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Moon shown in highest resolution yet in image made of 32,000 pictures

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Moon shown in highest resolution yet in image made of 32,000 pictures

Scars left by millions of meteorite impacts through the moon's history can also be seen in the image above

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Moon shown in highest resolution yet in image made of 32,000 pictures

Mr Wojczynski used specialised telescopic equipment to capture the image, shown above slig...

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In the Center of Spiral Galaxy NGC 5033

NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day 2016 December 29 Shell Game in the LMC An alluring sight in southern skies, the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is seen here through narrowband filters. The filters are designed to transmit only light emitted by ionized...

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See Explanation. Clicking on the picture will download the highest resolution version available.

NGC 6357: Cathedral to Massive Stars. How massive can a normal star be? Estimates made from distance, brightness and standard solar models had given one star in the open cluster Pismis 24 over 200 times the mass of our Sun, nearly making it the record holder. This star is the brightest object located just above the gas front in the above image. Close inspection of images taken with the Hubble Space Telescope, however, have shown that Pismis 24-1 derives its brilliant luminosity from three…

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A Full Sky Aurora Over Norway

Peculiar Galaxies of Arp 273

NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day 2017 January 12 Edge-On NGC 891 Large spiral galaxy NGC 891 spans about 100 thousand light-years and is seen almost exactly edge-on from our perspective. In fact, about 30 million light-years distant in the...