Space pictures featuring a collection of astrophotographers, space artists, major observatories and space organisations.
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.
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.
The Hubble Space Telescope, named after astronomer Edwin Hubble, is an astronomical satellite orbiting the Earth. Launched by the Space Shuttle Discovery in 1990, it observes stars, galaxies and other objects in electromagnetic radiation from infrared and ultraviolet to visible light. This collection of stunning space pictures includes the Monkey Head Nebula, the Tarantula Nebula, and spiral galaxy photos.
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’!