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Stephen Hawking warning: If aliens call, should we answer?

9 Incredible Photos of our Universe

Cotton Candy Nebula - complete with sparkly star clusters embedded in fluffy pink clouds of gas. We just think its REALLY pretty.

From the most powerful telescope orbiting Mars comes a new view of Earth and its moon, showing continent-size detail on the planet and the relative size of the moon.

Large Magellanic Cloud

Large Magellanic Cloud- a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way. Vast clouds of gas within it slowly collapse to form new stars. In turn, these light up the gas clouds in a riot of colors, visible in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope

The first photo of the Earth from space. Taken from a camera on a V-2 #13 rocket, launched October 24, 1946.

antique Constellation star map circa 1900s vintage map of stars visible in Britain Astronomy star chart blue white

I like the idea of adding a quality of timelessness to the piece, perhaps through something like this in the set. Although the piece is set in modern day, the yearning for the stars and for connection is hardly modern.

Amazon deforestation brings loss of microbial communities

A small asteroid has been found circling Earth as the two objects orbit the sun together.