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The International Day for Biological Diversity (or World Biodiversity Day) is a United Nations–sanctioned international day for the promotion of biodiversity issues. It is currently held on May 22

The Blue Marble.Original caption: "View of the Earth as seen by the Apollo 17 crew traveling toward the moon. This is the first time the Apollo trajectory made it possible to photograph the south polar ice cap.

To celebrate Voyager's accomplishments and enduring legacy, we've charted some of the spacecraft's biggest moments.

Mapping Voyager 1's Incredible 36-Year Mission Through Space [INFOGRAPHIC]

Voyager 1 spacecraft's biggest moments are shown in this chart covering the last 36 years. Voyager 1 is almost 12 billion miles away now! and moving at miles per hour!Voyager 1 will be the first ever object we've sent outside our solar system.

A photograph of Planet Earth taken on August 7. 2012 by the new Meteostat Second Generation (MSG-3) satellite. WOAH

Earth's magnetic field is singing. This is what it sounds like.

delivers first image The first image of Earth captured by Europe’s latest weather satellite. Acquired on 7 August 2012 by its Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager (SEVIRI).

Kepler-186f ~ The first known Earth-size planet to lie within the habitable zone of a star beyond the Sun.

The first known Earth-size planet to lie within the habitable zone of a star beyond the Sun. Discovered using data from the prolific planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft, the distant world.

Mysterious, Infinite and Magical Cosmos//  There are some things that need to be placed in the hands of the mysteries of the universe. ~Sandra Ingerman

Mysterious, Infinite and Magical Cosmos// There are some things that need to be placed in the hands of the mysteries of the universe.

We got to the moon with a computer less powerful than your cell phone. Humanity is truly incredible.

Space solar system meme - Funny and True! We got to the moon with a computer less powerful than your cell phone!

Call me crazy but... If technology gets to the point where Space Shuttle flights are as common as airplane flights, I will be the first to buy a ticket just to see the Earth from space and experience zero gravity.

If technology gets to the point where Space Shuttle flights are as common as airplane flights, I will be the first to buy a ticket just to see the Earth from space and experience zero gravity.<< this is honestly an amazing idea

Scientists are eager to learn if Europa's huge subsurface ocean harbors alien life.

Europa Report: Jupiter's Icy Moon Explained (Infographic) by Karl Tate, Infographics Artist

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