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NASA's Most Amazing Photos of 2013

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Crab Nebula

This image, shot by the Hubble Space Telescope, shows the iconic supernova remnant first observed by Chinese astronomers 960 years ago.

 

Gas And Dust

This image, generated by the Hubble Space Telescope, shows dust and gas clouds surrounding the supermassive star Eta Carinae.

 

Fireworks Galaxy

This is NGC 6946, a medium-sized spiral galaxy located 22 million light years from Earth. It got its nickname, "The Fireworks Galaxy," because eight supernovas have been observed exploding inside it.

 

Saturn's Moon Titan

The Cassini spacecraft captured this image of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, on July 14.

 

Artificial Light Across the U.S.

This natural-light mosaic image was captured by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP (National Polar-orbiting Partnership) satellite on Oct. 1.

Spiral Galaxy

The Hubble Space Telescope took this photo of Galaxy 4921, an anemic spiral galaxy about 320 million light years from Earth. It's been dubbed "anemic" because it has a low rate of star formation and low surface brightness. In this image, its bright nucleus can be seen in the center. Blue clusters of recently formed stars gather around it.

 

NanoSatellites Being Released from the Space Station

These nanosatellites, or cubesats, were deployed by the International Space Station's Small Satellite Orbital Deployer on November 19.

 

Mercury

This image of the planet Mercury was taken on October 2.

 

View From Space

The photo shows the Upsala Glacier on the Argentine side of the North Patagonian Icefield as seen by an astronaut aboard the ISS.

 

Northern Lights From Space

Mike Hopkins, an astronaut aboard the International Space Station, took this picture.

Vesta, The Asteroid

NASA's Dawn spacecraft provided views of the massive asteroid Vesta. The mountain on the asteroid's south pole is more than twice the height of Mount Everest.

 

Stellar Explosion

The Hubble Space Telescope captured this image of a star exploding in the spiral galaxy NGC 6984. The new supernova, SN 2013ek, is the bright star-like object just slightly above and to the right of the galaxy's center.

 

The images and information in this article were provided by the Huffington Post.

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