Best Space Pictures: Blood Moon, Auroras, and Rover Tracks
A Martian rover makes tracks and the moon turns blood red in this week's best space pictures.
The night sky presides over a cherry tree in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, on April 12.
The mayor of Tokyo presented 3,000 cherry trees to Washington, D.C., in 1912 as a sign of friendship between Japan and the U.S. The annual National Cherry Blossom Festival honors that gift.
Auroras light up the night sky near Stokksnes, Iceland, on April 12. Elisabetta Rosso captured the image—which she submitted to YourShot—the night before her birthday. (See more pictures of auroras.)
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter caught the trail of tracks left by the Curiosity rover on April 11. The tracks, which run from the top left to the bottom third of the image, lead to a small 16-foot (5-meter) rise dubbed Mount Remarkable.