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A star's moment in the spotlight

The glowing region in this new image from the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope is a reflection nebula known as IC 2631. These objects are clouds of cosmic dust that reflect light from a nearby star into space, creating a stunning ...

date21 hours ago in Astronomy
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NASA unveils Orion pressure vessel

NASA officials proudly unveiled the pressure vessel for the agency's new Orion capsule destined to launch on the EM-1 mission to the moon in 2018, after the vehicle arrived at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida last ...

date18 hours ago in Space Exploration
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