<p>NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope captured the infrared glow of IC 417, a nebula about 10,000 light-years away. The space cloud is often called a cosmic spider,&nbsp;as it seems to be hunting its small neighbor NGC 1931.</p>

Tangled Web

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope captured the infrared glow of IC 417, a nebula about 10,000 light-years away. The space cloud is often called a cosmic spider, as it seems to be hunting its small neighbor NGC 1931.

Photograph by NASA/JPL-Caltech/2MASS

Week's Best Space Pictures: A Cosmic Spider Creeps Into View

Plus a supersonic fighter jet zooms past the sun, and a major city glitters from space.

Feed your need for heavenly views of the universe with our pick of the most awe-inspiring space pictures.

This week, Venus's clouds cast striking shadows, a Martian crater shows off its multicolored deposits, and a supersonic jet screams past the sun.

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