Space

CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope

CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope

The 64 m radio telescope at Parkes Observatory, New South Wales, Australia, as seen in 1969, when it received signals from the Apollo 11 Moon landing. This photo, taken in […]

Terkezi Oasis, Chad

Terkezi Oasis, Chad

A series of rocky outcroppings are a prominent feature of this Sahara Desert landscape near the Terkezi Oasis in the country of Chad. This image was acquired by Landsat 7 on […]

Cloudy Sulawesi, Indonesia

Cloudy Sulawesi, Indonesia

The International Space Station was crossing over the equator when an astronaut looked east and took this photograph just after sunrise. The strip of land outlined by morning sunglint is the northern […]

Valles Marineris, Mars

Mars

Mosaic of the Valles Marineris hemisphere of Mars projected into point perspective, a view similar to that which one would see from a spacecraft. The distance is 2500 kilometers from […]

M87 Black Hole

M87 black hole

This photograph of the M87 galaxy black hole is the first image of a black hole in history! This first image of a black hole shows a bright ring with […]

Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Great Barrier Reef, Australia (2017)

So extensive, it is visible from space, the Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem. Stretching 2,300 km along Australia’s northeast coastline, this complex of shallow water […]

Lunar panorama

Chang’e-4 lunar mission panoramic picture

The Chinese lunar mission Chang’e-4 took this panoramic picture of the far side of the Moon. Amazing picture of a desolated landscape. Photo: CNSA/Thomas Appéré

Distant Earth

Earth seen from Saturn

On July 19, 2013, NASA spacecraft got one rare and unique view of Earth. While exploring Saturn, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft took the image of Earth from a distance of about 1.45 billion […]

Ultima Thule

Ultima Thule

First image of Ultima Thule, January 2, 2019. This image taken by the Long-Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) is the most detailed of Ultima Thule returned so far by the New […]

InSight Mars Sol 0

InSight Mars Sol 0

NASA’s InSight Mars lander acquired this image of the area in front of the lander using its lander-mounted, Instrument Context Camera (ICC). This is the first image of the mission. […]

Robot MASCOT landing on Asteroid Ryugu

Robot Mascot landing on Asteroid Ryugu

This photograph received from Hayabusa2 spacecraft and made available by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on October 3, 2018, Japan time, shows the shadow of Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa2 over […]

Saturn

Saturn

After more than 13 years at Saturn, and with its fate sealed, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft bid farewell to the Saturnian system by firing the shutters of its wide-angle camera and […]

Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse Sequence

The solar elements in this sequence were taken at 5 minutes interval except the diamond rings which were about one minute before and after the max totality. The positions of […]

Milky Way

Milky Way

There are about 1.7 billion stars in this picture! Gaia’s all-sky view of our Milky Way Galaxy and neighbouring galaxies, based on measurements of nearly 1.7 billion stars. The map […]

Square Kilometre Array

SKA overview

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) is a large multi radio telescope project aimed to be built in Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.

Curiosity Mars Rover, NASA

Curiosity Mars Rover, NASA

This self-portrait of NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle on Vera Rubin Ridge, which it’s been investigating for the past several months. Directly behind the rover is the start […]

Jupiter’s clouds

Jupiter's clouds

NASA’s Juno spacecraft was a little more than one Earth diameter from Jupiter when it captured this mind-bending, color-enhanced view of the planet’s tumultuous atmosphere. Jupiter completely fills the image, with […]