Week in Space: Galaxies Whirl, Stars Spin, and Rockets Race
Take a trip across the skies, from Chilean deserts to distant galaxies.
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captures a cosmic clash in this March 4 image, showing stars spilling from a spiral galaxy.
Some 200 million light-years away, the spiral galaxy ESO 137-007 suffers from coming too close to a much more massive cluster of galaxies. The gravitational pull of the galaxy cluster rips the stars away from one side of the spiral galaxy.
On a rendezvous with an aurora, a NASA sounding rocket races into the Alaskan sky on March 3. The Ground-to-Rocket Electrodynamics-Electron Correlative Experiment (GREECE) mission aims to unravel how curls and eddies form in the northern lights.
Shining in all its glory, the Milky Way glistens above the Chilean desert in this Your Shot image taken on March 4.