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    Night Sky Olympics
    Images relating to a fantasy inspired by the summer and the winter Olympic Games.
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    A worker creates a special souvenir Olympic medal with a fragment of the Chelyabinsk meteorite at the MAOK art workshop in Zlatoust, Russia recently. In addition to their gold medals, winning athletes were to each receive an additional gold and meteorite medal. (Credit: RIA Novosti / Aleksandr Kondratuk) Mona Evans, "Galactic Winter Games" www.bellaonline.c...

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    Expedition 38 Soyuz Commander Mikhail Tyurin, holding the Olympic torch, and Flight Engineers Koichi Wakata and Rick Mastracchio wave farewell prior to boarding the Soyuz TMA-11M rocket for launch. Needless to say, the torch was not lit on the station or in space. (Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls) Mona Evans, "Galactic Winter Games" www.bellaonline.c...

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    The full moon rises through the Olympic Rings hanging beneath Tower Bridge during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 3, 2012. [REUTERS/Luke MacGregor]

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    Jupiter Meets Moon Halo. Moon-Jupiter conjunction on January 14, 2014 plus a beautiful lunar halo, as seen from Ankara, Turkey. (Credit and copyright: M. Rasid Tugral) Mona Evans, "Galactic Winter Games" www.bellaonline.c...

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    'Ring of Fire' Solar Eclipse. Photo taken on May 20, 2012 in Roswell, NM, USA. (Credit: Joel Dykstra) Mona Evans, "Galactic Winter Games" www.bellaonline.c...

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    The Ring Nebula (M57). A planetary nebula in the constellation Lyra. Planetary nebulae are formed when a dying sun-like star throws off its outer layers. (Credit: NASA/STScI/AURA) Mona Evans, "Galactic Winter Games" www.bellaonline.c...

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    Supernova 1987A. Taken by Hubble Space Telescope in 1995. The glowing debris of the explosion is at the center of the inner ring. The outer rings were already there at the time of the explosion, but they're visible as they reflect the light from the supernova. (Credit: George Sonneborn (Goddard Space Flight Center), Jason Pun (NOAO), the STIS Instrument Definition Team, & NASA/ESA) Mona Evans, "Galactic Winter Games" www.bellaonline.c...

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    Hoag's Object. A ring galaxy in which there is a central core of older yellow stars with a ring of young blue stars. The formation of a galaxy like this probably involves a galactic collision. Look through the gap at one o'clock to see another ring galaxy in the distance. (Credit: R. Lucas (STScI/AURA), Hubble Heritage Team, NASA) Mona Evans, "Galactic Winter Games" www.bellaonline.c...

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    Europa. This Jovian moon, covered in ice, is one of the smoothest objects in the Solar System. In this picture you can see that there are also cracks and streaks. It looks a bit as if giants have been skating on it. (Photo: NASA's Galileo mission) Mona Evans, "Galactic Winter Games" www.bellaonline.c...

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    Skiing Cluster (NGC 457). An open star cluster also known as the Owl Cluster or ET Cluster. (Credit: Leonardo Orazi) Mona Evans, "Galactic Winter Games" www.bellaonline.c...

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