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Image of RCW 120 Nebula Shows Expanding Bubble of Ionized Gas

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In this color composite image of the RCW 120 nebula (above), an expanding bubble of ionized gas, about ten light-years across, is revealed. It is causing the surrounding material to collapse into dense clumps where star formation occurs.

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Keck II Telescope Peers into Uranus’ Depths Using Adaptive-Optics

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These images showcase the fine-scale structure of the atmosphere of Uranus, and contain vastly more detail than other images. The images were taken by the adaptive-optics-equipped telescope, the Keck II, which employed its NIRC2 camera.

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Images of the Necklace Nebula

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The Necklace Nebula (PN G054.2-03.4) is a planetary nebula situated in the northern constellation Sagitta, and is located about 15,000 light-years away. It was first discovered by the Isaac Newton Telescope Photometric H-alpha Survey (IPHAS) in 2005. The mission is ground-based and focused on the North Galactic Plane.

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Felix Pharand-Deschenes Maps Human Influence On Earth

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Canadian scientists Felix Pharand-Deschenes used satellite images to map the human influence on Earth, depicting how much it has changed, as seen from space. Pharand-Deschenes used data collected by various government agencies to create these striking images.

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Arctic Biologist Alexander Semenov’s Striking Underwater Arctic Sea Life Photos

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The White Sea Biological Station sits at latitude 66° N, just on the cusp of the Arctic Circle, and on the shores of the White Sea, a lone arctic biologist explores the depths of the waters, photographing stunning pictures of arctic life. The only way to get there is by boat in summer and by snowmobile in winter.

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Soap Bubble Display is World’s Thinnest Display and Could Create 3D Images

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A step beyond transparent display, soap bubble displays are actually something possible. Ultrasonic vibrations shot through the soap bubble display alter the images’ texture. More than just a two-dimensional display, these kinds of displays could even create a 3D image if stacked properly.

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1930s Photos Reveal History of Greenland Glaciers

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Rediscovered aerial photos of Greenland from the 1930s have allowed scientists to construct the history of the glacier retreat and advance in the area. The photos were rediscovered in a castle outside Copenhagen, Denmark, and they have allowed Anders Bjork and his colleagues to develop a deeper understanding of how climate change has affected the ice loss and glacier movements of the last 80 years.

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Corkscrew Lava Coils Seen on Mars in Athabasca Valles

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NASA’s HiRISE spacecraft, which is currently orbiting Mars, spotted these interesting patterns, which are actually rare lava flows. This is the first time that lava flows have been seen on Mars, and the corkscrew snail shell-like patterns are indicative of previous volcanic activity.

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Saturn’s Largest Moon Titan Seen in Unprecedented Detail

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As one of the coldest places in the solar system, Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, is also one of the most dynamic. A new collection of 13 studies about Titan reveal previously undetected craters, rivers, and have provided maps of its surface and interior.

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VISTA Telescope Uses IR to Show Helix Nebula In New Light

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The Helix Nebula in the Aquarius constellation, located some 700 light-years away from Earth, was just observed by the piercing infrared gaze of the VISTA telescope at the Paranal Observatory in Chile. Some have referred to the images as the Eye of Sauron, from JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings.

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