Space

Humans began the physical exploration of space during the 20th century with the advent of high-altitude balloon flights, followed by manned rocket launches. Earth orbit was first achieved by Yuri Gagarin of the Soviet Union in 1961 and unmanned spacecraft have since reached ...

NASA - Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle

NASA - Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle

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U.S. Flag on Moon (Apollo 11)

U.S. Flag on Moon (Apollo 11)

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Antennae Galaxies - Two Spiral Colliding Galaxies

Antennae Galaxies - Two Spiral Colliding Galaxies

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Cosmic Epic Unfolds in Infrared (Eagle Nebula)

Cosmic Epic Unfolds in Infrared (Eagle Nebula)

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Out of the Dust, a Planet is Born

Out of the Dust, a Planet is Born

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Two Cyclones Formed in Tandem in November 2006

Two Cyclones Formed in Tandem in November 2006

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Young Stars in the Small Magellanic Cloud, NGC 346

Young Stars in the Small Magellanic Cloud, NGC 346

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Echoes from the Edge - Variable Star V838 Monocerotis

Echoes from the Edge - Variable Star V838 Monocerotis

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Sarychev Volcano Eruption, Kuril Islands

Sarychev Volcano Eruption, Kuril Islands

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Disrupted Spiral Galaxy Arp 188, the Tadpole Galaxy

Disrupted Spiral Galaxy Arp 188, the Tadpole Galaxy

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The Brightest of Stars in Large Magellanic Cloud

The Brightest of Stars in Large Magellanic Cloud

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Dorian Gray - I Zwicky 18 (Dwarf Irregular Galaxy)

Dorian Gray - I Zwicky 18 (Dwarf Irregular Galaxy)

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Natal Microcosm - Cloudy Region Sharpless 140

Natal Microcosm - Cloudy Region Sharpless 140

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Bow Tie Nebula - Planetary Nebula NGC 2440

Bow Tie Nebula - Planetary Nebula NGC 2440

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Pipsqueak Star Unleashes Monster Flare

Pipsqueak Star Unleashes Monster Flare

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