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Pretty Space Pics: A Skywatcher Captures the Cosmos Blowing a Beautiful Gas Bubble
Your Canon can't capture this
Hubble’s New Infrared Mosaic is the Best Picture of Our Galactic Center Ever
Behold, your galactic center. This Hubble image, captured with the space telescope’s Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS), is...
Five of Saturn’s Moons Pose Amidst a Backdrop of Planetary Rings
Today in pretty space pics, Cassini proves once again that it’s the spacecraft that just keeps on giving. Its mission...
Today in Pretty Space Pics: A Glowing Close-Up of a Cosmic Collision’s Aftermath
Centaurus A, a.k.a. NGC 5128, is only 11 million light years from Earth, and as such it is a popular,...
A Spiraling Milky Way Look-Alike Shows What We Must Look Like From Extragalactic Space
I think I can see my house from here
The ESO Turns Its Massive Laser Beam on the Heavens (for Science)
We are not at war with an alien race from the center of the Milky Way, but if we were,...
Flying Through an Aurora at More Than 17,000 MPH
A prolific photographer gives us a stunning view from aboard the International Space Station