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Astronomy Picture of the Day - An Unusual Globule in IC 1396

Is there a monster in IC 1396? Known to some as the Elephant's Trunk Nebula, parts of gas and dust clouds of this star formation region may appear to take on foreboding forms, some nearly human.

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WOW! We are seriously impressed by this beautiful shot by DK PHOTOGRAPHY (www.facebook.com/DK.Photography.com.au).

This amazing picture has been taken in WA and shows the Pinnacles in a different light.

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Spitzer's Orion:

Few cosmic vistas excite the imagination like the Orion Nebula, an immense stellar nursery some 1,500 light-years away. This stunning false-colour view spans about 40 light-years across the region, constructed using infrared data from the Spitzer Space Telescope.
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The Seagull Nebula:

A broad expanse of glowing gas and dust presents a bird-like visage to astronomers from planet Earth, suggesting its popular moniker - The Seagull Nebula. This portrait of the cosmic bird covers a 1.6 degree wide swath across the plane of the Milky Way, near the direction of Sirius, alpha star of the constellation Canis Major.
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The Bubble Nebula:

Blown by the wind from a massive star, this interstellar apparition has a surprisingly familiar shape. Cataloged as NGC 7635, it is also known simply as The Bubble Nebula. Although it looks delicate, the 10 light-year diameter bubble offers evidence of violent processes at work.
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Wow! What a fantastic picture!

This fantastic skyscape lies near the edge of NGC 2174 a star forming region about 6,400 light-years away in the nebula-rich constellation of Orion.

More details: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html
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What would it be like to fall to Earth from really high up?

A new record for the highest jump was accomplished in 2012 by Felix Baumgartner. The below video records his four minutes and 19 seconds of free fall in real time.

Watch the video here: GoPro: Red Bull Stratos - The Full Story
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Sunspot Loops in Ultraviolet:

It was a quiet day on the Sun. The above image shows, however, that even during off days the Sun's surface is a busy place. Shown in ultraviolet light, the relatively cool dark regions have temperatures of thousands of degrees Celsius.
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Large Explosion Seen on the Moon!

Watch this video of the large, bright explosion seen on the moon on March 17, 2013. The explosion was caused by a boulder-sized meteoroid impacting the lunar surface. Meteors were also observed in the Earth's atmosphere at about the same time, and scientists think the two events are related.

Large Explosion Seen on the Moon | NASA Space Science HD Video
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A Colourful Moon:

The Moon is normally seen in subtle shades of grey or yellow. But small, measurable colour differences have been greatly exaggerated to make this telescopic, multicoloured, moonscape captured during the Moon's full phase. The different colours are recognized to correspond to real differences in the chemical make-up of the lunar surface. 
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