30 Best Space Pictures of the Week – Dec 20th to Dec 26th, 2012

1.The ISS floating in front of The Moon


2.The ISS in orbit


3.Two galaxies in the process of colliding


4.Milky Way


5.Image of the sun on December 21, 2012


6.Two Views of Uranus’ Rings: A composite image of the two hemispheres of Uranus. The component colors of blue, green and red were obtained from images made at near infrared wavelengths.


7.Composite image of spiral galaxy NGC 3627


8.Space Shuttle Launch


9.Orion over El Castillo


10.The ISS after being visited and resupplied by space shuttle Discovery, orbiting above the Caspian Sea.


11.20 Second Exposure of the Milky Way taken from Big Sky, Montana


12.The Collisional Ring Galaxy


13.Comet Hale-Bopp Over Val Parola Pass


14.A 11 year sun cycle montage


15.About 10,000 stars in one image


16.Aurora caused by coronal mass ejection


17.Mysterious Erupting Star


18.Moon Halo


19.Nebula Messier 17, also known as the Omega Nebula or the Swan Nebula


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


21.MWC 922: The Red Square Nebula — What could cause a nebula to appear square? No one is quite sure.


22.Dust Pillars in the Carina Nebula


23.Shooting star captured in Canada


24.A Plume on Betelgeuse


25.The Cartwheel Galaxy


26.“The Horse Head Nebula”


27.NGC 5189: An Unusually Complex Planetary Nebula


28.Northern light over Fugloy, Faroe islands


29.Australian photographer captures North Korean satellite streaking across the sky




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