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Galaxy. 2011's Best Space Pictures (According to Time Magazine) ATV approaching the International Space Station. Extraordinary photos of the Space Shuttle launch seen from airplanes. A shadow on Mars. RedBull’s Stratos Stunt. Baumgartner, covered in RedBull logos, begins his fall at just over 128,000 feet.

RedBull’s Stratos Stunt

Credit: Handout/Getty Images via The Guardian According to YouTube, eight million people watched Felix Baumgartner’s high altitude jump on Sunday morning. The Shorty Awards - Honoring the best of Twitter and social media. Of Interest to me: What causes the auroras? BOINC. Astronomy Picture of the Day. Discover the cosmos!

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. 2015 January 3 Apollo 17: A Stereo View from Lunar Orbit Image Credit: Gene Cernan, Apollo 17, NASA; Anaglyph by Patrick Vantuyne.