1,140 images for astronomical

  • 6119-07452793

    Detail of clock on the Torre dell' Orologio in St. Mark's Square, Venice, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Veneto, Italy, Europe

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 856-05804265

    A woman watches the The Prague Astronomical Clock.

    Rights-Managed

  • 679-09023184

    The earth's core, illustration. (Elements of this 3d image furnished by NASA - source maps from http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/).

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 630-03481350

    Man with his daughter looking through an astronomy telescope

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-08828318

    Ice plumes on Europa. Europa is the smallest of the four Galilean moons of Jupiter, and the second closest to the planet. Its surface is icy and relatively smooth. Impacting meteorites cause melting of the surface, allowing the water to smooth out before re-freezing. There is some evidence of large-scale movements of the ice, possibly supported by a liquid mantle and driven by thermal processes wi

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-09023159

    Satellite above earth, illustration. (Elements of this 3d render furnished by NASA).

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 838-02476568

    Nicholas Kratzer (Inventor Of Polyhedral Sundial) 1528 Hans Holbein the Younger (1497-1543 German) Musee du Louvre, Paris, France

    Rights-Managed

  • 679-09021648

    Big Bang, conceptual image. Computer illustration representing the origin of the universe. The term Big Bang describes the initial expansion of all the matter in the universe from an infinitely compact state 13.7 billion years ago. The initial conditions are not known, but less than a second after the beginning, temperatures were trillions of degrees Celsius and the primordial universe was much sm

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-05798951

    Asteroid approaching Earth, artwork

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-09023168

    Moon and clouds above water, illustration.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-08518280

    Big Bang, conceptual image. Computer illustration representing the origin of the universe. The term Big Bang describes the initial expansion of all the matter in the universe from an infinitely compact state 13.7 billion years ago. The initial conditions are not known, but less than a second after the beginning, temperatures were trillions of degrees Celsius and the primordial universe was much sm

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-08518273

    Big Bang, conceptual image. Computer illustration representing the origin of the universe. The term Big Bang describes the initial expansion of all the matter in the universe from an infinitely compact state 13.7 billion years ago. The initial conditions are not known, but less than a second after the beginning, temperatures were trillions of degrees Celsius and the primordial universe was much sm

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-07607960

    Artwork of a sun over planet earth.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-07607955

    Artwork of a solar system.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-08027015

    The solar system, illustration

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-07607959

    Artwork of a sun over planet earth.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-08027000

    Spiral galaxy and black hole

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-08921408

    Exoplanet and galactic nebula, illustration.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-07603290

    Solar system, computer artwork.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-07604200

    Mars, computer artwork.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-07608073

    Artwork of the sun.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-07151270

    Big Bang, conceptual computer artwork.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-09088013

    Galaxy and associated dark matter halo. A dark matter halo is a supposed galaxy component that enshrouds the galactic disc and extends well beyond the edge of the visible galaxy. Its mass dominates the total mass of the galaxy system. Purportedly consisting of dark matter, halos cannot be observed directly, but their existence is inferred through their effects on the motions of stars and gas in ga

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-07603181

    Earth and Sun, computer artwork.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-07604315

    Satellite, computer artwork.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-07607938

    This is an artwork of a supermassive black hole with a jet streaming outward at nearly the speed of light. Such active black holes are found at the hearts of most if not all galaxies, including our own Milky Way. The most massive galaxies, the giant ellipticals, can host black holes with masses measured in billions of Suns. The disc seen here is the accretion disc that surrounds the black hole, ma

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-07603182

    Earth and Sun, computer artwork.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-09055883

    Red dwarf EBLM J0555-57Ab compared to Saturn, illustration. EBLM J0555-57Ab is located 600 light-years away. With a diameter even smaller than that of the planet Saturn, this is the smallest known true star (an object that converts hydrogen into helium via fusion reactions in its core). Despite is diminutive size, however, J0555 is no light weight, with a mass around 85 times that of Jupiter, maki

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-09022008

    A close up of the central region of our Milky Way seen obliquely from above; with the arms and the central bar in their approximate known locations. There are four major arms and one arm fragment (Orion-Cygnus) where the Sun is found. The vertical relief in the arms and central bar and core are shown.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-07603790

    Earth from space, computer artwork.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-07603764

    Curiosity Mars rover, computer artwork.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-09023139

    Planet earth being hit by asteroid, illustration. (Elements of this image furnished by NASA- earthmap for render from http://visibleearth.nasa.gov)

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-09055763

    Computer illustration showing a solar flare hitting Earth. Elements of this image furnished by NASA.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-09055764

    Solar activity, computer illustration.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-07151028

    This image represents a new type of gamma-ray burster (GRB), which lasts much longer than those found previously. Until now, GRBs created during the death throes of massive stars, or when stars collide were not known to last more than a few minutes. But in a new class of GRB the event goes on for far longer, up to several hours. These are thought to be created when a very massive red supergiant st

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-09021676

    A black hole is an object so compact - usually a collapsed star - that nothing can escape its gravitational pull. Not even light. On Earth an object needs to be launched with a speed of 11 km s if it is to escape the planet's gravity and go into orbit. But the escape velocity of a black hole exceeds the speed of light. Since nothing can travel faster than this ultimate speed, black holes suck in e

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-07603179

    Earth and Sun, computer artwork.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-07604316

    Satellite, computer artwork.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-07607966

    Artwork of the planet earth with cracks, environmental concept.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-07603787

    Earth from space, computer artwork.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-07607967

    Artwork of the earth's core and magnetosphere.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-07603180

    Earth and Sun, computer artwork.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-06713813

    Sun setting behind Earth, computer artwork.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-07603295

    Solar system, computer artwork.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-07603187

    Earth and Sun, computer artwork.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 852-07610602

    Man with telescope standing on target looking at stars

    Rights-Managed

  • 679-07604240

    Moon, computer artwork.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-09055871

    Haumea and moons, illustration. Haumea is a dwarf planet in the Kuiper Belt. It is noted for its elongated shape, somewhat like a rugby ball. It is orbited by at least two moons and a narrow ring of rocky particles.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-07151269

    Pulsar, computer artwork. A pulsar, a rapidly rotating neutron star, is the collapsed super-dense core of a massive star that has blown off its outer layers in a supernova.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-07603225

    Mars, computer artwork.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-05798953

    Earth from space, artwork

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-08518507

    A black hole is an object so compact -- usually a collapsed star -- that nothing can escape its gravitational pull. Not even light. On Earth an object needs to be launched with a speed of 11 km/s if it is to escape the planet's gravity and go into orbit. But the escape velocity of a black hole exceeds the speed of light. Since nothing can travel faster than this ultimate speed, black holes suck in

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-07763565

    Black hole. Computer artwork representing a black hole against a starfield. A black hole is a super- dense object, thought to form from the collapse of a huge star. Due to their incredible mass, the gravitational field around them is so strong that not even light may escape from their 'surface'. The point at which light can no longer escape from the object is called the event horizon. Although the

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-05798863

    Earth and Moon, artwork

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 600-05523290

    Griffith Observatory and Astronomers Monument, Los Angeles, California, USA

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-06713919

    This is a view of a Wolf-Rayet star that has exploded in a gamma ray burst (GRB) event. Two jets have erupted out of the core, through the surrounding nebula (blue). This is the collapsar theory of GRBs, which says GRBs result from the collapse of the core of a massive star, like Type II supernovae but even more powerful. The spin or magnetic field of the black hole forms jets from surrounding mat

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-08518508

    A black hole is an object so compact -- usually a collapsed star -- that nothing can escape its gravitational pull. Not even light. On Earth an object needs to be launched with a speed of 11 km/s if it is to escape the planet's gravity and go into orbit. But the escape velocity of a black hole exceeds the speed of light. Since nothing can travel faster than this ultimate speed, black holes suck in

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-09087613

    Artwork of a boy looking through a telescope, seen in silhouette against the star clouds of the Milky Way. The boy is using a refracting telescope.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-09087609

    Artwork of star party â€" a group of people meeting with telescopes to share their admiration of the night sky and astronomy. The people are seen in silhouette against the star clouds of the Milky Way.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-07604492

    Twin star system, computer artwork.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-07603293

    Solar system, computer artwork.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-08910658

    Swedish antenna at the La Silla ESO observatory, Chile.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-07604202

    Mars, computer artwork.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-08106336

    This illustration shows an extrasolar planet (exoplanet) eclipsing its star. Eclipses of the Sun enable us to view the Sun's outer atmosphere - its corona. The eclipse in this image affords us a similar view of the corona of the extrasolar planet's star. It also allows us to see detail on the surface of the planet, which is highly volcanic.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-07603294

    Solar system, computer artwork.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-06713807

    Spiral galaxy, computer artwork.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-07603289

    Solar system, computer artwork.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-08536321

    Illustration of two black holes orbiting each other. Eventually the black holes will merge, an event that will produce gravitational waves. Gravitational waves are a prediction of Einstein's theory of general relativity. Gravity is the distortion of spacetime by mass, and changes in this distortion travel in waves at the speed of light. The effect is most pronounced where extremely massive objects

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-08664078

    Gravitational waves. Illustration of two black holes orbiting each other, emitting gravitational waves. Gravitational waves are a prediction of Einstein's theory of general relativity. Gravity is the distortion of spacetime by mass, and changes in this distortion travel in waves at the speed of light. The effect is most pronounced where extremely massive objects are subject to high acceleration. T

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-07763568

    Black hole. Computer artwork representing a black hole against a starfield. A black hole is a super- dense object, thought to form from the collapse of a huge star. Due to their incredible mass, the gravitational field around them is so strong that not even light may escape from their 'surface'. The point at which light can no longer escape from the object is called the event horizon. Although the

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-07604246

    Moon, computer artwork.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-09087591

    Illustration of a coronal mass ejection impacting the Earth's atmosphere. These events, CMEs for short, are powerful releases of solar charged particles (plasma) and magnetic field, travelling on the solar wind. When a CME hits Earth, it can cause a geomagnetic storm which disrupts the planet's magnetosphere, our radio transmissions and electrical power lines. They can damage artificial satellites

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-07604214

    Asteroid defence missile, computer artwork.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-07607963

    Artwork of the planet earth and galaxy.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-07608173

    Artwork of black hole.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-07603185

    Earth and Sun, computer artwork.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-08972195

    Astronaut walking on planet, illustration.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-08972116

    Astronaut in space, illustration.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-07607939

    A black hole is an object so compact -- usually a collapsed star -- that nothing can escape its gravitational pull. Not even light. On Earth an object needs to be launched with a speed of 11 km/s if it is to escape the planet's gravity and go into orbit. But the escape velocity of a black hole exceeds the speed of light. Since nothing can travel faster than this ultimate speed, black holes suck in

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-06199160

    A pair of figures watches the night sky during a meteor shower. Showers such as these occur at fixed dates throughout the year, when Earth's orbit around the Sun takes it through the streams of dust left by comets as they orbit the Sun themselves. During these encounters, the dust particles strike the Earth's atmosphere, leaving glowing trails called meteors (or 'shooting stars') as they burn up.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-07603415

    Venus, computer artwork.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-07603788

    Earth from space, computer artwork.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-08221154

    Planet in outer space with a spacecraft approaching it, computer illustration.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-07603559

    Asteroid approaching Earth, computer artwork.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-08663695

    Illustration of two black holes orbiting each other, emitting gravitational waves. Gravitational waves are a prediction of Einstein's theory of general relativity. Gravity is the distortion of spacetime by mass, and changes in this distortion travel in waves at the speed of light. The effect is most pronounced where extremely massive objects are subject to high acceleration. This is seen, for inst

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-07151471

    Big Bang, conceptual image. Computer artwork representing the origin of the universe depicted by an infinity torus knot. The term Big Bang describes the initial expansion of all the matter in the universe from an infinitely compact state 13.7 billion years ago. The initial conditions are not known, but less than a second after the beginning, temperatures were trillions of degrees Celsius and the p

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-06199159

    A pair of figures watches the night sky during a meteor shower. Showers such as these occur at fixed dates throughout the year, when Earth's orbit around the Sun takes it through the streams of dust left by comets as they orbit the Sun themselves. During these encounters, the dust particles strike the Earth's atmosphere, leaving glowing trails called meteors (or 'shooting stars') as they burn up.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-07608171

    Artwork of exoplanet with two small moons.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-07607990

    Artwork of a meteor shower at night.

    Premium Royalty-Free

  • 679-09023199

    Meteors falling towards earth, illustration.

    Premium Royalty-Free