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Best Space Photos of the Week - July 14, 2013

'Monster Star' Baby Photos Captured by Giant Telescope


New observations using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter array (ALMA) have given astronomers the best view yet of a monster star in the process of forming within a dark cloud. A stellar womb with over 500 times the mass of the Sun has been found - the largest ever seen in the Milky Way - and it is still growing. [Watch the video]

Images: Blue Alien Planet's True Color Revealed by Hubble

NASA, ESA, M. Kornmesser

This illustration shows HD 189733b, a huge gas giant that orbits very close to its host star HD 189733. The planet's atmosphere is scorching with a temperature of over 1000 degrees Celsius, and it rains glass, sideways, in howling 7000 kilometer-per-hour winds. Image released July 11, 2013. [See More Images]

NASA Spacecraft Photographs Pluto's Largest Moon Charon

NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute

A NASA spacecraft bound for Pluto has captured its first photo of the dwarf planet's largest moon Charon, a cosmic snapshot snapped from nearly 550 million miles away. [Read the Full Story]

Photos: Space Shuttle Enterprise Exhibit Reopens NYC Museum Z. Pearlman

Space shuttle Enterprise relaunched on public display July 10, 2013 at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City. [See More Images]

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