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Stellar Astrophotography Tips for Upcoming Astronomical Phenomenons

With several astrolnomical events coinciding with the Winter Solstice, including the Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction and the Ursids Meteor Shower, December 21st is poised to be a prime opportunity for practicing nighttime and astrophotography skills.

This is Cassini’s Last Photo of Saturn After 13 Years in Orbit

On September 15, 2017, NASA's Cassini space probe plunged into Saturn's atmosphere and burned up, concluding its mission after 13 years in orbit. Two days earlier, Cassini used its wide-angle cameras and captured this beautiful final photo of the planet it had studied for over a decade.

Cassini Snaps the Closest Views We’ve Ever Had of Saturn

On April 26th, NASA's Cassini spacecraft made its first-ever "Grand Finale" dive through the gap between Saturn and the planet's rings. As it shot around the gas giant, Cassini snapped a lengthy series of closest-ever photos showing the features of the atmosphere. Now NASA has combined those photos into a beautiful fly-by movie.

The First True Color Images of Saturn’s North Pole are Stunning

On April 26th, NASA's Cassini spacecraft took its long-awaited first dive in between Saturn's rings, bringing it closer to the planet than ever before. And if you were on the spacecraft looking at Saturn's north pole with your own eyes as it flew by, this is what you would have seen.

Saturn’s Moon Pan Looks Like a Ravioli in New NASA Photos

NASA has just released new raw photos of Saturn's tiny moon Pan, captured on March 7th, 2017, by the Cassini space probe from about 15,000 miles away (~24,500km). The photos reveal a bizarre-looking moon -- one that looks like a giant ravioli floating in space (or a dumpling or walnut or "paper mache mini-planet").

These are the Most Incredible Photos Shot by NASA’s Cassini Probe

NASA's New Horizons probe dazzled the world with a detailed photo of Pluto today, but another probe has been beaming back stunning shots of space for over a decade already. The Cassini space probe has captured its fair share of eye-popping photos since launching in 1997 and arriving in Saturn's orbit in 2004.

45 Years After the Moon Landing, We Look Back at the Best Photos from Apollo 11

It was 45 years ago, yesterday, astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins took on what is without a doubt one of the most important endeavors in the history of humankind. Packed together into one of the most incredible pieces of engineering to ever exist, the astronauts of Apollo 11 left Earth’s atmosphere, with hopes of being the first humans to ever step foot on the Moon.

To commemorate the accomplishment many thought was impossible – and to those who still do – we have put together a chronological collection of photos documenting the entire journey. Shared by NASA as part of their Project Apollo Archive, these images are just a few from the vast archive of medium format, 35mm, and 16mm frames captured throughout the Apollo missions.