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The six most beautiful photos from NASA

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Who hasn’t dreamed of becoming an astronaut when they were little? This immense and mysterious universe which never ceases to dazzle us. With these six NASA photos, you will have your head in the stars.

The planet was in turmoil on April 10. The Earthlings we were eager to see what a black hole looked like. Although this photograph was a great advance for science, one cannot help but be disappointed in front of this blurry photo of a circle in shades of red and yellow (and black, of course). So forget this mishap. Today, we make you dream with these six photos that are among the most popular of NASA. Onward to explore the galaxy!

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The Sword of Orion

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The Sword of Orion. © NASA / JPL-Caltech / Univ. of Toledo

The Orion Nebula is located 1,450 light years from Earth. Although this may sound like a lot, it is still close enough to Earth that it can be seen with the naked eye. This photo was taken using NASA’s Spitzer Space telescope.

The Crab Nebula

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The Crab Nebula. © NASA / ESA / JPL / Arizona State Univ.

The Crab Nebula is one of the most structured and dynamic objects ever observed. It is the result of the explosion of a massive star in 1054. It is located about 6500 light years from Earth.

Astronaut Edward White

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Edward White. © NASA

It looks like this photo straight out of a Hollywood movie, but it’s very real. This photo was taken on June 3, 1965 during the spacewalk of astronaut Edward White. This photo immortalizes a historic moment, that of the first American to perform a spacewalk, less than three months after that of the Soviet Aleksey Leonov. He died on January 27, 1967 in the fire of the Apollo 1 command module during ground training.

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The butterfly nebula

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The Butterfly Nebula. © NASA

The Butterfly Nebula is an example of a bipolar planetary nebula. Bipolar planetary nebulae are formed when the central object is not a star, but a binary system. We recognize them by their shape: they are made up of two lobes symmetrical about a point. Studies have shown that the size of the nebula increases over time.

Earth and Moon

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The Earth and the Moon. © NASA / JPL / USGS

We couldn’t do a photo gallery without showing our beautiful Earth! However, this incredible photo is actually a montage of two photos taken separately of the Earth and the Moon by the Galileo spacecraft. The deception being just the assembly of two photos, we validate it anyway and we leave it in our selection.

The Horse’s Head Nebula

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The Horse’s Head Nebula. © NASA / ESA / STScI

Usually, the Horse’s Head is a dark nebula in the constellation Orion. This photograph was taken by Hubble in infrared light, thus giving this special color.

 

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