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Viedma Glacier, Argentina

The icefields of Patagonia, located at the southern end of South America, are the largest masses of ice in the temperate Southern Hemisphere (about 55,000 square kilometers).

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Spectacular: Galaxy M81, located about 12 million light years from Earth. It has a Black Hole roughly 70 million times more massive than our Sun (about 17 times more massive than the black hole in the center of our galaxy)

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Spheres on Spheres

The Moon floating above a VTL auxiliary telescope while the setting Sun illuminates only a sliver of its surface. is Venus, the second planet from the Sun and our planetary neighbor.

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Stunning new ESO’s VLT image of the NGC 2899 planetary nebula

This object has never before been imaged in such striking detail, with even the faint outer edges of the planetary nebula glowing over the background stars.

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Clouds may not be an astronomer’s best friend, but they are often a welcome sight for photographers in the rare moments when they grace the desert skies! This unusual scene shows a fiery sky above ESO’s Paranal Observatory in the dry Atacama Desert in Chile.

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A starry sky above the Earth's atmospheric glow

This long-exposure photograph captures a starry sky above the Earth's atmospheric glow as the International Space Station orbited above the Indian Ocean about halfway between South Africa and Australia.

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Looking its best ever is the star cluster NGC 2203, here imaged by Hubble. Aside from its dazzling good looks, this cluster of stars contains lots of astronomical treats that have helped astronomers puzzle together the lifetimes of stars.

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This stunning photograph, taken by an astronaut from the ISS, captures the bright urban lights of two Chinese port cities. Xiamen and Quanzhou stand out amidst a complex network of roads and railways and the night-darkened waters of the South China Sea.

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Potentially habitable exoplanets ranked by distance from Earth in light years

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Gorgeous! In the early morning hours of August 5, the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite on the NOAA-NASA Suomi NPP satellite got a clear view of Western Europe and its lights. The landscape was also well lit by the Moon, which was just one day past full.

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The barred spiral galaxy shows its starry face from 270 million light-years away to anyone who can see it from the Northern Hemisphere

Shining brightly below the galaxy is a star that is actually within our own Milky Way galaxy.

(Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, M. Gregg) twitter.com/universal_sci/stat

Perhaps the most analog appearance to Jupiter on Earth - Sandstorm over the Sahara

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SpaceX says the launch of 57 more Starlink broadband satellites Friday marked the first mission to carry a full load of Starlink payloads fitted with new sunshades to make the spacecraft less visible from the ground.

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United Launch Alliance and SpaceX beat out Northrop Grumman and Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin for billions of dollars in US military rocket contracts, and will share the load in launching the Pentagon’s highest-priority space missions through 2027.

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