NASA Launches Rocket Into Aurora: Feb. 18, 2012
Aurora over Lake Superior
Lunar Transit of Sun, Feb. 21, 2012
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) was watching Tuesday morning when the new moon crossed part of the sun's face in a partial eclipse that was visible only from space. SDO snapped a video and photos of the solar eclipse from its lofty perch 22,000 miles (36,000 kilometers) above Earth. [Full Story]
Playboy Club in Space
Dark Nebula Delights in Skywatcher's Photo
The picture was taken by skywatcher and photographer Adam Block from the University of Arizona's Mt. Lemmon Sky Center. [Full Story]
'Angry Birds Space' Game Coming Soon
MUOS-1 Satellite Launches on Atlas 5 Rocket
John Glenn at 50th Anniversary Press Conference
NGC 1333 Skywatching
Zero Gravity Rollercoaster 'Vomit Comet'
LEGO Space Station on Real Space Station
It helped that his space station was made out of LEGO.
"It was a great opportunity for me to have built the LEGO space station," Furukawa, a Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) flight engineer, told collectSPACE.com in an interview after he returned to Earth. "I enjoyed building it." [Full Story]
Comet Garradd & Star Cluster M92
The cosmic close encounter featured the comet Garradd and bright globular star cluster M92. It was photographed by astronomer Conrad Jung with the Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland, Calif. [Full Story]
The galaxies are said to be in a smooth, curved line making them appear to be connected in a chain. Located about 70 million light-years away, the Virgo cluster is a large collection of some 2,000 galaxies that dominate our part of the universe. A light-year is the distance light travels in one year, or about 6 trillion miles (10 trillion kilometers).