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Space Swoon: Hubble catches a Galaxy ready to burst

Watch: One Year of Earth from One-Million Miles Away

Space swoon! Swooning! Over space!

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Space Swoon: The Stars are (not really) out on Saturn

NASA’s Juno spacecraft has successfully entered Jupiter’s orbit

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Yeah, boy! Juno has successfully entered Jupiter’s orbit. The spacecraft sent a message a mere 540 million miles across the solar system to let NASA, and you know, the rest of us know.

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Space Swoon: NASA’s Juno spacecraft’s last shot of Jupiter until it’s in orbit

closing in on jupiter

NASA’s Juno spacecraft is powering down in preparation for its insertion into the gas giant’s orbit. Whatever may come of this attempted insertion, Juno has left the world with one final snapshot of the planet.

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Watch: This animated tribute to NASA’s Voyager Program is all the feels

Space Swoon: NASA’s Juno spacecraft nearly at Jupiter

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I didn’t know about NASA’s spacecraft, Juno. Or that it was damn close to Jupiter. But now I’m aware of both factoids, and eagerly excited.

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Ancient Mars was even more Earth-Like than we thought

Mars.

Mars! The Red Planet! Ares! We’ve known that back in the day, the son of a bitch was similar to Earth. But as we learn more about the planet, it keeps turning out that it was more Earth-Like than imagined. Pretty cool.

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Space Swoon: Full Moon as seen from the International Space Station

Watch: NASA’s time-lapse of Mercury’s transit across the Sun