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Best Space Pictures of the Week - Dec. 23, 2012 [Copy link] 中文

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Chinese Spacecraft Flies by Asteroid ToutatisCredit: Boyle (SASTIND via Weibo / UMSF)The second Chinese moon probe, Chang'e-2, made a flyby of asteroid Toutatis, capturing close photos of the space rock.







Backlit Saturn Shines in Stunning New PhotoCredit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science InstituteNASA’s Cassini spacecraft has snapped a gorgeous backlit shot of Saturn that is a holiday treat for researchers and the public alike.











Hubble Nebula Photo Reveals Cosmic Christmas OrnamentCredit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)Hubble’s Christmas offering is a photo of a planetary nebula that looks like a ribbon





Eclipse Chaser: A Firsthand Account of a Total Solar EclipseCredit: Ben Cooper/LaunchPhotography.comA first-hand account of what it’s like to watch a solar eclipse.




















Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Passes Key Flight TestCredit: Luke Colby/Virgin GalacticThe Virgin Galactic suborbital SpaceShipTwo has completed a key flight test at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California.








3 New Crewmembers to Arrive at Space Station FridayCredit: NASAThree new crewmembers will dock with the ISS on Friday morning.










New NASA Spacesuit Looks like Buzz Lightyear'sCredit: NASANASA has unveiled new prototype spacesuits that resemble what Buzz Lightyear wears.














Some Ancient Star Clusters Look Surprisingly YoungCredit: F.Ferraro (University of Bologna), NASA, ESASome stars in certain globular clusters seem to age faster than others. Although all of the stars are old, some of them look young




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