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  • 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.

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  • Falling Upwards

    How humans took to the sky via balloon – and the mishaps and triumphs involved.

  • Blue moon: A cosmic wink at Neil Armstrong memorial service

    The blue moon Friday is on the same day of a private memorial service for Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon. A blue moon occurs when there's a second full moon in one calendar month. It won't happen again until July 2015.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Happy Earth Day: Apologies for the late thank-you card

    Editor's Blog Happy Earth Day: Apologies for the late thank-you card

    We're marking the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. That's a little embarrassing considering our 4.5 billion-year-old planet has been so hospitable.