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In the Shadow of Saturn

In the Shadow of Saturn. January 2009 the Cassini spacecraft was orbiting Saturn and drifted in giant planet's shadow for about 12 hours. Far in the distance, at the left, just above the bright main rings, is the almost ignorable pale blue dot of Earth.

ESO 593-IG 008 A.K.A. "The Bird"

A stunning rare case of a triple merger of galaxies. This system, which astronomers have dubbed 'The Bird' - albeit it also bears resemblance with a cosmic Tinker Bell - is composed of two massive spiral galaxies and a third irregular galaxy.

Snowy Range Perseids Meteor Shower by David Kingham

The sky is falling "Snowy Range Perseid Meteor Shower" by David Kingham of the U. was "highly commended" in the Earth and Space category. Kingham combines 23 individual stills to convey the excitement and dynamism of August's Perseid meteor shower.

Moon Meets Jupiter

Cristian Fattinnanzi : This incredible photo was taken on July Lined up left to right beyond the dark lunar limb are Callisto, Ganymede, Jupiter, Io, and Europa.

Dust and the Helix Nebula

This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Helix nebula, a cosmic starlet often photographed by amateur astronomers for its vivid colors and eerie resemblance to a giant eye. 36 / 40 Photo by Comets Kick up Dust in Helix Nebula;

Celestial Valentine

Celestial Valentine

Celestial Valentine: Generations of stars can be seen in this infrared portrait from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. In this wispy star-forming region, called the oldest stars can be seen as blue dots in the centers of the two hollow cavities.

Milky Way Galaxy Doomed: Collision with Andromeda Pending

Milky Way Galaxy Doomed to Head-On Crash with Andromeda: The sky is seen at night just before the predicted merger between our Milky Way galaxy and the neighboring Andromeda galaxy, in this NASA photo illustration released May 2012

A Dark Earth with a Red Sprite

A Dark Earth with a Red Sprite Image Credit: ISS Expedition 31 Crew, NASA Explanation: There is something very unusual in this picture of the Earth --.

Conjunction Colours

Nightfall on planet Earth has featured Mars, Saturn, and Spica in a lovely conjunction near the western horizon.

Saturn and Titan captured by Cassini Spacecraft

A giant of a moon appears before a giant of a planet undergoing seasonal changes in this natural color view of Titan and Saturn from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Credit a JPL/Caltech/NASA

Mickey "Mercury Crater" Mouse

A region to the northwest of Mercury's crater Magritte – the shadowing helps define the "Mickey Mouse" resemblance, created by the accumulation of craters

First View of Earth From Moon - Aug. 23, 1966

First View of Earth From Moon

Ex-asteroid Vesta (now categorized as a Protoplanet)

The shadowy outlines of the terrain in Vesta's northern region are visible in this image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft. The image comes from the last sequence of images Dawn obtained of the giant asteroid Vesta as it departed the giant asteroid Sept.

Twitter / AstronomiaZaragoza: Una de mis mejores fotos de la luna a color

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