Space

The Best Pictures from a Spectacular Space Month

January 2019 was quite a start to the year: see stars glittering in distant galaxies and China's historic moon landing up-close. Monday, 4 February

By Michael Greshko

Feed your need for heavenly views of the universe with our picks of the most awe-inspiring space pictures from January 2019.

This month, talented photographers turned their cameras skyward to glimpse the decade's last total lunar eclipse, and the New Horizons probe zoomed by the most distant world ever visited by a spacecraft. Closer to home, China's Chang'e-4 lander made history on the moon's far side, and the Hubble Space Telescope captured stunning views of starry galaxies near and far—including one of the best views ever made of one of our cosmic neighbors.