Astrophotos

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 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…

1 year 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…

3 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…

3 years ago

Incredible Solar Eclipse Images From Our Readers

Holy moly, that was awesome! Incredible, fantastic, amazing...there just aren't the words to describe what it is like to experience…

4 years ago

Gorgeous Images of the August 2017 Partial Lunar Eclipse

Just to get you in the mood for the upcoming total solar eclipse -- now less than two weeks away…

4 years ago

November 2016 Super Moon Images from Around the World

Now updated with more great images! Although there's been quite a bit of hype about the Super Moon on November…

5 years ago

At ISO 400,000, This 6-Minute Film Shows Why We Love the Night Sky

Obviously, you’ve seen timelapse videos of the night sky because we share them here on Universe Today all the time.…

5 years ago

Gorgeous Photos of Earth and the Night Sky: TWAN Photo Contest Winners Announced

The winners of the 7th annual Earth & Sky Photo Contest have been announced, and wow, these images are absolutely…

5 years ago

Metropolitan Milky Way

In this guest post from Photographingspace.com, Janik Alheit explains how he was able to photograph the Milky Way above the…

5 years ago