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27 Photos That Will Make You Understand Earths Place In The Universe

We are so entrenched in the bubbles of our social lives that sometimes we forget how insignificant some of the things are when put against the whole image. And while for some people this realization might be comforting, that a spilled coffee, a lost job or a loss of a relationship is just such a small fraction of things happening in the universe, for others the thought can be absolutely terrifying. Why not take a closer look at what’s out there and compare how vast the surrounding universe is compared…

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Jupiter Up Close Looks Like a Van Gogh Painting (10 Photos)

Juno is NASA’s current mission attempting to understand the origin and evolution of Jupiter. The spacecraft is equipped with a suite of science instruments including several high-tech cameras that have been transmitting incredible images back to Earth for processing and analysis. Close-up images of the gas giant are awe-striking and the patterns and colours have drawn comparisons to van Gogh’s iconic impressionist-style paintings. Below you will find 10 images from Jupiter taken by Juno that look like van Gogh himself could have painted. With the exception of the sun, Jupiter…

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Cassinis Final Full Image of Saturn

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute/Jason Major After two decades in space, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft made its final plunge into the giant planet on September 15, 2017. Seen above is the final full image of Saturn, made from raw images acquired by Cassini on September 13, 2017. According to Jason Major: “These images are uncalibrated for color but were acquired in visible-light RGB filters. The mosaic comprises 11 color composites, each a stack of three images taken in red, green, and blue channels. They were adjusted for brightness and color to be…

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After Two Decades in Space, Cassini is About to Crash Into Saturn. These are the Final Images

After two decades in space, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is nearing the end of its remarkable journey of exploration. Having expended almost every bit of the rocket propellant it carried to Saturn, operators are deliberately plunging Cassini into the planet to ensure Saturn’s moons will remain pristine for future exploration—in particular, the ice-covered, ocean-bearing moon Enceladus, but also Titan, with its intriguing pre-biotic chemistry. On Sept. 15, 2017, the spacecraft will make its final approach to the giant planet Saturn. Cassini will dive into the planet’s atmosphere, sending science data for…

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