The Most Iconic Photos From Space

Humanity has had a big discovery! NASA’s Curiosity Rover, which landed in August of 2012, has discovered ancient organic molecules on Mars, which tells us that there was once life on Mars, that life could be there now, and even that there’s the possibility of life in the future. They also found traces of methane in Mars’ atmosphere. These are groundbreaking discoveries! (click here to read more)

I’m a massive science nerd, so this is a big deal. Everyone’s writing about Curiosity’s findings, so I don’t feel the need to add myself to the list. Instead, in celebration of our accomplishments in space, I’m going to show you all the most famous (and impressive – in my opinion) photos taken in or of space.

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Bruce McCandless “Spacewalk” – 1984
Voyager’s “Golden Record” – 1977

(Side note: I will be writing an article on this fascinating subject this week!!)

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Tesla’s test drive in space – 2018
Saturn, taken by European/U.S. aircraft Cassini – 2004
Solar flare taken from Sky Lab – 1973
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First Full Disk ABI Image from GOES-17 – 2018
Bootprint on the Moon. Buzz Aldrin – 1969
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“Bean Descends Intrepid” – 1969

Here is my personal favorite:

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Hubble’s View of Dazzling Globular Star Cluster NGC 6397 – April 2018

I am and always have been captivated by space. Although I know that the first people on Mars will be scientists and very important people, I think I would go up to the Red Planet. I’d go up when I was older, maybe sixty, and that’s how I would want to live out the last years of my life. It sounds alright to me.

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