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  • In Pictures Space Photos of the Day 06/17

    An infrared mosaic image from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer shows the Heart and Soul nebulae located some 6,000 light-years from Earth. the Heart and Soul nebulae form a vast star-forming complex that makes up part of the Perseus spiral arm of our Milky Way galaxy. The nebula to the left is the Heart, designated IC 1805 and named after its resemblance to a human heart. To the right is the Soul nebula, also known as the Embryo nebula, IC 1848 or W5. Also visible near the bottom of this image are two galaxies, Maffei 1 and Maffei 2.

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  • Humongous asteroid to hurtle past Earth Thursday (+video)

    Some 1,650 feet wide, asteroid 2012 LZ1 is expected to pass within 14 lunar distances of our planet, close enough to be caught on camera. 

  • In Pictures Space Photos of the Day 06/17

    An infrared mosaic image from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer shows the Heart and Soul nebulae located some 6,000 light-years from Earth. the Heart and Soul nebulae form a vast star-forming complex that makes up part of the Perseus spiral arm of our Milky Way galaxy. The nebula to the left is the Heart, designated IC 1805 and named after its resemblance to a human heart. To the right is the Soul nebula, also known as the Embryo nebula, IC 1848 or W5. Also visible near the bottom of this image are two galaxies, Maffei 1 and Maffei 2.

  • Newly discovered comet visible in morning sky

    Discovered by an Australian astronomer last September, Comet McNaught, will soon be visible to early risers (and those who stay up all night).