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  • In Pictures Space photos of the day: Coming home

    Astronaut Alan B. Shepard is hoisted aboard a US Marine helicopter after splashdown of his 'Freedom 7' Mercury space capsule in 1961.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day: The Moon

    NASA's STS-32 crew took this view of the moon setting over the Earth's limb. Near the center is a semi-vortex in the clouds - a storm system in the early stages of formation. The moon's image is distorted due to refraction through the Earth's atmosphere.

  • Packing for Mars

    Packing for Mars

    What might you expect on a flight to Mars? Here’s the nitty gritty.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day 07/29

    This enhanced-color image of the northern hemisphere of Saturn taken by Voyager 1 on November 5, 1980 at a range of 5.5 million miles shows a variety of features in Saturn's clouds. Time-lapse images of cloud features like those shown in this image not only provide information on how these storms evolve with time, but provide a way to measure atmospheric wind speeds.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day 07/14

    In the heart of the Rosette Nebula lies a bright open cluster of stars that lights up the nebula. The stars of NGC 2244 formed from the surrounding gas only a few million years ago. This image taken by the CFHT's new MegaPrime camera shows the region in unprecedented detail. Although the emission nebula is dominated by red hydrogen light, the above image has exaggerated the effect of green light emitted primarily by small amounts of oxygen .

  • Happy 40th, Earthrise

    Bright Green Happy 40th, Earthrise

    Forty years ago, on Christmas Eve 1968, astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders became the first humans to visit another celestial body, as their Apollo 8 spacecraft entered the moon’s orbit.