September’s deep sky: Nebulae and galaxies

The EarthSky community shares amazing photos of September's deep sky. See diffuse nebulae and galaxies beyond the Milky Way!

Earth in the cosmic shooting gallery

Earth in the cosmic shooting gallery: A dramatic animation showing some of the many thousands of asteroids orbiting the sun near Earth.

The summer Milky Way in photos from our readers

Enjoy these images of the summer Milky Way taken by friends of EarthSky. Have a great pic to share? Submit it to us in our Community Photos!

Webb and Hubble see the universe differently

Webb and Hubble images of M74 - the Phantom Galaxy - show how the 2 telescopes "see" differently because they observe at different wavelengths.

August deep sky photos from EarthSky’s community

The EarthSky community shares amazing photos of August's deep sky. See bright and dark nebula, and galaxies beyond our own!

The crescent moon and Venus in stunning photos

Here are some beautiful photos of the very old waning crescent moon and Venus on August 25 and 26, 2022, in the east shortly before sunrise.

M81 and M82 as never seen before

Get a fresh look at galaxies M81 and M82 in Ursa Major. These incredible images combine hours of exposures and processing for a look at fine structures.

The Cartwheel Galaxy is Webb’s newest image

The James Webb Space Telescope's newest release is the Cartwheel galaxy, a gorgeous spiraling galaxy with inner and outer rings and lots of star formation.

Visualize the Perseid meteor stream in space

This visualization by Ian Webster and Peter Jenniskens uses NASA data to render the Perseid meteor stream in space. Don't miss this!

July’s deep sky: A wealth of summer nebulae

Members of the EarthSky community shared these amazing photos of July's deep sky. See nebulae from Cygnus, galaxies and more!