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Hubble’s Latest Batch of Space Porn Is Some of the Best We’ve Ever Seen

Space is mind-bogglingly vast, and it’s practically impossible for our puny brains to comprehend just how huge it really is. Using the Hubble Space Telescope, an international team of astronomers has completed an exhaustive survey of star-forming galaxies in the local Universe. The resulting catalogue won’t help you fathom the immensity of the cosmos, but at least you can enjoy the pretty pictures. Read More >>

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The Most Advanced Weather Satellite Yet Just Dropped Its First Amazing Images

Your new lock screen photos have arrived, courtesy of NOAA’s heavily hyped GOES-16 Satellite. The orbiter, launched in November 2016, can take high definition photos of Earth every 15 minutes and one of the continental US every five minutes, according to a press release. Its combined speed and resolution will help scientists make more accurate forecasts, and allow them to spot severe weather earlier. Read More >>

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This Churning Nebula Is a Massive Star Factory

Behold N159, a turbulent stellar nursery comprised of glowing gas and dark dust. Located over 160,000 light-years away in the Large Magellanic Cloud, this type of nebula churns out some of the universe’s largest stars. Read More >>

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This Is What The Perseid Meteor Shower Looked Like Around the World

Looks like the logo for our 1950s film production company. Actually, it’s more complicated than that (even though we would still like to use it when we go back in time to take down Universal). Read More >>

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Saturn’s Oil Drop Surface Looks Incredible Through an Infrared Lens

Most of the photos taken of Saturn these days are in drab black and white. But this infrared view of Saturn from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is a stunning reminder of this ringed planet’s spectral vibrance. Read More >>

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The Year’s Best Astronomy Photos Will Take You to Another Dimension

The Royal Observatory in Greenwich has announced its shortlist for the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. From nebulas and auroras through to starbursts and solar eclipses, these photographs will rekindle your sense of wonder. Read More >>

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This Is the Deepest View Yet Into the Orion Nebula

Astronomers working with the Very Large Telescope in Chile have captured the deepest view yet of the heart of the Orion Nebula. Wow. Read More >>

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Watch The Tycho Supernova Remnant Expand, Centuries After It First Exploded

Astronomers have used 15 years of X-ray data to make this video of the remnants of a white dwarf that famously exploded in 1572. Nearly 450 years later, the debris from the explosion is still expanding. Read More >>

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NASA Celebrates Hubble’s 26th Birthday With Some Spectacular New Space Porn

What better way to celebrate Hubble’s 26th birthday than by releasing a gorgeous new photo taken by the intrepid space telescope. Behold the Bubble Nebula, a massive expanse of gas and dust located 8,000 light-years from Earth. Read More >>

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Tethys, Enceladus, and Mimas Are Glorious Orbiting Saturn

We’ve been getting some fantastic images from the Cassini Spacecraft this year as it orbits Saturn, and one of its latest image from the ringed planet is no less stunning. Read More >>

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This Massive Star Sure Is Beautiful, Too Bad It’s Doomed

Behold WR 31a, a massive star surrounded by a rapidly expanding cloud of gas and dust. This gorgeous celestial structure emerged just 20,000 years ago, and is currently growing at a rate of 136,700 miles every hour. Read More >>

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We’re Marvelling At These Incredible Pictures Of The Night Skies

Last week, we were blown away by a photograph from Mike Mezeul II depicting a storm over White Sands National Monument. We looked in a bit more on Mezeul’s portfolio and were amazed at what we saw. Read More >>

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When You Think of Beautiful Things, Don’t Forget Earth

Scott Kelly posted up a STUNNING picture of Earth earlier this week, with a fitting caption: “When you think of beautiful things. Don’t forget Earth.” Read More >>

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Savour the Snow from Far, Far Away

The beauty of winter can be lost when constantly scraping ice off cars, and tromping through freezing slush. That’s why it’s nice to get a view from above, far away from the chilly realities of the winter. Read More >>

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This Might Be the Prettiest Mine We’ve Ever Seen 

All these rich greens usually hint at vegetation, but what's pictured is an arid, salty Chinese land almost totally inhospitable to plants. Instead, those are the markers of a brine rich in minerals, concentrated as the water evaporates. Read More >>