25 Best Space Pictures of the Week – Jan 24th to Jan 30th, 2013

1.The Moon and the ISS

2.NGC 5189: An Unusually Complex Planetary Nebula


3.Andromeda’s Rings


4.W40 *Seen For The First Time* 600 newly forming stars crowded into colourful filaments of dust that form a stellar nursery seen by Herschel space observatory


5.Zeta Oph: Runaway Star


6.The Center of the Trifid Nebula


7.Cool Andromeda Looks Cooler than Ever!


8.Grand Spiral Galaxy NGC 7424

9.Heart and Soul Nebulae


10.Messier 66 galaxy

11.Earth’s atmosphere and the Moon seen from the International Space Station.


12.M42 – The Great Orion Nebula


13.A color-composite image of the Helix Nebula


14.The Beautiful Milky Way


15.Infrared image of the Rosette Nebula

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


17.200,000 light-years from Earth, the Large Magellanic Cloud, floats in space in a long and slow dance around our galaxy. Vast clouds of gas within it slowly collapse to form new stars. In turn, these light up the gas clouds in a riot of colors, visible in this image


18.NGC 6188 and NGC 6164 Fantastic shapes lurk in clouds of glowing hydrogen gas


19.Astounding rosette nebula


20.My photo of the Transit of Venus last June

21.Spiral galaxy Messier 104, widely known as the “Sombrero”


22.Menzel 3: The Ant Nebula


23.Sh2-261 (Lower’s Nebula)


24.Artists impression of Gliese 581c


25.NGC2685 Galaxy

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