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Destination: Dunes

The Boston Globe’s website recently posted a mind-blowing gallery of 35 high-def images taken by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), which has been orbiting the planet since 2006 and is currently circling a mere 187 miles above the surface. Below, a view of the bluish basaltic sands of the Abalos Undae dune field. For way […]

Out There

From the newly “warm” Spitzer infrared satellite, a reminder that the universe is an ongoing creation, far from done with its inscrutable business. The images above show, clockwise from left, a cloud bursting with stars in the Cygnus region of the Milky Way galaxy, revealing young stars “tucked in dusty nests” in the poetic language […]