Astrophotos

What a Weekend! Spectacular Aurora Photos from Around the World

“A dream come true.”“I never expected this!”“The most amazing light show I've ever seen in my life!”"Once in a lifetime!"“No…

1 week ago

Stunning New Images from the 2023 ‘Astronomy Photographer of the Year’ Competition

The winners of the 15th annual “Astronomy Photographer of the Year” competition have been announced at the Royal Observatory in…

8 months ago

Aurora Hunter Todd Salat Captures a Bizarre Spiral Made by a SpaceX Fuel Dump

Astrophotographer Todd Salat was out in the early hours of April 15, 2023, hoping to capture an aurora display over…

1 year ago

One Total Lunar Eclipse Photo to Rule Them All

We’ve seen some great images from the total lunar eclipse this week. But this one might top them all. Astrophotographer…

2 years ago

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,…

2 years 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…

2 years ago

The Galactic Beauty of Star Formation

I'd never seen galaxy images like this before. Nobody had! These images highlight star forming regions in nearby(ish) galaxies. There…

3 years 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…

4 years ago

You’re Looking at an Actual Image of a White Dwarf Feeding on Material from a Larger Red Giant, 650 Light Years from Earth.

The SPHERE planet-hunting instrument on the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope captured this image of a white dwarf feeding…

5 years ago

This Beautiful Photo of Galaxy NGC 3981 was Taken by the Most Powerful Telescope in the World for no Scientific Reason at all. Just Because it’s Pretty

When the ESO's Very Large Telescope can't pursue its science objectives, it spends its time capturing stunning image of fascinating…

6 years ago