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The Big Dipper Enhanced  Explanation: Do you see it? This common question frequently precedes the rediscovery of one of the most commonly recognized configurations of stars on the northern sky: the Big Dipper. This grouping of stars is one of the few things that has likely been seen, and will be seen, by every human generation. In this featured image, however, the stars of the Big Dipper have been digitally enhanced -- they do not really appear this much brighter than nearby stars. The image…

The Big Dipper Enhanced Explanation: Do you see it? This common question frequently precedes the rediscovery of one of the most commonly recognized configurations of stars on the northern sky: the Big Dipper. This grouping of stars is one of the few things that has likely been seen, and will be seen, by every human generation. In this featured image, however, the stars of the Big Dipper have been digitally enhanced -- they do not really appear this much brighter than nearby stars. The image…

Saturn's moons Dione and Tethys are caught in a celestial tango (Image: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute)

Saturn's moons Dione and Tethys are caught in a celestial tango (Image: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute)

Tetis, de 1062 km de diámetro, en frente del brumoso orbe del satélite Titán. Impresionante en verdad

Tetis, de 1062 km de diámetro, en frente del brumoso orbe del satélite Titán. Impresionante en verdad

RINGED GIANT  Saturn’s rings cast a shadow on the planet in a 2012 Cassini spacecraft photo. Subtle vibrations in those rings are helping scientists explore the structure of the gas giant’s interior. ~~ NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

RINGED GIANT Saturn’s rings cast a shadow on the planet in a 2012 Cassini spacecraft photo. Subtle vibrations in those rings are helping scientists explore the structure of the gas giant’s interior. ~~ NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

Titan and Tethys working their way around the ringed planet: Cassini image.

Titan and Tethys working their way around the ringed planet: Cassini image.

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