24 Best Space Pictures of the Week – Dec 13th to Dec 19th, 2012

1.Eye of the Needle Geminids Meteor Shower

 

2.V838 Monocerotis

 

3.“The colorful demise of a Sun-like star” NGC 2440 – Nebula of the hottest known white dwarf and it’s debris.

 

4.Cassini images detailed river system on Titan

 

5.Composite image of spiral galaxy NGC 3627

 

6.Gemenids from Blue Mountains (West of Sydney), NSW Australia. Drove 2 hours to escape the lights, Orion put on a good show!

 

7.Red Square Nebula Infrared

 

8.Took this shot last night in my back yard. Not really happy with the results, but figured I’d share regardless.

 

9.Geminid Meteor Shower 12-11-12

 

10.I set my camera up for the Geminids last night. 474 shots later, I found this gem.

 

11.Geminid Meteor Shower – 2012 (First night shooting attempt – Cincinnati, OH USA)

 

12.The Collisional Ring Galaxy

 

13.Winter camping near Aspen Colorado with the Geminid Meteors raining down overhead

 

14.My girlfriend stargazing during the geminids last night.

 

15.Saturn’s moon Hyperion – One of the largest bodies known to be highly irregularly shaped in the Solar System.

 

16.Endeavor up close

 

17.Planetary nebula NGC 5189

 

18.Milky Way Over Quiver Tree Forest

 

19.After hundreds of shots I finally captured a Geminid Shooting Star…Enjoy Tuscaloosa, AL USA)

 

20.Milky Way is Destined for Head-on Collision with Andromeda Galaxy

 

21.Giant Stellar Nursery: In galaxy M33, about 3 million years ago, a large cloud of gas spawned dense internal knots that gravitationally collapsed to form stars. NGC 604 was so large, however, it could form enough stars to make a globular cluster.

 

22.Northern light over Fugloy, Faroe islands

 

23.Full Moon 11/28/12; 2, taken without a telescope

 

24.Saturn blocking out the sun

 

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