Best space photos 2018

Suitable to its completion in 2018 was very generous in terms of space fantastic photos. Breathtaking images of nebulae, our Earth, other planets, stars, historic space launches and a new, completely unique space missions – all this was in the list of the most memorable space photos 2018 according to the portal New Atlas, which has recently summarized the results.

Sit back and enjoy this amazing beauty.

The Lagoon nebula – star formation region, located about 4000 light-years from Earth. The image in the visible spectrum received by a space telescope “Hubble” in February of this year

Active star-forming region nebula Skull and bones (NGC 2467) photographed a Very large telescope of the European southern Observatory

Cherry Roadster Elon musk, receding from the Earth after launching aboard a super-heavy carrier rocket Falcon Heavy in February this year

The last picture of the dummy “Starman” sitting inside the Roadster and racing away from the Earth

Photograph of the nebula These Keel obtained with a telescope Vista of the European southern Observatory

The first “selfie” lander, NASA InSight, made after landing on the Red planet

The image “Dolphin” “floating” among the vortex of clouds of Jupiter. The photo was taken by the spacecraft Juno space Agency NASA

Detailed map of the distribution of stars in our galaxy that display nearly 1.7 billion stars. The image is obtained using the space telescope Gaia European space Agency

Mosaic photograph of the asteroid Bennu received the interplanetary space station NASA OSIRIS-REx from the distance of 24 kilometers from the surface of the object. This image is the most detailed picture of the surface of an asteroid in history

Received 8 Nov sun probe “Parker”, this image is the first in the history of space exploration photography obtained directly from the solar atmosphere. On the left part of the image you can see the coronal ejection of plasma, as well as the planet mercury (the brightest point) in the background

Super Typhoon “Centres”, photographed from the International space station in September this year, the German ESA astronaut Alexander Gershom

The Rover “Curiosity” looks at the way that he overcame in his six-year journey to the red planet after landing in a place that scientists have named “Bradbury landing”

In this panoramic image taken by the space telescope Hubble in the infrared and ultraviolet ranges, and contains about 15 000 galaxies

This image consists of images of Saturn obtained in the visible range of the spectrum in the beginning of 2018, as well as earlier photos of auroras on the planet, taken in ultraviolet

Photo of the globular cluster NGC 1898 located in the centre of the Large Magellanic Cloud

This the own luminescence of the atmosphere over Australia was received in October. The phenomenon is caused by charged particles of the solar wind hitting the atmosphere and releasing energy in the form of orange lights

Photograph of the tarantula nebula, obtained using the Very large telescope of the European southern Observatory

Another amazing image of Jupiter obtained by the spacecraft Juno

Composite image of a triple star system APOP in the near-infrared/heat range infrared radiation. Vortex cloud of gas and dust around the star suggests that the system in the future will create a very powerful burst of gamma radiation

The view from the spaceplane VSS Unity private tourism company Virgin Galactic. The photo was taken during the first launch into space

Space telescope Hubble took this image of Mars July 18, 2018 at a time when the Red planet is closest (in 2003) was located to the Ground

Spiral galaxy NGC 3981, photographed by the Very large telescope of the European southern Observatory

Is the radio image, obtained with the radio telescope, located in the Northern Cape province of South Africa, shows the center of the milky Way. The brighter the light, the stronger the signal coming from the source

Photo received orbiting spacecraft Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. It depicts the crater looks like a tadpole. The “tail” of the crater is a dry riverbed, proving that once on the planet there was water in liquid form

Another photo of Mars, this time from the probe “Mars-Express”. It shows the Korolev crater, filled with a huge number of frozen water

The star of Lupus 3 in the constellation of the Wolf. Near the star is at least one exoplanet. The constellation itself is located in a region of active star formation

Composite image of the North pole of the Sun under a previously unseen angle. The image was obtained using the extrapolation of the photos taken by the space probe of the European space Agency Proba-2