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Cosmic Rose Blooms in Star Cluster Photo

By SPACE.com Staff

A bright star cluster surrounded by iridescent red gas looks like a blooming cosmic rose in a new photo from the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope.

NASA Spacecraft Snaps 1st Photo of Mercury from Orbit

By SPACE.com Staff

The first spacecraft ever to circle Mercury has beamed home the first-ever photo taken of the small rocky planet from orbit, showing a stark landscape peppered with craters.

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