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Holy moly, this new Venus photo is just ridiculous

February 26th, 2021

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is studying the Sun in ways that were never possible before.  The probe’s; mission has been ongoing for over two and a half years, and while the Sun is its primary target of study, it comes close enough to planets like Venus to capture some amazing images.  A new photo captured …

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This Hubble photo might be its best ever

September 18th, 2020

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured an absolutely stunning image of Jupiter. The image shows a multitude of storms and even the icy moon Europa hanging out in the background. Jupiter’s storms are going through significant changes, and scientists can’t explain why. The Hubble Space Telescope may be getting old, but it still manages to …

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ISS astronaut snaps incredible photo of incoming crew capsule

September 27th, 2019

Earlier this week, the International Space Station welcomed a trio of new travelers. The mission brought NASA’s Jessica Meir, Russia’s Oleg Skripochka, and Hazzaa Al Almansoori of the United Arab Emirates to the space station, and as always, the arrival of new crew members was a big deal aboard the orbiting laboratory. NASA astronaut Christina …

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Hubble just snapped a glorious new image of Jupiter

August 8th, 2019

The Hubble Space Telescope is really, really good at spotting distant objects in space, but it’s just as well-suited for catching a snapshot of planets that are a lot closer, like our very own Jupiter. On June 27th the spacecraft did just that, and the resulting image (and animation) might be one of its finest …

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This is the last photo Israel’s Beresheet lunar lander captured before it was smashed into oblivion

April 19th, 2019

Last week’s attempted lunar lander by SpaceIL’s Beresheet spacecraft didn’t quite go as planned. Actually, that’s putting it mildly; it totally crashed. Nevertheless, the privately funded mission accomplished a number of firsts, and returned some lovely images from its descent as an added bonus. First we were treated to a view from high above the …

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Hubble snaps gorgeous image of epic ‘holiday wreath’ in space

December 23rd, 2018

Science never stops for NASA but while space observation and research continues regardless of the season or special occasions, the space agency still likes to celebrate holidays in its own unique way. Last week, NASA took the fast-approaching holiday as an opportunity to show off a very special snapshot captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. …