25 Best Space Pictures of the Week – Oct 11th to Oct 17th, 2012

1. Hubble Captures View of ‘Mystic Mountain’

2.The International Space Station Launched Three Tiny Cube Satellites A Few Days Ago

3. Caution: Shuttle Crossing

4. Black Sun in front of Inverted Starfield

5.Kennedy Space Center ‘Then & Now’ tour, historic Mercury program blockhouse interior.

6.Cat’s Eye Nebula

7.Egg Solar System


9.Venus in front of the sun

10.SRBs Stacked in the VAB, Awaiting Discovery

11.The Red Planet

12.Spiral Nebula Surrounding Star R Sculptoris, a red giant star located about 1,500 light years away toward the constellation of the Sculptor (Sculptoris)

13.Bruce McCandless on the first untethered space walk, in 1984. Can anyone confirm if this is real or not? In the more famous version, there are no mountains visible, but he appears to be in the exact same position here.

14.Spherical Planetary Nebula Abell 39: 5 light years across and 7,000 light-years away, it formed when a sun-like star’s outer atmosphere was expelled over a period of thousands of years. The nebula’s central star is evolving into a hot white dwarf and is still visible

15.Photo from Endeavour’s TST-118 mission in August ’07.

16.The Mercury Control Room circa 1962

17.Artist rendering of Gliese 581 g

18.Io’s volcano ridden surface

19.Hey check out what I saw today

20.John Glenn about to enter the Friendship 7 capsule

21.The Hubble Deep Field

22.The Space Shuttle was parked outside a redditor’s nephew’s school this morning

23.Perseus galaxy cluster

24.[Yellow] sun in front of starfield

25.Arp 273, a photogenic pair of interacting galaxies; this composite image of three different wavelengths was taken by Hubble Wide Field Camera 3.


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