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VST Captures Three-In-One

Credit: ESO Click for a full size image   VST Captures Three-In-One Two of the sky’s more famous residents share the stage with a lesser-known neighbour in this enormous new three gigapixel image from ESO’s VLT Survey Telescope (VST). On ...

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NuSTAR’s First Five Years in Space

Click for a full size image Artist’s Concept of NuSTAR Artist’s concept of NuSTAR on orbit. NuSTAR has a 10-m (30′) mast that deploys after launch to separate the optics modules (right) from the detectors in the focal plane (left). ...

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The Art of Exoplanets

Click for a full size image TRAPPIST-1 Planet Lineup This artist’s concept shows what the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system may look like, based on available data about the planets’ diameters, masses and distances from the host star. The system has been ...

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New Clues to Boomerang Nebula Mystery

This composite image shows the Boomerang Nebula, a pre-planetary nebula produced by a dying star. Data from ALMA (orange) are shown on top of an image from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope (blue). Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO); NASA/ESA Hubble; NRAO/AUI/NSF Click for ...

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NASA’s Asteroid-Hunting Spacecraft a Discovery Machine

Gif This movie shows the progression of NASA’s Near-Earth Object Wide-field Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) investigation for the mission’s first three years following its restart in December 2013. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/JHU   NASA’s Asteroid-Hunting Spacecraft a Discovery Machine NASA’s Near-Earth Object ...

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Graduate Student Earns NASA Fellowship

Ellen Czaplinski with the Titan surface simulation chamber. Photo by Whit Pruitt, University Relations Click for a full size image   Graduate Student Earns NASA Fellowship Ellen Czaplinski, a space and planetary sciences doctoral student, has won a NASA Earth ...

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