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By Richard Thompson | Astrophotography

Jupiter, Io, and Ganymede

Crescent moon and conjunction of Venus.

Philae Wakes Up! Historic Comet Lander Back In Action

Rosetta’s Philae lander has woken up on the surface of the comet after seven months of hibernation.<p>The European Space Agency has been trying to contact the lander as comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko moves closer to its nearest pass by the Sun.<p>The historic lander went dark because its solar cells …

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RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

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Gamma Cygni Region Mosaic

20150516 11-18 Sun

Antares & Rho Ophiuchus Cloud Complex

New Horizons: Exploring Pluto and Beyond

New Horizons is a NASA spacecraft that was the first to visit dwarf planet Pluto in July 2015. Its pictures of the dwarf planet's icy surface, as …

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Oort Cloud: The Outer Solar System's Icy Shell

A giant shell of icy bodies known as the Oort Cloud is thought to encircle the solar system. There may be billions, even trillions of bodies in it. …


Orion's Sword: M42, M43 and Runnning Man NGC 1977


Horsehead Nebula Region

20150213 Omega Centauri LRGB

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M42 or the Orion glory

Best Space Photos Of 2014 Bring You Across The Solar System

Feel like visiting a dwarf planet today? How about a comet or the planet Mars? Luckily for us, there are sentinels across the Solar System bringing …


Second IC434

The prevailing hypothesis today is that the Moon formed after a Mars

New tiny moon found orbiting Neptune

NASA announced the discovery of Neptune's 14th moon Monday. The Hubble Space Telescope captured the moon as a white dot in photos of Neptune on the …


NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is awake and almost ready to change our view of Pluto forever

2015 is going to be an exciting year in space exploration. On Dec. 6, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft woke up from hibernation more than 2.9 billion miles away from Earth. That puts it just over 162 million miles from Pluto, the focus of its mission -- the very last planet in our solar system to be …

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M31 - The Great Andromeda Galaxy - HII Area Enhanced

Andromeda Galaxy Black and White

Moon Clavius and surroundings

Sunspots 6th December 2014

Putting Our Solar System Into Perspective

This amazing graphic was created by Roberto Ziche and shows our solar system to scale. Roberto explains:<p>“At the Chabot Space and Science Center there …

Harpoon Malfunction May Have Saved ESA's Philae Comet Lander

A malfunction of the Philae comet lander’s two anchoring harpoons — designed to help secure the 100 kg lander to the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko — may have inadvertently saved the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Rosetta mission probe from being tossed back into space, Rosetta Project …

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