The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has posted exclusive photographs of deep space and stars, including the special hand-out of the first Supernova Companion star that an international team of astronomers observed for the first time.

Other pictures include the images of the Apollo 17 spacecraft; an 8-micron infrared image of Young Stellar grouping in Cygnus X; Mars’ Clasitas Fossae region; the tail of Saturn’s huge northern storm seen from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft; Jupiter and its volcanic moon lo and many more.

NASA recently released the highest resolution near-global topographic map of the moon ever created, which shows the complete surface shape and features.

Here is a compilation of some informative and magnificent images from space, featured in NASA’s image gallery.

First Supernova Companion Star Found

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Claritas Fossae, Mars

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Young Stellar Grouping in Cygnus X

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Saturn's Northern Storm

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Montage

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30 Doradus - the Growing Tarantula Within

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Orion Seen from the Rover

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Expedition 29 Crew Lands

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Apollo 17 Splashdown

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