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Tilt-Shift Effect Makes Entire Galaxies Look Adorably Tiny

Image Cache: Tilt-shift lenses can make whole cities look like desktop miniatures through some amazing optical trickery. Unfortunately, we don’t have any of them up in space, but it hasn’t stopped some cosmic creatives from trying to mimic the effect on photos taken by NASA, ESO and other space research groups.

The Best Astronomy Images Of 2016 Are Truly Out Of This World

Image Cache: The winners of the annual Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year have been announced. From eerie eclipses through to battered lunar landscapes, these images are an absolute treat.

A Fascinating Look At Life Behind The Scenes Of Star Trek's Second Season

Image Cache: The first To Boldly Go: Rare Photos from the TOS Soundstage book covered season one of Star Trek: The Original Series. Now author Gerald Gurian has released To Boldly Go: Rare Photos from the TOS Soundstage – Season Two, and it’s exactly what it says on the tin — and its collection of photos are just as captivating. See for yourself!

Can You Find The Australian Bird(s) In This Branch?

Image Cache: Australia is best known for animals that are needlessly good at murdering things. The country is also home to the tawny frogmouth, an incredibly stupid looking bird.

These New Images Of Jagged Rock Formations On Mars Are Just Incredible

Image Cache: NASA’s Curiosity rover is currently exploring the “Murray Buttes” region of lower Mount Sharp, where it captured these beautiful colour images of eroded rock formations. The pictures are so crisp and detailed, it’s as if we’re right there on the Martian surface.

Sneak A Peek At The Year's Best Wildlife Photography

Image Cache: The finalists are in for the Natural History Museum’s 2016 Wildlife Photographer of Year competition. From inquisitive fox cubs and invisible fish through to termite tossing birds and courting cuttlefish, this year’s crop is guaranteed to astound.

This Sad-Looking Monkey Just Got Its Genome Sequenced

Image Cache: His blue face and blank stare suggest a look of despair or simply disbelief. Yet, the snub-nosed monkey above and 37 other similar species just got their genomes sequenced. This one monkey, though. He seems sad as hell about it.

A Fireball Over The Grand Canyon Makes Planet Earth Look Extraterrestrial

Image Cache: If you, like me, are a space nerd living in a city, then you can appreciate the struggle of finding clear skies to watch a meteor shower. But while I couldn’t make it out from under Philly’s omnipresent light pollution umbrella last week, I got a taste of the Perseid meteor shower thanks to the brilliant work of astrophotographer Harun Mehmedinovic.

NASA Just Released 1000 Spectacular New Photos From Mars' Surface 

It’s always a good time to get up close and personal with Mars.

Saturn's Oil Drop Surface Looks Incredible Through An Infrared Lens

Image Cache: Most of the photos taken of Saturn these days are in drab black and white. But this infrared view of Saturn from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is a stunning reminder of this ringed planet’s spectral vibrance.

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