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Best Space Pictures of the Week - June 23, 2012

Dark was the Nebula

Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona

Adam Block of the Mount Lemmon SkyCenter took this photo of LDN 673, a dark nebula in the constellation Aquila, in April and May 2012. [More Amazing Daily Space Photos]

The Stars Surround You

ESO/S. Brunier

This amazing image seems to show the Milky Way streaming down not once, but twice, at ESO's Very Large Telescope on Chile's Cerro Paranal mountain. Actually, the photo shows a 360-degree panorama of the sky, so the two streams of stars are two halves of the band of the Milky Way arcing across the sky. [More Amazing Daily Space Photos]

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