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Astronomy: Images

An introduction to library resources on Astronomy.

Digital Images Collections

The following collections provide images for use. Be sure to read the guidelines carefully and provide citations and source recognition when using any images in your work.

  • Apollo Image Atlas
    Comprehensive online collection of Apollo-Saturn mission photography from the Lunar and Planetary Institute, including 25,000 lunar images, both from orbit and from the moon's surface, as well as photographs of the earth, astronauts and mission hardware. Search by term or browse by Apollo craft, camera type, and much more.
  • JSC Digital Image Collection
    9,000 images from NASA's Johnson Space Center press release photos from the Apollo, Gemini, Mercury, Skylab, and Shuttle missions
  • Hubble Gallery
    Hubble Telescope images from the Space Telescope Science Institute; search for images by term of browse by categories including galaxies, solar system, nebulae, stars, the universe, and more.
  • NASA Images
    A new online archive of hundreds of thousands of NASA images.
  • Science Photo Library (SPL)
    "World's leading provider of science photos" 100,000 science, technology & industry, space & astronomy, history of science & medicine and more images