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A young star takes centre stage

Wednesday, March A helical reflection nebula surrounds young star Cyg, which lies in the dark cloud LDN 981 (Lynds Usually, dust from the circumstellar disc and the envelope surrounding it obscures our view of a young star. In the cas

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spacequakes: “ Spiral Galaxy NGC 3982 Spiral Galaxy NGC 3982 is notable for its rich tapestry of star birth. Its arms are lined with pink star-forming regions of glowing hydrogen, blue newborn star.

The world's first view of Earth taken by a spacecraft from the vicinity of the Moon. The photo was transmitted to Earth by the United States Lunar Orbiter I and received at the NASA tracking station at Robledo De Chavela near Madrid, Spain. This crescent of the Earth was photographed August 23, 1966 at 16:35 GMT when the spacecraft was on its 16th orbit and just about to pass behind the Moon. Credit: NASA

August 1966 – Lunar Orbiter 1 takes the first photograph of Earth from orbit around the Moon.

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One core area of Sunspot 1117 emerged, and then edged over and merged with another core area over three days (Oct. to form a much larger, active sunspot region. Portions of sunspot groups can shift over time.

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ESA Science & Technology: Hubble captures vivid auroras in Jupiter's atmosphere

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