Mars: Hellas Basin Chaos

Mars: Hellas Basin Chaos

Hellas Chaos, in the southern central part of the giant Hellas basin, stretches roughly 200 km north-south and for about 500 km in an east-west direction.

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Galaxy UGC 1281

Galaxy UGC 1281

The galaxy cutting dramatically across the frame of this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image is a slightly warped dwarf galaxy known as UGC 1281. Seen here from an edge-on perspective, this galaxy lies roughly 18 million light-years away in the constellation of Triangulum (The Triangle).

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Stunning Remastered View of Europa

Stunning Remastered View of Europa

Scientists have produced a new version of what is perhaps NASA's best view of Jupiter's ice-covered moon, Europa.

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Swift Gamma-Ray Burst Mission Marks Ten Years of Discovery

Swift Gamma-Ray Burst Mission Marks Ten Years of Discovery

On Nov. 20, 2004, NASA's Swift spacecraft lifted off aboard a Boeing Delta II rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., beginning its mission to study gamma-ray bursts and identify their origins.

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Satellite View of the U.S. Wrapped in a Frozen Blanket

Satellite View of the U.S. Wrapped in a Frozen Blanket

As icy cold Canadian air settled over the eastern two-thirds of the U.S. bringing snow and bitter cold, NOAA's GOES-East satellite captured this infrared view of what looks like a frozen blanket over the region.

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Three Touchdowns for Rosetta's Lander

Three Touchdowns for Rosetta's Lander

After achieving touchdown on a comet for the first time in history, scientists and engineers are busy analysing this new world and the nature of the landing.

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Philae Image of its Cometary Landing Site

Philae Image of its Cometary Landing Site

Rosetta's lander Philae is safely on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, as these first two CIVA images confirm.

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Chang'e 5 View of Earth and the Moon

Chang'e 5 View of Earth and the Moon

"At 16 o'clock on November 9, the service module carrying the camera in 540,000 km from Earth, at a distance of 920,000 kilometers moon shot clear of the Earth-Moon photo images." 11月9日16时,服务舱携带的相机在距离地球54万公里、距离月球92万公里处拍摄了清晰的地月合影图像。

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MUSE Reveals True Story Behind Galactic Crash

MUSE Reveals True Story Behind Galactic Crash

The new MUSE instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) has provided researchers with the best view yet of a spectacular cosmic crash.

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Hubble View of Bubbly Nebula

Hubble View of Bubbly Nebula

This image from Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 showcases NGC 1501, a complex planetary nebula located in the large but faint constellation of Camelopardalis (The Giraffe).

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