Even though the space shuttle program is over, and the United States now relies on Russia to get American astronauts to the International Space Station, it doesn't mean that NASA is not still exploring the cosmos.

Here's a fantastic gallery of  images from NASA of the Earth, our solar system and beyond.

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Baffin Island Ice Bridge

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Clouds over India

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Solar Flares

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Sunspots

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The Planet Mercury

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The Planet Saturn

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From the Hubble Telescope

See more astounding NASA images here.