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Cosmic photography is always breathtaking, so a full year’s worth of images provides plenty of choices. Here are some of 2013′s highlights.
The cosmos are lit up year round, but as the Holiday season begins, they’re offering an especially splashy mix—from a daredevil comet to a box-like supernova to a spectacular portrait of Saturn, with a tiny Earth lurking in the …
The scientific orbiter probably burned up while making its descent back to Earth
A comet closes in for a Holiday rendezvous with Earth, while new stars are born in the Elephant Trunk Nebula, and the coldest place in the universe shows its face. In other words, just another month in space.
From an explosion on the sun to a successful docking of a commercial spacecraft with the International Space Station, to a frog sent accidentally flying by a NASA rocket launch, it was an exciting month in the space biz—unless …
How astronomers discovered signs of a massive, two-million-year-old “burp” at the Milky Way’s core
While in space, NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg demonstrates how to run on a treadmill
From nebulas to the northern lights, our roundup of cosmic views from August 2013.
NOAA retires the GOES-12 satellite, which has monitored weather along the U.S. East Coast for more than a decade. Here’s everything GOES saw—sped up.