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The April 23 morning sky will feature many shooting stars as the best meteor shower of 2015’s first half reaches its peak

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New Horizons has captured its first color image of the Pluto system

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Uwingu Mars

Name a crater ... make an impact!

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The Asteroid Threat

A detailed story about the realities of asteroid impacts, past and future, featuring the latest statistics and stunning imagery

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Not-so-dark matter?

Dark matter interactions of an unknown nature could be occurring

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Hubble at 25

How the space telescope changed the cosmos

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Ceres in color

The Dawn's map reveals surface diversity

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Indonesian Islands Eclipse

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Infant organics

Complex organic molecules discovered in infant star system

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Superstars of Astronomy

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The April 23 morning sky will feature many shooting stars as the best meteor shower of 2015’s first half reaches its peak

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The Eagle Nebula

The Eagle Nebula (M16) is an emission nebula in the constellation Serpens. It lies approximately 7,000 light-years away and, as this image shows magnificently, it contains the famous “Pillars of Creation” region. (16-inch RC Optical Systems Ritchey-Chrétien reflector at f/9, Apogee U16M CCD camera, Hydrogen-alpha/Oxygen-III/Sulfur-II/RGB image with exposures of 9, 7, 9, and 4 hours [for RGB combined], respectively)
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