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.
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Sun’s “Canyon Of Fire”
Source: 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
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
The CubeSats (nanosatellites) are being launched from the space, using a small robotic arm, JEM Remote Manipulator System.
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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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.
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.
A huge dust cloud surrounding the supermassive star Eta Carinae captured by Hubble Space Telescope in September 1995.
An Astronaut in Space
Astronaut Bruce McCandless II ‘free-flies’ high above Earth. He went 320 feet away from the orbiter.
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.
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.
Image credit: NASA
A spiral galaxy NGC 1433 located in the constellation of Dorado, about 32 million light-years from Earth.
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
Guilherme Coelho (an astrophotographer) took this image in Santo Andre, Brazil of a 737-800 airplane on 30th August 2015.
Image 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.
Image 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.
Scott Kelly took this photo of green lights of the aurora from the International Space Station on 7th October 2015.
Pluto’s 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
This is a high-resolution enhanced view of Pluto’s big moon Charon captured by New Horizons spacecraft.
International Space Station captured the lights on the Iberian Peninsula.
The Tranquility base with lunar Lander as seen in July 1969.
Earth and Moon
The Earth and Moon are captured at the left of the Space Shuttle discovery in 1998.
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
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
NASA 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
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.
Yet another hurricane (before reaching Bahamas), captured on 2nd October 2015.
Northern Lights from Space
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.