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Space Photos of the Week: Monster Stars Show the Sun Who’s Boss

Slide: 6 / of 6 . Caption: NASA’s Cassini spacecraft captured this view of Saturn’s moon Enceladus that shows wrinkled plains that are remarkably youthful in appearance, being generally free of large impact craters. When viewed with north pointing up, as in this image, the day-night boundary line (or terminator) ...

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Space Photos of the Week: This Cloud’s Going Places

Slide: 5 / of 6 . Caption: This edge-on spiral galaxy might not look like much, but it’s actually quite the misfit. Known as LO95 0313-192, the galaxy has massive radio jets, outbursts of superheated gas moving close to the speed of light. Though not visible in this image, these ...

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All the Year’s Kickbutt Science From Space

I think I can say it: This was a badass year for space. When I learned about the solar system in elementary school, I thought of the planets as solid, immutable objects. They were far away, relatively unknowable, but I was comfortable—happy, even—with what I did know about them. The one ...

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Space Photos of the Week: Apollo Packs a Punch

Slide: 3 / of 6 . Caption: These photos were taken in 2013 with the JunoCam during a close flyby of Earth. The Juno spacecraft is now headed to Jupiter and expected to arrive on July 4, 2016, where members of the public will be allowed to choose what images ...

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