Space station astronauts snapshot a coastal village with numerous fishing boats (blue-ish lights) floating in the South China Sea at night.PHOTOS: Epic Space Photos of the Week (Nov. 2-8)
PHL @ UPR Arecibo, NASA HST
Abel Méndez, planetary scientist and director of the Planetary Habitability Laboratory at the University of Puerto Rico, used Hubble albedo data to render a computer visualization of Pluto. In 2015, we'll see what Pluto really looks like when NASA's New Horizons probe flies by.ANALYSIS: Taking a Closer Look at Mysterious Pluto
Amateur astronomer Bruce Gary captured this view of the brightening Comet ISON on Nov. 14, 2013, from Hereford, Ariz.NEWS: After ISON Outbust, Comet Now Naked Eye Object
Mars rover Opportunity looks up at Murray Ridge, a 40 meter high hill on Endeavour’s rim above the surrounding plain, Meridiani Planum. It was named after ex-JPL director Bruce Murray who died earlier this year at the age of 81.ANALYSIS: Rovers Honor Bruce Murray with Mars Landmarks
On July 19, NASA's Cassini Saturn orbiter drifted behind the ringed gas giant, photographing this mosaic of Saturn blocking the sun -- Earth, Venus and Mars also appeared, as tiny specks of distant light. This week, the incredible mosaic was released to the world.PHOTOS: Saturn, Earth, Mars and Venus Dazzle in Cassini Photo
The famous Cassiopeia A supernova remnant will be on display like never before, thanks to NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and a 3D tour from the Smithsonian Institution.
NASA, ESA, P. van Dokkum (Yale University), S. Patel (Leiden University), and the 3D-HST Team
This composite image shows examples of galaxies similar to our Milky Way at various stages of construction over a time span of 11 billion years, courtesy of the Hubble Space Telescope.
The Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft departs from the International Space Station's Zvezda Service Module on Nov. 10, bringing Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, Expedition 37 commander; along with NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg and European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano back to Earth.NEWS: Space Station Crew Returns with Olympic Torch
A view from a Russian search and rescue helicopter it flies from the city of Karaganda to Zhezkazgan in Kazakhstan, Nov. 10, 2013, Kazakh time, a day ahead of the scheduled landing of the Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft with the Expedition 37 crew.
The Soyuz TMA-09M's retrorockets fire as the Expedition 37 crew touch down southeast of the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, after nearly six months in space.PHOTOS: Olympic Torch Completes Extreme Space Relay