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You Can See The Colour Of The Sky In The Newest Pluto Pictures -- And It's Blue

We finally got a full-colour view of Pluto’s skies — and they look awfully familiar.

Past And Future Collide In This Gorgeous ISS Photo Of Athens

This web of lights is one of the most ancient cities in the world, seen from 400km above the Earth. Athens, Greece, is the ancient home of Plato and Aristotle, but in this photo taken from the International Space Station, it’s a sprawling modern metropolis.

The First Private Mission To The Moon Is Planned To Launch In 2017

A private team from Israel has become the first to secure a launch contract to loft a rover into space and, with any luck, on to the moon in the second half of 2017.

This Heat Shield Test Takes Us One Fiery Step Closer To Mars

Engineers at NASA’s Ames Research Center finished testing of their brand-new flexible heat shield designed for future Mars exploration vehicles, according to an announcement by the space agency today. Also included? This amazing image of one test.

A Moody View Of Titan And Saturn

Saturn and its moon Titan are a moody looking pair in this image. But despite the fact they look similar in a picture like this, they’re actually far from alike.

Something Strange Is Going On With The Shadows In This Picture Of The Moon's Pole

It’s not just the shadows themselves, though, it’s where they are — because there shouldn’t be any shadows at all.

How NASA Helped Make The Martian's User Interfaces Realer Than Real 

Filmmakers have invented fanciful spaceship technology for more than a hundred years. But for The Martian, director Ridley Scott went the opposite direction: He asked actual space explorers to help them imagine the technology of the near future.

Stunning Photo Shows Where The Curiosity Rover Is Headed Next On Mars

NASA’s Curiosity Rover is currently drilling holes on the lower slopes of Mount Sharp in a region called the Stimson Unit. It recently took a break from its duties to take some long-range photos of a hilly region that the rover will explore in the coming months and years.

How The ISS Astronauts Grew Their Space Lettuce

One of the most important research works take place aboard the International Space Station is to find out how astronauts can grow their own food. In August, Expedition 44 astronauts Scott Kelly, Kjell Lindgren, and Kimiya Yui tasted lettuce entirely grown in space, for the first time in history.

The Blood Moon Was Recorded Back In 19th Century Thailand

This past Monday, people from around the world aimed their cameras upwards in hopes of catching a glimpse of the “blood moon” lunar eclipse. But as this 19th century manuscript shows, it’s a phenomenon that’s been chronicled long before the advent of camera phones and telescopic lenses.

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