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Astronomy is one of the oldest, most popular branches of science. Unlike practitioners of medicine ... read more »
Images from outer space are among the most popular scientific artifacts today, capturing the attention and imagination of people regardless of their interest in astronomy. With the launch of major space-based telescopes in the 1990s, humans are seeing farther and clearer into the universe than ever before, and our catalog of astronomy pictures has increased exponentially. Much of this collection can be found on the Web.
- Widespread use of digital photography has made it much easier for amateur astronomers to snap and post their own pictures. Browse their Web pages to find new images.
- If you're looking for a specific image, do a search for it on Google Images.
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The mantra of believers in extraterrestrial life rings true about astronomy buffs the world over: ... read more »
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