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  • 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 .

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  • 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 .

  • Space shuttle Atlantis by the numbers

    Space shuttle Atlantis by the numbers

    After 25 years, 32 flights, 4,648 orbits around the earh, and 120,650,907 million miles traveled, the space shuttle Atlantis makes its final touchdown.