With the Oscars on Sunday seeing Gravity nominated for 10 awards, NASA released out of the world pictures of space, their astronauts and fabulous shots of what the Earth looks like from outer space. In the series titled, 'NASA's Real Life Photos from Space' are also pictures of spacewalks, the Hubble telescope, the Earth's atmosphere, space shuttles, etc.
At the 86th Academy Awards in Los Angeles, Gravity was nominated for awards including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actress.
With George Cloony and Sandra Bullock in the lead, the film directed by Alfonso Cuaron is a space drama that follows two astronauts and their attempt to return back to Earth.
The film won a total of seven out of 10 awards that it was nominated for. Gravity may have missed out to 12 Years a Slave for Best Picture but it was the big winner at the awards with the most wins.
Here are some of the awesome pictures released by NASA:
The thin line of Earth's atmosphere and the setting sun are featured in this image photographed by a crew member on the International Space Station while space shuttle Atlantis (STS-129) remains docked with the station
Targeting Earth Photographs From Orbit Inside the Cupola, NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, an Expedition 36 flight engineer, uses a 400mm lens on a digital still camera to photograph a target of opportunity on Earth some 250 miles below him and the International Space Station
Mission Specialist John Grunsfeld is positioned on a foot restraint on the end of Atlantis' remote manipulator system and Andrew Feustel (top center), mission specialist, participate in the mission's fifth and final spacewalk
Expedition 35 Flight Engineers Chris Cassidy (pictured) and Tom Marshburn (out of frame) completed a spacewalk to inspect and replace a pump controller box on the International Space Station
View of Soyuz Spacecraft docked to the International Space Station (ISS)
The city lights of Spain and Portugal define the Iberian Peninsula in this photograph from the International Space Station (ISS)
STS-125 Mission Specialist Andrew Feustel positioned on a foot restraint on the end of Atlantis' remote manipulator system moves the Corrective Optics Space Telescope Axial Replacement (COSTAR)
Cairo and Alexandria, Egypt at Night From 220 miles above Earth
This photo of the International Space Station was taken as the joint complex passed over the southern hemisphere. The Soutern Lights can be seen on Earth's horizon and a number of stars are visible also
Beautiful Earth and NASA's Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-71) as seen from the Russian Federation Mir Space Station
Expedition 27 Flight Engineer Cady Coleman peeks out of a window of the Soyuz TMA-20 spacecraft
Close views of Paul Richards during an Extravehicular Activity (EVA) on the International Space Station (ISS). View STS102-346-021 is a crew pick selection
Astronaut Mike Fossum Transfers the Robotics Refueling Mission Payload During A Spacewalk
Earth and its Moon are nicely framed in this image taken from the aft windows of the Space Shuttle Discovery in 1998
Earth's horizon and the blackness of space, the International Space Station is featured in this image photographed by an STS-134 crew member on the space shuttle Endeavour
The winner of the 2011 SAVE Award is Matthew Ritsko, a Goddard financial manager. His tool lending library would track and enable sharing of expensive space-flight tools and hardware after projects no longer need them
Gemini 4 Ed White made the United States' first spacewalk on 3 June 1965 during the Gemini 4 mission
Spacecraft docked to the International Space Station (ISS). Earth limb is visible in the background. Photo was taken during STS-127 / Expedition 20 Joint Operations
Mission Specialist Bruce McCandless II, is seen further away from the confines and safety of his ship than any previous astronaut has ever been
This unique photo of Australia from space captured by an Expedition 28 crew member features the International Space Station's Cupola and crew activity inside it, other hardware belonging to the station, city lights on Earth and airglow
Astronaut Steven L. Smith, payload commander, retrieves a power tool while standing on the mobile foot restraint at the end of the remote manipulator system (RMS)
Silhouetted against the Earth, Atlantis flies into the rising Sun in this photograph taken by an astronaut on the International Space Station
This close-up view of the eye of Hurricane Isabel was taken by one of the Expedition 7 crewmembers onboard the International Space Station (ISS)
The bright sun greets the International Space Station in this scene from the Russian section of the orbital outpost