Judith Resnick - April 1949 – January 1986 - was an engineer and a NASA astronaut who died in the destruction of the Space Shuttle Challenger during the launch of mission Resnik was the second American woman astronaut, logging 145 hours in orbit.
This image from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows gullies near the edge of Hale crater on southern Mars. The view covers an area about 1 kilometer mile) across and was taken on Aug.
The Sombrero Galaxy - voted best picture taken by the Hubble telescope. The dimensions of the galaxy, officially called are as spectacular as its appearance. The Sombrero Galaxy spans about light years across and lies 28 million light years away.
A rose made of galaxies *This image of a pair of interacting galaxies called Arp 273 was released to celebrate the anniversary of the launch of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Credit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)