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This NASA image shows NGC 5194. M51's stretch of over 60,000 light-years dwarf its companion galaxy, NGC 5195. Credit: Hubble Space Telescope, NASA.

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A dusty spiral galaxy appears to be rotating on edge, like a pinwheel, as it slides through the larger, bright galaxy NGC 1275, in this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image. - http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo0314a/

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Two decades after the Hubble space telescope released an awe-inspiring image of the Eagle nebula's 'Pillars of Creation', it's now captured an even more stunning image of this magnificent gas giant.

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A month in space: galaxies like fireflies, a bridge of hot gas, and a catastrophic decline in cosmic GDP – in pictures

A star cluster once thought to be part of the spectacular Orion Nebula is actually a separate celestial entity. Scientists using the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope in Hawaii found that the star cluster NGC 1980 is a distinct, massive bunch of stars in front of the Orion nebula, which at a range of 1,500 light-years is Earth's closest known star factory. The cluster is huddled unevenly around the star iota Ori at the southern tip of the sword in the famed Orion constellation.

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NGC 300, Detail 1: Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys shows individual as well as clusters of stars in the spiral galaxy NGC 300, located approximately 7 mil...

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This is THE definitive image of planet Earth: Satellite captures all of our globe in one stunning, 121million-megapixel shot

The blue oasis we call home: Earth is photographed with a high-definition 121megapixel camera - creating the sharpest image of our planet yet Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2142884/Earth-Stunning-picture-Russian-weather-satellite-shows-definitive-image-planet.html#ixzz1uei5jjGT

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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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A new astro-camera has captured the sharpest images ever of the universe—twice as sharp as the Hubble Space Telescope http://ift.tt/1awHZid

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