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Best Space Photos of the Week - July 6, 2013

Photos: Galaxy Images from NASA's GALEX Space Telescope

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Johns Hopkins

The Galaxy Evolution Explorer was launched on April 28, 2003. Its mission is to study the shape, brightness, size and distance of galaxies across 10 billion years of cosmic history. [ See More Images]

Photos: Rare Meteorite Found in Minnesota

Sheri Alexander

Bruce and Nelva Lilienthal hold the meteorite they found on their farm in Arlington, Minn. The rock was found a couple years ago while the couple were clearing their corn fields for planting, but wasn’t verified as a meteorite until this year. [ See More Images]

Shine It All Around

Luca Parmitano (via Twitter as @astro_luca)

ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano tweeted this photo of clouds seen from the International Space Station on June 17, 2013. He wrote: "And this is why they’re called noctilucent #Volare pic.twitter.com/qejtxc7Z6o" Noctilucent (or night-shining) clouds form high in the atmosphere, where they reflect sunlight even after the sun has set below the horizon. [See More Images]

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