A recent photo album of our solar system—a set of family portraits—as seen by our astronauts and mechanical emissaries
Every day until Friday, December 25, we’ll present one new image of our universe from NASA’s orbiting telescope.
A look at some of the assembly and testing work involved in the Mars 2020 mission over the past few years
Images of the brightest comet we’ve seen in 23 years, as it moves away from the sun
Photographers across Africa, the Middle East, and Asia captured the celestial phenomenon and many of its observers.
A virtual photo trip through the dancing spheres of Jupiter and its four major moons, Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto
A look back at the second mission to land humans on the moon, which blasted off on November 14, 1969.
Photographers on the ground and in orbit captured images of the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft being lifted from the Baikonur Cosmodrome to the International Space Station.
Fifty photos of the historic Apollo 11 mission on the 50th anniversary of that “giant leap.”
Images of some of the training, preparation, and daily life that occupied the Apollo 11 astronauts and their NASA support team in the months leading up to launch day
A few images of yesterday’s celestial event, and of those who were fortunate enough to witness it
Arizona’s existing geology, coupled with man-made crater fields, hosted numerous moonlike sites for Apollo astronauts to train.
Some of the hundreds of incredible photographs taken recently of our home planet from the unique vantage point of astronauts aboard the International Space Station
Images of asteroids, comets, trans-Neptunian objects, meteors, and more
Photographers were on hand as some of the first student groups arrived to tour this vision of Mars in China’s Gobi Desert.
Last night, skywatchers around the world were treated to views of the so-called super snow moon, and photographers across the globe captured the event.
Investment in lunar exploration is growing once more—humanity has achieved many lunar firsts, but others are still to come.
A half century ago, human beings left our planet for a trip around the moon for the first time, and brought home incredible images of vistas never seen before.
Every day until Tuesday, December 25, we’ll present one new image of our universe from NASA’s orbiting telescope.
Photos of the long, painstaking construction process of the $8 billion James Webb Space Telescope, set to launch in early 2019.
SpaceX is ready for the first test launch of its 27-engine Falcon Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
A few images of Mars from NASA’s Curiosity rover over the past few years.
In its 10th orbit around Jupiter, NASA’s Juno spacecraft is returning amazing images of the gas giant that are being made even more incredible by citizen scientists here on Earth.
Every day until Monday, December 25, we’ll present one new image of our universe from NASA’s telescope.
Reopenings in Europe, coping with COVID-19 in India, kayak racing in Italy, artistic swimming in Budapest, an elephant-seal pup in California, and much more
Images of Muslims around the world observing Eid al-Fitr and Ramadan this year
Following weeks of escalating tensions, militants in the Gaza Strip began firing rockets into Israel, and Israeli forces have conducted air strikes in Gaza in response.
A May Day rally in Istanbul, a SpaceX splashdown in Florida, an early cicada in Maryland, a diving competition in Tokyo, orienteering in Ukraine, and much more