30 Best Space Pictures of the Week – May 31st to June 06th, 2012

1. My dad’s boss saw the new shuttle on his way home the other day

2. First photo of the dark side of the Moon

3. Twin Peaks Mars

4. SpaceX’s Dragon on the barge after splashdown. It looks to be in great shape considering where it’s been.

5. Full Hubble Image of AM 0644-741

6. Milky Way over The Watchman – Zion National Park

7. Voyager 2 flyby of Neptune and Triton

8. The first picture of SpaceX’s Dragon in the ocean as it awaits recovery 

9. Vietnam coast line, fishing boats all the way to Hanoi by André Kuipers

10. Venus transits the Sun on Tuesday. Here is the transit from 2004

11. This is a live image of the sun. It refreshes every 15 minutes. Use this to watch the Transit of Venus on Tuesday.

12. A Sagittarius Triplet: Three stellar nurseries — M8, M20, and M21 — that are only 5,000 light-years away

13. M101 Pinwheel Galaxy

14. NGC 5882

15. The Rosette Nebula (NGC 2237). The stunning gentle glow of interstellar hydrogen.

16. Kilauea and the milky way

17. The Milky Way and Andromeda are probably on a collision course. This is what our night sky could look like in the distant future when the central parts of each galaxy begin to destroy each other

18. Star Trails seen from the International Space Station

19. Solar Eclipse May 20, 2012

20. Cosmonaut Serova Yelena

21. NGC 7129 (top right) and NGC 7132 (lower left) by Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope

22. Hubble sees a celestial swan and butterfly (NGC 7026); the butterfly-shaped cloud of glowing gas and dust is the wreckage of a star similar to the sun

23. Jet Blue: Cassini captures spurting ice jets on Saturn’s moon Enceladus. These jets contain water vapor and organic compounds.

24. Pinwheel Galaxy Rainbow or M101

25. Plane on the Moon Light 

26. The Lagoon Nebula and Trifid Nebula with others.

27. Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope studies the Milky Way

28. Cave-Nebula Area

29. M51, the whirlpool galaxy, and its companion galaxy NGC 5195 

30. One of my first space paintings. Hope you guys enjoy it.

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