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    Science! "To scale, if the Earth/Sun distance were one inch, a light year would be exactly one mile."

    Last year (2014) in science!

    The scale of planets and stars

    Solar System to scale

    Earth and Venus over an 8 year period...

    Top 5 Science Discoveries from Curiosity's First Year on Mars

    Mt. Vesuvius, Italy, on New Year's Day, 2013. Looks a little like a remainder from earth's difficult puberty years. :)

    "Pale Blue Dot is a photograph of planet Earth taken from a record distance of 3.7 billion miles" by Voyager 1

    10 Mysteries we've solved in the past year...

    Astronomy Print, 115 years old, COMET Rordame 1892, astronomical star chart map space 1897 astrology.

    From the International Space Station: Looking at thousands of years of human history

    ... and here are those sunspots. That group's over 100,000 kilometers (60,000 miles) across! Again, photo by Alan Friedman.

    Fixed position photograph of the sun, taken at the same time of day over a year. Looks like the infinity symbol!

    ecocolumn - This will be great for Botany this year!

    Voyager 1 has entered interstellar space. The NASA spacecraft, which rose from Earth on a September morning 36 years ago, has traveled farther than anyone, or anything, in history. Now Voyager 1 is in the space between the stars

    What if other planetary bodies orbited our world at the same distance as the moon?

    Saturn, Raw. This astonishing image was taken on June 13, 2012 by the Cassini spacecraft when it was 2.6 million kilometers (1.6 million miles) from the ringed planet — that’s more then six times farther than the Moon is from the Earth.

    Inside the Cupola, NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, an Expedition 36 flight engineer, uses a 400mm lens on a digital still camera to photograph a target of opportunity on Earth some 250 miles below him and the International Space Station. Cassidy has been aboard the orbital outpost since late March and will continue his stay into September.

    If Jupiter was the same distance away from Earth as the Moon is

    In the coming years, commercial space ventures hope to send robot space probes to mine valuable material from the asteroids.

    The Sun.