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Yearender 2019: 28 Top Space Photos of the Year

Tech | News18 | December 24, 2019, 9:25 am
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 This image taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows sedimentary rock and sand within Danielson Crater, an impact crater about 42 miles or 67 kilometers in diameter, located in the southwest Arabia Terra region of Mars. (Image: NASA)
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This image taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows sedimentary rock and sand within Danielson Crater, an impact crater about 42 miles or 67 kilometers in diameter, located in the southwest Arabia Terra region of Mars. (Image: NASA)

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 NGC 1850, imaged here with the Hubble Space Telescope, is an unusual double cluster that lies in the bar of the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of our own Milky Way. After the 30 Doradus complex, NGC 1850 is the brightest star cluster in the Large Magellanic Cloud. (Image: NASA)
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NGC 1850, imaged here with the Hubble Space Telescope, is an unusual double cluster that lies in the bar of the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of our own Milky Way. After the 30 Doradus complex, NGC 1850 is the brightest star cluster in the Large Magellanic Cloud. (Image: NASA)

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 This view from NASA’s Juno spacecraft captures colorful, intricate patterns in a jet stream region of Jupiter’s northern hemisphere known as “Jet N3.” (Image: NASA)
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This view from NASA’s Juno spacecraft captures colorful, intricate patterns in a jet stream region of Jupiter’s northern hemisphere known as “Jet N3.” (Image: NASA)

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 The galaxy pictured in this Hubble image has an especially evocative name: the Medusa merger. It is located about 130 million light-years away in the constellation of Ursa Major (the Great Bear). (Image: NASA)
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The galaxy pictured in this Hubble image has an especially evocative name: the Medusa merger. It is located about 130 million light-years away in the constellation of Ursa Major (the Great Bear). (Image: NASA)

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 This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a cloud of gas and dust full of bubbles, which are inflated by wind and radiation from young, massive stars. Each bubble is filled with hundreds to thousands of stars, which form from dense clouds of gas and dust. (Image: NASA)
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This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows a cloud of gas and dust full of bubbles, which are inflated by wind and radiation from young, massive stars. Each bubble is filled with hundreds to thousands of stars, which form from dense clouds of gas and dust. (Image: NASA)

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 A spiral galaxy named NGC 772 as captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. (Image: NASA)
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A spiral galaxy named NGC 772 as captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. (Image: NASA)

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 New observations from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have investigated the nature of the powerful gamma-ray burst GRB 190114C by studying its environment. Shown in this illustration, gamma-ray bursts are the most powerful explosions in the universe. They emit most of their energy in gamma rays, light which is much more energetic than the visible light we can see with our eyes. (Image: NASA)
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New observations from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have investigated the nature of the powerful gamma-ray burst GRB 190114C by studying its environment. Shown in this illustration, gamma-ray bursts are the most powerful explosions in the universe. They emit most of their energy in gamma rays, light which is much more energetic than the visible light we can see with our eyes. (Image: NASA)

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 This image, taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, shows the colorful
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This image, taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, shows the colorful "last hurrah" of a star like our Sun. The star is ending its life by casting off its outer layers of gas, which formed a cocoon around the star's remaining core. Ultraviolet light from the dying star makes the material glow. (Image: NASA)

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 This is a Hubble Space Telescope view of one of the most dynamic and intricately detailed star-forming regions in space, located 210,000 light-years away in the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC), a satellite galaxy of our Milky Way. At the center of the region is a brilliant star cluster called NGC 346. (Image: NASA)
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This is a Hubble Space Telescope view of one of the most dynamic and intricately detailed star-forming regions in space, located 210,000 light-years away in the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC), a satellite galaxy of our Milky Way. At the center of the region is a brilliant star cluster called NGC 346. (Image: NASA)

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 The Hubble Space Telescope has imaged striking details of the planetary nebula NGC 2818, which lies in the southern constellation of Pyxis (the Compass). (Image: NASA)
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The Hubble Space Telescope has imaged striking details of the planetary nebula NGC 2818, which lies in the southern constellation of Pyxis (the Compass). (Image: NASA)

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 This striking view of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot and turbulent southern hemisphere was captured by Juno as it performed a close pass of the gas giant planet. (Image: NASA)
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This striking view of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot and turbulent southern hemisphere was captured by Juno as it performed a close pass of the gas giant planet. (Image: NASA)

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 This Hubble image of M15 provides a wider view of the cluster. The glowing blue blob toward the bottom left of the cluster’s core is the planetary nebula Pease 1. (Image: NASA)
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This Hubble image of M15 provides a wider view of the cluster. The glowing blue blob toward the bottom left of the cluster’s core is the planetary nebula Pease 1. (Image: NASA)

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 A titanic head-on collision between two galaxies as captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. The Hubble image of AM 2026-424 was taken in visible light by the Advanced Camera for Surveys. (Image: NASA)
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A titanic head-on collision between two galaxies as captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. The Hubble image of AM 2026-424 was taken in visible light by the Advanced Camera for Surveys. (Image: NASA)

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 A multitude of magnificent, swirling clouds in Jupiter's dynamic North North Temperate Belt is captured in this image from NASA's Juno spacecraft. Appearing in the scene are several bright-white “pop-up” clouds as well as an anticyclonic storm, known as a white oval. (Image: NASA)
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A multitude of magnificent, swirling clouds in Jupiter's dynamic North North Temperate Belt is captured in this image from NASA's Juno spacecraft. Appearing in the scene are several bright-white “pop-up” clouds as well as an anticyclonic storm, known as a white oval. (Image: NASA)

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 This image from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope reveals a vibrant nebula far from Earth. Its colors, produced by the light emitted by oxygen and hydrogen, help astronomers investigate the star-forming processes in nebulae such as NGC 2080. (Image: NASA)
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This image from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope reveals a vibrant nebula far from Earth. Its colors, produced by the light emitted by oxygen and hydrogen, help astronomers investigate the star-forming processes in nebulae such as NGC 2080. (Image: NASA)

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 This image captures the swirling cloud formations around the south pole of Jupiter, looking up toward the equatorial region. (Image: NASA)
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This image captures the swirling cloud formations around the south pole of Jupiter, looking up toward the equatorial region. (Image: NASA)

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 The spiral galaxy featured in this Hubble image is called NGC 3717, and it is located about 60 million light-years away in the constellation of Hydra (the Sea Serpent). Seeing a spiral almost in profile, as Hubble has here, can provide a vivid sense of its three-dimensional shape. (Image: NASA)
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The spiral galaxy featured in this Hubble image is called NGC 3717, and it is located about 60 million light-years away in the constellation of Hydra (the Sea Serpent). Seeing a spiral almost in profile, as Hubble has here, can provide a vivid sense of its three-dimensional shape. (Image: NASA)

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 NGC 1706 is a spiral galaxy, about 230 million light-years away, in the constellation of Dorado (the Swordfish). NGC 1706 is known to belong to something known as a galaxy group, which is just as the name suggests — a group of up to 50 galaxies which are gravitationally bound and hence relatively close to each other. (Image: NASA)
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NGC 1706 is a spiral galaxy, about 230 million light-years away, in the constellation of Dorado (the Swordfish). NGC 1706 is known to belong to something known as a galaxy group, which is just as the name suggests — a group of up to 50 galaxies which are gravitationally bound and hence relatively close to each other. (Image: NASA)

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 A cyclonic storm in Jupiter’s northern hemisphere is captured in this image from NASA’s Juno spacecaft. Many bright white cloud tops can be seen popping up in and around the arms of the rotating storm. (Image: NASA)
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A cyclonic storm in Jupiter’s northern hemisphere is captured in this image from NASA’s Juno spacecaft. Many bright white cloud tops can be seen popping up in and around the arms of the rotating storm. (Image: NASA)

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 This Chandra’s X-ray image captures a star in the constellation Cassiopeia that was obliterated by an explosion, leaving this three-dimensional object: a supernova remnant. (Image: NASA)
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This Chandra’s X-ray image captures a star in the constellation Cassiopeia that was obliterated by an explosion, leaving this three-dimensional object: a supernova remnant. (Image: NASA)

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 This image of star trails was compiled from time-lapse photography taken by NASA astronaut Christina Koch while onboard the International Space Station (ISS). This composite image was made from more than 200 individual photos taken over a span of about 6 minutes as the ISS traveled from Namibia toward the Red Sea. (Image: NASA)
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This image of star trails was compiled from time-lapse photography taken by NASA astronaut Christina Koch while onboard the International Space Station (ISS). This composite image was made from more than 200 individual photos taken over a span of about 6 minutes as the ISS traveled from Namibia toward the Red Sea. (Image: NASA)

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 This NASA Hubble Space Telescope photo reveals a cosmic kaleidoscope of a remote galaxy, which has been split into multiple images by an effect called gravitational lensing. (Image: NASA)
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This NASA Hubble Space Telescope photo reveals a cosmic kaleidoscope of a remote galaxy, which has been split into multiple images by an effect called gravitational lensing. (Image: NASA)

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 NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured this view of an area within a Jovian jet stream showing a vortex that has an intensely dark center. Nearby, other features display bright, high altitude clouds that have puffed up into the sunlight. (Image: NASA)
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NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured this view of an area within a Jovian jet stream showing a vortex that has an intensely dark center. Nearby, other features display bright, high altitude clouds that have puffed up into the sunlight. (Image: NASA)

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 Thousands of sparkling young stars are nestled within the giant nebula NGC 3603. This stellar
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Thousands of sparkling young stars are nestled within the giant nebula NGC 3603. This stellar "jewel box" is one of the most massive young star clusters in the Milky Way Galaxy. (Image: NASA)

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 Huge waves are sculpted in this two-lobed nebula called the Red Spider Nebula (or NGC 6537), located some 3,000 light-years away in the constellation of Sagittarius. (Image: NASA)
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Huge waves are sculpted in this two-lobed nebula called the Red Spider Nebula (or NGC 6537), located some 3,000 light-years away in the constellation of Sagittarius. (Image: NASA)

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 This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows IC 4653, a galaxy just over 80 million light-years from Earth. (Image: NASA)
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This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows IC 4653, a galaxy just over 80 million light-years from Earth. (Image: NASA)

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 An image of the city of Chicago at night taken by crew aboard the International Space Station. Scientists have used images such as this one in studies demonstrating the effects of artificial light on urban wildlife and research on the proximity of urban greenspaces to residential areas. (Image: NASA)
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An image of the city of Chicago at night taken by crew aboard the International Space Station. Scientists have used images such as this one in studies demonstrating the effects of artificial light on urban wildlife and research on the proximity of urban greenspaces to residential areas. (Image: NASA)

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 This image from the Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth collection shows the eye of 2018’s Hurricane Michael. (Image: NASA)
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This image from the Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth collection shows the eye of 2018’s Hurricane Michael. (Image: NASA)

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