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13 Amazing Pictures of Dunes from Space

Image: NASA Sand dunes are stunning examples of nature’s artistry, and they aren’t just found on Earth. This stunning set of images shows they can be found on other planets too — specifically Mars. You can see how the winds that whip across the surface of the Red Planet have sculpted a huge variety of …

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The Secret 10-Story Space Rocket Buried in the Swamps of Florida

Image: Fred Szabries There’s a secret in the swamp and it’s a big one. Roosting in a 180 foot-deep hole is the largest solid rocket booster ever built. When I say large, I mean big – really big: 10 stories tall and about 20 feet wide. This was a rocket that was originally intended to …

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10 Most Incredible Volcanic Eruptions Seen from Space

Image: NASA Dangerously hot ash spewing forth from a volcanic vent and lava traveling at great speed down a mountainside and incinerating everything in its path is not something most people would want to witness from close up. Yet, seen from the calmness of space, volcanic eruptions take on a whole new identity. Image: NASA/JSC …

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The Continuing Search for Extraterrestrial Life

Photo: Miki Yoshihito In their search for extraterrestrial life, scientists monitor radio waves, probe distant planets and search Earth’s nooks and crannies for evidence of alien life. Thousands of urban legends about strange, saucer-shaped aircraft, encounters with little green men, and alien abductions refuse to die while conspiracy theories continue to grow. Unfortunately we have …

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The Incredible Beauty of the Orion Nebula

Photo: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center The Orion Nebula is one of the brightest in the night sky and lies south of Orion’s Belt. It is 1344 (plus or minus 20) light years away and is the closest huge star formation area to earth. As such, it is the most photographed in the night sky …