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The Planetary Society Blog

Posted by Loretta Hidalgo and Danielle Hannah on 2014/04/09 06:10 CDT First launched on April 12, 2001, Yuri’s Night celebrates two amazing accomplishments of humankind: Yuri Gagarin’s becoming the first human to orbit the earth in 1961 and the first launch of the U.S. Space Shuttle, twenty years later to the day. It is also a global celebration of humanity’s future in space and how we can use space to bring us closer together. Read More » Universe Today. Astronomy Picture of the Day.

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Astronomy Picture of the Day

Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2014 April 14 An Unusual Globule in IC 1396 Credit & Copyright: T. Rector (U. Alaska Anchorage) & H. SpaceWeather.com.