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Via 80 beats. Each one of those little specks of fluff is an entire galaxy.

Also, don’t miss the first full-color panorama from the Curiosity rover on Mars. And the thing’s HD cameras aren’t even switched on yet!

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Follow Ryan on Twitter @ryanlcooper. Ryan Cooper is a national correspondent at The Week. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, The New Republic, and The Nation.