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Pluto in Enhanced Color

APOD - 8 hours 22 min ago

Pluto in Enhanced Color Pluto in Enhanced Color


M31: The Andromeda Galaxy

APOD - 8 hours 22 min ago

What is the nearest major What is the nearest major


The Seagull Nebula

APOD - 8 hours 22 min ago

A broad expanse of glowing gas and dust presents A broad expanse of glowing gas and dust presents


Puppis A Supernova Remnant

APOD - 8 hours 22 min ago

Puppis A Supernova Remnant Puppis A Supernova Remnant


The Large Cloud of Magellan

APOD - 8 hours 22 min ago

The 16th century Portuguese navigator The 16th century Portuguese navigator


Collinder 399: The Coat Hanger

APOD - 8 hours 22 min ago

Is this coat hanger a star cluster or an asterism?  Is this coat hanger a star cluster or an asterism?


Distant Neutrinos Detected Below Antarctic Ice

APOD - 8 hours 22 min ago

From where do these neutrinos come? From where do these neutrinos come?


Meteors and Milky Way over Mount Ranier

APOD - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 04:42

Despite appearances, the sky is not falling. Despite appearances, the sky is not falling.


Dione, Rings, Shadows, Saturn

APOD - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 01:42

What's happening in this strange juxtaposition of moon and planet? What's happening in this strange juxtaposition of moon and planet?


Giant Cluster Bends Breaks Images

APOD - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 05:42

What are those strange blue objects?  What are those strange blue objects?


Little Planet Curiosity

APOD - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 01:42

A curious robot almost completely straddles this rocky little planet. A curious robot almost completely straddles this rocky little planet.


Astrophysicist find supermassive black holes in quasar nearest Earth

Science Daily - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 15:45
Astrophysicists have found two supermassive black holes in Markarian 231, the nearest quasar to Earth. The discovery of two supermassive black holes -- one larger one and a second, smaller one -- are evidence of a binary black hole and suggests that supermassive black holes assemble their masses through violent mergers.

Interstellar seeds could create oases of life

Science Daily - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 11:16
Astrophysicists now show that if life can travel between the stars (a process called panspermia), it would spread in a characteristic pattern that we could potentially identify.

Discovering dust-obscured active galaxies as they grow

Science Daily - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 08:35
Astronomers have performed an extensive search for Dust Obscured Galaxies (DOGs). The research group discovered 48 DOGs, and has measured how common they are. Since DOGs are thought to harbor a rapidly growing black hole in their centers, these results give us clues for understanding the evolution of galaxies and supermassive black holes.

Sprites from Space

APOD - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 04:42

Sprites from Space Sprites from Space


Twin Jet Nebula: The wings of the butterfly

Science Daily - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:20
The shimmering colours visible in this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image show off the remarkable complexity of the Twin Jet Nebula. The new image highlights the nebula's shells and its knots of expanding gas in striking detail. Two iridescent lobes of material stretch outwards from a central star system. Within these lobes two huge jets of gas are streaming from the star system at speeds in excess of one million kilometers per hour.

Earth's extremes point the way to extraterrestrial life

Science Daily - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:16
Astrobiologists draw upon what is known about Earth's most extreme lifeforms and the environments of Mars and Titan, Saturn's moon, to paint a clearer picture of what life on other planets could be like.

Dying star suffers 'irregular heartbeats'

Science Daily - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 08:21
Some dying stars suffer from ‘irregular heartbeats.' The research confirms rapid brightening events in otherwise normal pulsating white dwarfs, which are stars in the final stage of their life cycles.

M27: Not a Comet

APOD - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 01:42

While hunting for comets in the skies above 18th century France, While hunting for comets in the skies above 18th century France,


How Jupiter was made

Star Stuff - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 21:40
The king of planets may have formed from pebbles. Also; Don't panic! Asteroid won't hit Earth next month, says NASA, and studies narrow down the candidates in the search for dark energy and dark matter.
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