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The fiery depths of space: Astronomers capture dazzling rainbow nebula swirling round supergiant star

The bright, pinkish-white star at upper left is Orion, known as the 'hunter', is Betelgeuse

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The speckled object depicted here is Callisto, Jupiter’s second largest moon. This image was taken in May 2001 by NASA’s Galileo spacecraft, which studied Jupiter and its moons from 1995 until 2003.

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Historic images as Messenger sends back first pictures of Mercury's surface from orbit

This enhanced photo image of Mercury the Messenger probe was taken during a flyby of the planet in 2008.

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Concentric circular orbits with reference points, extrapolated perspective, and triangulation.

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Every US space mission from Mercury to Apollo-Soyuz with astronauts color-coded by selection group.

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Thanks to Johannes Kepler for figuring out that if you take each of the Platonic Solids and encase each perfectly within a sphere, and then nest them all inside of each other, they produce six layers that correspond to the relative planetary orbits of Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. -Nassim Haramein 4-6-14

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John Glenn's Mercury mission was the first American space flight around the world. #Infographic

John Glenn's Mercury mission was the first American space flight around the world. #Infographic

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Mercury Spacecraft, designed and built by McDonnell, St. Louis for NASA. Signed by the six astronauts who flew in the Mercury program: Alan B Shepard, Gus Grissom, J H Glenn, Jr., Scott Carpenter, Wally Schirra and Gordon Cooper.

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