Apollo 11: 'A stark beauty all its own'

( -- This image of the Apollo 11 landing site captured from just 24 km (15 miles) above the surface provides LRO's best look yet at humanity’s first venture to another world. When Neil Armstrong took his ...

dateMar 08, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Image: Decorating the sky

This mosaic image taken by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, features three nebulae that are part of the giant Orion Molecular Cloud--the Flame nebula, the Horsehead nebula and NGC 2023.

dateDec 27, 2010 in Astronomy
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Cosmic Rays Hit Space Age High

( -- Planning a trip to Mars? Take plenty of shielding. According to sensors on NASA's ACE (Advanced Composition Explorer) spacecraft, galactic cosmic rays have just hit a Space Age high.

dateSep 29, 2009 in Astronomy
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Massive black hole duo: Possible sighting by WISE

( —Astronomers have spotted what appear to be two supermassive black holes at the heart of a remote galaxy, circling each other like dance partners. The incredibly rare sighting was made with the help of NASA's ...

dateDec 04, 2013 in Astronomy
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