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Ye gods! Royal Observatory chooses best space pics

From galaxies to moonrises, the Astronomy Photographer of the Year images offer stunning views of the universe.

By Sep. 24, 2013

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Sun-watching observatory turns 3 (pictures)

The atmospheric imaging assembly has captured a shot of the sun every 12 seconds, in 10 different wavelengths, for the past three years.

22 Images By Apr. 23, 2013

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A flying telescope? Observing NASA's SOFIA airborne observatory

NASA gives tours of its Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, a modified Boeing 747 that offers up unprecedented clarity for Earth-based telescopes.

By Oct. 17, 2011

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NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory turns 1 (photos)

As it marks its first year in space, the spacecraft keeps sending back stunning, detailed images in an effort to better understand the sun's influence on Earth.

14 Images By Feb. 14, 2011

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Cloudy skies? Not in the Americas? Watch the total lunar eclipse here

If you can't see this week's total lunar eclipse in the sky above you, you can still watch it online.

By Apr. 14, 2014

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NASA spots Washington mudslide from space

Satellite shots from the Earth Observatory show the stunning scope of the mudslide that claimed lives and homes in the remote town of Oso, Wash.

By Mar. 26, 2014

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Hark! Three habitable planets found in our neighborhood

Thought to have the potential for liquid water, the three planets are close to Gliese 667C, a star about 22 light-years from home.

By Jun. 25, 2013

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Full-moon curse lifted? Looks like dusty mirrors are to blame

Researchers explain why reflectors left on the moon 40 years ago aren't cooperating when it comes to returning laser beams meant to measure the orb's distance from Earth.

By Feb. 12, 2014

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Ring around the asteroid: Scientists make surprise discovery

Silly asteroid, rings are for Saturn! Not anymore. Astronomers have discovered an asteroid hosting a ring system of its very own.

By Mar. 27, 2014