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The week in pictures: October 27–November 2, 2012

In the past seven days, SpaceX completed its first commissioned cargo mission to the International Space Station, astronomers discovered the most distant superluminous supernova, Curiosity's first soil studies helped fingerprint martian minerals, and more.

SpaceX Dragon returns from space station with NASA cargo

The ability to return frozen samples is a first for this flight and will be tremendously beneficial to the station's research community. Learn more »
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