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July's Celebratory Space Pictures

July's Celebratory Space Pictures

Appreciate anniversaries marked by moonwalks and stellar fireworks this month


This celestial explosion resembling an exploding peanut is the Eta Carinae star system, imaged by Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3.

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NASA/ESA/N. Smith/J. Morse

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 13:00

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

(Inside Science) -- July 2019 marked the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 missions, one of the landmark events in astronomical history when a man first walked on the moon. We invite you to enjoy a picture from that iconic mission, as well as illustrations from some of the latest discoveries in astronomy.


Fifty years ago this month, humans landed on the moon for the first time (Inside Science’s coverage of the anniversary is available here). Impressively, some of the experiments started by the Apollo missions still yield results today. Pictured above is Buzz Aldrin, walking on the moon to deploy two components of the Early Apollo Scientific Experiments Package. Neil Armstrong took this photograph with a 70 mm lunar surface camera. (NASA)


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Abigail Malate is a graphic designer at the American Institute of Physics, which produces the editorially independent news service Inside Science.