Space

Space pictures of the Month: Moon from orbit and stars' fiery birth

Plus, a world-famous musician plays a concert under the stars, and a SpaceX launch lights up the Florida night sky.Monday, June 3, 2019

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

This month, the Hubble Space Telescope took stunning pictures of distant galaxies, a SpaceX rocket streaked across the sky, a satellite surveyed a future Mars rover's home on the red planet, and the iconic rover Curiosity snapped a mosaic "selfie." Closer to Earth, the crew of the International Space Station saw our moon in all its glory, and celebrated cellist Yo-Yo Ma visited the European Southern Observatory to play a concert beneath the cosmos.