Best Space Photos of the Week - March 10, 2012

Space Station Flies Through Spectacular Northern Lights Display in Astronaut Video


Astronauts aboard the International Space Station zipped through some powerful geomagnetic storms recently, getting an up-close look at the auroras, amd captured the celestial light show in a dazzling new video. [Full Story]

Saturn's Rings & Biggest Moon Dazzle in New Photo

NASA/JPL–Caltech/Space Science Institute

A new photo from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows Saturn and its largest moon, Titan, hanging together in space. [Full Story]

Skywatcher Creates Stunning Time-Lapse Video of Night Sky Majesty

Randy Halverson,

Astrophotographer Randy Halverson captured meteors, auroras and the Milky Way in this amazing night sky video. [Full Story]

Colliding Galaxies Play Cosmic Bumper Cars in New Photos

ESO/INAF-VST/OmegaCAM. Acknowledgement: OmegaCen/Astro-WISE/Kapteyn Institute

The VLT Survey Telescope (VST) at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile has imaged a fascinating collection of interacting galaxies in the Hercules galaxy cluster. [Full Story]


This image from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows the sun as it appeared in extreme ultraviolet wavelengths on March 5, 2012 just after a major solar flare. [More Images]

Space Station & Shuttle Discovery Streak Across Night Sky in Skywatcher Photo

Tamas Ladanyi of the The World At Night (TWAN)

The International Space Station trails over the sky in this image taken in frozen Lake Batalon, Hungary. Skywatcher Tamas Ladanyi of the The World At Night (TWAN) took this photo over the lake on a frozen night in February 2011 during the final flight of space shuttle Discovery. [Full Story]

Twister on Mars Captured in Amazing NASA Photo

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

A dust devil tears across the surface of Mars in a dazzling new photo from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. [Full Story]

Skywatcher Photos: Mars and Moon in March 2012

David Stockinger

Skywatcher David Stockinger writes to say he photographed the moon and Mars over Minot, ND on March 7. 2012. He adds, "Keep looking up."[More Images]

Citizen Scientists Discover Cosmic Bubbles in Milky Way Galaxy

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Oxford University

More than 5,000 space bubbles have been discovered in the disk of our Milky Way galaxy by a team of citizen scientists. [Full Story]

Aurora over Tromso, Norway

Robert Korizek

Skywatchers captured amazing images of the northern and southern lights in the wake of this week's solar storm. Skywatcher Robert Korizek took this photo of an aurora over Tromso, Norway in March 2012. [More Images]

Aurora over Lake Superior

Shawn Malone

Shawn Malone took this photo March 8, 2012. She writes: "Caught a nice outburst of northern lights last night ... aurora over Lake Superior, Marquette, MI taken early this morning. I'm sure you know there will probably be some major activity in coming days — I'm definitely not used to the frequency of this activity! We're going to be fighting clouds, but I'm sure many others will succeed. Before 2010, I went 3+ years of not seeing the lights. This pick-up in activity is welcome indeed." [More Images]

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