Pictures from space! Our image of the day

Space can be a wondrous place, and we’ve got the pictures to prove it! Take a look at our favorite pictures from space here, and if you’re wondering what happened today in space history don’t miss our On This Day in Space video show (opens in new tab) here!

Astronomer discovers tiny asteroid shortly before it hits Earth 

(Image credit: Konkoly Observatory, K. Sárneczky)

Thursday, February 9, 2023: This is the first photo of a 3-foot-wide (1 meter) asteroid that burned up in Earth’s atmosphere only a few hours after it was discovered.