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Amazingly, a single day on Venus is longer than its entire year. It takes Venus 243 Earth days to completely rotate on its axis, but just 225 days to orbit the sun. Stranger still, Venus is one of two planets that rotates in reverse, a phenomenon called retrograde motion. Most theories attribute the reverse rotation to an ancient planetary collision.

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Venus- It rotates backwards, east to west rather than the normal west to east.

Astronomy: A Timeline of the Future of the Universe. Everything that the future holds for the sun, the stars, the planets, and the universe...

The Sombrero Galaxy is an unbarred spiral galaxy in the constellation Virgo located 28 million light-years from Earth.



Perspective in space.



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Saturn's moon Enceladus

During its flight, the Galileo spacecraft returned images of the Earth and Moon. Separate images of both were combined to generate this view.

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'Rogue planet' spotted 100 light-years away

Astronomers have spotted a "rogue planet" - wandering the cosmos without a star to orbit - 100 light-years away. Recent finds of such planets have suggested that they may be common, but candidates have eluded close study. The proximity of the new rogue planet has allowed astronomers to guess its age: a comparatively young 50-120 million years old. The planet, dubbed CFBDSIR2149-0403, is outlined in a paper posted online to appear in Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Remix Nebula ...So what is a nebula? It is a cloud of dust, hydrogen, helium and other gases that attract matter and materials to clump. These so called clumps form stars, planets, and other planetary systems. In simple, Nebulae are where the stars are formed! (Wikipedia)

For the first time ever, we have a complete picture of the planet Mercury. Scientists used thousands of images captured over a period of years to piece together this mesmerizing 360 degree view of the planet.

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Watch the Earth breathing: Mesmerising animation shows our planet's 'heartbeat' as the seasons change over a year

Watch the Earth breathing: Mesmerising animation shows our planet's 'heartbeat' as the seasons change over a year | Mail Online

The Spirograph Nebula - Glowing like a multi-faceted jewel, the planetary nebula IC 418 lies about 2,000 light-years from Earth in the constellation Lepus. In this picture, the Hubble telescope reveals some remarkable textures weaving through the nebula.