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These space views would even wow Captain Kirk.

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Melotte 15: Within ‘The Heart’ Nebula

7500 light years away from Earth, The Heart Nebula is located in the Perseus Arm of the Galaxy in the constellation Cassiopeia. The nebula is formed by plasma of ionized hydrogen and free electrons, and this open cluster of stars  contains a few bright stars nearly 50 times the mass of our Sun, and many more dim stars that are only a fraction of our Sun’s mass. The cluster used to contain a microquasar that was expelled millions of years ago. [image via]

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NASA satellites capture the plume of smoke rising from the Rim Fire that is currently raging in California. Yosemite National Park is threatened, as is the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, which supplies water to the San Francisco Bay Area. See more satellite images here.  

NASA satellites capture the plume of smoke rising from the Rim Fire that is currently raging in California. Yosemite National Park is threatened, as is the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, which supplies water to the San Francisco Bay Area. See more satellite images here.  

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Don’t freak out just yet, but NASA says Earth is at the center of a tangled mass of potentially hazardous asteroids. Is the home to all life as we know it in danger? Not in the next 100 years, according to NASA. 
Feel better?

Don’t freak out just yet, but NASA says Earth is at the center of a tangled mass of potentially hazardous asteroids. Is the home to all life as we know it in danger? Not in the next 100 years, according to NASA.

Feel better?

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If Earth had rings like Saturn, the sky would look like this

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SPACE HURRICANE:

NASA released the most-detailed images ever seen of a gigantic hurricane that scientists believe has existed at Saturn’s north pole for years.

SPACE HURRICANE:

NASA released the most-detailed images ever seen of a gigantic hurricane that scientists believe has existed at Saturn’s north pole for years.

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These photos of the horsehead nebula are simply dazzling

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NASA may have uncovered galaxy’s youngest black hole

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Open-source Death Star project launched on Kickstarter

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Architecture firm plans to 3D print a moon base

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A newly discovered galactic structure is so large that it means one of our basic assumptions about the nature of the universe could be wrong.

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Marvel at the massive emissions of the Milky Way