Sky Crane Close Up image credit NASA JPL posted on AmericaSpace
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M42 - The Orion Nebula, arguably one of the most famous objects in the night-time sky is located in the Constellation of Orion and is the middle "star" making up Orion's sword. It is the closest region of new star formation to Earth.
Solar Dynamics Observatory Captures Images of Lunar Transit
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On July 26, 2014, from 10:57 a.m. to 11:42 a.m. EDT, the moon crossed between NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) and the sun, a phenomenon called a lunar transit. A lunar transit happens approximately twice a year, causing a partial solar eclipse that can only be seen from SDO's point of view. Images of the eclipse show a crisp lunar horizon, because the moon has no atmosphere that would distort light. This image shows the blended result of two SDO wavelengths - one in 304 wavelength and another in 171 wavelength. Image Credit: NASA/SDO