Astrophotos

Rare “Red Sprites” Seen From ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile

This new image taken of the skies above Chile’s Atacama Desert near the European Southern Observatory's (ESO) La Silla Observatory,…

1 month ago

New Pics of Phobos From China’s Tianwen-1 Orbiter

Two fundamental factors affect all astrophotography - timing and location. If a camera happens to be at the right place…

2 months ago

Here's the Final Shortlist for Astrophotographer of the Year 2022

We look forward to this every year! The Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition showcases and recognizes some of the…

3 months ago

This is it! Meet the Supermassive Black Hole at the Heart of the Milky Way

The Event Horizon Telescope has just released the first images of Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the center…

5 months ago

This Incredible Photo of the Sun is Made up of 150,000 Individual Photographs

You’re looking at a 300-megapixel photo of our Sun. Astrophotographer Andrew McCarthy used a specially modified telescope, taking over 150,000…

10 months ago

Here’s the View From Sweden During the Recent Solar Storm

Vivid green and purple aurora swirled and danced across the entire night sky in Sweden recently. The nighttime light show…

12 months ago

A High Resolution, Cross-Eyed Look at the Entire Surface of Mars

A group of amateur and professional astronomers have collaborated to create what may be the highest resolution global map of…

2 years ago

See a 360 Degree Juno-Eye View of Jupiter During an Io Eclipse

Yesterday, we posted some incredible photos from the Juno Probe’s 29th flyby of Jupiter. Juno is in a highly elliptical…

2 years ago

A beautiful picture of Saturn’s heavily-cratered moon Mimas, processed by @kevinmgill

The Cassini mission to Saturn took many images of Mimas, one of the smallest moons in the solar system. And…

2 years ago

This Is Fascinating. An Image of a Galaxy’s Magnetic Field

There’s always more than one way to look at the world.  There’s also more than one way to look at…

2 years ago