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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.

Phobos and its Stickney crater (HiRES 3/2008) 3,700 miles from the surface of Mars, closer to its primary than any other known planetary moon, orbiting Mars faster than Mars rotates. As a result, from the surface of Mars it appears to rise in the west, move across the sky in 4 hours 15 min or less, and sets in the east, twice each Martian day. Drawing closer to Mars by 1 meter every century. It's predicted that in 50 million years it will collide with the planet or break up into a planetary…

Cygnus system, Kepler 186F by Gregg Prescott, M.S. Editor, In5D.com NASA's Kepler Space Telescope recently discovered an Earth-like planet orbiting a nearby star within the habitable zone of our galaxy. Kepler-186f is approx...

The Eridanus Void. This area shows almost no signs of cosmic matter, meaning no stars, planets, solar systems or clouds of cosmic dust. Researchers couldn't even find dark matter, which is invisible but measurable by its gravitational pull. There were also no signs of black holes that might have gobbled up the matter once present in the region.

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Planet Earth in Gorgeous High Definition

This remarkable, high-definition photo from NASA's Earth-observing satellite Suomi NPP is actually a composite of several images of the Earth's surface taken on January 4, 2012. vintagraph.com

Oberon, a major moon of the planet Uranus. Named after the mythical king of fairies by William Herschel in 1787.

The #PHOENIXNebula, imaged by Hubble's pictures and appears as a star cluster mass with supermassive dust clouds surrounding it.