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Best Space Photos of the Week - June 29, 2013

Further Out There Is the Milky Way

Scott Hoggard

Astrophotographer Scott Hoggard sent in a photo of the Milky Way over route 404 on Maryland's Eastern Shore in Queen Anne County, taken June 16, 2013. [See More Images]

Photos: NASA's Space Shuttle Atlantis on Display at KSC

NASA/ Jim Grossmann

See photos of a new exhibit to display the final space shuttle to travel to space, due to open to the public in Florida Saturday (June 29). [ See More Images]

Photos: Meet Kirobo, Japan's 1st Talking Space Robot

Kibo Robot Project

Kirobo, the talking robot astronaut, is expected to launch to the International Space Station on Aug. 4, 2013. [ See More Images]

Supermoon Photos: Biggest Full Moon of 2013 in Pictures

Medford Canby

See amazing photos of the 2013 supermoon from stargazers around the world. [ See More Images]

Airplane Appears to Soar into Sun's Jaws During Solar Eclipse

Copyright Phillip Calais

An airplane appears to be moments away from being gobbled up by the sun in this amazing view of a solar eclipse. [Full Story]

Amazing Fireballs Light Up Night Sky in Stargazer Photos

Jason Brownlee

The Milky Way and bright June fireballs star in these dazzling new photos from a veteran space photographer. [Full Story]

Photos: Space-Age Jewelry and Cosmic Bling

Courtesy of the artist

Cuff bracelet by Genevieve Yang, American; made of 18k gold, oxidized sterling silver and white diamond. [ See More Images]

Moon Base Visions: How to Build a Lunar Colony

ESA/Foster + Partners

Scientists around the world have been developing ideas that model what a base on the moon could be. See what some of them look like here. [See More Images]

The Edge

Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope/Coelum

Large spiral galaxy NGC 5907 lies edgewise to observers on Earth. A thin layer of brownish insterstellar dust lies within the galactic disk. Bluish areas in that disk show where massive stars form. The orange color of the central bulge indicates an old stellar population. [See More Images]

It's Easy as 123

Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona

vdB 123 shines in a photo from the Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter acquired in June 2013. vdB 123 is one of 158 reflection nebulas catalogued by Canadian astronomer Sidney van den Bergh. It is labeled M for moderate brightness. [See More Images]

The Cloud Minders

A. Fitzsimmons/ESO

ESO’s longest-serving observatory, La Silla, floats high above the clouds in northern Chile, just after sunset. Light from a moon that lies outside the frame bathes the observatory and reflects from the clouds below. The very faint band of golden light above the clouds still illuminated by the sunset represents zodiacal light. This phenomenon occurs when sunlight strikes dust particles between the sun and the planets. Image released June 24, 2013. [See More Images]

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