Coolest space photos of the week

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On May 27, Space X and NASA attempted to launch astronauts to the International Space Station from the US for the first time since 2011. Unfortunately, the launch was scrubbed due to weather and rescheduled for Saturday, May 30. Read more.

Mars once had a thick atmosphere like Earth’s, and scientists are still trying to figure out what happened to it. Scientists at NASA modeled electric currents in Mars’s atmosphere to help solve the mystery. Read more.

This artist's animation shows galaxy R5519 11 billion light years away, which was likely formed by a violent collision billions of years ago. The finding was reported this week in Nature Astronomy. Read more.

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured a picture of this weird crater. Craters are usually round, but this one might have collapsed in an unusual way to create that straight edge.

NASA’s Hubble Space telescope captured this glittery galaxy KK 246. It’s a dwarf galaxy in a region of relatively empty space known as the “Local Void.”

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