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Sunset on HD209458b (reconstructed from the HST/STIS transmission spectrum)

The amazing image above of a sunset on exo-planet 150 light years away, was reconstructed by Frederic Pont of the University of Exeter using data from a camera onboard the Hubble Space Telescope.

Kepler-186f ~ The first known Earth-size planet to lie within the habitable zone of a star beyond the Sun.

The first known Earth-size planet to lie within the habitable zone of a star beyond the Sun. Discovered using data from the prolific planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft, the distant world.

Major sky events of 2014 are listed.

Need to break out the telescope.The year 2014 is packed with amazing night sky events. See the year's most exciting celestial events to mark on your calendar in this Space.

Titan, Enceladus, and Rings  Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus hangs below the gas giant’s rings while Titan lurks in the background, in this new image taken by the Cassini spacecraft. Faint detail of the tiger stripe markings can be seen on Enceladus’ surface, which is framed against Titan, Saturn’s largest moon. With jets of water ice and vapour streaming from Enceladus’ south pole, and liquid hydrocarbon lakes pooling beneath Titan’s thick atmosphere, these are two of Saturn’s most enigmatic…

Space Photo of the Day 2013

Titan, Enceladus, and Rings / Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus hangs below the gas giant’s rings while Titan lurks in the background, in this new image taken by the Cassini spacecraft.

NASA's Kepler mission finds the most Earth-like planets yet...go to the link to see the slide show.

NASA's Kepler mission finds the most Earth-like planets yet

NASA's Kepler mission finds the most Earth-like planets yet.go to the link to see the slide show. Absolutely beautiful and amazing! How can people only belive we are the only beings in the whole universe! What small minds.

I'll always remember watching the shuttles take off from my backyard when I was a kid!

I'll always remember watching the shuttles take off from my backyard when I was a kid!

Nog zes dagen en dan is het zover: komeet ISON bereikt zijn perihelium, oftewel: de komeet komt het dichtst bij de zon in de buurt. Of de ko...

Nog zes dagen en dan is het zover: komeet ISON bereikt zijn perihelium, oftewel: de komeet komt het dichtst bij de zon in de buurt. Of de ko...

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SwordOfOrion These stars represent Orion’s Belt. If you look closely, you’ll notice a curved line of stars “hanging” from the three Belt stars. These stars represent Orion’s Sword. Look for the Orion Nebula about midway down in the Sword of Orion

View the NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory photos of the sun photo gallery on Yahoo News. Find more news related pictures in our photo galleries.

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