30 Best Space Pictures of the Week – Nov 15th to Nov 21st, 2012

1.  Cassini image of Saturn eclipsing the Sun

2. The Space Shuttle “greeted” by a rainbow

3.  Telescopic snapshot from Queensland AU captures total solar eclipse and the rare “Baily’s Beads,” when sunlight streams through crevices and is blocked by mountains on the Moon’s rough surface

4.  A giant solar prominence erupts from the sun on Nov.  16, 2012, in this image captured by NASA’s sun-watching Solar Dynamics Observatory

5. Aurora over Alaska

6. A celestial snow angel outstretching its “wings” – NASA’s holiday greeting

7. NGC 6357: Cathedral to Massive Stars

8. Comet Hartley 2 and the Pacman Nebula

9. I remember someone asking for a colorized version of this pic.  I thought I couldn’t be too hard could it? Ten hours later, I’m still not happy with it.  

10. Portrait of Global Aerosols

11. Beautiful Death

12. Jupiter and Io, from New Horizons

13. Time lapse of solar eclipse, taken from South Pacific.

14. A composite of the planetary nebula Abell 30, located about 5500 light years away

15. Diamond ring and shadow bands: Sunlight streaming past the edge of the Moon created the fleeting appearance of a glistening diamond ring in the sky in QLD Australia last week

16. Fireworks in the Milky Way

17. The Saturn Family

18. Supernova remnant W44

19. Tentacles of the Tarantula Nebula

20. Angling Saturn

21. Eclipse 2012 montage

22. Angel Flying through Orion

23. Tentacles of the Tarantula Nebula

24. Pristine Night Sky over Half Dome from Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park

25. Beautiful celestial show over a small village

26. The exoplanet Kappa Andromedae b (orange dot, top left), as seen by the Subaru Telescope; fewer than a dozen exoplanets have been actually spotted in pictures

27. STS-129 Launch

28. Total Lunar Eclipse – Dec10 2011 – Port Stephens, Australia

29. Dare to Dream: Star Photography Lightroom 4 Presets Included

30.  Planetary Wallpaper

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