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The week in pictures: December 8–14, 2012

In the past seven days, the astronomy community lost a great teacher in Sir Patrick Moore, the Hubble Space Telescope peered further back in time than ever before and uncovered a previously unseen population of primitive galaxies, astronomers found a microquasar in a galaxy beyond the Milky Way for the first time, and more.

BBC Photo Archive

Britain’s legendary Sir Patrick Moore dies at age 89

The astronomy popularizer was synonymous with the wonders of the cosmos. Learn more »

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