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'Thor's Helmet' is a strikingly beautiful, messy nebula

To celebrate the release of "Age of Ultron," a type of star that will "live fast and die hard" is creating a nebula fitting for a Norse god. (Well, not really for that reason.)

By April 20, 2015

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Einstein's Cross: Distant supernova split into four by gravitational lensing

An exploding star directly behind a cluster of enormous galaxies has been split into four images by the light-bending properties of the cluster's gravity.

By March 5, 2015

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Ravishing space image shows a different kind of 'sunflower'

Hot tubes of plasma align on the sun's surface in a flower-like pattern to provide a gorgeous view captured at New Jersey's Big Bear Solar Observatory.

By February 18, 2015

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Mars looks like melted hot fudge sundae in newly released image

The Martian surface displays colors other than just red in this beautiful image just released by the European Space Agency.

By February 9, 2015

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Hidden pulsating stars found on the far side of the Trifid Nebula

The ESO's VISTA telescope has used the near-infrared spectrum to peer through the gaseous cloud of the Trifid Nebula at the hidden stars behind.

By February 4, 2015

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Rockets glow against Alaska aurora in brilliant NASA image

The Northern Lights in Alaska provide a ghostly backdrop for a dramatic image of rockets launching into the early-morning sky.

By January 30, 2015

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Gorgeous video imagines living throughout our solar system

Using actual photos and other research data, a Swedish graphic designer and director has created a short film that's truly transportive.

By December 5, 2014

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Rare triple moon shadow transit to dance across Jupiter

In January 2015, astronomers will be able to observe three moon shadows travelling across the face of Jupiter.

By December 3, 2014

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The spooky sounds of space

Since the 1950s, probes sent into space have been sending back data that reveal eerie sounds from the vastness of the galaxy.

By August 18, 2014

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Stunning, strange hurricane captured on Saturn

The Cassini probe in orbit around Saturn has photographed a mysterious hurricane raging at the planet's north pole.

By April 29, 2013