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The Week in Pictures: June 15–21, 2013

In the past seven days, scientists gathered the most detailed observations ever of the dust around the huge black hole at the center of an active galaxy, NASA released a billion-pixel Curiosity view of Mars, research revealed that the reservoir of raw material for making stars had been underestimated and extends farther out from our galaxy’s center than previously known, and much more.
RELATED TOPICS: SOLAR SYSTEM | GALAXIES | MARS
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Billion-pixel view of Mars comes from Curiosity rover

The image, which was created by stitching nearly 900 exposures together, shows details of the landscape along the rover’s route. Learn more »
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