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Check Out These Beautiful NASA Photos From Across the Solar System

The Deep Space Network beams back images from space

It’s one of the most mysterious aspects of the universe—what, exactly, is out there? NASA’s Deep Space Network has for decades been helping us get closer to understanding, sending back images from across our solar system. It’s a glimpse into just how vastly different, and how strangely lovely, our neighboring yet still far-off planets are.

Read Next: TIME is following astronaut Scott Kelly’s yearlong mission to the International Space Station in the new series, A Year In Space. Watch the trailer for the series here.

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