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2018 Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar - Day 16: A Massive Warping of Space. The immense galaxy cluster Abell S1063, located 4 billion light-years away, surrounded by magnified images of galaxies much farther, warped by gravitational lensing.
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The Atlantic Photo Dec 15
2018 Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar - Day 15: A Stellar Sculpture. A massive star is illuminating this small region of the Orion Nebula called M43, and carving the landscape of dust and gas.
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The Atlantic Photo Dec 14
Photos of the Week: Sweet Spill, Bovine Rescue, Miss Universe - 35 photos from the past week, covering events in Thailand, Turkey, England, the U.S., India, and much more.
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The Atlantic Photo Dec 14
2018: The Year in Volcanic Activity - 32 photos. Kilauea put on a powerful demonstration this year in Hawaii, one of about 50 or so volcanoes that erupt every year.
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The Atlantic Photo Dec 14
2018 Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar - Day 14: Streamers from a Runaway Galaxy. Spiral galaxy ESO 137-001 is plowing through a region filled with hot intergalactic gas at 4.5 million mph, stripping away some of the galaxy's own gas and dust.
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The Atlantic Photo Dec 13
2018: The Year in Volcanic Activity - 32 photos. Kilauea put on a powerful demonstration this year in Hawaii, one of about 50 or so volcanoes that erupt every year.
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The Atlantic Photo Dec 13
2018 Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar - Day 13: A Colossal Shell of Light. Spirals of dust swirl as an expanding halo of light around a star named V838 Monocerotis illuminates a giant cloud, from a fierce pulse of starlight made two years earlier.
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The Atlantic Photo Dec 12
2018 Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar - Day 12: A Dusty Spiral. A face-on view of spiral galaxy NGC 4911 located deep within the Coma Cluster of galaxies, 320 million light-years away, lined with long clouds of dust and gas.
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The Atlantic Photo Dec 11
Winners of the 2018 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Contest - Top-placing images and honorable mentions from this year's competition, selected from nearly 10,000 entries.
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The Atlantic Photo Dec 11
2018 Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar - Day 11: A Hot Young Star Cluster. At the tender age of 500,000 years, star cluster Trumpler 14, 8,000 light-years away, has grown to be one of the largest and brightest gatherings of stars in the Milky Way.
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The Atlantic Photo Dec 10
Photos of the Week: State Funeral, Mass Marriage, Krampus Parade - 35 images from the past seven days (a little late, since last week was all end-of-2018 photos)
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The Atlantic Photo Dec 10
2018 Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar - Day 10: The Heart of the Crab Nebula. At the center of the Crab Nebula, 6,500 light-years away, lies a "beating heart" that blasts out blistering pulses of radiation 30 times a second with clock-like precision
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The Atlantic Photo Dec 9
2018 Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar - Day 9: The Edge of a Galaxy. Spiral galaxy NGC 1032, about 100 million light-years away, is oriented edge-on to us, so its vast disc of gas, dust & stars appear as a dark stripe surrounded by a halo.
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The Atlantic Photo Dec 8
2018 Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar - Day 8: The Boomerang Nebula. This protoplanetary nebula has been observed as "the coldest spot in the known universe," with a temperature of -458 °F (-272 °C), only one degree above absolute zero.
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The Atlantic Photo Dec 7
Hopeful Images From 2018 - 31 photos. Every year, after finishing the Photos of the Year, I’ve made it a tradition to compose an essay of uplifting images as well—an effort to recognize some of the abundant joy and kindness in the world around us.
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The Atlantic Photo Dec 7
Hopeful Images From 2018 - 31 photos. Every year, after finishing the Photos of the Year, I’ve made it a tradition to compose an essay of uplifting images as well—an effort to recognize some of the abundant joy and kindness in the world around us.
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The Atlantic Photo Dec 7
All four year-end photo stories now posted - Top 25 News Photos of 2018 , and 2018 in Photos, Part 1: , Part 2: , and Part 3:
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The Atlantic Photo Dec 7
2018 Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar - Day 7: The Antennae Galaxies. These two galaxies—once normal, spiral galaxies like the Milky Way—have spent the past few hundred million years violently clashing with one another.
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The Atlantic Photo Dec 6
2018 in Photos: Wrapping Up the Year - 40 images, part three of a 3-part year-end series. Covering the U.S. midterm election, significant typhoons and hurricanes, the election of Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil, and much more.
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The Atlantic Photo Dec 6
2018 Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar - Day 6: A Protostellar Jet. A young star, IRAS 14568-6304, is cloaked in a haze of gas and dust, a protostellar jet, which appears as a "tail" below, made of leftover gas and dust taken from its parent cloud
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