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March's Stunning Space Pictures

March's Stunning Space Pictures

This month's featured images include an awe-inspiring view of the Milky Way and a vibrant shot of a Martian canyon colorfully adorned by minerals.

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 15:30

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

(Inside Science) -- Check out five astronomy images that caught our eye in this month's astronomy slideshow. They include a breathtaking picture of the Milky Way bedazzling the sky high above the Chilean desert and two artists' illustrations of unexpected stars living in the extreme environment around black holes.

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The European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope perches above the Chilean Atacama Desert on Cerro Paranal, far from cities and potential light pollution. The Milky Way billows above the secluded structure, stretching up into the night sky. (ESO/B. Tafreshi)

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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.