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Hubble Space Telescope image of the Lagoon Nebula
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NASA's Year in Review: 2007

The space agency's Top Ten Exploration and Discovery Stories of 2007.

NASA moved forward in 2007 to explore the solar system, expand our knowledge of Earth and its place in the universe, and continue building the International Space Station. While the space shuttle flew three highly successful missions to continue the station's assembly, construction began on a variety of projects designed to send astronauts to the moon to establish a permanent outpost, where they will prepare for eventual voyages to Mars. Space science missions were launched to Mars and the asteroid belt, while closer to home, Earth science satellites made a number of key discoveries, such as discovering how waterways beneath an Antarctic ice stream affect sea level and the world's largest ice sheet.


CNN

Three space-related news items were among the top ten science and technology stories covered this year by CNN.
shown in chronological order


USA Today

Three space-related news items were among the top ten science stories covered this year by USA Today.


National Geographic

Three space-related stories were among the top ten blockbusters covered this year by the National Geographic Society news service.


Bad Astronomy

Top 10 Astronomy Pictures of 2007

"Astronomy is arguably the most beautiful of the sciences...it's nearly impossible to gaze upon a picture of a galaxy, a moon, a nebula, and not see in it something compellingly artistic. Sometimes it's the color, sometimes the shape, and sometimes it's the knowledge that we can understand the subject of the picture itself. Science doesn't take away from the beauty of nature. It enhances it, multiplies it. There are so many incredible astronomical photographs released every year that picking ten as the most beautiful is a substantial task. But it becomes easier when you consider the science behind the image as well. Does this image tell us more than that one? Was the scientific result drawn from an image surprising, or did it firm up a previously considered hypothesis? Still, there's something to be said for a simple, drop dead gorgeous picture. So here [The BABlogger] presents his Top Ten Astronomy Pictures for 2007."



The New Zealand Herald

Best of Space 2007 (+ photos)


In 2007, Earth's neighbouring planets provided some of the most unforgetable space shots of all time. Relive the year in space in the New Zealand Herald's Best of Space 2007 gallery.




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