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'3 second shutter exposure at night shows how crazy our atmosphere really is' - Reid Wiseman

'A Soyuz capsule carrying International Space Station crew members U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonauts Sergei Volkov and Mikhail Korniyenko descends beneath a parachute near the town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, March 2,2016' Photo credit: Kirill Kudryavtsev-Reuters-Pool [3300x2200][OS]

'A paddle boarder makes his way to the water as the space shuttle fuel tank ET-94 arrives by barge for its eventual placement at the California Science Center in Marina del Rey, California [USA], May 18, 2016.' Photo credit: Gene Blevins - Reuters [3000 x 2030] [OS]

'A search and rescue team works at the site of landing of the Soyuz TMA-18M space capsule.' Photographer: Kirill Kudryavtsev [2000 x 1334] [OS]

'Africa to the left, Europe to the right' - Reid Wiseman

'Alien life could thrive in the clouds of failed stars' - In a forthcoming Univ. of Edinburgh study, researchers modeled how alien life can survive and thrive in the upper atmospheres of brown dwarf substellar objects!

'Candle in the Dark' Titan and Enceladus with saturns rings infront of them

'Gumdrop Meets Spider' - Astronaut Dave Scott stands in the open hatch of the Apollo 9 Command module after a successful orbital rendezvous and capture of the Lunar Module [3020x3000]

'Huge aurora above the highest mountains of the Westfjords in Iceland,' writes photographer Ben Coeur. [1986 x 2000]

'Land Before Time' Composite of the Milky Way over Ruby Beach [OC][2000X1334]

'Launching an RS-20 Voyevoda (SS-18 Satan) intercontinental ballistic missile' . . . Photographed by Vladimir Fedorenko - Sputnik [1466 x 2046] [OS]

'Night on Venus in Infrared' courtesy of the Akatsuki spacecraft [960x936]

'Ofcourse I Still Love you' SpaceX's new landing barge is ready for the next Falcon 9 1st stage landing attempt this Sunday!

'On December 6, 2015, astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) were awaiting the launch of the Cygnus Commercial Resupply Services spacecraft....This [Atlas V rocket] photograph was taken 4 minutes 12 seconds after launch as the crew looked southwest into the dusk sky' [4928x3280][OS]

'One small step' - First footprint on the moon by Neil Armstrong [3900x3900]

'Pandora's Cluster' Seen by Spitzer [1000x600]

'Planetary Suite' by artist Steve Gildea , Could someone make IRL version of this ? [1920x1080]

'Revelation' [OC] [2048x1491] - Milky Way above fog, Santa Cruz CA IG: @ewingnicholas

'Ritual' - Single exposure of the Milky Way and tealights at a gazebo in New Hampshire - more info in comments [1400x866][OC]

'Space Rose' is an image of a pair of interacting galaxies called Arp 273 was released to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the launch of the NASA-ESA Hubble Space Telescope. [3946 x 4000]

'SpaceX Falcon 9 launches from Cape Canaveral [Florida, USA], as seen from Woodside park in Viera, Fla. on July 18 [2016].' Photo credit: Tim Shortt - Florida Today, via USA TODAY Network [3528 x 2398] [OS]

'Stars over the sunflower' I took this shot last year, in south east Queensland, Australia. I had to take two exposures to achieve this image.

'The Nile at night is like a jewel.' Photographed from the International Space Station by astronaut Scott Kelly. [1024x682]

'The Soyuz TMA-19M capsule carrying NASA's Tim Kopra, Tim Peake of the European Space Agency and Russian agency Roscosmos' Yuri Malenchenko descends beneath a parachute near the town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, Saturday, June 18, 2016.' Photo credit: Shamil Zhumatov-Pool Photo via AP [3170x2113][OS]

'The Verge' by Rafael Vallaperde. [OS] [1920×1280] (x-post from -r-ImaginaryFuturism).

'The name of the sunspot is 'AR2526.' It has a stable magnetic field that poses little threat for strong flares. Indeed, this lonely sunspot is so quiet that the sun's X-ray output is flat-lining. In a matter of days, the sun could be completely blank.' [1024 x 1024] [OS]

'The weather forecast for Saturn's north pole: storms. Lots and lots of storms. Here, the area within Saturn's north polar hexagon is shown to contain myriad storms of various sizes, not the least of which is the remarkable and imposing vortex situated over the planet's north pole.' [1016 x 1016]

'The wildfires glow underneath The Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis, near Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, May 7, 2016.' Photo credit: Mark Blinch - Reuters [2578 x 1669] [OS]

'There and back again.' Space X's liftoff and landing of the Falcon 9 rocket [1024x682]

'VSS Unity glides for the first time, after being released from WhiteKnightTwo (VMS Eve). Taken today.' [2048×1152]

'Volcanoes on Five Worlds' - Venus' Maat Mons, Earth's Karymsky, Mars' Olympus Mons, Io, and Enceladus [1920x1080]

'Well I suggest that you gentlemen find a way to fit a square peg, in a round hole', The real Apollo 13 CO2 scrubber

1,076,600 Pounds of Thrust: Delta IV Medium+ (4,2) launches AFSPC-6 to orbit.

10 years on Mars. NASA's rover 'Opportunity' took this selfie over the course of three days to celebrate a decade away from home. [1104x708]

13 years ago today, Columbia disintegrated during reentry into the atmosphere. In memory of the crew of Columbia (STS-107).

14 drill holes on Mars, and counting

163,000 years before the inhabitants of the Large Magellanic Cloud get confused. [OC] [2220x1470 - 3:2]

180 degrees Milky Way panorama taken from Victoria, BC [OC] [2000x1107]

1969 launch of the Black Arrow - Britain's first and last orbit-capable rocket.

1st True Colour Image of comet 67P emerges

20 minute exposure over Oregon [OC][5843x3287]

2001: A global dust storm engulfs Mars

2016 : A Space Odyssey [6078x3720] [OC]

2016 Moon Phases

243 Ida and its moon Dactyl. Dactyl is the first satellite of an asteroid to be discovered.

26 hours of the Andromeda Galaxy - Shot from my Backyard [2108x1382]

26 years ago today, the Hubble Space Telescope was launched

28 years today, Soviet spaceshuttle 'Buran' had its first and only flight. Thousands of universities, institutes and factories were involved in the Buran-Energia program. The program was closed with the fall of Soviet Union.

2:45pm EST today, Apollo 17 landed on the moon. Watch live.

3 Hour Exposure in Dubae [2048x1243]

30 Years After Explosion, Engineer Still Blames Himself

3x3 Milky Way panorama, 1.75 hours of total exposure [OC] [5000x3680]

4 days late for space week but here is my rare Pallasite meteorite with olivine crystals, originally discovered in Kansas [640x640] [OC]

45 years ago today: Apollo 11 took off carrying the first men to the moon, Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, and Michael Collins.

46.2 km from Churyumov–Gerasimenko Comet [515x515]

500 Exoplanets - Infographic by Martin Vargic

54 years ago today, Alan Shepard became the first American in space.

55 years ago Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space, shouting 'Poyehaly' (Let's go) at blast off

6-20-2016 SDO AIA Gif [720]

70's Interstellar Spacecraft Project Was Huge - Project Daedalus

8 Earth years are roughly equal to 13 Venus years, meaning the two planets approximately trace out this pattern with 5-fold symmetry as they orbit the Sun.

8-9-2016 The sixth static fire test of Ariane 5’s EAP SRB (Details inside) [2048x1448]

98% Mineral Moon i took

>The Rho Ophiuchi star formation region, where hydrogen peroxide has been detected in space [ 3000 x 3000]

A 'supermassive' star, hundreds of times larger than our sun, surrounded by obscuring outflowing gas. [4000x2666]

A 20 hour image I took of the Rosette Nebula

A 340-million-pixel vista of the central parts of our galactic home [4,000 x 2,290]

A 9 panel panoramic of the Milky Way at 100mm

A Bow Shock Near a Young Star [1074 x 895]

A Christmas moon [OC][1300x1600]

A Delta IV Medium+ (5, 4) rocket carrying the seventh Wideband Global satcom satellite aboard lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., July 23, 2015 [1416 × 1800]

A Dragon above the Earth [4928×3280]

A Dying Star Captured by The Hubble Telescope [x-post from r-pics]

A False Colour View of Mercury [1920×1080] Credit: NASA-Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory-Carnegie Institution of Washington

A Flag Shaped Aurora over Sweden

A Fresh Crater on Mars

A Giant Squid in the Flying Bat [1500x1500]

A Perseid Milky Way

A Rare Meeting: Space Shuttles Endeavour and Discovery Cross Paths at Kennedy Space Center, August 8, 2011 [1600x1067]

A Russian Bison Bomber delivering a Buran booster tank

A Russian Soyuz blasts off from Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome [4025x2704]

A Saturn V F-1 engine on display at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center [2592x1728]

A Shipwreck under the Milky Way [1000×1000] Photographed by Mikko Lagerstedt

A Soyuz rocket lofts two more Galileo satellites into orbit [1314x930]

A Space Launch System comparison diagram I made incorporating their newly revealed design

A Space Shuttle for you... a Saturn V for you... Along with candy Trick-Or-Treaters received a toy rocket if they visited my house this year.

A Spectre in the Eastern Veil [1024x649]

A ULA Atlas V rocket blasts off from Space Launch Complex-41 on March 19, 2013 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., carrying the second Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) GEO-2 satellite for the Air Force [3072 × 2048]

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket blasts off from Space Launch Complex-37 at 9:15 a.m. EDT June 29, 2012 with a national security payload for the National Reconnaissance Office. [3200 × 4000]

A Vega rocket soars into the sky carrying LISA Pathfinder into orbit [620x929]

A Year of Solar Activity -- All at Once

A beautiful clear shot of the Aurora Borealis near Australia, from the ISS [4256 x 2832][OS]Image credit: NASA

A burned Extravehicular Mobility Unit after it ignited during testing in 1980.

A car drove past a just the right time

A chain of galaxies I took a picture of before my telescope mount died, Markarian's Chain

A close pic of a solar flare [1024*1024]

A close up of the Milky Way setting in rural Ontario, Canada [OC][2500x1670]

A composite depicting the Milky Way above Antelope Canyon, Arizona [1600×1068] Photographed by Yoni De Mulder

A cosmic concoction in NGC 2467 [4163 x 4061]

A crescent Earth as seen from the unmanned Apollo 4 spacecraft, 1967

A deep infrared view of the Orion Nebula from HAWK-I. Full size photo in comments. [4000x3032]

A diagram that never ceases to blow my mind

A drawing I did of Commander Scott Kelly made it to the International Space Station!

A drawing of the 1833 Leonid meteor storm. It is estimated that nearly 100000 meteors were visible per hour, compared to 100 of tomorrow's Perseids.

A few stars above the California coast [OC][1080x1350]

A few stars, a meteor and a windmill. Near Otoe, Nebraska. [OC] [1365X2048]

A few years before his death I wrote to Clyde Tombaugh and asked him for his autograph. He obliged. (the weird smudges are from a mail sorting machine or something).

A flock of birds watch as an Ariane 5 rocket prepares to launch (details in comments) [841x594]

A galactic maelstrom - Messier 96 [4134 x 4216]

A geyser of hot gas flowing from a star - HH 110 [3883 x 3052]

A ground-level view of the rollout of Apollo 12

A high dynamic range, six-camera, fused image of the launch of STS-135.

A long exposure from the ISS - capturing star trails, the Aurora Borealis, even lightning storms and cities. [4256 x 2832][OS] photo by Don Pettit, NASA

A long exposure of our planet as seen through the windows of the ISS's Cupola Module [4256 x 2832][OS] by Don Pettit, NASA astronaut

A long exposure of the world's largest tin can floating in space - taken from the ISS Cupola Module [2048x1363][OS] by NASA astronaut Don Pettit

A magical view of the north of Apenninus [1500x1130]

A meteor above Second Beach, Washington [1600×1066] By Craig Goodwin

A misbehaving spiral in the constellation of Eridanus [2402 x 1616]

A multi-wavelength view of radio galaxy Hercules A [5000 x 3552]

A new JunoCam image highlights a massive rotating storm in Jupiter’s southern hemisphere

A new Pacific island grows 600 miles south of Tokyo (27°14’ N, 140°52’ E). The island has quadrupled in size in the last 3 months [3368x3368]

A night under the stars [3160x4924]

A panorama of the Milky Way from 12,000ft at Buckskin Pass, Colorado [OC] [3000x1687]

A photo of 'Fallen Astronaut' - an aluminium sculpture placed on the moon in 1971, to commemorate those who fell in the pursuit of the exploration of space. [X-post from -r-UnusualArt]

A photo of Mars

A photorealistic rendering of the far side of the Moon

A pictorial of just how massive Space is.

A picture I took of Orion from the middle of the Texas desert.

A picture of the ISS flying over New Zealand.

A piece of the failed Progress MS-04 found in Ulug-Khem, Russia

A planetary system being born [1280x1280] (ALMA)

A powerful electrical storm created an eerie tapestry of light in the skies near Launch Complex 39A in the hours preceding the launch of STS-8 [2190x2824]

A prominence eruption captured on 3 May 2013. Combines three images from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. Goddard. [1646x1200]

A rainbow on Saturn's rings [1000x1000]

A real star bursting in space, taken over four years by the Hubble! [636x288]

A red sprite above the white light of an active thunderstorm

A ring of dark matter in a galaxy cluster as captured by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. [1280x1280]

A rocket carrying a Navy mobile communications satellite lifts off from Space Launch Complex-41 on Cape Canaveral, Fla., Sept. 2, 2015 [3000 × 2000]

A rocket leaving Earth's atmosphere [612x612]

A rose made of galaxies

A scale comparison of Saturn's north pole hurricane with its hexagon.

A section of NGC 6357, non-standard colorization [2479x1779 (3738x3738 in comments)]

A selfie with the Milky Way...Alabama Hills. Talk about an amazing place to check out the stars. [OC] [800x1200]

A shadow cast by NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity stretches across the Martian surface in this image from July 26, 2004; NASA-AP [1500 x 1229]

A shooting star over Mount Rainier [1280×1600] By Tanner Wendell Stewart

A shot of the Andromeda Galaxy, from the sharpest view ever taken by the Hubble Space Telescope

A shot of the Perseid Meteor Shower taken early this morning.

A side-by-side comparison comparing NASA's original, simplified vision for Space Shuttle ground processing with the actual, much slower and much more complex ground processing.

A sky full of stars over Williamsville, VT [1280 x 1920][OC]

A small comet going by the Northern Lights. We won't see this comet again for 110,000 years. [550 x 311]

A snug fit: this is what the ride home from the ISS, aboard a Soyuz capsule, looks like on the inside.

A solar dragon, image of a large prominence I took last week [OC]

A space Shuttle Engine.

A spiral in the Air Pump - IC 2560 [3764 x 2038]

A spiral snowflake - NGC 6814 [3970 x 3970]

A star exploded and ejected an enormous cloud of material, producing a cosmic 'Hand of God.' [2500x2500]

A stellar fingerprint - an emission-line star known as IRAS 12196-6300 [1937 x 1734]

A stunning photograph of northern lights seen from the International Space Station [1920x1080]

A sunspot up close.

A supermassive black hole in action

A supermassive black hole in action [4700 x 3337]

A telescopic closeup of Comet Lovejoy (C-2014 Q2) on January 19, 2015 shot from near Silver City, New Mexico, by Alan Dyer [1362x1031]

A test version of the Orion spacecraft is pulled back like a pendulum and released, taking a dive into the 20-foot-deep (6.1 meters) Hydro Impact Basin at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. [3000 x 2000]

A timelapse of V838 Monocerotis beginning in 2002, as the star flared up to ~600,000 times its normal brightness and destroyed 3 planets orbiting it.

A train pulls a massive Soyuz rocket to the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan (September 28, 2009).

A view of the International Space Station and the Moon as seen by the crew of STS-135, the final mission of the American Space Shuttle Program (July 19 2011) [4256x2832]

A visual comparison of approximate sizes of different rocket boosters [1111x1100]

A window to the heavens [OC]

A ‘Ring of Fire’ solar eclipse is a rare phenomenon that occurs when the moon’s orbit is at its apogee [1,200 × 800] (X-Post -r-whoadude)

ACS Image of NGC 5866 [3190 x 3756]

ALMA and the centre of the Milky Way [2,932 x 4,000]

Abandoned LK, Russia's attempt to beat America to land a man on the moon. Album in comments.

Absolutely Stunning Full Strawberry Moonrise[OC][5392x3410]

Accidentally awesome pic I took of Astronaut Memorial at KSC Visitor's Center

Accidentally caught an airplane while recording the moon

Accidentally forgot to adjust focus while photographing the Pleiades. I think it came out pretty nice.

Acrylic painting i just finished. Apollo-Soyuz

Actual Distance between the Earth and Moon - sizes and distance to scale.

Actual colour photograph of comet 67P. Contrast enhanced on original photo taken by Rosetta orbiter to reveal colours (credit to -u-TheByzantineDragon)

Adamas Labyrinthus on Mars

Adrift in the Void - realistic panoramic Saturn, spanning desktop background [3000x1080]

Aerial view of LC-39A with new SpaceX integration facility and launchpad changes [3000x1700]

Aerial view of Shuttle Orbiter Enterprise being hoisted into Marshall's Dynamic Test Stand for the Mated Vertical Ground Vibration test (MVGVT) on October 4, 1978 [2384x3000]

Aerial view of the launch of STS 51-A shuttle Discovery [4096x4088]

After Pluto, New Horizons has its next target: 2014 MU69 [1080 x 720]

After Roughly 50 Years, This Beast of an Aircraft is Still Transporting Parts for NASA

After a successful separation of the second stage with Thaicom 8 satellite payload, the first stage of Falcon 9 is attempting an experimental landing on Of Course I Still Love You droneship [2000x3000]

After adjusting to the ridiculous temperature change and the near-hurricane winds, the sunset on top of Maui's largest volcanic crater yields a view guarded by Hawaii's oldest observatory, kept pure by the thin atmosphere.

After playing peek-a-boo with the sky for what seemed like miles, I found the galaxy by staring straight up in this inky black part of the mountains. [OC] 3708x5568

After three years of learning astrophotography, my friends said it's time to do something Big. [80' x 38' metallic print of the Lagoon Nebula]

Against a black sky, the Space Shuttle Endeavour and its seven-member STS-123 crew head toward Earth-orbit and a scheduled link-up with the International Space Station.

Alan L. Bean, Lunar Module pilot for the Apollo 12 mission, starts down the ladder of the Lunar Module (LM) 'Intrepid' to join astronaut Charles Conrad, Jr., mission commander, on the lunar surface. [1200 × 1199]

Alan Shepard before Mercury launch - May 5th, 1961

All four stages of the rocket are visible in this time lapse photo of the NASA Oriole IV sounding rocket with Aural Spatial Structures Probe, launched from Poker Flats, Alaska [1600x2400]

All missions in the solar system, in one graphic

All ready for tomorrow's Mercury transit with my homemade Baader solar filter!

All the Mars Rovers together. Scientists for scale.

All the different space suits we've used as a species to discover and explore the space around us.

All the planets in the Solar System could fit into the distance between the Earth and the Moon

All the water on Europa compared to all the water on Earth.

Almost 3.5 hours of Andromeda Galaxy with my Nikon D7000 and Rokinon 135mm lens from my driveway in the middle of SLC, Utah (Bortle 9). [OC][4096x2782]

Almost finished.

Alpha Centauri from Saturn

Amazing Aurora Borealis in Northern Norway. Picture was taken straight up and is not digitally altered [800x533]

Amazing Hubble picture of messier 87 Quasar - The strongest known force in the Universe

Amazing Shot Taken From Mars Rover

Amazing bird-shaped structure formed by 'ESO 593-8,' a system of three colliding galaxies [1280 x 1280 pixels]

Amazing depiction of Jupiter from the surface of Europa [1920x1080]

Amazing new photo from Curiosity Sol 844

Amazing picture from the ISS

Amusing NASA Transcripts

An 'updated' Rockets of the World.

An 80 hour image I took in my backyard near Phoenix of the Fishhead Nebula

An 86-mile-high volcanic plume explodes above the horizon of Jupiter’s moon Io [4409x2362]

An Apollo 12 crew member leaving the Lunar Lander [3900x3900]

An Ariane 5 rocket stands tall in the darkness ahead of its launch tomorrow evening (Details inside) [900x1200]

An Ariane 5 solid rocket booster floating intact in the Atlantic Ocean while recovery teams get to work [892×1230]

An Arianespace Soyuz rocket powers down after a launch abort is called (more info inside) [1024x724]

An Atlas V rocket launches a classified mission for the National Reconnaissance Office on July 28 2016

An EVA during STS-131[4256x2913]

An Exterior View of the Cupola Module on the ISS [4288 x 2848]

An Image of Jupiter as Taken by Me

An Interacting pair of galaxies (NGC4725 and 4747) with a spectator galaxy (NGC4712) [OC] [2555x2000]

An alien 'world: 67P as seen by Rosetta two days ago

An astounding infrared image of the Carina Nebula captured by the ESO VLT. It's also known as the Grand Nebula because of it's size, brightness, and the many cosmic icons there in, such as: Mystic Mountain, Eta Carinae, and the Keyhole and Homunculus Nebulae. [1280x873] (Full res in comments)

An astronaut aboard the International Space Station photographed a sunset capturing the various thin layers of the atmosphere (October 27, 2016).

An aurora like an explosion over Donnelly Creek, Alaska [1367×2048] Photographed by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center

An aurora over Iceland like a bird in flight [1600×1067] Photographed by Jónína Guðrún Óskarsdóttir

An expended Saturn IVB stage being used as a target for simulated docking maneuvers over Sonora, Mexico, during Apollo 7's second revolution around Earth on Oct. 11, 1968. [4120 × 4164]

An explosive aurora over Tromsö, Norway [2048×1365] Photographed by Role Bigler

An image from Titan's surface — the only image from the surface of an object farther away than Mars.

An interesting overhead view of Atlantis as it sits atop the Mobile Launcher Platform.

An odd planetary nebula in Hercules [627 x 625]

Ancient Mars [894x894]

Andes Mountains as seen from Gemini VII [3167x3000]

Andreas Mogensen, Denmark's first astronaut in space, just uploaded this to his FB. The Milky rising below our planet. This is his last day on the ISS before he will return back to Earth.

Andromeda Galaxy Setting over Snow Covered Mountains in Lassen Volcanic National Park in California. [OC][2500x1667]

Andromeda Galaxy- 1887 and today. A quick comparison GIF i made.

Andromeda and Milky Way over the Great Sand Dunes [OC] [6016x4016]

Andromeda taken from my back yard in Phoenix, AZ.

Andromeda's actual size if it was brighter [2059x1371]

Andy Weir, author of 'The Martian' soon to be a movie, tweeted this picture. I spy a rover!

Anna Fisher, astronaut, on the cover of Life magazine in 1985. She was the first mother in space.

Another Costa Rica night sky (includes volcano...) [OC][1920x1278]

Another Galaxy Shot by the Hubble

Another shot over Devil's Lake, just after dusk. Devil's Lake, WI [6000 x 4000] [OC]

Another view of Saturn's north polar hexagon

Antares M4 & Mars [1435x2156]

Anticipating first pictures from the JUNO mission, I became very interested in raw data from the Voyager missions. Using modern techniques and computers, I created the highest resolution image of Callisto.

Anybody know what is going on with this photo of the Chinese quantum communication test?

Apollo 10 Command Module, Rendezvous, Lunar Orbit, May 22nd 1969 [4400 x 4600] x-post -r-HI_Res

Apollo 10 LM 'Snoopy', as seen shortly after separating from the CM 'Charlie Brown'. On this dress rehearsal for Apollo 11, astronaut Tom Stafford piloted the LM to only 47,400 feet above the lunar surface. [4400x4600]

Apollo 10's CSM'Charlie Brown' seen from the Lunar Module LM-4, 'Snoopy' in Lunar orbit [1379 × 1200]

Apollo 11 Hasselblad slide taken by Michael Collins - basement find... [600 x 399] more in comments. [x-post from -r-spaceporn]

Apollo 11 Liftoff - 1969

Apollo 11 Lunar Lander, 1969 (2,349 × 2,362, 434.48 KB)

Apollo 11 at first stage separation

Apollo 11 first stage separation, 1969 [1962x2142]

Apollo 11: Mike Collins took this picture of the LM as it was returning to the Command Module from the surface of the moon. [2340x2327]

Apollo 12 - Pete Conrad standing next to Surveyor III and the LM far in the background [2340x2370]

Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean, putting Plutonium 238 fuel into the SNAP 27 (system for nuclear auxiliary power) radioisotope thermoelectric generator, 1969 [4,000 × 4,164] x-post -r-HI_Res

Apollo 12 launches from the Kennedy Space Center on November 14, 1969[4324 x 4324]

Apollo 12 looks back at the Earth at the start of its 4 day journey to the moon [4275x4275]

Apollo 12's Pete Conrad encounters Surveyor 3, launched 2 years earlier [2700x2364]

Apollo 13 : Poster

Apollo 13 astronaut Jim Lovell trains for a walk on the Moon he would never make (January 16, 1970).

Apollo 13 astronauts Jim Lovell and Fred Haise train for the moonwalk they would never take part in

Apollo 13 service module drifts away with the moon in the distance [3904x3904]

Apollo 13 splashdown: the moment the Command Module splashes down in the Pacific Ocean after a perilous space flight on April 17, 1970

Apollo 13's lunar module Odyssey, still in the S-IVB, awaiting extraction [3960x4140]

Apollo 15 commander David Scott comparing a hammer and feather on the moon.

Apollo 15's LM, Falcon, over the Sea of Serenity, July 1971 [2340x2364]

Apollo 16 - The Moon Buggy , composite photo created from individual Hasselblad images

Apollo 16 pilot Charles Duke collecting samples [3072x3072]

Apollo 17 Night Launch [3000x2252]

Apollo 17 SIM bay on the Service Module, seen from the Lunar Module in orbit around the Moon [2340 × 2364]

Apollo 19 [ 4128x2322 ]

Apollo 5: Lunar Module 1 is being mounted in its adapter, in preparation for launch (January 22, 1968)

Apollo 8 Stabilized Earthrise [800x450]

Apollo 9

Apollo 9's LM 'Spider' flies above the Earth [4400x4600]

Apollo Command and Service Modules and Launch Escape System from Apollo Program Summary Report (April 1975) [xpost -r-ArchivePorn] [1200x1049]

Apollo XVII Snapshot of the Taurus-Littrow Valley [1600 × 1200]

Apollo designer Wernher von Braun presents a rocket capable of reaching Mars (xpost -r-WhereIsMyFlyingCar) [550x438]

Apollo part of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project on the launchpad [4692x3693]

Apollo seen from Soyuz (4096x4096)

Apollo's Wardrobe - Houston, Texas - 1978

Apologies for another Space Shuttle image on here... But I always find this photo of Endeavour as it made its way through the streets of LA in 2012 so bizarrely awesome. [940 x 627]

Apparent sizes of the planets relative to the moon (as seen from Earth)

Applying tilt shift to images makes light years long phenomena seem like they could fit into your hand. This is the Horsehead nebula, album in comments [984x1400]

Approaching storms under the Milky Way in Cedar Key, FL [OC][1234x2000]

Aquarius constellation (OC)[3648x5472 ]

Arc of Milky Way taken in a desert somewhere in United Arab

Argentina: 'This is a single 30 seconds exposure. Mountains have been illuminated (for just a few seconds) by the raising Moon at first hidden behind the mountain to the right . . . hence the light and better than I expected exposure of Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy,' says Greg Boratyn. [1200 x 887] [OS]

Ariane 5 ECA - Flight VA-224 - Liftoff from Kourou [3508x2488]

Ariane 5 ECA - Mission VA231 taking of from Kourou, French Guiana [2048 x 1448]

Ariane 5 carrying ATV Georges Lemaitre ready for launch

Ariane 5 flight VA231 carrying the Sky Muster 2 and GSAT-18 satellites into orbit [3508×2480]

Ariane 5 flight VA233, carrying four Galileo navigation satellites, pulls away from the launch pad (Album inside) [2333 × 3500]

Arkansas's Queen Wilhelmina State Park, with Shooting Stars [1500x857][OC]

Arp 240 - A Bridge between Spiral Galaxies from Hubble

Arp 273, a group of Interacting galaxies, captured by Hubble.

Arp 286 Galaxy Cluster [OC][2652x1875]

Artist rendering of the surface of the planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri [4000x2598]

Artist's concept of an unusual celestial object called CX330, which was first detected as a source of X-ray light in 2009 [4534x2550]

Artist's depiction of a supermassive black bole with a major flare [4800 × 2700]

Artist's illustration of Io [1900 × 1132] [OS]

Artist's impression of Pioneer Venus approaching its target [2048 × 2576]

Artist’s concept of Jupiter as seen from Europa's surface

As a kid I was fascinated by the myriad of galaxies we can find on some pictures, like this one [NGC4921]

As a kid, I had these science magazines. I decided to flip through them and I found an article about pluto

As big as a tennis court and as tall as a four-story building, a full-scale model of the James Webb Space Telescope model was on display at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas. NASA's JWST is the successor to Hubble and the largest space telescope to ever be built

As of a few minutes ago, the first Gravity Science experiment of the Juno mission as begun! Mission scientists are hoping to figure out more about Jupiter's interior, by accurately recording Juno's gravity-perturbed orbit, using the spacecraft’s signal and its Doppler effect

As the two Antennae galaxies smash together, BILLIONS of stars are born [1280x1270]

Asteroid 2016 RB1 grazed Earth on 7 September. About the size of a cottage, the asteroid flew past our planet at an altitude of 34 000 km, roughly the same as the altitude of geostationary satellites.

Astronaut Col Chris Hadfield's Business Card. Signed. Ground control to Major Tom... (800x900)

Astronaut Dale A. Gardner, getting his turn in the Manned Maneuvering Unit, prepares to dock with the spinning WESTAR VI satellite during the STS-51A mission

Astronaut David R. Scott holds maneuvering unit while suspended in a weightless state during extravehicular activity training. (1966) [3681 x 3672]

Astronaut Donald Pettit took the photo with an exposure of 10-15 minutes. [4928×3280]

Astronaut Franklin R. Chang-Díaz works with a grapple fixture during a spacewalk to perform work on the International Space Station during STS-111 [3000 × 1983]

Astronaut Includes His Rescued Dogs in Best Official NASA Portrait Ever

Astronaut James H. Newman waves during a spacewalk preparing for release of the first combined elements of the International Space Station [3000 × 1930]

Astronaut James S. Voss, mission specialist, handles the newly-delivered main boom of the Russian crane (Strela) to be connected to its operator post during STS-101 [2048 × 2045]

Astronaut John Glenn relaxes aboard the USS Noa after being recovered from the Atlantic near Grand Turk Island after his historic Mercury flight, becoming the first American to orbit the Earth (February, 20, 1962). (imgur.com)

Astronaut John Young leaps from lunar surface to salute flag. Submit any old NASA image with no connection to current space news and shoot to the top of -r-Space.

Astronaut Koichi Wakata watches a water bubble float in ISS [3072x2098]

Astronaut Mark Lee tests the new backpack called Simplified Aid for EVA Rescue (SAFER), a system designed for use in the event a crew member becomes untethered while conducting an EVA [3000 x 2039]

Astronaut Mike Foreman exchanges autographs with a 4 year old aspiring astronaut named Audrey

Astronaut Nicholas Patrick hangs from the cupola during the STS-130 mission's third and final spacewalk [3072 × 2098]

Astronaut Nicholas Patrick waving while removing the insulation blankets of ISS' freshly installed cupola [3066 x 2027]

Astronaut Owen K. Garriott looks at the camera during EVA in 1973 [3280x3798]

Astronaut Pedro Duque seen through a water bubble [3032 x 2064]

Astronaut Peggy Whitson in the Festive Spirit [4928 x 3280]

Astronaut Rex Walheim works on the outside of the Columbus laboratory to make it part of the International Space Station during STS-122 [3032 × 2064]

Astronaut Richard H. Truly, floating partially about the middeck area of NASA’s space shuttle Columbia [2928x1965]

Astronaut Robert Curbeam Jr performrs an EVA near the ISS solar arrays on STS-116 [3032x2008]

Astronaut Ron Evans performs a deep space EVA as Apollo 17 coasts back to Earth [3000x3006]

Astronaut Ronald E. Evans Performing EVA in Apollo 17 Mission [3000x3006]

Astronaut Scott Kelly captures a Earth-Moon-Venus-Jupiter alignment from the ISS [1024 x 681]

Astronaut Scott Kelly peers out of the ISS cupola. Last night he returned to Earth after 340 days in space. [1024x683]

Astronaut Scott Kelly shared this beautiful shot of Barcelona, Spain from the ISS this morning.

Astronaut Stephen K. Robinson taking a selfie during EVA [3032x2064]

Astronaut Tim Peake attempts to make himself dizzy onboard the ISS. 'This could be the worst idea I've ever had.'

Astronaut covered in moon dust after last steps on the moon [4175x4175]

Astronaut on Robot Arm during EVA [3011x3000]

Astronaut takes self portrait with the Earth and the space shuttle Atlantis in the shiny metallic surface of the Hubble Space Telescope [Source in Comments]

Astronaut's gold-coated EMU visor reflecting the limb of the Earth during the third Hubble servicing mission in 1999 [3000x1989]

Astronauts John W. Young, left, STS-1 commander, and Robert L. Crippen, right center, crew pilot, join their backup crewmen and other NASA officials in inspecting the space shuttle slidewire escape system at Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center (March, 1981).

Astronauts Richard J. Hieb, Thomas D. Akers and Pierre J. Thuot, cooperate on the effort to attach a specially designed grapple bar underneath the Intelsat VI satellite [6922 × 6922]

Astronauts Steven L. Smith and John M. Grunsfeld photographed during an extravehicular activity (EVA) of the December 1999 Hubble servicing mission STS-103, flown by Discovery [2046 × 2030]

Astronauts returning home from the ISS aboard a not so spacious Soyuz capsule

Astronauts test the Simplified Aid for EVA Rescue (SAFER) system above Earth in 1994 [4091x4095]

At ISS Mission Control in Houston, the main front display is still powered by Windows XP

At the centre of the tuning fork - lenticular galaxy Mrk 820 [3749 x 1958]

Atlantis Docked to Mir [3000x2400]

Atlantis Docked to Mir [3000x2400] [x-post from r-spaceflightporn]

Atlantis Launches from Kennedy Space Center on July 8th, 2011, Bringing an End to the 31 Year Space Shuttle Program. Hail Atlantis! [2294x3000]

Atlantis docked at Harmony module of the International Space Station during STS-132. May 17th, 2010. [4288 × 2847]

Atlantis' last landing

Atlas 5 launch today at Cape Canaveral viewed from Playalinda Beach. Amazing to see live in person.

Atlas Centaur 5 Explosion [3194x4005]

Atlas V -- the last night on earth. [OC][1280x1920]

Atlas V at liftoff

Atlas V launches MUOS-5, viewed from ~500ft away. [OC][1280x800]

Atlas V: Field of Dreams [1280x853][OC]

Atlas-Centaurs fails abruptly just after liftoff

Auriga [1920×1267] by Leonardo Orazi

Aurora Australis From Space [800x532]

Aurora Australis and Milky Way taken last week at Lake Ellesmere, Canterbury, New Zealand [OC] [2600x1501]

Aurora Borealis over Alaska, USA. Photographed by Thomas Kong. [2000 x 1333]

Aurora Borealis. Iceland. Photographed by Vilhjálmur Ólafsson. [2000 x 1333]

Aurora and Milky Way near Christchurch, New Zealand last night [OC][5,954×3,700]

Aurora as seen from the ISS (tweeted by Astronaut Scott Kelly)

Aurora at Saturn's South Pole [2261x1696]

Aurora over sweden [OC] [5400x3600]

Auroras on Jupiter [1064×1098]

Auroras on Saturn, captured by the Hubble Telescope (2261 x 1696)

Auroras over St. Croix river, MN [OC][3000x2000]

Auspicious - Northern Lights Reflections in Maine, USA [2800x1874] [OC]

Australia vs Pluto

Average-sized neutron star represented floating above Vancouver

Awesome Moon Halo this morning with Jupiter.

Awestruck, Milky Way and Bristlecone Pine in California. By Michael Shainblum [1200 x 717]

Backdropped against a massive wall of white clouds [3771x5766]

Backdropped against the Andes Mountains near the border of Argentina and Chile, the space shuttle Atlantis is shown making its relative approach to the International Space Station, from which this photo was taken [4256x2913]

Backdropped by a colorful Earth, astronaut Robert L. Curbeam Jr. and Christer Fuglesang, participate in the first of three planned sessions of extravehicular activity as construction resumes on the International Space Station (12 Dec. 2006) [3032x2006]

Baikonur, Kazakhstan: 'Situated along a major bend in the river, the town of Baikonur is home to the Cosmodrome, the world's 'first and largest space launch facility.'' This photo was snapped on 10 April 2016 by an astronaut orbiting aboard the International Space Station. [4928 x 3280] [OS]

Ballet of Interacting Galaxies - NGC 1531-2 [1920 x 1744]

Baltic Sea from space

Banff Alberta, The best place to take night shots! (OC) [8688x4915]

Barnard's Loop [2241x3456]

Beautiful portrait of Mars taken by India's Mars Orbiter

Been told this belongs here, my first attempt at our galaxy, in Costa Rica [2581x1721]

Before Apollo astronauts had rovers, they had 'the rickshaw', a hand-pulled cart carried on Apollo 14 only. The Modular Equipment Transporter was used to transport tools, experiments and samples on the Moon, but the astronauts were disappointed with its performance. (1971) [3955 x 3955]

Before and After of a New Moon Crater (39 Feet Wide)

Before going to space, astronauts take turns on tilt tables to evaluate the state of their spatial orientation. [4864 x 3648]

Before they used laptops aboard the space shuttle, they printed out their data. Here, astronaut Curtis Brown checks some 50 pages of data sent up by flight controllers. (1997)

Best job on the planet (or at least, near the planet) - Alexander Gerst posing for the camera on a spacewalk outside the ISS. [4312x2868][OS] photo ESA

Big Dipper and Aurora reflections on Echo Lake [OC] [OS] [5472 × 3648] My first post!

Biggest and Brightest from Perseid Meteor Shower 2016 in Southern Arizona (OC) [1536x2048]

Billions and billions of stars at the center of our galaxy. [7002x5050]

Billions of stars [OC] [2400x1600]

Bird of prey flying past the Supermoon [444x480].

Bird's-eye view looking down on Space Shuttle Endeavour as it flies over the Mojave Desert on the back of a Boeing 747

Black Widow Nebula Hiding in the Dust [1,600 x 1,600]

Blizzard of 2016 seen from the International Space Station.

Blood Moon from CA foothills take2 [1920x1080] [OC]

Blue Moon from Ireland[3542x3456][OC]

Blue Origin announces New Glenn, a Reusable, vertical-landing booster with 3.85 million pounds thrust

Blue Origin's New Shepard suborbital launch vehicle after successfully landing after returning from space [1368x912]

Blue moon [4608x3456] [OC]

Bob Crippen commands Challenger during reentry on STS-41G (xpost from -r-spaceflight) [2048x1345]

Bode's Galaxy (M81), the Cigar Galaxy (M82), and a bunch of space dust (IFN) [2631x1934] [OC]

Bode's Galaxy and the Cigar Galaxy as seen through the Milky Way's IFN [2274x1688] [OC]

Boeing Delta II rocket soars above the clouds on January 13, 2003, at Vandenberg AFB, California, with ICESat and CHIPSat dual payload [1536x1008]

Boeing X-37B reusable unmanned spaceplane inside its payload fairing before launch [1824x2736]

Brahin Pallasite (Sliced Meteorite) [2061 x 1915]

Bright disruption spotted on Saturn's F-ring

Brighter then the Sun. STS-67 [2040x2640]

British astronaut Tim Peake took this amazing shot of Britain and the Aurora Borealis

Bruce McCandless on the first ever untethered spacewalk, February 7 1984 [990x990]

Bubble Nebula recently taken by Hubble

Buran Space shuttle behind Roscosmos team

Buran on An-225 carrier aircraft at Le Bourget airshow [1,600 × 1,084]

Buran: Russian Space Shuttle [1308x968]

Busy Universe [2048x1536]

Butterfly Emerges from Stellar Demise in Planetary Nebula NGC 6302 taken by NASA Hubble. (1098x1280)

Butterfly emerges from stellar demise in planetary nebula NGC 6302; [1280 x 1492]

Buzz Aldrin -- Did you know I took the first space selfie during Gemini 12 mission in 1966? [600x600]

Buzz Aldrin and a model of his Mars Cycler Vehicle

Buzz Aldrin in the first ever space selfie during an EVA on the Gemini 12 mission in 1966. [920 × 960].

Buzz Aldrin is the man

Buzz Aldrin just tweeted this (X-post from -r-pics)

Buzz Aldrin next to solar wind experiment - 1969

Buzz Aldrin's self-portrait during Gemini 12 with the Earth reflecting off his visor, 12 November 1966 [2651x2632]

Buzz Aldrin: 'On Earth, we have no awareness of the horizon's curvature. But the moon is only 1-4th the size of the Earth. The horizon was much closer than I was used to, and I even felt a bit disoriented.' - Horizons on different planets

CRS-3 Dragon as seen during this week's MDM R&R EVA [4288x2848]

Callisto, Jupiter's heavily-cratered Galilean moon that's around 99% as large as Mercury but only a third as massive, bears a striking resemblance to that planet.

Camped out at a Ghost Town on the CA-NV border and grabbed some nice star trails against the ruins of an old building. [OC] [1600x1081]

Campfire under the Milky Way, near Poncha Springs, CO [1452x2000] [OC]

CanadArm with Dragon [4256 x 2832]

Cappuccino swirls at Mars’ south pole. (What Mars looks like when its not busy being the 'Red Planet'). Photo by Bill Dumsford [OS] [2310×1100].

Capturing beautiful Star trails in the UAE[OC] [6016x4016]

Car broke down in the Outback, managed to get this shot while waiting for the repair

Carefully timed photo of Mercury about to disappear behind a nearly-invisible (almost New) Moon, by Cory Schmitz [1200 x 899]

Carl Sagan 'Other Worlds', first few pages of a small book

Cassini image of Saturn eclipsing the Sun [4725x2330]

Cassini spacecraft slipped into Saturn's shadow and turned to image the planet, seven of its moons, its inner rings -- and, in the background, our home planet, Earth [9000x3500]

Cassini takes highest resolution images of Saturn's moon Pandora

Cassini-Hyugens (mission to the Saturn system) on the launchpad [1520x2280]

Cassiopeia A, from the NASA Instagram

Cat's Eye Nebula [1540x1100]

Caught a Meteor Streaking Behind the Tree on Sunday. [OC][2574x1930]

Caught a fireball on my birthday! [1080x864]

Caught a glimpse of the solar eclipse from coastal Washington between rainstorms.

Cederblad 214 and NGC 7822 Nebulae [1280 × 2019]

Ceres' Bright Spots Seen in Striking New Detail: Image taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows Occator crater on Ceres [1024x1024]

Channels on Pluto, where liquid Nitrogen may have flowed in the recent past

Chaos at Hyperion [1041x398]

Chapel [OC] 8041x3346 taken at Preston Peak, sth east qld, Australia

Charon and Pluto: Strikingly Different Worlds [597x597]

Chasma Boreale and North Polar Ice Cap of Mars

Check out Space Engine if you like space. You can simulate the entire known universe for free (it's pretty cool).

Chile From Space [1400 x 927]

China's 'Bunny' lunar rover has just set the record for the longest operational period for a rover on the Moon!

Chris Hadfield just tweeted this picture of the full Moon over Earth. [681x1024]

Chris Hadfield on STS-100 [3040x2064]

Chris Hadfield watches a water bubble float freely between him and the camera [1000x664]

Christmas 2015 Full Moon

Claude Nicollier waves to the camera during EVA to repair the Hubble Space Telescope. [5875x3930]

Clearest pic of Mercury you have ever seen... [1178 x 1080]

Close up image of Pluto's surface

Close up shot of the Eye of Jupiter [1825x1190]

Close-up flyover of the mysterious bright spots on Ceres.

Close-up near the core of the Milky Way (108 panes mosaic) [OC] [2048x4038]

Close-up of Mercury in front of the Sun. [OC] [1920x1202]

Close-up of the Tarantula [3868 x 3952]

Closeup of Orion capsule being recovered following EFT-1

Closeup of Orion recovery after EFT-1 (xpost from -r-space) [2887x2062]

Closeup of crew cabin area of Atlantis, as seen at the KSC exhibit. [OC][2990x1994]

Clouds casting thousand-mile shadows when viewed from the ISS [4,256x2,832]

Cmdr Scott Kelly's business card, back of it is in Russian

Coddington's Nebula, IC 2574 with Integrated Flux Nebula taken from SW Texas [2694x2106] [OC]

Col. John H. Glenn Jr., an astronaut, a senator, a Marine, died at the age of 95 on Dec. 8, 2016. U.S. Marine Corps photo illustration by Sgt. Elize McKelvey

Colliding Galaxies in Stephans Quintet

Color Variations on Mount Sharp, Mars [3480 x 1252]

Color view of Mercury from MESSENGER flyby 1 [1706x1705]

Colossal hurricane on Saturn [2500x1876]

Colours change extremely quickly at sunset on the ISS: these two pictures were taken 5 seconds apart by ESA Astronaut Thomas Pesquet

Columbia passing Atlantis (1990)

Columbia passing Atlantis (1990) [3000 x 2400]

Comet 67P-Churyumov-Gerasimenko Icy Landscape [1024x1024]

Comet 67P-Churyumov-Gerasimenko as seen by by Rosetta's OSIRIS narrow angle camera [1963 × 1585]

Comet 67P-Churyumov–Gerasimenko [800x500]

Comet Lovejoy [2048×1381] Photographed by Simon W

Comet Lovejoy setting over Brokeoff Mountain through a telephoto lens last January. [OC][2000x1500]

Comet on 14 July 2015 – NavCam [700 X 700]

Commotion in a crowded cluster - ancient globular cluster Terzan 5 [3735 x 1684]

Comparative Wheel Sizes of Mars Rovers

Comparing an 1874 drawing of Saturn by E.L. Trouvelot to a 2016 Photo from the Cassini Spacecraft.

Composite image of the Moon taken on December 7, 1992 by the Galileo spacecraft on its way to explore the Jupiter system in 1995-1997. The left part of this north pole view is visible from Earth.

Concept for an inflatable space station from 1961 [1456 x 1478]

Construction of the I.S.S.

Cool comparison of the Buran and the Shuttle

Cosmic Winter Wonderland[3600x2850]

Cosmonaut Valeriy Polyakov seen in Mir's window from Shuttle Discovery

Cosmonauts Oleg Artemyev and Andrey Babkin, photo by Roman Makhmutov

Crater Lake, OR, is obviously gorgeous, but this view can be had about 10 minutes away at (much smaller) Diamond Lake. The bench offers a wonderful window seat to the universe, starring the center of our own Galaxy.

Craters on the Surface of Ceres

Creating an Icon [2349x2373]

Crescent earth from the Apollo 11, landed on the moon

Crystal clear picture of Saturn [1,600 x 1,200]

Cuba and the Bahamas Taken from ISS [4256 x 2832]

Curiosity Looks Back

Curiosity Rover Sees Earth from Mars [2000x1250]

Curiosity looks for damage on its wheels [1603 x 1122]

Curiosity self-portrait at Murray Buttes

Curiosity's 4.8 kg of Plutonium-238 dioxide glowing its graphite container red hot. Heat given off by the decay of this isotope is converted into electric voltage by thermocouples, providing constant power during all seasons and through the day and night.

Curiosity's Wheels

Curiosity's first 360 panoramic colour image [3653x755]

Curiosity's view of some cool-looking rock layers on Mars on Sol 971

Curiosity's view on Earth, so to say Mars' evening star. It's the brightest spot in the night sky, you can even see our Moon! [2000 x 3200]

Cutaway illustration of the 1975 docking of an Apollo CSM-111 with the Soviet Soyuz 19 in earth orbit. (Davis Meltzer)

Cygnus Times Five [3384x2251]

Cygnus catches a ride to the ISS on an Atlas V. Photo by Scott Kelly [1600x1065]

DSCOVR captured the shadow of the Moon marching across Earth’s sunlit face [720 x 480] [Animated GIF]

DSN Now reports that Juno's signal is still being heard loud and clear in Canberra! The spacecraft has just passed over the south pole of Jupiter, Earth time, and has completed Perijove 3! We shall now await word from NASA and the Juno team!

Damage to the Curiosity Rover's Wheel. Credit: NASAJPL-Caltech-MSSS for Image

Dancing with the stars [2048 x 1201]

Dark Energy Camera Takes Accidental Gigantic, Magnificent Picture of Comet Lovejoy

Dark Matter Ring in Galaxy Cluster CL 0024+17 (ZWCL 0024+1652) [3921 × 3921]

Dark Sand Cascades on Mars

Dark Sand Cascades on Mars [2560×1920]

Dark gamma ray burst [1041 x 735]

Darkness over Saturn.

David Scott taking in the view during an EVA from Command Module Gumdrop, seen from docked Lunar Module Spider, 1969 [4400 x 4600] x-post -r-HI_Res

Daytime Moon [2560x1440] [OC]

Dazzling Star Cluster NGC 1850. [2210 x 1546] [OS]

Debris evolution of - SN1987a - over fifteen years [300x300]

December 18th ULA launch of a Delta V from Playalinda Beach. What a spectacle!

Definitely one of the sharpest moon photos Ive taken [3207x3890][OC]

Delta IV - WGS-8 Clears the Tower (remote camera photo from 1,000 feet)

Delta IV Heavy rocket inflight

Delta IV Heavy that Orion will ride on test flight [xpost from -r-space] [2048x1365]

Delta IV ignition fireball captured on Kodak Portra film. WGS-8 launch, December 7, 2016.

Deploying the first Lunar Roving Vehicle, Apollo 15 - 1971

Detailed image of the Helix Nebula [2106 x 1610]

Digital milk bath [OC] 5047x4551, a composite image taken on the sunshine coast, Qld, Australia

Dione appears cut in two by Saturn's razor-thin rings, seen nearly edge-on in a view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Disco lights from a galaxy cluster - MACS J0717 [3600 x 3600]

Discovery being carried from Kennedy Space Center, Florida to Washington DC by a Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. By its last mission, Discovery had flown 149 million miles (238 million km) in 39 missions, completed 5,830 orbits, and spent 365 days in orbit in over 27 years. [1680 x 1050]

Discovery's got a big ole butt. [OC][3264x2448]

Discovery's nose [3283x2188][OC]

Distance between the Earth and the Moon [1920x1080]

Double Rainbow over Pathfinder Space Shuttle

Dr. Wernher von Braun giving a tour to President John F. Kennedy at Complex 37 at the Cape Kennedy Missile Test Annex on Nov. 16, 1963, just 6 days before his assassination.

Dragon, Cygnus and Soyuz docked to ISS [1441x1079]

Dramatically Backlit Dust Lanes NGC 7049 [1766 × 1948]

Dramatically backlit dust lanes in NGC 7049 [1766 x 1948]

Duct Tape that saved Apollo 13 crew

Dumbbell Nebula [1662 × 1248][OS]

During its second EVA, Salizhan Sharipov installs navigation and communication equipement to prepare for the first Automated Transfer Vehicle cargo, Expedition 10, 2005 [1600x1256]

During the Apollo 17 mission, in 1972, the rear fender of the lunar rover broke and lunar dust soon became a problem. This is how astronauts Cernan and Schmitt repaired the fender, with clamps, duct tape and lunar maps.

Dust blows over Somalia into the Indian Ocean from @AstroKarenN [1024 x 679]

Dwarf galaxy DDO 68 [3869 × 2184]

Dying star creates sculpture of gas and dust [2048 × 2048]

EFT-1 on the launchpad [3000x2000]

ESA Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti in space, wearing a Star Trek shirt, doing a Vulcan salute [3450x2296]

ESA astronaut Pedro Duque seen through a water bubble [3032 x 2064]

ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti is in the holiday spirit as the International Space Station is decorated with stockings for each crew member and a tree.

ESA released Gaia's first map of the Milky Way [3840 × 1958]

ESA's final ATV, ATV-5 (Georges Lemaître) approaching the ISS for docking [1008x671]

ESO 378 Nebula [1280x1184]

EUMETSAT Image of Typhoon Haiyan striking the Philippines [1920x1080]

Eagle Aurora Over Norway [APOD] [900×1450]

Eagle Nebula [3300x2538]

Eagle Nebula. [5000x2493] (xpost from -r-NebulaPorn)

Earth - Photo taken by Juno probe during the gravity assist

Earth 4 billion years ago during the Hadean eon

Earth Glinting in the Sun [4,288 x 2,844]

Earth [12000x12000]

Earth and Moon from Saturn

Earth and Saturn's rings to scale. Space is big!

Earth and moon as seen from Mars

Earth as seen from Apollo 8 [4400 × 4600]

Earth as seen this morning (4-22-14 aka Earth Day) by NOAA's GOES-East satellite at 7:45 a.m. EDT (11:45 UTC) [3072x3072]

Earth from Mars and Mars from Earth

Earth from NASA's Juno spacecraft as it does a fly by to get a gravitational power-boost en route to Jupiter. [937×960]

Earth from space <3

Earth from the ISS at night

Earth rotation, Toconao (Chile) [OC] [5472x3375]

Earth seen just over the Moon's horizon, as captured from the Apollo 11 command module, July 1969.

Earth with the moon in the background taken by China's Chang'e 5-T1 [2048x1536][CNSA]

Earth's Furthest Spacecrafts

Earth's Schwarzschild radius: the volume Earth would have to be compressed in order to form a black hole.

Earth's horizon seen from Endeavour [2980x1968]

Earth's horizon, as framed by the windows of Columbia on STS-107 [3032x2064]

Earthrise Gif from Kaguya

Earthrise as seen from Apollo 16. April, 1972. [3072 × 3070]

Earthrise, framed by the window of Apollo 8's command module [4077x4096]

Earth’s atmosphere and the Moon seen from the International Space Station.

Eclipse pic from a Polish friend this morning. The effect is due to her pleated blinds.

Ed White First American Spacewalker [3000x3011]

Edge-on beauty - NGC 891 [3847 x 3995]

Emission Nebula Sh2-46 [2412x1776][OS]

Enceladus, a beautiful moon of Saturn [6572x8293]

Enceladus, in honor of scientists saying they have confirmed it has a sea under the surface [6572 x 8293]

Endeavor docked to ISS [4288x2848]

Endeavor performs a “rendezvous pitch maneuver” before docking with the International Space Station [1280x1749]

Endeavour approaches ISS on STS-127 [4288x2929]

Engraved Hourglass Nebula (also known as MyCn 18).

Enhanced color image of Pluto, used detect differences in the composition and texture of Pluto's surface: New Horizon's LORRI and Ralph [1920x1080]

Eruption of the Tvashtar volcano on Io, as viewed from the New Horizons spacecraft during its Jupiter flyby (March 2007)

Eta Carinae Nebula - NGC 3372 [3135x2460]

Eta Carinae's great eruption [738 × 726]

Eugene Cernan's left glove, worn on the lunar surface during Apollo 17. It is still coated in moon dust.

Europa emerging from behind Jupiter. [640 x 480] [OC]

Europa hanging over the Great Red Spot

Europa hanging over the Great Red Spot [2000x1037]

Europa photographed in front of the Great Red Spot on Jupiter - IN COLOR

Even after nearly 40 years in space, Voyager 1 is still going strong! – Screenshot of DSN Now showing Goldstone receiving data from Voyager 1 at a rate of 159 bytes per second, from a range of 20.61 billion kilometers.

Everyone's seen the 'Pillars of Creation'. Here's a zoomed out version that gives a different perspective

Evolution of America's spacesuit [2673x1185]

Expedition 21 Soyuz Rollout - September 27, 2009

Expedition 42, with ISS members Barry Wilmore of the U.S., Alexander Samokutyaev and Elena Serova of Russia, returning to Earth. [2048x1479]

Expedition 46 Soyuz Liftoff [5759 × 3610]

Extreme Star Birth in the Carina Nebula [6000 × 2906]

Extreme closeup of the Delta IV liquid and solid rocket engines launching WGS-8

Falcon 9 approaches Of Course I Still Love you for first successful ASDS landing [3000x2000]

Falcon 9 before and after landing

Falcon 9 first stage. Statue of Liberty for scale.

Falcon 9 for CRS-6 performs its terminal burn before attempted landing on the ASDS [1024x610]

Falcon 9 liftoff [3000x1686]

Falcon 9 on the pad with CRS-3 Dragon during a hot-fire test, (plus landing legs!) [2048x1368]

Falcon 9 rocket is found in the UK shores. [1024x576]

Falling meteorite photographed at Vilnius, Lithuania

False color image of Saturn's north pole from Cassini.

Fantastic Four

Far above Central Maui, Hawaii's very first Observatory sits above the clouds at a lofty 10,000ft, affording it a spectacular view. [OC][3648x5472]

Far away, long ago, a star exploded. Supernova 1994D, visible as the bright spot on the lower left, occurred in the outskirts of disk galaxy NGC 4526. [632x501]

Farewell Milky Way, see you next year

Farewell for now Milky Way, see you again next year!

Fifty years ago in 1966, Astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Jim Lovell stand by a mockup of their Gemini XII spacecraft, the final Gemini flight. Aldrin would later be the second man to walk on the moon and Lovell would safely return Apollo XIII to Earth. [2553x3000]

Finally got around to framing the NASA 'Travel' Posters.

Finally got to a dark spot. Who knew there were green stars!? [4441x2972] [OC]

Finally got to process some data from two weeks ago... an image of our home star - from my backyard [OC]

Finally! I got 6 planets all in one image.

Finland . . . Photographed by Lauri Koivuluoma [1257 x 1920] [OS]

Fire in the sky and on the ground. Took this last night. Hope they can keep it under control! [OC][2000x1333]

First CIVA image confirming that Philae is on surface.

First Crewed Saturn V Mission Launched -- Dec. 21, 1968 [2302 x 3000]

First Flower Grown in Space [4928 × 3280]

First Image from ESA's ExoMars Orbiter

First Time Experiencing No Light Pollution Was INCREDIBLE! [6477x4320] [OC]

First Time seeing Aurora Borealis from Northern Ireland last night!

First attempt at Milky Way [OC][5184x3546]

First attempt at photographing the red planet

First colour image from Curiosity's Mars Hand Lens Imager [1024x949]

First detailed closeup of Pluto, at 0.4 km-pixel.

First docking of two craft in Earth orbit (Gemini VIII)

First image from CIVA confirming that Philae is on the surface. [2730x1596]

First image of Charon

First image of Mars surface

First image taken from the Philae Lander

First moon mosaic with my new camera [OC][8592x6067]

First picture of the moon with my new telescope. Blows my mind.

First stage of Falcon 9 v1.1 launching CASSIOPE (xpost from -r-spacex) [1024x1536]

First star photo [5563x3714] [OC]

First time I'm excited buying stamps

First time processing a night sky image I took. How'd I do? [OC] [5184 × 3456]

First time seeing Saturn with my telescope! Truly awesome.

First vs. One of the latest images taken on Mars surface.

First year of taking pictures of planets!

Five Planets and the Moon over Australia, the planets all appear confined to a single band [800×2400]

Five planets line up in sky for first time in a decade

Fixed Mars from -u-jccwrt

Flame detail in the solid rocket booster exhaust on a recent Atlas V 421 launch.

Flaming Star Nebula [1500 x 1482]

For me, nothing beats getting to see the moon during the day. Here's a pretty neat picture I took yesterday afternoon. [1920x1080]

For their official NASA portrait, Astronauts dressed as Jedi

Formula Sheet for my General Relativity Final

Fort Bragg light pollution is a real bother but Mars and Saturn reflecting off this lake is pretty cool [4928x3264] [OC]

Found a letter thanking my grandfather for his work on voyager 1 and voyager 2

Found a nice little corner of heaven in the elevated woods of central Oregon. [3648x5472]

Found an app that converts photos into painting and I used it to convert my picture of Orion's Nebula into a painting! Originally taken with a DSLR [1080x1080][OC]

Found myself awake at 5am this morning and thought I'd see how much of the galactic core I could capture with my camera before sunrise - here is the result. [OC]

Found this beautiful image from the start of the Space shuttle Atlantis. Actually it is from the 135th and final mission of the American Space Shuttle program. With this, Atlantis closes the book on the Space Shuttle Program.

Found this in my mom's basement.

Freedom 7 launch - May 5, 1962 - Astronaut Alan Shepard becomes the first American in sub-orbital space flight

Friday's Delta IV launch as seen from Cocoa Beach, FL [OC] [5184x3456]

From Glenn to Glenn, old poster I've held on to

From NASA's Cassini probe: Rhea, Saturn's second largest moon, passes in front of the largest, Titan.

From a geostationary orbit 36,000 kilometers above the equator, Russian meteorological satellite Elektro-L takes high-res images of our planet every 30 minutes. But only twice a year, during an Equinox, can it capture an image like this, showing an entire hemisphere bathed in sunlight. [900x900]

From absolute zero to 'absolute hot,' the temperatures of the Universe

Frost at Utopia Planitia, taken by Viking 2.

Full Moon Rising [8170 × 6250]

Full Plutonian day

Full disk, true-color image of Earth taken by Himawari-8, the Japanese weather satellite launched in October. [2750x2750]

Full disk, true-color image of Earth taken by Himawari-8, the Japanese weather satellite launched on Oct. 7

Full image of Saturn, taken by Cassini

Full moon taken from my backyard in phoenix

Full moon with a...HALO...around it! Never seen anything like it, what causes this? Cleveland, OH.

Fuselage section from Space Shuttle Challenger on display at Kennedy Space Center

Futurism.com speculates about what space exploration could look like in 2040

Fáskrúðsfjörður, Iceland: Stars, Aurora Borealis, Moonbow. Photographed by Jónína Óskarsdóttir. [1200 x 1800] [OS]

GIF showing the amount of water on Europa compared to Earth

GN-z11, the oldest, most distant galaxy found [2048×1536]

Galactic core picture I took only 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles. Please consider replacing your outdoor lights with anti-light pollution alternatives!

Galactus by George Munteanu (xpost -r-ImaginaryStarscapes) [OS] [836x1600]

Galaxy Cluster Abell S1063 and Beyond [1280×1143]

Galaxy M83 aka The Southern Pinwheel [2048×2048]

Galaxy NGC 2787 [1280 × 1251]

Galaxy Rise

Galaxy cluster Abell 2667 [3260 x 1662]

Galaxy collision images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope

Galilean Moons [1100x750]

Galilean Moons; Search Ganymede, Mine Callisto, Visit Io, and Dive Europa [900x600] [digital art]

Galileo captured this image of Jupiter's moon Io on 3 July 1999 during its close pass. This color mosaic uses the near-infrared, green and violet filters to approximate what the human eye would see. The black, brown, green, orange, and red areas show active volcanic centers.

Galileo's drawings of the Moon, 1610

Gamma Cyg Mosaic [4720x2868][OS][OC]

Ganymede, the largest satellite in the Solar System, as imaged by Voyager 2

Gemini 7 as seen by Gemini 6 during the first space rendezvous - December 15, 1965 (xpost -r-space)

Gemini 7 as seen from Gemini 6 as the two attempt to rendezvous in space, December 15, 1965

Gemini 7 seen from Gemini 6. Dec. 15th, 1965. [3766 × 3810]

Gemini 9A launches aboard a Titan II rocket [1280x1514]

Gemini IV Astronaut Ed White floats in the microgravity of space outside the spacecraft, performing the first American spacewalk. [2578 x 1731]

Gemini IX photographed by Eugene Cernan during his spacewalk [3219 x 3219]

Gemini IX-A, as seen by Gene Cernan during his EVA [4070x4070]

Gemini X visiting the Agena Target Vehicle in 1966 [2205x2300]

Gemini XI after the disconnect of the tether with the Agena Target Vehicle in 1966 [3000x3000]

Gemini XII prime crewmen Jim Lovell and Buzz Aldrin pose for a photo in the spacecraft with backup crewmen Gene Cernan and Gordon Cooper. (x-post -r-space)

Geminid meteor shower - 22 trails in 2 hours - [2440x1627] [x-post from r-space] [OC]

Gene Cernan test-driving the Lunar Rover, Apollo 17, 1972 [2803x408]

Getting Closer to the Core at Pepacton Resevoir, NY [OC][1365x2048]

Geysers on Mars

Ghost Head Nebula [1348×1348]

Giant Interacting Galaxies NGC 6872-IC 4970 [ 4724 x 4724]

Giant Sunspots [1200x800]

Giant telescope takes a close look at a lava lake on Jupiter's moon Io

Gif of the Rosetta flight path from launch to landing on the comet

Globular Cluster M10 [4059 x 4059]

Globular Cluster M56 [2348x1656][OS[OC]

Glorious Jupiter, caught this morning!

Glorious View of United States at night from Space [649x977]

Glowing Clouds Shine in Electric Blue Over Antarctica

Glowing fog [5759x3839]

Godspeed John Glenn

Good Morning from Mars

Good morning from the International Space Station [3942x2624]

Good morning, Matt Damon! My first picture of Mars through my telescope!

Gordo Cooper climbs into the Faith capsule - May 15, 1963 [3750 x 2412]

Gorgeous starscape from Arnessysla, Iceland, with visible Aurora Borealis [2048x1367][OS] by Conor MacNeill

Got bored last night so I put together this stylized version of the solar system

Got up at 3am to take this shot of the Milky Way at Cannon Beach overlooking Haystack Rock.

Gravity can bend light, allowing huge clusters of galaxies to act as telescopes. Almost all of the bright objects in this image are galaxies in the cluster known as Abell 2218. It's so massive and compact that its gravity bends and focuses the light from galaxies that lie behind it. [3109x1587]

Gravity from Saturn's moon Daphnis creates vertical structures in the ring material, up to 1.6 miles high, which in turn cast shadows on the ring

Gravity of Mercury, Venus, Moon, & Mars

Great Nebula in Carina [1509 × 1434]

Great Red Spot closeup (contrast-enhanced)

Green Meteor near Skyislands, India [1600x1200]

Gum 29 Star-Forming Region [2048x1536]

HST image of M82 [2048x1536]

HTV-6 Cargo Craft Approaches the International Space Station [2048 x 1365]

Hand of God [2500x2500]

Happy Halloween. Here's the Jack-o-Lantern Sun seen by the NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory (Little SDO) on Oct. 8. [946x946][NASA]

Harmony (Node 2) in the back of Discovery [3032x2008]

Harrison H. Schmitt photographed standing next to a huge, split lunar boulder during the third Apollo 17 extravehicular activity (EVA) at the Taurus-Littrow landing site [6932 x 3982]

Have you got space in your dice collection?

Have you wandered through the Extended Groth Strip lately?

Having done its job, the Falcon 9 first stage just prior to touch down (and subsequent topple) on the ASDS [1600x1066]

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano with the long swirls of volcanic gases wafting west from the volcano as seen from the ISS [4928 × 3280]

He's Mikhail Kornienko, the Russian cosmonaut who spent a year in space together with Kelly, still hardly mentioned in mainstream media.

Heart Nebula [2048 × 1592][OS]

Heat Tiles - Space Shuttle Atlantis Belly [OC] [1200x800]

Heaven in Northern Arizona by Jeff Frair [3000 x 2000]

Heliocentrism VS Geocentrism

Helix Nebula, by NASA-JPL-Caltech-University of Arizona [4279x3559]

Herbig-Haro 24 [1024x1218]

Here's an image I took of our closest galactical neighbour, The Andromeda Galaxy!

Here's my long exposure photograph of the Falcon 9 CRS-9 launch and first stage landing [OC] [1500x1000]

Here's my tribute to John Glenn titled 'Godspeed John Glenn, we'll see you in the stars'

Herschel’s view of the Galactic Centre [5198 x 3127]

Hey, hay, hey [OC] 4590x3810, taken sth east qld, Australia

Hi! This is my new art 'Child of the Nebula'. Hope you like it!

Hi-res pic I took of the moon last night

High above the clouds of Maui, I felt like Icarus, looking down as if among the stars. [OC][5326x2958]

High contrast pic I took of the moon

High res lunar mosaic I just took tonight [OC] [2889x3852]

High resolution photo of last week's Mercury transit.

High resolution photograph of the Moon I took last night.

Higher resolution Rosetta images reveal DUNES on the surface of a comet!

Historical Astronaut Quote Art Series [2000x1100]

Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Reference on the ISS

Hopefully this is okay to post here. A picture I made a few years ago of an imaginary galaxy in Photoshop.[2048 x 896]

Horsehead Nebula, otherwise known as Barnard 33; NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team [2048 x 1536]

Horsehead and Flame Nebulae [OS][1954x1954]

How NASA kicked off their Snapchat story today

How Space porn is made, an image I took from the deserts of Arizona with my telescope and DSLR. This is an animation of how I processed that data [OC] [3000x1998]

How can the Curitosity rover take selfies such as this one?

How moon mining could work [Infographic]

How to become obsessed with astrophotography... move to New Zealand! [OC] [2048 x 1048]

Hubble 'Crane-s' in for a Closer Look at a Galaxy

Hubble Captures Stunning New Photo of Mars.

Hubble Captures View of 'Mystic Mountain' [1,280px × 1,178px]

Hubble Captures Vivid Auroras in Jupiter's Atmosphere [1000x1000]

Hubble Extreme-Deep Field (Successor to Huddle Ultra-Deep Field)

Hubble Frontier Fields View of MACSJ0717.5+3745 [4877 × 4222]

Hubble Goes High Def to Revisit the Iconic 'Pillars of Creation' [1,600 x 1,500]

Hubble Mosaic of the Majestic Sombrero Galaxy [1280x717]

Hubble Peers Inside A Celestial Geode [1231 x 696]

Hubble Pic looks 5 billion light-years away, a cross-section of the Universe [1280 x 1281]

Hubble Views the Demise of NGC 2440, a Sun-like Star [1280x1245]

Hubble and Chandra composite of ESO 137-001 [4000 x 3981]

Hubble captures a 'five-star' rated gravitational lens [2316 x 1616]

Hubble extrasolar planet search field in Sagittarius [full ACS view] [ 3724 x 1864]

Hubble image of spiral galaxy ESO 137-001 [3460 x 2366]

Hubble image of variable star RS Puppis [3981 x 3910]

Hubble photograph of a quasar ejecting nearly 5,000 light years from the M87 galaxy. Absolutely mindblowing.

Hubble snaps heavyweight of the Leo Triplet [3903 x 2702]

Hubble takes a deep look at two merging galaxies.

Hubble view of M 106 [7910 x 6178]

Hubble view of NGC 3314 [3276 x 2928]

Hubble view of Spiral Galaxy M101 [5545 × 2877]

Hubble view of galaxy cluster Abell 1689 [4002 × 3863]

Hubble view of star-forming region S106 [4356 x 3202]

Hubble view of the spiral galaxy Messier 106 [4000x3124]

Hubble's Variable Nebula (NGC 2261) [1472 x 1505]

Hubble's image of the Ring Nebula and its true shape in visible light. [1136x640]

Hubble's view of Hickson Compact Group 31 [2514 x 1940]

Hubble's view of N90 star-forming region [3508 x 3424]

Hubble-Spitzer colour mosaic of the galactic centre [6149 x 2902]

Hubbles mosaic of the Veil nebula (3840x2160)

Hubble’s view of supernova explosion Cassiopeia A [4000 × 2879]

Hubble’s wide view of “Mystic Mountain” in the infrared [1637 x 1449]

Huge Curiosity selfie [9385 x 12595]

Huge Dust Storm in the Middle East Visible from Space

Huge Jellyfish Sprite And Halo Above The Caribbean Sea . . . Puerto Rico, United States of America . . . Photographed By Frankie Lucena On 18 September 2016 [1500 x 1011] [OS]

Huntsville Space and Rocket Center - Rocket Garden [ 666x888 ] [OC]

Hurricane on Saturn's North Pole.

Hybrid Solar Eclipse 2, a photo shot by Eugen Kamenew in Kenya [1225x918]

I Combined 2 photos I took of the sun and the moon

I Need Space. This is my new acrylic painting and I would like to launch it.

I am new to astrophotography, only just started my journey. This is one of the first pictures I took from my campsite in NE Tasmania, and I have to say I'm hooked! :) [6016x4000] [OC]

I call this 'the sun's gravity waves' [1920x1080] this is a photographic metaphor, its a defocused star, the concentric lines represent gravity waves, gravity waves travel at speed of light, so thats why I used a star as it the source of light.

I can confirm SpaceX Dragon has docked (more info in comments) [OC]

I captured Europa and Io casting shadows on Jupiter at 2:00am December 30th 2014.

I captured this nebula last month. This took 15 hours to make

I caught the moon between clouds tonight

I created a cinemagraph of a space shuttle launch, needless to say, it's my favorite.

I created a fairly high-resolution panorama stitch of the Milky Way [OC] [10113x3436]

I cross-stitched Neptune [OC][1600x1418]

I didn't almost die for this image. I drove up to the rim on a paved road in a warm vehicle with my friends. Crater Lake, OR. [OC][3648x5472]

I don't have a nice expensive camera, but sometimes it's just fun to play around with the one I've got. Looking back at Mount Cook Village, New Zealand from my campsite. [5472x3648] [OC]

I dragged six of my friends out for one last night of Milky Way shooting, only to be fighting clouds all night. I did manage to eventually get this. [OC][3503x4050]

I drove 3 hours into the California desert, stayed up until 3 am in the cold to get this picture of the Great Orion Nebula

I find the Einstein cross to be a tremendously fascinating object: a galaxy 400mn light years away acts as a gravitational lens to a quasar 8bn light years away.

I found some planets this morning.

I found the Pinwheel Galaxy early this morning!

I got to see one of the original drawings for Saturn V - Coffee stains and all

I had a chance to shoot 252P-Linear early this morning - this is the 5th closest comet to ever fly by earth - great experience! (It's the green blobby thing in the middle)

I had already posted this and a lot of you liked it! However, since I didn't state in the title that the picture of this Saguaro Cactus and Milky-way was in The Arizona desert, it was removed. So, once again, here's my light-pollution ridden starscape! [OC][3200x4800]

I had the luck to spend the last weekend in this landscape

I left my camera pointed at the sky for six hours and this is what I got

I looked up the Mars rover's odometer out of curiosity and was a bit surprised by the results. Here's an overlay of its Martian journey between August 2012 and June 2016, superimposed on Earth.

I made a Jupiter cross-stitch [2048x1536][OC]

I made a Pluto cross-stitch [1000x1000][OC]

I made a Victorian map of Mars!

I made a galaxy out of spices [1600x1163]

I made a high resolution mobile wallpaper from pictures I found here, enjoy! [1050x1885] [OC]

I made a map of Mars! [OC] [2000x2667]

I made an RGB image of M51 out of the Hubble Legacy Archive data. [3395 x 5270]

I made this black hole out of coffee and spices [OC][1200x872]

I managed to get a decent picture of Jupiter last night.

I managed to take a picture of a meteor!

I managed to take a picture of the area where Apollo 15 landed. On the bottom is a photo taken by astronauts.

I noticed the Space X logo matches exactly with the Falcon 9 trajectory, so I made this

I photographed the Milky Way rising over an abandoned town (album in comments) {2000x1532}

I put Crab Nebula image into Google Deep Dream [1100x1042]

I recently got a solar telescope.. pretty amazing views of the Sun!

I run N-body simulations of star clusters for a living, here is one next to the real thing (NGC 7006, Hubble)

I sat at my telescope until the sun came up to capture this image of the Orion Nebula, and you can do it too. Materials and instructions in the comments!

I searched through the best Hubble images of Pluto and came up with this comparison.

I shot my very first timelapse of the night sky last night. I decided to put all 353 good frames together as my first startrail, hope you guys enjoy! Shot in the Kolmården Forest, Norrköping, Sweden [OC] [flickr] [4869 x 2896]

I spent 2 minutes walking down the road from my house and spent half an hour in nice weather to take this shot [OC] 2048x979

I spent 2 weeks with orphaned kids in Myanmar, I decided to teach them about space

I think the artist had you guys in mind [1920x1080]

I thought I wasted a 4 hour round trip drive that night, but for a few minutes, I managed to capture just a little something at Spruce Knob Tower, WV. [OC][248x1367]

I took a photo at this same location one week ago and barely captured the Milky Way, due to the nearly full moon. This week the galaxy was in full view thanks to a murky black sky. [OC][3631x7249]

I took a photo of Falcon 9 standing triumphantly in Port Canaveral this morning

I took a picture of Saturn

I took a picture of the International Space Station this morning, from my back yard.

I took a picture of the Orion Nebula by stacking 950 frames together

I took a picture of the Sun on a weird foggy day. These are actual sun spots are they not?

I took a picture of the moon a few weeks back and marked the Apollo mission landing spots for anyone who is interested

I took an 8 second exposure of Orion's Nebula using a homemade 6' f-7.5 telescope on a homemade motorized tracking mount.

I took an image of the Moon last night... and went a bit overboard... (don't click this link on a cellphone).

I took my nephews to Kennedy Space Center in January (they filled the fridge with rocket drawings) I took this picture for my Everyday Astronaut series to continue to inspire them.

I took this pic of the rising moon on Christmas Eve and thought I'd share it with you guys!

I tracked the ISS with my telescope and snapped some pictures.

I turned the famous 'Pale Blue Dot' image from the other thread into a nice wallpaper [1920x1080]

I visited the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum today and just as you walk in is John Glenn's Mercury Friendship 7 spacecraft

I waited weeks for clear skies & finally got to see Saturn for the first time. I took a picture [OC] [640x245]

I was at the wrong side of the globe to see the lunar eclipse, but managed to take a high-res photograph of the full Moon a few hours later. I think it came out quite well.

I was shooting startrails and observed the 23.5 degree tilt of the Earth's axis in the process

I went to the Kennedy Space Center today. It's totally worth the $25 for the 'up close' tour.

I wonder if any of those other solar systems also have Joshua Trees [3600x5400]

I'm a 3D Artist and this is one of my favourite subs.. So I thought you might like to see my latest creation! Pioneer 11.

I'm cross-stitching the solar system and just finished Earth [2000x890][OC]

I'm cross-stitching the solar system and just finished Mars. [OC][1738x1310]

I'm cross-stitching the solar system and just finished Saturn

I'm cross-stitching the solar system and just finished Saturn [OC][2000x1506]

I'm cross-stitching the solar system. I've finished Neptune, Jupiter and Pluto. [OC][1406x1999]

I'm sad Orion didn't launch today, but at least I saw the most beautiful sunrise ever.

I'm still here guys...

I've been capturing the Solar System from my backyard, here is my progress so far! [4000x2000][OC]

I've been capturing the Solar System from my backyard, here is my progress so far! [OC]

I've been planning this shot for a long time. The Milky Way sets over a bay in Australia. [OC] [1280x836] x-post from r-pics

I've been taking an image of Saturn every year since I got my first telescope back in 2009.

I've been working on astrophotography for 4 years now and I think I'm starting to get the hang of it. Here's my latest galaxy photo, M81. [3200x3200] [OC]

IC 1396, Elephant's Trunk nebula 3D animation by J-P Metsavainio [420x604]

IC 2944 aka the Running Chicken Nebula [1824×1452] Taken by Andrew Campbell

IC 348 - The empire of Darkness [OC] [2048x1227]

IC410, the Tadpole Nebula [1600×1173] By Shaun

IC443 - The Jellyfish Nebula [2500x1934]

IC5070 - The Pelican Nebula [5362x4130]

IR image of the Horsehead Nebula (Barnard 33) [2048x1536]

IRAS 14568-6304 [2048x1536]

ISRO Mars Orbiter Mission launch [2048 x 1038]

ISRO's Reusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstrator lifts off on an experimental test flight [1640x2464]

ISS Flies Over the Mediterranean [800x600]

ISS and Endeavour on STS-134 as seen from Soyuz [6048x4032]

ISS captured through my Telescope [1000x1000] [OC]

ISS cupola in the dark [1024x684]

ISS expedition 45 crew poster

ISS flying over Algeria looks like it's in Mars Orbit

ISS in front of Moon [970x970]

ISS over the Southern Lights. Stunning. [4256X2832]

ISS seen from STS 130 [4288X2929]

ISS with the lights off

ISS with the lights off (xpost from -r-pics) [2956x1968]

Iceland . . . Photographed by Steve Lansdell [1280 x 853] [OS]

If Soyuz capsule will landed near by you there is an instruction about how to let cosmonauts out.

If an astronaut tells you how to pose for a picture....you pose for the picture.

If you can survive the hurricane-like winds and ridiculous temperature change, the sunset on top of Maui's only volcanic crater yields a view guarded by Hawaii's oldest observatory, kept pure by the thin atmosphere.[OC][8034x3648]

If you enjoyed the gif of Juno's trajectory through the solar system, check out the path of Rosetta to the comet 67P

If you stood at the launchpad when an Atlas V rocket took off, the sound or heat would kill you. I set up a sound triggered camera to capture this closeup view instead.

Image of Antarctica from space

Image of the 'Eye of Africa' taken by Thomas Pesquet aboard the ISS

Images of the Sun and Jupiter I took, set to scale along with the Earth [2429x2429][OC]

Imo MSG-3 delivers the best images of Earth

Impressive image of the Sun and planets of our system to scale.

Impressive nebula picture by Astrophotographer Reinhold Wittich [1207x802]

Impressive perspective on the launch of STS-31 which carried the Hubble Space Telescope into orbit (24 April, 1990).

Impressive view of the Soyuz rocket engines at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan (April 16, 2004)

In 2009, NASA sent a lunar rock collected by the Apollo 11 astronauts to the International Space Station to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the first Moon landing. [4288 x 2848]

In Orion's Shadow

In honor of today's successful failure of a test: SNC's Dream Chaser [2048x1365]

In response to the Moon Halo post, this was the one I witnessed over Borneo!

In the shadow of the Falcon 9, seconds after succesful landing

Incredible long exposure from the ISS. -- photo by NASA astronaut Don Pettit (the white-blue spots are lightning strikes)

Incredible new image of Earth taken on 12-13-14 [3072x3072]

Incredible storm over the Atlantic touches Europe, Greenland, North America, and the Caribbean. Its intensity is the equivalent of a category 3 hurricane right now. [757x370]

India's APPLE satellite being transported in a bullock cart, 1981.

India's Mars Orbiter just sent in these photos .

India's new space shuttle [800 x 1200]

India's next-gen launch vehicle GSLV Mk-III on the launchpad [759x1151]

Indian rocket rises through the atmosphere carrying a billion dreams and hopes along with its payload. [xpost from -r-IndiaMain]

Infinite stars and serenity in Death Valley, CA. I love sleeping in the desert.

Infrared Saturn Clouds [1042x1016]

Infrared VISTA view of a stellar nursery in Monoceros [4000 x 3156]

Infrared View of The Horsehead Nebula, Taken by Hubble [2704x2826]

Infrared-visible-light comparison of the Carina Nebula [2920 x 4000]

Inside Saturn V.

Inside the Soyuz of TMA-19 during undocking [6048x4147]

Interacting Galaxies NGC 6621 and NGC 6622 [3038 × 1580]

Interacting galaxies NGC 2936, once a standard spiral galaxy, and NGC 2937, a smaller elliptical [3368 × 4426]

Interior of Leonardo MPLM [2980x1970]

Interior of the Olympus B-2100 habitat as supplied by Bigelow.

International Lunar Station concept [CG]

International Space Station Solar Transit [1080 x 1080]

International Space Station flying in front of the Moon [950x950]

International Space Station shoot with my Dobsonian 8 inch Telescope and a Nikon DSLR (Sardinia, Italy - July 7) [1020x644]

Io High Above Jupiter's Storms [4500x2950]

Io Transit of Jupiter [716 x 741]

Io casts its shadow on Jupiter

Io over Jupiter [999×959]

Io: Moon over Jupiter. Captured by the Cassini spacecraft on April 8th 2012. [999x959]

Iphone photo i took of the moon through my Celestron Astro Master telescope. Co.Antrim Ireland [1152x1536]

Irregular Galaxy IC 3583 taken by the Hubble Space Telescope [1280 x 1262]

Is it just me, or does NGC1333 look a lot like a Christmas tree? [581 x 950]

It ends up looking like a matrix universe when you accidentally leave your camera exposing while trying to get a pic of nebula m42.

It is challenging on the east coast to see the Milky Way as clearly as our ancestors used to. This is my favorite location; some of the darkest skies here, Spruce Knob Lake, WV: a full 360º Pano [OC][20148x 5808]

It took about 30 years longer than I had hoped, but I finally made it!

It was cool so I wanted to share. This was the Moon this morning. I stuck an iPhone up to the eyepiece of my scope. [1894x1367]

It's almost the end of Milky Way season, so I spent my evening searching for a new spot in the middle of a tiny town secluded in the Cascades. After spending too much time on Forest Service roads I found this. [OC][5472x3648]

It's awesome to see that exhaust and just think about how much speed and pressure the engines are throwing that gas out to not only hold 733t in the air but accelerate it at an incredible rate.

It's been a wonderful season and r-spaceporn has been very supportive of my habit. For those curious, here is an unedited, straight-from-the-camera shot from the rim of Crater Lake, Oregon. [OC][3648x5472]

It's bloody ace when you can see the hardware in a space photo it really reminds you that the probe is actually there! This is from Rosetta's fly by of Mars.

It's incredibly hard to grasp the magnitude of this photograph. It'll always blow me away that it was ever taken.

It's just not the same...

It's not a glamorous shot... But I still can't stop smiling at the fact that last night, light from another galaxy, thats been traveling undisturbed for the past 23 MILLION years, ended its journey in the lens of my camera.

It's raining diamonds-sulfuric acid.

It's the Earth that's moving!

Italy at night from the ISS by astronaut Tim Peake.

Italy, Alps and Mediterranean from the ISS. The Alps are nothing more than a flat patch from up there. [4928 x 3280]

JPL Travel posters my girlfriend and I framed

JWST Optical Testbed at Ball Aerospace - Used to test the mirror alignment algorithms [1050x750]

JWST getting it's first mirrors covers peeled.

JWST got his 17th mirror placed!. Just one left!!!

Jack Schmitt on Apollo 17's return home [4175x4175]

Jerry Carr and Edward Gibson inside Skylab 4 [2949x1962]

Jerry Ross performing an EVA during STS-110 [3020x1988]

Jet in the Carina Nebula taken with Hubble's WFC3 detector [2439x2908]

John F. Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA: NASA's Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-135) photographed from the WorldView-2 satellite (0.5 meter resolution) on 21 July 2011. [2180 x 2165] [OS]

John Glenn climbs aboard Friendship 7 before becoming the first American to orbit the Earth. Godspeed, John Glenn. [1536x1084]

John Glenn's Memorial

John Glenn, 1921-2016 [1015x1536]

Jovian Moons [1045x597]

June 1965 - Edward White with the first spacewalk for the United States - [2370 x 2379]

Jupiter And Venus

Jupiter Moon Transit, January 24, 2015 captured by NASA's Hubble. [1000x1000]

Jupiter and Io

Jupiter and Io from my backyard last night.

Jupiter and Io transit [1215x1215][OC]

Jupiter and Io, a a montage of New Horizons images taken during the spacecraft's Jupiter flyby in 2007 [2700 x 3600]

Jupiter and moons in the glare of moonlight

Jupiter and moons in the glare of the moonlight [4214x2468]

Jupiter and the Great Red Spot on Friday [1200x1200][OC]

Jupiter as seen in 1879 and 2014. We've come a long way [1299x648]

Jupiter in 1879 and 2014

Jupiter viewed from the bottom look like the iris of an eye [690x690]

Jupiter with Io and Europa [820 x 540] Picture taken by Voyager 1 on Feb. 13, 1979

Jupiter with its 4 Galilean moons [1063 x 476]

Jupiter with my DSLR from my backyard [1476x1476]

Jupiter's Great Red Spot [1600 x 1200]

Jupiter's Moon, Europa, from Galileo [2300x1700]

Jupiter's Rings Revealed

Jupiter's South Pole photographed by the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft [2231 x 2266 pixels; 255 KB]

Jupiter, as seen from Saturn orbit.

Jupiterrise [1228x506]

Jupiterrise by Juno

Jupiter’s North Equatorial Belt

Just Another Milky Way Shot Taken From Death Valley, CA [4928 × 3264]

Just excited about the night sky [OC] [800x1200]

Just got home from a pretty awesome night's worth of astrophotography - taken in Banks Peninsular, Canterbury, New Zealand

Just got home from a successful Aurora Australis hunt at Lake Ellesmere, Canterbury, New Zealand

Just in time for Halloween, the spookiest nebula of all! The Ghost Nebula - VdB 141 [OC] [3326x2504]

Just made a visual representation on how dense and massive Neutron Stars are.

Just moved to Canada from the UK, the five dollar bills are an amazing suprise!

Just two guys chatting about x-wings

Kate Rubins in hand painted spacesuit

Kate Rubins, Anatoly Ivanishin and Takuya Onishi safely landed in Kazakhstan at 11:58 p.m. EDT on Saturday.

Keep exploring, friends!

Kennedy Space Center's Vehicle Assembly Building along with the White Room from launch pad 39-A [1200x800][OC]

Kepler has detected almost 5 Thousand planets here's painting of Kepler's search space

Kepler's Discoveries [3600x2449]

Kevin Gill's visualization of Mars with Earth-like oceans and life [1024x1024]

Kwangmyongsong-4 rocket shortly after take-off, courtesy of Korean Central News Agency [1650x2500] (xpost -r-NorthKoreaPics)

LADEE heads to moon aboard Minotaur V, as seen against the New York skyline from Rockefeller Center [OS] [1050 x 699]

LBN 468 with Gyulbudaghian's Nebula [OC] [3249x2396]

LHA 120 N51 [1502x739]

LHA 120-N11 in the Large Magellanic Cloud [1989 × 1506]

LIRIS on ATV-5[4288X2848]

LK lunar lander [1,149 × 1,761]

LVM3-X-CARE heading for Vehicle Assembly Building to be integrated with upper stage and payload [3727x2480]

Lagoon Nebula aka M8 [OC] [2730 × 2098]

Laika, the first animal to orbit earth, during training, c.1956

Laika, the first animal to orbit the Earth

Laika, the first dog in space, has her capsule built around her. No provisions were made for her return, and she died in orbit. November 3, 1957 [800 × 582]

Lake Eyre - South Australia [2,400 x 1,315]

Lake Mungo - Mungo National Park Australia [OC] [1600X900]

Landed Falcon 9 cores in the SpaceX hangar [3000x2000]

Landed Falcon 9 vs cruise ship

Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite of the milky way galaxy, 3-12-16

Large Moon mosaic I made over the weekend [OC] [4150x2962] (xpost from -r-astrophotography)

Large and small stars in harmonious coexistence in a star forming region of the Large Magellanic Cloud [3877 x 3877]

Large lightning strike on Earth lights up ISS solar panels

Last Proton launch of 2013 [1023x682]

Last Quarter Moon in color. [OC] [1680x2200]

Last night I took my first picture of the Andromeda Galaxy

Last night I took my first picture of the Andromeda Galaxy [OC] [4015x2684]

Last week, I saw Aurora for the first time of my life, Þingvellir, Iceland [2952x1932] [OC].

Last weekend I saw my first ever rocket launch - here's my favorite photo! [1529x2048]

Last weeks Delta IV launch. Taken in Cocoa Beach, FL. [OC] [5184x3456]

Latest image of Pluto

Latest picture from Indian Mars Orbital Mission with Olympus Mons visible in the frame

Launch Pad 39B, John F. Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA: An armed Florida Air National Guard F-15C Eagle fighter jet, assigned to the 125th Fighter Wing, guards NASA's Space Shuttle Endeavour (STS-108). U.S. Air Force TSgt. Shaun Withers took this aerial photo on 29 November 2001. [2000x1312][OS]

Launch of AFSPC-6 aboard a Delta IV Medium+(4,2) rocket. Photo by Michael Seeley - We Report Space. [1999x3000]

Launch of EchoStar XIX seen from the north side of Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Photo by Bill Jelen for We Report Space

Launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the second Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-2) satellite for the U.S. Navy July 9, 2013 [3072 × 2048]

Leaving work I took some pictures of Apollo 19 1st stage. [5248 x 2952]

Let's take a moment to warmly welcome back Cmdr. Scott Kelly who just landed back to Earth after spending 340 days in space! Welcome Back!

Liftoff of ESA's Sentinel 3A on board a Rockot rocket [3500×2333]

Liftoff of OSIRIS-REx! [3640x2910] [OC]

Liftoff of STS-99. February 11th, 2000. [2003 × 2537]

Liftoff of Space Shuttle Atlantis

Liftoff of SpaceX Falcon 9 carrying Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station [1920x1536][OC]

Liftoff of the Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying the NROL-37 payload to orbit. [MIC][OC][1536x1920]

Lightning dances around Apollo 15 on the eve of launch, July 25, 1971 [1632x1322]

Lightning in the center of a cyclone, taken from ISS

Like a fireworks display a young, glittering collection of stars looks like an aerial burst. The nebula, located 20,000 light-years away in the constellation Carina, contains a central cluster of huge, hot stars, called NGC 3603. [3358x2994]

Like being on another planet [OC] [3283x2188]

Little Kachess Lake, WA state. Just before the nearly full moon rose and diluted the sky. [OC][5472x3648]

Living In Space

Long Exposure Photo of tonight's Falcon 9 rocket launch from Cape Canaveral, carrying AsiaSat 6 to Geostationary Transfer Orbit

Long Exposure from the International Space Station: Expedition 31 [1,024 × 681]

Long Exposure of the Milky Way

Long exposure I took of tonight's Atlas V OA-6 launch, shot from Satellite Beach, FL, about 25 miles south of the launchpad.

Long exposure Milky Way photo I took back in August.

Long exposure of Soyuz launch to the ISS

Long exposure of an Atlas V launch on Sept 2, 2012. The Atlas V engines are assembled by United Launch Alliance in Decatur, AL.

Long exposure of launch of SpaceX COTS2+ demonstration mission to ISS [3204x2136]

Long exposure photograph I took of this morning's 1:21am launch of Falcon 9, viewed from Satellite Beach, Florida.

Long exposure picture I took of the Atlas V launch last night (March 12, 2015) in Satellite Beach, Florida. [x-post from -r-nasa]

Long exposure shot of a space shuttle launch [640x960]

Looking Through the Eye of the Universe in Moab, Utah by Ty MacDonald [OC] [722x481]

Looking at a hurricane from the International Space Station

Looking back at the SpaceX CRS-8 launch, April 8, 2016. Remote camera photo from Space Launch Complex 40.

Looking over Pluto [2475x1605]

Lounging on the rocks, Devils Lake, WI [6000 x 4000] [OC]

Lovely shot of Earth From ISS astronaut Sam Cristoforetti [1024x1538]

Lowes had this wrench 3D-printed in space using the newly installed Additive Manufacturing Facility on the ISS

Lt. Col. Gabriel Green and Capt. Zachary Bartoe patrol the airspace in an F-15E Strike Eagle as the Space Shuttle Atlantis launches May 14, 2010, at Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

Lucky photo of a Meteor over New Zealand 4-5-16 (credit in Imgur description)

Lunar Antoniadi crater wall (13,000ft tall), imaged by sideways looking LRO [952×952]

Lunar Eclipse by Yuri Beletsky [1024x550]

Lunar Eclipse image with lots of stars. One image of a coming time lapse sequence. [OC] [4608x3456]

Lunar Soil Shaded from the Sun for Millions of Years (Apollo 16)

M 81-82, 40h exposure. 2000 × 1419

M100 Galaxy [1879x1955]

M31- The Andromeda Galaxy [2048x1538][OS]

M42 - The Orion Nebula [5165x3379] [OC]

M45 Pleiades, often called the Seven Sisters, dusty widefield shot with a Nikon D7000 and Samyang 135mm f2 lens [OC][2048x1305]

M45, The Pleiades [3300x2490]

M5, Globular Cluster [2478x1713][OS][OC]

M63 - The Sunflower Galaxy [1280×1200] Credit: ESA-Hubble & NASA

M64 - 'Black Eye Galaxy' - The Dust around the outside absorbs the light, leaving the inside brighter then it's surroundings.

M66, the largest 'player' of the Leo Triplet [ 3903 x 2702]

MSL launch onboard Atlas V 541. From Cape Canaveral Florida

Machining a Space Shuttle Main Engine injector in 1977

Machining a Space Shuttle Main Engine injector in 1977 [2388 x 3000]

Maginificent photo of the solar eclipse from a plane [1024 x 579]

Magnetic monster NGC 1275 [4633 x 3590]

Magnificent Coronal Mass Ejection Erupts from the Sun (1920x1080)

Making a tool to browse all 500k+ photos of Mars when I discovered this insane shot taken by the Curiosity rover of a Martian dune!

Managed to visit the Lovell Telescope recently, snapped this picture.

Mare Imbrium and Plato [OC]

Marius Crater on Earth's Moon

Mars Curiosity's mast deploy is successful. It is now taking Navcam pictures [1024x1024]

Mars Twilight [14557×4000]

Mars and Saturn from this morning [OC][964 x 420]

Mars as seen by Philae during Rosetta's gravity assist maneuver in 2007 [945x945]

Mars as seen by Rosseta during a gravity assist[2205x2205]

Mars from my backyard in the city [1350x1350][OC]

Mars made an appearance. Lake Tahoe, NV. [1080x1350]

Mars quick facts

Mars rising over a lovely little island on the northern coast of the Olympic Peninsula in WA state. [OC] [3648x5472]

Mars rocks

Mars sand dunes.

Mars' Olympus Mons [960x720]

Mars: Arabia Terra [1500x1000]

Martian Dustdevil Trails As Seen From The HiRise Orbiter [2560x1920]

Martian sand dunes via the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter [2880x1800]

Massive sand dune system in Russell Crater on Mars, measuring kilometers across, captured in this image by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's HiRISE camera. [2048x5673px] • x-post -r-hirise

Massive stars can wreak havoc on their surroundings, as can be seen in this new view of the Carina nebula [6400x6400]

Matt Smith's Milky Way and five planets [2653x900]

Meanwhile on the other side of Mars: Opportunity Rover (MER-B) during mission sol 4332 captures a fantastic image of a Dust Devil.

Meanwhile, in another part of the Solar System, new view of Comet 67P-C-G from a distance of 154 km.

Meet Maggie, the Earth-based copy of the Curiosity rover, used for validation and testing

Melotte 15 - aka the centre of the heart nebula[OC]

Mercury Transit Captured From SDO (AIA) [4096x4096]

Mercury in front of the Sun - May 9. 2016. [OC] (info in comments)

Messier (M)83 Galaxy [6918x4500]

Messier 33 [2048×1365] by Jeff

Messier 78: a reflection nebula in Orion [4000 x 3876]

Messier 78: a reflection nebula in Orion [8679 x 8411]

Messier 82 Galaxy [1920x1080]

Messier 83, a spiral galaxy in the constellation Hydra [4000 x 3335]

Met someone who worked at NASA from 60s-90s. He gave me this coin. I am honored.

Meteor over Mt. Katahdin, Maine captured by NEOC StarCam

Meteor photo bombed my selfie with the Milky Way [OC][1536x1024]

Meteors & Galaxies & Mountains, Oh My! [OC] [David Rabenberg Photography] [2048x1365]

Methane clouds on Titan.

Michael Collins sets things straight

Michael Collins, the astronaut who took this photo, is the only human, alive or dead that isn’t in the frame of this picture, 1969

Mighty Orion is back! The foothills of the Cascades are now sprinkled with snow, meaning we are officially out of Milky Way season. [OC][3583x5472]

Milky Way - You Are Here [2600x1500]

Milky Way Aligned w- the Cliff Drive Fire Watchtower. Keweenaw Peninsula, MI. [6000x4000] [OC]

Milky Way At Kilbear Provincial Park, Canada [OC][3544x5316]

Milky Way Galaxy taken in Central Oregon [6000x4000]

Milky Way Over Wyoming Observatory [OC] [2048x1365]

Milky Way Reflected in Altiplano Bolivia Salt Flats, photographed by Daniel Kordan (1030x687)

Milky Way Self-Portrait [OC] [2253 X 3334 PX]

Milky Way Starscape [4331x2480] Taken by Stéphane Guisard at the Paranal Observatory

Milky Way Through a Derelict Pier in Florida [756x1200]

Milky Way Trails over Switzer Lake, VA. The Lake sits right on the border of some of the darkest skies on the East Coast, and serves as a reservoir to distant cities. [OC][1990x2972]

Milky Way [3130x2089] [OC]

Milky Way and Magellanic Clouds rising over Lake Hume, Australia [OC] [3840x2922]

Milky Way and the Moon from IRAM 30m in Spain [6000 × 3376][OC]

Milky Way as seen over Nebraska at 4 AM this weekend (oc)

Milky Way attempt 2! [OC][5472x3648]

Milky Way from Cherry Plain State Park in Petersburg, New York by Matt Pollock [OS][5796x3864]

Milky Way from Osoyoos, BC [1600x1068]

Milky Way from Slovakia [OC] [2048x1365]

Milky Way from my front yard with two extra galaxies [2000x980] [OC]

Milky Way galaxy over Nitmiluk Nat'l Park, NT, Australia [OC][4896x3264]

Milky Way over Acadia National Park [OC][7134x3062]

Milky Way over Broken Top Mountain near Bend, OR [1779x2400]

Milky Way over Champion Mine, Upper Michigan. [OC] [6000x4000]

Milky Way over Colorado Springs [1367x2048]

Milky Way over Craters of the Moon national monument [4195x1200]

Milky Way over Death Valley National Park [6969x2788][OC]

Milky Way over Devils Tower [1200x800] [David Lane]

Milky Way over Grand Teton National Park [OC] [3016x2013]

Milky Way over Johnson's Shut-in's on Black River - Missouri [OC] [4000x2670]

Milky Way over Joshua Tree, by Luan Baruti [6016 x 4016]

Milky Way over Montana [OC] (2048x1351)

Milky Way over Mt. Hood, Oregon [1109x739]

Milky Way over San Juan [2048x1458] by Jeff Rakaskas

Milky Way over Seneca Rocks, WV [OC][2048x1365]

Milky Way over Slovakia. [14013 x 4716 in comments]

Milky Way over Southern California [OC] [3000 X 4436]

Milky Way over Teapot Lake, Utah [OC], [768 × 960]

Milky Way over a Florida Hammock [OC][2000X1333]

Milky Way over one of Florida's Last Remaining Dark-Sky Beaches [OC][2200X1467]

Milky Way over the Church of the Good Shepherd, New Zealand. [OC][2876x4549]

Milky Way over the Colorado Rockies (Take Two) [OC][1024X629]

Milky Way over the Grampians, Victoria, Australia [3000x1110] [OC]

Milky Way over the Rocky Mountains at 11,000 Feet [OC][2500X1340]

Milky Way over the Saugeen River [OC][1482x1500]

Milky Way over tufas at Mono Lake [OC] [800x1200]

Milky Way reflections over Wonderland Lake in Boulder (with a lot of light pollution). [OC] [3017x4134]

Milky Way rising over a dead tree in Banks Peninsula, New Zealand [OC] [2096 x 2600]

Milky Way season is the best time of the year.

Milky Way seen from Falperras, Portugal [1800 x 1223] (x-post from -r-EarthPorn)

Milky Way setting behind the Double Arch at Arches National Park in Moab, Utah [OC] [5220x2610]

Milky Way widefield [1600x1051] [OC]

Milky Way, lightning, airglow over Kiribati in the central Pacific [4928 × 3280]

Milky way - Desert near the oasis city of Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia [534x800]

Milky way from 16500 feet in the upper Himalaya[1600x1000][OC]

Milky way over Mt. Hood, OR [1600x1066]

Milky way over Tadoussac, Can. [OC] [3958x5929]

Milky way over Yosemite [2049x1000] [OS]

Milky way over the Himalayas

Milkyway as seen from Moraira, Spain [OC] [5472x3648] (More info in comments)

Miltron's Galaxy (NGC 1433) [2048x1536]

Mimas hovers above Saturn's rings

Mimas looks like a golf ball

Minkowski's Butterfly [985x726]

Mir from STS-76 [3287x3219]

Mission commander Gene Cernan standing on the moon with the Earth above. Apollo 17, 1972. [2340 x 2349]

Moon Base, Digital, by Evgeny Kazantsev. [888×1244]

Moon Craters through my Telescope [2203x704] [OC]

Moon close up I just took with a new telescope, anyone have anything they want to see while I'm out here? (besides Uranus)

Moon framed between Earth and Discovery Space Shuttle [3029x3000]

Moon partially blocking the sun [4096x4096]

Moon rising 10 mins ago. Highlands, Scotland. [2000x1153][OC]

Moon shielding Earth from collision with space junk

Moon, Jupiter and Venus

Moonrise over Gran Canaria, as seen from Tenerife.

Moonrise over Gran Canaria, as seen from Tenerife. [OC] [1920x1313]

Moonrise through my Televue. [OC][2000x1333]

Moonwalker Alan Bean performs some acrobatics in the ample space provided by Skylab [2907x1953]

More than 12 years past its designed 90 day mission, Opportunity is STILL running.

Morning Aurora From the Space Station [4928 × 3280]

Morning Sun Seen From the Apollo 7 Spacecraft [1041 x 1050]

Morning stars. One last panorama before dawn from the top of the cliff overlooking Anawhata Beach, Auckland, New Zealand. [2048x650] By Mikey Mack

Mt. Shuksan and the Milky Way, Washington, by Andy Porter [5472 x 3648]

Multiple Exposure of the blood moon a while back. All in camera :) (oc) [4517x3011]

Must be over 13 billion years old to view. This is Titan, one of Saturn's beloved children [1024x1024]

My 2000 Toyota 4 Runner and the milky way in South Big Sur, California. I drove this car across the country and visited 15 national parks. I made it to Maine and back to California.[6000 x 4000] [OC]

My 23 hour exposure of the Pillars of Creation [OC] [2435x1837]

My 2nd attempt at photographing the Ring Nebula last night

My 3rd Year Space Removal Mission

My Best Jupiter so far (10” Dob) [OC]

My First Attempt at Photographing the Supermoon (789 × 795)

My Grandma put this up today

My Jupiter progress over the course of ~ 1 year

My attempt at an authentic supermoon shot - taken this morning from Christchurch, New Zealand, just after sunrise - no resizing, just telephoto lens [2193x2600] [OC]

My attempt at capturing the Super Moon [1770x1770]

My best Saturn yet.

My best widefield shot from the darkest place I've been

My brother 3d printed and painted the Gusev crater (mars).

My camera survived the Delta IV Heavy launch from 200 feet away...

My car and the Milky Way in Big Sur CA [4000x6016] [OC]

My childhood hero.

My closeup photo of today's Atlas V launch of the EchoStar XIX internet satellite.

My dad built an observatory in our backyard and develops these as a hobby. This is the Heart Nebula.

My dad took this Moon picture with his cell phone through a telescope. [960x541]

My farewell salute to the Milky Way this season. (OC) [1364x2048]

My favorite shot from last nights Atlas V - OA-6 mission taken from the pad.

My first (somewhat successful) attempt at photographing the Milky Way

My first astro-photo of the Andromeda Galaxy. I think I'm hooked [OC] [1200x800]

My first attempt at Andromeda, taken with only a DSLR and 70-200mm lens from my backyard in Ottawa, Canada

My first attempt at a Milky Way Pano. - Minnesota [3269 x 1500] [OC]

My first attempt at astrophotography went better than expected [3648x5472] [OC]

My first attempt at catching the Milky Way [OC] [5580x3720]

My first attempt at narrowband imaging. The Crescent Nebula (NGC 6888) [OC] [2934 x 2224]

My first attempt at photo-stacking moon images taken with my Panasonic Lumix FZ-70 (x-post from -r-Pics) [3232x3177] [OC]

My first aurora. Tasmania [OC][4041x2694]

My first ever shot of Andromeda [OC] [2973 x 2458]

My first post post. Milky Way and shooting star over The Grand Tetons, WY in August. [OC] [6000x4000]

My first successful attempt at a panorama of the Milky Way

My first successful panorama of the Milky Way. Thought you guys would enjoy it! (8437x3226)

My friend does a little astrophotography, here is the North Window from Arches National Park. (1080 × 721)

My friend took this beautiful shot [OC]

My grandfather saved a newspaper from when the first astronauts on the moon returned.

My grandfather worked as a contractor for NASA in the 60s. He left me these after he passed away. Figured you guys might appreciate them.

My high resolution Moon mosaic from last night. Stitched together from 60GB of raw data [3000x2904]

My high resolution version of The North America Nebula - taken last night from my backyard [OC][3116x2060]

My large Pleiades mosaic featuring a range of reflection nebulae in Taurus [OC] [5017x3709]

My long exposure photo of the Delta IV rocket launching from Port Canaveral, Florida.

My long exposure photograph of tonight's Atlas V launch of NASA-NOAA's GOES-R weather satellite.

My long exposure photograph of tonight's Delta IV rocket launch

My long exposure photograph of tonight's launch of GOES-R atop an Atlas V rocket. [1500x1000][OC]

My most detailed Milky Way shot yet! Porteau Cove Provincial Park, BC [OC] [1440x943]

My new toy (10' Skywatcher Newtonian) [3234x4950] [OC]

My photo of the last Falcon 9 launch and RTLS landing. SpaceX will attempt an RTLS landing at 'Landing Zone 1' at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station again this Monday morning.

My photo of today's 2:13pm Atlas V launch of the EchoStar XIX internet satellite.

My ridiculously large mosaic of the California Nebula - [OC] [6375 x 9044]

My sister painted Jupiter's storm for me. I'm blown away.

My sound triggered camera survived the wrath of a Delta IV rocket launch from ~50 yards away.

My stepdad (who's a pilot) had Buzz Aldrin on his flight yesterday!

My summer work: NGC 7000 in narrowband [3840 x 2610]

My take at yesterday's supermoon [4082×2712]

My take on tonight's supermoon from Auburn, Alabama [2646x2646][OC]

NASA Astronaut Ed White performing the first American spacewalk, 1965. He holds a HHMU or 'maneuvering gun', which shoots oxygen to propel the astronaut. [4074 x 4095][OS] photo: NASA

NASA Curiosity Mars Rover Checks Odd-looking Iron Meteorite

NASA DSCOVR EPIC: Moon crossing [974x974]

NASA Launched a GIPHY Page and It's Glorious

NASA SLA Illustration of Expanded View of the Block IB Configuration

NASA astronaut Andrew Feustel is pictured during the STS-134 mission's third space walk [4288 × 2848]

NASA camera captures Moon crossing face of Earth [GIF]

NASA exposes first ever footage of a blue sunset on Mars [615 × 346]

NASA got this amazing shot of a solar flare [1,793×2,409]

NASA just released images from Cassini's new closer orbit around Saturn [1024x1024]

NASA let me play guitar in their loud speaker room!!! (The Large Reverberant Acoustic Test Facility)

NASA let me vacuum the world's largest vacuum chamber!

NASA probe spies giant hurricane on Saturn [2500×1876]

NASA released a new high-resolution earthrise image, captured by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

NASA released new high resolution footage of a mountain on Pluto called 'Wright Mons' [2939 x 1659]

NASA retro space age art: The Toroidal Colony. Elysium (the movie) must have been influenced by this artwork.

NASA's Advanced Plant Habitat: a fully automated grow house that contains 180 sensors and artificial red, green and blue LED lighting. The habitat, which is scheduled to be delivered to the ISS in 2017, will initially grow Arabidopsis seeds, small flowering plants related to cabbage and mustard.

NASA's Great Observatories composite of the central Milky Way [6000 x 3000]

NASA's Orion Spacecraft, launching atop the SLS in 2018, was unveiled today at Kennedy Space Center

NASA's instructions on how to attach the Space Shuttle to a 747 carrier aircraft

NASA's planned missions through 2030

NASA's three WB-57s flying over foggy downtown Houston, Texas [OS] [1041×695] Credit: NASA-Robert Markowitz

NASA’s Valkyrie Humanoid, AKA R5.

NEAR-Shoemaker - The first spacecraft to touch down on an asteroid [449x593]

NGC 1132 in visible and X-Ray [3864 x 3767]

NGC 1291 viewed by Spitzer [1188x1188]

NGC 1381 & Friends from last night [2560x1753]

NGC 1381 and a whole bunch of friends :)

NGC 1499 - California Nebula [5319x3546]

NGC 2014 and NGC 2020 - Two very different glowing gas clouds in the Large Magellanic Cloud [3418 x 3418]

NGC 2070 - The Tarantula Nebula [3368 x 2692]

NGC 2070 Narrowband - The Tarantula Nebula [1894x1223]

NGC 3256 - the relict of a collision of two separate galaxies that took place in a distant past [3640 x 3640]

NGC 3582 Nebula[960×676]

NGC 3603 [1280x1141]

NGC 6334 - The Cat's Paw Nebula [1824 x 1460]

NGC 6357 [960×1546]

NGC 6791: full Hubble ACS field [4000 x 2319]

NGC 7635: The Bubble Nebula [APOD]

NGC2903, Barred Spiral Galaxy in Leo [OC][2096x1408]

NGC4216 and Friends [2952x1980][OS][OC]

NGC5033 - Spiral Galaxy [OC][3072x2073]

NGC6960, Veil Nebula [2502x1564]

Navy divers practicing Orion recovery.

Nebula NGC 3603 [1280 x 1286]

Neil A. Armstrong greeted by his son Mark upon his return from the Moon while still in the Mobile Quarantine Facility. The three Apollo 11 astronauts were confined for 21 days to prevent the spread of any contagions from the Moon. (27 July, 1969)

Neil Armstrong (1930-2012) is photographed inside the Eagle just minutes after becoming the first person to walk on the Moon (xpost r-space) [1920x1080]

Neil Armstrong and David Scott sit in their Gemini 8 capsule during recovery operations after an abort from orbit [2722x2722]

Neil Armstrong's left extravehicular glove with sewn-on cuff checklist itemizing his duties as LMP Commander once on the surface of the moon.

Neil Armstrong, Mike Collins and Buzz Aldrin with the Saturn V rocket that would take them to the moon in the background, Cape Canaveral, Florida, July 1969. [2026x1362]

Neptune Full Disk [1,000 x 1,000]

Neptune's South Pole [1080×1080]

New Image of Saturn, taken by Cassini

New Mars photo from India's Mars Orbiter Mission [1880x1976]

New Zealand as seen from space.

New amazing Curiosity selfie on a sand dune [3454 x 3686]

New amazing views of the north polar hexagon and myriad storms of Saturn [1016x1016]

New geological survey of Mars!

New gif of Ceres rotating!

New high-resolution color image of Schiaparelli's crash site on Mars

New high-resolution images (410 meters-pixel) of bright spots on Ceres, taken by Dawn at 4,400km from surface [1024x1024]

New image of Saturn's hexagonal polar storms

New image of the Earth's full sunlit side, showing Africa and Eurasia

New massive image from NASA's Spitzer of the galaxy. It consists of more than 2 million snapshots taken in infrared light over 10 years, beginning in 2003 when Spitzer launched. Link to full size image and article in comments. [OS][3000x1377]

New photo of earth with the moon in the background taken by Chang'e 5-T1

New picture of Mercury by Messenger Spacecraft [1020x1024]

New self-portrait from Curiosity. [8510x12204]

New space bat? Some unfortunate critter caught near the bottom of last night's Ariane 5 launch [2,480px × 3,508px]

New view of the Pillars of Creation - infrared[3249X3045]

Newest Pluto picture! “The last, best look that anyone will have of Pluto’s far side for decades to come.”

Next stop mars

Next time your car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, check out the sky

Nicholas Patrick installs the ISS cupola, STS-130, 2010 [3072x2033]

Night at Hunters Head - Acadia Nat'l Park [1536x960] [OC]

Night at the Boneyard [OC][2000X1069]

Night landings are the best

Night pulls its veil over Earth, and she shines like the stars. From astronaut Scott Kelly. [1023x681]

Night sky in Kaikoura, New Zealand [OC] [1000x1500]

Night time Falcon 9 launch on 14 August 2016. Long exposure photo with star trails by Michael Seeley of We Report Space

Nighttime view of the Netherlands taken by André Kuipers from the ISS[1024x679]

Nine planet wallpaper - Triple screen [5760x1200]

Nipple of Mars [7165 x 2584]

North Korea as seen from the ISS - Clearly Outlined by Its Own Darkness

North Korea as seen from the International Space Station, taken by Astronaut Scott Kelly [599x399]

Northern Lights - Taken by a member of the ISS Crew [850x567]

Northern Lights from Russia

Northern Lights from the ISS.

Not sure how Reddit feels about Star Trails because I rarely see them. This was one of my early attempts; four hours worth of shooting totally worth it. [OC][1365x2048]

Now that I live alone, I can do what I want - Poster-size NASA travel ads! Thank you, NASA, for making these amazing images (plus everything else you do).

Nozzle heating up from the new Space X Falcon 9 launch video

Occultation of Venus by the Moon. 12-7-2015, Los Angeles, CA

Official portrait of Gordon Cooper while wearing the Mercury spacesuit. [1043x1836] (xpost -r-TechnologyPorn)

Olympus Mons overlaid on Arizona [600 x 600]

On Apollo 12 and later Apollo missions, the scientific experiments were powered by Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTG). Here we see astronaut Alan Bean, Apollo 12 lunar module pilot, transferring 3.8 kilograms (8.4 lb) of plutonium-238 from the lunar module to the RTG. (1969) [4000 x 4164]

On December 15, 1965 Wally Schirra maneuvered the Gemini 6 spacecraft within 1 foot (30 cm) of its sister craft Gemini 7. The spacecraft were not equipped to dock with each other, but maintained station-keeping for more than 20 minutes. [1963x2048]

On July 17, 1975, the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project was successfully carried when an American and a Soviet spacecraft docked in LEO. After their famous handshake, the crew members assembled this commemorative plaque written in both Russian and English.

On March 18, 1965, Alexey Leonov stepped outside of Voskhod-2 to begin the world's first spacewalk. Once in space, his suit over-inflated, making it too big and stiff to re-enter the airlock. He had to use a valve to slowly depressurize his suit until it was small enough to squeeze back in.

On May 30th Mars is going to be at its closest point to earth for the next two years.

On This Day, 50 Years ago.

On its 24th anniversary, Hubble snapped this awesome infrared-light portrait of the Monkey Head Nebula [1860 x 1860]

On my last night of shooting the Milky Way this season, I tried doing a vertical panorama given the angle of our galaxy. Here is the result. [OC][1677x3096]

On the anniversary of the Challenger disaster, a photo of Christa McAuliffe. American hero & great lady.

On the other side of Puget Sound sits the Olympic mountains, every bit as fun as the Cascades. Here, at Lake Quinault, the sky is an inky black, perturbed only by the fantastic light show above (and the darn lodge). [OC][5095x5643]

On this day, sky was no longer a limit. On 12 April 1961, first human left the earth and visited the cosmos.

One Second Before Sunset

One can never have enough of the magnificent Saturn V launch shots. Liftoff of Apollo 15 mission on July 26, 1971, from Cape Canaveral [2400x3000]

One million Earths: A visual representation of how many Earths could fit inside the sun.

One of Curiosity's wheels

One of the best views yet of nearby spiral galaxy Messier 106 [7910x6178]

One of the clearest Milky Way's I have ever seen was in the middle of The Atlantic. Somehow, I convinced the aboard our ship to turn some of the lights off one night so I could capture it. [1365x2048][OC]

One of the coolest Shuttle launch photos i've come across [523X777]

One of the most awe-inspiring photos I've ever seen: Europa photographed in front of the Great Red Spot on Jupiter

One of the most beautiful pictures I've ever seen (Chile) [1400:482]

One of the old churches of Sajama National Park under a clear night sky on the Bolivian Altiplano [1600x1068] Photo by Daniel Kordan

Only 70 miles from Seattle, atop the Cascades just past the Snoqualmie Summit, lies Lake Easton. The skies are dark enough to reveal the details of our own Milky Way. [OC][3648x5472]

Opening a can of mixed nuts in space

Opportunity's tracks on Mars' surface and a martian dust devil [985 x 989]

Orbital ATK's Cygnus cargo craft is seen from the Cupola module windows aboard the International Space Station on Oct. 23, 2016. [4928 x 3280]

Orbital Science's Cygnus cargo vehicle approaches ISS from below on September 29, 2013 [4288x2848]

Orbital Sunrise [4288 × 2848]

Orion EFT-1 Launch

Orion Exploration Flight Test [5055x3017]

Orion MST Rollback in Preparation for Launch

Orion Nebula HDR in Hubble Palette [3326x2504]

Orion Nebula M42 | by Dimitri Goderdzishvili.

Orion Nebula M42 | by Dimitri Goderdzishvili. [2758x2208]

Orion Nebula from my Backyard in the City [1691x2302][OC]

Orion Rising [1920x1280]

Orion Spring

Orion encased in her shroud atop a Delta IV Heavy for EFT-1 at sunrise, via NASA TV [1280x955]

Orion in miniature [3939 x 2955]

Orion's Belt [1509x935]

Orion's Belt-Sword [5000x2800]

Orion's Nebula with a DSLR [OC][4213 x 2950]

Orion, Running Man, Horsehead, and Flame Nebula at 200mm focal length [OC][2048x1375]

Orion, lying in a sea of stars and covered by a blanket of clouds

Orion-Delta IV-Heavy On Its Launchpad This Morning [3971 x 3236]

Orions nebula taken from the desert outside of Phoenix. 2 hours worth of exposures, look at that beautiful space dust [OC][4962x3276]

Osuga Valles on Mars created by catastrophic flooding and fast-flowing water - Mars Express, 2013 Dec 7 [1920x924]

Our best views of Pluto's moon Charon over the years (1930, 1978, and 2015) [OC][1400x760]

Our closest star..., an image taken from my backyard

Our one and only natural satellite [OC] [ 1920 X 1280 ]

Out in the rolling wheat fields of the Palouse near the Idaho border, I only had to walk a few hundred feet to uncover our galaxy. [OC][5472x3648]

Outdoor test of the solar panels on Mariner Mars proof-test model, JPL, 1964.

Outside the International Space Station [2957x1968]

Overhead View of Atlantis Stack Rollover [1746x1947]

Overlapping Galaxies NGC 3314 by Hubble Space Telescope [1280x1144]

Overlapping galaxies NGC 3314 [3276 x 2928]

Pad during Soyuz liftoff [991x1116](x-post from -r-space)

Painting I just finished of The Pillars of Creation (2372 x 1564)

Panorama of M82 & M81 taken from my observatory [2000x946] [OC]

Panorama on the Moon during the Apollo 17 mission

Panoramic of the Moon's Surface by Chang'e 3 [4940x800]

Paris at night; it's like a giant grid, image from ISS [1000x1500]

Path to the Stars [5184x3228][OC]

Payson Arizona seen from the Mogillion Rim at 1 AM [3510X5472] [OC]

Peculiar rock on the Moon

Peeking into Discovery's flight deck [2955x1969][OC]

Pegasus launch on Monday!

Penumbral lunar eclipse, 2016 September 16 [OC] [1920x1280]

Pepacton Reservoir is one of the darkest areas of the tri-state area. By contrast the city is serves is one of the brightest; New York. [OC][2048x1365]

Perhaps the most analog appearance to Jupiter on Earth - Sandstorm over the Sahara

Perhaps the most impressive image taken by the Cassini spacecraft.

Perigee Moon & Apogee Moon

Perseid Meteor, the Milky Way and my GF [2000x2997] [OC]

Perseus A Galaxy (NGC 1275) [2048x1536]

Pete Conrad and Dick Gordon all suited up and ready to board Gemini 11 [5741x3929]

Peter Wisoff EVA during STS-57, 1993 [3000x3011]

Philae's view of the cliffs at Abydos on Chury. Those are rocks of a friggin comet! I can still hardly believe it. [2730 x 1596]

Phobos over Mars

Phobos, as seen from Mars [1304x1630]

Photo I took of the most recent SpaceX rocket clearing the treetops at Cape Canaveral

Photo of Curiosity's wheel taken on Sol 842 (19-12) by MAHLI.

Photo of Expedition 49 landing

Photo of last week's Vega launch showing the rocket blaze a trail over the Guiana Space Center and the surrounding jungle [2048×1475]

Photograph of Earth below Saturn's rings taken by the Cassini spacecraft (xpost from r-inspirationscience)

Photograph of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Kounotori H-II Transfer Vehicle as it approached the ISS on Dec. 12, 2016. The un-piloted cargo spacecraft is loaded with more than 4.5 tons of supplies, water, spare parts and experiment hardware for the six-person station crew.

Photographer Justin Ng captured this amazing image of an Eta Aquarid meteor over Mount Bromo, East Java, Indonesia on May 5th 2013 (x-post from -r-pics) [703x469]

Picture from the suburbs in Toronto, Canada during and after a major power outage in 2003.

Picture of the Milky Way I took with just my camera and a tripod!

Picture of the moon I took in November, accidentally left the flash on and my telescope made a cool glitch. [5,184x3,456] [OC]

Picture of the moon shot through regular binoculars with an iPhone 7 Plus last night.

Pictures of the surface of Venus by the soviets in the 70's [998x500]

Pictures of the surface of venus by the soviets in the 70's (x-post r-pics) [998x500]

Pigeon Point Lighthouse and the Milky Way [OC] [4000x6000]

Pillars of Creation 1995 and 2015 [2048 x 1536]

Pillars of Creation surrounded by stars Xpost from -r-spaceporn and -r-pics

Plane flew over as I took a shot of the Ring Nebula

Planet collision simulation

Planetary Nebula NGC6781 [1660x1124][OS]

Planetary conjunction between Jupiter Venus and Mercury seen this week [4368x2912]

Playing with my new equipment, managed to capture this galaxy

Pluto Backlit Panorama [3420x1460]

Pluto Backlit, showing Its Atmosphere [780x438]

Pluto Weather Forecast

Pluto [1000 x 1000]

Pluto as seen by the Hubble vs. New Horizons

Pluto's Blue Sky

Pluto's eclipse with Solar System and stars in the background (raw LORRI image) [1024x1024]

Pluto's mile-high 'dragon scales'

Pluto's moon Charon. 1978 vs 2015

Pluto, From The Surface Of Charon [1116x1116] [OC]

Pointed my telescope and camera at the Heart Nebula and opened the shutter for 1 hour, this is what I got. [OC][3352x2532]

Polish Space Agency (POLSA) unveiled their new logo

Porpoise or penguin? Galaxy NGC 2936 [3368 × 4426]

Portrait of a Dramatic Stellar Crib [4000 x 3994]

Poster illustrates every orbiter, lander, rover, flyby, and impactor that completed its mission and shows each trajectory.

Prawn Nebula, IC 4628, located around 6000 light-years from Earth

Pre-flight x-ray image of Neil Armstrong's moon boots taken on July 7, 1969. NASA x-rayed everything the astronauts wore in order to verify that there were no sharp objects embedded in the cloth that could puncture the pressure suit.

Probably the prettiest picture of Saturn ever taken by Cassini. Earth can be seen just underneatht the right side of the rings.

Processed image of Pluto based on principal component analysis technique [1800x1000]

Proton being readied for launch [3032x2000]

Quadruple Saturn moon transit [1280x1280]

Radar Image of Skull Shaped Asteroid Passing earth today

Radar imaging of Dark Comet P-2016 BA14 passing 2.2 million miles from Earth [718x404]

Radio Galaxy Centaurus A [4000 x 3997]

Rare image of the soviet space shuttle Buran when it's name was 'Baikal'

Rarely seen icy landscape of Mars [2880x1800]

Raucous stellar breeding ground in 30 Doradus, located in the heart of the Tarantula nebula. [4000 x 3200]

Raw image, recently taken by Cassini, of swirling, contrasting clouds in Saturn's atmosphere (July 2016)

Re-entry of satellite Hayabusa [1600x556]

Realistic rendering of a supermassive black hole & accretion disk for Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' [1800x1200]

Redmill [OC] 4320x6480 Taken in Sth East QLD, Australia

Remote camera photo of yesterday's Delta IV Heavy liftoff at Space Launch Complex 37B, Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Rendering of Enceladus

Reprocessed my moonrise shot from last year [x-post landscapeastro]

Retouched image of space shuttle tank falling toward earth

Reunited after 19 years at its final resting place at the Udvar-Hazy Center. I saw this beauty launch for STS-85 in 1997 and I will never forget it.

Rho Ophiuchi Cloud Complex [2633x3110]

Rick Sturckow, commander of STS-128, gives a thumbs up through the cockpit window of Discovery [4288x2929]

Rima Ariadaeus, a fault graben, is a telltale sign of the Moon's tectonically active past.

Rocket & Star Trails over Port Canaveral, Florida (Delta IV Medium+ WGS-8 launch on Dec. 7, 2016) [OC][1920x1536]

Rocket launches at sunset or sunrise produce a light show known as twilight phenomena.

Rocketdyne F-1 Rocket Engine Test Stand at Edwards Air Force Base [2230 x 3000]

Rockets of the World circa 2025

Ronald and Nancy Reagan inspect Columbia following its Independence Day landing, 1982

Rosetta is now less than 234 km away from its Comet

Rosetta mission selfie at 16 km-10 miles of comet Churyumov–Gerasimenko [1024×1024]

Rosetta's solar panel in the foreground as comet 67P-C-G looms in the background [945x945]

Rosetta's triangular orbit about comet 67P.

Rosetta's view from 16 km above the surface of Comet 67P

Rosette Nebula [2048x1550][OS][OC]

Rosette Nebula in narrowband - [OC] [6652 x 5008]

Round-horizon selfie of Curiosity [6000 x 6000]

Running Man Nebula [1402 x 1400]

Running Man Nebula through my Telescope [2697x2655] [OC]

Rural Colorado Night Skies [OC][2048x1048]

Russia's new Angara-5 heavy lift rocket rolling out for launch on Dec 25 (xpost -r-space) [591x395]

Russian Pictures of Venus from 1970 [998x500]

Russian Search and Rescue teams arrive at the Soyuz TMA-20M spacecraft shortly after its landing [2048x1033]

Russian capsule in the British Science Museum looks damn cool.

Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin entering his Orlan spacesuit before a spacewalk [4288 x 2848]

SATURN V. The grandest of all vehicles of human history by Valentin Winkelmann [1920x2453]

SH2-308 - A Faint Bubble Nebula [1600x1359]

STS 132 Space Shuttle Atlantis launches from KSC [3424x2739]

STS-09 Columbia passes into a brilliant sunrise scene on Nov. 28, 1983

STS-104 Mission Specialist Michael Gernhardt performs a Station spacewalk [2984 × 1984]

STS-119 Launching [2356x3000]

STS-130 seen from ISS [4288X2848]

STS-135 Releasing its Main Parachute [3769 x 2513]

STS-31 Lifts Off In 1990, Carrying The Hubble Space Telescope

STS-31 Lifts Off In 1990, Carrying The Hubble Space Telescope (Taken from -r-space) [1130x1920]

STS-41D Launch.

STS-41D launch (xpost from -r-space) [4096x4096]

STS-7 Shuttle Challenger Viewed From SPAS-1 Satellite 1983

STS-78 and its primary payload, the Life and Microgravity Spacelab. June, 1996. [1041 x 1028]

Sagittarius aka The Teapot [3648x5472 ]

Sahara Desert From the Space Station's EarthKAM [4312 x 2868]

Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, performing a number of functions simultaneously while floating freely on the flight deck of the Challenger Space Shuttle.

Sam Cristoforetti - 'My 100th day in space!' [1024×1536]

Sat on my dock tonight waving to the Space Station astronauts zipping by[OC][1200x800]

Satellite imagery of Tianjin explosion

Satellites for Sale - Astronaut Dale A. Gardner during EVA [1536x1016]

Saturday's eclipse captured at dawn [OC] [2403x3600]

Saturn 's Rings in Visible Light, image from NASA Hubble. (2150x1000)

Saturn 1B Production Line [3000x1967]

Saturn 1c in VAB (1282x1645)

Saturn Appearing From Behind The Moon

Saturn In Kerbal Space Program (3940x2160)

Saturn V (Apollo 4) the night before launch: November 8, 1967

Saturn V Launches [1024x550]

Saturn V and exhaust plume

Saturn V final stage rockets. [2916x1944]

Saturn V first stage being lifted onto test stand at Stennis Space Center. January 1, 1967. [2400x3000]

Saturn V rocket stage on its way to be displayed at the INFINITY Science Center.

Saturn V rockets being manufactured [1200x950]

Saturn V with Skylab, 1972 [2880x900]

Saturn V – The rocket that sent us to the Moon

Saturn With My DSLR From My Backyard [1350x1350][OC]

Saturn and Titan reflect their true colors. [1024x768]

Saturn as seen by the Cassini spacecraft [1024x1024]

Saturn at Equinox - a magnificent 75 frame mosaic [7227x3847]

Saturn eclipses the Sun, seen from the Cassini Orbiter, 15.Sept.2006

Saturn from my Backyard [782x782][OC]

Saturn latest hexagon poles by Cassini! Stunning

Saturn on June 4th with Titan, Rhea, Tethys and Dione [640 x 480] [OC]

Saturn taken from my backyard with a telescope and a dslr

Saturn's Hexagon

Saturn's Moon Dione Crossing the Planet

Saturn's Moon, Enceladus [4147×2333]

Saturn's North Pole, image taken by the Cassini spacecraft - [1024x1024]

Saturn's Rings [2150x1000]

Saturn's Southern Aurora, taken 18-10-2013 [OS][1024×576]

Saturn's Weird Hexagon Storm - collage of images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft with four different spectral filters (link in comment)

Saturn's hexagon in motion

Saturn's hexagonal north pole

Saturn's icy moon Mimas seems dwarfed by the planet's enormous rings

Saturn's moon Mimas... wait. That's no moon! [650x650]

Saturn's moon Rhea taken by Cassini

Saturn's moons Tethys and Janus

Saturn's multicolored cloudscape [1009x1009]

Saturn's north pole hexagon. [991x812]

Saturn's rings behind the moon Dione

Saturn's rings, named in the order of their discovery

Saturnian Hexagon Collage. This collage of images from NASA Cassini spacecraft shows Saturn northern hemisphere and rings as viewed with four different spectral filters; each is sensitive to different wavelengths of light and reveals clouds and hazes at different altitudes.

Saw the SpaceX barge on my way out of port

Saw the launch of the SpaceX satellite from my flight

Saw this in NASA's human centrifuge room

Saw this on my walk today :-)

Say howdy to your neighbor every now and then. Andromeda [3000 x 1971]

Scientists see Pluto in detail for the very first time- July 13th, 2015

Scored a sweet Juno sticker at a presentation in Boulder

Scott Kelly in the Soyuz simulator, training for his 1-year mission to the ISS. [4401x3281]

Scott Kelly performs an EVA outside the ISS during his year long mission [3942x2624]

Scott Kelly tweeted this

Sculpted sand ripples on Mars [3339 × 400]

Second attempt at an iridium flare, NZ. [5472x3648]

Second time I'm excited buying stamps

Self portrait with the Milky Way at Assateague Island National Seashore in Maryland [2889x3611][OC]

Sentinel-1A's solar array before-after being impacted by space particle (Details inside) [2048×1024]

Sentinel-2 catches eye of algal storm

September 2012: the space shuttle Endeavour being carried by a 747 over Los Angeles

Settling in for the night on a sail boat, under a canopy of stars on Lake Tahoe [oc][2048x1366] x-post -r-space

Shadow of Saturn, taken by Cassini

She may be getting old, but Endeavour is still beautiful.

Ship tracks in the Northern Pacific, visible from space [1920 × 1080]

Shooting Star caught on Telephoto - Yosemite [OC] [1920x2400]

Shooting a laser toward the moon

Shooting a total solar Eclipse from the Indonesian island of Tidore [8000x6000]

Shooting the Milky Way at Bass Harbor Lighthouse in Acadia National Park is not easy but can be done

Shot I took of the Space Shuttle external tank cruising down the street

Shot of the Orion Nebula I took with my DSLR

Shuttle Endeavor docked to the ISS captured from an undocked Soyuz in May 2011

Shuttle Love [2591 x 1935]

Shuttle mate-demate facility at Edwards, California [3030x2372]

Shuttle's Solid Rocket Booster in water [1536x2048]

Silhouette of the space shuttle Endeavour [6048x4032]

Simeis 147 - The Spaghetti Nebula [2873x2146]

Since the sun is also moving, this is a better representation of how the planets revolve around the sun.

Single Room School House in Strong City, KS [5232 x 3504][OC]

Sitting under the Apollo test site, looking at the Orion test site.

Sitting, waiting, wishing [OC]1055x2048, taken sth east qld, australia

Six years ago, astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope discovered a ghostly ring of dark matter that formed long ago during a titanic collision between two massive galaxy clusters. The ring's discovery is among the strongest evidence yet that dark matter exists. [3921x3921]

Size Comparison - Comet 67P in a City [2048x1536] [OC]

Size of the European Extremely Large Telescope (first light planned for 2024) compared to the Very Large Telescope and the Colosseum

Sky over western Lithuania [665x1000] photo by Mindaugas Riauka

Skylab 1 Saturn V and Skylab 2 Saturn 1B at LC-39 [1582×1338]

Skylab 2 launches from Cape Canaveral (May 25, 1973).

Skylab after Skylab 3 undocked. (3798x3798)

Skylab as seen from the Command Module of Skylab 3 [3000x3000]

Sleeping in microgravity environment [Spaceshuttle mission STS-8, 1983]

Slept under stars last night and captured part of the Cygnus constellation

Small town lights bleeding into the Milky Way in a sleepy pocket of dark sky in the Cascades. [OC] 4921x3281

Smoke ring for a halo - star system 'DI Cha' [945 × 1248]

Snapped the Aurora over British Columbia this weekend, never seen a pattern like this before

So I took this the other night...

So I tried to capture the night sky recently but was disappointed by the light pollution. At first.

So this just happened near Cape Canaveral...

Solar Corona shot from the Marshall Islands (album in comments) [900x597]

Solar System

Solar System planets in comparison to the Sun and other famous stars

Solar flare I caught through a telescope yesterday

Solid Rocket Booster

Some Kansas Love - The Milky Way over Lakin, KS [1335x2000] [OC]

Some geostationary satellites I photographed last night

Some interesting facts about Mars

Some things we could see in last month's shot of the Milky Way

Somebody please reset :(

Sound suppression system at the NASA Kennedy Space Center

South Africa by astronaut Tim Peake.

South Island of New Zealand.. 0 light pollution. [960x637]

Southwestern Space [1200x400]

Soviet Soyuz spacecraft as seen from the Apollo command module during the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, 1975 [4084x4164]

Soviet Space Shuttle found abandoned in its metal sarcophagus at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Kazakhstan. [MIC]. [800×533].

Soviet prototype orbital weapons platform Polyus on Energia booster [800px × 1,418px]

Soviet-era space shuttles left behind at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan [2060×1375] Photographed by David de Rueda

Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome with Expedition 50 crewmembers. November 18, 2016.

Soyuz TMA-18M launches to the International Space Station on September 2, 2015 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan [2336 × 1781]

Space Center Houston let me shoot inside their Skylab exhibit!

Space Shuttle Atlantis

Space Shuttle Atlantis [736 x 2760]

Space Shuttle Atlantis [xpost from -r-space] [736x981]

Space Shuttle Atlantis rollout 2006

Space Shuttle Discovery (Mission STS-85) launching from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in 1997 [2409 x 3000]

Space Shuttle Discovery Launch in 1984

Space Shuttle Discovery Launch in 1984 [942x942]

Space Shuttle Discovery [1920x1200]

Space Shuttle Discovery launches on STS-64 [4197x4197]

Space Shuttle Discovery posing for a great wallpaper.

Space Shuttle Discovery’s STS-114 mission launches on the first Return to Flight mission since the loss of Space Shuttle Columbia on February 1, 2003 [2004x3000]

Space Shuttle Endeavor

Space Shuttle Endeavour OV-105 Over Earth [2486x1692]

Space Shuttle Endeavour STS-130 launches into orbit - by James Vernacotola [1009x768]

Space Shuttle External Tank Falling Toward Earth [3032x2064]

Space Shuttle Launch Into Space

Space Shuttle as seen from the International Space Station. [4288 x 2848]

Space Shuttle hold down post nuts that are split by explosive bolts to free the shuttle to liftoff from the pad

Space Shuttle wind tunnel test using electron beam

Space Shuttle wind tunnel test using electron beam [3000 x 2400]

Space Shuttles Enterprise and Discovery side by side [2136x1424]

Space Station Over the Ionian Sea (3032 x 2064)

Space Suit Typology [3000x1046]

Space budgets as a percentage of GDP by country.

Space is simply mystifying. The Crab Nebula [449x450]

Space shuttle Atlantis silhouette during solar transit.

Space shuttle challenger slowly makes its way through the fog to the launch pad, Nov 30 1982

Space shuttle cutaway (xpost from -r-space) [3000x1367]

SpaceX - 2002

SpaceX CRS-3 Dragon flies beneath the ISS, over the Dubai Coastline. [4256x2832]

SpaceX CRS-3 Falcon 9 [2000x3000]

SpaceX CRS-6 liftoff as seen from the NASA Causeway [OC] [3436x2749]

SpaceX Falcon 9 - Dragon for CRS-3. Those landing legs.. [3000x2000]

SpaceX Falcon 9 Minimalistic 1920x1080 Desktop

SpaceX Falcon 9 launch & landing at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, December 21, 2015.

SpaceX Falcon 9 with AsiaSat 8 installed [3917x2111]

SpaceX hangar with 4 landed Falcons inside.

SpaceX has renamed their Launch Control Center in Cape Canaveral, in light of their recent landing successes

SpaceX launches Thaicom 8 atop a Falcon 9 rocket [OC][3711x2474]

SpaceX's Dragon 2 performs a pad abort test, 2015 [3000x2000] [OS]

SpaceX's Dragon cargo ship arrives at the International Space Station, September 23rd 2014. German astronaut Alexander Gerst used the space station's robotic arm to grab the capsule with help from NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman [1280x850]

SpaceX's Dragon's first passenger, a wheel of cheese. (2010)

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launches and lands in this single, 8 minute exposure. [2655x3983]

SpaceX's first Dragon to arrive at ISS, captured by the SSRMS [4256x2832]

SpaceX's last Falcon 9 v1.1 lifts off through the thick California fog carrying the JASON-3 satellite, as edited by -u-vaporcobra [3887x2422]

Spacecraft orbiting Mars.

Spectators watch from Cocoa Beach as Alan Shepard blasts off in his Freedom 7 Mercury capsule from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (May 5, 1961). He flew a suborbital trajectory lasting 15 minutes and 22 seconds, becoming the first American to fly into space.

Spent Apollo 17 S-IVB rocket stage, shortly after LEM extraction. (taken from -r-space) [1968x1664]

Spiral Galaxy ESO 137-001 [3460 × 2366]

Spiral Galaxy NGC 1097 [2296 x 2592]

Spiral Galaxy NGC891 [3888x2584][OS][OC]

Spiral Galaxy, Messier 66 [3903 x 2702]

Spiral galaxy IC 5201 taken by the Hubble [1280 x 1322]

Spiral galaxy NGC 4911 in the Coma Cluster [3765 x 3261]

Spiral galaxy NGC891 [1580 × 1580]

Spires of ice on Jupiter's moon Callisto

Spittin' tree [OC] 6114x3698 taken sth east qld, Australia

Split tree [OC] 4320x5628. Taken on a small dirt road in sth east qld, Australia

Spouting geyser in Nevada with the Milky Way in the background [449x601]

Sprites over Red Willow County, Nebraska [4928 x 3264]

Star Hen 2-427 — more commonly known as WR 124 — and the nebula M1-67 which surrounds it, found in the constellation of Sagittarius; ESA-Hubble & NASA, Judy Schmidt [2048 x 1536]

Star Trails Over The Florida Everglades

Star Trails from St Fillans', Scotland [4608 x 2592] [OC]

Star cluster NGC 6193 and Nebula NGC 6188 [1280x1374]

Star forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud [3877 × 2482]

Star-forming Region RCW 108 in Ara [4000 x 3823]

Star-forming Region RCW 108 in Ara [8330 x 7961]

Star-forming region 'Gum 29' [3000 x 2000]

Star-forming region nebula NGC 346 [1240 × 1324]

Stargazing From the International Space Station

Stargazing From the International Space Station [1041x693]

Starry Night, Telescopes Dream! [1599x1066]

Starry Sky, Quebec [1600x1600] (OC)

Starry night in Zwardoń, Poland [OC] [1920x1080]

Starry night in the Rockies. Taken in Buena Vista, CO [1280x847] [OC]

Starry night over Grand Teton Range, Jenny Lake, Wyoming [2048x1365] by Royce Bair

Starry night over the Brooklyn Bridge (saw you guys liked Starry Night made from Hubble images so thought I'd share!) [OC] [1000x700]

Starry shack [OC] 3240x2160 taken sth east qld, Australia

Stars From Bloody Basin Rd Arizona [5472x3648] [OC]

Stars and Milky Way beautifully positioned above Pyramid Mountain and a hint of Aurora in Iceland

Stars and streaky Aurora Borealis in Iceland [OC] [3024 × 3456]

Stars forming in the Taurus Molecular Cloud [3821 x 1626]

Stars trail above and urban lights [taken by Eric Nathan] [1024x683]

Stars, Lightning, Clouds -- 'A developing thunderstorm climbs high into the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean south of Panama.' Photographer: Santiago Borja [1920 x 1282] [OS]

Stars. Erupting Volcano. Hot Lava. Lightning. Republic of Chile. Photographer: Eduardo Minte [2000 x 1334] [OS]

Stayed up until 4am to get a shot of Pleiades with my DLSR

Stellar fireworks are ablaze in galaxy NGC 4449 [4000 x 2578]

Stellar fireworks through Hubble's eyes [8736 × 5630]

Stephan's Quintet (Hickson Compact Group 92) [1280x1427]

Stephan's Quintet. Four galaxies merging into one [1280x1427]

Steps To The Stars - Isle of Wight, UK [1800x1094][OC]

Still Summer Night at Florida's Darkest Beach. Shired Island, FL [OC][577X1000]

Storm in the North Pole of Saturn [1200 x 1200]

Storms over Southern California, with lightning and city lights visible through the clouds. Courtesy of the crew of Expedition 36 aboard the International Space Station. [1643x2468]

Story Musgrave works on the Hubble Space Telescope during the first Hubble servicing mission in 1993. [1506x1500]

Strange flash of light (near the top of the dark hill on the left side of the image) captured on Mars by NASA's Curiosity rover on April 3, 2014. NASA says it is either a glinty rock or a vent-hole light leak in the camera housing. [1024 x 1024]

Strap-on and Heat shield separation PSLV-C36

Streaming out from the center of the galaxy M87 like a cosmic searchlight is one of nature's most amazing phenomena, a black-hole-powered jet of electrons and other sub-atomic particles traveling at nearly the speed of light. [1222x1276]

Stunning New Photo Shows Mars’ Rugged Terrain

Stunning Panorama of Mars | Acquired by Curiosity Rover on Mission Sol 1276 (March 09, 2016) [5688 × 1263]

Stunning new Curiosity Rover self-portrait

Stunning photograph of the ISS with docked Endavour in front of the Sun [1216x809]

Stylized Image of Region LH 95 in the LMC [OC] [8533 x 4500]

Successfully captured the North Star

Sun in H-Alpha [1489x1501]

Sun in Slices - 3 Filters (CaK, Hα, WL)

Sun in Slices - 3 Filters (CaK, Hα, WL) [968x1043]

Sunny wallpaper to enjoy

Sunrise Solar Eclipse over the Andaman Sea, Myanmar [OC] [2481 × 3721]

Sunrise With Solar Array [4940x3292]

Sunrise on Mars

Sunrise on Saturn

Sunrise on Three Worlds in 1920x1080

Sunrise on the ISS, from astronaut Scott Kelly

Sunrise over Dione, one of Saturn's moons [1920x1080]

Sunset as seen from Mars.

Sunset as seen from the International Space Station, taken by Scott Kelly

Sunset from the International Space Station

Sunset on Mars a few days ago [1521X860]

Sunset taken by Himawari-8 on 2015-11-20 [11000x11000]

Sunspot AR12582 - Earth to scale [801x642]

Super Blood Moon over New England, Massachusetts tonight. [2051x2190] By Terri Cappucci

Super Moon with Plane [2100x2100] [OC]

Super typhoon Maysak photographed from ISS by Samantha Cristoforetti [747 x 436]

Supernova 1994D in galaxy NGC 4526 [2608 x 2608]

Supernova Remnant NGC 2060 [4440 x 5441]

Supernova Remnant, by Hubble [1920 x 1343]

Supernova SN 1987A, one of the brightest stellar explosions since the invention of the telescope [850 x 850]

Surface of Mars [1102x1080]

Surface of Mars, as seen from space [1067 x 800]

Sweet Dreams from Mars

Swing arms surround the Delta Cryogenic Second Stage and Orion spacecraft at Space Launch Complex 37 (xpost from -r-nasa) [1310x873]

T-3 Days until ExoMars launches! Here's a MarsExoFact!

TEXUS 50 launched with a VSB-30 rocket from Esrange, northern Sweden [ 2,564 × 1,442]

Taco Tuesdays on the ISS

Tadpole galaxy. I love all those galaxies in the background !

Tadpoles in space? Help scientists find more by taking part in the Milky Way Project! [1600x900]

Take me away from the city [OC] 6420x5365. Taken in sth east qld, Australia

Taken at work two Saturdays ago: M42 the Orion Nebula [OC] [752x593]

Taken off the Australian coast [736x503]

Taken this morning by New Horizons, here's our closest image of Pluto so far. [1024x1024][OS]

Taken through a $10,000 telescope with my phone.[3024x4032]

Tarantula Nebula [1350x1010]

Taste the Rainbow! Region in Cygnus shot in Narrowband [2400 x 1742][OC]

Teacher in Space astronaut Christa McAuliffe stands behind the Space Shuttle Challenger stack [990x1358]

Terrifying Monsters We Have Discovered in Space - [1920×1080]

Terry Virts and Butch Wilmore during their March 1st Spacewalk [4256 x 2832]

Test flight of Manned Orbiting Laboratory - cancelled US space station, intended for military use (1966) [2400 x 3000]

Testing SAFER - an emergency backpack designed to rescue spacewalkers that lose contact with a spacecraft [3000x3000]

Testing a Space Shuttle main engine failure scenario in a wind tunnel [3000 x 2400]

Testing a prototype Martian space suit at Kennedy Space Center

That little dot near Saturn's rings is Earth [2766x1364]

That's no space station, it's Saturn's moon Mimas

The 'Atoms for Peace' galaxy - NGC 7252 [3364 x 3197]

The 'Volcán de Fuego'

The 'Wing' of the Small Magellanic Cloud, one of the Milky Way's closest galactic neighbors [3600x3600]

The 'Witch Head' Nebula [9,163 x 9,163]

The 'white pearl' JunoCam image with local contrast and color enhancements.

The (not so) Blue Moon [2048x2048] [OC]

The 3 best pictures of space objects Ive taken with my telescope [OC] [4974 x 3308]

The 64-metre in diameter Parkes Radio Telescope as it was receiving live video from the Apollo 11 lunar landing, enabling 450 million viewers to watch the historic event.

The Agena target craft photographed by the crew of Gemini XII. Nov. 11, 1966. [3000 x 1898]

The Andromeda Galaxy from my backyard [2428x1595] [OC]

The Andromeda Galaxy, untracked with a 200mm lens

The Antares Launch over the Jefferson Memorial in DC last night [OC] [4064x3048]

The Antenna Galaxies.

The Antennae Galaxies - Two Spiral Galaxies Merging to Become One Single Elliptical Galaxy

The Antennae Galaxies - Two Spiral Galaxies Merging to Become One Single Elliptical Galaxy [2200x2340]

The Antennae Galaxies [2048×1536]

The Apollo 1 astronauts, Virgil I. 'Gus' Grissom, Edward H. White II and Pilot Roger B. Chaffee, killed by a cabin fire during a launch rehearsal test. (1967)

The Apollo 10 LM Snoopy ascent stage seen in Lunar Orbit from the Command Module [4129 x 4178]

The Apollo 13 crew photographed the Moon out of the Lunar Module overhead rendezvous window as they passed by; the deactivated Command Module is visible [2,369px × 2,457px]

The Apollo Moon Watch, an Omega Speedmaster during Apollo 13

The Aurora Australis on the South Island of New Zealand. This is between Queenstown and Kingston. [OC] [817x1200]

The Aurora Borealis as seen from space. Taken from the ISS. [1136x640]

The Aurora Borealis. Photo by Andrew Cameron. [683×1024].

The Brightest, Longest, Most Badass Shooting Star, Seen From Mauna Kea - [OC][OS][1200x795]

The Bubble Nebula, an enormous bubble being blown into space by a super-hot, massive star. It's seven light-years across - about one-and-a-half times the distance from our sun to its nearest stellar neighbor, Alpha Centauri. [2048 x 1945]

The Buran Space-Shuttle in Speyer, Germany.

The Butterfly Nebula with its 3 light year wingspan [2560x1024]

The Carina Nebula [4000 x 2727]

The Carina Nebula around the Wolf–Rayet star WR 22 [4000 x 3936]

The Carina Nebula expanding as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope

The Carina Nebula in Near Infrared [2048×1541] Photographed by Rolf Wahl Olsen

The Cat's Eye Nebula [1600x1200]

The Cat's Eye Nebula captured by the Huble. In my opinion, the most beautiful thing we have discovered so far [800x874]

The Cat's Paw Nebula (NGC 6334) [7740x8040]

The Cat's Paw Nebula [1824 × 1460]

The Challenger space shuttle starting its catastrophic last flight, today exactly 30 years ago.

The Chart of Cosmic Exploration

The Colors of the Milky Way - taken two weeks ago in my backyard [2880x1920]

The Core of the Milky-way relative to the apparent size of the moon from Earth [OC][4437x3035]

The Crab Nebula (Edited)

The Crab Nebula as seen by Herschel and Hubble [3864x3864]

The Dragon arrives at the ISS [4928 × 3280]

The Dragon. An incredible Aurora Borealis display in Arctic Sweden [533x800] (xpost from r-SwedenPics)

The Eagle's EGGs - Messier 16 [4000 x 3999]

The Earth as seen from the Moon by the Zond 7 spacecraft, 1969, Almost a month after the american Moon landing

The Earth from the edge of space aboard a U-2 Spy Plane. [1068x676]

The Earth in Infrared

The European Space Agency reports that this image, captured by the Planck spacecraft, is among the first to reveal the shape of the Milky Way's magnetic field. [1000 × 1000]

The External Tank from the Space Shuttle Discovery Falls Back to Earth on May 31, 2008 [3000x1992]

The FAST radio telescope under construction in China. Look at the size of the people compared to it!

The Falcon 9 Rocket at Vandenberg AFB

The Falcon 9 first stage standing tall at LZ-1 after the first successful SpaceX landing [768x1024]

The Forgemaster by Brandon Moore (xpost -r-ImaginaryStarscapes) [OS] [1350x940]

The Galactic Starburst Region NGC 3603 [2772 x 2772]

The Gemini 11 prime and backup crew relaxing at the Gemini Mission Simulator in 1966. From left to right; William Anders, Richard Gordon, Charles Conrad and Neil Armstrong. [4264 x 2806]

The Geysers of Triton.

The Grand Canyon of Mars [960×960]

The Great Nebula in Orion, taken from my backyard near Phoenix [4220x2905] [OC]

The Great Rift, seen through the thick forest of the Pacific Northwest. The red glow is courtesy of my running lights and completely unintentional. [OC][5472x3648]

The Heart Nebula - IC 1805 [OC] [3520x2448]

The Heart Nebula [2091×1597]

The Helix Nebula [720x598]

The Hercules Cluster, M13 [3236x2244][OS][OC]

The Horse Head and Orion [2048×1542] Photograph by Yuriy Toropin

The Horsehead Nebula [OC][4101x2572]

The Hubble 25th anniversary image has been unveiled.[6000x4496]

The Hubble seen from Space Shuttle Atlantis during the its forth servicing mission (STS-125 or HST-SM4)[3072 × 2033]

The Hubble snapped a pic of the Butterfly Nebula

The Hubble snapped a picture of a sun-like star's demise

The ISS as of 2005 [2932 × 1980]

The ISS in orbit [1920x1080]

The ISS seen over the Mediterranean from STS-118 [3032 × 2064]

The Iberian Peninsula as seen by an Expedition 40 crew member

The Incredible New Zealand Night Sky: Milky Way and Aurora in a single exposure [OC][1100X734]

The International Space Station (ISS) appears to pierce a path across the radiant, concentric star trails seemingly spinning over the silhouettes of the trees in Harrogate, South Australia by Scott Carnie-Bronca [970x647]

The International Space Station [6048 × 4032]

The International Space Station silhouetted across the surface of the sun.

The International Space Station, photographed by an STS-134 crew member on the space shuttle Endeavour after the station and shuttle began their post-undocking relative separation on May 29th, 2011 [4288x2848]

The International Space Station, taken from my backyard with a telescope and a DSLR.

The International Space Station, thirteen years ago [4078x4100]

The Interstellar Medium [5390x2295]

The Iris Nebula [3306x2238][OC]

The Iris Nebula, captured by Jimmy Walker

The JWST is being moved to a different stand today. In the interim, folks on-center are being treated to this breathtaking view! (x-post r-NASA)

The Korolev Cross

The Lagoon Nebula [1273 × 1694]

The Lagoon Nebula [4000 x 2735]

The Lagoon Nebula [OS] [2560×1863] by Ivan Eder

The Lagoon Nebula and NGC 6544 [2048×1367] By Joel Tonyan

The Little Ghost Nebula (NGC 6369) [2048x1536]

The Lobster Nebula - NGC6357 [2472x1712][OS][OC]

The Lovell Telescope at the Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire, England [2048×1462] By David Stoddart Photography

The Lunar Orbit and Landing Approach (aka Project LOLA) was a NASA simulator built at Langley Research Center to study problems related to landing on the lunar surface (1960)

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has a camera so powerful that it is able to photograph the Curiosity rover from orbit. Here is the latest such image in enhanced color (source in comments).

The Mediterranean, the Pleiades and a storm in the distance [945×627] Photo taken from ISS by astronaut Luca Parmitano

The Milky Way -- [ 2048 x 1365 ]

The Milky Way Core

The Milky Way Galaxy spanning across autumn trees illuminated by a bonfire. [960x640]

The Milky Way Over Haiti [OC]

The Milky Way Over the Oregon Coast 07-2015 [OC]

The Milky Way and Andromeda above Yosemite's Valley and Half Dome [1000x763] [OC]

The Milky Way and I - taken this morning [2592x1728]

The Milky Way as seen from the Pyrenees [3186×1205] Photographed by Martin Campbell

The Milky Way as shot in Tasmania, Australia. [4000x2238] [OC]

The Milky Way from Lake Tekapo, New Zealand. And my camper van of course. [OC] [2551x4215]

The Milky Way from Mt Buffalo National Park, Australia. Photo by Greg Gibbs [OS] [1024×1024].

The Milky Way from Pyrenes, France [5609x2114] [OS]

The Milky Way from the Pinnacles Desert - WA [2321x999][OC]

The Milky Way in Infrared

The Milky Way is back! Currently visible right before sunrise

The Milky Way over Arches National Park, Utah [1600×1143] By Wayne Pinkston

The Milky Way over Chile [1200x800]

The Milky Way over Half Dome, Yosemite National Park; Matthew Saville [1500 x 1000]

The Milky Way over Killen Falls, NSW , Australia [OC] [1080x1620]

The Milky Way over Tasmania [1445×2048] By Nik (DC50)

The Milky Way over the Stellisee in Switzerland [2048×1037] by Philipp Häfeli

The Milky Way seen over A.L.M.A., Chile. [1010×779]

The Milky Way shoots up like an erupting volcano from within Great Basin National Park. Photograph by David Lane [OS | 1365x2048]

The Milky Way shot last night above the clouds from a mountain top near my house.

The Milky Way's path over a spot of tress at Shenandoah National Park, VA [OC][2048x1365]

The Milky Way, as seen from Dark Sky Park in Michigan [OC][1920x1280]

The Milky Way: A pillar of light [796x2000] [OC]

The Milkyway during Astronomical Twilight at The Wave in Arizona [2000x1333][OC]

The Montana Sky, Red Trees (real color) [4912x6676] [OC]

The Moon and Mars tonight [OC][5676x3193]

The Moon was absolutely gorgeous tonight. [OC] [950x630]

The Moon's Surface in True Color and High Resolution- China's Yutu Rover

The Moon's point of view [OC] [GIF] [800x450]

The Moon's surface in true color and high definition, taken by China's Yutu Rover [4095x2768]

The Morning of January Third, 1969 [4655x3700]

The Most Detailed Image of the Crab Nebula

The Multiple Axis Space Test Inertia Facility, designed to train astronauts to regain control of a tumbling spacecraft. (1959) [3000 x 2400]

The Nebulae of Orion, shot from just outside Salt Lake City, Utah with a Nikon D7000 and Samyang 135mm [OC][2048x1389]

The Nile river and Red Sea at night photographed from the International Space Station [4928 × 3280]

The Northern Lights, as seen from the ISS. [4256 x 2832][OS] Photo credit: NASA

The Orbital ATK Antares rocket is rolled from the Horizontal Integration Facility (HIF) to launch Pad-0A on Thursday, October 13, 2016 [4474 x 2811]

The Orbital ATK Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard, launches from Pad-0A, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia [1813x2469]

The Orbiter 101 'Enterprise' soars above the NASA 747 carrier aircraft during the second Free Flight during the Shuttle Approach and Landing (ALT) tests [2048x1319]

The Orion Nebula

The Orion Nebula (M42) [3500 x 3369]

The Orion Nebula [4848x2939][OC]

The Orion Nebula [OC][4848x2939]

The Orion Nebula and Running Man Nebula [1365 x 2048], Imaged by Joel Tonyan

The Orion Nebula's biggest stars [3939 x 2955]

The Orion capsule ready for transport after its final weld at the Michoud Assembly Facility. Orion will reach an altitude 15 times farther away from Earth than the ISS. Upon reentry, it will endure temperatures up to 4,000 degrees F., higher than any human spacecraft since the moon missions.

The Pale Blue Dot. Taken by Voyager 1 in 1990 at a distance of 3.7 billion miles. [1992x2088]

The Pale Blue Dot: 25 years ago on this day

The Perseids [1600×1124] Photograph by Hipydeus

The Phoenix lander scoops up some Martian dirt

The Phoenix lander scoops up some Martian soil [2905 × 1935]

The Pillars of Creation as seen by Hubble in 2015 and in 1995

The Pinwheel Galaxy - this giant disk of stars, dust and gas is 170,000 light-years across; nearly twice the diameter of the Milky Way. It is estimated to contain at least one trillion stars, approximately 100 billion of which could be like our Sun in terms of temperature and lifetime [6000x4690]

The Pleiades, LBN777 and a Meteor [2048x1300]

The Prawn Nebula in close-up [4000 x 4000]

The Prime and Backup Crew of Gemini VIII pose for a slightly less formal picture. (Neil Armstrong at bottom right)

The Purple Planet [1920x1080] [OS] [OC] [Space Engine]

The Road to Yellowstone National Park, MT Side [2000x1597] [OC]

The Rose Galaxies [1080 x 1083]

The Rose Galaxies [940x952]

The Rosette Nebula [1600×1205] Photographed by Levan Verdzeuli

The Russian Soyuz 39 spacecraft and Progress 55 spacecraft docked at the International Space Station. May 30th, 2014 [4288 × 2848]

The Saturn Launch Vehicle, carrying the Apollo 7 spacecraft, photographed at more than 35,000 feet above the Atlantic Ocean from an C-135 aircraft. October, 11, 1968.

The Shuttle Discovery begins the long roll towards NASA's Kennedy Space Center [3008×2000] [OS] Credit: NASA-KSC

The Sinai Peninsula, captured on STS-109; March 2002 [6817x6817]

The Smithsonian had this memorial set up for John Glenn today under the Space Shuttle Discovery, in which he became the oldest man to fly in space.

The Sombrero Galaxy

The Sombrero Galaxy [2048 × 1536]

The South Pole Telescope

The Soyuz TMA Attached to the ISS

The Soyuz TMA-16M access panel with its final inspection sticker. [3180x3180]

The Soyuz TMA-18 spacecraft departs the International Space Station in 2010 [6048x4147]

The Soyuz TMA-22 rocket is seen at the Soyuz launch pad during a snow storm the morning of the launch of Expedition 29 to the International Space Station at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Monday, Nov. 14, 2011.

The Space Shuttle Columbia Passes into a Brilliant Sunrise Scene [3000x1960]

The Space Shuttle Columbia lands on Rogers Dry Lake at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., at the conclusion of its first orbital mission April 14, 1981.

The Space Shuttle Columbia passes into a brilliant sunrise scene during the STS-9\Spacelab 1 mission.

The Space Shuttle main engine testing [2,400 x 3,000]

The Space Shuttle's external tank is absolutely massive

The Space Shuttle's first landing in 1981 [4602 x 3540]

The SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo craft pictured just prior to being released by the International Space Station's Canadarm2 robotic arm on May 18, 2014 [4256 × 2832]

The Spider Nebula. About 10,000 light-years away from Earth

The Star-Forming Region NGC 281 [5500 x 7000]

The Stars Come Out [1333x1998][OC]

The Steam Store gave a nod to the Juno mission on the front page today.

The Sun, photographed from the same spot, at the same hour, on different days throughout the year

The Sunflower Galaxy, shot last night!

The Tarantula Nebula

The Tarantula Nebula [2048 × 1536]

The Tarantula nebula is located 170,000 light-years away in the Large Magellanic Cloud in the Southern sky. Just above the centre of this image there is a huge cluster of very hot stars called R136. The stars there are among the most massive stars we know. [1280x1040]

The Total Lunar Eclipse through my telescope this morning. [OC] [3000x2126]

The Triple Eclipse: Titan, Enceladus and Saturn's rings Pass in Front of the Sun [890x524]

The Twin Jet Nebula [1280x1070]

The UFO Galaxy - NGC 2683 [7564 x 3919]

The Veil Nebula - A supernova remnant 1500 light years from us, taken through my telescope [1958x1276][OC]

The Veil Nebula [683×1024] Photographed by Johannes Schedler

The Way of Light by Mikko Lagerstedt [1080x1080]

The Whirlpool Galaxy [2548x1896][OS][OC]

The Whirlpool Galaxy from my backyard

The Whirlpool Galaxy, as seen by my camera

The Wide and Deep Lagoon [2048×1401]

The Wounded Giant by Long-Pham [OS] [900×1435] (x-post from -r-ImaginaryMindscapes).

The abandoned launch platform Apollo 1 was to launch from. The crew lost their lives in an accident during a plugs-out test 49 years ago today. [1280x960]

The actual Vostok 6 capsule that carried the first woman into space in 1963. After reconfiguring an error in the computer mid-flight; being set to permanently ascend and never descend, her performance was rated 'adequate' [OC]

The arrangement of the spiral arms in the galaxy Messier 63 recall the pattern at the centre of a sunflower. So the nickname for this cosmic object- the Sunflower Galaxy- is no coincidence; ESA-Hubble & NASA [2048 x 1536]

The atmosphere of Pluto.

The back end of the Milky Way is not as impressive as the galactic center. However, it is cool to think we are looking out into the universe, through the relatively open and scattered spiral arm of our galaxy. Plus, our neighbor Andromeda is just to the right.[OC][4028x5452]

The ball of Mars has been found by Curiosity Rover

The beautiful barred spiral galaxy NGC 1300 [6637 x 3787]

The belly of Space Shuttle Atlantis inside the Vehicle Assembly Building

The best part of my job at the Smithsonian

The best picture of Earth from Space that I've ever seen (tweeted by Scott Kelly aboard the ISS tonight)

The bright star-forming ring that surrounds the heart of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1097 [4000 x 2635]

The bright view after Deep Impact's impactor struck tempel 1's nucleus.

The brightest star in the night sky, Sirius, rising above Tatra Mountains in Poland [OC] [1920x1080]

The chinese lunar rover Yutu starting its mission [1280x940]

The crescent Earth rises above the Moon's horizon in this photograph taken from the Apollo 17 spacecraft in lunar orbit during its final lunar landing mission in the Apollo program.

The current best ever image of Jupiter compared to what Juno will be able to see

The damaged first stage from the SpaceX Thaicom 8 mission returns to port with a significant lean due to a hard landing using up some 'crush core' [1100x733]

The damaged solar arrays of the Spektr module of the Mir space station after an unmanned Progress spacecraft hit the station during a manual docking test in 1997. The Progress ship punctured the module which had to be permanently sealed off. [4127 × 4169]

The death of a star taken by the Hubble telescope.

The doomed N-1 rocket standing on the pad prior to launch.

The early ISS, as seen in 2001 from Discovery on STS-102 [6944x6932]

The easily recognized boot of Italy and the Balkans at night photographed from ISS [2464x1640]

The eclipsed Moon among the stars. [OC] [1933x1080]

The edge-on galaxy NGC 4710 [3936 x 2025]

The evolution of U.S spacecraft over the last 50 years

The extent of humanity's mark on our Universe [2795 × 2795]

The falcon has landed!

The far side of the moon, and Earth, taken by China's Chang'e 5-TI satellite on October 28, 2014. [1247 x 844] [CNSA]

The final SLS booster test this morning in Promontory, UT. The most powerful rocket NASA has ever built.

The final manned Saturn V before the launch of Apollo 17 in December 1972. The final human flight to the moon.

The first astronaut class, selected in 1959 for the Mercury Program.

The first ever close up view of Jupiter's north pole!

The first ever launch from Cape Canaveral, July 1950 - a Bumper 8, based on the German V-2 captured after WW2.

The first ever rocket being launched from Cape Carnaval, Florida in July 1950.

The first image of a new planet being formed with star dust. [2048×1536][re-submission at higher-res]

The first time there were 13 people in the same spacecraft, the ISS, in July 2009.

The first two modules of the ISS, Zarya and Unity, being assembled by Space Shuttle Endeavour on December 6, 1998. [3600 × 2602]

The frozen, fissured surface of Jupiter's moon Europa, seen here in a colorized mosaic image from the Galileo spacecraft

The full moon seen by Space Shuttle Discovery's crew from orbit during a December 1999 mission that included servicing the Hubble Space Telescope [3072 x 2048]

The future of Mars

The ghost of a dying star — the Southern Owl Nebula [940 x 870]

The heart of the Milky Way [1280x640

The heat exchanger of one of the F-1 engines used by the Saturn V launch vehicle of the apollo missions, recovered from the Atlantic. [OS] [1080x721]

The hexagon on Saturn's north pole

The hidden fires of the Flame Nebula [7546 x 9233]

The highest resolution full-body shot of Pluto, made from a recently release 2x2 Mosaic

The history of space exploration on a single space map

The horizons of Venus, Earth, Moon, Mars, and Titan.

The hurricane at Saturn's north pole, with rings in the background (infrared, 22km-pixel)

The icy blue wings of Hen 2-437. [2048x1536]

The icy frozen plains of Pluto

The intriguing Phobos monolith.

The largest galaxy ever found compared to our galaxy !!

The last remaining space shuttle external propellant tank [4175x2835]

The launch of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station [2048×1365] Credit: SpaceX Photos

The launch of the Soyuz MS-02 rocket [1472×2048] Photo Credit: NASA-Joel Kowsky

The left photo is my first image of Jupiter, taken six months ago. The right image is my most recent work. Thought you guys might appreciate the progress. [1920X1080p resolution]

The little Fox and the giant stars

The magnificent spiral galaxy M106 by Hubble Space Telescope [1280x1000]

The milkyway over a sunflower field in Lawrence, Kansas[OC][1365 x 2048]

The moon over the western Pacific as seen by Gemini 7 [1865 x 1502]

The moon passed between Nasa's Deep Space Climate Observatory and the Earth

The mountains of Pluto

The nebulae of Orion [OC] [1920x1280]

The new Bigelow Olympus BA-2100 inflatable space habitat.

The night sky above Iceland [1600×1067] by Arnar Kristjansson

The not-planets of the solar system

The one place I thought there would be absolutely no light pollution, There was light pollution... -_-

The outer portion of the Milky Way as viewed in winter.

The overlooked star of yesterdays SpaceX conference, the largest carbon fiber fuel tank ever constructed.

The periscope on the Soyuz capsule that permits manual docking [2832 x 4256]

The photo was made from aboard the International space station (Sunset) [1600x1007]

The pie sent to space is back on earth again

The planet Jupiter

The planet Mercury

The refurbished space shuttle Atlantis takes off in 1994 [2031×2048] Photo: NASA

The remains of a star gone supernova [3995 x 1940]

The remnants of a Supernova that is 6,500 light years away.

The repair dubbed the 'mail box' that saved the Apollo 13 astronauts. After an oxygen tank exploded, the three men had to retreat to the Lunar Module and use duct tape, plastic bags and lithium hydroxide canisters to build a makeshift CO2 scrubber. [4072 x 4095]

The result of me not sleeping for two days last weekend. I present to you my photo of IC 434- The Horsehead Nebula.

The rings of Jupiter, out of all the images of planets from NASA, this is one of the coolest (1370×730)

The rising sun and some scattered clouds provide a picturesque backdrop for the Space Shuttle Discovery as it travels along the Crawlerway toward Launch Pad 39A in preparation for the STS-83 mission

The road to orbit [2973x1881]

The second and final qualification motor (QM-2) test for the Space Launch System’s booster is seen, Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at Orbital ATK Propulsion Systems test facilities in Promontory, Utah [3630x2477]

The seeing was excellent, so I took a picture of Jupiter and 3 of its moons

The silhouette of the space shuttle Endeavour as seen by an Expedition 22 crew member as the shuttle approached for its docking on Feb. 9 during the STS-130 mission [6048 × 4032]

The size of it all. Pluto is to the right of Neptune

The sky at the very top of Crater Lake (8,000 feet) are so dark the airglow just pops. [OC] [5472x3648]

The sky isn't moving, we are [OC]

The sleeping giant NGC 4889 [3885 x 2586]

The south pole of Mars looks absolutely delicious

The southern tip of Italy [5000x3000]

The soviet space shuttle Buran and the launcher Energiya in the launch pad - ca. October 1988

The space shuttle Atlantis flying over the Bahamas on its way to the ISS [1024×680] Credit: NASA

The spectacular region of activity at the 'neck' of comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko taken by Rosetta's navigation camera. [2057×2057]

The star cluster Westerlund 2 [4000 x 2997]

The star formation region Messier 17 [4000 x 3738]

The star system Eta Carinae, consisting of at least two stars with a combined luminosity over five million times that of the Sun [2048×2041] Courtesy of the Hubble Legacy Archive, Processed by Henry Weiland

The still-smoking base of the Falcon 9 first stage after the first successful landing [1437x738]

The stunning view of the Milky Way from Nambung National Park, Western Australia [OC][1200x801]

The sun ejecting Plasma [GIF] [620x465]

The sun from my backyard [OC]

The sun lights the crests of sand dunes on Mars in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, obtained March 13. The especially bright patches - bluish in enhanced color - are due to seasonal frost that is accumulating as Mars' southern hemisphere approaches winter. [2500x1563]

The sun replaced with other stars

The supermoon is seen rising behind the Soyuz rocket that will launch the next crew to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on Nov. 17 [960 × 956 pixels]

The surface of Mars taken by HiRISE, the high resolution camera on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The area shown is roughly 5km across.

The surface of Mars, as seen by the Curiosity Rover [1920x1200]

The surface of Venus as seen from Soviet Venera probes in 1981

The surface of Venus.

The two galaxies M81 and M82, roughly 11.6 million light years away from earth and 'close' to each other

The underexpaned exhaust of the Saturn V as it climbs through the atmosphere on Apollo 11

The upcoming Exomars - Schiaparelli landing site put into perspective

The view from a window in the JEM laboratory on ISS [1024x682]

The visible Universe in one photo [10,000 x 5,000]

The whole Orion Constellation captured with a DLSR

The wind chill is -5 but I couldn't pass up a chance to wave to the crew aboard the Space Station tonight

Then and Now: the Orion Nebula [640 x 960]

There are now five spaceships parked at the ISS

Thermal image of the shuttle Discovery on re-entry after mission STS-128.

These photos were taken within seconds showing the difference between the two Koreas.

These two spiral galaxies, drawn together by gravity, started to interact a few hundred million years ago. The Antennae Galaxies are the nearest and youngest examples of a pair of colliding galaxies. [3915x3885]

This Week in Spaceflight [GIF Edition]

This badassery happened 30 years ago

This building where I have weekly meetings is pretty unique.

This canister is mounted on the New Horizons spacecraft

This could be the greatest photo ever taken off-planet.

This graph shows how much Russia is charging NASA per Souyz seat (2006-2018). Note the abrupt trend change in 2011, year when Shuttle was retired.

This has been a Long Term Goal of mine, probably three years in the making. I finally managed to collect my own astrophoto of The Andromeda Galaxy (over an hour of light integration) and tilt-shift it. You know, for fun... [OC - 2547 x 1544]

This image from NASA's Juno spacecraft provides a never-before-seen perspective on Jupiter's south pole. The JunoCam instrument acquired the view when the spacecraft was about 58,700 miles (94,500 kilometers) above the polar region. [OS][1200x800]

This image of Halley's Comet was taken in 1986. It's projected to return to Earth's vicinity in 2061.

This image, released for Hubble's 17th anniversary, shows a region of star birth and death in the Carina Nebula. The nebula contains at least a dozen brilliant stars that are 50 to 100 times the mass of our Sun. [2048x1280]

This is Callisto, a Jupiter moon discovered by Galileo in 1610, and also the third largest moon in our solar system, in color [740x753]

This is Phobos, one of Mars moons, passing directly in front of the sun as seen by Curiosity rover [768x768]

This is a 28 shot, 260MP image I took recently of the Milky Way over The Pinnacles Desert in Western Australia [OC][25657x10200]

This is a 42 shot, 110MP, 'horizon to horizon' image of the Milky Way I took from outback Western Australia recently.

This is a 52 shot, 190MP image I took recently of the Milky Way over Island Point in Western Australia [OC][16793x11368]

This is a 58 shot, 150MP image I took recently of the Milky Way over Guilderton Lighthouse in Western Australia.

This is a real picture of Rosetta with its comet in the background!

This is actually the only true color picture we have from Venus

This is an 84 shot, 740MP image I took recently of the Milky Way over The Pinnacles Desert in Western Australia [OC][45822x16146] --full res link in comments--

This is cool: Everything you ever wanted to know about Space Rovers

This is how fast the space probe is.

This is how liquid fuel booster from Soyuz rocket looks like after 'landing'.

This is how the Pirs and Poisk docking modules and airlocks were shipped to the ISS, with a modified Progress ship. [4288 × 2848]

This is the biggest optic telescope in Argentina [1280x853][OS][OC]

This is the first time that the image has been published using modern image processing techniques, processed by SETI Institute's Marty Valenti. And check out a new video detailing why this likely ocean world is a high priority for future exploration[2300x1700]

This is the greatest astronaut photo I've seen.

This is the logo for the NROL-55 rocket that will be launching tomorrow

This is the most detailed map yet of our place in the universe

This is what NASA humour looks like.

This is what astronaut Ed White used to manoeuvre himself on the first American spacewalk in 1965, on Gemini 4.

This is what the wiring under a Space Shuttle payload bay looks like

This may be my new favorite space picture: The rising sun as photographed by Alexander Gerst aboard the ISS.

This may be the first truecolor image we have of the surface of the moon! The old film and video cameras were poorly white balanced and chemical film created false color.[944px × 697px]

This morning I looked east and saw that Jupiter, Mars, Venus, and the Moon were all in a line. Then I opened the Sky Map app and discovered that Mercury, the Sun, and Saturn were in the same line below the horizon. [OC]

This one picture changed my entire perspective on existence. Hubble's Ultra Deep Field

This picture does a good job of showing off just how large the Curiosity rover is (xpost from -r-technologyporn) [3000x2064]

This picture of the Orion Nebula was taken in 1881

This stopped by work today

This striking cosmic whirl is the centre of galaxy NGC 524 [1920x1200]

This underside view of the Space Shuttle Discovery was photographed by cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev and astronaut John Phillips, as Discovery approached the International Space Station and performed a backflip to allow photography of its heat shield.

This was the first identifiable picture of the Andromeda Galaxy, taken December 29th, 1888 by Isaac Roberts.

This week in spaceflight!

This week's lunar eclipse as seen by MESSENGER from Mercury.

Three Apollo astronauts in survival training clothed with parachute fabric. (1967) [4176 × 4176]

Three Galaxies - still learning the new gear, but loving the skies [5587x5116]

Three Generations of Mars Rover

Three's Company - Courtesy of Elon Musk

Three-minute long exposure photo of the Antares Cygnus OA-5 launch from Virginia to the ISS

Thunderstorms as seen from the ISS [1000x1500]

Tiangong 2 (unmanned) - New Zealand

Tiangong 2 and Shenzhou 11 Docked

Tile damage on heatshield of Space Shuttle Atlantis upon landing of STS-27. Damage was caused by shedding of right SRB nosecone during ascent. [4096x3276]

Tilt-Shifted Atlantis On The Pad

Tilt-shifted Endeavour's final voyage in 5k

Tilt-shifted launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis

Time lapse exposure of the Gemini X liftoff [3223 × 4096]

Tiny moon Despina casts it's shadow on Neptune.

Tiny moon Phobos crosses the face of Mars- India's Mars Orbiter Mission

Tiny moon Phobos seen from Mars surface.

Titan [2002x2002]

Titan casts its shadow on Saturn.

Titan in front of Saturn [1417 x 1326]

Titan on Shadows of Saturn's Rings [2048x1152]

Titan, Enceladus, and Saturn's rings [1024x640]

To show that astronomy can be done under light pollution, I took this picture of the whirlpool galaxy from the Phoenix metro area with a population of more than 4.5 million

Today I was in the launch control room for the OSIRIS-REx mission that will sample the asteroid Bennu.

Today is the 42nd anniversary of the launch of Skylab, NASA's first space station!

Today is the 5th anniversary of the launch of the Curiosity Mars Rover. Here is a photo I took from my Dad's place.

Today is the one year anniversary of the first Falcon 9 landing. Here's my long exposure of the historic event.

Today marks the 45th Anniversary of launch of Apollo 13. The Sucessful Failure that, despite a crippling explosion to the oxygen tank, managed to bring NASA astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swigert back to Earth safely.

Today we mourn the crew of Apollo 1. Ad astra per aspera.

Today's image from the 2016 Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar - Galaxy NGC 1300 [1500x856]

Today, 46 Years ago: Apollo 13 Launch

Tonight I waited around for what i know would be an incredible sunset over Nasa's Vehicle Assembly Building

Tonight's super moonrise over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge [3000x1687] [OC]

Too anxious to wait for the fully processed first close-up of Mars from Mariner 4, employees at the Voyager Telecommunications Station took the raw digital data, arranged it in strips, and hand coloured the numbers like a paint-by-numbers picture.

Took a close-up of Orion - If you zoom in you can even see the Nebula

Took a picture of Mars, Saturn, and the center of our Milky Way Galaxy.

Took this photo of the moon last night through my telescope. [612x816]

Took this picture of the moon, however I noticed a thin blue line between the moon and space. What caused this phenomenon? I'm assuming that it's the light hitting the moons very small atmosphere?

Took this shot in the bottom of the Grand Canyon [4608 x 3072] [OC]

Total Solar Eclipse in Indonesia - March 2016 [1824x1157]

Total Solar Eclipse passing over Indonesia, from the Himawari Satellite

Total solar eclipse from the beach of Ternate island, Indonesia. [3000x2004]

Toucan Constellation [2048×1636]

Trackable objects in Earth ORbit

Traffic today at Cape Canaveral

Triangulum Galaxy from my backyard. [2800x1848]

Tried some deep sky photography using my dslr, this is my first shot at Andromeda.

True-color image of Mars acquired by India's Mars Orbiter Mission

Trumpler 14 embedded in the Carina Nebula - NGC 3372 [8408 × 8337]

Two AS555 Fennec ANs patrol the skies of French Guiana while an Ariane 5 rocket prepares to launch [1023x681]

Two Blue Marbles - 1972 and 2016

Two Galaxies Separated by Tens of Millions of Light Years, but Appear to be Colliding Due to Forced Perspective. [3276x2928]

Two Russian spacecrafts docked with the ISS during STS-131, 2010 [4256x2826]

Two T-38s patrol the launchpads of STS-125 and STS-400, 2009 [4256x2832]

Two Worlds, One Sun...

Two astronauts asleep on Challenger’s middeck, August 9th 1983 - xpost from r-historyporn [673 x 1024]

Two crescents: Venus and the Moon [1024x768]

Two empty spacesuits sit quietly during 'night time' aboard the ISS. The astronauts aboard live by GMT, and generally sleep at the same time despite orbiting through daylight many times a day. [4928x3280][OS] from Alexander Gerst-ESA's Halloween photo album 'Spooky Space Station'

Two galaxies in the process of colliding [1680 x 1028]

Two of the navy's EDO team sit aboard NASA's test vehicle for the Low-density Supersonic Decelerator project. During the June 28, 2014, engineering flight, the saucer-shaped test vehicle climbed to over 55km in altitude and went as fast as four times the speed of sound. [5472x3648]

Two shuttles, Atlantis (foreground, STS-125), and Endeavour (background, STS-400) on launch pads at the same time, with Endeavour ready for a potential rescue mission.

Two stars of the DI Cha star system shine through the center of a ring of cascading dust; ESA-Hubble,NASA, Judy Schmidt [2048 x 1536]

Two views of the launch of STS-132, a NASA Space Shuttle mission which lasted from 14 May to 26 May 2010. Photo by NASA [2765x1010]

Two worlds, one sun [2683x1600]

Two years ago today, I shot this photo of the NASA Orion EFT-1 launch at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

Tycho supernova remnant [998 x 1000]

Typhoon Chan-hom as seen from the new Japanese weather satellite [1650x5336]

Typhoon Maysak [2000x1331]

Typhoon Nabi photographed from the International Space Station, as it swirls in the Pacific Ocean, heading toward southern Korea and Japan.[3032x2004]

U.S. Atlantic Coast from International Space Station [3405 x 2266]

ULA's Delta IV rocket launches with two GSSAP satellites, July 29, 2014 [3600x2400]

USA mapped to scale on the Moon.

Undead SpaceGod [OC] [1294x2000]

Under the 'Wing' of the Small Magellanic Cloud [3,600 x 3,600]

Unique clouds in the Milky Way - Diffuse nebulae LBN552 and LDN1228 surround a small orange reflection nebula, Cohen 129 [2286x1703] [OC]

United Launch Alliance's Atlas V rocket thunders its way off the launchpad, bearing MUOS-5 to orbit [MIC][OC][1280x1920]

Unreal - Today I stood where the Saturn V was constructed - this is a shot looking straight up

Unzipped the tent and was greeted with this night sky. Salkantay Trek, Machu Picchu. [OC] [5760x3819]

Up Up & Away, Big Bend National Park by Jesse Sewell [OC] [2700 x 1800]

Up close with Atlantis, ready to go. [768 × 1024]

Up-close view of the engines on Atlas V launching OSIRIS-REx last month.

Upcoming Space Events of 2015!

Upcoming Space Events of 2016

Updated family portrait of the solar system

Upgrading the International Space Station (3032 x 2064)

Uranus and its moons in enhanced color. Seen Hubble.

Uranus through a telescope

Ursa Major

Using Hubble's powerful camera, an image of the Red Spider Nebula in the constellation of Sagittarius clearly displays the power of the stellar wind expanding the lobes.

V838 Monocerotis stages of expansion beginning from May 2002 to October 2004

VISTA’s infrared view of the Cat’s Paw Nebula [4000 x 4000]

VLT image of the Carina Nebula in infrared light [5860 x 3995]

VLT image of the cometary globule CG4 [3461 x 3436]

Various shuttle concepts before the final form was chosen (From Smithsonian Air and Space Museum)

Veil Nebula Supernova Remnant [1280x853]

Very fresh 3-kilometer diameter impact crater on Mars [1280x960]

Vibrant winter stars over Lake Tahoe, a week ago. That's Sirius's bright reflection on the water! [oc][3000x1633]

Victoria crater, Mars [1920×1200]

View looking straight up the Vehicle Assembly Building which is one of the largest buildings in the world (525 ft tall, 716 ft long, 518 ft wide). Originally built for assembly of Apollo-Saturn vehicles, it now supports the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft for Exploration Mission 1.

View of Saturn last night

View of The Milky Way in Turkey [1200x685]

View of the earth as seen from the SR-71 Blackbird at approximately 83000 ft

View of the lunar surface from orbit during the Apollo 17 mission (December of 1972).

Viewing a Spacecraft Launch from Space - Cygnus photographed by the crew of the ISS 4 minutes 12 seconds after launch

Vincent van Gogh's 'Starry Night' made from about 3,500 Hubble images [OS] [4400x3600]

Virgin Galactic just completed a glide test of VSS Unity which was released from its mother ship, WhiteKnightTwo.

Visible and Infrared Comparison of NGC 2174 [2048×1536]

Visited some Apollo I heroes today

Vivid close-up view of material streaming away from a newborn star [1793x1263]

Volcán de Fuego in Guatemala

Voyager 1 approaching Jupiter

Voyager2 is now 15hrs 42min of light travel time away from earth

WQHD (1440p) wallpaper remake of the Steve Gildea's 'Planetary Suite' [2560x1440]

We Need You

We did it -r-space!

We're just a drop in the ocean...

Welcome to Mars baby. Curiosity Rover crossing the Dunes at Murray Buttes.

Went backpacking and got this shot of the Milky Way over Mt. Hood, Oregon [3659x1313][OC]

Went camping in Moab, Utah this last weekend. [4608x2592]

Wernher von Braun stands in front of the Saturn V's first stage [2431x3000]

Western Acheron Fossae on Mars [4900x1795]

Wharariki Arch at Te Rae, Tasman, New Zealand by James Gibson [1024 x 544]

What Juno will see when it enters orbit around Jupiter 35 days from now

What Monday from Space looked like (4K)

What astronauts actually see on reentry.

What it would look like if the Orion Nebula was a distance of 4 light years away.

What you guys are missing in the northern hemisphere!!! The Southern Cross.

When you get where you are going don't forget to turn back around. (The blue dot) taken by NASA's Cassini (1024x1171)

Whenever somebody posts a photo of the Milky Way, people invariably ask 'is that how you see it with the naked eye?'. Here's a representation of what you do see compared to what comes out of the camera.

While anchored to a foot restraint on the end of the Orbiter Boom Sensor System, astronaut Scott Parazynski assesses his repair work as the solar array is fully deployed during the STS-120 mission's fourth spacewalk on Nov. 3, 2007 [3032 × 2064]

While the rest of my friends went to bed, I wandered around Diamond Lake hoping the dark skies would reward me. They were magnificent and brought me a bounty of amazing shots. [OC] 4910x3648

Wide Field Imager view of a Milky Way look-alike, NGC 6744 [5312 x 4472]

Wide Field Imager view of the star formation region NGC 3582 [4000 x 3961]

Wide field image of NGC 2174 [2048×1356]

Wide-field view of NGC 253 from the VLT Survey Telescope [11596 x 9168]

Wide-field view of NGC 253 from the VLT Survey Telescope [4000 × 3162]

Wide-field view of the Lagoon Nebula [3992 x 4000]

Wide-field view of the Lagoon Nebula [3992 × 4000]

Wide-field view of the entire Seagull Nebula (IC 2177) [3992 x 4000]

Wide-field view of the sky around the Pencil Nebula [4000 x 2672]

Window Seat to the galaxy. [OC] [4266x3648]

Window on the world (Scott Kelly, ISS)

With plenty of places to park in Big Meadows at Shenandoah National Park, VA, it is one of the easiest places to observe a clear dark sky. [1365x2048] [OC]

Within earshot of Crater Lake, OR, sits Diamond Lake. While not as lovely, the skies are genuinely dark and offer amazing views of the Milky Way. [OC][3648x5472]

Witnessed a spectacular meteor during the Perseids yesterday

Wolfmaker (500x750)

Wow: Japan's satellite Hinode captures Venus beginning its transit [1247x845]

X9 Class Solar Flare - May 1990

Years ago when my Uncle was working for Nasa I got to meet the man himself at this house in Houston! Figured you guys might enjoy this one

Yesterday (02-16), the ESA released a very detailed image of comet 67p on its flyby at an altitude of 8.7 km. You would be able to see an astronaut at this level.

Yesterday Curiosity drilled its 12th hole into Mars

Yosemite National Park looks pretty incredible at night

Yosemite's Half Dome underneath The Lagoon Nebula and The Galactic Core [1306x1945 - OC]

Yosemite's Night Sky [OC] [2000x1333]

You spin me right round, baby [4298x3280]

Young stars sculpt gas with powerful outflows [3221 x 3761]

Yutu, the Chinese lunar rover

Zarya from STS-88 [3,072 x 2,104]

Zooming into a deep infrared image of the Orion Nebula

['Pale Blue Dot' Picture Of Earth Taken By Voyager 1 In 1997, Seen From 6 Billion Kilometers.]

[1041 x 774] Hubble Uncovers a Mysterious Hermit (The irregular dwarf galaxy UGC 4879)

[1041x716] Infrared: The Little Fox and the Giant Stars

[1200 x 3000] Cubesats deployed on the International Space Station

[1240 x 1024] The surreal Crab Nebula.

[1280x1024] Hubble sees galaxies galore

[1280x1024] Hubble's sharpest view of the Orion Nebula.

[1280x1024] Is there anything in space more beautiful than the Bubble Nebula?

[1334 x 750] A black hole devouring a star - the yin and the yang of the Universe.

[1600 x 1067] Space Station View of the Full Moon

[2,766×1,364] Solar Eclipse from behind Saturn. The light above the left end of the ring is the Earth!

[2267 x 1275] CX330: The Loneliest Young Star

[3264 ✕ 2448] Tonight's SpaceX launch as seen from my front door

[3280 x 4928] Paris at Night from the International Space Station

[4175x4175]Jack Schmitt and U.S. flag with Earth above

[4928 x 3280] Beams of Light on a Golden Lake seen from the ISS

[4940 x 3292] Space Station View of Noctilucent Clouds

[5000 x 3337] Perseid Meteor Shower 2016 from West Virginia

[Animated GIF] Lightning seen from space

[GIF] Cassini approaching Saturn

[GIF] Horsehead Nebula

[Infographic] Timeline of future space missions and events to look forward to over the next decade

[OC] Andromeda & Air Glow under the far side of the Milky Way, above Stratton, VT. [6000x4000]

[OC] I found a road that leads to the Milky Way [1360x2040]

[OC] In Honor of John Glenn, RIP.

[OC] Medieval town and the Milky Way [3944 × 6006]

[OC] Milky Way arch over Southern Oregon [2040x1313]

[OC] Milky Way from one of the darkest skies I've seen - Yosemite [1709x2040]

[OC] Milky Way rising over Salt Creek Falls, Oregon [1360x2040]

[OC] Saturn V at JSC, open air, before a building enclosed it [1280×853].

[OC] Saturn V at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center [3864x5152]

[OC] See ya' next year, old friend [2040x1183]

[OC] SpaceX Launch (5-6-2016) from Kennedy Space Center, Florida - 3 shot composite [1920x1281]

[OC] The Booster Rockets from the Atlantis Space Shuttle [x-post from r-pics]

[OC] Took a Picture of our only natural Satellite, the Moon, from Switzerland [2133x2133]

[OC]Morning planets over Vistula River in Torun, Poland [1280x853]

[OC][OS]Christmas FullMoon over Old Town in Torun, Poland [1280x853]

a beautiful shot of Saturn [1000x1000]

a view of Earth from Apollo 11, 1968 [2200x1500]

an artist's illustration depicting an accretion disk of normal matter swirling around a black hole, with a jet emanating from the top [4400x2475]

an artistic rendition of the surface of Pluto [1200x800]

best attempt at photographing Jupiter

blue glow just before dawn [1024x682]

heic 0910 resized & retouched for wallpaper (4096x2160)

in 1998 hot wheels released a john glenn commemorative action pack for the launch of STS-95

nasa Western Europe at Night

our planets, 500 years in the future [1000x700]

simulation of two merging black holes in front of the Milky Way [940x705]

the Milky Way seen from Mount Rainer [1600x900](xpost -r-mountainpics)

the Milky way seen from Rocky Mountain National Park (xpost -r-Mountainpics)

the Netherlands from Space [x-post -r-theNetherlands] [4046x2832]

this is the Earth and the Moon, taken by the Juno spacecraft in 2011 [700x500]

volcanic activity in the South Sandwich Islands (South Atlantic Ocean), false color image [1000x1200]

world's scariest job with Space Shuttle Atlantis [3000x2008]

“Aurora over a Glacier Lagoon”, by James Woodend [651x434]