Out-of-this-world images from space(49 images)

Astronauts from the United States and the European Space Agency, along with engineers and scientists on the ground around the world, are capturing some amazing images from outer space. Many were released in celebration of the Hubble Telescope's 30th anniversary. Here are some of the recent highlights.

A full moon is pictured above the Earth's horizon on March 27, 2021, as the International Space Station orbited 262 miles above Iran. Photo courtesy of NASA

The night lights of Tokyo are pictured from the International Space Station on February 27 as it orbited 261 miles above Japan. Photo courtesy of NASA

A volcano is pictured in the Kamchatka Peninsula of Russia as the International Space Station orbited 264 miles above on April 2. Photo courtesy of Roscosmos/NASA

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover used two different cameras to create this panoramic selfie, comprised of 60 images, in front of Mont Mercou, a rock outcrop that stands 20 feet (6 meters) tall on March 26. These were combined with 11 images taken by the Mastcam on the mast, or “head,” of the rover on March 16. The hole visible to the left of the rover is where its robotic drill sampled a rock nicknamed “Nontron.” The Curiosity team is nicknaming features in this part of Mars using names from the region around the village of Nontron in southwestern France. Photo courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS