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A collage of old and new perspectives of Jupiter, Saturn, comets, Pluto, Europa, Mars, the Sun, and deepest space.

A collage of old and new perspectives of Jupiter, Saturn, comets, Pluto, Europa, Mars, the Sun, and deepest space.  When New Horizons reaches Pluto in 2015, we will have the after picture.  Likewise Europa when we launch a mission there.  And Hubble’s Ultra Deepfield image will likely be superseded by even more amazing photos from JWST.

This year marks the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 anniversary.  Pictured here the Saturn V rocket that launched Apollo 11 to the Moon, and cut-out image of Aldrin on the Moon.  (Images credit: NASA)

This year marks the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. Apollo 11 launched July 16, 1969 and landed on the Moon on July 20.  Pictured here the Saturn V rocket that launched Apollo 11 to the Moon and a cut-out image of Aldrin on the Moon. (Images credit: NASA)

A cut-text poem formed from words in Samuel Johnson's "A Dictionary of the English Language" (1818).  The phrase "airy nothing" comes from Shakespeare.  Background figure from an out-of-copyright math and astronomy illustrations text.

A cut-text poem formed from words in Samuel Johnson’s “A Dictionary of the English Language” (1818). The phrase “airy nothing” comes from Shakespeare. Background figure from an out-of-copyright math and astronomy illustrations text.