Equipped with seven windows, the Cupola aboard the International Space Station probably has exponentially more beneficial facets than it has windows.
SOHO image showing comet ISON approaching the Sun. ISON makes its closest approach on 28 November, when it will pass at a distance of 1.2 million kilometres above the Sun's visible surface. SOHO's instruments are expected to have a view of the comet as it passes through their fields-of-view.
Koichi Wakata @Astro_Wakata - One fresh tomato for dinner makes us happy in space. It came up with us on Soyuz TMA-11M two weeks ago. pic.twitter.com/40INkQqq3n
Galaxies are social beasts that are mostly found in groups or clusters - large assemblies of galaxies that are permeated by even larger amounts of diffuse gas.
British Airways pilot Captain Simon Wijker caught this image of the Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft, shortly before it landed in Kazakhstan.
This is one of a series of views that captured a missile launch from Earth as seen on Oct. 10, 2013 by the Expedition 37 crew aboard the International Space Station.
NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, Expedition 37 flight engineer, enjoys the view of Earth from the windows in the Cupola of the International Space Station. A blue and white part of Earth is visible through the windows.
Typhoon Haiyan approaching the Philippines (13:00 UTC 07/11/2013).
In this two-minute exposure, the Soyuz TMA-11M rocket heads from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan towards orbit with Expedition 38 Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin of Roscosmos, Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio of NASA and Flight Engineer Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency onboard.
This isn't someone's frame grab of a decorative Halloween scene, although it was photographed on Halloween eve.