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Space History Photo: The Lunar Module “Spider,” remains attached to the Saturn IVB stage in Earth orbit prior to docking with Apollo 9’s Command/Service Module, “Gumdrop,” on March 3, 1969.

This Hubble image reveals the most distant gravitational lens yet discovered, a galaxy whose gravity warps and deflects light from an even more distant stellar nursery. This so-called gravitational lens, which is so distant it takes the distorted light 9.4 billion years to reach Earth, can be used to measure the mass of the faraway galaxy, according to a new study.

Virgin Galactic could soon be ferrying more than tourists to space on its suborbital flights, as the private spaceflight company plans to give scientists and educators the chance to fly experiments aboard SpaceShipTwo, its latest suborbital space plane. Seen below, a frame from SpaceShipTwo Boom Camera during first rocket-powered flight on April 29, 2013.

The giant asteroid Vesta is seen in this stunning mosaic captured by NASA's DAWN spacecraft. Right now, DAWN continues travelling to its next destination, dwarf planet Ceres, but the spacecraft studied Vesta from from July 2011 to September 2012.

Comet ISON blazes through the night sky on its dangerous journey toward the sun in this great photo captured by astrophotographer Adam Block, on the morning of Oct. 8. Comet ISON will make its closest approach to the sun on Nov. 28, coming within 730,000 miles (1.2 million kilometers) of the solar surface.

What would life found in water dating back to more than a billion years ago look like? Scientists are hoping to find out. Deep in a mine in Timmins, Ontario, scientists extracted samples of water that is more than two billion years old. Now, they are on a quest to see if any life exists in the liquid. This image is a stunning mosaic of the geologically active Enceladus after a Cassini flyby.