Looking Back: Dr. George Carruthers and Apollo 16 Far Ultraviolet Camera/Spectrograph

Dr. George Carruthers, right, and William Conway, a project manager at the Naval Research Institute, examine the gold-plated ultraviolet camera/spectrograph, the first moon-based observatory that Carruthers developed for the Apollo 16 mission. Apollo 16 astronauts placed the observatory on the moon in April 1972. Read more here:: http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/looking-back-dr-george-carruthers-and-apollo-16-far-ultraviolet-cameraspectrograph

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Stellar Jewel Box

Thousands of sparkling young stars are nestled within the giant nebula NGC 3603, one of the most massive young star clusters in the Milky Way Galaxy. NGC 3603, a prominent star-forming region in the Carina spiral arm of the Milky Way about 20,000 light-years away, reveals stages in the life

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Awakening Newborn Stars

Lying inside our home galaxy, the Milky Way, this Herbig–Haro object is a turbulent birthing ground for new stars in a region known as the Orion B molecular cloud complex, located 1,350 light-years away. Read more here:: http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/awakening-newborn-stars

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Top Pics of the Month for October 2020

It’s time, again. The Top Pics of the Month for October 2020 are here! We’re excited to share another round of carefully chosen images from the Photobug Community. Our talented photographers and videographers are sharing the love of subjects. Beyond expertly capturing candid moments, this group impressed us with their

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How to use balance in photography

Perfectly balanced compositions are everywhere these days, with trending hashtags like #symmetricalmonsters, #symmetrykillers, and #symmetryhunters drawing anywhere from hundreds of thousands to more than one million posts online. The hugely popular Instagram account @symmetrybreakfast has a cookbook available worldwide, while @geometryclub—a page with tens of thousands of followers of its

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Creative License Photo Challenge

The COVID-19 pandemic is still raging across the globe. We are hopeful we’ll be able to use our creative license behind the camera again soon. But in many countries and cities, it simply isn’t an option. Instead, we’re focusing on the best at-home option we could find—staying creative during the

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Hubble Snaps a Special Stellar Nursery

This Hubble image shows a special class of star-forming nursery known as Free-floating Evaporating Gaseous Globules. Called frEGGs for short, these dark compact globules of dust and gas can give birth to low-mass stars. Read more here:: http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/goddard/2020/hubble-snaps-a-special-stellar-nursery

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