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Space Photo of the Day 2013

Informally known as the "Soap Bubble Nebula", this planetary nebula (officially known as PN G75.5+1.7) was discovered by amateur astronomer Dave Jurasevich on July 6th, 2008. It was noted and reported by Keith Quattrocchi and Mel Helm on July 17th, 2008. This image was obtained with the Kitt Peak Mayall 4-meter telescope on June 19th, 2009 in the H-alpha (orange) and [OIII] (blue) narrowband filters. In this image, north is to the left and east is down. - [someone else's informative…

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When the moon kisses the ocean

Beautiful Mother Nature : Photo

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✮ Full Moon With Aurora In Yellowknife - It is the capital & largest city of the Northern Territories. CANADA

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"Cygnus Loop Nebula" - Douglas Finkbeiner Department of Astrophysics, Princeton

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NGC 3627: Revealing Hidden Black Holes The spiral galaxy NGC 3627 is located about 30 million light years from Earth. This composite image includes X-ray data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory (blue), infrared data from the Spitzer Space Telescope (red), and optical data from the Hubble Space Telescope and the Very Large Telescope (yellow). The inset shows the central region, which contains a bright X-ray source that is likely powered by material falling onto a supermassive black

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A dramatic view of Phobos (one of the moons of Mars) and its Stickney crater acquired by HiRES in March 2008.

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Asperatus Clouds. Surreal!

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The Strangest Black Holes in the Universe Black holes are gigantic cosmic monsters, exotic objects whose gravity is so strong that not even light can escape their clutches. Black holes come in a wide variety of forms, from small stellar-mass bodies to the supermassive beasts that reside at the hearts of galaxies. Here are 10 of the most extreme black holes, from the smallest to the largest and from cannibals to rogues. FIRST UP: The biggest and baddest See Slideshow

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When we see an auroral arc – and associated rays – we're really seeing a small section of the much larger, permanent aurora called the auroral oval. The northern oval is centered over the geomagnetic north pole located in northern Canada. Credit: NASA

Auroras Dance Over Northern U.S. Last Night, May Return Tonight

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❧ Twin Sun Planet Kepler 35b: Mark Garlick

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NASA's Messenger Satellite Captures Spectacular Color Mosaic of Mercury

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Earth's Gold May Come From Collisions of Dead Stars by Miriam Kramer, SPACE.com Staff Writer Neutron Star Collision The collision of two neutron stars can create rare elements like gold. Image released on July 17, 2013. Credit: Dana Berry, SkyWorks Digital, Inc

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False-color HST image of peculiar spiral galaxy NGC 2623, aka Arp 243; about 260 mly away in Cancer & 180,000 ly across. The core of the galaxy, filled w/exceptionally large numbers of bright young stars, causes it to be classified as a Seyfert galaxy (type Sy 2)

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Water Vapor Detected Around Solar System's Largest Asteroid

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Spiral Galaxy "NGC 3169" In The Constellation Sextans

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Hebes Chasma, a trough in the Grand Canyon of Mars - European Space Agency

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Moonlight

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Barn burned down - but now I can see the moon. as in there's always something to be grateful for...

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How serene 500px / Photo "Phase 2" by mikes nature

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Wolf galaxy. The wonders of the universe, space oddities, stars, planets, cosmos, galaxies, nebulas and cosmic inclinations.

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Wright’s Celestial Map of the Universe (1742)

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Around Saturn by fabio di donato. Waltz Around Saturn with this video showing highlights from Cassini's exploration of the giant planet, its magnificent rings, and fascinating family of moons.

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Magnificent CME Erupts on the Sun - August 31

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