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A view of Earth’s city lights as a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite. The data was acquired over nine days in April 2012 and 13 days in October 2012. It took 312 orbits to get a clear shot of every view of Earth’s land surface and islands. (Photo: Barcroft Media/Landov)

From violent protests in Egypt and smugglers tunnels in Gaza to The Duchess of Cambridge’s pregnancy and the “Black Marble” — Earth photographed at night from space, TIME presents the best images of the week. See more on LightBox.

Enceladus vents water into space from its south polar region. The moon is lit by the Sun on the left, and backlit by the vast reflecting surface of its parent planet to the right. Icy crystals from these plumes are likely the source of Saturn’s nebulous E ring, within which Enceladus orbits. (photo:NASA / JPL-Caltech/Michael Benson/Kinetikon Pictures)

Multimedia artist Michael Benson begins with filtered, black-and-white imagery sent back by space probes at the edge of existence. He ends with colorful, high-definition visions of a universe in motion.

See more images and watch the video here.

A new panorama just released by NASA’s Curiosity rover team shows us a fresh look at the Gale Crater on Mars.

Explore the interactive feature on LightBox.

Dan Winters grew up during the golden age of space reporting and is one few who have mastered the craft of photographing space launches. The magnificent images in his new book, Last Launch, prove that he is a virtuoso at his work.

See more photos here.

Spencer Platt—Getty Images

A flotilla surrounds the NASA space shuttle Enterprise as it is carried by barge past the Statue of Liberty up the Hudson River, en route to its permanent home at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum on June 6, 2012 in New York City. See more here.

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The view of New York from the International Space Station evolved today, as the new World Trade tower became the tallest building in the city. See more here.

Bill Ingalls—NASA/EPA

April 19, 2012. Space Shuttles Enterprise, left, and Discovery meet nose-to-nose during the a transfer ceremony at the Smithsonian’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. Space Shuttle Discovery, the first orbiter retired from NASA’s shuttle fleet, completed 39 missions, spent 365 days in space, orbited the Earth 5,830 times, and traveled 148,221,675 miles.

TIME’s photo department presents the pictures of the week, April 13 – April 20. See more here.

March 26, 2012. The Cygnus Loop Nebula, photographed by NASA’s Galaxy Evolution Explorer.

The Cygnus Loop—captured today by the cameras aboard NASA’s Galaxy Evolution explorer—is a stunner. See more here.

Thomas Ruff’s series Stellar Landscapes is a collection of more than 20 years of exploration in photography and outer space. See more here

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