Month's Best Space Pictures: Fiery Launch, Falling Stars

Also see beautiful terrain from hundreds of miles above Earth's surface, and get a glimpse at how humans could go to the moon and beyond.

Feed your need for heavenly views of the universe with our pick of the most awe-inspiring space pictures from August 2018.

This month, the skies over Russia glow with falling stars, a tiny spacecraft hurtles toward the sun, the Hubble Space Telescope spots stars more than 80 quadrillion miles away, and Jupiter's enigmatic clouds swirl like cream in the solar system's biggest cup of coffee.

Meteor Showers 101 Meteor showers bring interplanetary debris, ranging from pebbles to boulders, into Earth's atmosphere. Find out how these dazzling displays come about.