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  1. Earth from Outer Space Now (Fourmilab)
      Provides a composite picture of the Earth using satellite images. Includes the night side as well as the day side. 12-02

  2. First Pictures of Titan from Cassini Spacecraft (CBS News)
      "A European space probe Friday sent back the first detailed pictures of the frozen surface of Saturn's moon Titan, showing stunning black and white images of what appeared to be hilly terrain riddled with channels or riverbeds carved by a liquid."

      " 'There aren't too many planets with liquid,' Tomasko said. 'There's Earth, and now there's Titan.' "

  3. Earth - Images from Space (
      Provides software to allow you to "zoom in" on most of the Earth using pictures made in the last three years. 9-05

  4. -01-12-06 Best Images of 2006 (
      Provides's 20 nominees for best space images for 2006. 01-06

  5. New Spaceship Design (NASA)
      "Before the end of the next decade, NASA astronauts will again explore the surface of the moon. And this time, we're going to stay, building outposts and paving the way for eventual journeys to Mars and beyond. There are echoes of the iconic images of the past, but it won't be your grandfather's moon shot." 02-06

  6. NASA Using Old Images to Find New Planets (
      "A team of scientists from the Space Telescope Science Institute has re-analyzed old Hubble images with new software algorithms to reveal disks of dusty material around five young stars—an indirect hint that unseen planets are lurking there as well. 'We had evidence that these disks might exist,' says Rémi Soummer, the institute astronomer who led the project, 'but we had no idea about their size or structure.' " 04-14

  7. -12-29-14 Pictures of Earth from Space (
      "Astronaut Alexander Gerst’s stunning images from space have been joined together to form a practically seamless timelapse video." 12-14

  8. First Close-up Picture of a Comet (Fox News)
      "NASA said Saturday it has captured dozens of close-up images of a distant comet that show the frozen ball of rock and ice spewing jets of dust and gas into space." "The Stardust spacecraft...took 72 images of the dark nucleus of comet Wild 2 during a derring-do flyby Friday that occurred 242 million miles from Earth." 1-04

  9. First Exstrasolar Planet Sighted (
      "The hunt for direct images of planets outside our Solar System has bagged its strongest candidate yet."

      "Recent observations from the Hubble Space Telescope have confirmed a previous sighting made in April 2004. Astronomers say they are now 99% certain that the dim and distant blob is indeed a planet." 1-05

  10. CPT Symmetry (LBL.giv)
      "There are fundamental reasons for expecting that nature at a minimum has CPT symmetry–that no asymmetries will be found after reversing charge, space, and time. Therefore, CP symmetry implies T symmetry (or time-reversal invariance). One can demonstrate this symmetry by asking the following question. Suppose you had a movie of some physical process. If the movie were run backwards through the projector, could you tell from the images on the screen that the movie was running backwards? Clearly in everyday life there would be no problem in telling the difference. A movie of a street scene, an egg hitting the floor, or a dive into a swimming pool has an obvious 'time arrow' pointing from the past to the future. But at the atomic level there are no obvious clues to time direction. An electron orbiting an atom or even making a quantum jump to produce a photon looks like a valid physical process in either time direction. The everyday 'arrow of time' does not seem to have a counterpart in the microscopic world–a problem for which physics currently has no answer." 01-06

  11. Hubble Telescope Fixed and Improved (BBC News)
      "Astronomers are celebrating the release of remarkable new images from the Hubble Space Telescope (HST)." Some of the pictures are included in the article.

      Hubble discoveries to date include:

      "In what was a prime mission objective, Hubble fixed the Universe's age at about 13.7 billion years - later confirmed by other instruments"
      "Hubble's ability to detect faint supernovae contributed to the discovery that the expansion rate of the Universe is accelerating"
      "Hubble was one of two telescopes to make the first direct images of planets orbiting another star - historic images made public last November"
      "Hubble provided the first direct measurements of the three-dimensional distribution of dark matter in space"
      "Hubble has shown that monster black holes, with masses millions to billions times the mass of our Sun, inhabit the centres of most galaxies" 09-09

  12. Close-up Video of a Solar Eruption (CNN News)
      "NASA released stunning new images captured by their Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, a space telescope designed to study our sun." 04-10

  13. -02-03-12 New Land-Based "Adaptive" Telescope (
      "According to astronomer Francois Rigaut, who led the team that built the new hardware, its images rival the Hubble's for sharpness, and in a press release, Matt Mountain, director of the Hubble's home base, the Space Telescope Science Institute, called the image quality 'incredible.' " 02-12

  14. Curiosity Lands Safely on Mars (CNN News)
      "NASA's rover Curiosity successfully carried out a highly challenging landing on Mars early Monday, transmitting images back to Earth after traveling hundreds of millions of miles through space in order to explore the Red Planet." Also provides dramatic photos of Mars from different missions. 08-12

  15. Collision of Galaxies Seen Through "Galactic Lens" (CBS News)
      "From the far reaches of space, astronomers brought two colliding galaxies into sharp focus by patching together images from several powerful telescopes. That, and the luck of a rare 'galactic lens.' "

      "A giant, heavy object bends light from objects behind it due to its strong gravity - an effect called gravitational lensing. Astronomers can study objects through such a cosmic magnifying glass that would otherwise be invisible. But for a gravitational lens to work, the foreground lensing object - in this case a galaxy - and the one beyond it need to be precisely aligned."

      "That's what happened in this rare instance."

  16. -Large Scale Biochar Production: Air Curtain Destructors (U.S. Forest Service) star
      "They are used in forest fuel management and wildfire mitigation efforts, in the construction industry to reduce debris from land clearing and demolition operations, and at landfill sites to maximize costly space by reducing wood waste and similar burnable waste streams."

      Editor's Note: Air curtain destructors may be configured to pyrolyze wood waste inexpensively to create biochar with minimal smoke (particulates) and emissions. Instead of incinerating the waste to ash by blowing air into the wood, the blowers will need to be repositioned to blow over the wood and the process will need to be ended, possibly by spraying water, to leave biochar instead of ash. Since air curtain destructors are designed to produce ash, not biochar, it should be noted that spreading ash on agricultural or forest land may be a problem as it increases the soil's pH and potassium. 02-16

  17. Plan to Visit a Nearby Star (CNet)
      "The program will be built around technology that uses light to propel a tiny spacecraft that can collect data and images and send them back to Earth. The 'nanocraft,' which can fit in the palm of your hand, will carry cameras, photon thrusters, a power supply, and navigation and communication equipment."

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