The final stages of Philae’s touchdown seen through the eyes of the lander’s downwards-looking descent camera To source

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A Sunny Outlook for 'Weather' on Exoplanets

Scientists were excited to discover clear skies on a relatively small planet, about the size of Neptune, using the combined power of NASA’s Hubble, Spitzer and Kepler space telescopes. The view from this planet — were it possible to fly a spaceship into its gaseous layers — is illustrated at right. original

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Best Astronomy Binoculars (Editors' Choice)

Most people have two eyes. Humans evolved to use them together (not all animals do). People form a continuous, stereoscopic panorama movie of the world within in their minds. With your two eyes tilted upward on a clear night, there’s nothing standing between you and the universe. The easiest way to enhance your enjoyment of […]

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Unveiling Venus

Highlights from ESA’s Venus Express, following end of routine science observations after eight years orbiting the veiled planet To source

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Eclipse Glossary: Solar Eclipses, Lunar Eclipses and Their Terms

By Elizabeth Howell, Contributor   |   September 18, 2015 09:00am ET Editor’s note: To find out more about the rare supermoon lunar eclipse of Sept. 27-28 and how to see it, visit: Supermoon Lunar Eclipse 2015: Full ‘Blood Moon’ Coverage . Such an event won’t happen again until 2033. <img src=”″ alt=”Checkout our super moon deals for the […]

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