Saturn Imitates the Moon

Saturn Imitates the Moon

Saturn appears to Cassini's cameras as a thin, sunlit crescent in this unearthly view. Citizens of Earth, being so much closer to the Sun than Saturn, never get to enjoy a view of Saturn like this without the aid of our robot envoys.

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The Moon Eclipses Saturn

The Moon Eclipses Saturn

What happened to half of Saturn? Nothing other than Earth's Moon getting in the way. As pictured above on the far right, Saturn is partly eclipsed by a dark edge of a Moon itself only partly illuminated by the Sun.

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The Eagle Prepares to Land

The Eagle Prepares to Land

The Apollo 11 Lunar Module Eagle, in a landing configuration was photographed in lunar orbit from the Command and Service Module Columbia. Inside the module were Commander Neil A. Armstrong and Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin.

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Antares Rocket With Full Moon

Antares Rocket With Full Moon

The full moon rises in the sky to the right of the Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard, Saturday, July 12, 2014, launch Pad-0A, NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

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Stellar Birthplace Shaped and Destroyed by Energetic Offspring

Stellar Birthplace Shaped and Destroyed by Energetic Offspring

The little-known cloud of cosmic gas and dust called Gum 15 is the birthplace and home of hot young stars. Beautiful and deadly, these stars mould the appearance of the nebula from which they formed and, as they progress into adulthood, will eventually also destroy it.

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Swirls in the Waters off France

Swirls in the Waters off France

Springtime brought a substantial and long-lasting bloom of phytoplankton in the Bay of Biscay, off the western coast of France.

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Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

The west-central Africa fire season was underway, and widespread as biomass burning (red dots) appears in this true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from the Aqua satellite captured on January 3, 2003.

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Puffing Sun Gives Birth To Reluctant Eruption

Puffing Sun Gives Birth To Reluctant Eruption

This combination of three wavelengths of light from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows one of the multiple jets that led to a series of slow coronal puffs on Jan. 17, 2013.

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South Pacific Storm System Seen From Orbit

South Pacific Storm System Seen From Orbit

A storm system over the South Pacific is featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 40 crew member on the International Space Station, June 9, 2014.

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Clouds over the South Pacific As Seen From Space

Clouds over the South Pacific As Seen From Space

Clouds over the South Pacific are featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 40 crew member on the International Space Station on June 3, 2014.

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