NASA's space science researchers control some of the world's most sophisticated space probes and orbiting telescopes to get amazing images of objects in space. Now YOU can join them by operating your OWN ground-based "MicroObservatories" — real robotic telescopes that you command through this website!
Top panel: Students controlling MicroObservatory Telescope;
a MicroObservatory telescope in Arizona;
image taken with MicroObservatory telescope.
Bottom panel: Scientists controlling Hubble Telescope,
the Hubble Telescope in orbit around Earth,
image taken with Hubble telescope
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The Image Directory lists all MicroObservatory images taken over the last 30 days, plus an archive of past interesting images.
Want to work with past Astrophoto Challenges? You still can!
Find past NASA data in the Challenges Archive.