Topic: NASA

Scott salutes the flag after exiting the LEM and beginning his and Irwin's third trek of their lunar stay. Angled sunlight washes through the red, white and blue.
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Moon Camera for Sale (The Pictures are Free)

The very ordinariness of some of the pictures from astronaut Jim Erwin’s purpose-built Hasselblad 500 EL camera, one of only 14 Hasselblads which ever flew to the moon, makes them seem both real and otherworldly

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Diving torchbearers are seen during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic torch relay underwater Lake Baikal
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Public Service or Propaganda? Top Handout Photos of 2013

With much attention being drawn to the White House providing their own handout photographs amid concerns over access to photojournalists, TIME presents some of the most entertaining, educational, compelling and controversial photographs from the past year that governments, activists and private companies released to news organizations.

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Space Shuttle Endeavour Exclusive: A Timelapse of the Final Ride

350,000 photos shot over the course of 6 days reveal an exclusive look at the Shuttle Endeavour’s final journey through Los Angeles.

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Hubble image of Arp 142
Out There

They Call It the Penguin: Hubble’s Amazing Photo of Galaxies Colliding

Amateur astronomers call it the Penguin, and no wonder. 226 million miles from Earth, the Hubble Telescope has captured two galaxies colliding in a stunning (and beautiful!) pattern.

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The Cosmos In Living Color: Michael Benson’s Interstellar Imagery

Multimedia artist Michael Benson begins with filtered, black-and-white imagery sent back by space probes at the edge of existence. He ends with colorful, high-definition visions of a universe in motion.

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Live From Mars: Interactive 360 Panorama from the Curiosity Rover

A new panorama just released by NASA’s Curiosity rover team shows us a fresh look at the Gale Crater on Mars.

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Robert Ray—AP
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Pictures of the Week: July 13 – July 20

From America’s worst drought in 50 years and fierce fighting in Syria to the shootings in Colorado and the start of Ramadan, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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Out There

Exclusive from NASA: The New Tallest Building in New York City, From Above

The view of New York from the International Space Station evolved today, as the new World Trade tower became the tallest building in the city.

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Pictures of the Week: April 20 — April 27

From the first round of voting in the French presidential elections and the crisis between Sudan and South Sudan to the continuing eruption of Mt. Etna and a plane crash in Pakistan, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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Pictures of the Week: April 13 – April 20

From centennial celebrations of the birth of Kim Il-Sung in North Korea and attacks in Afghanistan to the moving of the space shuttle Discovery and Nepalese New Year, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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