An album of space images—including a poignant shot of a blacked-out North Korea—tell this month’s tale of our place in the cosmos.
The moon blocks the sun, some new rockets get a workout and a tarantula lives on the other side of the universe. The cosmos never fail to thrill.
Ten years after bouncing down on the Martian surface, a golf-cart-sized rover is still hard at work
Photos from orbit capture work sites on the Moon and Mars
The universe has been around for 13.8 billion years, and has been gorgeous for every one of them—as this year-end collection of images from 2013 helps prove.
Marking its 10th anniversary, the BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition attracts the works of microscopy lovers worldwide
The alpinists Daniel Arnold and Stephan Siegrist collaborated with the climbing photographer Thomas Senf and Swiss mountain sports manufacturer Mammut to create astounding images of icefalls on the Eidfjord in northern Norway.
Cosmic photography is always breathtaking, so a full year’s worth of images provides plenty of choices. Here are some of 2013’s highlights.
The cosmos are lit up year round, but as the Holiday season begins, they’re offering an especially splashy mix—from a daredevil comet to a box-like supernova to a spectacular portrait of Saturn, with a tiny Earth lurking in the …
The sun underwent a rare “hybrid” solar eclipse Sunday. How people watched was as interesting as what they watched.