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  • In Pictures Space photos of the day: Spitzer Space Telescope

    This new view of the North America nebula obtained on Feb. 16 combines both visible and infrared light observations, taken by the Digitized Sky Survey and NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, respectively, into a single vivid picture. The nebula is named after its resemblance to the North American continent in visible light, which in this image is represented in blue.

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  • How Nicolaus Copernicus moved the Earth

    Nicolaus Copernicus, whose 540th birthday is celebrated on Google's homepage Tuesday, kicked off the Scientific Revolution.  

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day: Spitzer Space Telescope

    This new view of the North America nebula obtained on Feb. 16 combines both visible and infrared light observations, taken by the Digitized Sky Survey and NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, respectively, into a single vivid picture. The nebula is named after its resemblance to the North American continent in visible light, which in this image is represented in blue.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day - WISE photographs

    This image of the open star cluster NGC 7380, also known as the Wizard Nebula, is a mosaic of images from the WISE mission spanning an area on the sky of about 5 times the size of the full moon. NGC 7380 is located in the constellation Cepheus about 7,000 light-years from Earth within the Milky Way Galaxy.

  • Hubble discovers festive holiday bauble; massive star explosion, actually

    Hubble discovers festive holiday bauble; massive star explosion, actually

    The pristine shell is the visible remnant of a powerful stellar explosion, or supernova, in the Large Magellanic Cloud, which is a small galaxy about 160,000 light-years away from Earth.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day: Plasma

    In this x-ray photo provided by NASA, the sun is shown early in the morning of Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010. The dark arc near the top right edge of the image is a filament of plasma blasting off the surface - part of the coronal mass ejection. The bright region is an unassociated solar flare.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day 08/23

    The first color movie of Jupiter from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows what it would look like to peel the entire globe of Jupiter, stretch it out on a wall into the form of a rectangular map, and watch its atmosphere evolve with time. The brief movie clip spans 24 Jupiter rotations between Oct. 31 and Nov. 9, 2000.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day 07/15

    Astronaut Stephen K. Robinson, STS-114 mission specialist, anchored to a foot restraint on the International Space Station's Canadarm2, participates in the mission's third session of extravehicular activity on August 3, 2005.

  • In Pictures Views of the Milky Way

    This Hubble Space Telescope image of Eta Carinae, a star in the constellation Carina, is 50 light-years wide and was made of a composite of 48 frames.

  • Giordano Bruno: Philosopher/Heretic

    Giordano Bruno was a philosopher before his time.

  • Astronomers witness the echoes of centuries-old supernovae

    Astronomers witness the echoes of centuries-old supernovae

    Remnants from the explosions of stars in the 16th and 17th centuries are seen today.