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Best Space Photos of the Week – Feb. 21, 2016

See the Jets of Enceladus!


The discovery of Enceladus' icy jets and their role in creating Saturn's E-ring is one of the top findings of the Cassini mission to Saturn. Read more.

Hawking: Gravitational Waves Could Revolutionize Astronomy


In the wake of last week's historic announcement of the discovery of gravitational waves by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), British physicist and black hole theorist Stephen Hawking was quick to congratulate the US-led collaboration, sharing his excitement for the historic news. Read more.

Ordnance Survey Map of Mars

Ordnance Survey

The British mapping agency Ordnance Survey has created a map of the Martian surface using precision NASA data — and it's beautiful. Read more.

Boeing's CST-100 Crew Capsule Takes a Dip

NASA/David C. Bowman

NASA dunked a Boeing CST-100 Starliner capsule to test its ability to perform an emergency water landing. Read more.

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