This is what it would look like if you were walking on the surface of Venus

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By Thomas Romer in New Photography on Wednesday 6 November 2013

Don P. Mitchell knows about Soviet era space exploration. By combining 30-year-old data sent by the Venera spacecraft and new computing techniques, Mitchell managed to reveal to us the Venusian surface anew. Instead of just looking at some stones and tiny hints at what a Venusian sky might look like, his new projections expand and […]

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29 years of amazing images of Earth from space

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Friday 28 December 2012

The Landsat 5 was the longest-operating Earth observing satellite that orbited our planet over 150,000 times during its 29 years in space. During those 29 years, it captured over 2.5 million images of Earth. Here are some of the beautiful images that the satellite captured during its mission in space.

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New photos of Saturn from NASA’s Cassini orbiter

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Trends on Saturday 9 October 2010

These stunning photos of Saturn were taken by NASA’s Cassini orbiter in My 2007 but have just been released. They were featured in all their colourful glory on the National Geographic blog this week: ‘By assigning different visible colors to the otherwise invisible wavelengths, we see auroras in bright green, sunlight reflected off Saturn’s rings and high-altitude haze in shades of blue’.

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