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Space Exploration

Pictures from Outer Space

33 Awesome Pictures from Outer Space

What are the coolest pictures of space? The New Horizons Pluto flyby showed us our first close-up images of the demoted dwarf planet, and they’re spectacular. But awesome pictures of space aren’t new. From the first space pictures taken by craft that left the atmosphere to the thousands of pictures taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, there are now …

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Everything We’ve Learned About Space Since You Were In School

There are always new discoveries in space exploration. What we know about space today is leaps and bounds beyond what you might have learned in school. Space facts from your youth may no longer be accurate or could just be a small part of a bigger story. New research has completely upended several of the most basic ideas: it …

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28 Famous Firsts in Space Travel and Exploration

With the launch of the world’s first satellite, Sputnik, in 1957, the modern space age began, and countless space firsts would follow. By the end of the next decade, the first manned space flight and the first people in space were years in the past, and both Russia and the United States had developed space …

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