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They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Space images tell tales of distant planets, stars, nebulae, and galaxies. Here you'll discover photographs from NASA and astronomy and space pictures from telescopes around the world.
  1. History of Space Exploration
  2. Solar System Missions
  3. The Future of Space Exploration
  4. Featured Image of the Week
  5. Space Exploration Images
  1. Astronaut and Cosmonaut Pictures
  2. Pictures of Astronomers, Scientists and Philosophers
  3. Deep Space Pictures
  4. Solar System Images

History of Space Exploration

It has been more than 50 years since the first astronauts left our planet and walked on another world. Here is a look back at some past missions.

Solar System Missions

Before people traveled to space, robotic spacecraft were sent to orbit Earth. Today our planet is surrounded by hundreds of communications and scientific satellites, teaching us about our planet and the cosmos at large. 

The Future of Space Exploration

Humanity has made tremendous progress in space exploration. Where do we go from here? What will the future of space exploration look like?

Featured Image of the Week

Image of the Week for Aglow

Welcome to Space & Astronomy Featured Picture of the Week. Every week, discover fascinating images from astronomy and space.

Space Exploration Images

Apollo 11 Walking on the Moon

Space missions are designed to explore the unknown and learn more about the universe around us. Whether it's a manned space mission to the moon, a robot explorer in the solar system or a probe to the galaxy beyond, check out these space exploration mission pictures.

Astronaut and Cosmonaut Pictures

Richard H. Truly (Vice Admiral, USN, Ret.) NASA Astronaut (Former)

View pictures of the brave men and women who have made a success of the U.S. Astronaut Program as well as international astronauts and cosmonauts.

Pictures of Astronomers, Scientists and Philosophers

Ptolemy Pictures - Ptolemy Stamp

Sir Isaac Newton wrote in a letter to his chief rival Robert Hooke, "If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants."

Check out these pictures of some of those who have changed the world and our views of the universe.

Deep Space Pictures

Pictures of Stars - Hubble Finds One of the Smallest Stars in the Universe

Discover pictures of stars, black holes, quasars, pulsars, and other deep space objects. Learn more about our universe with these deep space and stars pictures. You'll find out more about the constellations as you tour our universe in pictures.

Solar System Images

Global View of the Arctic Ocean

Discover pictures of our solar system. Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, asteroids, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, comets and meteors are all subjects of pictures for your education and enjoyment. You'll learn more about our solar system from these pictures.

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