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16 Incredible Color-Corrected Photos from the Apollo Missions






See the program that took us to the moon in crisp, vivid color


By Jeremy Dreier
OCT 6, 2015 @ 3:56 PM

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NASA's Apollo Program ran from 1961 to 1972 and accomplished some of the most groundbreaking missions to date, namely the first human moon landing. While the Apollo
astronauts were well-equipped with some of the best cameras at the time, however, these photos were taken more than 45 years ago. Using today's advanced color correction
technology, Reddit user Jeremy Dreier edited some of NASA's recently released Apollo images to add a little clarity. This right here is desktop wallpaper material, folks.


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The 50 Best Space Images of the Year







By John Wenz
December 24, 2015

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A voyage across the cosmos with the best space images we saw in 2015.


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Looking Back at the ‘Year of Pluto’








December 31, 2015

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This high-resolution image captured by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft combines blue, red and infrared images taken by the Ralph/Multispectral Visual Imaging
Camera (MVIC). Credits: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI



NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will mark the New Year some 125 million miles (200 million kilometers) beyond Pluto, far removed from
the excitement and activity that accompanied its historic flight through the Pluto system just five months ago.

The intrepid probe continues to send volumes of pictures and other data from the July 14 encounter – stashed on its digital recorders – over
a radio link to Earth stretching billions of miles. As the pictures reach home, they remind us that 2015 was the year a small world on the
planetary frontier captured our imagination, thanks to an inspired team of government, academic and commercial partners determined to
expand the frontiers of science and explore an entirely new realm of the solar system.

“The year 2015 had been in our team’s future for so long, it’s hard to believe that it’s soon to be in our past,” said Alan Stern, New Horizons
principal investigator from the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in Boulder, Colorado. “But what a year it was – we explored Pluto, and
made history doing it; we found that small planets can be as complex as big ones like Mars.”


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Pluto's Bizarre 'Ice Volcano' Seen Up Close In Latest New Horizons Image






"Whatever they are, they're definitely weird."


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January 18, 2016 @ 05:33 am ET

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NASA has released an up-close image of what may be one of the strangest features on Pluto: a massive volcano
that spewed ice instead of lava.

"This feature is enormous," NASA said on its website. "If it is in fact a volcano, as suspected, it would be the
largest such feature discovered in the outer solar system."


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This Is the First Flower Grown in Space






Hello, zinnia.


By Andrew Moseman
January 18, 2016

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When Scott Kelly tweeted a picture of some sad, moldy leaves right after Christmas, it seemed like the
astronaut's chances for success with his extraterrestrial botany experiments were withering. But now the
green-thumbed spaceman has turned things around. On Saturday, Kelly sent the tweet above featuring a
brilliant orange zinnia, the first flower grown in space.


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Watch Scott Kelly Play Ping Pong With a Water Droplet in Outer Space






Even on the International Space Station, you gotta find a hobby.​


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January 22, 2016



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Scott Kelly is spending a year in space to measure the cumulative effects of weightlessness on the
human body. (His twin brother, Mark Kelly, is remaining on Earth to serve as a control.) While his
mission is vital to understanding what would happen to astronauts during a prolonged trip to Mars,
you can't blame a guy for getting bored. Thus, water droplet ping pong.


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Published on Feb 9, 2016
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Published on Feb 11, 2016
Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 46 Commander Scott Kelly of NASA discussed the final weeks
of his year-long mission and the accomplishments of his stay on the orbital laboratory during a pair of in-flight
interviews Feb. 11 with ABC Correspondent Martha Raddatz for ABC’s “This Week” broadcast, and Dr. Sanjay Gupta
of CNN. Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko of Roscosmos are wrapping up a 340-day mission on the
station designed to gather valuable data that will be used to formulate a future human mission to Mars. They are
preparing for a landing on March 2, Kazakhstan time (March 1, U.S. time) in their Soyuz spacecraft to complete
their marathon mission.
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Published on Feb 25, 2016
In his final in-flight event aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 46 Commander Scott Kelly
of NASA discussed the accomplishments of his year-long mission on the orbital laboratory during a news
conference with U.S. media on Feb. 25. Kelly and cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko of Roscosmos are in the
final days of their year in space on the station, gathering valuable biomedical data on the long duration
effect of weightlessness on the human body that will be used to formulate a human mission to Mars.
Kelly, Kornienko and cosmonaut Sergey Volkov are preparing for their return to Earth on March 1, U.S. time,
aboard the Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft, headed for a landing on the steppe of south-central Kazakhstan.
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Pluto just got even weirder with this unprecedented photo of its north pole






By Dave Mosher, Tech Insider
February 26, 2016

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Wow.

That's what we have to say about this incredible new photo of Pluto's north pole that NASA just released:

The New Horizons spacecraft took this high-resolution shot as it approached the icy world on July 14, 2015.

We're only seeing it now because the robot has a small antenna and is speeding away from our solar system at about 32,000 mph. In fact,
it could take until the end of 2016 to transmit all of the photos it took before, during, and after its fly-by.


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