United Launch Alliance poster for the NROL-15 launch has a black leopard circling a Delta IV Heavy: Image Credit: ULA
United Launch Alliance (ULA) is less than 48 hours away from attempting to launch their sixth rocket this year, one which will carry a classified payload into orbit for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office [...]
Illuminated by the light of nearby stars, the nebula M-78 exhibits a ghostly appearance in this 10-minute exposure taken with a 6" refractor at the Siding Spring Observatory in Australia. Located in the constellation of Orion -- some1,600 light years from Earth -- this reflection nebula is known to contain more than 40 very young stars still in the process of formation.
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