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  • NASA has released the first HD, 360-degree panorama from the Perseverance rover's mast-mounted cameras. The composite image is the first of many that the rover will take as it unravels the secrets still harbored by the Red Planet.
  • Following the Kickstarter launch of a personal holographic image display, the Looking Glass Factory has announced a new cloud-based service capable of adding depth to any 2D photo to create a 3D holographic image for viewing in its Portrait device.
  • Scientists have captured a close-up view of the ancient alien comet 2l/Borisov, which is currently careening through our solar system before it shoots back out into interstellar space, never to be seen again.
  • Researchers have produced what may very well be the first pieces of art made using non-classical matter. The team has reproduced classic artworks like the Mona Lisa and Starry Night on a “quantum canvas” as small as a human hair, by projecting light onto Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs).
  • NASA has released a somber view of Saturn, created from some of the final images captured by the Cassini spacecraft. An annotated version of the image highlights the region of Saturn’s cloud surface in which Cassini ended its epic mission by diving into the atmosphere of the gas giant.
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    Our brains attempt to identify the true color of an object under changing light conditions is called "color constancy." Cameras don't have this ability, but bees do, and the way they interpret color under varying light conditions could lead to more accurate image-processing.
  • ​​The European Southern Observatory has released a colossal 615 megapixel visible light image of a stunning collection of bright young stars that make up the Messier 18 open cluster. The detailed imagewas captured by the 2.6 m VLT Survey Telescope located at the ESO's Paranal Observatory in Chile.
  • ​The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a stunning image of the full disk of Mars prior to the Red Planet's closest approach to Earth in 11 years. Hubble snapped the Red Planet on May 12, 2016, at a distance of 50 million miles from Earth.
  • ​NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured a stunning, and seemingly impossible view of Saturn's iconic ring system intersecting with a second set of phantom rings.
  • The cosmos came into sharper focus this week with astronomers releasing the highest resolution astronomical image yet. The image of a black hole in a galaxy 900 millions light years away is detailed enough to show the equivalent of a US 50-cent piece on the Moon.
  • High resolution images snapped by NASA's Dawn spacecraft capture four of Ceres' craters in stunning detail. Dawn recently completed transitioning to its third and final mapping orbit, which will see it collect its most detailed images to date from a height of roughly 240 miles above the surface.
  • NASA's New Horizon's spacecraft has returned the most detailed view ever of a region of the dwarf planet Pluto. The image was taken on July 14th by the spacecraft's Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) from less than 9,550 miles (15,400 km) above the planet's surface.