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9 Space Pictures That Look Like Santa, Rudolph, And Other Christmas Things
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the universe, not a star complex was stirring, not even Cygnus X! Merry Christmas from Popular Science. We're taking off a couple days to go spend time with our families. Enjoy these festive space pics in the meantime. Miss you already.
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.
NASA Satellites Capture Earth As You’ve Never Seen It
Really! "Earth As Art," a free e-book from NASA, shows off surreal photos of Earth with light taken outside the visible spectrum. Here are 19 of our favorites.
Largest Quasar Ever Discovered Burns 100 Times Brighter Than Entire Milky Way
Glowing galactic center located near a supermassive black hole
This Giant Stellar Bubble Looks Like A Dog’s Head
The ESA's XMM-Newton observatory captures a huge X-ray emitting bubble in nearby Canis Major.
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.
Today In Pretty Space Pics: Weird Gassy Spirals Surround Dying Star
It's the first time scientists have obtained 3-D information about a star's death spiral and offers a hint of our own sun's far future.
Video: Take a Spin Through the Pencil Nebula
Eleven-thousand years ago a star exploded, sending a wispy witch's broomstick flying across the southern sky.