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Mt. Etna Lava Plume

APOD - 3 hours 59 min ago

Mt. Etna Lava Plume   Mt. Etna Lava Plume


A Split Ion Tail for Comet Lovejoy E4

APOD - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 9:07am

What's happened to Comet Lovejoy? What's happened to Comet Lovejoy?


A White Battle in the Black Sea

APOD - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 9:07am

Trillions have died in the Earth's seas. Trillions have died in the Earth's seas.


The Holographic Principle

APOD - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 9:07am

Is this picture worth a thousand words?  Is this picture worth a thousand words?


Between the Rings

APOD - Sun, 04/23/2017 - 9:07am

Between the Rings Between the Rings


NGC 4302 and NGC 4298

APOD - Sat, 04/22/2017 - 9:07am

NGC 4302 and NGC 4298 NGC 4302 and NGC 4298


Asteroid 2014 JO25

APOD - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 9:07am

A day before its closest approach, asteroid 2014 JO25 A day before its closest approach, asteroid 2014 JO25


The Red Spider Planetary Nebula

APOD - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 9:07am

Oh what a Oh what a


Night Glows

APOD - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 9:07am

What glows in the night? What glows in the night?


Two Million Stars on the Move

APOD - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 9:07am

If you could watch the night sky for one million years -- how would it change? If you could watch the night sky for one million years -- how would it change?


Life Enabling Plumes above Enceladus

APOD - Mon, 04/17/2017 - 9:07am

Life Enabling Plumes above Enceladus  Life Enabling Plumes above Enceladus


Luminous Salar de Uyuni

APOD - Sun, 04/16/2017 - 9:07am

A scene in high contrast this thoughtful night skyscape is A scene in high contrast this thoughtful night skyscape is


Earth Shadow over Damavand

APOD - Sat, 04/15/2017 - 9:07am

Through crystal clear skies this beautiful panorama follows the curve of Through crystal clear skies this beautiful panorama follows the curve of


Hubble sees starbursts in Virgo

Science Daily - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 10:58am
Starburst galaxies contain regions where stars are forming at such a breakneck rate that the galaxy is eating up its gas supply faster than it can be replenished.

Moons and Jupiter

APOD - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 9:07am

On April 10, a Full Moon and Jupiter shared this telephoto field of view. On April 10, a Full Moon and Jupiter shared this telephoto field of view.


New insights into 'ocean worlds' in our solar system

Science Daily - Thu, 04/13/2017 - 2:08pm
Two veteran NASA missions are providing new details about icy, ocean-bearing moons of Jupiter and Saturn, further heightening the scientific interest of these and other "ocean worlds" in our solar system and beyond. Scientists announce that a form of chemical energy that life can feed on appears to exist on Saturn's moon Enceladus, and researchers also report additional evidence of plumes erupting from Jupiter's moon Europa.

Leo Trio

APOD - Thu, 04/13/2017 - 9:07am

This group is popular in the northern spring. This group is popular in the northern spring.


Meet 'DeeDee,' a distant, dim member of our solar system

Science Daily - Wed, 04/12/2017 - 11:57am
Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), astronomers have revealed extraordinary details about a recently discovered far-flung member of our solar system, the planetary body 2014 UZ224, more informally known as DeeDee.

First 'image' of a dark matter web that connects galaxies

Science Daily - Wed, 04/12/2017 - 9:12am
Researchers have been able to capture the first composite image of a dark matter bridge that connects galaxies together.

Man, Dog, Sun

APOD - Wed, 04/12/2017 - 9:07am

This was supposed to be a shot of trees in front of a setting Sun. This was supposed to be a shot of trees in front of a setting Sun.


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