Epic Space Photos of the Week (Feb. 15-21)
After conquering the meter-high dune inside Dingo Gap, Mars rover Curiosity looks back to see its wheel marks in the sandy regolith as it continues its drive to its next science target.READ MORE: Curiosity Dominates Mars Dune, Drives Into Dingo Gap
NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona
NASA's Mars rover Opportunity continues to explore the Martian surface over ten years since it landed in 2004. In this orbital observation by the NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's HiRISE camera, the golf cart sized robot can be spotted in the center of the frame.READ MORE: No Fresh Mars Impact Crater Spied Near Opportunity
X-ray: NASA/CXC/U.Illinois/R.Williams & Y.-H.Chu; Optical: NOAO/CTIO/U.Illinois/R.Williams & MCELS coll.
This composite X-ray (red and green)/optical (blue) image reveals a cat-shaped image produced by the remnants of two exploded stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy as seen by NASA's Chandra space observatory.
The world's newest satellite launch site is off to a busy start, with 16 spacecraft put into orbit within a week -- and no rocket required. Shown here are two Planet Labs nano-satellites launched from the International Space Station.READ MORE: Satellite 'Flock' Launched From ISS Cubesat Cannon: Photos
The International Space Station's Canadarm2 unberths the Orbital Sciences Corporation's Cygnus spacecraft after several weeks at the space station.
"Swimsuit 2014: Zero Gravity" with Kate Upton. Cape Canaveral, Fla., USA (5/18/2013). Credit: James Macari/Sports Illustrated
Model/actress Kate Upton aimed for the skies in her latest photoshoot, going weightless on board a zero-G flight over Florida.READ MORE: Kate Upton Goes Zero-G for Bikini Photoshoot
The red arc in this infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope is a giant shock wave, created by a speeding star known as Kappa Cassiopeiae.READ MORE: Speeding Star Shocks Interstellar Space
This false-colour satellite image shows the Kumbunbur Creek in Australia’s Northern Territory, about 260 km southwest of the city of Darwin. The observation was made by the European Kompsat-2 satellite.
X-ray: NASA/CXC/ISDC/L.Pavan et al, Radio: CSIRO/ATNF/ATCA Optical: 2MASS/UMass/IPAC-Caltech/NASA/NSF
An extraordinary jet trailing behind a runaway pulsar is seen in this composite image that contains data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory (purple), radio data from the Australia Compact Telescope Array (green), and optical data from the 2MASS survey
This is the first map of radioactivity in a supernova remnant, the blown-out bits and pieces of a massive star that exploded.READ MORE: 'Sloshing' Supernova Sheds Light on Star's Death