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19 Mesmerizing Space Photos

 I have always found space exploration to be incredibly fascinating - its beauty and vastness are undoubtedly mesmerizing. Recently, space exploration has seen stunning progress, with various telescopes and satellites capturing a number of incredible photographs of our galaxy and beyond. Here are some of the best space photos of recent years.
 
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1. Jets of energized gas shooting from a young star, captured by the Hubble Space Telescope.
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2. The Pillars of Creation, captured by the Hubble Space Telescope in infra-red light.
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3. Comet 67P taken by the Rosetta Orbiter.
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4. This is the Acidalia Planitia, captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
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5. This globular cluster, Messier 22, was observed by the Hubble Space Telescope.
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6. Star Hen 2-427 and nebula MI-67, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.
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7. Pictured below is the Galaxy NGC 488, taken by the Mount Lemmon SkyCenter.
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8. NASA's Deep Space Climate Observatory captured this new Blue Marble image of the Earth.
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9. Astronaut Kjell Lindgren captured this beautiful view of the Milky Way.
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10. This detailed image of Pluto was captured during the New Horizons spacecraft's historic mission.
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11. This photo was taken  by the Hubble Space Telescope gravitational lens - causing this group of galaxies to appear as a smiley face.
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12. Taken at Mount Lemmon, this nebula is named 'Thor's Helmet'.
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13. Astronaut Terry Virts took this photo of Super Typhoon Maysak from the ISS.
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14. Taken by the New Horizons spacecraft, this is a close up photo of Pluto's moon, Charon.
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15. Pluto's blue layer of haze, captured by the New Horizons.
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16. Astronaut Kjell Lindgren gave us this view of Earth.
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17. This photo was also taken by Astronaut Kjell Lindgren, it shows Scott Kelly working on the ISS.
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18. Captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, this photo shows the Westerlund 2 star cluster.
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19. NASA's curiosity rover took this photo of the Kimberly formation on Mars.
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