30 Best Space Pictures of the Week – Sept 27th to Oct 3rd, 2012

1.Saturn V booster, F1 engines at US Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville, Alabama

2.I take bad pictures of the moon.

3.Ancient Mars

4.Close up shot of the Eye of Jupiter

5.Coronal Mass Ejection on August 31, 2012

6.Space Shuttle Discovery over Switzerland

7.Milky Way Dawn over Jenny Lake, Grand Tetons, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA

8.The moon from my back yard last night

9.Hubble took this image of the M87 Galaxy. You can see the jet from the supermassive black hole in the middle!

10.An Ancient Stream Bank on Mars

11.Glowing auroras on Saturn.

12.Saturn V main engine wallpaper

13.Light coming from a bright star reflects on surrounding shells of dust.

14.Horsehead Nebula, embedded in the vast Orion cloud complex

15.Star-Forming Region NGC 346

16.Venus, Moon, Jupiter… flares and clouds

17.Inspired by an XKCD Click and Drag Comic

18.“Diving” into a starfield

19.The night sky in Antarctica

20.The Daedalus Crater on Our Moon

21.Stars and Dust Across Corona Australis: Probably less than 500 light-years away and effectively blocking light from more distant, background stars in the Milky Way, the densest part of the dust cloud is about 8 light-years long

22.Shot of the moon, 9-26-12

23.Rassvet. ISS module.

24.Is This the Most Stunning Shuttle Flyover Ever?

25.M51: The Whirlpool Galaxy

26.Seagull Nebula: The Rich Colours of a Cosmic Gull

27.Spectacular view of ATV-3 & ISS in orbit

28.Cosmic Rosebud

29.Composite Image of Tarantula Nebula

30. Crater with Lava Flows Near Arsia Mons, east Daedalia Planum


One Response to “30 Best Space Pictures of the Week – Sept 27th to Oct 3rd, 2012”
  1. Retired PSG George "Bones" Small says:

    The caption for Picture #6 is incorrect. The Shuttle is not flying over Switzerland, but is instead taking off and gaining altitude over the launch facility at the Cape on the east shoreline of Florida. The Cape’s shoreline is very much a marsh (swampy) with many water pockets or pools of water between the grassland and tree areas, as you see beneath the Shuttle. You can also see her exhaust trail behind her as she ascends and is not yet out of our atmosphere. The Shuttles have never flown so close to the earth over northern Europe where you can descern buildings and vegetation area with the nakid eye, nor old they ever be at this angle of flight to the ground except on take-off.

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