30 Best Space Pictures of the Week – July 26th to Aug 01th, 2012

1. Brahin Pallasite (Sliced Meteorite)


2. Space Shuttle Endeavour docked at the ISS above New Zealand’s South Island


3. The constellation of Orion. You can see the Flame Nebula, Horsehead Nebula and M42 as well!


4. Star cluster R136 bursts out: These are the largest, hottest, most massive stars known


5. The beautiful Trifid Nebula


6. Hercules Globular Cluster


7. The Flame Nebula

8. Comet NEAT and the Beehive Cluster


9. Ida and Dactyl: An Asteroid with a Moon


10. Newly formed stars

11. Dark and Beautiful – the Black Eye Galaxy


12. The Dragonfish Nebula, 30,000 lightyears away. [Infrared]


13. Venus transiting The Sun One of my favs.


14. The Flame Nebula


15. The last men on the moon. Apollo 17 at Shorty Crater.


7. The Milky Way rising over Lake Michigan and Pentwater’s lighthouse

18. The last flight of Atlantis


19. Aurora over the Goldstream Valley in Fairbanks


20. Rush Lake, Hopper, Gilgit, Pakistan


21. My latest photoshop work – thought you guys might like it!


22. The Tulip in the Swan: Ultraviolet radiation from young, energetic O star HDE 227018 (near center) powers the emission of ionized sulfur, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms into red, green, and blue colors


23. Star Trails from Space


24. star trails over the maroon bells during the perseid meteor shower


25. Evening Stars in Sacramento with I believe the big dipper as well


26. The Aurora Australis and a comet over New Zealand


27. vdB 152: A Reflection Nebula


28. Moon, moon dog, and aurora over Fairbanks


29. Disc galaxy with beautiful pink stars forming


30. Titan and Tethys as captured by Cassini