Exploring the Universe
Space pictures featuring a collection of astrophotographers, space artists, major observatories and space organisations.
If you think you know what a city looks like – this could change your mind – the Earth’s cities from Space! Day time images from space are taken using satellites and our roads, rivers & parks are clearly visible. The night time images show the world in a completely different ‘light’. Taken using ‘NightPod’ these are actual photographs taken from space.
The science of astronomy is possibly the oldest human endeavour, yet is the simplest for anyone to join in. The wonders of the Sun, Moon and stars pass above us day after day, enriched by occasional visitors such as comets and treats such as eclipses. Here, photographers from all over the world share their views of these wonders with us. The camera allows long exposures to reveal the dynamic beauty of the heavens and show the skies in context with ourselves and the Earth.
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.