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Spinning Mercury: Nasa reveal stunning animation showing giant craters on the planet's surface

Mercury: The images were created using a mosaic of pictures from Nasa's messenger spacecraft, which were then combined to create a video 'flyby' of the planet. 2013

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All The Planets, Aligned In One Beautiful Picture

One Imgur user has managed to combine every planet in our Solar System into one, perfectly aligned image.

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This planetary nebula, Mz3, is being cast off by a star similar to our Sun. The 1000-kilometer per second speed of the expelled gas, the light-year long length of the structure, and the magnetism of the star visible at the nebula's center, all imply Mz3 is hiding a second, dimmer star that orbits close in to the bright star. A competing hypothesis holds that the central star's own spin and magnetic field are channeling the gas. (ESA, NASA's Hubble, JPL-CalTech)

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Voyager: a space odyssey – in pictures

In 1989, Voyager 2 made our first close encounter with the stunning blue planet Neptune. Its surprisingly turbulent, storm-laden atmosphere, this far from the sun, was clearly being driven by heat from deep within the planet

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URANUS, 14TH NOV, 2009, 3:52AM | THE HOOKER TELESCOPE

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

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The new Hubble photo of the pillars of creation is sharper than the original, and also has...

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These are the 10 British gins you should be drinking

You'll want to savour this one AND keep its pretty bottle (Picture: Silent Pool Distilleries)

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Trapped in a bubble! Scientists shed light on the Earth's galactic neighbourhood

Complex: The Sun is seen as central to our solar system, but even that is on its own journey through the 'Local Bubble'

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