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RT @AstronomyNow: Imaging scientist Holger Sierks unveils first close up images of the comet nucleus from @ESA_Rosetta http://t.co/2vte3HAUNg

Comet 67P on 3 August - OSIRIS image

Best Space Pictures: Aurora Churns, Saturn Turns, and Starburst Burns

Saturn gazes upon another world, while stars burn and northern lights gleam in the week's best space photos.<p>Sparks fly as an aurora lights up this week's sky in this gorgeous Your Shot view of nighttime Alaska.<p>A solar outburst glancing off the Earth's magnetic field spurs an aurora. With the sun …

This Is What Uranus Looks Like From Saturn

The planet Uranus is spectacularly far away. Even when viewed from Saturn, the next planet in, icy Uranus is still just a few pixels of blue in an inky black sky. This photo was taken by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft while the probe was 2,659,800,000 miles away from Uranus.<p>Here, Saturn’s A and F rings …

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Is Shrinking

Anyone who’s seen a picture of Jupiter has stared — for more than a few seconds — at that giant, massive red splotch in the planet’s southern hemisphere. It’s the bloodshot eye of a violent storm bigger than Earth that’s been raging for centuries.<p>Now, though, Hubble Space Telescope photos suggest …

Martian Volcano May Once Have Hosted Life-Friendly Lakes

Lakes inside a glacier may have been oases for Martian microbes 210 million years ago.<p>Thanks to a series of discoveries made over the past year by the Curiosity and Opportunity rovers, planetary scientists are more confident than ever that the Martian surface probably had abundant water more than …

A New View of Europa

Europa is like a spherical ice cube that has partially melted. In fact, if you shook this small moon of Jupiter, you might hear a sloshing sound.<p>That’s because a deep, global ocean lies beneath the moon’s frozen, criss-crossed crust – an ocean that might be as much as 100 kilometers deep. In fact, …

Best Space Pictures: Ancient Cluster of Stars, Heavy Metal on Mars, and Europa's Frozen Bars

Astronauts welcome new supplies and summer brings beautiful skies in the week's best space pictures.

101 Geysers Spotted Erupting From Saturn Moon

Changing Planet<p>Dramatic plumes, both large and small, spray water ice and vapor from many locations along the famed “tiger stripes” near the south pole of Saturn’s moon Enceladus. Courtesy NASA/JPL<p>Erupting from fractures, 101 geysers dot the surface of Saturn’s frozen moon, Enceladus, report NASA …