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Cassini Explores a Methane Sea on Titan

Click for a full size image This near-infrared, color mosaic from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft shows the sun glinting off of Titan’s north polar seas. While Cassini has captured, separately, views of the polar seas and the sun glinting off of ...

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4Laser Guide Star Facility

4 Laser Guide Star Facility Four new stars to defeat atmospheric turbulence April 2016 saw the arrival of four new stars above the Paranal skies. After years of development, ESO has completed the installation of the 4 Laser Guide Star ...

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Curiosity Mars Rover Crosses Rugged Plateau

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS This mid-afternoon, 360-degree panorama was acquired by the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover on April 4, 2016, as part of long-term campaign to document the context and details of the geology and landforms along Curiosity’s ...

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On the Road to Finding Other Earths

This illustration shows the prototype starshade, a giant structure designed to block the glare of stars so that future space telescopes can take pictures of planets. photo : NASA Click for a full size image On the Road to Finding ...

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Elektra: A New Triple Asteroid

photo credit : ESO Click for a full size image Elektra: A New Triple Asteroid Astronomers have discovered a new satellite orbiting the main belt asteroid (130) Elektra — the smallest object visible in this image. The team, led by ...

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Hubble captures birthday bubble

The Bubble Nebula, also known as NGC 7635, is an emission nebula located 8 000 light-years away. This stunning new image was observed by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to celebrate its 26th year in space. Credit:NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage ...

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New Ceres Images Show Bright Craters

Ceres’ Haulani Crater, with a diameter of 21 miles (34 kilometers), shows evidence of landslides from its crater rim. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA Click for a full size image New Ceres Images Show Bright Craters Craters with bright material on dwarf planet ...

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Can Physicists Ever Prove the Multiverse Is Real

This is a hypothetical set of possible universes. (Detlev Van Ravenswaay/Science Photo Library/Corbis) Click for a full size image Can Physicists Ever Prove the Multiverse Is Real? Astronomers are arguing about whether they can trust this untested—and potentially untestable—idea The ...

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