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The Cassini spacecraft captures three magnificent sights at once: Saturn’s north polar vortex and hexagon along with its expansive rings.
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The space plane of the FUTURE: Three companies get the nod to outline their visions of DARPA’s next-generation spaceplane.
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Saturday Space Sight: At about 32 million light-years from Earth, this is a type of very active galaxy known as a Seyfert galaxy — a classification that accounts for 10% of all galaxies.
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Blastoff! NASA’s first spacecraft dedicated to studying carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere was successfully launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
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Galactic Pyrotechnics on Display 600X350

Saturday Space Sight: A galaxy about 23 million light years away is the site of impressive, ongoing fireworks! Check out this beautiful spiral galaxy.
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Orion Atmosphere 600X350

Saturday Space Sight: Expedition 40 Flight Engineer Reid Wiseman captured this image which connects Earth to the International Space Station and to the stars.
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Inside the ISS Destiny Laboratory

Saturday Space Sight: Shhhh. This view in the International Space Station shows how it looks inside the space station while the crew is asleep.
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Hubble Eyes Golden Rings of Star Formation

Located in the constellation of Hydra (The Sea Serpent), NGC 3081 is located over 86 million light-years from us. It is known as a type II Seyfert galaxy, characterized by its dazzling nucleus.
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