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10 of the most memorable space photos

Dec. 28, 2012, 3:18 p.m.
From top left, Saturn, Nebula SH2-239, Supernova SN 1994D, and the Earth rising over the moon

Photo: Cassini Imaging Team; Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter; NASA/ESA; NASA

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Look up in the sky!

The wonder of the cosmos. The beauty of the heavens. Such phrases come easily to mind when contemplating space, which is such a photogenic place. Looking up at the night sky has inspired humanity for eons, and the first photographs taken of space changed our relationship with the sky forever. Then, the first photos taken from space, both of distant galaxies and of our own planet, revolutionized our understanding of our place in the cosmos. Here are 10 of some of the best space photos selected by a variety of space experts. (Text: SPACE.com)