Pictures of the year: Space
A view of the surface of the planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, the closest star tmore
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly corrals the supply of fresh fruit that arrived on the Kounotori 5 H-II Transfer Vehmore
A Russian Soyuz 2.1A rocket carrying Lomonosov, Aist-2D and SamSat-218 satellites lifts off from the launch pamore
People watch and take pictures of the solar eclipse at the beach on Ternate island, Indonesia, March 2016. REUmore
An imagined view of the three planets orbiting an ultracool dwarf star just 40 light-years from Earth discovermore
The SLS Five-Segment Solid Rocket Motor, that will launch NASA�s Space Launch System and Orion spacecraft to dmore
The Bubble Nebula in an image captured in February, 2016, by the Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3.more
An artist's concept depicts select planetary discoveries made to date by NASA's Kepler space telescope. Coumore
Pluto�s largest moon, Charon, is seen in a high-resolution, enhanced color view captured by NASA's New Horizonmore
The Soyuz TMA-20M spacecraft capsule carrying International Space Station crew, comprised of Jeff Williams of more
The collision of two black holes - a tremendously powerful event detected for the first time ever by the Lasermore
The bladed terrain of Tartarus Dorsa on the dwarf planet Pluto is seen in an image from NASA's New Horizons spmore
The central region of the Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud in an undated image taken by the NASAmore
A black spot on the sun is visible in the upper right of this image captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observamore
(L-R) Dr. Jim Green, Planetary Science Division Director, NASA; Scott Bolton, Juno principal investigator, Soumore
Star trails and blurred terrestrial lights are seen in a time exposure captured by astronauts on NASA's Internmore
A meteor streaks across the sky in the early morning during the Perseid meteor shower in Ramon Crater near themore
An artist's rendering of an outburst on an ultra-magnetic neutron star, also called a magnetar. REUTERS/NAmore
An Air Force Test Pilot School T-38C jet passes in front of the sun at supersonic speed, creating shockwaves cmore
A winter storm affecting the U.S. East Coast is seen in a NASA picture taken from the International Space Statmore
A heart shaped region named Sputnik Planum is seen in enhanced view of the dwarf planet Pluto from NASA's New more
The robotic arm in Japan's Kibo laboratory successfully deploys two combined satellites from Texas universitiemore
A NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows a spiral galaxy NGC 6814, whose luminous nucleus and spectacularmore
A photo taken by European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake aboard the International Space Station shows an Aurmore
The planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our Solar System, in anmore
The spiral galaxy NGC 4845, located over 65 million light-years away in the constellation of Virgo in this NASmore
Among the islands at the heart of territorial disputes in the South China Sea.
The Moscow defence ministry said the rebels now control an Aleppo enclave of only 1 square mile as renewed air strikes and shelling rock the Syrian city.
A chronology of conflict in the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo.
Inside government-controlled areas of Aleppo during a media tour.