Astronaut photo of Kavir Desert
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Kavir Desert, Iran

03.31.2014

As the astronauts on the International Space Station passed over the deserts of central Iran recently, they were greeted by this striking pattern of parallel lines and sweeping curves.

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    Untangling the Remains of Cassiopeia A

    02.19.2014

    By mapping titanium-44 in Cassiopeia A, astronomers get a direct look at what happened in the core of the star when it was blasted to smithereens.

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    Graceful Turbulence

    04.01.2014

    Powerful magnetic forces above an active region on the Sun twisted and pulled at a blob of plasma until it lost its connections and blew out into space.

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