The Hubble Space Telescope catches a glimpse of the Sunflower Galaxy, Messier 63. Pierre Mechain first discovered the galaxy hiding in the constellation Canes Venatici, or the Hunting Dogs. Its spiraling arms sparkle with blue-white giant stars.
Feed your need for heavenly views of the universe with our pick of the most awe-inspiring space pictures. This week, a galaxy swirls 27 million light-years away, sand dunes harden on Mars, and smoke rises off Crater Lake National Park in Oregon.