November 2015, 07:51 PM ET
In deep space NGC 2359, a glowing cloud of gas and dust takes the shape of Thor's mythical helmet and the colors declare the composition of the beautiful patches.
27 November 2015, 06:09 PM ET
Combining the power of several telescopes, scientists discovered a magnificent image of the black hole in Hercules A.
25 November 2015, 11:09 AM ET
This computer simulation shows what two merging black holes would look like — gravitational waves rippling away from the impact.
24 November 2015, 11:04 AM ET
The Schiaparelli basin on Mars, named for an Italian astronomer, is surrounded by many impact craters and several of them intersect the northwester rim of the feature.
12 November 2015, 12:09 AM ET
The navigation camera on Rosetta captured this image of Comet 67P tumbling through space.
31 October 2015, 08:33 PM ET
Ripples of green hover over the rocky horizon in this bone-chilling image of an aurora.
31 October 2015, 01:45 AM ET
In the star system DI Cha, two stars glow through a dust ring creating an eerie sight.
29 October 2015, 02:57 AM ET
Around the Galaxy Messier 94 a starburst ring is at work birthing new stars into the Universe.
28 October 2015, 12:37 PM ET
SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft speeds over the surface of the Red Planet on its mission in one artist's conception.
24 October 2015, 04:32 PM ET
Dione, one of Saturn's larger moons, orbits across the face of the planet with Saturn's unilluminated rings crossing the planet's middle.
23 October 2015, 12:43 AM ET
This visualization of data from ESA's Planck satellite, reminiscent of the soft tones and delicate quality of an artist's painted masterpiece, presents a view of interstellar dust interacting with the structure of our Galaxy's magnetic field.
22 October 2015, 12:35 AM ET
Astronaut Scott Kelly captured this inspiring image of an early morning aurora from the International Space Station.
21 October 2015, 01:26 AM ET
In this artist's conception, SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft enters Mars' atmosphere.
19 October 2015, 03:19 PM ET
The Mangala Valles outflow channel system on Mars, close to the Minio Valles, has been prone to prone to severe flooding episodes. These events were likely prompted by geologic activity such as volcanic eruptions in the neighboring Tharsis region.
16 October 2015, 12:23 PM ET
A new snapshot of Jupiter, the largest planet in our Solar System, reveals details of the great planet. Scientists use images like this to determine wind speeds, identify atmospheric phenomena and even track changes in its most famous features.
30 September 2015, 04:29 PM ET
SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft orbits Mars before entering the atmosphere and touching down on the Red Planet, as seen in this artist's conception.
17 September 2015, 01:08 AM ET
In this artist's conception, SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft lands on Mars.
17 September 2015, 12:41 AM ET
This fantastic space wallpaper depicts what one artist envisions as the scene when SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft lands on Mars.
24 July 2015, 12:35 PM ET
This stunning space wallpaper shows the possible appearance of the planet Kepler-452b, the first near-Earth-size world discovered in the habitable zone of star similar to our sun.
24 July 2015, 11:12 AM ET
This stunning space wallpaper shows Pluto in color as New Horizons scientists combined four images from the spacecraft Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) with color data from the Ralph instrument to create this enhanced color global view.
20 July 2015, 04:41 PM ET
This spectacular space wallpaper shows the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite's first view of the entire sunlit side of Earth, taken from one million miles away on July 6, 2015.
20 February 2015, 12:43 AM ET
This spectacular space wallpaper shows ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile soon after sunset. The last rays of the day create a spectacular orange haze as they pass through the dusty lower levels of the atmosphere, setting a perfect scene.
16 January 2015, 12:46 AM ET
This stunning space wallpaper shows a swirling starscape above ESO’s La Silla Observatory. Also, if you look very closely, you can see not one, but three horizontal trails from three separate planes, moving from left to right in the sky.
17 December 2014, 11:35 PM ET
The smoky black silhouette in this gorgeous space wallpaper is part of a large, sparse cloud of partially ionized hydrogen — an HII region — known as Gum 15.
16 December 2014, 11:45 PM ET
This stunning dream like space wallpaper of the La Silla sunset was released Dec. 8, 2014.
09 December 2014, 10:56 PM ET
This dazzling space wallpaper from ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile shows the bright star cluster Messier 7.
04 December 2014, 11:47 PM ET
This spectacular space wallpaper by ALMA reveals Mira’s secret life. Studying red giant stars tells astronomers about the future of the Sun — and about how previous generations of stars spread the elements needed for life across the Universe.
02 December 2014, 11:54 PM ET
This stunning space wallpaper is an artist's impression showing schematically the mysterious alignments between the spin axes of quasars and the large-scale structures that they inhabit that observations with ESO’s Very Large Telescope have revealed.
19 November 2014, 10:09 PM ET
This dazzling space wallpaper from ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile shows the bright star cluster Messier 7.
19 November 2014, 12:30 AM ET
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has snapped a striking space wallpaper of a multiple star system called XZ Tauri, its neighbour HL Tauri and several nearby young stellar objects.
17 November 2014, 10:49 PM ET
This space wallpaper beautifully captures the zodiacal light, a triangular glow seen best in night skies free of overpowering moonlight and light pollution.
13 November 2014, 08:39 PM ET
This space wallpaper shows extensive dust and small clumps of star formation in part of the Taurus star formation region.