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Experts pictured the P/2013 R3 asteroid breaking into ten pieces using Nasa’s Hubble space telescope.

Experts pictured the P/2013 R3 asteroid breaking into ten pieces using Nasa’s Hubble space telescope.

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February 25, 2014


five moons arround Jupiter

five moons arround Jupiter

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February 24, 2014


February 10, 2014


Just as Saturn’s famous hexagonal shaped jet stream encircles the planet’s north pole, the rings encircle the planet, as seen from Cassini’s position high above. Around and around everything goes!

Just as Saturn’s famous hexagonal shaped jet stream encircles the planet’s north pole, the rings encircle the planet, as seen from Cassini’s position high above. Around and around everything goes!

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Mariner 10’s First Close-Up Photo of Venus
Launched on Nov. 3, 1973 atop an Atlas-Centaur rocket, Mariner 10 flew by Venus in 1974.

Mariner 10’s First Close-Up Photo of Venus

Launched on Nov. 3, 1973 atop an Atlas-Centaur rocket, Mariner 10 flew by Venus in 1974.

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Crescent Moon Rising and Earth’s Atmosphere

Crescent Moon Rising and Earth’s Atmosphere

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Sochi, Russia Winter Olympic Sites (Mountain Cluster)

Sochi, Russia Winter Olympic Sites (Mountain Cluster)

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This mosaic of images from Curiosity’s Mast Camera (Mastcam) shows geological members of the Yellowknife Bay formation. The scene has the Sheepbed mudstone in the foreground and rises up through Gillespie Lake member to the Point Lake outcrop. These rocks record superimposed ancient lake and stream deposits that offered past environmental conditions favorable for microbial life. Rocks here were exposed about 70 million years ago by removal of overlying layers due to erosion by the wind. The scene is a portion of a 111-image mosaic acquired during the 137th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity’s work on Mars (Dec. 24, 2012). The foothills of Mount Sharp are visible in the distance, upper left, southwest of camera position. Related: > Annotated View of Yellowknife Bay Formation, With Drilling Sites > NASA Rover Results Include First Age Measurement on Mars and Help for Human 

This mosaic of images from Curiosity’s Mast Camera (Mastcam) shows geological members of the Yellowknife Bay formation. The scene has the Sheepbed mudstone in the foreground and rises up through Gillespie Lake member to the Point Lake outcrop. These rocks record superimposed ancient lake and stream deposits that offered past environmental conditions favorable for microbial life. Rocks here were exposed about 70 million years ago by removal of overlying layers due to erosion by the wind. The scene is a portion of a 111-image mosaic acquired during the 137th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity’s work on Mars (Dec. 24, 2012). The foothills of Mount Sharp are visible in the distance, upper left, southwest of camera position. Related: > Annotated View of Yellowknife Bay Formation, With Drilling Sites > NASA Rover Results Include First Age Measurement on Mars and Help for Human 

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Illuminated by the light of nearby stars, the nebula M-78 exhibits a ghostly appearance in this 10-minute exposure taken with a 6” refractor at the Siding Spring Observatory in Australia. Located in the constellation of Orion — some1,600 light years from Earth — this reflection nebula is known to contain more than 40 very young stars still in the process of formation. Image Credit: NASA/MSFC/MEO/Bill Cooke

Illuminated by the light of nearby stars, the nebula M-78 exhibits a ghostly appearance in this 10-minute exposure taken with a 6” refractor at the Siding Spring Observatory in Australia. Located in the constellation of Orion — some1,600 light years from Earth — this reflection nebula is known to contain more than 40 very young stars still in the process of formation. Image Credit: NASA/MSFC/MEO/Bill Cooke

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nebula M-78 Siding Spring Observatory constellation of Orion

As China’s first lunar lander made its harrowing descent on Saturday navigation camera snapped this image of the fast approaching cratered surface of the moon.

As China’s first lunar lander made its harrowing descent on Saturday navigation camera snapped this image of the fast approaching cratered surface of the moon.

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China’s lunar lander snaps a color photo of Yutu- the six-wheeled rover exploring the moon one day after it touched down. 

China’s lunar lander snaps a color photo of Yutu- the six-wheeled rover exploring the moon one day after it touched down. 

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