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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

NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day 2016 November 16 The Heart and Soul Nebulas Is the heart and soul of our Galaxy located in Cassiopeia? Possibly not, but that is where two bright emission nebulas nicknamed Heart and Soul can be found. The Heart...

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NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day 2016 November 14 Supermoon and Space Station What are those specks in front of the Moon? They are silhouettes of the International Space Station (ISS). Using careful planning and split-second timing, a meticulous...

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…

NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day 2016 November 29 W5: The Soul of Star Formation Where do stars form? Many times, stars form in energetic regions where gas and dark dust are pushed around in chaotic mayhem. Pictured, bright massive stars near the...

(Picture: Nasa, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA) The Carina Nebula is a cloud of dust, hydrogen, helium and other gases around 7,500 light years away from Earth. In this picture the oxygen is blue, hydrogen and nitrogen are green and sulphur red.