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Megan Watzke

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(Cosmically) Home for the Holidays (PHOTOS)

(6) Comments | Posted November 26, 2013 | 6:50 PM

An illustration of our Solar System, with its Sun and its eight planets, plus dwarf planets, comets, etc. (Image: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss)

Whether you brace yourself for the holidays or are actually able to embrace them (or a little bit of both), it's the time of...

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Top 10 Earth Selfies

(19) Comments | Posted November 1, 2013 | 11:37 AM

Earth from Space (Credit: NASA/GSFC & AVHRR, NDVI, Seawifs, MODIS, NCEP, DMSP and Sky2000 star catalog; AVHRR and Seawifs; Reto Stockli; Marit Jentoft-Nils)

These days, it seems like you can't get online without stumbling across another selfie, whether from a celebrity or a...

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Pink Planets and Green Galaxies: Coloring the Universe

(3) Comments | Posted April 9, 2013 | 12:45 PM

With the fleet of telescopes in space and giant observatories on the ground, we are in what many consider to be a golden age of astronomy. These powerful telescopes produce thousands if not millions of images a year, some of which make their way into the public realm. We see...

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