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2015 roundup: Ten awe-inspiring photos from space

Take a look at top ten awe-inspiring photos from space.


2015 roundup: Ten awe-inspiring photos from space

New Delhi: We have been witnessing a series of beautiful pictures from the world of space. These pictures have been shared by the US space agency NASA on its official Instagram page.

Let's take a look at top ten awe-inspiring photos:

Pluto

Pluto

This image is one of the most popular pictures on Instagram with 363,000 likes. It is the most detailed image of Pluto sent to Earth before the moment of closest approach, which was at 7:49 a.m. EDT Tuesday, July 14 - about 7,750 miles above the surface.

Super Blood Moon

Supermoon

With 310,000 likes, this image is the second most popular on Instagram after Pluto. We can see the exotic Super Blood Moon behind the Washington Monument on Sunday, September 27, in Washington, DC.

Cosmic Archaeological Dig

Stars

This image might have dazzled many of you on Instagram with 286,000 likes. It is a small section of Hubble’s view of the dense collection of stars crammed together in the galactic bulge.

Italy from the International Space Station

International Space Station

With 251,000 likes, this image has captivated many of us on Instagram. NASA astronaut Scott Kelly (@stationcdrkelly) has captured this image from the International Space Station and captioned, “ Day 180. Moonlight over Italy. #BuonaNotte Good night from @ISS! #YearInSpace.”

Solar ‘Pumpkin’

Sun

Many followers might have enjoyed this image of the sun on Instagram with 247,000 likes. This photo was posted on Halloween and was captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory in October 2014.

Messier 94 Galaxy

This image of the galaxy Messier 94 is a favorite on Instagram with 234,000 likes. The photo shows the galaxy lying in the small northern constellation of the Hunting Dogs, about 16 million light-years away.

Veil Nebula

Veil Nebula

This image of the expanding remains of a massive star that exploded about 8,000 years ago is the favourite on Instagram with 220,000 likes.

Pluto’s Largest Moon, Charon

Charon

This high-resolution enhanced color view of Pluto's largest moon, Charon grabbed eyeballs with 216,000 likes on Instagram.

Smoke Ring for a Halo

Halo

With 210,000 likes, this image of two stars shining through the center of a ring of cascading dust shined on Instagram with 210,000 likes.

Water on Mars

Mars

This image of new findings from our Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars. It has got 210,000 likes on Instagram.

(Pictures & Source: NASA)

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