Saturday , 25 November 2017

The most mind-melting space photos of 2015

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The Hubble Space Telescope captured these jets of energized gas shooting from a young star.

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The Pillars of Creation as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope in infrared light.

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Comet 67P taken by the Rosetta Orbiter.

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NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter took this picture of Acidalia Planitia, a location from the movie ‘The Martian.’

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Globular cluster Messier 22 as observed by the Hubble Space Telescope.

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Star Hen 2-427 and nebula M1-67 taken by the Hubble Space telescope.

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Galaxy NGC 488 taken by the Mount Lemmon SkyCenter.

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NASA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory gave us this new Blue Marble image of Earth.

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A beautiful view of the Milky Way from astronaut Kjell Lindgren.

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NASA’s Curiosity rover took this composite image of Mount Sharp on Mars.

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The New Horizons spacecraft’s historic flyby gave us this detailed image of Pluto.

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Saturn’s moons Enceladus and Tethys line up in this photo by the Cassini spacecraft.

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In this photo from the Hubble Space Telescope gravitational lensing caused this group of galaxies to appear as a smiley face.

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This nebula is named ‘Thor’s Helmet’ and was taken at the Mount Lemmon SkyCenter.

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Astronaut Terry Virts took this photo of Super Typhoon Maysak from the ISS.

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A close up photo of Pluto’s moon Charon taken by the New Horizons spacecraft.

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New Horizons took this photo which shows Pluto’s blue layer of haze.

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Astronaut Kjell Lindgren gave us this view of Earth.

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Astronaut Kjell Lindgren took this photograph of Scott Kelly working on the ISS.

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This photo of the Westerlund 2 star cluster was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope as the 25-year anniversary image.

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NASA’s Curiosity rover took this photo of the ‘Kimberly’ formation on Mars.