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Stars glitter like dew on a cosmic rose in a new picture of interacting galaxies, released to celebrate the 21st birthday of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and the picture shows the mirrors being prepped for cryogenic testing at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.he space shuttle Discovery deployed Hubble into orbit on April 24, 1990 and the infrared telescope will be 930,000 miles (1,500,000 kilometers) from Earth and will work at temperatures as cold as -390 degrees F (-234 degrees C)…………

 

NASA engineer Ernie Wright gazes at six mirror segments destined to become part of the James Webb Space Telescope. Taken April 14, the picture shows the mirrors being prepped for cryogenic testing at NASA‘s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.Once launched, the infrared telescope will be 930,000 miles (1,500,000 kilometers) from Earth and will work at temperatures as cold as -390 degrees F (-234 degrees C).

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An airplane is silhouetted against the first solar eclipse of the decade, seen over Bangkok, Thailand, in January. The annular eclipse blotted out 57 to 80 percent of the sun over Thailand, depending on the province, Sakshin Bunthawin of Songkla University told the Phuket Gazette.This shot, chosen as one of our editors’ picks for the year’s best space pictures, was originally published in the gallery “Eclipse Photos: ‘Ring of Fire‘ Shines Over Africa, Asia.”

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