Cool space photos of the week, June 15

Reddish dots near the center of this Hubble Space Telescope image form the starburst galaxy PLCK G045.1+61.1

The upper level of Mars’s atmosphere glows green as carbon dioxide molecules break. The European Space Agency’s Trace Gas Orbiter satellite captured this green glow.

(Artist representation)

NASA’s STEREO-A spacecraft watched as comet ATLAS swooped by the Sun from May 25-June 1.

This illustration shows a magnetar, a dense magnetic neutron star left over after a star goes supernova and explodes.

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe captured images of a ray-shaped structure called a “coronal streamer” emerging from the Sun.

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