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SPRITES Sprites are a little known phenomenon that occurs in the upper atmosphere above strong thunderstorms. First captured on film in 1989 by University of Minnesota scientists they form about

Black Marble - Americas NASA image acquired April 18 - October 23, 2012 This image of North and South America at night is a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi NPP satellite in April and October 2012. The new data was mapped over existing Blue Marble imagery of Earth to provide a realistic view of the planet.

The "Black Eye" galaxy, so named because an ancient cosmic smashup produced a dark ring and a roiling, conflicted interior. (Reuters / NASA)

Doesn’t everyone want to feel the night the beloved body, compass, polestar, to hear the quiet breathing that says I am alive, that means also you are alive, because you hear me, you are here with me. — Louise Glück, excerpt of A Myth of Devotion

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