From mapping the moon’s gravity to intense views of the Northern Lights, view our monthly roundup of cosmic highlights from February 2013.
The Northern Lights, more properly known as the Aurora Borealis, have long enchanted visitors to Iceland. With their dazzling colors and otherworldly glow, they might look like magic, but the science behind them is well …
An album of images from near and distant space
The world is a decidedly different place from 250 miles up—one too few of us get to see
A Russian diver and zoologist produces astounding photography of undersea creatures.
From a glorious view of Saturn to the Geminid meteor shower, view our monthly roundup of cosmic highlights from December 2012.
A global photography contest produces stunning images from an invisible world
For 33 years, America’s Voyager spacecraft have been flying toward the edges of our solar system. TIME surveys the most notable interstellar scenes captured by the Voyager’s cameras along the way.
From Mars Curiosity’s self portrait to a destructive Saturn cyclone, view our monthly roundup of cosmic highlights from November 2012.
The lidless eyes of the satellites circle the Earth, looking down upon the surface. The images that satellites like the U.S. Geological Survey’s Landsat 7 become instant feedback about our effect on the planet, how the Earth is …