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