Best Space Photos of the Week - Feb. 8, 2014

Super Bowl's MetLife Stadium Seen from Space (Photos)

NASA Earth Observatory/Jesse Allen/Robert Simmon/NASA EO-1 Team

Thousands of football fans will pack New Jersey's MetLife Stadium for an epic Super Bowl showdown on live television today (Feb. 2), but here is one view you can only get from a satellite: The Super Bowl stadium as seen from space. [See the photos here.]

Space Station Photos: Expedition 38 Mission Crew in Orbit

Mike Hopkins (via Twitter as @ AstroIllini)

This photo of NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins was taken during an International Space Station spacewalk on Dec. 22, 2013. “Wow...can't believe that is me yesterday. Wish I could find the words to describe the experience, truly amazing,” Hopkins tweeted. [See more photos here.]

Mars Rover Curiosity Poised at Edge of Red Planet Dune (Photo)


A new photo shows NASA's Curiosity rover at the lip of a small Martian sand dune, debating whether or not to power over the obstacle on its way to a huge Red Planet mountain. [Read the full story here.]

Strange Saturn Vortex Swirls in Amazing NASA Photo

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

NASA scientists working with the Cassini spacecraft investigating the Saturn system have just released an amazing new photo of Saturn’s hexagonal north pole jet stream. [Read the full story here.]

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