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Fly Through Pluto Moon Charon's Giant Canyon in Spectacular New Video

Amazing new images show the enormous canyon system on Pluto's big moon Charon in unprecedented detail.<p>The photos were captured by NASA's New Horizons …

The Real Mars Lander in 'The Martian': Fact Checking the Film's NASA Probe

A historic NASA spacecraft makes more than just a cameo appearance in "The Martian," the new Ridley Scott movie about an astronaut stranded on …

The Fox Fur Nebula from CFHT. This interstellar beast is formed of cosmic dust and gas interacting with the energetic light and winds from hot young stars. The shape, visual texture, and color, combine to give the region the popular name Fox Fur Nebula. The characteristic blue glow on the left is dust reflecting light from the bright star S Mon, just beyond the left edge of the image. Mottled pink and brown areas are a combination of the cosmic dust and reddish emission from ionized hydrogen gas. S Mon is part of a young open cluster of stars, NGC 2264, located about 2,500 light years away toward the constellation of Monoceros, just north of the Cone Nebula. (Image Credit & Copyright: Jean-Charles Cuillandre (CFHT) & Giovanni Anselmi (Coelum Astronomia), Hawaiian Starlight)

M104: The Sombrero Galaxy. The striking spiral galaxy M104 is famous for its nearly edge-on profile featuring a broad ring of obscuring dust lanes. Seen in silhouette against an extensive bulge of stars, the swath of cosmic dust lends a broad brimmed hat-like appearance to the galaxy suggesting the more popular moniker, The Sombrero Galaxy. Hubble Space Telescope and ground-based Subaru data have been reprocessed with amateur color image data to create this sharp view of the well-known galaxy. The processing results in a natural color appearance and preserves details often lost in overwhelming glare of M104's bright central bulge when viewed with smaller ground-based instruments. Also known as NGC 4594, the Sombrero galaxy can be seen across the spectrum and is thought to host a central supermassive black hole. About 50,000 light-years across and 28 million light-years away, M104 is one of the largest galaxies at the southern edge of the Virgo Galaxy Cluster. (Image Data: NASA, ESO , NAOJ, Giovanni Paglioli - Processing: R. Colombari)

"The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life." - William Faulkner. (Image Credit & Copyright: Barry Wilmore)

Best-Ever View of Alien Planet Birth Caught by Giant Radio Telescope

A huge radio telescope in Chile has captured the best-ever image of planets forming around a distant star, researchers say.<p>The spectacular view of …

Universe

Amazing NASA Photo of a Crescent Saturn and Titan Is a Must-See

An amazing photo taken by a NASA probe shows Saturn and its large moon Titan shining as pretty crescents in deep space.<p>The two cosmic bodies were …

Curiosity Rover on Mars Finds Mineral Spotted from Space

The first samples collected by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity at the foot of a huge Martian mountain have revealed a mineral first spotted by a NASA …

Orbital Sciences Forms Investigation Team for Antares Rocket Explosion

Orbital Sciences Corp. has assembled an investigation team to examine exactly what went wrong when the private spaceflight company's Antares rocket …

VideoFromSpace

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Space Telescope Could Solve a Cosmic Mystery By Eyeing Early Galaxies

Astronomers using a NASA space telescope are in the midst of a survey designed to figure out how galaxies in the young universe grew so quickly.<p>The …

ScienceCasts: How to Land on a Comet

6 Sky Events This Week: Pegasus Flies While Mars Visits a Stellar Snow Globe

A meteor shower looks lukewarm, but Mars heats up a snowy star globe this week for stargazers.<p>The moon rides a winged steed and winks at the red eye of Taurus, the Bull, to the delight of sky-watchers this week, while Mars plays with a stellar snow globe.<p>To see the moon ride Pegasus, look toward …

Top 100 Images

APOD: In Green Company: Aurora over Norway (2014 Nov 03) Image Credit & Copyright: Max Rive http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141103.html Explanation: Raise your arms if you see an aurora. With those instructions, two nights went by with, well, clouds -- mostly. On the third night of returning to same peaks, though, the sky not only cleared up but lit up with a spectacular auroral display. Arms went high in the air, patience and experience paid off, and the amazing featured image was captured. The setting is a summit of the Austnesfjorden fjord close to the town of Svolvear on the Lofoten islands in northern Norway. The time was early March. Our Sun has been producing an abundance of picturesque aurora of late as it is near the time of its maximum surface activity in its 11-year magnetic cycle. http://www.flickr.com/photos/apojapo/ http://www.facebook.com/pages/Max-Rive-Photography/182378168614600 Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=141103 #APOD

Comet Emits Cosmic Stench, Rosetta Spacecraft Reveals

What does a comet smell like? A pungent cocktail of rotten eggs, horse pee and formaldehyde, apparently.<p>The European Space Agency's Rosetta …

Largest Sunspot in 24 Years Wows Scientists, But Also Mystifies

The biggest sunspot to grace the face of the sun in more than two decades just rotated out of Earth's view, but it was responsible for kicking up …

Utah's Stunning Night Sky (Gallery)

<i>Mike Taylor</i> <i>has been a landscape and</i> <i>studio</i> <i>photographer</i> <i>for</i> <i>over 20 years and teaches night photography and processing technique workshops for the</i> …

NASA Spacecraft's Grave on the Moon Found (Photo)

A NASA spacecraft has spotted the place where one of its brethren slammed into the surface of the moon six months ago.<p>The agency's Lunar …

Earth's Water Existed 135 Million Years Earlier than Thought

The water that supports life on Earth may have been on the planet much earlier than scientists previously thought, new research suggests.<p>While the …

Crater Hunters Find New Clues to Ancient Impact Storm

Back when Wisconsin and western Russia once shared an address south of the equator, a violent collision in the asteroid belt blasted Earth with …

Geology

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Spacecraft Crashes During Test Flight

Virgin Galactic's suborbital space plane SpaceShipTwo suffered a serious malfunction during a rocket-powered test flight over Mojave, California, …

10 Fascinating Facts About Our Solar System

While we all remember some facts about the solar system—that there are nine planets, for example (at least until scientists changed their …

10 Best Space Apps in the Universe

While many apps are designed to help organize your life or simply pass the time, a number also seek to bring the glory of the cosmos into the palm of …

Surprise! Methane Ice Cloud Floats High Above Saturn's Moon Titan

In a celestial surprise, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has identified a cloud of methane ice high in the stratosphere of Saturn's huge moon Titan.<p>"The …

'Ghost Light' of Long-Dead Stars Haunt NASA's Hubble Telescope

NASA is adding a cosmic twist to Halloween with an unexpected find by the Hubble Space Telescope: eerie "ghost light" from the remains of a …