07 June 2011, 01:04 AM ET
The hemispheric view of Venus, as revealed by more than a decade of radar investigations culminating in the 1990-1994 Magellan mission, is centered on the South Pole.
02 June 2011, 01:16 PM ET
The fine detail and exceptionally perfect spiral structure of the galaxy make it hard to believe that this is a real observation and not an artist’s impression or a screenshot taken straight from Star Wars.
02 June 2011, 01:07 PM ET
Xenon lights help lead space shuttle Endeavour home to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
25 May 2011, 06:18 PM ET
What's happening on Jupiter's moon Io?
24 May 2011, 01:29 PM ET
This artist's rendering shows NASA's proposed Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle on a deep space mission.
20 May 2011, 01:26 AM ET
Like a Dali masterpiece, this image of Messier 8 from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is both intensely colourful and distinctly surreal.
10 May 2011, 09:47 AM ET
The total lunar eclipse of December 21, 2010, is visible from the site of ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) at Cerro Paranal in Chile.
18 April 2011, 06:00 AM ET
Dense filaments of gas shine in the IC5146 interstellar cloud, in an infrared photo from ESA's Herschel space observatory.
15 April 2011, 10:56 AM ET
This WISE image shows a part of the Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex.
11 April 2011, 12:19 PM ET
The sun rises over Kennedy Space Center as space shuttle Columbia awaits the start of STS-1, the first space shuttle mission, which launched on April 12, 1981.
05 April 2011, 04:03 PM ET
The Milky Way shines over the Atacama Desert of Chile.
28 March 2011, 01:31 PM ET
A view from the bustling center of our galactic metropolis, revealing what lies behind the dust.
22 March 2011, 03:50 PM ET
The blue star Zeta Ophiuchi (center) appears surrounded by a cloud of interstellar dust and gas.
18 March 2011, 12:50 PM ET
The moon sets on Cerro Paranal, home of ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT), in Chile.
18 March 2011, 12:01 AM ET
This montage of images taken by skywatcher Kieth Burns shows the Dec. 20, 2010 total lunar eclipse. The photos won a NASA contest to become an official NASA/JPL wallpaper for the public.
28 February 2011, 10:34 PM ET
Four of the European Southern Observatory's Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) antennas gaze up at the night sky. Milky Way is visible at left.
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.
01 February 2011, 06:59 PM ET
The Milky Way shines in all its majesty, as well as the Magellanic Clouds on the right, at the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope in Chile.
16 December 2010, 02:38 PM ET
The planets showing their relation to the sun.
16 December 2010, 02:35 PM ET
Earth as seen from space
16 December 2010, 02:31 PM ET
Eight planets of the solar system montaged.
16 December 2010, 02:29 PM ET
Artist's conception of how two Pluto-sized objects may have created the dust ring around Vega.
16 December 2010, 02:26 PM ET
Artist's conception of a solar system distant from Earth
15 December 2010, 06:18 PM ET
Saturn and its rings.
15 December 2010, 06:15 PM ET
Artist's conception of Sedna, a trans-Neptunian object
15 December 2010, 04:48 PM ET
Andromeda galaxy, our nearest spiral galaxy neighbor.
15 December 2010, 04:45 PM ET
This artist's conception shows a star with a dusty disk encircling it, yet to coalesce into planets.
15 December 2010, 04:33 PM ET
The gas giant planet in its entirety.
14 December 2010, 05:52 PM ET
Mars seen in its entirety.
14 December 2010, 05:47 PM ET
Shadowed craters stand out in relief on the moon.
14 December 2010, 05:45 PM ET
Gas clouds in the constellation Orion.
14 December 2010, 05:39 PM ET
Space shuttle Endeavor soars above Earth.