House pictures: Probably the most wonderful photographs this week!

Satellites caught images of the devastating explosion this week in Beirut, a NASA spacecraft caught Mars’ ”nightglow” and a Japanese spacecraft peered below Venus’ cloud tops. These are just some of the top photos of the week on Space.com.

Beirut explosion was seen from space

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An image from Longjiang 2 of the solar eclipse crossed over South America on July 2, 2019. (Image credit: Planet Labs Inc.)

This view of the destruction caused by an explosion in the port of Beirut was captured by a SkySat satellite operated by San Francisco-based company Planet on Aug. 5. As of the picture’s published date, there were at least 135 known dead people and at least 5,000 wounded. The blast occurred after a fire reached a warehouse containing 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate, an explosive compound often used as a fertilizer, Lebanese authorities have said.

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