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Saturn's auroras are magnificently tall, rising hundreds of miles above the planet's poles. Unlike on Earth where bright displays fizzle after only a few hours, auroras on Saturn can shine for days. (Auroras are produced when speeding particles accelerated by the sun's energy collide with gases in a planet's atmosphere).- Credit: NASA AStrobiology Institute

Saturn's auroras are magnificently tall, rising hundreds of miles above the planet's poles. Unlike on Earth where bright displays fizzle after only a few hours, auroras on Saturn can shine for days.

Saturn- Eyes on the Rings: The Cassini spacecraft looks toward the sunlit face of Saturn's rings, whose shadows continue to slide southward on the planet toward their temporary disappearance during equinox in August 2009.

seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate." Roy Batty" What fun.

Cassini terugblik: de mooiste 40 foto's van Saturnus en haar manen

Cassini terugblik: de mooiste 40 foto's van Saturnus en haar manen

Saturn’s tiny moon Mimas in transit across rippling ring shadows on the planet’s northern hemisphere during that hemisphere’s winter. Mimas is only 246 miles in diameter. South is up.

The Cosmos In Living Color: Michael Benson’s Interstellar Imagery

Saturn’s tiny moon Mimas in transit across rippling ring shadows on the planet’s northern hemisphere during that hemisphere’s winter. Mimas is only 246 miles in diameter.

Hubble telescope: star cluster Pismis 24  in the core of the large emission NGC 6357, which spans one degree of the sky from Earth in the direction of the Scorpius constellation  Nasa/Esa

In pictures: Top 20 Hubble Space Telescope images

The small open star cluster Pismis 24 lies in the core of the large emission nebula NGC 6357 in Scorpius, about light-years away from Earth.

Cinderella's Slipper Galaxy?  Visible as a small, sparkling hook in the dark sky, this beautiful object is known as J082354.96+280621.6, or J082354.96 for short. It is a starburst galaxy, so named because of the incredibly (and unusually) high rate of star formation occurring within it.   Hat tip to Phil Plait and his fans for noticing the galaxy and giving it a cool name.  Image: ESA/Hubble & NASA, M. Hayes [high-resolution]  Caption: Hubble Heritage Team

Space Photo of the Day 2013

Visible as a small, sparkling hook in the dark sky, this beautiful object is known as or for short. It is a starburst galaxy, so named because of the incredibly (and unusually) high rate of star formation occurring within it.

This 'true color' image of Saturn was taken from the Voyager 2 spacecraft 21 million miles away from the planet on July 21, 1981.

See The 10 Best Photos Taken From The Voyager 2 Spacecraft

This 'true color' image of Saturn was taken from the Voyager 2 spacecraft 21 million miles away from the planet on July I've always loves Saturn ♥

NASAs SWIFT has made the largest ever ultraviolet image of the Andromeda Galaxy. The image shows a region 200,000 light-years high and 100,000 light-years wide.

NASAs SWIFT has made the largest ever ultraviolet image of the Andromeda Galaxy. The image shows a region light-years high and light-years wide.

Scientists are eager to learn if Europa's huge subsurface ocean harbors alien life.

Europa Report: Jupiter's Icy Moon Explained (Infographic) by Karl Tate, Infographics Artist

Use of Chile European Southern Observatory the (ESO) of ultra-large telescope VLT (VLT), the team break away from the galaxy ESO 243 in 49 ultra-bright X-ray source (HLX-1) an optical spectrum of their record acquired have.

Spectacular 'Edge-On' Galaxy ESO 243 in 49 ultra-bright X-ray source

Saturn

sunnation: “ The planet Saturn, photographed by the Voyager 1 space probe on October (NASA) ”

Tourniquet Shadows | Dark and sharply defined ring shadows appear to constrict the flow of color from Saturn's warmly hued south to the bluish northern latitudes.

Dark and sharply defined ring shadows appear to constrict the flow of color from Saturn's warmly hued south to the bluish northern latitudes.

The Whole Universe In One Photo. NASA recently unveiled a new atlas and catalogue of the entire infrared sky, which includes more than a half billion stars, galaxies and other objects captured by the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission. It is comprised of more than 2.7 million images taken at four infrared wavelengths of light, capturing everything from nearby asteroids to distant galaxies.

The Whole Universe In One Photo

A new star atlas for the entire universe. The atlas includes a catalogue of the entire infrared sky, over half a billion stars, galaxies and more captured by the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission.

Fifty unbelievable facts about Earth.

Amazing Facts About Earth (Infographic). Useful as a poster, to share with students digitally, or as a model for students to make an infographic.

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