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NASA just released an unbelievable new image of the Earth rising over the Moon

The narrow angle camera takes images in black and white, so the spacecraft's wider angle camera — which shoots in color — was used to capture the colorful light that reflects off of our planet.<p>"The colors are only approximately what an intrepid explorer would see from the Moon," the researchers …

Astronomy

Iraqi military helicopter shot down by Islamic State near Samarra

An Iraqi military helicopter has been shot down by Islamic State militants near the Sunni-dominated city of Samarra, killing the two pilots. The Sunni extremists also were reported on the verge of taking a western Iraq town from poorly equipped government forces.<p>Iraqi news reports said Saturday …