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The Large Dark Nebula (NGC 281A)

The large dark nebula (NGC 281A) The large dark nebula (NGC 281A) that makes up this “gaping mouth” is a molecular cloud made up predominantly of molecular hydrogen, but also trace amounts of dust and other gases. New generations of Solar Systems are being forged within its cold interior. Once these young stars’ fusion engines
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10 Cool Facts on the Kepler Space Telescope

Launched back on March 7th of 2009, the Kepler Space Telescope was named after the German astronomer Johannes Kepler. It was built as part of NASA’s low-cost (the total cost was about $600 million) science mission named the Discovery Program. Initially, the Kepler Space Telescope’s planned lifespan was only about 3 to 4 years. Luckily,
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10 Cool Facts on the NASA Deep Space Network

tl;dr: The NASA Deep Space Network is a series of antennae strategically positioned around the world and designed to receive data from space objects at a 360 degree range. This is how NASA and other space agencies receive data from orbiters, spacecraft, etc. and through an inter-connected communication system, these antennae send data between locations
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5 Beautiful Nebulae

  For more information on Nebulae, check out our article: The 5 Most Beautiful Nebulae. 5 Beautiful Nebulae Infographic There’s an age-old saying that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, while this is likely true for many things; nebulae fall outside of this and are appreciated by everyone. There aren’t many objects you can stare at for
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The 7 Most Beautiful Constellations

tl;dr: check out our The 7 Most Stunning Constellations Infographic. Humans started exploring the heavens above when we began mapping the night’s sky. This started with primitive recordings of bright lights, eventually turning into shapes and objects, which later became known as constellations. These collection of stars have helped humans navigate, determine dates and seasons, and much more.
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20 Blue Nebula Images

tl;dr: Nebulae kick ass, bla bla bla. I know you’re just here for the pictures, so scroll down for an image collection of the 20 Blue Nebula Images that will blow your mind to the ends of space and back. If you’re like me, you have a mild to overwhelming obsession with nebulae. As someone who appreciates art,
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