Space pictures featuring a collection of astrophotographers, space artists, major observatories and space organisations.
Referred to by some astronomers as the “comet of the century”, Comet ISON did not end up surviving its journey passed the Sun. Here are some of the last photos of Comet ISON.
On 25th September, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kotov will be launched on a mission to the International Space Station (ISS). In 2011 Oleg was a our guest of honour at the private viewing of our exhibition to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s space flight. And as Yuri said – Poyekhali!”
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’!