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A probe destined for Mercury ended up rubbernecking Venus
The BepiColombo snapped a selfie during a rare double-flyby, when two spacecrafts passed near Venus within 33 hours.
Big Pic: Hubble Space Telescope Captures The Ring Nebula In Astonishing Detail
Astronomers love to point their telescopes at the Ring Nebula. Located 2,000 light years away in the constellation Lyra, this...
Big Pic: A Hurricane On Saturn, In Incredible Technicolor
Cassini spots a huge hurricane swirling at Saturn's north pole.
4-Billion-Pixel Panorama Lets You Explore Mars As If You Were Standing Next To Curiosity
Pan and zoom among 400 images from Curiosity's cameras.
For The First Time, Astronomers See Giant Planets Helping Their Star Grow
Observations of distant gassy discs show how giant gas planets form along with their stars.
Hubble Captures Earliest Views Yet Of The Universe
The deepest images taken to date show the universe when it was only 3 percent of the age it is now.
BigPic: A Frost-Covered Mountain Range On Pockmarked Mars
ESA's Mars Express orbiter snaps some 3-D images.
Here Is What 84 Million Stars Look Like. You’re Welcome.
This is the largest, deepest, and most accurate color-magnitude diagram ever produced, containing more than 10 times the stars in any previous study.
Check Out The Most Richly Detailed Image Ever Taken Of Uranus
The images are the highest-resolution ever taken in the near infrared range. It looks much more active than when Voyager flew past in 1986.
New Speckly Image Shows Non-Planet Pluto In the Sharpest Detail Yet
It may be blurry, but it's a feat for ground-based observations in visible light — and it could help verify possible exoplanets around other stars.