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Hubble Captures Vivid Auroras in Jupiter’s Atmosphere

Jupiter, the largest planet in the Solar System, is best known for its colourful storms, the most famous being the Great Red Spot. Now astronomers have focused on another beautiful feature of the planet, using the ultraviolet capabilities of the NASA/ESA … Continue reading

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Abandoned In Place: Preserving America’s Space History

Launch Ring,  Apollo Saturn Complex 34, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, 1990 These beautiful haunting images are by Chicago-born photographer Roland Miller. Miller has photographed the American Space Program for 25 years. His photographs are included in numerous permanent … Continue reading

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The Map of the Universe Known by Pablo Carlos Budassi

Musician and artist Pablo Carlos Budassi has created a massive spherical image of the entire known universe using images from NASA, complex logarithmic maps and Photoshop. “Then when I was drawing hexaflexagons for my sons birthday souvenirs, I started drawing central … Continue reading

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You want the Moon? You can have the Moon!

You can literally give somebody the moon with this necklace by Eclectic Eccentricity. “Genuine actual pieces of Moon Dust have been captured in the prettiest of glass teardrop vials; how many people can say they’re wearing the Moon? This is … Continue reading

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Behind the ‘Tesseract’ Scene in Interstellar SPOILER ALERT

In the almost final scene of Christopher Nolan’s 2014 film “Interstellar” Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) and TARS detached themselves from Endurance and fell into the black hole Gargantua. They were both seemingly rescued by the bulk beings and brought into their three dimensional representation … Continue reading

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Amazing Photos of Saturn’s Rings by NASA Cassini, Gordon Ugarkovic

Credit: NASA Cassini, Gordon Ugarkovic Cassini completed its initial four-year mission to explore the Saturn System in June 2008 and the first extended mission, called the Cassini Equinox Mission, in September 2010. Now, the healthy spacecraft is seeking to make … Continue reading

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The Red Eye of Saturn

The spinning vortex of Saturn’s north polar storm resembles a deep red rose of giant proportions surrounded by green foliage in this false-color image from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. Measurements have sized the eye at a staggering 1,250 miles (2,000 kilometers) … Continue reading

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M27: The Dumbbell Nebula

The first hint of what will become of our Sun was discovered inadvertently in 1764. At that time, Charles Messier was compiling a list of diffuse objects not to be confused with comets. The 27th object onMessier’s list, now known … Continue reading

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Through a Celestial Snow Angel

DECEMBER 15, 2011: The bipolar star-forming region, called Sharpless 2-106, or S106 for short, looks like a soaring, celestial snow angel. The outstretched “wings” of the nebula record the contrasting imprint of heat and motion against the backdrop of a colder … Continue reading

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Cosmic Dance (NGC 2207 – IC 2163)

NOVEMBER 4, 1999: “The Hubble telescope has caught a cosmic dance between two spiral galaxies. The larger galaxy, NGC 2207, is on the left; the smaller one, IC 2163, is on the right. Their dance has already caused quite a … Continue reading

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