Space the beyond

Moonset, as seen from the ISS (par europeanspaceagency)

Moonset, as seen from the ISS (par europeanspaceagency)

Geostationary satellites in the Swiss Alps (par Michael Kunze)


The pit-chains of Mars – a possible place for life?


La Lune en 3D par le satellite Pléiades

(via Seven Faces of Dr. Don)


Soyuz TM-10 re-entry module. Looks like a rusty church bell.


Jay Nemeth—Red Bull/Getty Images

March 15, 2012. Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria is seen before his jump during the first manned test flight for Red Bull Stratos, based in Roswell, New Mexico.

From the conflict in Afghanistan and a tragic bus accident in Switzerland to Purim celebrations in Israel and the one-year anniversary of the Japanese tsunami, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week. See more here.