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09.23.15
The Big Picture: Los Angeles' light pollution, as seen from space
09.23.15

The Big Picture: Los Angeles' light pollution, as seen from space

This is what Los Angeles' light pollution looks like from space.

By E. Alvarez,   09.23.15
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08.27.15
The Big Picture: A nebula with the grace of a butterfly
08.27.15

The Big Picture: A nebula with the grace of a butterfly

The Hubble Space Telescope team has captured a stunning snapshot of the Twin Jet Nebula's unique patterns.

By J. Fingas,   08.27.15
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08.26.15
The Big Picture: 'Mass Effect' Reapers invade Los Santos
08.26.15

The Big Picture: 'Mass Effect' Reapers invade Los Santos

The vanguard of our destruction now floats lazily over the streets of Grand Theft Auto V's Los Santos.

By T. Seppala,   08.26.15
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08.24.15
The Big Picture: Saturn illuminates the surface of its icy moon
08.24.15

The Big Picture: Saturn illuminates the surface of its icy moon

Think the bright right side of Enceladus is lit thanks to the sun? Guess again.

By T. Seppala,   08.24.15
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07.26.15
The Big Picture: U2's tour art takes a page from particle physics
07.26.15

The Big Picture: U2's tour art takes a page from particle physics

U2's tour art, taken in part from the Large Hadron Collider, shows that science can be pretty.

By J. Fingas,   07.26.15
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07.20.15
The Big Picture: NASA posts DSCOVR's epic first image of Earth
07.20.15

The Big Picture: NASA posts DSCOVR's epic first image of Earth

NASA shared the first photo snapped from the Deep Space Climate Observatory Satellite (DSCOVR), which was launched by SpaceX's Falcon 9 in February.

By B. Steele,   07.20.15
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07.14.15
The Big Picture: 'Dark Souls' gets creepy with 'Limbo'-like mod
07.14.15

The Big Picture: 'Dark Souls' gets creepy with 'Limbo'-like mod

The Dark Souls series might not be the game for those folks who lack patience, but what you see up...

By T. Seppala,   07.14.15
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06.01.15
The Big Picture: Hubble peeks at the Milky Way's densest star cluster
06.01.15

The Big Picture: Hubble peeks at the Milky Way's densest star cluster

Some parts of space are a little more crowded than others. The Arches Cluster, located 25,000 ligh...

By N. Summers,   06.01.15
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04.24.15
The Big Picture: Ultraviolet strands form this celestial tapestry
04.24.15

The Big Picture: Ultraviolet strands form this celestial tapestry

Sometimes you just need to grab 18 miles of fluorescent string, coat it in ultraviolet paint and...

By T. Seppala,   04.24.15
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