Exploring the Universe

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

Hubble Space Telescope 25th Anniversary

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope in April 1990, we have put together 25 of our favourite images captured by this famous telescope. Originally launched with a flawed mirror, Hubble has now recorded some of the most detailed and spectacular visible-light images ever.

Apollo 13 Launch

Launched April 11th 1970, it was planned to be the third manned landing on the Moon, but two days into the flight, about 300,000km from Earth, an explosion in an oxygen tank crippled the spacecraft. After passing around the Moon, Apollo 13 headed back to Earth. All three astronauts returned safely to Earth on 17th April.

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.

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