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The Beautifully Twisted M106

Photo Credit: NASA/ESA Hubble, Hubble Heritage team, Robert Gendler. Located relatively close (for a galaxy) at 23.5 million light years away in the constellation Canes Venatici, is this beautiful yet oddly shaped spiral galaxy named Messier 106 (M106). At first … Continue reading

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Arianespace Ariane 5 to Launch SGDC & Koreasat 7

Image credit & copyright: ESA of the VA233 launch. LAUNCH ALERT: DELAYED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Arianespace will launch their massive heavy lift, Ariane 5 ECA rocket, designated VA236. This mission will deliver a dual payload of Geostationary Defense and Strategic Communications (SGDC) … Continue reading

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Globular Star Cluster NGC 1846

Image credit & copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Globular star clusters are some of the most beautiful objects in the galaxy as well as some of the oldest objects in the galaxy. This cluster, NGC 1846 appears to be a … Continue reading

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Final Ariane 5 Launch of 2016 Coming Up

Image credit & copyright: ESA-CNES-Arianespace of the VA-231 Ariane 5 launch. LAUNCH ALERT: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 20:30 UTC (15:30 EST) Arianespace will launch the beautiful and massive heavy lift, Ariane 5 ECA rocket, designated VA234. This mission will deliver … Continue reading

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Cat’s Eye Nebula (Zoom)

Image credit & copyright: Josh Smith. Josh Smith http://www.catchingthecosmos.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/catchingthecosmos/ Let’s sail off into this weekend with a great image by Josh Smith of New General Catalog 6543 (NGC 6543) or as it’s famously known, the Cat’s Eye Nebula, … Continue reading

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Ariane V 4 Payload Launch

Image credit & copyright: Arianespace. LAUNCH ALERT: Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 13:06 UTC (08:06 EST) Arianespace will launch the beautiful and massive heavy lift, Ariane 5 ES rocket, designated VA233. This mission will deliver 4 European Galileo navigation satellites (15 … Continue reading

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IRAS Ghost

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope (Links below). It’s October and Halloween is once again upon us and to ring in fall’s favorite holiday I believe a few “spooky” space photos are in order. Let’s get creepy! This … Continue reading

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