Weekly Impressive Space Photos: May 10

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The photos of blue stars formed by the collisions between big stars captured by Hubble Space Telescope, the Mars-like space in Spain’s Andalucia region, Russia's Bezymianny Volcano photographed from a NASA satellite, Meathook galaxy and Paraná River are some of the most impressive space photos last week. Let’s have a look at them through photos as follows.


If you look through binoculars or small telescopes, you will see the Lagoon nebula with pink inside the constellation Sagittarius. However, this image will look more impressive with the Gemini South telescope in Chile. The cloud of dust and gas is an ideal place for the formation of new stars.


The bluish points of light in the photo are young stars

The bluish points of light in the photo are young stars


The photo captured by NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope show blue stars formed by the collisions between big stars. The oldest globular clusters have existed for over 12 billion years.

The photo captured by NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope show blue stars formed by the collisions between big stars. The oldest globular clusters have existed for over 12 billion years.


Scientists successfully tested the SpaceShipTwo vehicle in spaceflight mode for the first time. Like the space shuttles, the craft moves by gliding in the Earth’s atmosphere. Its tail section is design to rotate upward at 65-degree angles to reduce heat from friction.

Scientists successfully tested the SpaceShipTwo vehicle in spaceflight mode for the first time. Like the space shuttles, the craft moves by gliding in the Earth’s atmosphere. Its tail section is designed to rotate upward at 65-degree angles to reduce heat from friction.


Russia's Bezymianny Volcano covered with dust was photographed from a NASA satellite on April 22.

Russia's Bezymianny Volcano covered with dust was photographed from a NASA satellite on April 22.


This photo is about the Paraná River – the second largest river in South America.

This photo is about the Paraná River – the second largest river in South America.


Andalucia region in Spain is a perfect place for scientists to build Mars-like space. The Eurobot rover developed by European Space Agency can work as a lab assistant for astronauts

Andalucia region in Spain is a perfect place for scientists to build Mars-like space. The Eurobot rover developed by European Space Agency can work as a lab assistant for astronauts


300,000 gallons of water was poured from an 88-meter-hind tower at Launch Pad 39A where the space shuttle Endeavour was prepared to take off in order to muffle sound on April 28. However, because of electrical problems, NASA will postpone the launch until mid-May.


Water was poured from a tower at Launch Pad 39A

Water was poured from a tower at Launch Pad 39A


The Meathook galaxy or NGC 2442 sits in the constellation Volans, the Flying Fish

The Meathook galaxy or NGC 2442 sits in the constellation Volans, the Flying Fish


 

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This article was published on 2011/05/10