20 Best Space Pictures of the Week – Nov 29th to Dec 5th, 2012

1. Venus transit over the Sun

2.Astronomer’s “old friend” – the spiral galaxy or the Southern Pinwheel

3. Mercury: Where the ice is located; the ice is in locations that permanently remain below -280F/-173C

4. The Eclipse..what else!

5.Laser towards Milky Ways Center

6.Clouds in Cygnus, along with several nebulae and supergiants

7.Centaurus A – The closest active Galaxy

8.Triton Neptune’s Largest Moon

9.Took this deep in the Crazy Mountains, MT ~ Canon T2i

10.Fascinating image of the radio galaxy Hercules A, taken by Hubble

11.Lunar Halo over Michigan Tuesday night.

12.Saturn’s polar vortex

13.“The Jets of Hercules”, A Multi-Wavelength View of Radio Galaxy Hercules A, via the Hubble Telescope

14.Milky Way over Moonlit Haleakala Crater

15.Io transiting Jupiter last week

16.The Methuselah Nebula MWP1

17.Pic I just took of The Moon and Jupiter

18.NGC 7635 – The Bubble Nebula

19.The Gegenschein over Chile: A rarely discernable faint glow known as the gegenschein (German for “counter glow”) can be seen 180 degrees around from the Sun in an extremely dark sky. The gegenschein is sunlight back-scattered off small interplanetary dust particles

20.Milkyway,Aurora and a meteor.

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