This photo reveals the first view of Earth from the moon, taken by Lunar Orbiter 1 on August Shot from a distance of about miles, this image shows half of Earth, from Istanbul to Cape Town and areas east, shrouded in night.
This iconic image from the Cassini spacecraft reveals the rings from the night side. Saturn is backlit by the Sun. The pale blue dot on the left, just inside one of the rings, is distant Earth. Photo credit: Cassini/NASA via Astronomy Picture of the Day.
Gale Crater Vista, in Glorious Color This is the first panorama in color of the Gale Crater landing site taken by NASA's Curiosity rover. The panorama was made from thumbnail versions of images taken by the Mast Camera.
A rose made of galaxies *This image of a pair of interacting galaxies called Arp 273 was released to celebrate the anniversary of the launch of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Credit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Venus moves across the Sun in this image captured by Japan’s satellite Hinode, on June One of the rarest astronomical events occurred yesterday, when Venus passed directly between the sun and Earth, a transit that won’t occur again until