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

 

30.Pluto

 

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