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Astronaut

Categories: Astronomy, Exploration, Geopolitics, Solar System, Space
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3D Astronaut by Bryan Brandenburg
An astronaut is a person who travels into space, or who makes a career of doing so. In the United States, people who travel above an altitude of 80 kilometres (50 miles) are designated as astronauts. Read more

Lunar Rover on the Moon

Categories: Astronomy, Exploration, Solar System
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Lunar Rover on the Moon by Bryan Brandenburg
The Lunar Roving Vehicle or Lunar rover or LRV is a land vehicle for use on the Moon. Read more

International Space Station
The International Space Station (ISS) is a manned research space facility that is being assembled in orbit around the Earth. Read more

Planet Uranus with Moons by Bryan Brandenburg
Uranus has twenty-seven known moons. The first two moons (Titania and Oberon) were discovered by William Herschel on March 13, 1787... Read more

Jupiter and Moons by Bryan Brandenburg
Jupiter has at least 63 moons. The four large moons, known as the "Galilean moons", are Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto. Read more

The Sun by Bryan Brandenburg
The Sun is the star at the center of the Solar System. The Earth and other matter orbit the Sun, which by itself accounts for more than 99% of the solar system's mass. Read more