ESA PHOTOS: Highlights From European Space Agency Images

11/29/2012 12:49 pm ET

NASA is well-known for the awesome space photos snapped by its spacecraft and astronauts—in fact, the administration has an entire website devoted just to space imagery. But it’s not the only space agency known for spectacular photos of the cosmos.

The European Space Agency (ESA), an organization comprised of 20 member states, has collected more than its share of eye-popping multimedia. From the Cassini-Huygens probe's austere photos of Saturn and its moons to Envisat's visions of our own planet, images from ESA spacecraft span the whole wondrous range of space science.

Check out the slideshow below to see the best of ESA's incredible space images.

Best Of European Space Agency Photos

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