<p>An Atlas V rocket launches a new tactical satellite into space from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Monday. The satellite should improve communications for U.S. military in the field.</p>

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An Atlas V rocket launches a new tactical satellite into space from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Monday. The satellite should improve communications for U.S. military in the field.

Photo by Michael Deep, Spaceflight Insider

Week's Best Space Pictures: 3 Hurricanes, Saturn's Equinox

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Feed your need for "heavenly" views of the universe every Friday with our picks of the most awe-inspiring space pictures. This week, a stellar nursery gets a close-up, a tactical satellite takes flight, and scientists color-code a Martian plain.

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