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Here's what the Transit of Venus will look like in an Diego on Tuesday 6/5/2012 afternoon/evening.

Here's what the Transit of Venus will look like in an Diego on Tuesday 6/5/2012 afternoon/evening.

50 years of space exploration

50 years of Space Exploration in an Infographic

A new JPL website is offering up NASA  graphics, images and science data, inviting the public to create and share  out-of-this-world infographics.

A new JPL website is offering up NASA graphics, images and science data, inviting the public to create and share out-of-this-world infographics.

Venus and the Sisters (Apr 6 2012)   Image Credit & Copyright: Fred Espenak (Bifrost Astronomical Observatory) After wandering about as far from the Sun on the sky as Venus can get, the brilliant evening star crossed paths with the Pleiades star cluster earlier this week. The beautiful conjunction was enjoyed by skygazers around the world. Taken on April 2, this celestial group photo captures the view from Portal, Arizona, USA (...) #astronomy

Venus and the Sisters (Apr 6 2012) Image Credit & Copyright: Fred Espenak (Bifrost Astronomical Observatory) After wandering about as far from the Sun on the sky as Venus can get, the brilliant evening star crossed paths with the Pleiades star cluster earlier this week. The beautiful conjunction was enjoyed by skygazers around the world. Taken on April 2, this celestial group photo captures the view from Portal, Arizona, USA (...) #astronomy

"Super Moon" Full Moon 5/5/2012 from my front yard in San Diego.

"Super Moon" Full Moon 5/5/2012 from my front yard in San Diego.

NASA's Webby Award-winning Global Climate Change website has introduced a new version of its 'Eyes on the Earth' interactive virtual reality visualization.

NASA's Webby Award-winning Global Climate Change website has introduced a new version of its 'Eyes on the Earth' interactive virtual reality visualization.

The Moon, the ISS streaking by, Jupiter, and two of Jupiter's moons side by side in this picture. Zoom in to see Jupiter's moons!

The Moon, the ISS streaking by, Jupiter, and two of Jupiter's moons side by side in this picture. Zoom in to see Jupiter's moons!

Quote by James Irwin of Apollo 15, "As we got farther and farther away it diminished in size. Finally it shrank to the size of a marble, the most beautiful marble you can imagine. That beautiful, warm, living object looked so fragile, so delicate, that if you touched it with a finger it would crumble and fall apart. Seeing this has to change a man."

Quote by James Irwin of Apollo 15, "As we got farther and farther away it diminished in size. Finally it shrank to the size of a marble, the most beautiful marble you can imagine. That beautiful, warm, living object looked so fragile, so delicate, that if you touched it with a finger it would crumble and fall apart. Seeing this has to change a man."

The bright planet Venus is paired up here with the faint star Elnath as they set on the evening of May 8, 2012. The image is a stack of 80 1-second exposures taken at a rate of 2 per minute using a Canon T1i. Copyright (c) 2012 Lee A Phillips, San Diego, CA.

The bright planet Venus is paired up here with the faint star Elnath as they set on the evening of May 8, 2012. The image is a stack of 80 1-second exposures taken at a rate of 2 per minute using a Canon T1i. Copyright (c) 2012 Lee A Phillips, San Diego, CA.

April 2010 Sunset on a Golden Sea   Image Credit & Copyright: Pete Lawrence (Digital-Astronomy) On April 17, the sky was clear and the Sun's colour was spectacular as night approached. This striking telescopic view even captures the Sun's swollen and distorted shape from the southern coast of the UK. Reflecting a bright column of sunlight, the sea also appears golden, with the horizon marked by the city of Portsmouth. Were the colours made more intense by volcanic dust? Maybe not.

April 2010 Sunset on a Golden Sea Image Credit & Copyright: Pete Lawrence (Digital-Astronomy) On April 17, the sky was clear and the Sun's colour was spectacular as night approached. This striking telescopic view even captures the Sun's swollen and distorted shape from the southern coast of the UK. Reflecting a bright column of sunlight, the sea also appears golden, with the horizon marked by the city of Portsmouth. Were the colours made more intense by volcanic dust? Maybe not.

See if you can spot the extremely thin crescent of the Moon above Jupiter just after sunset!!

See if you can spot the extremely thin crescent of the Moon above Jupiter just after sunset!!