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Crowded Space Station

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Crowded Space Station   It was a bit crowded at the International Space Station (ISS) this week.   A busy week at the International Space Station (ISS). With nine crew members on board this week, the orbiting laboratory was unusually crowded from Wednesday (25th September) until Thursday (3rd October) when three of […] Read more»



Spitzer’s Orion

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Image Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech Spitzer’s Orion  Few cosmic vistas excite the imagination like the Orion Nebula, an immense stellar nursery some 1,500 light-years away. Spanning about 40 light-years across the region, this infrared image from the Spitzer Space Telescope was constructed from data intended to monitor the brightness of the nebula’s young stars, many still surrounded by […] Read more»



Shadowed Moon and Mountain

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Image Credit: Norbert Span   Shadowed Moon and Mountain On July 16th the Moon celebrated the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11 with a lunar eclipse visible from much of planet Earth. In this view part of the lunar disk is immersed in Earth’s dark, reddened umbral shadow. Near the maximum eclipse […] Read more»





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