Space pictures featuring a collection of astrophotographers, space artists, major observatories and space organisations.

Underwater Space Training

European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Jean-Francois Clervoy carrying out underwater training. He is taking part in 'Moonwalk' training on hilly submarine landscapes to simulate the next space missions to the Moon.


As most modern observatories concentrate on ever narrower pieces of the sky, it has fallen to a band of dedicated amateur astrophotographers to capture the wider perspective of the skies above us. Whether from their own backyard or in remote locations around the world, these experts have developed ways to exploit digital imaging and computerised tracking systems to bring us new views of familiar objects.

Royalty Free Space Images

Space the final frontier… Our collection of Royalty Free Space images offers you images that combine the unrivalled quality of Science Photo Library imagery with the flexibility of royalty free licensing.

Images from NASA's Curiosity Rover

NASA’s Curiosity Rover was launched on 26th November 2011 and landed successfully on Mars on 6th August 2012. The mission is to determine if Mars is, or was ever, able to support microbial life. View the photos of Mars taken by Curiosity including a fantastic ‘selfie’!

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