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Earth at Equinox. 2013-09-22. (Photo: Roscosmos / NTSOMZ/ SRC "Planeta" / zelenyikot. livejournal. com) The Russian weather satellite Electro-L captured this image. The image is in visible light and near infrared. The near IR picks out vegetation and has been given a greenish tint. Mona Evans, "Autumnal Equinox" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art178064.asp

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All the planets in one picture…

All the planets in one picture...

The Earth at night

The Earth at night

The Earth at night

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2013's Best and Most Beautiful Photos of the Universe

mars south pole

Equinoxes occur when the Sun crosses the celestial equator. The ecliptic (broken line) is the apparent path of the Sun as the Earth orbits. The celestial equator is the projection of Earth's equator into space as part of a sky coordinate system - like a map grid on Earth. ©Mona Evans, "Autumnal Equinox" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art178064.asp

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Astrophoto: The South Pole of Mars Like You’ve Never Seen It Before

The south pole of Mars, like the cream on a latte. Photo by ESA / G. Neukum (Freie Universitaet, Berlin) / Bill Dunford

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International Space Station silhouetted against the moon

International #Space Station silhouetted against the #moon. #astronomy #iss

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Chris Hadfield on

At top, the Soyuz that we flew here and will fly home in May. Below, the Progress that undocked and burnt up. @Cmdr_Hadfield

The Beautiful Space Shuttle Blooms Inside a Cloud by Stuck in Customs on Flickr. "The launch of the space shuttle Endeavor taken on May 16, 2011."

Our entire composition comes from the cosmic dust of exploding stars. You are literally the stuff of stars...