Exploring the Universe

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

Rosetta Comet Images

The European Space Agency’s Rosetta arrived at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko at 9 a.m. GMT on 6th August after a ten-year journey. This remarkable feat of navigation means that Rosetta can now enter an orbit around the dusty, icy core of the 4-km wide comet to study it as it comes closer to the Sun. In November Rosetta will deploy a lander, Philae, to study the surface and drill down to the interior.

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.

Just Look Up!

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.

Night & Day Satellite Images

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.

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