Pictures from Apollo 11

Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two humans, who were Americans, on the Moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:18 UTC. Armstrong became the first to step onto the lunar...
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Nebulas 1

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The Moon

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Galaxies 1

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Earth From Space

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The Most Astounding Fact about the Universe

Astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson was asked in an interview with TIME magazine, "What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?" This is his answer. Neil goes on to say "For me, that is the most profound revelation of 20th century...
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Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights)

Aurora (astronomy) - Coloured light in the night sky near the Earth’s magnetic poles, called aurora borealis (‘northern lights’) in the northern hemisphere and aurora australis (‘southern lights’) in the southern hemisphere. Although auroras are usually restricted to...
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Picture of the Day – Astronomy

A recent image from the orbiting International Space Station. A stunning view of the planet at night from an altitude of 240 miles, recorded on March 28. The lights of Moscow, Russia are near picture center and one of the station's solar panel arrays is on the left....
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