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Pretty Pictures of the Cosmos: Distant Galaxies

Adam Block • December 24, 2015

Astrophotographer Adam Block shares stunning his images of far-away spiral galaxies.

Pretty Pictures of the Cosmos: Lesser-Known Beauty

Adam Block • November 13, 2015

Award-winning astrophotographer Adam Block shares stunning images of a few rarely-imaged pieces of our universe.

Pretty Pictures of the Cosmos: Long Exposures

Adam Block • August 21, 2015

Astrophotographer Adam Block brings us images showcasing beauty in details requiring extended exposures to capture.

Pretty Pictures of the Cosmos: Star Stream

Adam Block • July 31, 2015 • 1

Award-winning astrophotographer Adam Block presents the first-ever high-resolution color images of the "star stream halo" of the spiral galaxy NGC 4414.

Pretty Pictures of the Cosmos: Special Qualities

Adam Block • May 27, 2015

Award-winning astrophotographer Adam Block shares some images of nebulae and a galaxy with some special qualities to each of them.

Pretty Pictures of the Cosmos: Life and Death in the Universe

Adam Block • April 17, 2015

Astrophotographer Adam Block brings us images showcasing the evolutionary cycles in our universe.

Pretty Pictures of the Cosmos: Overlooked

Adam Block • January 14, 2015 • 1

Astrophotographer Adam Block showcases some stunning images of lesser-known galaxies and nebulae.

Short updates on Akatsuki and Chang'e missions

Emily Lakdawalla • January 06, 2015 • 1

A few recent newspaper articles provide some updates on the status of Japan's Venus mission, Akatsuki, and the service module of China's Chang'e 5 test vehicle, Xiaofei. In brief: Akatsuki still plans to attempt to enter orbit in December of this year, while Chang'e 5 T1 is headed to lunar orbit. Meanwhile, the Chang'e 3 mission has released an interesting image of M101, the Pinwheel Galaxy.

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