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30 Sep
2014
The SOLRAD/GRAB satellite. (NRO)
25 Sep
2014
This wide-field view of the sky around the bright star Alpha Centauri was created from photographic images forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The star appears so big just because of the scattering of light by the telescope's optics as well as in the photographic emulsion. Alpha Centauri is the closest star system to the Solar System. (SEO Digitized Sky Survey 2/Davide De Martin)
19 Sep
2014
Depiction of a habitable moon orbiting an extrasolar giant planet. (David A. Aguilar, CfA)
18 Sep
2014
Launch of SA-7 for the Apollo A-102 mission on September 18, 1964. (NASA)
15 Sep
2014
A real-color image of Venus from Mariner 10 images. (NASA/Ricardo Nunes)
7 Sep
2014
An artist’s rendition of what sunset might look like on Gliese 667Cc. The host star, Gliese 667C, orbits a distant stellar binary (Gliese 667AB), seen in the background. (ESO/L. Calçada)
1 Sep
2014
The launch of the second (as well as first successful) Titan IIIA on December 10, 1964. (USAF)
25 Aug
2014
The crescents of Triton and Neptune as viewed by Voyager 2 as it was departing after its close encounter in August 1989. (JPL/NASA)
21 Aug
2014
Photo of the Chang'e-3 moon lander taken by the panoramic camera on the Yutu moon rover on December 22, 2013. (Xinhua)
11 Aug
2014
Artist depiction of Alpha Centauri Bb. (ESO/L. Calçada/Nick Risinger)
7 Aug
2014
Cutaway drawing of Philco Aeronutonic's Automatic Biological Laboratory. (Philco)
2 Aug
2014
Pioneer 4 (JPL/NASA)