Soyuz MS-11 Launch Seen from Space
As a Soyuz rocket launched three Expedition 58 crewmembers to the International Space Station on Dec. 3, 2018, European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst snapped this photo of the launch from on board the orbiting laboratory. This was the first crewed Soyuz mission to launch since the aborted Soyuz MS-10 launch in October. [Full Story: These Astronaut Photos of a Soyuz Launch from Space Are Just Incredible!
Perseid Meteor Shower
Plenty of meteors — including some fireballs — are visible over Sprague Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park in this photo by astrophotographer Sergio Garcia Rill. He captured these meteors during the peak of the Perseid meteor shower on Aug. 12, 2018. [The Dazzling Perseid Meteor Shower of 2018 in Photos]
Perseid Meteor Shower
A Perseid fireball streaks across the star-speckled sky over Sprague Lake in Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park in this image by astrophotographer Sergio Garcia Rill. [The Dazzling Perseid Meteor Shower of 2018 in Photos]
Total Lunar Eclipse
The bright planet Mars twinkles near the "blood moon" above Sydney, Australia, in this photo by Robbie Pesiwarissa. [Amazing Photos: The 'Blood Moon' Eclipse and Mars Opposition of July 27, 2018]
The 'Blood Moon' and Mars
Astrophotographer Amirreza Kamkar captured this photo of Mars and the total lunar eclipse over Tehran, Iran, on July 27, 2018. [Amazing Photos: The 'Blood Moon' Eclipse and Mars Opposition of July 27, 2018]
Comet C/2016 R2
Astrophotographer Chris Chur captured this view of comet C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS). Interstellar dust from comets could help us to better understand how the solar system formed.
A Perseid Fireball
Astrophotographer Stojan Stojanovski captured this photo of a fireball during the Perseid meteor shower in August 2018.
Astronaut's View of a Lunar Eclipse
Having nearly disappeared in the darkness of Earth's shadow during the total lunar eclipse on July 27, 2018, the moon looms above Earth's blue atmosphere in this photo by Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev. [Amazing Photos: The 'Blood Moon' Eclipse and Mars Opposition of July 27, 2018]
Meteor and Jupiter Light Up the Night Sky Over a Glistening Lagoon
A single-exposure image by astrophotographer Miguel Claro shows a bright meteor and the planet Jupiter shining above a small lagoon in Alandroal, Portugal, located in the northern part of the Dark Sky Alqueva Reserve.
The Andromeda Galaxy
The arms and core of the Andromeda Galaxy glow among a sea of multicolored stars in this deep-space photo captured from the Cumeada Observatory at the Dark Sky Alqueva Reserve in Reguengos de Monsaraz, Portugal. [Full Story: Andromeda Galaxy Twinkles in a Colorful Sea of Stars (Photo)]