2020 hasn't been a great year . . . but it has given us some stellar space photos! We hope you enjoy this collection of images and get pumped for what's to come for all things space related in 2021.
Photographer: SEBASTIAN VOLTMER
A German photographer captured this stunning image of auroral activity on Norway's Lofoten Islands.
Photographer: ANDREAS ETTL
Long exposure caught the mesmerizing starlit sky in Naukluft National Park in Namibia.
Photographer: QIQIGE (NINA) ZHAO
An orange glow radiates from the center of NGC 1792, the heart of this stellar forge. Captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.
Photographer: ESA/Hubble & NASA, J. Lee
The Tycho crater is one of the most famous craters on the Moon. The photographer caught the beauty of this crater and the array of color from the soils.
Photographer: ALAIN PAILLOU
This image of the Sun's small-scale structure of its surface is very alive. This surface is about 100 kilometers thick and the ever-boiling motion of these convection cells circulate, lasting for around 15 to 20 minutes.
Photographer: ALEXANDRA HART
The clear skies in Finnish Lapland helped this photographer capture the breathtaking painting-like image of rare polar stratospheric clouds.
Photographer: THOMAS KAST
This image depicts the Sun captured through a special\solar telescope that transmits light at a narrow slice of the spectrum in the near UV. This wavelength shows the details of the low chromosphere, which creates the crackling texture.
Photographer: ALAN FRIEDMAN
In the desert at Wadi Rum in Jordan this photographer caught the red dune as a foreground and the imposing Milky Way right in the center of the sky.
Photographer: STEFAN LIEBERMANN