30 Best Space Pictures of the Week – May 02th to May 09th, 2012

1. Full moon rising over Ft Collins, CO


2. Aurora over Norway 

3. Reflection of an Astronaut 

4. Galaxy eating lunch

5. Messier 78

6. Supermoon Over Paris 

7. This view from the front hazard-avoidance camera on NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity shows the rover’s arm’s shadow falling near a bright mineral vein informally named “Homestake.” The vein is about the width of a thumb and about 18 inches (45 centimeters) long 

8. A single aurora band over our street. Fairbanks AK

9.  Learning to digi-scope. My first effort: The Moon! 

10. Pink Opaque 

11. Enceladus On Display In Newest Images From Cassini 

12. Full Moon

13. M1: The Crab Nebula from Hubble 

14. Sombrero Galaxy in visible+infrared 

15. Saturn’s Moon Helene in Color

16. Astronaut Piers J. Sellers Performing a Heat Shield Repair Technique on Discovery

17. Central Region of the Milky Way

18. In the Center of the Omega Nebula 

19. Panorama of the Whale Galaxy 

20. The Ouarkziz Impact Crater located in northwestern Algeria close to the border with Morocco. According to scientists, the crater was formed by a meteor impact less than 70 million years ago

21. “Squashed” Supermoon as seen from the ISS 

22. West Rim of Endeavour Crater on Mars (False Color) 

23. Layered Bedrock in Nili Fossae Region. Mars.

24. NGC 2841

25. This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope could seem like a quiet patch of sky at first glance. But zooming into the central part of a galaxy cluster — one of the largest structures of the Universe — is rather like looking at the eye of the storm 

26. Sunspot Mirage

27. High Cliffs Surrounding Echus Chasma on Mars

28. Fermi Epicycles: The Vela Pulsar’s Path 

29. At the Sun’s Edge – A train trip on the Trans-Siberian railway to Novosibirsk resulted in this stunning view along the edge of the Sun recorded during the August 1st total solar eclipse 

30. Space shuttle Enterprise, mounted atop a NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft is seen as it flies near the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline, Friday, April 27, 2012, in New York 

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