33 Breathtaking Pictures of OuterSpace You’ve Never Seen Before

A few top space agencies like NASA, ROSCOSMOS, ESA are an indispensable tour guide for all space geeks like us. They deliver a steady stream of amazing images – from detailed satellite images of the solar system of mysterious objects in deep space.

Today, we’ll take you to the cosmic sightseeing tour. Just scroll down and take a peek into this amazing world through these 33 breathtaking pictures of outer space that you have never seen before.

Sun’s “Canyon Of Fire”

Canyon Of FireSource: NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory

A gigantic magnetic filament (200,000 mile long) eruption on the sun recorded on 29th September 2013. The filament ripped through the sun’s atmosphere (corona) that somewhat looks like a “canyon of fire“.

Fiery Looping Rain on the Sun

Looping Rain on the Sun

On 19th July 2012, an eruption occurred on the sun that produced solar flare with coronal mass ejection (CME), and some complex moving structures in association with changes in the magnetic field of corona.

CubeSats Being Launched from the Space Station

CubeSatsSource: NASA

The CubeSats (nanosatellites) are being launched from the space, using a small robotic arm, JEM Remote Manipulator System.

Space Shuttle Atlantis

Space Shuttle Atlantis

The Space Shuttle spent 13 days in space while astronaut installed a new module to the International Space Station, technologies, tested tools and mechanism to refuel satellite in space.

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saturnCredit: NASA

This is Saturn in infrared light – looks like it’s been painted with a dark brush. The image was captured on 27th May 2015, with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera.

unusual appearance saturn

Here’s another infrared photo giving Saturn an unusual appearance.



This image of the Sun was taken on 15th July 2015, in different wavelengths of light that are invisible to the human eye.

Dust Clouds

Dust CloudsSource: NASA

A huge dust cloud surrounding the supermassive star Eta Carinae captured by Hubble Space Telescope in September 1995.

An Astronaut in Space

An Astronaut on SpaceNASA

Astronaut Bruce McCandless II ‘free-flies’ high above Earth. He went 320 feet away from the orbiter.

The Sparkling Sun

The Sparkling Sun

The Sun glinting behind the International Space Station; captured by the Russian section of the orbital outpost.

The Eagle Nebula’s Pillars

The picture shows the pillars (in visible light), multi-colored glow of gas clouds and dark cosmic dust.



Mission specialist Andrew Feustel and John Grunsfeld participate in the final (mission’s fifth) spacewalk.

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NGC 7049

NGC 7049

The NGC 7049 galaxy is approximately 100 million light years away from earth in the constellation of Indus, in the southern sky. It shows the feature of both spiral and elliptical galaxy.

NGC 1433

NGC 1433Image credit: NASA

A spiral galaxy NGC 1433 located in the constellation of Dorado, about 32 million light-years from Earth.

Jupiter, Europa and Callisto

Jupiter, Europa and Callisto

Two of Jupiter’s four moons, Europa and Callisto were aligned with each other at the center of planet. The image was captured on 7th December 2000 by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft.

Fly to the Moon

Fly to the Moon

Guilherme Coelho (an astrophotographer) took this image in Santo Andre, Brazil of a 737-800 airplane on 30th August 2015.


PlutoImage credit: NASA

On 14th July 2015, the New Horizon became the first spacecraft to fly by Pluto. The spacecraft took this near sunset view of the rugged, icy mountains, flat ice plains, and glaciers of frozen nitrogen.

New Pluto PictureImage credit: NASA

Here is another one, showing that what you would see if you were 1,100 miles above Pluto’s equatorial area. The image is taken from a distance of 50,000 miles.

Morning Aurora

Morning AuroraCredit: NASA

Scott Kelly took this photo of green lights of the aurora from the International Space Station on 7th October 2015.

Pluto’s Blue Sky

Plutos Blue Sky

The high altitude haze layer shows Pluto’s blue color. The photo is taken by New Horizons Ralph

Pluto’s Big Moon Charon

Plutos Big Moon Charon

This is a high-resolution enhanced view of Pluto’s big moon Charon captured by New Horizons spacecraft.

Iberian Peninsula

Iberian Peninsula

International Space Station captured the lights on the Iberian Peninsula.

Apollo 11

Apollo 11

The Tranquility base with lunar Lander as seen in July 1969.

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Earth and Moon

Earth and MoonNASA

The Earth and Moon are captured at the left of the Space Shuttle discovery in 1998.

Dark Narrow Streaks

Dark Narrow Streaks

A view of dark narrow streaks on walls of Garni Crater on Mars, captured by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Payload Commander Fixing Hubble Space Telescope

Payload CommanderCredit: NASA

Steven L. Smith uses a power tool as he stands on a mobile foot restraint to fix the Hubble Space Telescope.

Cat’s Eye Nebula

Cats Eye NebulaNASA Image, Hubble ST

It’s a relatively bright planetary nebula in the northern constellation of Draco, 3,300 light-years away from Earth.

Galaxy NGC 4921

galaxy NGC 4921Source: NASA

This is an image of spiral galaxy NGC 4921 which is about 310 million light years away from Earth. From center, there is a bright nucleus, a bright central bar, a ring of dark dust, blue cluster of newly formed stars and several smaller companion galaxies.



A hurricane pictured from space by a crew member of the International Space Station.

hurricane reaching Bahamas

Yet another hurricane (before reaching Bahamas), captured on 2nd October 2015.

Northern Lights from Space

Northern LightsSource: NASA

NASA’s International Space Station crew took this picture as they passed over the Northern Lights. It was the biggest solar flare (red and green) around the Earth in the last 20 years.

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