Hubble Sees Ghost Light From Dead Galaxies

Hubble Sees Ghost Light From Dead Galaxies

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has picked up the faint, ghostly glow of stars ejected from ancient galaxies that were gravitationally ripped apart several billion years ago.

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An Orbital Sunrise Seen From the International Space Station

An Orbital Sunrise Seen From the International Space Station

NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman posted this image of a sunrise, captured from the International Space Station, to social media on Oct. 29, 2014.

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Short Film: AMBITION - The Rosetta Mission

Short Film: AMBITION - The Rosetta Mission

Tomek BagiƄski's AMBITION, starring Aidan Gillen (Games of Thrones) and Aisling Franciosi (The Fall), plays a key part in supporting the European Space Agency's (ESA) Rosetta mission.

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West Antarctic Ice Sheet as seen From Orbit

West Antarctic Ice Sheet as seen From Orbit

In May 2014, two new studies concluded that a section of the land-based West Antarctic ice sheet had reached a point of inevitable collapse.

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The Persian Gulf As Seen From Space

The Persian Gulf As Seen From Space

This panorama view, photographed by an Expedition 40 crew member on the International Space Station, shows the tropical blue waters of the Persian Gulf.

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New High Resolution Imagery of Comet 67P/C-G

New High Resolution Imagery of Comet 67P/C-G

A four-image NAVCAM montage comprises images taken on 18 October from a distance of 9.8 km from the centre of comet 67P/C-G - about 7.8 km from the surface.

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Phytoplankton Blooms in the Bering Sea As Seen From Orbit

Phytoplankton Blooms in the Bering Sea As Seen From Orbit

Large blooms of phytoplankton (likely coccolithophores) surrounded the 51-kilometer-long St. Matthew Island in the Bering Sea on October 8, 2014 when the above Aqua-MODIS image was collected.

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Himalayas and the Tibetan Plateau As Seen From the ISS

Himalayas and the Tibetan Plateau As Seen From the ISS

ESA astronaut, Andre Kuipers took some stunning views of Earth during his mission, PromISSe.

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Slow-Growing Galaxies Offer a Window to the Early Universe

Slow-Growing Galaxies Offer a Window to the Early Universe

What makes one rose bush blossom with flowers, while another remains barren? Astronomers ask a similar question of galaxies, wondering how some flourish with star formation and others barely bloom.

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The Death Throes of NGC 6302

The Death Throes of NGC 6302

Many celestial objects are beautiful - swirling spiral galaxies or glittering clusters of stars are notable examples.

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