These thin, blood-red shells are actually the remnants from when an unstable progenitor star exploded violently as a supernova around 600 years ago.
New observations by MESSENGER provide compelling support for the long-held hypothesis that Mercury harbors water ice and other frozen volatile materials in its permanently shadowed polar craters.
SDO's HMI instrument provides maps of magnetic fields of the entire surface of the sun, showing how strong they are and, for the first time ever, in which direction they are pointing.
The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas-V rocket with the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) spacecraft onboard is seen on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013.
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