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Week's Best Space Pictures

Week's Best Space Pictures: Hubble Spots Our Galaxy's Center

The new infrared image—covering some 50 light-years—captures the heart of our Milky Way galaxy in incredible detail.

Feed your need for heavenly views of the universe with our pick of the most awe-inspiring space pictures.

This week, Saturn's rings glow brightly, satellites spot raging fires in Southeast Asia, and astronomers figure out what triggered a supernova that would have been visible from Earth just over a century ago.

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