30 Best Space Pictures of the Week – March 7th to March 13th, 2013

1.Jupiter, Venus, and the Moon above Los Angeles

2.June 1965 – Edward White with the first spacewalk for the United States

3.Jupiter’s South Pole photographed by the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft

4.The Helix Nebula

5.First Complete Map Of The Planet Mercury By NASA’s Messenger Spacecraft

6.The “Methuselah Star”, cataloged as HD 140283, lies 190.1 light-years away. It is the oldest known star in our universe, and controversially, paradoxically estimated to be older than our universe.

7.Moon Photo by Telescope

8.Apollo 16 CSM Casper in lunar orbit as Earth rises on the horizon.

9.Solar corona during total eclipse.

10.Pandora’s Cluster, Abell 2744

11.Melas, Candor, and Ophir Valleys of Mars

12.The Triffid Nebula by PS1 Observatory

13.Aurora Borealis – Akrane, Iceland

14.NGC 281 – The Pacman Nebula

15.Gravitational lensing

16.Jupiter and Pleiades at Tybee Island, GA

17.APOD: 2013 March 7 – Thor’s Helmet

18.NGC 4038/4039, Antennae Galaxies

19.On March 11, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory was treated to two eclipses of the sun: One from the Earth and one from the Moon

20.Thor’s Helmet

21.Saturn’s battered moon Rhea, courtesy of Cassini and taken on March 10 2013. Cassini flew by Rhea and collected data on its cosmic dust analyzer. This will try to detect any dusty debris flying off the surface from tiny meteoroid bombardments

22.The Colliding Antennae Galaxies

23.Albireo A (orange) is a binary system with a K giant and a B dwarf. Alberio B (blue) could be their binary buddy, but scientists aren’t quite sure if they are attached gravitationally or not, because of the distance that separates them (40 AU) and their erratic orbits.

24.Interacting Galaxies NGC 3169 and NGC 3166

25.Mystic Mountain

26.Henize 2-10: a dwarf starburst galaxy ~30 million ly from Earth, Chandra composite image (x-ray, optical and radio)

27.Pan-Starrs and the Moon!

28.James Webb Telescope Model at SXSW in Austin TX

29.Jupiter Wallpaper Mosaic

 30.Meteor Shower Over Wyoming Sky

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