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Think hurricanes here on Earth are bad? Check out this amazing snap of a monster hurricane at Saturn's North Pole. NASA has shared this false-color image from their Cassini spacecraft. The eye of the cyclone reached 1,250 miles across which is 20 times the size of the storms on Earth.

Hurricane on Saturn & more amazing outer space discoveries

The spinning vortex of Saturn's north polar storm resembles a deep red rose surrounded by green foliage in this false-color image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The storm's eye is about miles kilometers) across with cloud speeds as fast as 330 mph kph).

NASA’s recently launched Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, is returning early images that confirm an unprecedented new capability for scientists to better understand our sun's dynamic processes.

A full-disk multiwavelength extreme ultraviolet image of the sun taken by SDO on March False colors trace different gas temperatures. Reds are relatively cool (about Kelvin, or F); blues and greens are hotter (greater than 1 million Kelvin, or F).

Space pollution: Here's every known piece of space debris orbiting Earth

Here's every known piece of space debris orbiting Earth

"Space Debris I" by German photographer Michael Najjar - each spherule in the picture represents a real existing object orbiting in space around planet Earth.

The sword on Orion. Interesting idea for nebula or universe tattoo. For similar photos... http://hubblesite.org/gallery/album/entire/hires/true/

The Sword Of Orion ~ The Orion constellation is noticeable for three medium-bright stars in a short, straight row. These stars represent Orion’s Belt. If you look closely, you’ll notice a curved line of stars “hanging” from the three Belt stars.

La Nasa capta una imagen única de los anillos de Saturno.

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute ~ NASA released this rare view of Saturn taken from the Cassini spacecraft. the image was taken while Cassini was in the planet's shadow, so Saturn and its rings were backlit by the sun.

Zeta Ophiuchus, a massive star plowing it's way through the gas and dust floating in space.  Zeta Oph is twenty times the Suns mass.

Zeta Ophiuchus, a massive star plowing through the gas and dust floating in space. Zeta Oph is a bruiser, with 20 times the Sun’s mass. It’s an incredibly luminous star, blasting out light at a rate times higher than the Sun! Even at its distance of

The Ring Nebula (M57) in Lyra. The pictures you usually see only show the centre. This composite shows the nearly circular outer extent.

Rings Around the Ring Nebula- Image Credit: Hubble, Large Binocular Telescope, Subaru Telescope

Dumbell Nebula - a planetary nebula in the constellation Vulpecula, at a distance of about 1,360 light years.

--Pia (Dumbell Nebula-a planetary nebula in the constellation Vulpecula, at a distance of about 1360 light years.

Mercury

Mercury ( NASA ) A perspective view of ancient volcanic plains in the northern high latitudes of the planet Mercury, revealed by instruments aboard the Messenger spacecraft.

The Whirlpool Galaxy

The Whirlpool Galaxy, the red spiral, and its companion galaxy, NG 5195 are 23 million light-years from Earth. The warm dust in red is a sign of active star formation probably triggered by a collision between the two galaxies.

Kepler-186f ~ The first known Earth-size planet to lie within the habitable zone of a star beyond the Sun. Discovered using data from the prolific planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft, the distant world orbits its parent star, a cool, dim, M dwarf star about half the size and mass of the Sun, some 500 light-years away from us, in the constellation Cygnus. While the size and orbit of Kepler-186f are known, its mass and composition are not, and can't be determined by Kepler's transit technique…

~ The first known Earth-size planet to lie within the habitable zone of a star beyond the Sun -illustration by NASA

A new image of two tangled galaxies has been released by NASA's Great Observatories. The Antennae galaxies are shown in this composite image from the Chandra X-ray Observatory, the Hubble Space Telescope, and the Spitzer Space Telescope.

The Antennae galaxies, located about 62 million light-years from Earth. This composite image includes images from the Chandra X-ray Observatory (blue), the Hubble Space Telescope (gold and brown), and the Spitzer Space Telescope (red).

This image looks like it can't possibly be real, but it is. Taken back in 2006 when the Cassini spacecraft was orbiting the sixth planet, this photo captures a nighttime view of Saturn as light sparkles off of its rings.

Quite possibly the most beautiful photo of Saturn ever taken

In the Shadow of Saturn. January 2009 the Cassini spacecraft was orbiting Saturn and drifted in giant planet's shadow for about 12 hours. Far in the distance, at the left, just above the bright main rings, is the almost ignorable pale blue dot of Earth.

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